ARLINGTON — The Tyler Morning Telegraph’s Brandon Ogden was honored as Texas Girls Coaches Association Sports Writer of the Year by  the TGCA on Monday at the Arlington Hilton Hotel.

Ogden, who has covered sports in the East Texas for the last 20 years in Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Longview and now Tyler, was named the Division I Sports Writer of the Year for his coverage of girls athletics.

The Stephen F. Austin State University graduate and his wife, Elizabeth, have a 1-year-old son, Nolan.

Cole McNanna, of the Sealy News, is the Division II honoree.

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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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