The "H" Association
The "H" Association was organized in 1933 by Coach Ben Pannell, who was Hallsville's first actual coach and served from 1927-1938. Coach Pannell was a great athlete at Pineland High School and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches prior to coming to Hallsville. It was said that he turned down a professional baseball career in order to serve and coach in Hallsville.
Membership in The "H" Association includes lettering in a sport as a Hallsville High School Bobcat. Coach Pannell established The "H" Association Hall of Fame in 1963.