FROM STAFF REPORTS

The 50th Texas State Open gets underway today, and fans will be allowed to attend free of charge, Matt Cohen, General Manager of The Cascades Golf & Country Club, said.

The $120,000 tournament gets underway today with morning tee times from 7:30-9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 and in the afternoon from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

The tournament is presented by Joyce Crane and Veritex Bank. The Cascades is located at 4511 Briarwood Drive in Tyler (75709).