E-T Staff Report For the last 25 years, the first full weekend of December has been blacked out for area basketball fans.

There will no difference next week, as the 26th annual Cross Timbers Classic, featuring several local teams and some from afar.

Stephenville, Gorman, Lipan, Santo and Glen Rose will all participate in the Classic, which will make use of gyms at both Stephenville ISD and Tarleton State University.

The tournament runs from Dec. 6-8, and is presented by the Stephenville Lions Club.