October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Johnston seeks re-election

The new man on the job in the City of Chandler is one of the longest tenured members of the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees and Wes Johnston seeks to keep it that way.  More...

From the court to the board room

For more than 30 years Fred Griffin roamed the sidelines in Brownsboro Independent School District – mainly along the high school basketball court where he achieved hall-of-fame status.  Now the 66-year-old retired ball coach is making a r More...

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ETC makes donation to Wounded Warriors

Ooops! Last we we mistakenly identified the wrong group with this photo. Our apologies. The East Texas Cruisers met to present a check to the Wounded Warriors for over $8,000. The funds were raised at the annual car show in Winchester Park. More...

Free Live Webinar Genealogical Presentations

(Tyler) - In celebration of October as Family History Month, East Texas Genealogical Society and Smith County Historical Society join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) for a collaborative event on October 19, 2018, from 10am–8:30pm. More...

Brownsboro Yard of the Month

The recipients of The Friends and Flowers Garden Club of Brownsboro “Yard of the Month” for October are Tom and Debbie Ingram who live at 11899 W. Lake Dr. (Echo Lake). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tyler Glenn Nix

Tyler Glenn Nix of Murchison passed away to his heavenly home on October 12, 2018 in Tyler, Texas. More...

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Chandler Yesteryear

Chandler depot agents

James (Jim) Reginald Hicks, perhaps Chandler’s first railroad depot agent, was born in 1869 at Chatfield, Texas. He started his career as an apprentice and messenger boy with the Western Union Telegraph Co. More...

Something Else

“His eye is on the sparrow”

I’ve heard this song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” many, many times, but it never affected me like it did when the choir at my church sang it recently, with such a beautiful arrangement. More...

Early voting begins Monday

To say this is an important election season would be an understatement. Yes, all election days are important, but across eastern Henderson County there are several measures to be decided upon by Nov. More...

Brownsboro road construction underway

Road construction is well underway in Brownsboro as the city embarks on $2 million worth of improvements over the next few years.  First up was Stuart Street beginning on the section just south of Saylors Street.  Project engineer Corey Fre More...

Essary seeks another term

A Brownsboro Independent School District school board member steps into a bit of unchartered territory as he looks to maintain his seat come Nov. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

We need a good shepherd

Sheep aren’t smart. They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown.  More...

Community News - Free Access

Community News

AREA HAPPENINGS Monthly Events Brownsboro ISD School Board meets the second Monday of the month 6pm in the Administration Building. For more info call 903-852-3701. More...

School

BEAR NATION NEWS

BJHS lead custodian nominated for prestigious award

The Sterling National Financial Group announced Donny Cumby Sr., lead custodian at Brownsboro Junior High, has been nominated for its Sterling Shining Star award.  The Sterling National Financial Group awards educators based on their ability to More...

Bandsmen of the Week

Bandsmen of the week for the October 5 game vs. Center were senior Percussionist Zoe McGhee and freshman clarinet Mekhayia Moore. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Brownsboro High School

In preparation for the future, Counselors guided students through four year plans. More...

Sports

Bears pluck the Eagles

The Brownsboro Bears and Canton Eagles butted heads in the opening game of district. The Bears took a major step to their aspirations of playoff football with a 62-41 victory. More...

Brownsboro Cross Country

2018 BHS Cross Country Regional Qualifiers — Junior Laura Escamilla, Junior Michael Torres and Freshman Abby Morris qualified in the District meet in Canton last week and will run in the Regional Meet in Grand Prairie Monday Oct 22. More...

Bearette Chatter

This year for the Volleyball team has been one rollercoaster ride. They started off very strong and were extremely consistent throughout August. More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

Burnin’ down the house

I thought I was doing the neighborhood a favor by burning the 12 bags of garbage my neighbors left when they abandoned their double-wide. In hindsight… well, mistakes were made.  More...

Master Gardener

Why Sweet Flag is sweet

With all the rain we have been receiving lately, it is nice to find plants that thrive in moist conditions. Sweet flag (Acorus) is one such plant. More...