February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New BISD PD chief

After the departure in December of Brownsboro Independent School District Resource Officer Scott Mynti, the school district conducted a search with a committee to find a replacement.  Friday, Feb. More...

Random Acts of Kindness

Last Wednesday, I was in a restaurant and had my kids with me, and was trying to carry my tray. It was a little hard with a two year-old and a six year-old. More...

Special Sections

School

BISD UIL winners named

The Brownsboro Independent School District announced its UIL winners. They are listed as follows by school and grade.  Brownsboro Elementary UIL   More...

Sports

Bearettes crush North Lamar in bi-district

Brownsboro traveled to Royse City for their bi-district game against North Lamar. In spite of over an hour delay because the officials were a no show, the Bearettes easily won 52-35. More...

Bears double defense defeats Wildcats

This Rains’ shooter didn’t have a chance as the Bears’ defense set up for a double team during the Valentine’s Day game. (Latisha Calhoun/Statesman Photo)   More...

Bearettes tangle with Lady Buckeyes

Above: Brownsboro’s Ty Warren, Tamaria Manning, and McKenzie Smith try to cut off Gilmer’s Destiny Brooks during the area match between the Bearettes and the Lady Buckeyes. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

A bucket list for gardeners

Recently, someone asked me if I had a ‘bucket list’ - a list of things one wants to do or see before they die, or ‘kick the bucket’. More...

Financial Focus

Use your tax refund wisely

It’s tax time again – which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re going to get a refund this year, how can you use the money to your best advantage?  More...

The Lions Den

Helping Others

Chandler Lions Club has helped God’s Open Hands many times over the years from helping to fill boxes for the needy or with donations. Lion John Camper met with Pat Martin to donate a check from the Lions Club last week. More...

Breaking News - 10:44 AM

Brownsboro, Chandler elections to be cancelled

No opposition, no need for election

While most communities will participate in a May election, the cities of Brownsboro and Chandler will not have too. Why? According to city secretaries from both Chandler and Brownsboro,  the seats that are up for election have no opposition. More...

Murchsion ISD superintendent resigns

Murchison Independent School District has a new ‘old face’ at its helm temporarily as Kim Followwell, principal of the Murchison Middle School, was named as the acting superintendent of schools. More...

Mom by day, firefighter by night

By day, Sabrina Blevins, 39, is an assistant buyer at Cavendar’s. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The Advocate

Not all guilt is bad. God uses appropriate doses of guilt to awaken us to sin! More...

News

Breaking News - 10:44 AM

Brownsboro, Chandler elections to be cancelled

No opposition, no need for election

While most communities will participate in a May election, the cities of Brownsboro and Chandler will not have too. Why? According to city secretaries from both Chandler and Brownsboro,  the seats that are up for election have no opposition. More...

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.  Brownsboro City Council meets the second Thursday of the month at 5pm, at City Hall. More...

Get to know your council

As this has been an active campaign season nationally, much has been made about just who is “running” the cities and counties across the United States. Do you know who your governmental leaders are? More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Remembering The Greatest Show on Earth

When I was boy, I loved stories about the circus, loved seeing the huge paper advertising posters on the side of buildings, loved the unusual and colorful costumes of the performers, the antics of the clowns and the magnificent performing wild animal More...

Something Else

Harry and Bess

This is a story you would want your children and grandchildren to read. They won’t believe this happened, but it did!  More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

The Speaker of the House recently announced member assignments for House committees. Now that both chambers have their organizational processes in place and bills are being referred, we are getting down to business. More...