December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New DA is from Chandler

With Mark Hall, Henderson County’s newly elected district attorney, what you see is what you get. He is a firm believer in treating everyone the same and being fair.  More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Open Man Holes

It happens in an instant. One minute you’re walking and whistling, the next you’re wide-eyed and falling. Satan yanks back the manhole cover, and an innocent afternoon stroll becomes a horror story. Such is the pattern of sudden sin. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Verna Callaway

Services for Verna Callaway, 95, of Brownsboro, are scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church of Chandler with Rev. Bryan Harkness officiating. More...

Tour of Homes

Michael and Sheila Grace

This is the newly built home of Michael and Sheila Grace and family.  More...

Sports

Bearettes finish strong at Mt. Vernon Tourney

Two weeks ago, the Brownsboro Bearettes’ girls’ basketball team headed to Mt. Vernon to participate in a tournament to help with game situation experience. They beat Harmony 52-23 and New Boston 48-27, but lost 58-49 to Mt. More...

Athens dribbles past Bears

Monday’s marathon of Brownsboro Bears basketball was tainted with the blues as two of the Brownsboro High School boys’ teams were defeated by Athens High School boys.  More...

Freshmen take Athens

The freshmen from Athens came to play last Monday against the Brownsboro High School Bears – but the Bears sent them home packing. (Travis Tapley/Statesman Photos)   More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Beneficial bugs in your garden

Gardeners rejoice when they see ladybugs in their garden. That is because ladybugs are beneficial predators, having a voracious appetite for aphids. It is estimated that one single ladybug can eat 5,000 aphids in its lifetime. More...

Financial Focus

Everyone benefits when you make charitable gifts

Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. More...

Christmas in Park postponed

Anticipation of cold, dreary weather postpones holiday celebration More...

Confessions of Santa Claus

Children filled the Chandler Museum and Visitors’ Center as early as 9am Saturday in anticipation for the arrival of Santa Claus. A Christmas breakfast was served to satisfy butterflies in tummies while they waited to see Santa pull up. More...

Burglary suspect escapes police car

An officer with the Chandler Police Department stopped a burglary in progress at Pop’s Storage Buildings Nov. 26.  More...

Christmas in the Park

Winchester Park will be the place to be in Chandler Dec. 3 with Christmas in the Park and the Grinch Glo Run. (See Calendar for more information.) Weather reports say that rain is possible. More...

News

Community News

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

Stillwater Farm celebrates opening

It has been a project that many have anticipated for more than a year. On Dec. 2-3, 109 W. Main St. in Chandler will be rocking in the holiday spirit a little early as Stillwater Farm Market celebrates its opening. More...

Local vineyard honored

White Fox Vineyard in Murchison is proud. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Stuart General Merchandise Brownsboro

Both my mother’s maternal and fraternal families were in retail general merchandise business in Chandler and Brownsboro. The Ellis brothers, her uncles, owned Ellis and Ellis General Merchandise in Chandler. More...

Something Else

How the Smurfs came to America

“Pass the salt” is a rather simple sentence. Even in other languages it is similarly simple. More...

My five cents…

A monthly column from Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

Christmas has been a favorite holiday of mine since I was a young boy. Of course, I was lucky to grow up in a toy factory where my father, Talley Nichols, manufactured toy cap guns. More...