June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic stop reveals drugs

Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said today two Deputies stopped a Flint woman Sunday night and discovered a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine she attempted to hide in their patrol vehicle. More...

We’ve got a new home!

As of July 1, 2017, The Chandler Brownsboro Statesman will have a new home. We’re moving the office a short distance to 300 2nd Street in Chandler. Hopefully, this will make access easier for everyone and it will give us so much more space! More...

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News

Locals involved in gator wrestling

A video showing several men attempting to lasso a 10-foot alligator near Hawkins is going viral across the internet.  While the feat in itself is newsworthy, what makes it especially interesting is the fact that at least two of the men involved More...

Cavender’s supports Special Olympics Texas athletes

AUSTIN – Throughout the month of July, Cavender’s will sell paper torches at each of its 51 Texas stores to symbolize its support for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. More...

ETMC Cancer Institute in Athens unveils new linear accelerator

The ETMC Cancer Institute in Athens unveiled this week new state-of-the-art radiation technology, the Elekta Infinity linear accelerator, to treat cancer patients.  More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

The Spit and Whittle Bench

When I was growing up in the 1940s, the men who sat on the spit and whittle bench in downtown Chandler shared a great deal of gossip, old stories and occasionally some wisdom. More...

Something Else

Old farmers advice

I’ve been around farmers most of my life and noticed that they could give some pretty good advice, such as:   More...

Genealogy center opens in Athens

As Family History Center consultant Michelle Bailey spends her evening typing away at her computer creating brochures and answering emails for the center’s open house event while reading up on her own family’s history, excitement pulsed t More...

Commissioners Court discuss needs of Chandler

Members of the Commissioners Court met on Tuesday, June 27 to discuss the needs of the Henderson County residents.  During the meeting, commissioner Chuck McHam requested the opportunity to transfer a 2011 Chevy Tahoe from the Sheriff’s of More...

Clarification

In the June 22 issue of The Statesman, the “Chandler approved alcohol in parks” story was incorrectly reported. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Keep waiting — God is at work

I’m convinced the Sabbath was created for frantic souls like me, people who need a weekly reminder that the world will not stop if I do. 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.  Brownsboro City Council meets the second Thursday of the month at 5pm, at City Hall. More...

School

Daniel retires after 38 years

Linda Daniel retires from Trinity Valley Community College after 38 years of service. Linda’s friends are invited to join us at a reception honoring her this Thursday, June 29, 10 a.m.-12 noon in the TVCC Cafeteria conference room. More...

TVCC/Eustace ISD Partner for Welding Program Grant

The Eustace Independent School District has been awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to establish a welding program at Eustace High School. More...

TVCC Awards $30k in Dual Pathways Scholarships

Trinity Valley Community College has awarded $30,000 in Murchison Foundation Dual Pathway scholarships to 100 students from 17 service area high schools and home schools for the fall 2017 semester. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Plant of the month: Coneflowers

Coneflowers have been named the Plant of the Month at the Henderson County Master Garden Association’s (HCMGA) Dream Garden located inside the East Texas Arboretum. More...

Financial Focus

Declare your financial Independence Day

We’re getting close to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country. The U.S. constitution grants us many of these liberties, but we have to earn others – such as our financial freedom. More...

The Lions Den

Lions unite in 1930

The great depression of the 1930s touched everyone young, old, rich and poor. People didn’t have work, so people were hungry and homeless. Many families lived on the streets and in camp sites on the side of the road. More...