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‘Take our money’

Businesses supporting Hometown Heroes toy drive

The countdown to Christmas is on and two area businesses are challenging the community to support the Hometown Heroes toy drive by offering to match donations.  Hometown Heroes toy drive has worked to provide Christmas presents to children, from More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

You can’t affect God’s love

The supreme surprise of God’s love? It has nothing to do with you. Others love you because of you, because your dimples dip when you smile or your rhetoric charms when you flirt. Some people love you because of you. Not God. More...

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Police Explorers hold toy drive

The Chandler Police Explorers are conducting a Toy Drive on December 15 from 5-9pm. The Toy Drive will be held in front of the Chandler City Hall. Toys can also be dropped off at the City Hall. The Explorers request that the toys be new and unused. More...

Company offers Thanksgiving food for customers in need

(SUGAR LAND, TX) Families in Henderson County served by Monarch Utilities, a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company, received ready-to-cook food baskets for Thanksgiving this year, as part of the Project Wishbone program launched in 2012 to qualified More...

Repeat felon sentenced to 99 years, life

A one man crime spree beginning in the summer of 2017 ended on Wednesday with the maximum sentence available handed down on eleven different charges  More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Our first Christmas together

Memories from our first Christmas together in 1958, a few months after Ann and I were married are somewhat sparse, but thankfully, they have remained. More...

Something Else

Founder of Little Free Library

The Wisconsin man who founded the Little Free Library book sharing began with a small box of free books in his front yard. It was a non-profit that became an international book-sharing and literacy project. His name was Todd Bol.  More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

As we head into the holiday season and you gather with friends and family, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Here are five things happening around your state this month: Visiting the Permian Basin More...

A unique Christmas wish

Some dream of new toys, others new vehicles but for one Brownsboro graduate her dream this Christmas is for something far more impacting. More...

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Santa Claus made a special stop in Chandler Saturday at the annual Christmas in the Park celebration at Winchester Park. Seven-month-old Shiloh visits Santa for the first time while her sister Maylee thinks up her Christmas wish. More...

Family Fish Day set for Dec. 8

Any given Saturday there are plenty of opportunities for fun at Winchester Park in Chandler.  Last weekend the park was the site of the annual city-wide Christmas celebration while this Saturday the Chandler Sports Association and the Chandler C More...

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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

BEAR NATION NEWS

Brownsboro Elementary

We have had a great week back at BES! Teachers and Staff met in vertical teams this week to make sure we are all aligned in every area! More...

Chandler Elementary

We have had a great week back from Thanksgiving break. More...

Brownsboro Intermediate

We have had a busy week at the BIS Book Fair. The library was able to raise some much needed and appreciated funds to invest on upgraded technology and reading materials in the library, by putting books into the hands of our students and community. More...

Sports

Bearettes win Bronze Bracket Championship in Athens Tournament

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Great East Texas Shootout December 6-8, 2018 • Brownsboro

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BJHS Girls take 1st Place

Brownsboro Jr. High Girls basketball CHAMPS 1st place in the basketball tournament Nov.30- Dec.1st Brownsboro vs Chapel Hill1st quarter 21-02nd 17-03rd 4-04th 5-0FINAL=47-0 Brownsboro vs Van1st quarter 6-42nd 8-83rd 10-44th 15-6FINAL=39-22 More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

All those Christmases…

It’s Christmas time again here at the farmhouse. We have our own traditions in this family, established over the years (four of them!). More...

Master Gardener

Got leaves? Make leaf mold.

“All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey,” sang The Mamas & The Papas. For the gardener, that means it is time to make leaf mold. I think leaf mold would be more popular it it were called something else. More...

Financial Focus

Three factors to consider when making charitable gifts

The holiday season is here, which means gift-giving is probably on your mind. In addition to making gifts to your family and friends, you also may be interested in contributing to charitable organizations. More...