December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Explorers induct two new members

Chandler Police Explorers welcomed two new members during their Dec. 2 meeting. Jace Thomas and Jerry Satterfield are now official Explorers and were awarded with badge and uniform during the promotion ceremony. More...

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Brownsboro and Chandler see increase in monthly sales tax rebates

According to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, state sales tax revenue in November was $2.66 billion – up 10.7 percent compared to November 2013. More...

Arrests made in burglary east of Lake Palestine

A former Brownsboro High School student was arrested December 9 for burglarizing a residence east of Lake Palestine near Bullard.Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith reports that on November 26 a burglary occurred in the 11000 block of CR 152 West, locat More...

Don't Spray the Firewood

Agriview

November is ushering the colder, wetter days that precede the onset of winter. Many homeowners with fireplaces have already enjoyed.. More...

Sports

Basketball Roundup

Bear and Bearette basketball season continues with teams competing in tournaments last weekend, with more on the way. Varsity Bears traveled to Van to compete in the DQ Van Invitational Dec. 4-6. They ended with a fifth place win. More...

BISD honors Milligan for state accomplishments

Brownsboro High School senior Cameron Milligan was honored during the December school board meeting for his accomplishments in cross country this year. More...

Brownsboro man busted with pounds of meth

Jamie “Hollywood” Meador, 29, of Brownsboro, was parked on the side of FM 315 near the FM 317 intersection with his vehicle's hazard lights flashing December 1 around 9:20 p.m. More...

Homeowner shoots intruder

Tyler Police Officers responded to a home in Tyler the morning of December 8 on report of a residential burglary. The homeowner reportedly shot the suspect. More...

School

Ballard replaces McCallie at BIS

The mid-year transition of any campus principal position can be challenging. However, BISD is blessed to have a capable and skilled leader in... More...

BES Best Bears

BES Best Bears for the week of December 1–5 are PKAM – Krystyn Harmon, PKPM – Lupe Velazquez, KA – Aly Ozuna, KB – Karli Chastant, KC – Piper Wangler, KD – J More...

A Kappa Pi Christmas - Monthly Newsletter

Kappa Pi Chapter members attended the Tyler Music Coterie Christmas Concert on December 4 at Marvin United Methodist Church chapel in Tyler. More...

Obituaries

SAMMY LEE BATES

Services for Sammy Lee Bates, 10, of Bee Branch, were held December 6 at Clinton Funeral Service Chapel. Bates passed away December 1, 2014. More...

JIMMY E. “WOODIE” WOODSON

Services for Jimmy E. “Woodie” Woodson, of Chandler, were held December 6, 2014 at Carpenters Cross Baptist Church. Internment followed in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

1915 Newspaper Advertisers in Chandler

The number of newspaper ads that are being published in newspapers during this holiday season awes me. I noticed that they get right to the point in getting their message communicated. More...

Echo Springs and Triangle Store

TRY TO MISS THE BOB WIRE

I was talking to Kenny Vines last week at his house on Old Seagoville Road about the little spring in the back of his property. More...

Squirrel Stew

SOMETHING ELSE

My mother had ten siblings, and one of her younger brothers was named Ellis. The family started calling him "Dude" because he was concerned with his appearance and always tried to look nice. Eventually he became "Dude" to everyone. More...