February 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

New retail businesses set for Chandler

Consumers looking for a deal will not have to make the drive into Tyler as a unique business has opened in downtown Chandler.  Sorta Seconds opened Tuesday, Feb. 12 and features a wide assortment of retail items.  More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The Power of Forgiveness

Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.” Because Jesus has forgiven us, we can forgive others. Because he lives in us, you and I can do the same. More...

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News

Haire wins at Ft. Worth Stock Show

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CASA announces campaign

(Athens) - CASA of Trinity Valley invites East Texans to help celebrate a new milestone for the nonprofit: 25 years of advocating for abused and neglected children.  “Our first volunteers were trained in fall 1994,” executive directo More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jammie Layne Cagle

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jammie Layne Cagle, 32, of Chandler is scheduled for 2 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at West Lake Baptist Church, Chandler .  Jammie passed away February 6, 2019 in Chandler.  He was born Septembe More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Valentine’s Day back when

During the 1940s, the period from New Year’s Day to Easter was dull at school, and some of the teachers even referred to it as “winter’s doldrums months.” This period gave us very few breaks in our classroom routine.  More...

Something Else

First female mayor

The setting of this story is in Burnet County, Texas at Marble Falls. More...

Weekly Update

State Representative House District 4

Cedar Creek Lake Area Day   Was a great experience announcing House Resolution 174 Monday officially declaring February 4, 2019 as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the Texas State Capitol. More...

Chamber hosts annual awards banquet

Boots and Bling were on full display Thursday, Feb. More...

Sickness hits area, impacts BISD

Brownsboro Independent School District canceled school and many schoolrelated activities Monday after more than 475 teachers and students missed school Friday with flu-related illnesses. More...

Equipped to protect and serve

Chandler’s finest – the men and women of the Chandler Police Department – are now equipped as one of the finest departments in the county after city council approved various upgrades towards the end of 2018.  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

BEAR NATION NEWS

Brownsboro Elementary

This week we are focusing on our awesome BES 2nd graders. More...

Band UIL Solo and Ensemble

Friday, February 8, the High School Band traveled to Lindale High School to compete in the UIL Region 21 Solo and Ensemble contest. More...

Chandler Elementary

We have several things to celebrate this week. First, Mrs. Beckit Johnson was voted as our February employee of the month. Mrs. Johnson works with our Head Start students and is loved by all. More...

Sports

Bearettes 44-36 Over Quinlan Ford

The bi-district girls basketball game between the Bearettes of Brownsboro and the Lady Panthers of Quinlan Ford was a barnburner. The Bearettes squeaked out a 44-36 win. More...

Photos

Below left: Ty McKenzie fights for the lose ball in the game against Mabank Feb. 5. (Travis Tapley photo) More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Brownsboro Powerlifting  The Brownsboro Powerlifting team competed this past Saturday, Feb. 9 at Van. Here are the results from that meet:  Girls   More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my Friends

At the King’s Ranch

If you’ve never played catch with a 12-year-old boy, you’re missing a spectacular experience. More...

Master Gardener

Square foot gardening presentation offered

Master Gardener Susan Skommesa will present “Square Foot Gardening” on Tuesday, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, Texas. More...

Financial Focus

Financial Gifts for Valentines…of All Ages

Valentine’s Day is here. This year, consider going beyond the flowers and chocolates and think about providing financial-related gifts to your loved ones of all generations.   Here are some gift possibilities to consider:  More...