September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Burn ban lifted

Rain has become a common sight in Henderson County over the last couple of weeks helping soak a county that was in desperate need. As a result of the wetter conditions, the Henderson County Commissioners Court lifted the burn ban during their Sept. More...

Chandler continues sales tax rise

After a slow start early in the year Chandler continues its upward swing in sales tax allocations. More...

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Women’s Fund to host forum on brain health

(Tyler) - The Women’s Fund of Smith County (Women’s Fund) will address the critical importance of brain development for all ages and a lifetime of learning during a community forum titled “Explore Your Brain…on Motion, on Mus More...

Students receive internship

Ford Motor Company has selected two Brownsboro High School students, Sam Reed and Christian Featherston into the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (A.C.E.) program. More...

Brownsboro ISD receives perfect score on financial rating measure

Brownsboro Independent School District received a score of 100 out of a possible 100 points in the 2017-2018 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). FIRST ratings are given to each district by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nellie Ruth Hudnall

Services for Nellie Ruth Hudnall, 84, of Brownsboro were scheduled for 2pm September 12, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownsboro with Bro. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Early Chandler newspapers

The first newspaper in Chandler was The Chandler Times, edited by D.F. Hamilton. It is believed that the paper was established in 1912 since a 1915 issue of the Times had a Vol. IV in its masthead. More...

Something Else

Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair

Last week we heard of an earthquake near Timpson, Texas (Shelby Eounty), and now exactly a week later, another earthquake. What’s happening? Well, the earthquake experts are not really sure what caused the quakes, but are investigating. More...

The search to replace Taylor

The search is on for the next Chandler City Administrator as city officials have placed advertisements for the position on the Texas Municipal League’s website. More...

Line repair getting closer for Sportsman’s Paradise

The City of Chandler is getting closer to repairing water lines in Sportsman’s Paradise near Lake Palestine.  As part of the Sept. More...

Seeking a better electric rate

Chandler joins Texas Coalition for Affordable Power

During budget season the Chandler City Council meets a lot, so when they can clear out of city hall after less than an hour, that is a nice accomplishment. Council held its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 11 with just six items on the agenda. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

A word for the dark nights of the soul

Self-help manuals might get you through a bad mood or a tough patch. But what about an abusive childhood or years of chronic pain? Does God have a word for the dark nights of the soul? He does. 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

BISD Bear Tracks

BHS to create new commemorative walkway

Brownsboro High School is selling personalized brick pavers to help support the Bear Academy Scholarship Fund. More...

September Staff Members of the Month

BES: Lynetta Bragdon (2nd grade teacher)   Mrs. Bragdon is a true team member! She has gone above and beyond to help out her team as we have started a new year. She is positive and encouraging to her students as well as the staff at BES! More...

UIL academic competition at Mabank

UIL academic competition at Mabank   Brownsboro High School students brought home 21 medals in first UIL Academic competition of the year. The competition was held Saturday, September 15th in Mabank. More...

Sports

Bears defeated by Sunnyvale

A weather delay, an exhead coach, and a sea of Blue and Gold made Friday Night Football quite interesting in Brownsboro America. Coach John Settle brought in a very talented Sunnyvale Raider team into Bear Stadium. More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

One body per acre

When I became a parent something over four years ago, I thought I knew most of what I needed about “relating to teenage boys,” because I was the “cool uncle” to my brother and sister’s kids for 10 years, I spent two year More...

Master Gardener

A hummingbird’s delight

Hummingbirds are the garden’s jewels. Shimmering with an emerald coat, the rubythroated hummingbird is a delightful visitor to most gardeners in East Texas. However, they demand a constant food supply to meet their energy needs. More...

Financial Focus

Women business owners: Don’t forget about your retirement plan

American Business Women’s Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. More...