December 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

A nostalgic Christmas feel

Weaving across the tracks, whistling loudly as it passes various cottages and Christmas displays is a 1961 replica of the Missouri Pacific Screaming Eagle locomotive that once was a holiday gift for 6-year-old Patrick Bahr. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Questions for Mary

A friend of mine asked her students to make a list of questions, they would like to ask Mary. More...

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Important holiday safety tips

The Christmas season is joyous for many, but when thieves strike it quickly dampens the holiday spirit.  Thieves don’t take a break and they are quick to jump on a stray package placed on the front porch, regardless of whom it was intended More...

Upgrade at the park

The Brownsboro City Park received a fresh upgrade last Thursday as new mulch was spread across the playground area. Money for the improvement comes from a $1 fee placed on citizens’ water bills. (Courtesy Photo)   More...

Multi-Disciplinary Team Member of the Year, Investigator Jerry Corder

(Athens) Jerry Corder, Investigator with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office received the Child Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Team Member of the year Award for 2018 on Tuesday, November 29, 2018, during a team meeting at Maggie’s H More...

Sports

GETSO

Look for scores and other info in next week’s Statesman.   More...

Bears JV take on Arp Tigers

Lane Epperson drives to the basket in JV action against Arp last Tuesday night. Bears won 49-13. (Travis Tapley photo) More...

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Writer's Corner

Thank you, my Friends

God loves you like…

I have a mission in life, and that mission is to convey a message. The message is nothing new, and on the surface it seems very simple. In fact, it is simple – but it’s so profound that I will never exhaust its depths. More...

Master Gardener

How do invasive species affect you?

Master Gardener Peter Cole will present “How Invasive Species Affect You” on Tuesday, December 18, 5:30pm at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. More...

FRIENDS & FLOWERS GARDEN CLUB NEWS

On Wednesday, December 5 the Friends and Flowers Garden Club had their monthly meeting and Christmas Luncheon at the home of Sue Potter who lives at “Safari Waters” between Athens and LaRue. More...

Explorers set for annual toy drive

As shoppers race to retailers this holiday season there is one extra gift that needs to be added to the list. More...

Shooting south of Chandler

(Athens) – Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse is investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl and the shooting of her father as a homicide after they were found Monday with gunshot wounds to the head.  “At this stage, conclusi More...

Lyons impressed by Chandler

The city with a heart is living up to its motto while one of its newest businessmen is eager to continue the tradition of being in a welcoming community.  Edward Jones financial advisor Daniel Lyons opens his business Saturday to invite guests i More...

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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.   More...

School

BEAR NATION NEWS

More news from the Brownsboro ISD will be in the December 20 edition of The Statesman.   More...

Letters to Santa 1

A note from Santa Claus – WOW! I received so many letters from all the children through third grade in Chandler, Brownsboro, and Murchison. All the letters have been filed away by our elves at the North Pole and put into my computer. More...

Letters to Santa 2

Dear Santa, I love teddy bears can you get me more because I am getting a roon I wote it to be a bear room my daddy gote me a big wone I well pote it on my bad I well love wote you geve me as a teddy bears so much. Faith H.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tony Terrell

Graveside services for Tony Steve Terrell, 81, of Wills Point, were scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2pm at Chandler Memorial Cemetery.  Mr. Terrell passed away December 7, 2018 in Wills Point. More...

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Chandler Yesteryear

Our aluminum Christmas tree

Aluminum Christmas trees became popular in the United States in 1958, the year Ann and I got married, and remained popular until the mid 1960s. As the name suggests, the tree was made of aluminum featuring foil needles. More...

Something Else

Why barns are painted red

Painting your house is a great way to protect it from the elements. More...