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GLPC looking for a few good board members

The Greater Lake Palestine Council has reached a crisis only its members can solve. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

Lucille Brown Steed

Services for Mrs. Lucille Brown Steed, 88, Chandler, were held Friday, June 29, 2007 at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home chapel, with Bro. Bob Sexton officiating. More...

Geraldine Williams

Services for Geraldine P. Williams, Frisco, formerly of Lake Palestine, were held Saturday at West Lake Baptist Church of Chandler. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tyler, under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Ward Jackson

Funeral services for Ward Jackson, 72, of Gladewater, were held Wednesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home chapel in Athens with Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Jackson passed away June 23, 2007 in Tyler. More...

Writer's Corner

Writers' Corner

If you have a poem, song lyrics or a short story and you would like to share it with the readers of The Statesman now is your chance. Email or mail us your submission and look for it in an upcoming issue of The Statesman. More...

Historical

ALL THINGS HISTORICAL A LOOK AT EAST TEXAS HISTORY

Haden Edwards

Haden Edwards helped influence the Anglo settlement of East Texas almost as much as Stephen F. Austin, but the state capitol and a couple of universities are not named for him. Here's why. More...

Nature's Beauty

AFTER THE STORM -- East Texas has experienced a deluge of rainfall since the beginning of the year with no sign of letting up. More...

McFarlin turns himself in, victim remains hospitalized

The 19-year-old accused of stabbing a 16-year-old June 24 has turned himself in to authorities. Michael Andrew McFarlin, of Chandler, has been arrested on charges stemming from the stabbing incident that left a 16-year-old in a Tyler hospital. More...

Murchison family home destroyed by fire

A Murchison family watched their deceased father's home go up in smoke last Wednesday afternoon as firefighters from Murchison, Brownsboro, Athens, and Baxter volunteer fire departments fought to contain the flames. More...

News

Juneteenth discussed as Historical Commission meets

The Van Zandt County Historical Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 19, dedicating the meeting to the historic "Juneteenth." Commission chairman Dr. More...

Chandler Lions Club installs new officers

The Chandler Lions Club's 2007/2008 officers were installed on June 28 during a dinner at Traditions Restaurant in Tyler. The Stars of Texas Entertainment Group provided music for the evening. More...

The Fourth of July

"To conquer fear, one must first conquer oneself." --John Adams When Benjamin Franklin emerged from the forum in which he had just signed the Declaration of Independence (DOI), he was asked by a citizen, "What have you given us, Mr. More...

Sports

CBACC duffers raise scholarship money

Echo Creek - Graduating 2008 BHS seniors will be on the receiving end of college assistance due to the efforts of the Chandler-Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and area golfers. More...

More golf news...

Beverly Stafford nailed a hole in one at the Echo Creek Golf Course on June 21. The shot was witnessed by Don Shirley and Bill Stafford. She used a 6-iron on the 7th hole, a 93 yard shot. More...

Senior Midget Champs

FIRST PLACE-- The Chandler BMC Titians claimed first place in the Senior Midget (9 & 10 year old) division with an overall record of 10-1. They will now head to the district tournament in Bullard the week of July 9. More...