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Brownsboro Car show registration open

The Gold Rush is coming! The first Gold Rush Car Show is set for Saturday, September 15 in the parking lot of Brownsboro High School. This "Show and Shine" event is open to any make, model or year vehicle. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Redin Burt, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Redin Burt, Jr., 85, of Chandler, were held Thursday, July 26 at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas. Rev. Tom Bragdon officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Garry Stroman

Services for Garry L. "Pop" "Chief" Stroman, 67, Chandler were held Tuesday at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Cary Ponder officiating. Burial was in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Stroman died July 28, 2007 at his residence. More...

Sports

Varsity Bears

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Settle honored at SFA Outstanding Coaches luncheon

Thirteen Stephen F. Austin State University alumni were honored at the 29th annual Outstanding Coaches luncheon sponsored by the SFA Alumni Association. More...

Area golf news:

Volentine continues hot streak

With just a few meets left on the Ark-La-Tex Junior Golf tour Trey Volentine continues to dominate the competition. Volentine won the first six straight meets he competed in this summer before finishing one shot behind on July 16 at Woodhollow. More...

Historical

Gaceta de Tejas

Readers of the Dallas Morning News, Tyler Telegraph, Gilmer Mirror, Jefferson Jimplecute and every other newspaper in Texas may not know about the journalistic ancestor they share. More...

`Amnesty Month'

Chandler PD urges those with warrants to come pay; stay out of jail

Come on in, all of you who are tired of hiding from your misdemeanor warrants. The Chandler Police Department announces that they will conduct amnesty month August 1-31. More...

The Reagans reflect on the early days

They met at a Memorial Day Carnival in Edom; the Chandler girl and the Brownsboro boy. Around these parts, folks know him as the man who was Henderson County Judge for twenty years. She is known for the sweetness of her personality. More...

Passing the Gavel

Mark Alan Calhoon sworn-in as State District Judge

PALESTINE - East Texas attorney Mark Alan Calhoon was sworn-in as State District Judge, 3rd Judicial District, on Friday, July 6, in the Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine. Calhoon's father, Senior State District Judge Jerry L. More...

News

From the... Editor's Desk

Who are your heroes?

Hero: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, one that shows great courage -Merriam Webster Online Dictionary. From childhood we all develop our own sense of what a hero is, and what they mean to our lives. More...

Keeping our promises to America's heroes

Abraham Lincoln best described our everlasting commitment to our soldiers when, on behalf of a grateful nation, he pledged, "to care for him who shall have borne the battle." Today, caring for the health of those who have fought to defend freedom c More...

Texas economy: Opportunity and optimism

Texas was settled by men and women seeking a new life and a chance to own property and be successful. It is reassuring, in a time of rapid change everywhere, that at least one factor remains constant-Texas is still the land of economic opportunity. 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...

Letters

Dear Editor:

I heard a shocking statistic a few weeks ago about how the Texas budget has changed over the last few years. In January, lawmakers went to Austin with an extra $14 Billion of our money -- an historic surplus. More...

Dear Editor,

I am a local ag producer in Henderson County and am writing in support of U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling. Congressman Hensarling's vote against the farm bill was a vote to protect the future of the East Texas agriculture community. More...