August 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rep. Brown visits Chandler

State Representative Betty Brown admits this has been one of her most troublesome sessions in the House of Representatives so far, but the 68- year-old state representative believes significant progress was made. More...

MDA Benefit Rodeo coming to Athens

What once began as a small weekend production to benefit the MDA, the annual Benefit Rodeo has grown in size to provide a week's worth of entertainment. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruby Bishop

Mrs. Ruby Bishop, 72, of Brownsboro passed away August 2, 2007 in Chandler. Services were held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2007 at Rock Hill Baptist Church, Brownsboro, with Bro. Tommy Weems officiating. More...

Gloria Hart Hines Melton

Services for Mrs. Gloria Hart Hines Melton, 56, Chandler were held Saturday at West Lake Baptist Church, Chandler, with Rev. Eric Peyton and Rev. Robert Wheat officiating. More...

Elbert Ray Thorn

Services for Mr. Elbert Ray Thorn, 82, of Chandler, were held Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., at West Lake Baptist Church in Chandler, with Rev. Eric Peyton and Rev. Robert Wheat officiating. Burial was in Dallas/Ft. More...

Letters

Secrets in Chandler?

To the Editor, I have attended every City Council meeting but maybe four for the past ten years, as I like to know what Chandler has in store for the folks that live here and pay taxes. More...

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, I am a BHS graduate of 2001 and saw your column about "heroes" and just felt compelled to write in. When I saw that there were so many educators leaving the school district I was a little saddened. More...

More details released on FM-315 accident

While the accident is still under investigation the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released more information on the wreck that occurred on FM- 315 South, approximately 11:30am on Tuesday, July 31. More...

'Games' cause problems

The 2007 Redneck Games held at the Pool ATV Ranch August 3-5 necessitated a combined response of area law enforcement agencies. More...

Chandler Park Board receives check from TMF

The Chandler Park Board received a nice check recently in the amount of $5,000.00 from the SportsCare department of Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. More...

Up, up and away

Chandler First United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School kicked off Sunday night with a hot air ballon set up at Chandler Elementary. The VBS theme is LIFT OFF! Soaring to New Heights with God. More...

News

From the Editor's Desk

My story

My venture into the newspaper business was purely by accident, well at least on my part. During my senior year of high school I was one of the first students to take Desktop Publishing. More...

The Circuit Rider

Were those better times?

When I think about the old circuit riders, I sometimes envy them. They lived and preached in a time when life was not so hectic. Most of them traveled by horseback and most of the traffic they met were traveling the same way. More...

The Statesman receives the Key Award

While under the direction of former editor Wanda Nichols The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman was awarded the Key Award at the Annual Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Convention in Amarillo, Texas on June 14. More...

Sports

Annual Bearette Volleyball camp

Coach Becky Daughtry held the Annual Bearette Volleyball camp last week in the Brownsboro High School gym. Over 40 girls attended the camp that was sponsored by Southside Bank and Palady Air. 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. More...

Historical

Comeback of a cotton gin

Dozens of old cotton gins dot the landscape of East Texas, the last relics from the days when cotton was a major cash crop for farmers. More...