August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

PRCA rodeo this weekend

As the 2007 MDA Benefit Rodeo prepares for the PRCA action on August 17th & 18th the talent is already rolling into town. This year will mark the return of announcers Andy Stewart and Mike Mathis along with some of the PRCA's finest personnel. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth Mae Lashley

Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Lashley, 89, of Chandler, Texas, were held Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home, with Rev. Russell Kuhns officiating. More...

Forrest Eugene Smith

Forrest Eugene Smith went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 after a brief illness. He was born in Avant, OK on March 14, 1925 to Dr. Leo L. and Mabel Smith. More...

Sports

5K Fun Run this Saturday

CHANDLER, TX - Trinity Mother Frances SportsCARE's Chandler 5K Fun Run & Walk is scheduled for this Saturday August 18, at 7:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Chandler First United Methodist Church. More...

Bearettes open volleyball season

By Chad Wilson Following the "Frankston Playday", a scrimmage in Frankston, the Varsity Bearettes opened up their 2007 volleyball season at home in Brownsboro on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Bears to host Wills Point, Sat.

They began practice last Monday, August 6 and now the Bears are ready to put on the pads and hit someone else as they host the Wills Point Tigers this Saturday, August 18 in Brownsboro. More...

News of Record

Grand Jury returns 55 True Bills

Donna R. Bennett, District Attorney, reports the July Term 2007, Grand Jury met on August 1st, 2007, returned 55 True Bills, including the following: 1. More...

Tax-rate maintained

For the fourth consecutive year the City of Brownsboro has voted to maintain the tax rate of .004426 during their regular scheduled meeting last Thursday at City Hall. More...

Sales tax holiday begins Friday

The stores will be packed this weekend as Friday through Sunday shoppers will be taking advantage of the annual Tax Free holiday. More...

East Texas `Redneck Games' under scrutiny

DALLAS (AP) - The way Bobby Williams tells it, his ranch on 100 acres of rural piney hills in East Texas was supposed to be a quiet way to enjoy retirement after a career in the insurance business. More...

Local church to celebrate 130th anniversary

On August 19, 2007, the First Baptist Church of Ben Wheeler, Texas will have a day of celebration. The church has been a beacon of light to the surrounding community for 130 years. More...

News

Abu Ghraib, Mi Lai, etc. ...

"Tis too much proved that ... with pious action we do suger o'er the devil himself." -Wm. Shakespeare "I am a Shite. My uncles and cousins were murdered by Saddam's regime. I wanted desperately to get rid of him. More...

Anywhere University, USA

Remember the first semester away from home? This time of year parents who watched their children cross the stage three short months ago are loading pick-up trucks and hauling freshmen off to college. More...

BISD healthy meals program

Dear Parent/Guardian: Children need healthy meals to learn. Brownsboro ISD offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.00; lunch costs $1.75 for grades PK thru 6; and $2.00 for grades 7 thru 12. 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

Letter to the editor:

`Following the rules'

I was greatly disappointment to see the Statesman use a heading in last week's Opinion section that read, "Secrets in Chandler?", but I was not surprised that the Letter to the Editor was from Howard Taliaferro. More...

Historical

Jarvis Christian College

Obtaining a collegiate education presented a problem for African Americans in Texas prior to court-ordered racial integration which began in the 1950s. The late C.L. More...