September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

BES third grader grows 14lb cabbage

Bonnie Plants offers one yearly $1,000 scholarship to a third grade child in each state. To earn the scholarship the contestant must plant, grow and send a cabbage in. More...

Special Sections

School

Brownsboro ISD MENU

Sept 10-14 (Milk served with meals)

BREAKFAST MON: Ready-to-eat cereal, Graham crackers, juice TUES: Waffle stix, syrup, fruit WED: Sausage & biscuit, gravy, fruit THURS: Chicken nuggets, gravy, roll, fruit FRI: Sausage, pancake on a stick, syrup, More...

UT Tyler's Patriot Idol invites area high school students

The University of Texas at Tyler is seeking area high school students to participate in the 2nd Annual Patriot Idol contest for a chance to become the next "Rising Patriot Idol." The singing contest is part of the Oct. More...

Back to school; helpful advice for Texas children, parents & drivers

With the start of the new school year, students are once again rushing to be on time, parents are getting them on their way, and drivers are going about their business -- all could heed some advice on safety. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anita Louise Heardon

A memorial service for Mrs. Anita Louise Heardon, 86, of Chandler was held Monday, September 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Concord Cemetery, Chandler, Texas. Burial was at Concord Cemetery was under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Velma Duran Bailey

Services for Mrs. Velma Duran Bailey, 67. of Eustace, Texas, were held Sunday, September 2, 2007, at Eustace Church of Christ with Minister Don Bentley officiating. More...

Ray Gordon Williams

Funeral services for Ray Gordon Williams, 58, of Murchison were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at the Leagueville Baptist Church with Brent Williams, Bill Watson and Tom Bragdon officiating. Burial followed in the Leagueville Cemetery. 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

Editor: The People of Henderson County have won a great victory through our settlement of the lawsuit filed against Henderson County by East Texas Medical Center. More...

Letter to the Editor

Editor: Don't you find this mess with the Hospital Board that Owen started kind of odd? I attended the Hospital Board meeting on Thursday, August 30th, and to my surprise everything was out in the open for anyone who wanted to listen. More...

BAM Foundation hosts annual fundraiser event

The Brent Adam Miller foundation begins its first ever annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 8. The festivities will last all day from nine to five, and includes a variety of events. More...

Volentine's Legacy

Tony Volentine, principal, teacher and coach, may have retired, but his teaching lives on in the minds of those he raised, encouraged and educated. More...

News

BISD approves new dress code

The Brownsboro Independent School District unanimously approved a dress code revision Tuesday, August 28, for students in grades 7-12. More...

Capitol Comment

Helping our children succeed as they head back to school

Like moms and dads all across Texas, I spend time each fall shopping for school supplies and filling backpacks with crayons, safety scissors and number two pencils. More...

A slight stinging sensation

There are a host of mighty creatures on the earth, each a deadly and respected work of art. More...

Sports

Bearettes fall to Tigers, Maidens

It was a tough week last week for the Brownsboro Varsity Volleyball team as they were defeated at home on Tuesday by Mount Pleasant before being beaten on the road in Jacksonville Friday. More...

ETMC Cattle Baron's Golf Challenge set for October 5

The Henderson County Unit of the American Cancer Society will be holding the Tenth Annual ETMC Golf Tournament on Friday, October 5, 2007 at Echo Creek Golf Club. More...

Signs of promise during JV Bears opening loss

Freshman Ryan Owens took charge of the Junior Varsity Bears offense last Thursday night in Brownsboro and completed 55% of his passes in his first high school game. More...

Historical

Jim Swink comes home

Jim Swink, the lanky halfback who thrilled high school and Texas Christian University football fans in the 1950s, has returned home to his roots. More...