September 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Brownsboro bans Jake Brakes; looks into garage sale ordinance

An ordinance prohibiting the use of Jake Brakes was on the agenda of the Brownsboro City Council on Thursday, September 13. The meeting not only saw to the banning of these items for non-emergency uses, but also saw to several other points. More...

Judge Ashley reappointed

Chandler resident Susan Ashley was reappointed as Municipal Court Judge on Tuesday, Sept. 11, for another two year term to end in October of 2009. Judge Susan Ashley will have presided over the Chandler Municipal Court for 12 years as of October. More...

Special Sections

School

Hometown Scholarship Program launched

The Hometown Scholarship Program, presented by local Dodge Dealers including Elder Chrysler Jeep Dodge along with Brownsboro Band Boosters announces the launch of the 2007 charity fundraising campaign that generates scholarship funds for high schoo More...

Ben Wheeler school reunion announced

The 21st Annual Ben Wheeler School Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the Van Zandt County barn on Hwy. 64 in Ben Wheeler, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Brownsboro ISD MENU

Sept. 24-28

(Milk served with meals) BREAKFAST MON: Ready-to-eat cereal, Graham crackers, juice TUES: Ham & cheese biscuit, fruit WED: Breakfast pizza, fruit THUR: Chicken nuggets, gravy, roll, fruit FRI: Sausage, pancake on a stick, syrup, More...

Sports

Bearettes swept by Kaufman

It was close, but in the end Kaufman walked out of the Brownsboro High School gym victorious as they swept the Bearettes in three sets, 25-17, 25-23 and 25-22. More...

Bears fall short in rally attempt

They were quiet for the first three and a half quarters but with 2:50 left to play in the game last Thursday in Westwood the Freshmen Bears came alive. Trailing 20-0 Kyle Faulkner hit Chris Stringer on a screen pass and Stringer did the rest. More...

Bears win offensive battle 40-36

Following a typical Junior Varsity first half with the Bears leading 14-6 both the Bears and the Panthers could not be kept out of the endzone in the third quarter. More...

Historical

Devil's Triangle

In Texas, as in the rest of the Confederacy, the Reconstruction Era between 1865 and 1877 saw little more than a continuation of the Civil War in a new guise. More...

Chandler's property tax rising

Chandler's property tax rate will take a climb this year. The ad-valorem tax, tax based on the value of real estate, will rise to 3.435 cents for every $100. This brings the total property tax rate to .350766 per 100 from .316410 per 100. More...

The circus comes to Chandler

The Chandler and Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Pow Wow will have a new addition Oct. 13. For the first time ever, the Pow Wow will close with a circus, filling a gap in what was normally a morning and early afternoon event. More...

Golden Girls celebrate 25th year anniversary

Brownsboro High School's Golden Girls have been conducting drills for 25 years, and they plan to celebrate it. The drill team was formed in early 1982. More...

Annual Homecoming Balloon Release

Nathan Straus Photo Ayonna Bundy, Lindsey Edwards and Andrew Newborough join other Chandler Elementary students last Wednesday in the annual homecoming balloon release. More...

News

Remembering Gus Levine, M.D.

Part two:

"This day before dawn I ascended a hill and look'd at the crowded heaven ..." - Walt Whitman As promised, below is the story Gus Levine imparted to me (alone) some thirty-four years ago. He never shared it with anyone else. More...

Cook of the Week

Ask Terry Downey what her husband's favorite food is and she will tell you "Blue Bell!" Terry's first memories of being in the charge of the kitchen date back to the days when she prepared meals to help her mother who was a single mom. More...

Cook Of The Week Returns!

If you or someone you know would make a good Cook of the Week call Nathan at The Statesman to set up a time to be interviewed. You may also email us your suggestions. 903-852-7641 statesman@embarqmail.com More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Williamson

Betty Deloris Ellis Williamson was born October 30, 1938 at Maxwell, OK to Annie Laura Galey Ellis and Julius Ellis. Betty was called to God after a long illness on September 13, 2007 in Tyler, Texas. More...

Georgia Evelyn Lavin

Services for Georgia Evelyn Lavin, 90, Chandler, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Chandler Church of Christ with Mr. Scott Fossey officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. More...

James A. Haigler

Graveside services for James A. Haigler, 55, Chandler, Texas, will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at the Old Minden Cemetery, Minden, La., with Bro. Ted Hardan officiating, under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home, Chandler, Texas. 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

Dear Editor: In his letter to this newspaper, Mr. Lightfoot expressed the frustration with our Congress many of us feel. Thank you, Sir. For the life of me, I can't figure out why we keep electing the same potato heads at election time. More...

Letter to the Editor

EDITOR At Chandler Elementary, where are we supposed to park? I went to drop my grandson at school this morning and parked where I had been instructed by school personnel to park. More...