December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City ordinances to hit the web

The Chandler City Council meeting December 11 was dominated by talk of bringing city ordinances into the modern age. Specifically, the council voted to take necessary measures to put Chandler city ordinances online for easy viewing. More...

Highway collision slows traffic, hospitalizes one

A major accident on Highway 31 and FM 607 resulted in cuts and bruises Friday, December 14. The wreck occurred at around 11:45 am on wet roads. The collision involved a gray 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and a red 2007 Toyota Corolla RE. More...

Beetle strikes tree

Noon Tuesday this blue 2003 Volkswagen Beetle struck a tree on CR 3613 about a mile off of Highway 31. The driver, 17- year-old Collin Hortman, said the car cut to the side of the road and he tried to correct it before the Beetle hit the tree. More...

Special Sections

School

Area school food drives

Brownsboro High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America students, in sponsorship of one needy family from Chandler, gathered at least $300 of presents and $50 worth of food as a gift for Christmas. More...

BISD UIL winners & participants 2007

Storytelling 2nd Grade: Morgan Fulgham, participant; Nicholas Wood, 5th place; Shelby Hines, participant; Andrew Bersano, participant Creative Writing 2nd Grade: Karley Loftis, participant; Ruby Gutierrez, participant; Emma McCoy, 6th place; J More...

News from Chandler Elementary School

Pre-K has been busy getting ready for Christmas. We are still working on writing our names and getting along with others. We are learning our letters and how to count to ten. We encourage you to read to your child over the break. More...

Sports

BJHS Bears claim Brownsboro `B' Team Tournament Championship titles

Brownsboro was the site of the Brownsboro Junior High B Team Tournament on Saturday, December 15. More...

Sub-Varsity Basketball

Junior Varsity Bearettes

Sabine rallied in the fourth period but the Junior Varsity Bearettes improved on their impressive record this season as they defeated Sabine 38-26 last Tuesday in Sabine. More...

Freshman Bearettes

Playing in the Van Tournament last weekend the Freshman Bearettes claimed third place with a 50-43 victory over Mabank. Round one of the tournament the Bearettes defeated LaPoyner by the score of 32- 24. More...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

The letters to the editor concerning the flooding at Coy Ellis's have been quite interesting. More...

Chandler store robbed

Perpetrator behind bars

The Exxon Super Food #7 on Highway 31 in Chandler was the scene of a break-in Saturday, December 15. More...

Murchison interviews for new City Secretary begin

The Murchison City Council met the evening of December 11 to go over several issues. After approving the November financial statements, payment of bills and minutes for the last Murchison City Council meeting, the council moved on to the agenda. More...

Hometown Heroes

Brownsboro Chief of Police Ron Shields stands in front of Hometown Heroes' stock of Christmas gifts for needy families. Hometown Heroes still needs bicycles and items for teens, and it is not too late to give. More...

Brownsboro finances audited; achieves excellent score

The Brownsboro City Council opened December 13 to the sound of the results of last fiscal year's audit. The audit for the year, ending June 30, 2007, described Brownsboro's financial situation during this time as excellent. More...

Holiday deadlines announced

The Statesman office will close at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve and reopen Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 9am. The office will also close on Dec. 31 at 5pm and reopen on January 2 at 9am. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Even when on the job at Brookshire's in Chandler, Nancy Wood is a cooking enthusiast. This cook of the week "just likes to cook", and will even offer advice about cooking to interested people while at work. More...

Want a new copy of The Statesman's pictures?

The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman has just established a new system for sharing the pictures our photographers take. Now you can see - and purchase - pictures from the many events and news stories we cover. Viewing pictures is always free. More...

Rudolph the rednosed pumping unit

If you drive through Lufkin during the holidays, be sure to take notice of one of East Texas' most unusual Christmas decorations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harl Sims

Services for Harl Sims, 70, Chandler, were held Sunday at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with the Revs. Keith Lough and Gaylon Taylor. Burial was at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Grace Memorial Cemetery, Santa Fe, Texas. Mr. Sims died Dec. More...

Charlie B. Arnold

Graveside services for Charlie B. Arnold, 98, Chandler, were held Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park, Jacksonville, with Pastor Tommy Weems officiating under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Arnold died Dec. More...

Vesta Lee Wilkerson

Services for Vesta Lee Wilkerson, 95, Chandler, were held Saturday at Eubank Funeral Home chapel, Canton, with Brother James Golden officiating. Burial was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park, Canton. Mrs. Wilkerson died Dec. 8, 2007, in Tyler. 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...