January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck on 315 destroys one car

Nathan Straus Photo Slick roads led to a totaled Ford Escort Monday, January 21 at around 2 pm. The crash on South FM 315, just past the railroad tracks, left one car in need of repair and the other unusable. More...

R. Scott McKee seeking D.A. position

Former Army Captain and Henderson County Felony Prosecutor, R. Scott McKee has filed in the 2008 Republican Primary for the office of District Attorney. More...

Special Sections

News

County Attorney James Owen reports over $20,819 returned to merchants by Hot Check Division

Activity reported by James H. Owen, the County Attorney during the month of December, 2007 in the County Court at Law, County Court at Law No. 2, and County Court. More...

Cook of the Week

Gerald Burton, retired General Motors employee, came to the Chandler area in 1995 from Arlington. More...

VZ County Genealogical Society to install officer and award members

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will install their new officers for the comng year and give awards to special members. The new officers will immediately take office. More...

Obituaries

Danielle Yura

Services for Danielle Celeste Yura, 18, Brownsboro, were held Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro with Rev. Tommy Weems and Pastor David Dyess officiating. More...

Dr. Carl Lee Garrett

Dr. Carl Lee Garrett, 86, Chandler, died January 16, 2008 at a Tyler hospice. No services are planned at this time; arrangements are with Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Dr. More...

Thomas Linder

Memorial services for Thomas Franklin Linder, 43, Chandler are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at West Lake Baptist Church of Chandler. Mr. Linder died January 11, 2008, at a Tyler hospital. 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...

Whats Happening

What's Happening

East Texas Girls Softball has a "planning meeting " scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 PM at the Chandler Elementary Cafeteria. All people interesting in helping with the league this year, please plan to attend. More...

Historical

History and sawmill tokens

Every now and then, a wonderful slice of East Texas history walks up to your front door and slaps you in the face. The other day, brothers Buster and Charlie Harbor walked into my office in Lufkin. Buster had a thick binder tucked under his arm. More...

Superintendent leaves MISD

Murchison Independent School District's superintendent, Scott Beene, has resigned as superintendent. Beene's last day was Monday, January 21, 2008. Beene said he resigned from MISD to work at Big Sandy Independent School District. More...

The everyday heroes

An up close and personal look at the Chandler Volunteer Fire Department

By day they are mild-mannered accountants, electricians, and businessmen. They are normal guys who have normal jobs and normal lives. They are sons, husbands, fathers, even grandfathers. More...

D.A. Donna Bennett seeking re-election

Henderson County District Attorney Donna Bennett has announced that she will seek re-election in the March 4, 2008, Republican Primary. Bennett graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown and St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio. More...

Church News

Lake Palestine U.M.C.

It was a cold week but lots seemed to be happening around the church. All the new officers were busy beginning their new year by calling meetings and getting started on their new jobs. More...

Martin Springs Baptist

Hello from "The Little Church with the Big Smile." Hope your week has been a blessed one. Bro. Russell Kuhn's sermon Sunday was "Abundance Rain" from I Kings 18:1-2, 41-46. Our church has a new van! More...

Chandler F.U.M.C.

"Wait! Don't do anything yet -- hurt neither earth nor sea nor trees -- until we have placed the Seal of God upon the foreheads of his servants. " Revelation 7:3 Have you seen the film The Inconvenient Truth? More...

School

Local SFA Graduates

Nacogdoches - Listed below are students who received degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University during commencement exercises held Saturday, December 15, 2007, in William R. Johnson Coliseum. Holly Lynn Nealy of Chandler, BSW Social Work. More...

Chandler school rewards 83 with perfect attendance

Courtesy Photo Chandler Elementary rewarded 83 students for perfect attendance for the first semester with a special breakfast. All 83 names were announced on the intercom system and rewarded with eating breakfast with Mrs. McCoy, Principal and Mrs. More...

Brownsboro ISD MENU

January 28- Feb. 1 (Milk served with meals)

BREAKFAST MON: Ready-to-eat cereal, Graham crackers, juice TUE: French toast sticks, syrup, fruit WED: Biscuit, egg & cheese sandwich, juice THUR: Breakfast pizza, fruit FRI: Menu not available LUNCH CES, CIS, BES, More...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, I too have read the various letters to the editor in the last few weeks that have cast a negative view of our City government of Chandler; mostly at our City Council. I would like to thank Rick Ford for his wonderful letter. More...

Sports

Bearettes defeat Van to open district play

Chad Wilson Photo Monica Redfearn puts up a shot in the face of a Bullard defender during district action last week. More...

Varsity Basketball Results

Varsity Bearettes The Brownsboro Bearettes were humbled over the week by a barrage of incredibly close matches. Each time Brownsboro came close enough to taste victory, but not close enough to hold it. More...

Girls

Sub-Varsity Results

Junior Varsity Bearettes The Junior Varsity Bearettes tackled Athens in full force January 18, managed to decimate the team by a wide margin. The final score was 50-19. However, earlier in the week the tone was not as happy for Brownsboro. More...