February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire consumes ten acres

An afternoon blaze exploded out of control Thursday, February 7, along CR 4322 near FM 315 south of Moore Station. The fire, started in the early afternoon, burned till long after 6 pm, consuming 10 acres of land and filling the sky with smoke. More...

BISD adds director

Brownsboro Independent School District has approved the hiring of Spencer Newman to fill the position of director of maintenance. The decision was made at the Monday, February 11 school board of trustees meeting. More...

Special Sections

School

Brownsboro ISD MENU

February 18-22 (Milk served with meals)

BREAKFAST MON: Ready-to-eat cereal, Graham crackers, juice TUE: Sausage & pancake on stick, fruit WED: Cinnamon roll, fruit THUR: Breakfast bagel, fruit FRI: Morning sausage roll, fruit LUNCH CES, CIS, BES, BIS MON: More...

Brownsboro Junior High School STUDENTS OF THE WEEK

Kevin Elder 7th Grade BJHS Parents: Shanne Fleshe Brothers/Sisters: Daruis, Darren, Ashley, Decamren, Cheanny Hobbies: Play sports More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nina Wallace

A celebration of praise, for the life of Nina Wallace was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Chandler First Assembly of God Church under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Wallace Rains, grandson, and Rev. More...

Mary Chudleigh

Graveside services for Mary Chudleigh, 91, Chandler, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in Cathedral in the Pines with the Rev. Richard Prather officiating. More...

Pearlie "Pearl" Mae Jordan

Cryptside services for Mrs. Pearlie "Pearl" Mae Jordan, 94, of Chandler, were held Monday, February 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. Rev. Steve Trammell officiated. 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...

Shop local

Ray Stone: Buying local can strengthen economy

News Reporter Dallas Cowboys radio show host Ray Stone ended his speaking tour in Chandler with a lesson on how buying locally can help small towns grow. His closing speech followed a breakfast get-together Friday, February 8 at 8 am. More...

Henderson County burn ban in effect

Henderson County is now under a countywide burn ban following a Commissioners Court decision Friday, February 8. The ban is a temporary measure to combat the dry, flammable conditions in the area. More...

`Tony' Allison announces County Sheriff candidacy

In 1989 my Wife and I chose Henderson County as our home. We soon grew to know and love this area and its people. We have worked and raised our family here. More...

News

Cook of the Week

A postal clerk at the Murchison Post Office, Jo Ann Perry is a loving mother and grandmother. Born in Beaumont, Jo Ann married her childhood friend Bob Perry and had one son, Dirk. More...

Here's To You, America

The following individuals are proudly serving the United States of America in the Armed Forces. The Chandler, Brownsboro, Moore Station, Murchison and Lake Palestine communities are proud of you! More...

Wilson, Royal unite in marriage

Lacie Royal of Seagoville, Texas, and Chad Wilson of Murchison, Texas, were united in marriage Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 2:35 in the afternoon at Creek Crossing Assembly of God Church, Mesquite, Texas. More...

Sports

JV Bearettes end season

With just one game last week the Junior Varsity Bearettes wrapped up the 2007-08 basketball season on a positive note as they defeated Athens 40-29. More...

Bear football players named to all area teams

In what should be the last 2007 football season awards, several Brownsboro Bear football players earned honorable mention while Ryan Epperson brought home top awards. More...

Brownsboro opens up baseball and softball season

Bearette softball began play on Monday night while the Bears baseball team will begin the 2008 season next Thursday in Palestine. On Monday the Bearettes hosted Palestine in the season opener. More...

Historical

A good ol' store

Losing a community institution is like losing a good friend. Such was the case when the Poynor General Store closed last summer in the Henderson County community on U.S. Highway 175. More...

Downey graduates basic training

Army Pvt. Chase R. Downey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...