May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Mays sentenced to death

Randall Wayne Mays was found guilty Friday, May 9, and sentenced to death on Tuesday, May 13, for the shooting death of Henderson County Sheriff 's Deputy Tony Ogburn. The jury handed down the sentence at about 2 pm. More...

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School

Junior high students step back in history

Brownsboro Junior High students were treated to a surprise Thursday, May 8. US History students entered the school library to find a man dressed in a Confederate infantry uniform. More...

BHS Prom Court

Chad Wilson Photo Prom Court for Brownsboro High School consisted of seniors Brittany Robbins, Andrew Adair, Lexi Harrod, Collin Wilson, Anaka Mosler and Joe Denney. Prom was held on Saturday, May 10 in Tyler. More...

`Good Students' honored by Lions Club

They weren't chosen because they make could run the fastest, twirl a baton the best, or were the best player on the team, but for their work ethic, attitude and mostly for just being a good kid. More...

Sports

Brad McDonald the next Jeter?

Shortstops post similar sophomore seasons

Before winning four World Series championships with the New York Yankees, shortstop Derek Jeter played his high school ball at Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated with a 3.82 GPA and finished 21 in his class of 250 students. More...

Little league action underway

Area little league teams began play last week and will continue throughout the summer. Natalie Wright, pictured right, hit a homerun during the first inning of the Diamonds and Flash game played at the old Brownsboro High School field. More...

All-District team announced

Two Brownsboro High School juniors earned a spot on the District 14-3A All-District team that was released on Monday. More...

Area election results

BISD: Wyatt, Grantham The Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees elections ended with low voter turnout May 10. Around 400 people voted on the two open board seats. More...

KBB on the horizon?

An area beautification group is in the works for Brownsboro, and the Brownsboro City Council is already contemplating the possibilities. More...

Coffee shop opens today

The grand opening of the Stone Brothers Coffee shop is scheduled for Thursday. The shop is located on Highway 31 in Chandler. Over half a year in the making, the shop will be the newest building on the street. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Phyllis Vaseleniuck and her husband Ivan own Echo Springs Blueberry Farm on FM 607 between Brownsboro and Leagueville. The 60-acre blueberry farm ships blueberries all over the world to hungry customers. Phyllis and Ivan are from Canada. More...

The doctor is in

There are several causes of memory loss. Although age is usually one of them, it is important to pay attention to other causes, especially when your daily life is affected by it. More...

Brownsboro prepares to draft new budget

Brownsboro City Council met Thursday, May 8, to go over the first draft of its proposed 2008- 2009 city budget. If the final version is anything like the version proposed at the City Council meeting, the budget will be increased by about $25,000. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terry Roy Williams

Memorial services for Terry Roy Williams, 64, Chandler, will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church of Chandler. Rev. Mickey Ellis will officiate. More...

James (Sonny) Lewis, Sr.

James Edward (Sonny) Lewis, Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home in Houston with his children attending. Mr. Lewis was born in 1926 in Tyler to Lucille and E.A. (Son) Lewis. More...

Esma "Sis" Price

Graveside services for Esma "Sis" Parker Price, 86, Penney Farms, Fla., formerly of Brownsboro, were held Friday at Leagueville Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Bragdon officiating under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens. More...

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Letters To The Editor

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