June 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wyatt seated

Ricky Wyatt, newly elected member of the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees, was sworn in Monday at the board's monthly meeting. Becky Grantham, re-elected incumbent, was not present for the ceremony. More...

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School

TVCC hosts its graduation ceremonies for students

Staples speaking out: Texas State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples imparts advice to Trinity Valley Community College graduates during Friday's graduation ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dan Newsom

Memorial services for Dan Newsom, 71, Chandler were held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Prather and Rev. Mike Deaton officiating. Arrangements were with Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. More...

Sports

Bear Football Camp brings over 130 kids

The annual Bear Football Camp brought area kids to the Brownsboro Independent School District track to learn fundamentals, life lessons and what it means to be a Brownsboro Bear. John Settle, camp coach, said about 130 kids attended. More...

Yankees take First place at Edgewood tournament

Courtesy Photo The winning team of the Edgewood baseball tournament. Back row: assistant coach Matt Wellman, assistant coach Chad Alexander, head coach Johnny Carnahan and assistant coach Ryan Odom. More...

This is a fine pickle you've gotten yourself into...

Courtesy Photo Jacoby Bogue of the Van Vandals broke for 2nd Base after a wild pitch. Chandler Yankees Catcher Lexton Wilson was able to scoop up the loose ball and fire it to 2nd Base in time to shut Bogue down. More...

Ben Wheeler is back for July 4!

Tiny Ben Wheeler of Van Zandt County is about to make a mighty comeback. Once a bustling community with a powerful commerce, the town will signal the end to its long, slow decline with an Independence Day celebration on July 4. More...

Face Lift

Nathan Straus Photo Southern Maid Donuts receives extensive work on its exterior. Ricky Wally Peterson measures the outer wall of the Southern Maid donut shop in Brownsboro during a complete face life of the facility. More...

Reading jubilation

It's time for the Texas Reading Club Jubilee's 50th anniversary. Started in 1958, this program aims to foster a love of reading in young minds. The Thursday events begin today at 9:30 am at the Chandler Public Library on Highway 31 in Chandler. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Laura Schmidt has nearly spent her whole life in the Brownsboro Independent School District system. More...

BISD school board denies grievance

The BISD board of trustees heard and considered a level three grievance Wednesday, June 4. The grievance, originally heard on April 11, was filed by Mary Lou Bruner, BISD visually impaired orientation and mobility support person. More...

Chambers, Kibler wed in June 7 ceremony

Lori Beth Chambers, of Murchison and William Jason Kibler of Arlington, Texas, were united in marriage June 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. The bride's parents are Pat Chambers and the late Anthony Chambers, of Murchison. 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...

Historical

Historical Indian Tribe linked with Texas history

Thousands of people drive through East Texas each year without the knowledge that an Indian reservation -- one that played a role in the independence of Texas -- exists within the pine forests. More...