June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Nearly there

The Henderson County Jail expansion is almost ready for occupancy after nearly three years of talks, committees, paperwork and construction. The jail's construction cost was $11.8 million, but it was budgeted for $12.5 million. More...

Special Sections

School

Local Principal Heading to Harvard

Educator one of 100 selected for historic leadership program

Yolanda Larkin, principal of Brownsboro Junior High, will join ninety-nine other principals from across the state of Texas and head to Harvard this summer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rudy Wood

Services for Mr. Rudy Gleen Wood were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Hilliard Funeral Home, Van, with the Rev. Shelby Davidson officiating. Burial was in Edom Cemetery. Mr. Wood passed away June 14, 2008, at the age of 59. More...

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

Players shoot for success at Brownsboro basketball camp

A host of young basketball stars were rewarded for their week of hard work Thursday, June 12 as the awards were passed out. More...

The champions of basketball camp

Nathan Straus Photo The 2008 Basketball Camp free throw champions. More...

Volentine wins four in a row

Trey Volentine, local area junior golfer, is off to a hot start on the summer golf tours. Competing in the Ark-La-Tex Jr. and the North Texas Junior PGA, Trey has won four tournaments in a row. More...

Brownsboro approves new budget

The Brownsboro City Council voted Thursday, June 12, to approve the proposed 2008-2009 city budget. The decision came as part of the council's monthly meeting. More...

ESD board formed

The Henderson County Commissioners' Court appointed five initial commissioners to the board of the Emergency Services District Number 5, the ESD covering the Brownsboro Independent School District area. More...

George Jones reunited with guitar after 46 years

Country music legend George Jones met with an old friend Saturday, June 14. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Regulars to Presley's Place in Chandler will recognize Charlie Wandall upon walking into the restaurant. Always on the move, Charlie can be found hard at work at the counter or behind the grill. More...

David Kinard and Ashley Barton to wed July 12 in Austin

Andrew and Barbara Jerige and Brad and Mary Barton of Round Rock invite you to join them in a celebration of love as their daughter, Ashley Dawn Barton of Round Rock is united in marriage to David Dee Kinard, son of Jacky and Diane Kinard of Browns More...

Reeves and Moe to unite in marriage June 21

Christa Moe and John Reeves, both of Chandler, plan to marry Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Chandler. Officiant will be Don Gray. The bride-to-be's parents are Louis and Alice Moe, Chandler. 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...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

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Dear Editor, Congress has significantly cut funds that go to local crime victim assistance programs for the past two years and is considering more cuts to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding for the 2009 federal budget. More...

Historical

Historical Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger brought the full force of the United States military establishment to Galveston and proclaimed the Civil War at an end and all wartime proclamations by President Abraham Lincoln in effect in the Lone S More...