June 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

It's Tops in Texas time

The 46th annual Tops in Texas Rodeo begins July 9, and tickets go on sale as early as June 30. Rodeo events take place each night at 8 pm in Jacksonville's rodeo grounds. More...

Special Sections

School

Brownsboro Bands Advance to State Competition

Congratulations to the 2007-'08 Brownsboro Jr. High School band and the Brownsboro High School Band for advancing to State Competition in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series (OPS). More...

MISD TAKS results in

Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test results Thursday, June 19. This informative presentation supplied the board with the status of how well MISD students are doing on their tests. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Delbert `Brad' O'Neil Bradford

Delbert "Brad" O'Neil Bradford, 84, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 in Plano. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008 at Martin's Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury, Texas. Interment will be at Holly Hills Memorial Park. More...

Vera E. Beard

Graveside services for Vera E. Beard, 99, of Tyler were held Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Tyler Memorial Park with Rev. Joe Warren officiating, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. Mrs. More...

Richard Glenn Wilcox

Funeral services for Richard Glenn Wilcox, 53 of Athens were held Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Athens with Terry Thomison officiating. Burial followed at the Malakoff City Cemetery. 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

The Forgotten Forests

In the early 1800s, when East Texas was settled by Southern families, they were greeted by vast pine forests where massive trees towered over the land. It wasn't unusual to see pines as large as five feet in width. More...

Chandler reunion comeback

It's time for Chandler Community Reunion 2008, a reunion that brings together the African American families who have at one time called Chandler home. More...

Groundbreaking held for new Trinity Clinic

Friday, June 20, 2008, officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics broke ground on a $6.3 million expansion project at Trinity Clinic-Lake Palestine, located at 20208 Highway 155 South. More...

Edom to celebrate Independence Day bash with a bang

The community of Edom is gearing up for its Fourth of July celebration. Located five miles north of Brownsboro, the celebration will feature a live band, refreshments and a fireworks show. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Brownsboro pizza lovers are already familiar with Kay McMillan, owner of the Brownsboro Pizza Pro on Highway 31. More...

Chandler High School reunion set for Sept. 20

Organizers are planning a reunion for all the ex-students of the former Chandler High School. The event is scheduled for Sept. 20, and the planning committee is seeking names and addresses of former students. More...

Sheriff candidates to speak

Candidates Ray Nutt and Bill Casey for Henderson County Sheriff will visit a breakfast forum at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, at 2101 E College St., Athens, Saturday on June 28. The forum will begin at 9 am. More...

Sports

The girls' turn to play

June 20 signaled the end of the 2008 Brownsboro Bearette Basketball Camp, and what a camp it was! Around 100 area girls honed their skills over the fourday camp, learning the finer points of teamwork and friendship along the way. More...

The boys slug it out at Baseball Camp 2008

These are the hard working players of the 2008 Boys' Baseball Camp. The camp ran from June 16 to June 20, and featured strong game ethics and teamwork. More...

Youth Football and Cheer registration underway

It's time to register for the Chandler/Brownsboro Bears Youth Football and Cheer event. Registration is underway, and can be completed online at www.cbbears.com or at several local businesses. More...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

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