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Future Leaders of East Texas

A crowd gathers for the grand opening of Future Leaders of East Texas daycare. The daycare, located in Chandler, features a fully re-done interior. Front, left to right: Dennis Mack, Jace and Bobbi Mathis, Diana Raincrow, Joe Selman, Erica Howell. More...

Special Sections

School

Garnesha Beck named to UT Tyler Services Staff

Garnesha Beck has been named the career services employer relations specialist at The University of Texas at Tyler, Krista Richardson, Career Services coordinator, announced. Beck will begin her appointment Aug. 1. More...

MISD approves five percent pay increase

The Murchison Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a five percent pay increase for paraprofessional and auxiliary personnel in the district. More...

BISD approves proposed tax rate

The Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a new proposed tax rate at the Monday board meeting. The decision came as part of the regular meeting, though the item was on an addendum. More...

Sports

Victorious Volentine

Trey Volentine won, yet again, his 13th straight golf tournament, Monday, July 21st! He scored 74 with the Boys 14- 15 division in the Ark-La-Tex Junior Tour's tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. More...

Twisters and SWAT head to the State

Both the Twisters and SWAT teams (softball with attitude) will be playing in the State Tournament the week of July 21st. The Twisters State Tournament will be in Axtell and the SWATs in Whitehouse. More...

Revisions on athletic credits

The State Board of Education was asked to revise their rules,Thursday July 17th, concerning athletic courses and athletes. They are to consider enabling high school student athletes to get four years of credit for athletics. More...

Historical

Buena Vista

One of my favorite chores with the Texas Historical Commission is to travel around East Texas and help local historians dedicate historical markers to places that might otherwise be lost in time. More...

Commissioners' Court gives go ahead for sheriff applications

Henderson County Sheriff Ronny Brownlow has announced his retirement, and the county Commissioner's Court is moving to fill the vacancy. The sheriff's departure is set for July 31. More...

More than talk

ETMC Athens works to ensure nurse-friendly environment

Chief Nursing Officer Rebecca Powell knows a simple truth about promoting excellent care at ETMC Athens: happy nurses are more likely to have happy patients. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Sharon Moffeit is a very family oriented person. She and her husband of 16 years, Jim Moffeit, have four grandkids between them. "They keep us very busy," Sharon said. More...

Meals on Wheels Menu

July 28 - Aug. 1

(Milk served with meals) Orange juice served in centers MON: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, wheat bread, mixed fruit cup TUE: Meatballs/brown gravy, rice, glazed carrots, wheat bread, pineapple cup WED: More...

Save lives ...then see a movie!

Blood drive organizers ask teens to lead communities

Carter Blood Care Stewart Center and ETMC Athens are hosting a High School Blood Drive Marathon on Wednesday, July 30. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Teresa Lynn Crow

Graveside services for Teresa Lynn Crow, 53, Brownsboro, were held Friday, July 18, 2008 at Rock Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Weems officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Mrs. Viola Brown

Services for Viola Brown, 96, Longview, were held Thursday at Greater Life Church, Chandler, with the Revs. G.L. Vittitow and James Renfro officiating. More...

James D. Penry

Memorial services for James Douglas Penry, 68, Chandler were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at 21734 Red Oak Road, Chandler, with the Rev. Dale Singer officiating under direction of Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. Mr. Penry died July 13, 2008, in Athens. 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

Please review Letter to the Editor policy before submitting letter. The policy is found in the information column on the left hand side of this Many of you know the recent tragedy that struck our family on July 16th. More...