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Search for great-grandfather ends by hitting the jackpot

It all started with 79 years of curiosity from Emma Lou Prater of Tyler. She, sporadically, decided to look for her great-grandfather, Grandbury Wyatt. While in search of information on him she came across a cousin of hers, Audrey C. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Final Rites for Ed Wine

Services for Edward H. Wine, 70, of Chandler, were held on July 16, 2008 at Lloyd James Funeral Chapel with Brother Terry Davis officiating. Burial was at Chandler Cemetery. He passed away on July 12, in Tyler with his family by his side. More...

Twanda Morris

Services for Twanda Morris, 94, Ben Wheeler, were held Thursday at Eubank Funeral Home chapel, Canton, with Bro. Doyle Metcalf officiating. Graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m. at Glenn Cemetery, Hood County. Mr. Morris died July 28, 2008. More...

Nancy Ann Smith

Services for Nancy Ann Smith, 73, Callender Lake, were held Thursday at Edom Cemetery Pavilion, Edom, with Pastor Bob Diffenbaugh officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens. Mrs. More...

Sports

August ushers in high school sports

Bears begin season

During the early hours of Monday morning, some people slept in their cool comfy beds, while Brownsboro's football and volleyball players gathered to report for their scheduled two-a-day practices. More...

Syko Chix go undefeated in league play and advance to state tournament in Lindale

The Brownsboro Syko Chix had a perfect season, going 10-0 in league play. They advanced to the district tournament held in Mabank. For their first game they played Winnsboro and won 10-8. The next night they took on the Athens Elite, winning 9-0. More...

Texas Teenager Association Baseball Tournament welcomes BMC Sr. Midgets Cardinals

The BMC Sr. Midgets Cardinals attended the Texas Teenagers Association Baseball Tournament, July 28- 31, in Killeen, TX. They placed 5th in the state. More...

Grand opening

Nathan Straus Photo Chandler and Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce members welcomed new member and business, The Jackson Agency, at the August 1 ribbon cutting at the business location in Chandler on 202 Old Tyler Road. More...

Murchison garage sale and supper a hit

The Murchison Volunteer Fire Department Community-wide Garage Sale and Hamburger Supper was a big success despite the August heat. More...

News

Cook of the Week

This week's cook is all about getting involved. Anne Sherrill moved to the area in 1978 for the East Texas community feel. "My husband is originally from here," Anne said of her husband of 23 years, Al. More...

Allen-Hogue to wed August 23

Mike and Cindy Allen of Chandler would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lee Allen to Kyle Hogue, of Big Sandy, Texas. More...

Edwards-Rudd to Wed

Danica Rose Edwards and David Michael Rudd, both of Brownsboro, will be united in marriage August 23, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., at Barton's Chapel Assembly of God, Murchison, Texas. Pastor Terry Thomison will officiate the double ring ceremony. 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 Mystery of Caddo Mounds

Long before Anglos settled East Texas, the region's first settlement was going about its business on a prairie slope near the Neches River in what is now Cherokee County. More...