December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Brownsboro extends holiday days-off

The Brownsboro City Council voted Thursday, December 11, to extend the city's work holidays to include the day after Christmas and the day after New Year's Day. More...

Special Sections

School

Feeding the hungry

Courtesy Photo Chandler Elementary School had their annual food drive to support God's Open Hands. They had a goal of 1,000 items and surpassed that goal by over 200. This shows the students learned a great deal about their character word: caring. More...

Puppet time

FCCLA helped Brownsboro Elementary PTO with activities and food for the Parents Night Out on Dec. 5. Students wrote and preformed a puppet show teaching students about nutritious snacks. More...

Tyler Jr College Recognizes area graduates

Tyler Junior College recognized 391 candidates for graduation at its fall commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday in Wagstaff Gymnasium. Associate degrees and certificates of proficiency wwere confered by TJC President Dr. More...

Sports

Bearettes in Great East Texas Shootout

This weekend Brownsboro sports fans dreamed of basketball. More...

Brownsboro Bears take over opening Shootout round

Every year something great happens, not only does basketball season start but so does the Great East Texas Shootout. Last year Brownsboro celebrated the tournament title, won in a close game against Van 43-42. More...

BMC Baseball and Softball Registration

BMC registration is just around the corner. Registration forms will be going out in January for baseball and the new girls' softball league to be played at Winchester Park in Chandler. More...

Historical

All Things Historical

Depression-era parks hold `special place' in East Texas History

Depression-era parks hold `special place' in East Texas History Each time I head southeast from Lufkin, a boyhood memory pulls me into a roadside park beside U.S. 287 a few miles before entering Woodville. More...

BISD OKs new truck for agriculture program

The Brownsboro Independent School District approved the purchase of a new truck for the school's vocational agriculture program Monday. The decision came as part of the school board's monthly meeting. More...

Chandler approves park concessions project

The Chandler city council voted December 9 to approve remodeling the concession stand at Winchester Park on FM 315 South. The project will expand the size and scope of the concession stand to accommodate increased business. More...

Highway 31 crash nonfatal

Brownsboro and Chandler volunteer fire departments responded Monday afternoon to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 31 between Chandler and Brownsboro. No serious injuries were reported, though one vehicle involved was totaled. More...

News

Cook of the Week

The gals at Forget-Me- Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler have gotten together to showcase some of their favorite recipes. More...

Cook - Jennings Wedding

Meghan Danae Cook, Lindale and Jerry Wesley "Wes" Jennings, Chandler, were united in Holy Matrimony November 15, 2008 at Martin Springs Baptist Church, Chandler. The Rev. Tommy Weems, of Rock Hill Baptist Church, Brownsboro, performed the ceremony. More...

Meals on Wheels Menu

Dec. 22 - 26 (Milk served with meals) Orange juice served in centers MON: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, seasoned broccoli, wheat bread, peach cup TUES: Baked chicken, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise Chamness

Services for Louise Chamness, 88, Chandler, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Dean Baptist Church with the Rev. David Wallace officiating. Burial was in Dean Cemetery under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. More...

Doyle Wayne Hill

Services for Dayle Wayne Hill, 78, Tyler, were held Friday at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery near Murchison, Texas, under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. More...

Brian Keith Davis

Memorial services for Brian Keith Davis, 34, Chandler, were held Saturday at the VFW Post 7211, SH 14, Tyler. Mr. Davis died October 27, 2008. He was born February 23, 1974, in Tyler to Larry Eugene Davis and the late Bonnie Kay Cook. 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

I sent this letter to someone at BISD, but I think everyone needs to hear it. There is so much involved in learning, and none of it revolves around what you wear. I don't understand why I have received two calls this year about Destiny's hair. More...