January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Concession construction begins

Nathan Straus Photo Work on the concession stand at Winchester Park in Chandler has begun. Chandler officials have estimated the work will be complete some time in February. More...

Special Sections

School

Scholarship helps families

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation expands scholarship criteria Each year, the Gordon A. More...

New Year's resolutions

I will clean the school yard more. I will listen to my techer more. I am going to climb more trees to bilud my musles. I am goring to watch more TV than ever. More...

Sports

Brownsboro hosts Doubleheader Tournament

It's the week after the Christmas holiday and East Texas is at rest with full bellies and family. Schools are closed, everyone is getting ready for the new year, while kids are out of school and rambling is totally acceptable. More...

Freshman Bearettes beat Lady Vandals

The freshman Bearettes opened up the Bearette Doubleheader and displeased no one in Brownsboro with their win over Van's Lady Vandals 26-16. Van was the first to put points on the board but that would be it for them in the first quarter. More...

Junior Varsity Bearettes steal win over Cayuga

The junior varsity wasted no time putting points on the board against Cayuga 26-20, Monday afternoon, December 29, in the Bearette Doubleheader Tournament. More...

Historical

All Things Historical

Shotgun Houses Part of ET Past

A reader called the other day with a question: "Do you know anything about shotgun houses?" You bet I do. More...

Chandler seeks new solution for the city's recycling center

After Bob Nelson, operator of the recycling center in Chandler by God's Open Hands near Highway 31, may have to close the center down for good. More...

Grass fire quenched

Nathan Straus Photo Brownsboro Volunteer Firefighters douse a blaze along Highway 31 Tuesday afternoon. Normal traffic flow was not impaired. More...

News

Santa grants Soldiers' wishes from Iraq!

Soldiers serving in Iraq do not have the luxury of going to the mall to shop for that special gift from their childrens' and spouse's holiday wish lists. But thanks to an innovative idea from Wishy, Inc. More...

ETMC Athens to host "Better Living for Texans" program

East Texas Medical Center Athens and Texas AgriLife Extension have partnered to bring some great educational classes to the community. The classes will be offered in the form of a three-lesson series and will only take about an hour of your time. More...

Chamber luncheons

The Chandler/ Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce luncheons will be held at El Presidente in Brownsboro January 8 and a noon luncheon will be held January 22 at San Pedro's in Chandler. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise Mayes Cox

Graveside services for Mrs. Louise Mayes Cox, 88, of Tyler and formerly of Chandler, were held Sunday, December 28, 2008, under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Wiley officiating. More...

Patsy Ruth Cumbie

Graveside services for Patsy Ruth Cumbie, 79, Dallas, formerly of Ben Wheeler, were held Saturday at Prairie Springs Cemetery, Ben Wheeler, with Minister Lavelle Layfield officiating. More...

James C. Brown

James C. (Jim) Brown passed away December 24, 2008 at his home in Mabank, Texas. He was born August 18, 1954. Preceding him in death was his father, John R. More...

Writer's Corner

Writer's 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 your chance. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Mr. Woodall: First of all I want to tell you I do subscribe to The Chandler-Brownsboro Statesman and I do believe it is a very nice paper. However, in this instance, I do want to point out an area I would hope might get some attention. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mr. Woodall: Nowadays when we hear the statement, "An Act of God" we think primarily of it being used as an excuse not to do something. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, We live in Brownsboro off 3204 - 3406 - 7403, also known as Old Pine Hill Road area. It was a gloomy, distressing, calamitous Christimas for us. More...