May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Some precautions taken against flu outbreak

People in the Chandler- Brownsboro area are not wearing facemasks as a precaution against the A (or H1N1) influenza, commonly referred to as swine flu. Nevertheless, some precautions are being taken, including the extensive use of hand sanitizer. More...

Overturf wants Murchison job

John Overturf is retired and he wants to dedicate his free time to the Murchison City Council. "I can spend a lot of time with whatever comes up," he said. Overturf has lived in Murchison for seven years. More...

Boyles on ballot for city council

Former Postmaster of Murchison, Ann (Lewis) Boyles will be on the ballot May 9, 2009, as a candidate for one of the three positions open on the Murchison City Council. More...

Wilson runs for BISD seat

My name is Donny Wilson. I have lived in the Brownsboro Independent School District since 1990 (almost 20 years) and I am excited about the possibility of serving as a trustee for the Brownsboro ISD. More...

Special Sections

School

BROWNSBORO ISD MENU

May 11 - 15 NOTE: Changes due to deliveries, calendar changes, holidays, etc., will be announced. BREAKFAST All Schools (Choice of cereal offered daily. More...

Writer's Corner

JESUS There is a lot to say about Jesus our Savior, He is totally concerned about our behavior. How is your life? Is it full of strife? More...

ESD vote set for May 9 ballot

The Edom community is growing as the babyboomers retire and move to the country. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilford Diggs Lewis

Funeral services for Wilford Diggs Lewis, 89, of Brownsboro, were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Leagueville Baptist Church with Tom Bragdon officiating. Burial followed at Leagueville Cemetery. Mr. More...

Odie Beard Gibson

Services for Odie Beard Gibson, 83, of Chandler, Texas, were held Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at West Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Sexton officiating. More...

County approves bank for depository contract

Henderson County Commissioners approved First State Bank in Athens as the depository bank for the county at the regular bimonthly meeting Tuesday, May 5. Bids also were submitted by Citizens State Bank, Prosperity Bank and Citizens National Bank. More...

Lewis, former Citizen of Year, passes away

Philanthropist and humanitarian W.D. Lewis died Thursday, April 30, in Tyler. He was 89. Lewis was the Chandler and Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2008. More...

Johnson runs for Council seat

Elaine Johnson said she didn't plan on running for office. Now she hopes voters will give her a chance to serve on the Murchison City Council. "I want to make sure the people have a voice," she said. Johnson said she grew up in Murchison. More...

Kelly running for Council spot

Longtime Murchison resident Porter Kelly is running for city council. Kelly has lived in Murchison for 35 years and went to Muchison School from second through eighth grade, and Brownsboro High School through 11th grade. More...

Crutchfield is after seat again

I am Diane Kennedy Crutchfield and I have resided in Murchison, Texas all of my life. In the 1980s, I served as a city council member and during that time, I contributed to the board and its welfare in several different ways. More...

News

Oliver / Martin Engagement

Charles and Mary John Oliver of Chandler announce the engagement of their daughter, Captain Sarah Elizabeth Oliver of Bury St. Edmund's, United Kingdom, to Captain Benjamin Farley Martin of Washington, D.C. More...

Sheriff's Report

On April 29, 2009, Henderson County Narcotics Task Force Investigators Kenneth Collard and Darrell Waller went to the 1000 block of Barbara St., Victoria Place Apartments in Athens. More...

Meals on Wheels Menu

(Milk served with meals) Orange juice served in centers MON: Chicken fried steak / gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, peaches TUES: Beefy mac casserole, corn, broccoli, wheat bread, apple cobbler WED: Fish filets, tator tot More...

Sports

Delay of Game

Bearettes waiting through UIL layoff

While school districts watched for the possiblity of having a confirmed case of swine flu within their own students, the state's University Interscholastic League called a halt to perhaps the most common interaction between different ISDs - sportin More...

Marking the time

Waiting on play to resume making me impatient for games

I kinda feel like I'm stuck in limbo right now. I'm the sports guy, but there really hasn't been any sports going on for the past week or so. More...