August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bear Radio expands, works to complete plans for dial

Entering its third year, Brownsboro High School's Web-based Bear Radio has expanded its program, acquired a tower, and is working to purchase a broadcast translator to increase signal strength once the station goes on frequency. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

George Center

Memorial funeral services for George Reagan Center, 38, of Austin, Texas, were held at 3:00 pm Monday, August 3, 2009, Mission Park Funeral Chapel North. Mr. Center was born February 22, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Sports

2009 Bears Football

DATE OPPONENT TIME PLACE Aug. 15 .............. Rusk scrimmage................... TBA............... There Aug. 20 ........... Crandall scrimmage ................ TBA................ Here Aug. 28 ................ More...

12th ace Echo Creek

It continues to "rain" holes-in-one at Echo Creek Golf Club. Jared Bragdon became the latest to take but one shot to finish a hole. With a 9-iron from 129 yards on No. 7. The shot was witnessed by Tony Volentine. It occurred on Aug. 7. More...

Game, Set, Match

The Bearettes volleyball program tipped off its 2009 season by defeating the Kemp Lady Jackets at all levels - freshman, junior varsity and varsity. And the did it wish sweeps in both the freshman and varsity matches. More...

BISD trustees approve changes to discipline, code of conduct policies

Changes to its student code of conduct and promotion and retention policy were approved by the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday after the Texas Legislature mandated the revisions. More...

DEBATING HEALTH-CARE REFORM

To cheers, Hensarling condemns `public option'

CHANDLER - More than 300 people cheered U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling during a town-hall meeting here Monday when he condemned legislation that would create a "public option " on health care. More...

News

Statesman, readers share same vision for community

In the month I've been here, I've already had the opportunity to meet or otherwise talk to many of our supporters. And from those conversations, I've gathered we share the same vision for the Statesman. That includes giving the paper a makeover. More...

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

If you are looking for a quick escape from your everyday responsibilities, why not travel back in time to Jacksonville? Right down the road, this East Texas neighbor is the perfect excuse to take a day trip and call it a cheap mini-vacation. More...

Parkside Shores to host luau Sat. at clubhouse

We here at Parkside Shores on FM 315 south of the light in Chandler will be expecting everyone for its luau around 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 15, at the clubhouse for all the activities. Delicious food will be served with drinks and desserts. More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER'S CORNER

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me and let me go, I have so many things to see and do, You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many beautiful years I gave to you my love, You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. More...

Letters

Chandler official thanks participants of health-care forum

Citizens of the USA, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, Congressman Jeb Hensarling held a Town Hall meeting in Chandler, Texas. Congressman Hensarling opened with a summation of House Bill 3200 and then took questions for about an hour. More...

Historical

BOB BOWMAN'S EAST TEXAS

Lick Skillet is a name that courses through the history of rural East Texas. For more than a hundred years, or so, it has been attached to communities, creeks, roads and anything else when people have a sense of humor. More...