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Chandler officials have completed work on its digital sign in front of City Hall on State Highway 31. More...

Council approves employee pay raises

CHANDLER - Officials have approved annual pay raises for employees, and the city administrator's contract has been renewed for two more years. City Administrator Jim Moffeit, 65, said he will not sign another extension. More...

Special Sections

School

Tyler Junior College recognizes graduates

More than 450 candidates were recognized Friday during Tyler Junior College's summer graduation at Wagstaff Gymnasium. A reception was hosted by TJC Alumni Association after commencement. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Simmons

Funeral services for Mary Ella Simmons, 91, Brownsboro, were held Tuesday, August 18, at Union Hill Baptist Church.. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery, under direction of Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. Mrs. Simmons died August 15, 2009 in Tyler. More...

Sports

Initial Hits

Coach: Good progress in first live action

There really wasn't a score kept ... or statistics on passing, receiving, rushing or kicking. But it was the first blush of Texas football at the high school level. More...

Statesman Sports

Attention to detail not only for players

Sometimes you just have to step back from your work, take a deep breath, then turn and walk away for just a few minutes. In this case, I took the break because my eyes were bleeding. No, not really. It was just a figure of speech. More...

Bearettes in play

The Bearettes played in the Van Invitation Tournament Friday and Saturday. Due to production deadlines for the upcoming Fall Sports tab, results from the tournament will appear in the Aug. 27 issue of the Statesman. More...

TEACHERS STUDY

Kindergarten teachers with the Brownsboro Independent School District meet during in-service Monday at the administration building. More...

Chandler considers waiving SilverLeaf permit fees

CHANDLER - City Council members are considering whether to waive building fees on SilverLeaf at Chandler, a governmentsubsidized apartment community for seniors. "I think this project is good for our community," Mayor Joye Rains said. More...

Murchison City Council, mayor struggle to define roles, documents reveal

Documents obtained by the Statesman show a Murchison City Hall in disarray, its council members arguing over municipal officers' job descriptions and the scope of their powers and struggling to reconcile financial materials. More...

Statewide tax holiday set

Texas shoppers will get a break from state and local sales taxes Friday through Sunday during the state's annual tax holiday. More...

News

Chandler Pow Wow set for Oct. 10 at Winchester Park

One of the highlights of the Chandler community, the Pow Wow is scheduled for Oct. 10, and will include a parade and festivities at Winchester Park. More...

TEA TIME!

These nine young ladies attended a tea honoring Caitlin Davis of Keller, the granddaughter of Bettye and Larry Davis of Chandler. The 4- to 10-year-old girls wore festive hats and enjoyed "tea and talk" from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11. More...

Meals on Wheels Menu

(Milk served with meals). Orange juice served in Centers) MON: Salisbury steak/gravy, rice, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, Mandarin orange cup TUE: Hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, green beans, hot dog buns, More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER'S CORNER

Do-It-Yourself Happiness Kit This past winter as the harsh winds Blew their chill and cold Into my little Texas homestead I would gather up my courage And make my way to the mailbox, Where inside I would find Catalogues of all kinds ... More...