October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

HOG WILD IN BEN WHEELER

Festival draws more than 7,500 as town celebrates own legacy

BEN WHEELER - The Hog Festival here last weekend drew more than 7,500 people, officials said, exceeding last year's attendance by at least 2,000.   More...

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School

BISD MENUS

Nov. 2-6   MON: Breakfast pizza   TUES: Cinnamon raisin biscuit   WED: Cheese pizza pocket   THUR: Sausage biscuit FRI: French toast sticks   CES & BES MON: Chicken nuggets TUES: Tacos   More...

BIS FALL FEST

Brownsboro Intermediate School students participated in a pumpkin-carving and decorating contest during the school's Fall festival Oct. 20.  More...

`SUPERIOR' TRADITION

Brownsboro High School Band members are, from left (back row), Jordan McCallie, Chris Radford, Justin Payne, and Clint Johnson; (middle row), Justin Kiker, Chase Carnes, Alex Conway, Nelson Icenhower, and Wesley Smith; (front row), Holly Hargrave, More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER'S CORNER

I'VE SET YOU FREE

Try again; wipe the tears from your eyes. Try again; I'll abide near your side, For I am the Vine, ye are the branches. I am the Vine; ye are the branches. Don't you see? I've come to set you free. Try again. You can't hide this time. More...

Letters

Edom business owner thanks newspaper

Wow.   A big thank you for placing our story about The Old Firehouse on the front page this week. More...

Resident questions school district's intent

I read with interest the recent story about Brownsboro schools running out of room due to increasing enrollment, and how the "tax rollback" election failed. My child attends school in Brownsboro, and I pay my taxes to BISD.   More...

Historical

SMITH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

James Wilkins will give a presentation on Ed Sharp at the Smith County Historical Society's meeting on Tuesday. Born in New Jersey, Sharp came to Tyler in the early 1850s and had a hardware store on the square. More...

Henderson County offers rich history of Indian culture

Since their tradition of sharing history was oral in nature and so many of these people are gone, it is the artifact we turn to for most of the story.

October is the month the Texas Historical Commission has set aside to celebrate archeology.   Studying artifacts of people and places gone by can seem arduous unless you begin putting together the lives of the ones who lived there. More...

Early voting ends Friday for election

Eleven constitutional amendments - most related to tax regulations, the power to govern, and funding sources - are on Tuesday's ballot.   The last day to vote early is Friday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

KBB seeks donations for new nativity scene

Keep Brownsboro Beautiful is trying to raise money to buy materials for a nativity scene for its Christmaslighting ceremony in December, Roxie Holley said. More...

It's time to `Fall back'

Get ready, folks. It's time for the semi-annual time change.   Daylight Saving Time will officially end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. More...

News

RECIPES

Soups and stews are the ultimate comfort foods and many of us turn to them when we want a really healthy meal.   However, many traditional soups and stews are bursting with fat and sodium. More...

MEALS ON WHEELS

November 2-6

(Milk served with meals. More...

Today's Girl Youth Organization pageant set for Nov. 15

The Today's Girl Youth Organization is set to host a preliminary pageant at Murchison Independent School District on Nov. 15. Girls up to 18 years old are invited to compete in six age divisions. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mildred Mika

Mildred Mika, age 94 of Rockwall, Texas, passed away October 24, 2009.   She was born August 26, 1915, in Belton, Texas, to Milton and Gertrude (Suggs) Patillo, and was one of four daughters.   Mildred married her husband, Fred P. More...

Sports

8th `A' wins; 7th `A' loses to Wildcats

Brownsboro Jr. High teams one one, lost one, in matchups with the Palestine Wildcats on Thursday, Oct. 22.   The eighth grade "A" squad won by 22 points, while the seventh grade "A" team was defeated by six. More...

Statesman Sports

Hearing the World Series

By the time this makes it to general public, baseball's World Series will have already started. Weather permitting, the first pitch was thrown Wednesday night as the Yankees and the Phillies square off for the title.   More...

BLEMISH ON THE RECORD

Brownsboro takes first loss, 42-26, at hands of Palestine

The streak is over.   After opening the season with six straight wins, the Brownsboro Bears dropped their first game of the season, 42-26, to the Palestine Wildcats. More...