December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

'TIS THE SEASON

About 350 attended Chandler's Holiday in the Park gospel singing at Winchester Park Nov. 21. More...

WHAT'S HAPPENING

BROWNSBORO BAND   The Brownsboro High School Band Christmas ensemble concert and silent auction are scheduled for today, from 6 to 8 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Chandler. More...

Special Sections

School

CHANDLER ELEMENTARY

October was a busy month. We participated in the Pow Wow parade, celebrated School Bus Safety Week, Safe Schools Week, Fire Prevention, and Red Ribbon Week. More...

Sports

Bears hold off Chapel Hill Bulldogs

CHAPEL HILL - Brownsboro built an 11- point lead at half-time and held on through a wild second half to post a sevenpoint win, 69-62, over the Chapel Hill Bulldogs last week, just before Thanksgiving break.   More...

Really, Deer

Alexis Rumbo, 7, of Chandler got her first buck during this year’s deer season. She made the shot from 75 yards at 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Chandler area. The buck is an 8-point with a 15-inch spread. More...

Bears land 20 on 2009 All-District team

A co-district championship, an 8-2 season record, and a playoff game gave notice to the Brownsboro Bears 2009 football team.   That notice was marked by heavy representation on District 20AAA's All-District team. More...

By the numbers: Makeup of small city

Following a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality investigation that showed Murchison officials illegally buried solid waste near its wastewater treatment plant, the Statesman takes a closer look at the city’s makeup.   More...

RESURRECTING THE PAST

Elwood School to house museum in Ben Wheeler

BEN WHEELER - A 92- year-old schoolhouse in northwestern Van Zandt County will be moved here and converted into a museum and community center as Brooks Gremmels continues to redevelop the unincorporated town.   More...

Ben Wheeler prepares to decorate town

BEN WHEELER - Residents are being asked to bring decorations for the town’s first "old fashioned Christmas" event here Monday.   "This is our first opportunity to do this," Brooks Gremmels said. More...

News

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES

Horton home features heirlooms, pictures

Nelda Horton enjoys entertaining family at Christmas, and this year she will expand the guest list to include visitors on the annual Christmas Tour of Homes. More...

Couple celebrates 50 years

Loyd and Betty Edwards met at Bartons Chapel Assembly of God Church on Dec. 21, 1957. They were married on Dec. 4, 1959, by the Rev. M. Fletcher.   Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have four children, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. More...

CHANDLER CITY HALL

Employees of Chandler City Hall are collecting items for the God's Open Hands food bank in Chandler. From left are Patti Clayton, Shirley Parmer, Tracy McNatt and Sheila Haskins. Canned meats, cereals, soups, and Ramen noodles are needed.   More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER'S CORNER

IT'S GONE TOO FAST

It's in the Bible somewhere that life goes as quickly as a breath of air; It might be in the book of James but I couldn't say for sure. More...

Historical

BOB BOWMAN'S EAST TEXAS

Baseball a rich part of east Texas

Over the years, east Texans have given their hometown baseball teams some oddball names.   But none of them had the flair of the Longview Cannibals, which played for 44 years in the Gregg County city. More...