December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

5 generations of Kidds honored in New York

Timothy Kidd serves on San Antonio-class warship

Five generations of the Kidd family gathered in November for the commissioning of the USS New York in New York Harbor.   Matron Evangeline (Edwards) Kidd; son, Kenneth L. Kidd; granddaughter, Kaywin (Kidd) Cottle; great-grandson Timothy L. More...

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School

BROWNSBORO ELEMENTARY

Brownsboro Elementary School Principal Brian Ralson holds a certificate presented by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in November from the Texas Business and Education Coalition Awards ceremony in San Antonio. More...

CHANDLER ELEMENTARY

Pre-K has been busy getting ready for Christmas.   We are still working on writing our names and getting along with others. We are learning our letters and how to count to 10. We encourage you to read to your child over the break. More...

Sports

ANNUAL GREAT EAST TEXAS SHOOTOUT

Bears advance to championship game, lose close one to Crandall

The Brownsboro Bears - in the words of former Texas Longhorns and Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Lane - didn't lose the game, they just ran out of time. More...

Bearettes double-down Palestine in seventh place tourney game

The Brownsboro Bearettes dominated play in finishing the Great East Texas Shootout tournament (held annually in Brownsboro) with a win over Palestine in the seventh place game. More...

The Saint

Working with a happy New Orleans NFL fanatic is an interesting phenomenon

It's getting kinda tough. I work with a New Orleans Saints fan.   Now I know what some people must of thought of me back in the early `90s when Troy, Emmett and Michael and the `Boys were dominating the NFL and bringing home Super Bowls. More...

Six auto burglaries reported in Brownsboro

At least six auto burglaries have been reported in Brownsboro since Nov. 13, including one in which the victim’s Christmas gifts were taken in the middle of the day, Brownsboro Police Chief Thomas Robertson said.   More...

THE SHOOTOUT

Above, Brownsboro Bearettes post Tiffany Hurd puts up a shot during the Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro on Dec. 10. Below, a youngster enjoys the sidelines during a break in the action. Story and photos on Pages 8-9.   More...

Donations still needed for Hometown Heroes

Only a fraction of the toys traditionally collected for less fortunate children have been donated this year to Hometown Heroes, Brownsboro Police Chief Thomas Robertson said.   More...

News

Deputies arrest Chandler men for evasion, parole violation

A Chandler man was in the Henderson County Jail Tuesday on multiple charges after he allegedly ran from police during the execution of a search warrant, sheriff's records show.   More...

Gooden to oppose Brown in March GOP primary

Republican Lance Gooden has formalized his candidacy for state representative, and his name will appear on the March 2 Republican primary ballot against incumbent Betty Brown. More...

Ben Wheeler celebrates new shops, development along downtown street

VAN ZANDT COUNTY

Less than a year ago, the main street of downtown Ben Wheeler had little hustle and bustle, quiet traffic, and few signs of retail life.   What a difference a year makes. More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER'S CORNER

SNOW WHITE   I stand beneath the giant brown trees of winter,   Watching the white flakes of snow silently descending. More...

Historical

EAST TEXAS HISTORICAL

John Wesley Hardin was born in Bonham on May 26, 1853. The son of a circuit riding Methodist preacher, John Wesley was named after the founder of Methodism. More...

BOB BOWMAN'S EAST TEXAS

Few remnants exist from Grand Bluff, a community once considered the seat of government for Panola County.   One of the remnants is an isolated cemetery containing a hint of why the town died. More...