January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Y’s moves closer to liquor election

Y’s Hometown Foods has obtained the required number of signatures to apply for a local-option liquor petition, moving the store closer to a possible election in May to determine wheth- er Brownsboro will become a wet municipality.   More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Joe Henry Smiley

Services for Joe Henry Smiley, 69, of Athens, were held on Monday, Jan. 12, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Mike Gibbs officiating. Burial followed at Blackjack Cemetery Mr. Smiley died Jan. 8, 2010, in Athens. More...

Oliverio ‘Oli’ Rodriguez

Services for Oliverio More...

Roberta Fern Stanley

Roberta Fern Stanley, age 93 of Frisco, Texas, passed away on Jan. 16, 2010, in Frisco. She was born on Sept. 21, 1916, in Sedan, New Mexico, to Robert and Eva Catherine (Fulkerson) Stephenson. Roberta married Clyde Jackson (Jack) Stanley on Dec. More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

OUR LOVE Our love is like the notes of a song Sometimes you are the melody And I am the harmony. Sometimes it is the other way around. Either way, we make a nice kind of music. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keep Brownsboro Beautiful was able to purchase a new nativity scene for the town, thanks to the generous donations by the following people: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bearden; First State Bank, Brownsboro; Mrs. Cleo Brand; Mrs. Dorothy Jones; Mrs. More...

Historical

BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS

Recalling 19th-century ‘Skin Tight’ settlement later named Lone Star

In the early 1830s, when cattle buyer Henry Reeves and his partner, a man known only as Ball, built a store on the Rusk-Henderson road, visiting customers started calling the settlement “Skin Tight” because they were no match for Reeves&r More...

TRUSTEES VOTE NOT TO RENEW SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT

Brownsboro Independent School District Superintendent Elton Caldwell said he's leaning toward retirement after officials voted not to renew his two-year contract. More...

Brownsboro’s EDC prepares to allocate funds for park

Brownsboro's Economic Development Corporation is preparing for the first time since its creation about five years ago to allocate funds for improvements at City Park.   More...

HERO’S WELCOME

Sgt. Caleb Nehls, 22, of the U.S. Marine Corps (inset) is greeted by members of Welcome Home Soldiers in Chandler on Jan. 14 as he arrrives home from an 18-month   More...

Sales-tax numbers remain down

Sales-tax revenues received locally from Texas in January combined to remain within about 5 percent of the same time last year, according to the most recent report released by the Texas Workforce Commission on its Web site.   More...

News

Wise: New high school could be built west of Brownsboro

A new high school could be built on a 52-acre tract of land north of State Highway 31 near Brownsboro if a tax election is successful in November, a district offi cial said. More...

KEEP CHANDLER BEAUTIFUL

Keep Chandler Beautiful, Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit volunteer organization and an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful. The organization is funded by donations, fundraisers and grants. More...

CHANDLER CITY HALL

Jan. 11

Agenda A. Call to Order Meeting opened at 7:00 pm. B. Pledge to the Flag C. Invocation D. Roll Call and announce if a quorum is present City Council members Ann Hall, Marshall Crawford, Don Daniell, and Gene Giger were present. More...

Sports

Youngster enters victory lane

Chandler girl hits race track for first win as area racer

Last March, The Statesman ran an article about Chandler youngster Maranda Gay, then eight years old, and her hobby — drag racing.   There’s been a development since. More...

SPINNING DISC

‘Different’ kind of golf event set for Tyler

Come rain, nor sleet, nor snow will stop the 2010 Ice Bowl set for Lindsey Park, and, no, it is not football.   More...

Bears open district with win

It was a district-opening win for the Brownsboro Bears Friday night at home, as they easily defeated the Palestine Wildcats.   Brownsboro (14-6, 1-0) used a strong first half as a springboard to victory over Palestine (5-12, 0-1). More...