March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Event to honor Moore’s 99th

BEN WHEELER — The year was 1911.   William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States. Irving Berlin’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band was the most popular song of the year, and the first edition of J.M. More...

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School

GOLDEN ACTS

The Brownsboro High School Golden Girls received the following awards during a national dance competition in Fort Worth on March 6: Grand Champion Varsity Officer 1st runner up; Varsity Medium Team Division Champion; Varsity Division Officer 1st More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Tompkins

Services for Helen Jewel Barton Tompkins were held last week at Faith Baptist Church in Brownsboro.   Interment was at Jennings Mountain Cemetery. She passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Houston, Texas. More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

A Little Bit of Heaven   God made everything in its own way —   White snow falling; Strong wind blowing;   Making trees sway.   God made everything beautiful in its own way. More...

Letters

Voters should legalize alcohol sales

Larry Rogers’ March 4 letter painted a very good picture of the wet vs. dry battle I witnessed in Irving, Texas, several years ago. More...

Edom firefighters serve above call of duty

We learned this week that our Edom Volunteer firefighters recently went above and beyond the call of duty.   More...

Remove offensive words from language

In this world today, we live in a time when you can hardly say anything that does not offend one group or another, one person or another, one institution or another. More...

Liquor election expected to be set for May

Required signatures have been verified by county’s elections boss

Brownsboro must call a local-option election for May after 55 signatures on Dusty Wise’s petition to legalize alcohol sales were verified by Henderson County elections administrator Denise Hernandez. More...

Chandler primed for development, TEEX report shows

CHANDLER — A Texas Engineering Extension Service community profile of Chandler offers no new insight into the city, but it does confirm what officials here have been saying: that their area is primed for new development as Tyler grows and th More...

Sales-tax revenue remains steady across county

While individual ups and downs were recorded among individual municipalities, Henderson County maintained the same salestax revenue stream as last year, in a comparison of numbers in a Texas Office of the Comptroller report posted on that department More...

News

CHANDLER CITY HALL

The Chandler City Council met for a regular scheduled meeting on March 9 at City Hall, at 7 p.m.   The meeting was called to order by Mayor Joye Rains.   Pledge to the flag and the invocation were led by the mayor. More...

Copeland’s Chandler Drug begins using robotic dispenser

CHANDLER — The latest technology is taking Chandler Drug Co. back to the practice of pharmacists having time for personalized service and counseling.   More...

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Sports

Bearettes land 7 on both athletic, academic squads

DISTRICT 20-3A ALL DISTRICT BASKETBALL

The Brownsboro Bearettes were rewarded for its co-district championship in basketball, and a season of more, placing seven different players on District 20- 3A’s all district teams, with two of the seven earning superlative honors. More...

Bears land two on first team

Although it took a doubleovertime loss in the last game of the regular season to keep Brownsboro out of the playoffs, the Bears were recognized for their efforts on the District 20- 3A All-District Team in basketball. More...

Bears win 2 of 3 on diamond

The Brownsboro Bears opened the Athens tournament with two wins, and closed with a loss, in games held on March 12 and 13. More...

Historical

Bowman: What we’ve learned around East Texas

Ghost riders started haunting Texas in the 1870s when a cattleman driving his cattle to market came across a new homestead blocking his route near the Neches River.

Here are a few things we’ve learned by roaming around East Texas.   The Log Gym   In the 1940s, Newton had a gymnasium made of logs — probably the last such structure of its kind in East Texas. More...