April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Septic companies face rate increase in Chandler

CHANDLER — Starting in July, septic companies will face a one-cent increase for dumping raw sewage at the Chandler Wastewater Treatment Plant after the City Council decided the strain on roads has become significant, city administrator Jim M More...

Jobless rate dips below 9 percent

Henderson County’s rate of unemployment dipped below 9 percent for the first time this year, according to a report released by the Texas Workforce Commission. More...

Special Sections

School

CHANDLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Our character word for February and March was trustworthiness.   Our character word for April is fairness. Students will be recognized for perfect attendance and no tardies throughout the year. More...

Sports

Bears post two wins as district schedule nears end

Brownsboro takes down Fairfield, Palestine in District 20-3A games

The Brownsboro Bears continued their winning ways on the baseball diamond last week, playing two games and coming with with victories in each. More...

Bearettes wind up district play’s final week

7-3 District 20-3A record nets Brownsboro second place finish for year

A split week saw the Bearettes finish district play with a 7-3 record and a 16- 10 overall as they move toward the playoffs.   Brownsboro finished in second place in District 20- 3A. They won the district championship in 2009. More...

Tournment first of three slated for Winchester Park

The BMC Youth Foundation hosted their First Annual Spring Blast Tournaments. April 10-11. It was the first of three weekends of preseason tournaments at Winchester Park in Chandler. More...

Officials recommend building 2 elementary schools

‘Listening To The Community’

Two new elementary schools should be built and Brownsboro High School should be renovated if voters pass a tax election in November to finance the work, according to an administration report distributed Monday to members of an advisory committee. More...

Chandler seeks financial guidance on clarifier

CHANDLER — The city’s financial advisor has been asked to see “what the market bears” as offi cials consider financing improvements whole or in part to its wastewater treatment plant.   More...

SPRING VOICES

Edom reports ‘nice’ crowds turn out for street fair

More than 73 spaces were rented to April in Edom vendors and the town’s businesses reported heavy traffic during the two-day event, event Chairman Bobby Hopps said.   “It turned out very good. More...

News

Texas enjoys many fiesta traditions

Several patriotic, military, and school organizations march solemnly to the Alamo, while the names of the men who fought in the Battle of the Alamo are read aloud from within the walls.

Many Texans may not know that Fiesta San Antonio, one of Texas’ oldest and most celebrated festivals, began with a literal “flower fight” — a parade called the Battle of Flowers, first hosted on April 21, 1891.   More...

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

People say weird things about church

“Where do you go to church?” he asked.   It’s East Texas etiquette essential, same as “Nice to meet you.” But it’s a lot more informative.   “I try never to go to church,” I replied. More...

MENUS

Meals on Wheels   April 26–30   MON — Steak fingers/ gravy, hominy, green beans, wheat bread, fruit cup   TUE — Hot dogs/with bun, chili, tater tots, blended vegetables, banana   WED — Meatloaf/sauce More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

A Lovely Lady   I saw a vision just the other day   Strolling down the avenue, coming my way. More...

Historical

BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS

Early East Texans used creativity to name towns

While some early East Texans named their towns for families, their hometowns or landmarks, others were a tad more creative.   That brings us to Tadmor in Houston County. More...