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LOCAL-OPTION LIQUOR ELECTION

Wise urges residents to ‘vote conscience’

The grocer who petitioned for an election to make Brownsboro wet reiterated his position that he only wants to advance the community, urging residents to “vote their conscience” on Saturday.   More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Joel Walker Jr.

Funeral services for Joel Travis Walker Jr., 73, of Tyler, were May 4, 2010, at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Jones officiating. More...

Wayne Welch

Funeral services for Wayne Hamilton “Sonny” Welch, 66, of Chandler were May 1, 2010, at 2 p.m., at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby Bressman and Marvin Cole officiating. More...

Lafawn Lipps

Lafawn Ingram Lipps went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 24, in Brownsville, Texas.   Her parents were J.C. and Jewel Ingram.   She attended Brownsboro schools and graduated in 1947. More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

The Greatest Mom   She was the sweetest thing on earth;   I knew this from my first hour of birth.   She was raised so poor she could hardly live,   But to help one in need she would freely give. More...

Historical

BOB BOWMAN’S EAST TEXAS

‘Honky tonk’ originated in 1930s country music

A friend from Daingerfi eld called me a few days ago with an interesting question: “How did the term ‘honky tonk’ come about?”   As best we can tell, it was slang for local bars and clubs frequently patronized by poor w More...

LIQUOR PROPOSITION DEFEATED

Brownsboro's election to legalize the sale of beer, wine and liquor for off-premise consumption was defeated Saturday night, 84-69, according to published reports of unofficial results. More...

‘SOFT’ COLORS

During a nearly two-hour lightening delay at the Brownsboro-Groesbeck bi-district playoff softball game in Corsicana Monday, spectators were treated to a spectacular rainbow in the distance. More...

Ben Wheeler birthday bash set for May 22 at park

VAN ZANDT COUNTY

BEN WHEELER — This town’s second birthday bash is set for May 22, and will feature bluegrass bands The Coleman Brothers and the Lonesome Boys, wagon rides and other festivities.   More...

BISD committee still mulls expansion options

More scenarios presented to the Brownsboro Independent School District’s Citizens Facilities Advisory Committee on Monday included a $22.3 million option — building one new elementary school and renovating three other campuses, administr More...

News

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Use positive reinforcement to raise kids

Our family adopted a beautiful, smart black and white Border Collie from a rescue shelter for our son when his big sisters left for college a few years ago. More...

Cox, Padgett to marry

The engagement of Jodi Elizabeth Cox and Shawn Matthew Padgett, both of Chandler, has been announced.   The bride elect is the daughter of David and Lisa Cox of Chandler. Her paternal grandparents are L.D. More...

QUICK HITS

GOLDEN GIRLS   The Brownsboro High School Golden Girls Spring Show is scheduled for today and Friday at the drama building, at 7 p.m.   Ticket prices for “When I Grow Up” apply. More...

Sports

END OF THE ROAD

Bearettes out of playoffs after 10-3 defeat Errors, wild pitches lead to 7 unearned runs

CORSICANA — The Brownsboro Bearettes outhit the Groesbeck Lady Goats nine to six, but five errors, nine wild pitches and four walks leading to seven unearned runs were too much to overcome in a bi-district playoff game Monday night. More...

Winchester Park’s trio of tourneys come to end

Storm, Streak take first in their age divisions

BMC Spring Blast weekend No. 3 had five senior midget teams playing along with five sophomore teams at Winchester Park. More...

Alex was one of the good ones; emergency personnel step up

Last week’s tragic automobile accident that claimed the life of 18-year-old Alexandria “Alex” Conway will be remembered for a long time locally. I’m sure her classmates in the Class of 2010 will, in particular. More...