February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chairman: Chamber to focus on education, economic initiatives

The Chandler Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman will focus this year on educating businesses, using social networking to communite more effectively, and hosting more events to help advance the communities it serves.  More...

Weiss fundraiser set for March 19

A fundraiser has been scheduled for March 19 for singer Ronnie Weiss on at Music City Texas in Linden, according to a press release.  More...

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Sports

Bearettes cruise to bi-district win, face Fairfield next

The Brownsboro Bearettes dominated the Huntington Devilettes from start to finish en route to a 62-24 win Monday night in a Region III 3A bi-district playoff game. More...

Rusk rally not enough as Bears win on senior night

After holding an 18-point lead at halftime, the Brownsboro Bears held on for a 67-62 win over the Rusk Eagles on senior night in Brownsboro on Feb. More...

Faulkner receives Tyler Area Basketball Officials scholarship

Brownsboro head boys basketball coach Tobin Reid announced that Kyle Faulkner will receive a scholarship from the Tyler Area Basketball Officials.  “It is given by the Tyler Area Basketball Officials,” Reid said. More...

ROSES ARE RED

Janice Chambers (foreground) and Mary Ann Chittum prepare flower arrangements during the Valentine’s Day rush at Celebrations Flowers & Gifts on Monday. More...

DOMINANT

The Brownsboro Bearettes’ Hillary Shaffer (right) led with 23 points in a Bi-District playoff game against the Huntington Devilettes in Whitehouse on Monday. The Bearettes won, 62-24. More...

BISD receives ‘stable’ S&P rating

The Brownsboro Independent School District has received a “AAA” bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, an international fi- nancial researcher.  More...

BHS mock-trial team places third in first competition

Brownsboro High School placed third at the Region 10 Texas High School Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 12 in Dallas.  More...

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Henderson County Constable David Grubbs receives a plaque for his work with the Brownsboro Independent School District on Monday. More...

Gooden appointed to powerful Appropriations Committee

AUSTIN — Texas Rep. Lance Gooden has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee — the powerful budget-writing body of the Texas House of Representatives.  More...

CHANDLER CITY HALL

The city has purchased a chipper shredder through a grant we received with the East Texas Council of Governments.  This chipper shredder will be used to maintain downed trees limbs in the city’s rights of way.  More...

Historical

Rusk played role in construction of capitol building

Since granite, which had been chosen over limestone for the capitol’s exterior, would have doubled the weight, the rejection of the Rusk iron was revoked and the columns were installed.

This month, Texans quietly celebrate the 117th anniversary of the completion of the Texas capitol in Austin.  But as in other observances, little acknowledgment will be made of the role that East Texas, especially Rusk, played in the capitol&rsq More...