December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rock Hill launches monthly food pantry

There is a need in Henderson County and Rock Hill Baptist Church is on a mission to meet the need of hundreds of hungry people.  Starting this Saturday, Dec. More...

Memorial fund set up for Brandon W. Moss

The Brandon Wade Moss Memorial Fund has been established at Citizens National Bank.  Moss, 30, was a BMC Baseball League coach, one of the Jr. Midget StingRay coaches, this past spring. He passed away in his sleep on Dec. 7. More...

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School

CHILDREN KNOW PEACE

BJHS students participate in Lions Club poster contest

Lions Clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups and this year students from Brownsboro Junior High have taken the competition to a whole new level.  More...

TJC lists fall grads

Tyler Junior College held commencement ceremonies at 2 and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Board members exceed required con ed credits

The Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Dec. More...

Sports

Bears finish fifth in Great East Texas Shootout

The Brownsboro Bears went 4-1 in The Great East Texas Shootout, with their lone defeat a two-point loss to Troup, and earned a fifthplace finish.  In the fifth-place game against Mabank on Dec. More...

Bearettes split four games in annual tournament

The Brownsboro Bearettes went 2-2 in The Great East Texas Shootout with wins over All Saints and Cayuga.  Brownsboro lost to the Snook Lady Jays, 40-33, in the Bearettes’ final game of the tournament on Dec. 9.  More...

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Lovejoy, Martin’s Mill win Shootout

On the boys’ side of The Great East Texas Shootout, the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards breezed through the tournament en route to the championship, and won three of their four games by more than 20 points.  More...

Athens residents rally for Nativity scene

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Weekend shootings end with 1 fatality

Weekend shootings in Van Zandt County, one near the Henderson County line, resulted in two children being injured, one fatally.  Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett, along with Investigators Kristi Holt and Sam Mayer, held a press conference Mo More...

Chandler council establishes ETJ

With a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Chandler City Council approved the long-awaited Interlocal Agreement establishing extraterritorial jurisdiction with the City of Tyler. More...

ALL ABOARD THE POLAR EXPRESS

Dozens of children took part in the second annual Polar Express at the First United Methodist Church in Brownsboro Saturday afternoon. More...

Playground ready to use

The Brownsboro city council Monday approved the use of $5,000 set aside for Keep Brownsboro Beautiful by the Economic Development Council. More...

News

Calhoon files for re-election

Third State District Judge Mark Calhoon has announced he is seeking re-election in the 2012 Republican primary election. More...

Texas School Coalition lawsuit questions school finance system

Members of the Texas School Coalition, made up of revenue-contributing schools, were among six school districts which today filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionally of the Texas school finance system. More...

Gooden seeks second term

State Representative Lance Gooden formally filed this week with the Republican Party of Texas to seek a second term in the Texas House. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Services held for Dawn Marie Cunningham

Services were held for Dawn Marie Cunningham, 47, of Gun Barrel City, Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church, in Brownsboro, and on Jennings Mountain, in Brownsboro.  Ms. More...

Letters

There’s a chicken in every pot

Editor,  Black Friday’s gonna save us all! The numbers are in. Retailers are showing enough ivory to put a Baby Grand to shame.  More...

A Letter to Santa:

According to an ABC World News Report, the average American will spend $700 on “gifts and goodies” this holiday season for a total of $465 billion.  More...