January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BHS band students reflect on All-State honors

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The four Brownsboro High School band members, Jordynn Conner, James Pace, Jessica Villalobos and Taylor Johnston, selected to the More...

CES nominated for academic excellence

Chandler Elementary School, along with just 25 other public school campuses across Texas, has been nominated for the 2012 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. More...

Special Sections

School

TEA report ranks BISD ‘Acceptable’

The Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator System’s report for 2011 has been released and Brownsboro Independent School District was given an accountability rating of “Academically Acceptable.”  More...

Photo

The Brownsboro FFA Show Team will be leaving today for the Fort Worth Livestock Show. There will be 10 students and their calves going along with FFA teacher Josh Flowers. More...

TJC announces fall president’s, dean’s lists

Tyler Junior College has recognized 1161 students named to the president’s and dean’s lists for their academic excellence during the Fall 2011 semester.  The President's List, composed of students who complete a minimum of 12 hours o More...

Sports

Bears get pair of 2-point wins to open district play

The Brownsboro Bears, now winners of eight games in a row, started District 17- 3A play off with a couple of nail-biters for blue and gold faithful.  On Jan. More...

Brownsboro girls finish second at powerlifting meet

Brownsboro High School hosted a Powerlifting Meet on Jan. More...

Titans fall to Beavers

Little Dribblers action is in full swing as teams ready for the annual end-of-season tournament with a series of exhibition games.  In the major division, the Titans and Beavers squared off Jan. More...

No rationing in city’s plans

Recent rains have raised lake levels, but the drought continues across the area and summer only a few months away.  The City of Chandler will have its fifth water well in production soon and expects not to have to ask residents to limit water us More...

BVFD reflects on past year, honors members at banquet

Brownsboro Volunteer Fire Department Saturday recognized the hundreds of sacrifices made in 2011 by those who serve the department at its annual awards banquet at Faith Baptist Church. More...

Customer Appreciation rescheduled at 4F’s store

Due to a death in the family, 4F’s Farm & Ranch has rescheduled its  Customer  Appreciation  Day to  Saturday,  Jan. 21.  Everyone is invited to enjoy barbecue sandwiches with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. More...

News

Meth dealer gets 20 years

Third District Court Judge Mark Calhoon sentenced Michael Andrews McFarlin, 24 of Chandler, to 20 years in the penitentiary Monday, Jan. 9 after McFarlin pled guilty to Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. More...

Gooden announces tax change that benefits surviving spouses of disabled military veterans

State Representative Lance Gooden announced the enactment of a change to the State Constitution that will benefit the surviving spouses of veterans who are completely disabled.  Effective immediately, the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or tot More...

Happenings Around Town

Panola College announced Chandler’s Kim Scott was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011semester. To qualify a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CLARENCE SYLVIN FARMER

Services for Clarence Sylvin Farmer, 88, of Chandler were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at West Lake Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Evans and the Rev. Bob Sexton officiating. More...

JERRY W. NOLEN

Jerry W. Nolen, 70, of Chandler, died Jan. 12, 2012.  Nolen was born Sept. 4, 1941. He was a former director of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and a consultant to the city of Chandler.  More...

E.C. LEWIS

Funeral services for E.C. Lewis, 89, Brownsboro, were held Monday at New Hope Methodist Church with the Rev. Brooks Taylor officiating.  Burial was held at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens. More...

Writer's Corner

A TRIP TO HEAVEN

Last night I went to heaven To find a bride you see, I saw you on the Angel’s Throne And you turned and smiled at me. More...

Historical

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

John (Baun) Brown and old Brownsborough

John Brown and family came to Henderson County from St. Pedersgjesde, Norway about 1836.  It is believed John (Red) Brown was Brownsborough’s first citizen.  Certificate No. More...

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Buford’s Barbershop

About once a month, my daddy would say, “Son it’s about time for you to get your ears lowered.” I knew this meant a trip to Buford Ellis’ Barbershop to get a haircut.  More...