February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Brownsboro draws new opponents in District 15-3A

The University Interscholastic League has released its 2012-13 and 2013-14 tentative football and basketball district assignments, and Brownsboro will be in District 15-3A along with Athens, Canton, Mabank, Mineola and Van.  More...

Firefighter making comeback after wreck

One of the heroes that serve the Brownsboro area as a member of the Brownsboro Volunteer Fire Department returned to limited action last week after a November wreck that left him with a broken back, leg and neck.  More...

A FRESH VISION

Moran lays out goals for district

When Chris Moran was named superintendent of Brownsboro ISD he knew he would face some challenges. More...

Special Sections

School

BES BEST BEARS

Brownsboro Elementary School honors students each week that arrive at school on time, respect and listen to the teacher, complete their school work and homework. More...

ROWDY READING RASCALS

Brownsboro Elementary School recognizes Rowdy Reading Rascals which are students that read AR books and take a computerized test on the book. More...

Sports

Brownsboro JH A-teams undefeated in district

The Brownsboro 7thgrade A-team Bears basketball team withstood a late rally by the Bullard Panthers on Jan. More...

Cub Scouts annual Pinewood Derby results

Cub Scouts Pack 342 recently held its annual Pinewood Derby at First United Methodist Church in Chandler.  Nicholas Selman earned the title of Grand Champion, Pole Position winner and first place in the Bears division.  In the Tigers divisi More...

Brownsboro girls take 2nd in Van powerlifting meet

The Brownsboro Boys and Girls Powerlifting teams competed in Van on Jan. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,  There is a local man who claims to be a handyman and makes his living swindling others. His name was given to me by an acquaintance and since I know his grandparents I assumed he would have the same Christian values. More...

Editor,

I deliver free bread to God’s Open Hands twice a week when available.  In doing this, I load the bread into grocery cards and push across a parking lot full of pot holes that are filled with water and mud; the carts try to turn over. More...

Bearettes will meet Hudson in bi-district play

The Brownsboro Bearettes (22-7, 6-2 in District 17-3A) will face off against the Hudson Lady Hornets from Lufkin (17-11, 6-6 in District 18-3A) in the bi-district round of playoffs. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. More...

Giger named Citizen of the Year by CBACC

Chandler City Councilman Gene Giger was named the Citizen of the Year Thursday night at the Chandler/Brownsboro Area Chamber of Commerce banquet and silent auction at First Assembly of God church.  Sonic of Chandler was named the Business of th More...

Tiger’s Tale

Rescued animals relocated to Murchison refuge

MURCHISON -– The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, known for being the home of burros and horses that have been abused and neglected, joined with the Humane Society to rescue three tigers and two hybrid wolves from a roadside zoo in Mississip More...

A FRESH VISION

Where do athletics, band fit in new budget?

Brownsboro ISD Superintendent Chris Moran has made it clear that his top priority for the district is academics. Nearly all his goals presented to the school board in January centered around academics and making Brownsboro a leader in the field. More...

News

Monarch Utilities water assistance program impacts Henderson Co.

Monarch Utilities, supported by the Henderson County Help Center and Henderson County Municipal Judge Sue Tarrant, sponsored a oneday Help2Other (H20) registration fair to assist its elderly, disabled and low-income customers in the eastern portion o More...

Happenings Around Town

A ir Force Airman Sage T. More...

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Mamie Joyce and Bobby Don Parker are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week. The couple was married on Feb. 2, 1962 at Leagueville Baptist Church where they are still members today. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Wayne Howell Jr.

Memorial services for David Wayne Howell Jr., 44, Chandler, were held Saturday at Hilltop Baptist Church with Bro. George Folmar officiating. Howell died Jan. 19, 2012, in Chandler.  He was born Oct. 31, 1967, in Tyler to David Wayne Howell Sr. More...

Peggy Tillman

Services for Peggy Tillman, 75, New York, were held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at New York Baptist Church. Burial was held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.  Tillman died Jan. 28, 2012. She was born Oct. More...

JT Nipp

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van for JT Nipp, Edom. He died Jan. 28.  More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

Look at life in a different way Why do people rush and run? No one seems to have any fun. The days are going by. When did you last see the sky? More...

THE INVITATION

Come near to me my dearest one And pluck my loving heart strings It plays a thousand melodies But only when I'm in your arms These lips of mine invite your kiss And promise to linger long My arms now More...

Historical

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Working on the railroad

The St. Louis and Southwestern railroad came through in 1880. I've seen pictures of railroad construction and I'm sure the song “I’ve been working on the railroad” could be heard often.  More...

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Blake’s Dry Goods Store

In the 1930s-50s, H. G. “Smutt” Blake owned and operated a dry goods store in downtown Chandler. It was located in a red brick building that faced the railroad tracks. The street is now named West Main Street.  More...