February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Health issues force mayor to resign

Murchison Mayor Mike Hill resigned his position on Feb. 14 due to heath reasons and will be replaced by his sister, Mayor Pro-Tem Deanna Benson.  More...

CHS to hold casino night as benefit

Break out the little black dresses and black ties for the Chandler Historical Society's Puttin’ on the Ritz Casino Night at Edom City Limits on Saturday, March 10.  Tickets are limited to 180 people and are $40 per person. 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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Augusta Layton Golden

Services for Augusta Layton Golden, 86, of Chandler, were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Dorris, Bro. Bill Goble and Bro. Larry Cawood officiating. More...

Susie Grace Burk Reeves

Memorial services for Susie Grace Burk Reeves, 90, of Murchison are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Ash Baptist Church, 8613 Farm-to-Market Road 1616, Athens.  She died Feb. More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

“His Grace” And Angels they speak to me In the quiet of my mind Whispering sacred truths Of a world we’ve left behind We’ve become a hurried race Forgetting nursery rhymes If we choose not to seek It’s impossible to find More...

HE LIVES

Mad men have often dreamed of power To crush and slay at will, The things which stand before their press Of greed and lust to kill. More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Jack Davis’ Cafe: ‘What’ll it be today?’

In the 1940s, Jack Davis’ Café in downtown Chandler was located on what is now Broad Street and Hwy. 31. Cafes like Mr. Jack’s were where the “action” was in the 1940s! More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Government adds sewing room

During the depression the government put in a sewing room. This room was on the top floor of the old Masonic Building.  The room was filled with sewing machines. Mrs. Gussie Boles was hired as administrator. More...

District considers high school

Murchison ISD is considering adding a high school.  The district would become a k-12 district under the plan explained by Superintendent Richard Jones at last Thursday’s school board meeting.  After a 25-minute conversation, the board More...

Just Keep Swingin’

Smith battles through wreck, obstacles to graduate from SFA

As a member of the Brownsboro Bear baseball team, Bryan Smith might not have been able to handle all the curve balls thrown his way by the opposition. Yet when life threw him a curve ball, he knocked it out of the park.  More...

BES teachers rewarded $3,850 through Sonic program

Sonic Drive-In of Chandler general manager Donna Brown had a big surprise for Brownsboro Elementary last Thursday as she announced the school’s new mascots would be Terry the Terrific Tater Tot and Larry the Learning Limeade.  More...

News

Happenings Around Town

Chandler Intermediate PTO is hosting its ninth annual Midnight Blast on Friday, April 13 and is in need of support from local businesses. More...

LIONS CLUB DONATION

Members of the Chandler Lions Club presented God's Open Hands with a $2,000 check Tuesday. More...

CHANDLER NURSING CENTER NEWS

Here is a great big “speedy recovery” to the Gospel Friends who were unable to join us on the Feb. 18 due to illness. More...

Sports

Little Dribblers tournament action begins

The regular season has come to an end in Little Dribblers action as teams opened tournament play Monday.  In boy’s majors play, the Longhorns avenged a regular season loss to the previously undefeated Warhawks, 32-27, Monday night while th More...

Brownsboro’s sales tax allocations increase

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that state sales tax revenue in January was $2 billion, up 9.5 percent compared to January 2011.  More...

ALL STAR GYM GRABS AWARDS

Cheerleaders ages 4 through 12 from OMG! All Star Gym competed at the first ever Spirit Celebration Cruise Competition last weekend. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor  Politics as usual – Spitzer under attack  More...