March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

ON TARGET FOR CHARITY

Booth hits 12,373 free throws

Shaquille O'Neal is a sure-fire NBA hall-of-famer, yet he only shot 53 percent from the free throw line during his career.  Chandler’s Tom Booth, a former college basketball player at the University of Southern Maine, shot a whopping 65 pe More...

Special Sections

School

Teachers find a new way to fund classroom projects

BES BEST BEARS

With huge budget cuts looming to school districts around the state, teachers of Brownsboro ISD have found a way to make sure their students don’t go without.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Stauber

Charles F. (Fred) Stauber passed away on March 4, 2012 at the Hospice of East Texas.  He was born August 26, 1926 to Dr. Charles F. Stauber and Hazel Ash Stauber in Oklahoma City, Okla. He retired from Martin Marietta-Aerospace Denver. More...

Sports

Bears drop district opener, go 2-2 in tourney

The Brownsboro Bears lost to the Rusk Eagles in their District 17-3A opener on Monday, and went 2-2 in the Arp Baseball Tournament March 1-3.  On March 5, Rusk got the better of Brownsboro in both teams’ district opening game, 12-5.  More...

Tyler Tournament no sweat

The Brownsboro Bearettes lost to district rival Rusk 10-0 on Monday, but went 4-0 in the TASO Softball Blowout Tournament March 1 and 3.  On March 1, the Bearettes (9-5, 1-1) pulled out a pair of one-run wins over Grapeland and Slocum.  More...

POWERLIFTING

Woods is State-bound

The Brownsboro Girls Powerlifting team sent four girls to the regional powerlifting meet last weekend, and Krystilyn Woods advanced to the state meet. Woods also set a new regionals record in the bench press.  More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

The devil in the pool hall

In the 1940s, Chandler had a pool hall located on what is now West Main Street. It was located between Blake’s General Merchandise and Mr. Brewer’s Blacksmith Shop, just across the railroad tracks from my house. More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Tomato sheds

Brownsboro had four large tomato sheds and ten or more small ones at each season.  1. Mr. Alex Woldert had the largest shed.  More...

Council incumbents keep seats

City councils in Chandler and Brownsboro next year will look just like they do this year.  All the incumbents on both city councils have filed for reelection; no one signed up to challenge them.  Deadline to file for city elections was Mond More...

B’boro PD receives upgrades

Almost three years after a grant application was filed, Brownsboro Police Department is putting the grant to work.  Police Chief Thomas Robertson said Monday the department had almost finished installing new radios in its four patrol cars.  More...

City Hall to hold open house

The City of Chandler has recently finished renovations to the council chambers and is holding an open house on Tuesday, March 13 to let the community see the renovated facility.  The open house will be held from 5-6 p.m. More...

News

Area’s top styles to be displayed

Some of the area’s top styles will be on display Saturday, March 24 at First United Methodist Church in Chandler during the Cherished Couture Style Show.  Sponsored by the First United Methodist Women of Chandler, the event enters its thir More...

CAKE AUCTION

Cub Scouts Pack 342 celebrated its Blue and Gold annual banquet Friday, February 24. The event was hosted by First United Methodist Church in Chandler. More...

Saluting Our Soldiers

The following individuals are proudly serving the United States of America in the Armed Forces. The Chandler and Brownsboro area communities are proud of you! For those who are serving overseas, we await your safe return.  More...

Writer's Corner

THUNDERSHOWER

Gray clouds hide the morning sun Tiny raindrops fall from the sky They hit the window pane like tinkling glass Minute rivulets make the streets sparkle and shine The streets are empty and quiet Only the falling rain is heard Each flower along the wal More...

Tail wagging the dog

I'm just an old country boy and don't know much about politics and finances and world affairs and such.  But I do think I have my share of common sense.  And I get tired of all these politicians riding on the fence. More...

Letters

Thank you CBACC

Thank you CBACC When Milton Wallace spoke all those flattering words about me, I had a wonderful, amazed and warm feeling. More...

Artisans Trail this Saturday

Watch and experience Handmade in America, with local artists along the 279 Artisans Trail Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...