July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BISD can add $1M without raising taxes

Brownsboro Independent School District has the opportunity to generate an additional $1 million per year without raising taxes. More...

Seeds of HOPE

RHBCteamspreads Christianity inMalawi

Backpacks, water and a Bible – all the necessities required for walking the dusty trails in between villages in Lilongwe, Malawi, where the air is crisp, the people are welcoming and the mission field is wide open. More...

Toll 49, I-20 connection getting closer

The North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority has started work on I-20 to connect with Toll 49 as part of the Segment 3B contract.  The NET RMA’s Design/Build Contractor, CH2M Hill, has begun dirt moving activities to build the ramps an More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

Terri Lee Chapman

Funeral services for Terri Lee Chapman, 59, of Murchison, were held Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Chapel of the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens. Officiating will be Bro. Mac John Bagley. More...

Sports

Opening ceremonies set for 8U state tourney

By the end of the day Thursday, July 26 more than a dozen 8-year old boys will have a mighty fond memory of Chandler, Texas after celebrating the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 8U Machine Pitch state championship.  More...

Stingrays, Rangers and Warriors ready for state

The road was not easy, but the BMC Warriors are one of the hottest teams heading into the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 8U state tournament this weekend in Chandler.  After watching two team from BMC league play secure an automatic bye into More...

Volentine perfecting craft with Dallas Patriots

Brownsboro’s Trent Armstrong has his sights set on extending his baseball career past the high school level and has spent his summer traveling across the state to make sure that happens.  Entering his sophomore year at Brownsboro High Scho More...

Historical

Ellis and Ellis Grocery and Market

In July 1912, Mank and Mant Ellis, twin brothers, bought a grocery store in Chandler and called it Ellis Bros. Alva Ellis, their brother, joined the firm in1923. At the time they sold everything from hairpins to plows, wagons and buggies.  More...

Dr. Moss

Dr. Matthew M. Moss age 52, died February 7, at his home in Brownsboro, following a one week illness of pneumonia and erysipelas.  More...

Fundraisers set for 12-year-old BJHS student

While taking a break in his front yard after playing an airsoft game with friends on June 12, Brownsboro Junior High student Havis Phillips went into cardiac arrest. More...

From futbol to football ...

Thomison uses a sports message to share God’s word in Ukraine

When most athletic directors were busy looking over resumes and filling vacancies on their coaching staff, Brownsboro ISD athletic director Ty Thomison was in the Ukraine spreading a message of hope, love and – of course – football. More...

‘He is my hero’

Boy stays calm during grandma’s health scare

It was a normal day around the Fink home on Callender Lake near Murchison Wednesday, July 11 when Merit Fink started to feel a little different and noticed hives forming.  Instead of alerting her grandson -- who was watching television in the li More...

News

TxDOT plans edge work in Henderson County

TexasDepartmentofTransportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform edge work on Farm-to-Market Road 317 between FM1803 andFM607 in Leagueville, and on FM 753 between SH 19 and FM59 in Crossroads.  Daytime lane closures will be 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...

CHANDLER NURSING CENTER NEWS

A special thank you to Miss Vernice Winfree for hosting our first and second Sunday morning service for the month of July, we appreciate her very much!  Miss Edna Jo Slater brought in another wonderful craft class on the 7th and the 14th, we app More...

Writer's Corner

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Reclaiming time: The rhythm of summer

As soon as summer starts, there’s a whole new rhythm to family.  My heart goes out to young moms as they balance work responsibilities with eight to ten weeks of summer camp carpools.  So what are the secrets to reclaiming a mother&rs More...

WRITER’S CORNER

SHOWERS OF MERCY  You are my mother and for that I am very grateful to God  Eve was the mother of all living But you were the mother of my beginning I am certain that God made me for you As He custom made the dew   More...

SOMETHING ELSE

Butchart Gardens of Canada

On our trip to the Pacific Northwest in 2001, we spent a night in Vancouver, British Columbia, leaving early the next morning with our destination being the Butchart Gardens onVancouver Island.  More...