August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Neches River access above lake to be improved

I t’s easy to tell when the white bass are making their annual spring run up the Neches River above Lake Palestine: cars and trucks line both sides of the highway where Texas 31 crosses the river just east of Chandler, and tackleladen anglers s More...

Special Sections

School

BISD asking community to ‘adopt a school’

The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 27 and the Brownsboro Independent School District has developed an idea to make sure every student has the needed supplies.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bernie Baur

Services for Dr. B.F. "Bernie" Baur, 92, were held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Chandler City Cemetery with Dan Manuel officiating. A memorial service at Crockett Road Church of Christ, Palestine, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. More...

Mildred Pauline (Polly) Ramsey

Mildred Pauline (Polly) Ramsey, 100, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Rosemound Cemetery, Waco.  Mildred was born April 7, 1912, in Canton, to James Albert and Ima (Sherbert) Ramsey. More...

Floretta Smith

Services for Floretta Smith, 73, of Coffee City, were held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Mount Olive Sandflat Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Ross officiating. Burial was held in Mount Olive Cemetery under direction of John R. More...

Writer's Corner

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Closed doors, open doors, Part 1

Doors are doors, right?  Once I got my kids up and running, one of my biggest surprises was how complicated it can be to volunteer.  Some organizations really know how to slam their door in your face.  Nowadays a background check is a More...

SOMETHING ELSE

In the good ole summer time

I remember one especially hot summer when I was a young girl and the smaller stock pond on our farm dried up. Dad decided it would be a good time to have the pond cleaned out and dug deeper.  More...

WRITER’S CORNER

CHOICES   More...

Chandler considers tax increase

The Chandler City Council met in a specially-called meeting last Thursday and discussed the possibility of raising the 2012-13 tax rate.  More...

MISD forced to reschedule called meeting

The Murchison Independent School District Board of Trustees were scheduled to meet Wednesday, Aug. 1 in a called meeting but no quorum was present forcing the meeting to be rescheduled. More...

Deadline to file for BISD board is Aug. 20

The deadline to file for a place on the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees is Monday, Aug. 20 for the Nov. More...

Trustees call for tax ratification election Oct. 6

During a called meeting last Thursday, the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tax ratificationelection on Saturday, Oct. 6, and changed the date of the regular August boardmeeting.  More...

News

Henderson Co. Extension to host cooking school

Are you looking for quick, easy and tasty meals to feed your family this year?  If so, join the Henderson County AgriLife Extension in the Dinner Tonight cooking school in Longview on Tuesday, Aug. 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...

New book released about Henderson Co.

A new book about various Henderson County events has been compiled and is titled “The Story of Henderson County from 1929 to 2012.”  It contains lists and pictures of Henderson County officers through the years, articles written by t More...

Sports

Bearettes win volleyball opener

Team gears up for Van Tournament Friday

The Brownsboro Bearettes kicked off the 2012 volleyball season with a bang Tuesday night defeating the Malakoff Lady Tigers in four sets. More...

Scrimmage play begins Friday for Bearettes

Volleyball season began Monday as players arrived at team practice for the first time this year.  Led by long-time coach Becky Daughtry, the Bearettes will jump right into scrimmage action this week.  Brownsboro will travel to Kaufman on Fr More...

UIL state championship games moved to Garland

The 2012 UIL Volleyball State Championships will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Nov. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,  I am writing a letter to the editor of the Chandler Brownsboro Statesman on behalf of my aunt - Novella Griffin.  More...

Historical

Cool, crystal clear water

In a flowing artesian well the water is below layers of relatively impermeable rock, and is under enough pressure to rise all the way to the surface without being pumped. More...

Personal recollections

This is a letter I received from Billy Stokes when I asked if he would helpme on Brownsboro.  “I will write down what I can remember about Brownsboro and more important what I was told about early day Brownsboro in the years 1888-1915, by More...