September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Chandler budget calls for 6.11 percent tax hike

After months of discussion, the city of Chandler last week adopted a 2012-13 budget.  Council also approved a 6.11 percent property tax increase to help balance the budget and give the city room to move forward with items in the comprehensive pl More...

Tax election voting begins at Brownsboro

Voting in the Brownsboro school district tax ratification election started Wednesday with the polls open for early voting.  Registered voters inside the school district can cast their vote at the Brownsboro ISD tax office or the Chandler Communi More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

Dra Anderson

Funeral services for Naquishus D. "Dra" Anderson, 24, LaRue, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church, Chandler, with Pastor F.F.  More...

Randy Thornton

Funeral services for Randy Thornton, age 47, of Brownsboro were held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at The Lord's House Church, Tyler, with Pastor Samuel Priddy officiating. More...

Mary Louise Williams

Mary Louise Williams was born in Fort Smith, Ark., May 25, 1940, to John E. Heffley Jr. and Louise Heffley, née DeShazo. She spent much of her early life moving around and was always looking for that perfect place to settle down. More...

Writer's Corner

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Jedi mind tricks and parent warriors

If only we could Jedi our kids into obedience.  “It will be fine for you to clean up your room, son.”  “Those are not the droids we are looking for,” responds my son, ducking as I try to punch the massive biceps susp More...

WRITER’S CORNER

“Riding the Rods”  Boys, come gather ‘round me Hear what I have to say I’ve just had a call from Heaven I’m heading that way The gate is open wide I’m leaving today With God’s help I will Be riding the r More...

SOMETHING ELSE Saluting Our Soldiers

Dan Blocker

Back in the '60s when Bonanza was a big hit western show on television, I was employed at Texas Instruments Supply Company in Dallas.  More...

Bears vs Rusk book drive underway

Show your Bear pride by donating new/gently used children's books

Brownsboro and Rusk Student Councils are in a contest to see who can collect the most new or gently used children's books by the time the two teams square off on the gridiron. More...

CAREY’S CRUSADERS

Friends organize fundraiser for cancer victim

A benefit for Carey Perry will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Brownsboro City Park from 4-8 p.m. Perry was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma earlier this year and has fought to overcome the cancer. More...

It’s back ...

BHS plans homecoming parade Oct. 18

Event organizers are looking for former BHS football players, coaches and homecoming queens to be honored as part of the 2012 Brownsboro High School homecoming parade Thursday, Oct. More...

Spooks in the Park scheduled for Oct. 31

Keep Brownsboro Beautiful announced during last Thursday's Brownsboro City Council meeting that it will host Spooks in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. More...

News

'The Rookie' to speak at Athens church

Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher's story highlighted by Disney film

The oldest baseball rookie to speak about having a game plan for success. Jim Morris incredible story begins when as a 35-year-old high school physics teacher and coach, he made a bet with his baseball team that if the team won a district champi More...

TJC awarded $12 million grant to lead project from U.S. Department of Labor

Tyler Junior College is among 27 recipients who will share $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. More...

TJC officials: Sexual assault allegation unfounded

 The report of an alleged sexual assault on the Tyler Junior College campus over the weekend has proved to be inaccurate and unfounded, TJC officials said Wednesday.  More...

Sports

Bearettes stun Mabank

 In coach Becky Daughtry's first game back following an illness the Brownsboro Bearettes responded with an upset of Mabank Tuesday in District 15-3A action.  Mabank defeated Brownsboro earlier in the season during tournament play but the Be More...

Balanced attack

Bears look to continue strong offensive, defensive effort on the road

Brownsboro is 2-0 on the season on the road and the Bears look to continue that streak Friday with a non-district match against Wills Point. More...

Lady Eagles win

Murchison took part in tournament play last weekend as it continues progressing through North Zone Junior High league action.  The Lady Eagles played three games in the tournament. More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Fair time

Summer passed quickly, and a hint of cooler weather was in the air. It was the middle of September and time for the East Texas Fair, truly a slice of Americana. More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Calvary Baptist Church

The church was organized in Oct. 1940. Bro. Foxwasinvitedto preach in a revival. After which the church was organized with 11 chartermembers:  Mr. Johnny Newman, Mrs. Myrtle Newman, Belva Jo Newman, Mr. MurpheyRichardson, Mrs. More...