December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes coming to school district

BISD moves to 9-week grading period, adds courses

Students in Brownsboro ISD will have more choices in 2013-14 when it comes to elective courses.  In addition, the district’s grading cycle will move from a six-week schedule to a nine-week grading period.  More...

Variance approved for Park and Sell

Following a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, a variance request for a Special Use Permit was approved for Park and Sell by the Chandler City Council on Dec. 11.  More...

Special Sections

School

TVCC releases honor rolls

Trinity Valley Community College has named a number of students to the President’s Honor Roll and the Honors List for the fall 2012 semester.  TVCC students named to the President’s Honor Roll must complete at least 12 semester hours More...

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...

TVCC honors class of 2012

Angela (Smith) Robinson was the commencement speaker for the 2012 graduating class at Trinity Valley Community College during Thursday night’s ceremony. More...

Sports

TJC reports fall grads

Tyler Junior College held commencement ceremonies Thursday, Dec. 13, in Wagstaff Gymnasium, recognizing 756 candidates for graduation for the Fall 2012 semester.  More...

Bear Talk

Clay McCoy Sophomore

Basketball  Favorite piece of advice: Never give up.  Person that has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: Michael Jordan.   More...

BJHS remains perfect!

The Brownsboro Junior High seventh-grade A team is still perfect on the season following a 51-15 win against Mabank on Monday.  At 11-0, BJHS looks like it will finish the season perfect as the remaining schedule is filled with teams already def More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

World War II Christmas memories

I was five years old when World War II started and nine years old when it ended. Even though my family experienced shortages and our country was at war, we still found a great deal of enjoyment in celebrating Christmas.  More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Early memories

My earliest memories of Brownsboro were in the late 1930s and ‘40s. My parents and I lived in Van Zandt County, in the Edom, Ben Wheeler area, but we would occasionally come to Brownsboro to the theater.  More...

Thank you, Mr. Teague

Former board president reflects on 45 years with Brownsboro ISD

There are servants, and then there is Bobby Teague.  The longtime educator, teacher, coach and school board member quietly walked away from a career in the education field that spanned five decades, including the last three years as the Presiden More...

Are BISD schools safe from Newtown-like attacks?

In the wake of the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the stage at Newtown High School Sunday night and warned these type of attacks, the fourth since he has been in office, can happen anywhere at anytim More...

Memorial account created for Latson family

A memorial account has been created at First State Bank of Brownsboro in honor of Tammy and Rowdy Latson with proceeds being donated to Brownsboro ISD.  The two were killed in a fivevehicle wreck on Spur 364 in Tyler on Saturday, Dec. More...

News

Chandler native named Texas Ranger

Chandler native Robert “Chris” Callaway was promoted to Sergeant with the Texas Rangers in Austin on Dec. 1, 2012. Callaway began his law enforcement career as a city of Tyler patrol officer on Jan. More...

CHANDLER NURSING CENTER

We are sending out a great big thank you to the members of the First United Methodist Church of Chandler for the 11 gifts donated for our resident’s Christmas party.  A special thank you to the members of Harmon’s Chapel for the colo 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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lorrene D. Stokes

Services for Lorrene D. Stokes, 65, of Chandler, were held Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Gordon Dunahoe officiating. More...

Thomas Brown

Services for Thomas Brown, 82, of Murchison were held Wednesday, Dec. 12 at First Baptist Church in Murchison with the Rev. Lee Welch and the Rev. More...

Tammy and Rowdy Latson

Memorial services for Tammy Latson, 37, and her beloved son, Rowdy Latson, 11, both of Murchison, are were held Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the First Baptist Church in Athens, with the Rev. William Hickman officiating.  They died Dec. More...

Writer's Corner

SOMETHING ELSE

Is Santa Claus real?

There are other opinions on this subject, however. More...

Christian Voices

The Pastoral Calling, Part VIX: By Buster Desselles

In the Holy Writ, an analogy is observed wherein mankind is likened to sheep, reading, “…we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand (Psalms 95:7), and, “Know that we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture&rdq More...

WRITER’S CORNER

Celebrate Celebrate the blessings of Christmas, the birth of Jesus is the reason. Celebrate each day in the New Year, enjoy each wonderful season.  Celebrate memories, cherish them all, whether they bring smiles or tears. More...