January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

BISD makes drastic changes to yearbook

For years the Brownsboro Independent School District yearbook, Bear Tracks, has covered the entire district, pre-kindergarten through high school seniors.  The 2012-13 yearbook will be completely different – Bear Tracks will focus solely o More...

Special Sections

School

BES BEST BEARS

Brownsboro Elementary Best Bears for the week of Jan. More...

Nash one of Truett Theological Seminary fall graduates

Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary held its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at First Baptist Church in Waco. Michael W. Stroope, associate professor of Christian Mission and holder of the M.C. More...

ETCF accepting scholarship applications

East Texas Communities Foundation believes that hard work should be rewarded, especially to students in East Texas. More...

Sports

Late heroics

Ralson’s three lifts Bears past Athens

Down by one with 3.5 seconds left on the game clock, Brownsboro senior Blake Ralson showed the poise and confidence it takes to be a leader as he nailed a lastsecond three-pointer to propel the Bears to a 58-56 victory against rival Athens in Distric More...

Sweet revenge

Revenge is best served in the closing minutes.  Athens stunned Brownsboro in an early season tournament match-up but the Bearettes were waiting to put it all together when it mattered the most – District 15-3A play.  More...

Three BJHS teams win Fairfield Tournament

Three of the four Brownsboro Junior High teams that competed in the Fairfield Junior High Girls Tournament last weekend went undefeated to claim the championship in their division.  Seventh-A improved to 15-0 on the season with two games remaini More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

"Turn your radio on"

When I was a child, a popular song by Albert E. More...

BROWNSORO REMEMBERED

Brownsboro founded as Normandy

The first and second generation of the settlers of Normandy and Brownsborough are gone and we have to depend on stories and printed material in the library for information.  In a publication call “Christianssandsposten” encouraged No More...

BVFD purchases ladder fire truck

Looking to stay ahead of any future problems they may face, the Brownsboro Volunteer Fire Department has purchased an American LaFrance Aerial Ladder fire truck.  More...

Capital Murder Charges

Guthrie case moves forward

Indicted for capital murder and theft of a firearm in September, the case against Jackie Martez Guthrie is scheduled to move forward with pretrial motions on Wednesday, Feb. 20.  More...

'I knew there was more'

Val Walker attains GED with help from Literacy Council

January is Literacy Awareness Month across the nation and Chandler has a success story of its own as Valdime Walker – she overcame fear, nerves and doubt to attain her GED in 2012 – is now on her way to fulfilling a lifelong dream of beco More...

News

Henderson County Master Gardeners install new officers

Rick Hirsch, Henderson County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, recently installed officers for the Henderson County Master Gardeners at the organization’s annual award banquet held at the East Texas Arboretum.  More...

Rep. Jeb Hensarling to host town hall meeting in Athens

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Chandler Nursing Center

A special thank you to Rev. Samuel for another wonderful service on Jan. 20. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marcia Johns

Marcia Lee Johns died Jan. 15, 2013, peacefully at East Texas Medical Center at the age of 78.  More...

Sarah Brown

Services for Sarah Bernice Brown, 94, of Ben Wheeler were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. More...

Writer's Corner

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Loose cannons

All that remains of the bold 1613 adventure is a loose cannon, a few artifacts, and a burnt out hull. The ship and the vision were testament to daring Dutch world dominance of the unconquered seas.  More...

SOMETHING ELSE

More Bonanza Actors

A while back, I wrote about Dan Blocker of Bonanza fame. Since then I’ve had a request to write about the other three main characters of the show. Sorry I’ve waited this long to do so. More...

WRITER’S CORNER

Winter at Home  Winter in some northern places comes early and stays very late, Bringing lots of snow and ice so you can ski and you can skate.  Winter here in East Texas usually is fairly warm. More...