February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Property ready for Ace Hardware

The final signatures were acquired for the land to be used for the future Ace Hardware store late last week and officials expect the property will be sold this week with construction starting soon after.  More...

Bill Hilly band headlining Saturday benefit

Bill Hilly - one of the top local bands in East Texas with ties to the Chandler/ Brownsboro area – will headline Saturday’s benefit for Chris Barrios and Lenard Crabb at Lago del Pino in Tyler.  More...

Special Sections

School

BHS students qualify for NFL tournament

More than 350 students were at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens Feb. More...

Association of Texas Small School Bands honors Brownsboro Military Band

Association of Texas Small School Bands honored several members of the Brownsboro Military Bands with all-area designations. More...

Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids News

Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids along with Teen Leader Makayla Arnold, a senior at Cross Roads High School, enjoyed the TVCC Rodeo at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex.  Blake Dunsmore a Bull Rider from Hill College in Hillsboro and some o More...

Sports

Opening statement

Bearettes take third in tourney, Timmerman pitches no-hitter

The 2013 softball season started on a near perfect note as the Brownsboro Bearettes recorded a nohitter behind the pitching of sophomore Madison Timmerman in their season opener last Friday.  To make a good start even better, M.J. More...

Bears open season against Chapel Hill

The Brownsboro Bears kicked off the 2013 baseball season Monday with games against Chapel Hill, a former district rival.  The JV Blue defeated Chapel Hill 12-3 in the opening game as Dylan Hall picked up the win. More...

BHS golfers compete in three events

The high school golf season opened with a flurry of activity last week as three Brownsboro teams were in action.  Brownsboro had meets scheduled for Feb. 20-21 but they were canceled due to weather. Next up is a varsity boys meet Feb. More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Two early ariplanes make Chandler history

According to an article in the book “Chandler— Its History And People,” shortly after World War I, Lt. Odas Moon, son of Dr. and Mrs. G.F. Moon of Chandler, made the first airplane landing in Chandler. Lt. More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Working on the railroad

The St. Louis and Southwestern railroad came through in 1880. I’ve seen pictures of railroad construction and I’m sure the song “I’ve been working on the railroad” could be heard often.  More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2013 3:19 PM

BISD responds to threat of a student - Free Access

Brownsboro High School implemented its Shelter-In-Place response plan Monday, Feb. 25 at 8:55 a.m. as a result of a threat made against one of its students.  More...

Scoreboard, backstops to be added in Brownsboro

Following a presentation by East Texas Girls Softball Foundation President Jason Parker, the Brownsboro City Council unanimously approved adding a scoreboard to the city softball field and two backstops to the city park.  Parker said the league More...

Brownsboro grad embraces U.T. pride

Like a lot of Texans, Brownsboro graduate Drew Tedford has always been a big fan of the University of Texas Longhorns.  Tedford grew up in Chandler, graduated BHS in 2003 and has always found a way to cheer on his beloved Longhorns in any sport. More...

News

Chamber Chatter

If the smiles on everyone’s faces leaving the annual Chandler Chamber of Commerce banquet recently were any indication of approval of the event then this year’s banquet can be considered a huge success.  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...

Crime Stoppers gives $900 in rewards for tips

Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers has authorized $900 in rewards for tips that led to the recent arrests of five people, including three suspects wanted in connection with the fiery explosion at an oil storage tank facility north of Van.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donshae Bowman

Funeral services for Donshae Bowman, 41, of Dallas were Saturday, Feb.16 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Chandler, with the Rev. Donald E. More...

William Craig Little

The Rev. William Craig Little was born on March 22, 1956, in Tyler. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, attended Tyler Junior College and East Texas Baptist in Marshall. He married Marsha Gail Beall on Nov. More...

Writer's Corner

SOMETHING ELSE

"Shifty" a real American hero

These are excerpts from a letter written by Chuck Yeager about Shifty.  More...

Christian Voices

The Pastoral Calling, Part XVII: By Buster Desselles

“Let’s get back to the basics, gentlemen, this is a football.” These words were spoken by the legendary Vince Lombardi while acting as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers in the game of football.  More...

WRITER’S CORNER

Regrets  Do you regret some things you’ve said? Or something you failed to say? Things we do, or things we don’t Can haunt us every day.  Have there been some hasty words You never really meant? More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Rick,  Don and I would like to thank you and our Chamber of Commerce for the recognition we received Tuesday night. To receive the Lifetime Achievement Award was one of the highest honors we have ever been given.  More...