March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales tax returns up post election

The first sales tax numbers to include taxes on the sale of alcohol in Chandler and surrounding cities were released last week by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.  Several area cities will see an increase in sales tax revenues while the numbers di More...

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School

BES best bears

Brownsboro Elementary School’s Best Bears for the week of March 4-8 are PKAM - Sedrick Bradley, PKPM - Grace Montgomery, KA - Joshua Dunham, KB - Shara Kay Yusten, KC - Cameron Hernandez, KD - More...

Rowdy readers

Brownsboro Elementary Rowdy Reading Rascals for March 4-8 are KE - Rylee Jowell, 1B - Kimber Womack, 2D - Ricardo Rojas, 3A - Alanna Stewart. More...

Murchison ISD Honor Roll Perfect Attendance

Murchison ISD fourth six-weeks honor roll and perfect attendance students. More...

Sports

Bearettes win district opener - Free Access

Teams opened District 15-3A play Tuesday with the Brownsboro Bearettes playing host to Canton in an extra inning game. Baylee McCurley scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th off the bat of Karli Wilkerson as Brownsboro won a thriller 1-0. More...

Breaking News - 3/20/2013 10:50 AM

Bearettes win, Bears fall to Mabank

 Madison Timmerman struck out 14 as the Brownsboro Bearettes rolled to a 5-0 victory at Mabank Tuesday.  With the win, Brownsboro improved to 2-1 in District 15-3A.  Brownsboro scored runs in the second and fourth inning before pushing More...

L-E coach accepts new job

Nobody could blame Brian Brown if he felt like his right hand has just been amputated.  Liberty-Eylau’s athletic director and head football coach has worked the past 18 years with Jason Hooker, who was hired Monday night as the new athleti More...

Writer's Corner

SOMETHING ELSE

Kilroy was here

Doesn’t everyone who lived during WWII remember Kilroy? More...

WRITER’S CORNER

T’WAS THE ROSES  T’was not candy, or a pretty verse, That made my love betray; T’was not the lovely music, Or moonlight o’re the bay. More...

Christian Voices

The Pastoral Calling, Part XX:

It has been stated that 2000 years ago society was predominately agrarian, and as such people could grasp the concept of comparing the pastor with that of a shepherd. More...

Local USPS employees may lose jobs

There has been speculation for more than a year that the Owentown United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center will close its doors, leaving more than 100 employee without a job.  Some of those displaced by the closing could r More...

Coaches agree, Hooker is right man for the job

There is no denying Jason Hooker was on a path to become a head football coach and athletic director; many in Brownsboro ISD feel fortunate they scooped him up first.  More...

Old issues return to ballot for May 11 vote

Voters in local communities are preparing for the May 11 general election with two issues that were nixed on the Nov. More...

News

Retirees to hear about Loop 49

Randy Hopmann, TxDOT Tyler District Engineer, will speak to TxDOT Retirees at their regular meeting on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  He will be speaking about the construction and operation of Tyler’s new Loop 49 Toll Road which will soon be 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...

Kappa Pi chapter focuses March meeting on Texas

A Celebration of Texas was the focus of the program for Kappa Pi chapter at Lynda McQuaid’s home on March 7.  Since the week included the celebration of Texas Independence Day, a video of Texas photos and music by The Vocal Majority Men&rs More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Pirtle

A musical memorial service celebrating the life of Carolyn Pirtle, 72, Murchison is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Murchison with Rev. Brooks Taylor officiating.  More...

LaRue Persus Tarbox Owen

A memorial service will be held at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church of Lake Palestine on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m for LaRue Persus Tarbox Owen. Owen died March 9, 2013, at age 91. More...

Mickey Parker

Funeral services for Mickey Parker, 65, of Murchison were held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Major Davis: A man with three Chandler businesses

The Sawmill:   More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Government adds sewing room

During the depression the government put in a sewing room. This room was on the top floor of the old Masonic Building.  The room was filled with sewing machines. Mrs. Gussie Boles was hired as administrator. More...