April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Higher taxes, increased emergency response

When it comes to the creation of Emergency Services Districts, the primary objection for most voters is the increase in property tax.  State law allows ESDs to levy as much as 10 cents per $100 valuation, roughly $100 per year on a $100,000 home More...

A woman's call to recovery

Recovery from life’s addictions – whether it be drugs, alcohol, sex or something else – is not easy and it is not easy to find a group of people who understand the position you are in.  Michele Sanders understands that first ha More...

Special Sections

School

BES best bears

Brownsboro Elementary School Best Bears for the week of April 1-5 are PKAM - Dillon Peck, PKPM - Jerry Martinez, KA - Ava Cruz, KB - Jael Aguilar, KC - Landin Schmidt, KD - Briceson Williams, KE - Ca More...

Chandler Elementary’s “Paws”-itive Pals

Each day five tickets are given out randomly to staff members who are looking for students that are doing something positive at Chandler Elementary, for example, helping a friend, showing manners, being honest and good behavior.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laura Mae Lackey

Services for Laura Mae Lackey, 96, of Brownsboro were held Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Katherine Janice Graham

Katherine Janice Graham, 74, of Chandler died March 31, 2013 in Tyler. More...

Lydia Davis

Funeral services for Ms. Lydia “Coo” Davis, 43, Tyler, were Saturday, April 6 at St. Louis Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Ray Davis Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park under direction of John R. More...

Writer's Corner

SOMETHING ELSE

PUN-ography

Some of these puns are really good and make you laugh; others are so bad you just have to laugh again (or groan).  ~When chemists die, they barium.  ~Jokes about German sausage are the worst.  ~I know a guy who’s addicted to brak More...

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Bird-brained parenting

She was only a kindergartner; a spry little pistol with a subtle sense of humor and a determined spirit that belied her age. More...

WRITER’S CORNER

SALVATION…A RIGHT TO SELF? IS IT TRUE?  Many think it genuine and bliss. I know I will hear from you! Do we claim salvation then live As to what‘s right in our own Eyes? Isaiah 57:15. . .   More...

Whataburger is coming

When Kidd Jones builds a new Exxon station in Chandler, it will come complete with a Whataburger.  Greg and David Kidd announced plans last week for an 8,600-square foot station to be constructed on the vacant property at the FM 315 and Highway More...

Brownsboro safe from possible explosion

Brownsboro area residents voiced their concern over the past few weeks after Bailey’s Diesel opened in the old East Texas Ag Supply and fertilizer building in the city’s downtown. More...

Winchester pond nears completion

The view from the horseshoe pits and the big baseball field at Chandler’s Winchester Park is improving daily as the 2-acre catch-and-release pond nears completion.  Crews started construction on the pond in January and expect to have it st More...

News

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...

Planning now underway for June 29 event

Keep Brownsboro Beautiful is sponsoring the fifth annual Sparks in the Park Saturday, June 29 at the city park and is planning to make this year’s celebration the best yet.  Officials held a meeting last week to iron out the details of the More...

Kappa visits historical museum

Kappa Pi Chapter members met at the Smith County Historical Society Museum in Tyler for a tour of their facilities Thursday, April 4.  Mary McNamara, archivist and Tyler historian, was a most interesting and knowledgeable guide. More...

Sports

Softball playoffs?

BHS girls face must-win situation with two games remaining

 With two games left in the 2013 season, the Brownsboro Bearettes face “must-win” situations for a shot at the Class 3A playoffs. On a late season surge, Mabank upset the Bearettes 5-3 Tuesday in Brownsboro to force a tie with the Bearettes More...

Bearettes shutout Athens

It is always nice to beat a rival, even better in district play with just a few games left before a potential playoff berth.  Host the Athens Lady Hornets on Friday, the Brownsboro Bearettes showed the bye on Tuesday was well needed with a 3-0 v More...

Hornets run past Bears 12-2

Brownsboro wrapped up the first half of District 15-3A play with a 1-4 record following a 12-2 loss at Athens on Friday.  The game was scheduled to be played in Brownsboro but due to unplayable field conditions it was moved to Hornet Field.&nbs More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

It would be simple for us as a public agency that just happens to be charged with working on roadways to stand in front of a microphone and mouth the words that work zones can be dangerous places for workers and drivers alike.  More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

Puttin' up food

Preserving Summer’s Bounty   More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Tomato sheds

Brownsboro had four large tomato sheds and ten or more small ones at each season.  1. Mr. Alex Woldert had the largest shed.  More...