April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Statesman wins top awards at convention

The Chandler and Brownsboro Statesman was named the 2012 North & East Texas Press Association sweepstakes award winner in Division 6 – Small Weekly during the annual Better Newspaper Contest Saturday.  More...

Special Sections

School

Lions honor BISD students

Chandler Lions Club teamed with Brownsboro ISD to honor students for their character and attitude in school during a special presentation April 16.  The 2013 Student Recognition program was held at the Chandler Community Center as six students p More...

Band wins sweepstakes, speech & debate advances

It was a busy weekend for Brownsboro High School students as several members of the Speech and Debate team qualified for the state meet just days after the Brownsboro Military Band took sweepstakes honors in Region XXI UIL Concert and Sight-reading.& More...

ROWDY READERS

Students across the state took the STAAR test earlier this week. Brownsboro ISD third-grade students received a treat Monday prior to the testing as teachers dressed up for a pep rally. More...

Sports

Givens, Ralson perform well in Classic

Davonte Givens scored nine points while Blake Ralson added four during the Chicken Express All-Star Classic in Greenville Saturday.  Despite the strong performance by the Brownsboro seniors, the south team lost 114-85.  North took a 58-51 l More...

Headed to nationals!

Brownsboro hosted Little Dribblers regional tournaments and won all divisions to advance to nationals in Canton May, 8-11

Senior division Bears are coach Larry Hargett, Andrew Sherman, Garrett Essary, Kenneth Woods, Jamal Bell, Wyatt Rinehart, Jake Conner, Mardarian Chivers, Terry Rinehart; bottom, manager Bryan Sanders More...

Bears host Athens Friday

Brownsboro has a chance to play spoiler once again against rival Athens in the District 15-3A finale Friday.  The BHS football team defeated Athens in 2011 in the district finale to keep the Hornets out of the playoffs.  More...

Historical

Jess Sweeten

Our colorful sheriff

Jess Sweeten was the sheriff of Henderson County from 1932 to 1954. When he was elected in 1932, he was twenty-seven years old, becoming the youngest sheriff in Texas. More...

First service stations

Reese Holiman’s first garage was behind his brother, Albert’s store.  In a 1923 picture the store was next to Cary Fulgham’s Confectionery Store was the Monroe Pool Hall. More...

Early voting starts April 29

Alcohol, ESD, council seats on ballot

Early voting begins Monday, April 29 and continues through Tuesday, May 7 in several city and county elections that could have a big impact on local communities. More...

Five-week course will offer lessons in involvement

CITIZEN'S ACADEMY KICKS OFF

Chandler Citizen’s Academy kicked off last week as city leaders and those interested in the city’s structure gathered in the council chambers for the introductory meeting.  Mayor Ann Hall started the academy as part of the city&rsquo More...

Free throw event raises $20K

Chandler’s God’s Open Hands and Ukraine missionary John Williamson each received donations of $10,000 last week with money raised from the third annual Free Throws for Souls.  More...

News

Free range animals

SOMETHING ELSE

I was pleased to read an article a few days ago in the Tyler paper in the “Tales” column, about trouble caused by chickens running free in Tyler and ruining flower beds. More...

Can you dig it?

Library sees increase in summer reading program

In a time where digital platforms are taking over every aspect of society, the Chandler Public Library is seeing an increase in youth at it annual summer reading program.  Due to the rise in popularity, the program moves from the library to the More...

Happenings Around Town

Hope Assembly of God will be in revival with evangelists Hansie and Jeanette Steyn starting Sunday, April 28 at 10:45 a.m. We will be having services Sunday-Wednesday night. Hope is located at 10290 CR 3820 in Murchison. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Morris

A memorial service for John L. Morris , age 66, of Chandler, Texas will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church with the Rev. Valerie Hudson and the Rev. Sunny Farley officiating. More...

O.V. “Buddy” Brown (P)

A celebration of life service for O. V. “Buddy” Brown, 85, of Brownsboro was held Friday, April 19, 2013, at the graveside in Chandler Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Lena Eurodean “Dean” Parmer

Lena Eurodean Parmer, known by friends as Dean Parmer, 91 of Chandler, Texas, woke up in the arms of Jesus on April 22, 2013.  Services will be at Martin Springs Baptist Church south of Chandler, in the Martin Springs Community, on Thursday, Apr More...

Writer's Corner

WRITER’S CORNER

TODAY  God spoke from heaven, Psalms Chapter 2 Verses six and seven. “I will declare the decree” The Lord has said to me” “You are my son, Today I have begotten you! It was this declaration t More...