May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Chandler's first Citizens Academy deemed a success

Graduates of the first Chandler Citizens Academy were recognized before the city council last week after completing a five-week course designed to help residents become more involved in the growing community.  More...

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School

BHS students inducted into National Honor Society

More than 50 Brownsboro High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society last week in a ceremony held at First United Methodist Church of Chandler.  More...

BROWNSBORO FIELD DAY 2013

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Obituaries - Free Access

George Blackmon

Funeral services for George Franklin Blackmon, age 71, of Chandler, were held Wednesday at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home with Tyler Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Blackmon was born on Feb, 22, 1942, in Henderson to Barnie and Oc More...

June Erline Weibel

A celebration of the life of June Erline Weibel, a 35-year resident of Elk Grove, Calif., took place Sunday, May 19.  Weibel died May 12, 2013, at the age of 88.  More...

Historical

Chandler Memorial Cemetery

When I was growing up in Chandler in the 1940s, visiting the Chandler Cemetery with my grandmother was a treat because Grannie used this time to tell me tales about members of our family whose graves we were visiting. More...

Birdwell Saw Mill and Lumber Yard

Robert P. Birdwell came to Brownsboro from Rogersville, Alabama about the turn of the century. He moved in two wagons drawn by oxen. More...

BISD hires Beasley, OKs $2.5M loan

In a called meeting Monday, Brownsboro ISD school board approved the hiring of Billy Beasley as assistant principal at Brownsboro Elementary while agreeing to terms on a $2.5 million maintenance loan.  The board was presented with the loan optio More...

Work begins on new station, Whataburger

Both the Chandler City Council and Chandler Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved the site plan for the Kidd Jones Exxon station to be built at the intersection of FM 315 and Highway 31.  Dirt work began on the site last Tuesday when More...

Concert, car show Saturday at Winchester

Chandler Chamber of Commerce is holding its second annual auto and cycle show Saturday at Winchester Park highlighted by the performance of Kilgore sensation Ally Venable. More...

News

The Brown family

SOMETHING ELSE

Since writing about the Brown family last week in The Garrett snuff story, there’s a few more things I would like to tell you about them. First, they were very good neighbors in many ways. Always there to help if we needed them. More...

CHANDLER NURSING CENTER

Our National Nursing Home Week is behind us and I must say that it went well. Residents stayed very busy and I do not believe that I heard “what are we doing next,” even one time.  Now, we are ready to prepare for June. More...

Happenings Around Town

A benefit account has been set up at Citizens State Bank for Jerry Hester by his daughters Vicki Floyd and Traci Tullos. He suffered a massive stroke May 2 and is recovering at Heath South in Tyler. He is a member of Leagueville Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Preparing for change

Bears using offseason to install basic I-Formation offensive scheme

The Brownsboro Bears are one step closer to a playoff return as the football team is using the offseason to learn the fundamentals of new head coach Jason Hooker's I-Formation system.  Moving from a spread offense to the I-Formation is not alway More...

BHS sports camps coming soon

New Brownsboro Athletic Director Jason Hooker is ready to dive into the community as he has scheduled the Brownsboro Bear Football Camp June 10-13 at the high school.  The camp is open to 6-year-olds through students entering ninth grade.  More...

Big Night

Above, Emily Simpson of the BMC Big Dogs hit a Grand Slam against Frankston May 6. More...