January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Back in the Boardroom Again

First school board meeting of 2015

Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees held their first regular meeting of the new year January 12. Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. More...

Frankston man receives 40 years for sexual assault of a child

A Frankston man is behind bars where he is expected to “never walk free again.”  Robbie Glenn Smith, 66, formerly of Frankston, was sentenced January 12 to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Continuous Sexual As More...

Special Sections

School

CIS Leaders

Chandler Intermediate Leaders for the second nine-week period of school. More...

Busy year for Brownsboro 4-H

Brownsboro 4-H has had a busy year so far.  We provided an interactive experience to raise agriculture awareness with goats and rabbits at Brownsboro’s first annual Pioneer Day in November.  More...

Murchison ISD - 3rd Six Weeks Honor Roll

Murchison ISD has released their Honor Roll for the third Six Weeks of school... More...

Sports

Panthers no match for Bears

Boys basketball continues successful season

Brownsboro Bears basketball teams hosted the Quinlan Ford Panthers in Brownsboro January 9.  All three teams ended the night with another mark in the win category.  Varsity started the game off with a bang, and by the end of the first half More...

Loftin makes volleyball academic all-state team

Brownsboro senior Beth Ann Loftin was selected for the 2014-2015 Academic All-State volleyball team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.  Athletes must be seniors, must have a GPA of 94 or above and must be a team member in good standing. More...

Bearettes exorcise the Red Devils

Varsity and junior varsity Bearettes traveled to Huntington January 9 to face the Red Devils basketball team. Varsity Bearettes finished the game with a 60-48 win. More...

Jarvis family remembers Jim

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of longtime Statesman contributor Jim Jarvis.  Jarvis was a carpenter for over 50 years, wrote stories for multiple newspapers, published a book, was honored by the Texas Press Association and even More...

BISD Education Foundation awards grants to district schools

Not quite Publishers Clearing House, but close.  Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation went around the school district January 13, surprising teachers and administrators with grants totaling over $8,000.  More...

Officers chase Brownsboro man into Van Zandt County

A Brownsboro man is in custody for evading arrest after leading Henderson County Sheriff's Office officers into Van Zandt County in a stolen vehicle. More...

News

Cross Walker

Lesley carries a cross, follows his dreams

East Texas native Brian Lesley is following his heart, and his feet, away from his past and towards his dreams in Nashville, Tennessee. More...

Fatal wreck in Brownsboro

There was a two-car motor vehicle accident resulting in a fatality Thursday, January 15 in Brownsboro at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 14000 block of Hwy 31.The victim has been identified as Julie Patrick, 47, from Tyler. More...

Lions Den

Lions Clubs International programs are feeding the hungry all over the world our goal is... More...

Obituaries - Free Access

LUELLA CLUNE BOATMAN

Services for Luella Clune Boatman, 91, Chandler, were held January 5 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Denton. More...

MARCILE MAJORS

Services for Marcile Majors, 91, Brownsboro, were held Tuesday, January 13 at First Christian Church in Athens with Rev. Kern Railsback and Rev. Danny Bristow officiating. More...

IVA NELL WILLIAMS

Services for Iva Nell Williams, 81, Chandler, were held January 10.  Williams was born July 2, 1933 in Brownsboro and died January 6, 2015 in Tyler.  Survivors include son, Hal Vance Williams; daughters, Gloria Kay Campbell and Karan Elisa More...

Historical

“Didja Knows” about Chandler people

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

"Didja Know"?... More...

It's Hard to Say Goodbye

SOMETHING ELSE

Perhaps you know by now that my good friend, Jim Jarvis, passed away last week. Jim's columns have been appearing in this paper, "Try to Miss the Bob Wire." More...

The End of My Childhood

TRY TO MISS THE BOB WIRE

When school let out in the spring of 1955, I had just turned seventeen and Jack was eighteen. We both got a summer job. I was a carpenter's helper and by summer's end, I was making top wages. More...