May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shootout provides scholarships

The recent Chamber Hole in One Shootout held in conjunction with the annual charity golf tournament was such a success that the Chamber was able to double their scholarship total for BISD seniors this year. More...

CORRECTION

In last week’s report on the election, we mistakenly said the run-off for Henderson County Commissioner Pct. 3 between Chuck McHam and Kevin Head would be this weekend with the City Council election. The run-off will NOT be this weekend. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys Fay Smith

Graveside services for Gladys Fay Smith, 88, of Tyler, were held Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2 PM in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Denton with Rev. Tommy Weems officiating. Burial was under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.  Mrs. More...

Sports

Bearettes turn up the heat on Athens

Coach Chris Frederick

Something happened Saturday at the Brownsboro Softball Field that had a familiar ring. Nearly two decades ago, a Brownsboro football team was behind on a cold, rainy, and dreary day. More...

Bear and Bearettes sports collection

The Bears and Bearettes have had many events and accolades in the past few weeks. BASEBALL More...

Williams joins Cardinals

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball at Trinity Valley Community College will turn eight in the fall and Coach Tosha Spain is excited about the prospects of 11 who will be joining the program. More...

Writer's Corner

A tribute for Mother’s Day — My Mother’s Crown

In May of 1922, a girl was born and would become the sixth of seven children to Benjamin and Bertha Herrin. She grew up in and around Chandler, living part of that time on the old Pollard pecan nursery south of town. More...

Financial Focus

Help your mother prepare for retirement

Mother’s Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom. But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional? More...

Master Gardener

A touch of the exotic

Want to grow something that makes a big statement? Something that will make non-gardeners think you’re growing something exotic and hard to grow? Then try the hardy amaryllis, Hippeastrum x johnsonii, also known as St. More...

King to lead TVCC

Trinity Valley Community College Vice President of Instruction Dr. Jerry King was named President Pro Tem of the college Monday night. The announcement came from board President Ray Raymond after a special called board meeting. More...

Life well lived and still going strong

Publisher’s Note: The following is a story from Edith Geske about her life of 95 years. With Mother’s Day this Sunday, we felt it appropriate to visit with some of our more “mature” mothers in Chandler. Hope you enjoy. More...

News

AREA HAPPENINGS

Monthly Events Brownsboro ISD School Board meets the second Monday of the month at 6pm in the Administration Building. For more info call 903-852-3701. Brownsboro City Council meets second Thursday of the month at 5pm, at City Hall. More...

The Lions Den

Lions serve Chandler

Lions have been serving the community surrounding Chandler for 56 years. Sometimes people ask what Lions do.  More...

Be dazzled by lights in the night sky

The City of Canton is hosting the Fifth Annual Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest. This event will open to the public on Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. and will be held on the west side of the First Monday Trade Days grounds. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Flag Lakes fishing

As usual, Daddy was catching red-ear sunfish and the big goggle-eye fish and I wasn’t catching anything. “Son, you’re not holding your mouth right,” he told me. As a ten-year old boy, I took him seriously. More...

Something Else

A favorite singer

Andrea Bocelli tops my favorite singer list. Listening to him sing, I can just close my eyes and somehow feel transported to a green field on a hillside in Italy. More...

My five cents…

A monthly column from Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

On Memorial Day, our country will remember the military men and women who gave their lives serving our nation. I hope we all take time to give thanks for those who sacrificed everything for our nation, so we might live free. More...