October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

O’Reilly’s Grand Opening

After months of anticipation, and curiously watching the construction, citizens in east Henderson County can now stop in at the O’Reilly Auto Parts’ store at 660 SH- 31 East in Chandler. More...

Special Sections

School

Fourth graders share dreams

Every child has a dream of being something when they grow up. Most kids talked about being a firefighter or a police officer or a teacher or lawyer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Iva Nell Perry Dickson

Funeral services for Iva Nell Perry Dickson, age 92, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016 in the chapel of Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Saali officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. More...

Sports

Bears start district strong

The Brownsboro Bears started off district in strong fashion. A 35-14 victory is just what the doctor ordered for our young Bears. More...

Bears 7th Grade

Left: Bears 7th grade Gold running back is corralled by the Mabank defender. Right: Brownsboro 7th grade blue defense takes down the Mabank Qquarterback in game action Thursday at Bears Stadium. (Travis Tapley / Statesman Photos) More...

Spradlin knows his ‘Putt Putt’

Mason Spradlin, 24, wanted to be a professional basketball player when he was growing up. “But when I got to junior high school, I realized that was not going to happen.”  More...

Writer's Corner

The Lions Den

Lions serving youth

When Queens Pride Lions and the Little Neck Douglaston Lions clubs in New York City sponsored the Braille Youth Challenge, wonderful things happened. Lion Ralph Gonzales knew contestants from sixth through 11th grades would be happy to compete. More...

Meet Your Neighbor

And we should be led by children

Principal Brandon Jones of Brownsboro High School made a remark recently about a positive change he has seen within the halls of the school — “There seems to be a movement of students who are becoming bold in sharing their faith in Christ More...

The Vineyard on McFadden Lane

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Students attend prayer event

More than 200 students at Brownsboro High School arrived at school thirty minutes early on a voluntary basis to participate in the annual national event – See You At The Pole. More...

Pharmacist urges flu shots

It is that time of a year – time to get out your preventatives for flu. More...

POW WOW IN CHANDLER

Don’t miss the Chandler Pow Wow on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Winchester Park. Brought to you by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Athens.   More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

God’s waiting room

We don’t like to wait. We are the giddy-up generation. We frown at the person who takes eleven items into the ten-item express checkout. We drum our fingers while the microwave heats our coffee. Come on, come on. We don’t like to wait. More...

News

Community 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...

Lions pick theme for Pow Wow parade

Lions picked “God Bless America” as this year’s theme for the Pow Wow parade. Chandler Lions are a BIG part of the Pow Wow their job is to pick the Theme and the Grand Marshal and put together the parade and handle the parking. More...

Last minute parade instructions

Our parade theme is “God Bless America” and the Grand Marshall is “Uncle Sam” as portrayed by Kornpop. The parade starts sharply at 10 am. Enter Winchester Park off of Waters St. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Early rural schools near Chandler Martin Springs — No. 49

William Harrison (Howdy) Martin moved from Alabama to Texas in 1850. He served in the 4th Texas Infantry during the Civil War and served as a Texas Senator from 1853-1857. At some point he purchased 700 acres of land south of Chandler. More...

Something Else

A 105-year anniversary

My husband and I received a special invitation to a 105th anniversary celebration of the First United Methodist Church of Brownsboro, which we attended on September 25th. It was just great!  More...

My five cents…

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

Fall brings the hope of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite fall traditions…hunting season. Thankfully, East Texas has something for everyone. More...