November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

47 years as an English teacher

Journalists owe their careers, and their knowledge of the mechanics of English, i.e. grammar, punctuation and spelling, to English teachers.  Some English teachers might groan at that statement, but it is true nonetheless. More...

Special Sections

School

Brownsboro Elementary Fall Festival

Children dressed as clowns, astronauts, witches, fairies, athletes, pirates, storybook characters and super heroes descended on Brownsboro Elementary School last Tuesday. It was the school’s annual fall festival. More...

Third graders say thanks

In just a few weeks, Thanksgiving will be here. Students will be studying this month about how America began, and how the Indians and Pilgrims sat down to be thankful for the food, new home, and friendship.  More...

Sports

Bears put it all together to win over Crandall

Friday, Oct. 28, the Brownsboro Bears and Crandall Pirates battled in their district game that had serious playoff implications. With exceptional play from all, the Bears came out on top 32-24. More...

Cross Country Regional Meet

The Brownsboro cross country athletes Laura Escamilla and Nathan Morris competed at the regional cross country meet in Grand Prairie. Laura ran her best time of the year with a 13:13, and finished 57th out of 180 runners. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Wills Point wins over Brownsboro The Wills Point Varsity Volleyball team won three matches out of five over the Brownsboro Bearettes on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The scores were 25-21, 23-25, 21-25,25- 23 and 15-7. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

The power of plumes

Autumn is when most grasses begin to throw up their beautiful plumes, adorning the garden with dainty jewels that sway in the breeze. More...

The Lions Den

The joy of children

Chandler Lions were so proud to send two young ladies to the Texas Lions Camp this year. Sierra and Cauline Cannon both 11-year-old twins went to camp for a week. Sierra has asthma, this was her second time to visit the Lions Camp. More...

My five cents…

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

When I drive across the district meeting with community leaders, local elected officials and constituents, I am constantly reminded of how lucky we are to live in East Texas. More...

Collecting food for hungry

As the holidays roll around, many of us will be looking to planning lavish meals and trips with our families and friends. More...

Pioneer Days’ Grand Marshal selected

Age is just a number, and to Jack Beall, believed to be the oldest living resident within the city of Brownsboro, that cliché is true. A nonagenarian, Beall, who is the father of Dixie Beall Morris and uncle to Dr. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Problems happen   You’ll never have a problem-free life. Ever!  This headline will never appear in the paper or on your screen: We Have Only  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...

Crash takes one life

First responders and troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were called to the scene of a fatal crash Wednesday, Oct. 26 on FM 314S near FM 317 in Brownsboro. More...

Asbestos abatement at BISD

As reported earlier in September, the Brownsboro Independent School District was facing a costly decision regarding the theater arts building that is located directly behind the high school football field. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marcell Rountree

Funeral services for Marcell Rountree, 78 Brownsboro have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday November 1, 2016 at New Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. More...

Vernon Jackson

Memorial services for Vernon Charles Jackson, 80, of Chandler are scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at 1pm at the First United Methodist Church of Chandler with Pastor Bryan Harkness officiating. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Early rural schools near Chandler Red Bud School ­— No. 44

The Red Bud School House was located on the old Buffalo Stage Coach Road to Tyler. It was sometimes called the Edom-Green Mill Crossing, about two miles south east of Edom on CR 3300, now called Red Bud Road. More...

Something Else

The B-17 Flying Fortress of WWII

Shortly after WWII ended, a man named Art Lacey went to Kansas to buy a surplus B-17. This plane was first introduced in 1938 and evolved through numerous design advances. More...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,  More...