December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CPD promotes one

Chandler Police Chief Ron Reeves announced last week that Officer David Patterson was promoted to Patrol Sergeant Dec. 5. The position of sergeant opened after the resignation of Sgt. Ceresa Ballard earlier this year.  More...

Behind the city scene

A question was raised about specifics on our local city governments. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

25 Questions for Mary

A teacher friend of mine asked her students to make a list of questions they would like to ask Mary. Their responses included: What was Jesus’ first word? Did he ever get sick? Did More...

Special Sections

School

Letters to Santa

A note from Santa Claus – WOW! I received so many letters from all the children through third grade in Chandler, Brownsboro, Murchison, and even some from the city of Edom. More...

CES Caring Tree

Chandler Elementary sponsored the Caring Tree this year. They collected new pairs of socks to be donated to God’s Open Hands and the Rainbow Room from Dec. 5-Dec. 14. Santa visited with the kids who came through on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joel R. Irwin

A celebration of life service for Joel R. Irwin, 62 of Chandler, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Chandler, with his sons, Matt and Neil Irwin officiating. More...

Shirley Ann Hutchins

Shirley Ann Hutchins age 65 passed away on December 5, 2016 in Chandler, Texas. She was born on April 20, 1951 to Truman Lee and Velma Miller Voyles. More...

Viewpoint

Something Else

Sweet Home Alabama

Back in the day when my husband and I traveled, most of our trips were by motor coach. More...

Chandler Yesteryear

Letters to Santa Claus

Imagine my surprise when, recently going through my baby book, I found a letter I had written to Santa Clause, presumably by my mother or sister since I was only one-yearold at the time. More...

Trucks collide

A truck pulling a horse trailer and a new truck collided Wednesday before lunch. More...

Church holds annual Christmas event

December, 16-18 from 6-8:30pm will be a special time at the West Lake Baptist Church at 1439 FM 315S in Chandler.  The church will be holding its annual ‘ Night in Bethlehem’ program for the public. More...

A Big Bowl of Red

At the first sign of cooler temperatures, Ray Smith, owner and operator of Murchison’s The General Store, heads into the deli kitchen of the store. (The store offers everything from cosmetics, pipe insulation, sodas, tools and other items. More...

Traffic at CES

Earlier this month, the Statesman reported about a traffic problems at Chandler Elementary School. BISD Superintendent Tommy Hunter was scheduled to meet with the city officials on Dec. 12. A presentation was made to council Dec. 13 for a solution. More...

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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...

Sheriff: Be our eyes and ears

The holiday season – no matter where you are or what you do – always brings out the criminal element. Just ask an law enforcement officer you know. More...

WUF donates to Lion’s Club

“It is horrible. One thing I am concerned about is the safety of our deputies and investigators as they are going out on calls or investigating scenes day in and day out,” he said. More...

Sports

Third place for the Bears in the GETSO

The annual Great East Texas Shootout is billed as the top tournament in East Texas. Henderson County made sure the heavy hardware stayed right here. Athens topped Mexia 76-64 for first place. Brownsboro drilled Crockett 58-49 to capture third place. More...

Dribbling from ‘Down Under’

Last week’s Great East Texas Shootout drew quite a big crowd of teams this year from all over the state of Texas. Two teams, though, seemed to draw a lot of curious looks. More...

Bears lose to Whitehouse

Tuesday, Dec. 6 had the Brownsboro Bears facing Whitehouse in a tight game that had Whitehouse finally taking the win – 59 to Brownsboro’s 44.  The score by quarter went as follows: Brownsboro had 13, 11, six, 14 and total was 44. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Gifts for gardeners

Do you love to garden? If so, you probably treasure gardening-related gifts. If you do not garden, however, you probably have no idea what a gardener would appreciate. Here are a few suggestions beyond trowels and pruners: More...