January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School bus accident

One student transported by EMS

Telephones were ringing and text alerts were going off all over Chandler on Friday afternoon. More...

No more Southern Maid

‘Donut Shop’ gets new owners, new name

In November of 1954, Elvis Presley sang a jingle for a commercial – the only one he did in his whole career. More...

Special Sections

School

CIS Super Leaders

Chandler Intermediate held their BEARS Assembly for the second nine weeks Friday, January 13. These students were chosen by their teachers as Super Leaders of the Nine Weeks.  More...

BES 2nd nine week awards

Mrs. Carter’s Class Awards: All A Honor Roll: Kaleb Blake, Rayden Eaton, Robert (Bobby) Godina, Anthony Quintero, Christopher Smith, Abraham Spradley  Perfect Attendance: Anthony Quintero   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Loyd Dell Edwards, Sr.

Services for Loyd Dell Edwards, Sr., 82, of Murchison, were scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2pm at Barton’s Chapel Assembly of God in Murchison with Pastor Terry Thomison officiating. More...

Pauline T. Johnson

Long time Chandler resident, Pauline T. Johnson, 95, passed away peacefully January 20, 2017. She was married to H. B. Johnson in 1936. They were married for 54 years.  More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Chandler beauty shops

According to local folklore, Fairy Boyd Horton, considered to be the local flapper in the early 1920s, was the first lady in Chandler to receive a permanent wave in a beauty shop. Mrs. Horton is the mother of Nancy Bertholf in Chandler. More...

Something Else

Benefits of lemons

When life gives you lemons, what do you usually do with them? Well, here’s a great idea. The next time you have a bag of lemons, place them in the freezer. More...

My five cents…

Senator Robert Nichols

Here in Austin, the Legislature has ended our second week of session. We are off the starting block and continue to pick up the pace for the long race ahead. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Everlee was eight months old when she was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. She immediately began chemotherapy at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. More...

Local couple goes beyond kindness

A group of students from Brownsboro ISD will be on hand Feb. 2 as Tim Tebow comes to Tyler. More...

That’s a lot of cookies

The front rooms of Michelle Rowe’s house in Chandler is stacked from floor to ceiling with more than 700 cases of cookies – that is about 8, 928 boxes of cookies. That’s a lot of cookies. More...

Random Acts of Kindness

Recently, I overheard a conversation between the Statesman’s Editor Becky and five of the boys’ basketball players. I told Ms. Holland later how impressed I was with the boys. They all were very polite, called her Ms. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Don’t stroll through a swamp

“You’re gonna regret it!” I waved away the warning without turning around.  What was to regret? I took the shortcut. I was on my way to a picnic. The tables sat on the other side of a marsh. 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...

Chamber plans gala

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce has set the date for one of its biggest fundraisers. The ‘Chamber Annual Awards Gala and Silent Auction’ will be Feb. 2 at Rock Hill Baptist Church. More...

Book signing

Jim Powell, columnist for the Chandler-Brownsboro Statesman and local history buff, signed copies of his newest book, ‘Way Back Then,’ at the Chandler Museum and Visitor’s Center on Saturday, Jan. 21. More...

Sports

Bears now at 3-0 in district

Last week was a great week for Coach Brent Smith and the Brownsboro Bears’ boys’ basketball teams. The teams took home big victories Tuesday, Jan. 17 against Canton and Friday, Jan. 20, against Mabank.  On, Jan. More...

Bearettes lose to Lady Eagles

Tamaria Manning of the BHS Bearettes got intense last Tuesday against the Canton Lady Eagles. (Travis Tapley/Statesman Photo)   More...

Bears’ powerlifting starts

Lift, squat and deadlift are not three words that most of us would know or have in our everyday vocabulary.  For Justin Waltz and 19 Brownsboro High School students, though, those words are uttered quite often. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Allegheny Chinquapin

One of my fondest memories involving the Allegheny Chinquapin is riding on an old yellow school bus as it bounced through the countryside on cool autumn afternoons. More...

The Lions Den

Community Support

The Chandler Lions’ pancake breakfast is from 7-10am, Jan. 28, Saturday at the Chandler Community Center. More...