February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Possible bill for police protection

There as a time when you would ask a boy of second or third grade age what he wanted to be when he grew up that the answer would be ‘policeman.’  More...

Random Acts of Kindness

Kindness can come from someone wearing a badge. On Jan. 13, I was awakened with a start by a knock on my door during the middle of the night. I looked out and saw no one. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The sigh

As God’s story becomes your story, you will make this wonderful discovery: you will graduate from this life into heaven. More...

Special Sections

School

CES First graders talk school

Students at Chandler Elementary School – first graders randomly chosen by Principal Susan Limmer – took time out to visit with the Statesman to express their opinions on the importance of school. More...

BHS trumpeter makes all-state

Anahi Trejo, a senior at Brownsboro High School, was honored by placing first in area band competition recently. Her recognition has earned her a spot in the all-state band. “It is beyond exciting,” Anahi told the Statesman. More...

Poppy Seed Planting

As part of the upcoming 100th anniversary observance of the United States entry into World War I, the Keep Chandler Beautiful Organization and the Chandler Historical Society joined to distribute poppy seeds to local schools and citizens. More...

Sports

Bear and Bearette happenings

Bear and Bearette Alumni: Three of the Brownsboro High School former student athletes have achieved accomplishments recently on the collegiate level. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Girls defeat Van   More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Eeny-meeny-miney-moe

Eeny-meeny-miney-moe, considered a counting game or a selection rhyme, has been around since 1820. More...

Something Else

Safety on the road

I’ve been out on the roads recently and I can hardly believe the many drivers I see with no headlights on! Even on foggy days and rainy days you still drive on. More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

This week, the Lieutenant Governor began referring bills to committee and we will soon begin to hear them in committee. The legislative process kills more bills than it passes, which I consider a good thing. More...

Pancakes and sausage for all

The Lions’ Club held its annual fundraising pancake and sausage breakfast at the Chandler Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 28. The sausage was sizzling and the pancakes were delicious. Lions’ members and volunteers were busy as bees. More...

Contract renewed for Hunter

Brownsboro Independent School District’s superintendent’s job is safe – for three years, as the BISD Board of Trustees voted on January 16 to extend his initial contract. More...

Celebrating 50 plus years of family

The names ‘Kidd,’ ‘Jones,’ ‘Cade’ and ‘Chandler’ are almost interchangeable for anyone in the eastern part of Henderson County.  Rightfully so. More...

News

Breaking News - 2/3/2017 3:39 PM

Gas station attendant not fired

'She's still on schedule to work Saturday'

Gas station attendant said she was fired due to reporting gas leak and wanting to go home. Boss says not true. More...

Community News

AREA HAPPENINGS

Monthly Events Brownsboro ISD School Board meets the second Monday of the month 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...

New ministries for retired people

The First United Methodist Church of Chandler has expanded its ministry to retired persons and senior citizens. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Frances Boyd Featherston

Funeral services for Mary Frances Boyd Featherston 84, Brownsboro were held at 3pm Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, Brownsboro with Bro. More...

Coleman Buster Kidd

Coleman Buster Kidd, 86, of Chandler, died Monday evening, January 23, 2017 in Tyler, Texas with family by his side. He was born on December 17, 1930 in Brownsboro. He was the son of Coleman and Bertha Kidd.  More...

Naomi Knowles

Naomi Knowles was born January 24, 1931 to Leonard and Alice Loosier. She passed away January 25, 2017 after a lengthy illness. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

February garden to-do list

February is a short month, but the list of garden chores is long. Make certain your pruning tools are sharp and clean. Hopefully, you cleaned out your vegetable beds last month and are ready to plant. More...

The Lions Den

“Thank you” for supporting the Lions Club

The Chandler Lions’ Club wants to thank the community for making the pancake breakfast the best-ever. Special thanks to Air Chandler for its donations, and to Becky Jones for her help in putting out flyers. More...

Financial Focus

Time to gather your investment tax forms

The holidays are now a month behind us, which means it’s about time for another season: Tax Season. While you may not find it particularly festive, you can get through this season with a minimum of stress – if you’re organized. More...