February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

A day in the life of a preacher

Mark Fulks’ day begins like most folks’. He gets out of bed, eats and gets his day started by heading to his office. More...

Special Sections

School

BES Best Bears

Brownsboro Elementary School has a bunch of ‘bears’ roaming their halls. More...

Chandler Elementary places at UIL

Chandler Elementary School had the following students participate in the UIL events recently. More...

Sports

1967-2017: Bears are still State Champions

In 1967 the Brownsboro Bears won the State Basketball Championship. When the playoffs start this coming week, it will be the 50th anniversary for this spectacular memory. More...

Brownsboro golf looks promising

The Brownsboro High School golf team were scheduled to start their season on Monday, Feb. 13 with a match against Eustace in Athens.  Jim Haynie, veteran high school coach, says he thinks his team has the potential to go far this season. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Bears’ Powerlifting places   In the meet at Chapel Hill ISD last week, the powerlifting team from Brownsboro High School competed. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

HCMGA to give rose pruning presentation

Henderson County Master Gardener Association will present “Making the Cut: How to Properly Prune Roses” on Tuesday, February 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. More...

The Lions Den

Lions give support

Chandler Lions have been a part of the Passion Play for many years, with donations and being in the play. When the Lions Club heard that the Passion Play needed donations and volunteers, Lions were there to help. More...

Financial Focus

What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

If you’re just starting out in your career, you will need to be prepared to face some financial challenges along the way – but here’s one that’s not unpleasant: choosing what to do with some extra disposable income. More...

Taking flight for fun

Harold Smith, 73, retired to Chandler last March after spending more than a dozen years in the oil and gas business. He and his wife decided that they liked the area.  More...

BPD releases racial profiling report

The Brownsboro City Council approved the racial profiling report that was released by the Brownsboro Police Department. A racial profiling report is required of all agencies through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. More...

Random Acts of Kindness

Kindness can be a perceptual kind of thing. I was leaving the elementary school, and I saw a mother and son walk toward me. She whispered something to him, and in a minute they both smiled at me. I smiled back. The mother said, “See it works. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Deposit of Power

The word inheritance is to  Joshua’s book what delis are to Manhattan: everywhere!  The word appears nearly sixty times. The command to possess the land is seen five times. More...

News

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 the second Thursday of the month at 5pm, at City Hall. More...

Tebow: “We’ve already won”

Excitement was high last Thursday as students from schools in east Texas gathered at Grace Community School in Tyler to hear Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, current professional baseball player, author and Heisman trophy winner, speak.  More...

Recovery group seeks solutions

Dan Hosch, founder of the Call 2 Recovery group and director of addiction ministries with Rock Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro, is overwhelmed with good feelings as he reflects on the ministry. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

WWII troop trains

Living near the railroad tracks in Chandler during World War II had its negatives, but also had its rewards. More...

Something Else

Yazoo City, Mississippi

Once again, I refer back to my traveling days, this time when we toured the state of Mississippi. More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

While we see hundreds of visitors every week at the Texas Capitol, this week the Sweetwater Jaycees featured a little more unusual guest, the rattlesnake, in the open rotunda of the Capitol. More...