March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

BISD strategizes for future

The Brownsboro Independent School District has set forth the process of implementing a strategic plan for the district. Dr. Keri Hampton, director of curriculum, explained by email what the plan and process will be.  More...

Burn permit changes

The City of Chandler has made some amendments to its controlled outdoor burning permit in the city limits after an outdoor burn got a little out of control.  The permit can be picked up from the city of Chandler officers.  More...

Lego wall comes to CES

Julie Henry stands in the center of the library at Chandler Elementary School, and points to a wall, “And that is where it will go.”  More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The Dinner Table

It’s no accident that hospitality and hospital come from the same Latin word, for they lead to the same result– healing. More...

Special Sections

School

Spreading the love

Chandler Elementary School students spread a little love to the residents of the Chandler Nursing Center on Valentine’s Day. They sang songs and brought some handmade cards to give out to several of the residents. (Courtesy Photo)   More...

BHS principal excited about year

The current academic school year is entering what most teachers would call the quickest months of a year. Brownsboro High School is already setting dates for end of the year banquets and graduation events.  More...

Best Bears

Brownsboro Elementary School has more BEST BEARS. These students have excelled academically and individually in the school system during this past session. (Courtesy Photo)   More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Riding the Dinky

Recently a friend mentioned to me an almost forgotten piece of East Texas railroad history when he said, “Jim Sidney, why don’t you do a story on the Dinky?”  More...

Something Else

This and that

A Scottish woman went to the local newspaper office to publish the obituary for her recently deceased husband. The editor informed her that there is a charge of 50-cents per word. More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

We recently observed Presidents’ Day. George Washington, who is also known as the “Father of our Country”, is one that I admire the most. More...

News of Record

District Attorney’s Report

January 2017

District Attorney Mark Hall reports that the Henderson County Grand Jury for the January-June term 2017 returned the following indictments. In addition, 14 cases are indicted under seal.   More...

Bears celebrate

The Brownsboro Bears celebrate being area champs. (Latisha Calhoun/Statesman Photo)   More...

Touching lives through dance

Wendy Smith of Chandler has been dancing for, as long as, she can remember. If you ask Smith what her favorite dance to do now is, she will say tap. More...

Teens win youth tour trip

Two Henderson County teens are set to start summer with the trip of a lifetime after winning Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative’s 2017 Government-in-Action Youth Tour contest. More...

No need for election

While most communities will participate in a May election, the cities of Brownsboro and Chandler will not. Why? According to city officials from both Chandler and Brownsboro, the seats that are up for election have no opposition. More...

CSA Update

Baseball and Softball registration has been extended to Friday, March 3, at Noon. Coaches Only draft will be this weekend.  Season starts soon. Be there!   More...

News

Breaking News - 3/6/2017 1:55 PM

High load pulls pole, wires on SH-31

Traffic was impeded Monday around noon until early afternoon as emergency personnel worked to clean up a utility pole and cable wires on SH-31 in Chandler. 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 the second Thursday of the month at 5pm, at City Hall. More...

BJHS excels in play

The excitement level is high with the Brownsboro Junior High School Bear Company Theatre, and with good reason. More...

Sports

Bears Take Care Of Business

The Bears started their playoff run in basketball, with a 61-48 bi-district win against North Lamar. “We will need to play better each playoff game to reach our goal,” stated Coach Brent Smith. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

BHS golf excels against Eustace   More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

HCMGA offers free programs at KAB event

Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) will be have an information booth at the 12th Keep Athens Beautiful (KAB) Backyard Farm Home and Garden Event, to be held Saturday, March 4, 9am until 3pm at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park More...

The Lions Den

Lions to celebrate 100 years

Lions Club International will celebrate 100 years of service June 7 – 100 wonderful years of serving others. The chandler Lions began in Sept. 1960 with C.D. Jackson as its first president, and Grady Ellis as the secretary. More...

Financial Focus

Women must act to overcome financial challenges

International Women’s Day, observed on March 8, celebrates the social, cultural and political achievements of women. Yet, women continue to face many challenges. More...