March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Case solved

As hundreds of basketball fans from Brownsboro and Rains cheered their teams during the Feb. 14 district play-offs in the gymnasium at Brownsboro High School, seven vehicles were reported as being burglarized in the parking lot. More...

Brownsboro murder trial set

Danna Lynn Busby, in her mid-50s, will stand trial in Henderson County this month for the suspected murder of Wendell Harris of Brownsboro.  More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The Harshest Judge

When it comes to shame, we are our harshest judges! Marred by hurt and humiliation, we don’t see the situation clearly.  We listen too much to the voices that got us into this mess. The abuser still abuses our self-esteem. More...

Special Sections

School

Family Science Night at CES

Chandler Elementary School sponsored a family science night last Monday night. More than 200 parents and students participated in various science activities from exercise tests to learning about gravity and constellations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary McLemore McGough

A memorial service for Mrs. More...

Harvey Ray Shipman

Harvey Ray Shipman, 80, of Brownsboro, died Friday, March 10, 2017, in Tyler, Texas.  Mr. Shipman was born November 21, 1936, in Hanna, OK to the late Ira and Trevel Shipman. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Let’s go fly a kite

Spring has sprung, and it brings back memories of trying to fly kites when I was growing up in Chandler in the 1940s. Yes, I said trying because I never had much luck sustaining a kite in the air for very long.  More...

Something Else

Rootin’ for a living

Many years ago, my folks knew of a man, Mr. Allen, who lived between Canton and Athens, who had a strange occupation during winter months. More...

Running like the wind

Brownsboro Senior Kevion Ross hands off to Sophomore Saul Williams in the Varsity 4x1 relay on Thursday, March 9, at Rains. (Latisha Calhoun/ Statesman Photo)   More...

Brownsboro closer to street upgrades

Street improvement in Brownsboro has been a topic of contention for more than a decade. Some say there has been discussion about changing the streets, improving them, repairing and reconstruction of problem areas for almost 20 years.  More...

Roadwork to begin

Signs are in place in preparation for a road project update to begin in Chandler, Frankston and Mineola between March 20-28.  According to Kathi White, of Texas Department of Transportation, there will be a “maintenance mill and inlay proj More...

Random Acts of Kindness

I was sitting in the drive through at McDonald’s in Athens. When I got up to pay for my food, the person in front of me had paid for mine. Thank you to the person driving the white SUV with the Brownsboro Bear sticker on the back. 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...

March Business of the Month

Kim Fleming and Rick Ford presented Elder Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram of Athens with the March Chandler Chamber Member of the Month sign last week. Forest Elder accepted the sign for the business. (Courtesy Photo)   More...

Sagging utility line causes accident

Last Monday, SH-31 traffic was impeded for several hours as emergency personnel and Texas Department of Transportation staff worked to clear an accident scene.  Official reports are now that a utility line that had sagged below the minimum requi More...

Sports

Breaking News - 3/20/2017 11:18 PM

Brownsboro AD heads to Tyler

High school head football coach to leave Bears

Rumors were this week that Brownsboro Independent School District’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Hooker was leaving. More...

Brownsboro Bears and Bearettes

Bearette Basketball: The Bearettes won their bi-district game, but lost the area game to finish their season with an impressive 24-10 record. They averaged 54 points a game while giving up only 39 points. More...

Warriors win championship

The Warriors (Majors Division) went 13-0 for the season to win the Little Dribblers’ Championship on February 25. They out scored their opponents 427 to 185. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

HCMGA to give free water gardens presentation

Master Gardener Yvonne Sparks will give a free presentation on “Water Gardens for Your Landscape” on Tuesday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens.  More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

Last Sunday began Daylight Savings Time. More...

The Lions Den

Lions — “What do they do?”

Lions have come to the aid of thousands of people from all groups of life. Their goal has always been “to serve.” In 1927, Lions built a campsite for Boys and Girls Clubs. More...