April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local ministers talk crusade

Chandler - Close to three dozen churches of all denominations in Henderson County have united to bring to the county a three-day crusade at 7pm, April 23-26 at Bruce Field at Athens High School. More...

New column ‘The Pastor’s Pen’

On the second Thursday of the month, local pastors will present a spiritual column in the Statesman. More...

Special Sections

School

Bond refinance saves BISD money

BROWNSBORO - Brownsboro ISD Superintendent, Tommy Hunter, received an email notifying him of the completion of the refunding process which resulted in a total debt service savings of $1,465,100, more favorable, in fact, than original projections.&nbs More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Durral ( J.D.) Johnston

Brownsboro - Funeral services for Bro. James Durral (J.D.) Johnston, 96, of Brownsboro were Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Leagueville Baptist Church in Brownsboro and will be under the direction of Bro. Jerry Locke. More...

Sports

In the swing

Left: Katie Knabel lines up her shot hole at the district tournament at Van Zandt Country Club. (BHS Golf/ Photos) More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

District Golf Tournament   More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

HCMGA Plant Sale; Bee Presentation

Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) will hold its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 22, 9am to 2pm, inside the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center, 3344 Hwy 31E, Athens. The sale will be held rain or shine.  More...

The Pastor’s Pen

Life’s biggest question

Matthew 27:22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”   More...

Financial Focus

Don’t get swayed by these investment ‘myths’

Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be “myths” – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. More...

Livestock Show teaches life lessons

ATHENS - Last week was a busy one for close to 100 students in the Brownsboro Independent School District, and some homeschooled students from Chandler, Brownsboro, Murchison and Moore Station.  More...

Hunter apologizes to coach

BROWNSBORO - Tuesday night’s meeting of the Brownsboro Independent School District held an uncertainty as a larger than normal crowd sat in the audience.  More...

April in Edom

Greeted by a rainbow of colorful spring flowers and a bright sun shiny day made for a perfect start to the April in Edom festival. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The Gifts of the Cross

Have you ever wondered why God gives us so much? We could exist on far less! God could have left the world flat and gray—we wouldn’t have known the difference. But he didn’t. 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...

BHS drama club to perform

BROWNSBORO - The Brownsboro High School theater group will be performing the play, ‘Eurydice’ by Sarah Ruhl at the junior high school and intermediate school in Brownsboro on April 19 and at the high school on April 20. More...

Military News

Manning graduates   More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

World War I Part II — Ocean journey to ‘Over There’

The following accounts are from the diary of Pvt. Philip P. Pfeiffer of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, as he wrote them during World War I, upon departing the United States and his tenure in France, in 1918.  More...

Something Else

Atheist argues with his neighbor

Some situations can be interpreted in very different ways depending on your point of view. More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

Since 2003, every “First Tuesday” of the month, doctors and medical students from around the state come to the Capitol to lobby on behalf of their profession and patients. More...