May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Crash claims life

MURCHISON - Early morning traffic on SH-31 from Chandler all the way into Athens is heavy, and it was during the early hours that a two vehicle crash happened just east of the city of Murchison.  Texas Department of Public Safety troopers respon More...

UIL team takes top honors

BROWNSBORO—The Brownsboro High School University Interscholastic League Academic Team recognized its students and coaches for a most successful season at its awards banquet on Saturday evening at Chandler FUMC Heritage Hall. More...

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Fireworks at the Soiree

The annual Womens’ Unity Fellowship ‘Redneck Soiree’ at the Birdwells’ was this past weekend. The event is to help raise funds for the Brenda Epperson Memorial Scholarship. More...

Chandler Museum & Visitor Center News

The World War I exhibit has been very successful. Jack Anthamatten did a great job planning and preparing the new display. In April 94 people visited and the Tyler, Athens and Chandler newspapers provided coverage. More...

Benefit scheduled for tornado relief

VAN ZANDT COUNTY— To help raise funds for victims of the tornadoes that ripped through Van Zandt County April 29 a benefit concert is taking place from 12:30 p.m. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

New Zealand tomatoes grown in Chandler

J.C. (Johnny) Monk lived in Chandler from the early 1940s until his death. Johnny was employed in the pulpwood industry in addition to being a church, school and cemetery custodian.  More...

Something Else

History of paisley design fabric

Woven in Kashmir since about the 11th century, the industry of what we commonly know as the Kashmir shawl is believed to have begun in Central Asia in the 15th and 16th centuries.  More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

The pace in Austin is getting a little more frantic this week, as members have to be in three or four places at one time. More...

New rules for public info

Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. More...

Helping East Henderson County by air

ATHENS - Michael Lawyer started out in life to be a banker. He was on the verge of entering the field after school when a friend of his — a paramedic — invited him to ride along on a couple of calls with him.  More...

On the road

School will be out soon. Vacation time is around the corner. When you go on vacation, take a copy of the Statesman with you. Take a picture of you holding your Statesman in front of your vacation spot. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Cure for Jealousy

What’s the cure for jealousy? Trust. The cause of jealousy?  Distrust!  More...

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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...

School

Teachers approved, policy updates

BROWNSBORO - At the May monthly meeting of the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees, the remaining teacher contracts were approved.  More...

Best Bears at BES

The Best Bears were honored at Brownsboro Elementary School this past week. These are students who are honored for academic and character excellence at the school (Courtesy Photo)   More...

Fruitvale ISD recovering after tornado

The students, faculty, and community members of Fruitvale ISD are working together to pick up the pieces after the April 29 tornado caused significant damage to their community.  More...

Sports

Coach Griffin enters second Hall of Fame

Most normal coaches would love to have a career that lasted over thirty years and included a district title and some playoff experiences. Fred Griffin is not your normal coach. More...

400 plus attend Kid Fish Day

The annual Kid Fish Day that was held at Winchester Park two weeks ago was a huge success. Organizer Sheila Waters said the final total of kids in attendance was around 137. “I would estimate we had about 400-500 people.”  More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Basketball Camp   The 2015 District Champions – Regional Semi-Finalist, 2016 District Champions – Area Finalist and 2017 District Champions – Regional Quarterfinalist. More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Latin is not dead

Some gardeners love using common names for their plants. The names are usually cute, sometimes descriptive, and easily remembered. Some gardeners believe that using the Latin name for plants makes you seem uppity, snooty, or like a know-it-all. More...

The Lions Den

The Knights of the Blind

Helen Keller gave Lions their primary mission when she urged them to be knights of the blind in 1925. Lions only had 900 clubs. They all were helping the blind. More...

Financial Focus

Is your portfolio “Healthy”?

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you’ll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. More...