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Providing the ‘Bear Necessities’

For the last five years, the Bear Necessities Backpack Program has been feeding hungry children across Brownsboro Independent School District. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Until We Get Home

Beware of those who urge you to find happiness here in this life. You won’t find it! Guard against the false physicians who promise that joy is only a diet away, a marriage away, or a job away. More...

Faith holding Union Hill together

When tragedy strikes it often shakes you to the core.  When your core is faith in God, you have reached a good place.  No one understands why 39-year-old Trevor Morris was killed in a plane crash on July 13, but his church is determined to More...

Special Sections

News

Statesman wins award

The Chandler and Brownsboro Statesman received a media award for Overall Educational News at the Houston convention of The Texas State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the opening ceremony on Thursday, June 22nd. More...

UT Tyler professors recognized

Two professors at the University of Texas at Tyler have been recognized by the Unitvery of Texas System.  Dr. Julie Delello and Dr. James Newsom have been recognized by The University of Texas System for outstanding teaching, Dr. More...

Lowder speaks at BHS

Nationally renown motivational speaker Jay Lowder spoke to the entire student body at Brownsboro HIgh School on Friday. Lowder has been featured on ESPN, CNN and FOX while is base ministry is in Wichita Falls. More...

Sports

Bears drill Wildcats in final scrimmage

After some hard hitting by both the Bears and Wildcats, the Bears seemed to accomplish what they wanted from the Thursday night scrimmage. Coach Greg Pearson stated, “We were real happy with our effort again.  More...

TVCC VS Pima August 26

Number 4 NJCAA nationally ranked Trinity Valley Community College put on a offensive display Saturday night, August 26 in the annual “Battle In the Valley” against Pima Community College Aztecs by a score of 57-3. More...

Eclipse watching at BIS

Andrea Gomez, Journalism student with Brownsboro High School was out and about on Monday, August 21 watching student watch the solar eclipse.   More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Plant of the month: Rose of Sharon

Texas gardeners are usually happy to see August coming to an end. That is because August is traditionally a brutal month for southern gardens. The heat, the humidity, and most years, the lack of rain, all take a toil on the garden. More...

The Lions Den

Teaching Independence

There are nearly 50 schools for the Blind in the United States. Most, if not all are supported by Lions Clubs or Districts. They provide Equipment and supplies, furnish dormitories and build playgrounds. More...

Financial Focus

Are you a ‘Hardworking’ investor?

Next week, we observe Labor Day, a celebration of the American worker. You work hard your whole life with the hope that your efforts will ultimately allow you to achieve your financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. More...

Back by popular demand

Chandler is already home to one of the most famous clowns in the state (Kornpop), but on Oct. 11 a new clown will be roaming the schools, daycares, and businesses to promote a special event coming to the city. More...

Marketing Chandler

EDC ready to promote city with new brochure

Chandler is preparing for a big boom in housing and city leaders are busy trying to market the growth to outsiders. More...

Lending a hand

Rotary club remodels restroom for military veteran

Timothy Spivey dedicated most of his life to the United States of America and to service for others.  He served in the Marines for four years before spending three years in the Army reserves. More...

Community News - Free Access

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

Day one

Noah Brown and Chelsea Story get ready to head for their first day of school for the 2017-18 school year. (Submitted by Ashley Story via Facebook)   More...

Golden Girls and Mavericks

The Brownsboro High School Golden Girls Drill Team celebrate the exciting news of them performing at a Dallas Mavericks’ game in January. More...

BGC ‘Cash for My Class’ program

(Tyler) Aug. 28, 2017– Brookshire Grocery Co. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Lee Parker

Graveside services for George Lee Parker, 63, of Tyler, were scheduled for Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2pm at Echols Cemetery on Jennings Mountain with Rev. Billy Bivens and Rev. Josh Smiley officiating. More...

JERRY DEAN THOMPSON

Jerry Dean Thompson, 86, passed away August 27 in Sherman, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Visitation with the family is scheduled for 9:30am, followed by services at 10am on Thursday, August 31, at First Baptist Church Chapel, 400 S. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Frog Giggin’ Bullfroggin’ Froggin’

Daddy and I loved to go frog giggin’, and we could find bullfrogs at night in almost any large body of water in East Texas. Some people called it bullfroggin’ and even froggin’, but it was just frog giggin’ to us.  More...

Something Else

Acts of kindness

A group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for dinner on Friday. More...

Letter to the Editor

The Disciples Clinic of Athens, Texas, Inc. is a faith-based volunteer organization dedicated to providing high-quality low-cost medical and dental care to the working uninsured of Henderson County. More...