March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction to begin on water well

Construction is set to begin in less than 90 days on Water Well No. More...

Surcharges added for credit card use

In an effort to use the city’s tax dollars in a more responsible way, the Chandler City Council voted to issue surcharges to anyone who uses a credit card to pay their water bill. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

God is uncontained

Most people have small thoughts about God. In an effort to see God as our friend, we have lost his immensity. In our desire to understand him, we have sought to contain him. The God of the Bible cannot be contained. More...

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News

Ride ‘em Cowgirl!

The Lone Star High School Rodeo was in high gear last weekend at the Henderson County Expo Center in Athens. Kids of all ages participated throughout the day in events from barrel racing to calf roping. More...

Sports

Leaping for the block

Bears Senior Kenneth Woods #4 leaps to defend the basket from Carthage in the season ending play-off. (Latisha Calhoun/Statesman photo)   More...

Bears tame Leopards

The Brownsboro Bears took care of business in their Bi- District game against the Liberty Eylau Leopards. A 72-63 victory over the Leopards pits the Bears against the Carthage Bulldawgs in Jacksonville, Friday night at 7:00. More...

Bears lose heartbreaker to Carthage

The Brownsboro Bears great season came to an end Friday night. The final score of 56-50 pushes Carthage to the regional quarterfinals. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Chandler was my Mayberry

I can relate to almost every character in the 1960s “The Andy Griffith Show” to one or more of the good-natured and kind persons I knew when I was growing up in our small East Texas town of Chandler. More...

Something Else

The Rev. Billy Graham

On November 7, 1918, God sent a great person, Billy Graham into the world to become an evangelist who saved many people, winning them to the Lord by preaching the Gospel story.  More...

News of Record

Henderson County Sheriff’s Report

Suspected dealer arrested   (Athens) – Driving between his home in the Malakoff area toward Athens Monday, a suspected dealer was stopped by sheriff investigators and arrested for having a variety of illegal drugs and a stolen gun.  More...

Keeping students safe

A Brownsboro High School student was arrested Thursday, Feb. More...

Chandler considering road bond package

The Chandler City Council will be working overtime in the near future as they consider putting together a road improvement package that could result in higher property taxes. A presentation was made during the Feb. More...

Oh Bears can you see?

Football stadium to get new lighting

For almost a decade the Brownsboro Independent School District school board has considered replacing the lights at Bear Stadium, but the costs always exceed the available budget.  Costs are still high, but the district can wait no longer in help More...

Adopt a Chandler street, park

The impact of Keep Chandler Beautiful continues to grow after the city council approved KCB’s idea of an adopt-a-street/ park program. Council approved the program as part of its monthly meeting on Feb. 13. 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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Ann Callaway

Services for Joyce Ann “Mimi” Callaway, 67, of Cross Roads, were scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11am at Willow Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Yarber officiating. More...

William A. Hicks

Graveside services for William A. Hicks, 84, of Chandler, were scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3pm at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler with Rev. Ron Byrd officiating. More...

Raphel Duane Hargett

Services for Raphel “Rafe” Duane Hargett, 54, of Chandler, are scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3pm at Martin Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Smiley officiating. More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

Folded, spindled and mutilated

My church is a big part of my life, and that’s reflected in my columns. More...

Master Gardener

Master Gardeners to give presentations at KAB

Henderson County Master Gardeners will give several presentations during the Keep Athens Beautiful (KAB) Home and Garden Show held Saturday, March 3, at the Henderson County Regional Fairpark Complex, 3356 State Hwy 31, Athens.  More...

HC Extension Agent’s Report

Adding organic matter to your garden

Regardless of the soil in your garden, it can be improved by adding organic matter. This is one of the keys to successful EARTHKIND™ vegetable gardening. More...