April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s time to ‘Go Blue’

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

The annual Henderson County “Go Blue” campaign is back and this year there are two T-shirts to choose from to help spread awareness.  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office, led More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

Battling anxiety

It’s two-thirty in the morning. Everyone is asleep. Everyone, that is, except you! Thoughts rage through your mind. The green numbers on the clock are the only lights in your room, indeed the only lights in your life. Another hour passes. More...

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News

Local Whataburger becomes latest Training Store

(Chandler) Last week, the Chandler Whataburger, became a Certified Training Store. More...

This is just a test…

East Texas hospitals practice mass movement of patients across the region

(Tyler) – Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — All across East Texas, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and coordinating agencies will be working together to practice the triage and transfer of patients with injuries from a potential tornado. More...

Sports

BJH 8th grade girls are 2018 District Champions in track

While the 8th grade girls won the 2018 District Champions title, the 7th grade girls finished 4th in district.  More...

BISD Students take 16 awards

(Kilgore) — At the Region VII Spring Robotics Competition, Brownsboro and Chandler Intermediate students finished strong. Brownsboro ISD entered 8 teams in the 158 team competition. More...

Hanging on

Lone Star High School Rodeo participants weathered the cold on Saturday as the competed at the Henderson County Regional Fairpark. (Travis Tapley / Statesman photo)   More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

A positive negative

I’ve been reflecting recently on the fact that I’m unlikely to have biological children. My ex-wife and I were too unstable a couple to make me secure in bringing a little one into our home, and I mourned that loss for years. More...

Master Gardener

Square foot gardening presentation given

Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) will host HCMGA intern Susan Skommesa as she presents “Square Foot Gardening” on Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Clint W Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. More...

Financial Focus

Strategies for your investment “garden”

If you’re a gardener, your busy season is at hand, as April has been designated National Garden Month. More...

Breaking News - 4/11/2018 9:07 AM

Council sets path for road bond.

Chandler City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday of notice of intent to acquire certificates of obligation bond to fund roadway construction.  More...

Public weighs in on road bond

A public workshop was held Monday at the Chandler Community Center to give citizens a chance to ask questions pertaining to the potential certificates of obligation bond to upgrade the city’s infrastructure.  The two-hour meeting was hoste More...

Chamber to host golf fundraisers

Everywhere you look, things are beginning to green up so it must be time for the annual Chamber of Commerce golf fundraisers benefitting scholarships for BISD seniors. More...

Kid Fish Day coming May 12

Just one month from now Winchester Park will be filled with children looking for that big catch as part of the City of Chandler’s annual Kid Fish Day.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at the park pond, the Kid Fish Day is a popular event th 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

BHS student places 2nd, wins $1,250 grant for school

Student Andrea Gomez takes 2nd place in the 2018 Traffic Safety Slogan Art Contest sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  Schools throughout the state were asked to make a public service announcement about different subjec More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Isabelle Eoff Dunnington

Mary Isabelle Eoff Dunnington passed away on April 4, 2018 in Athens, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on September 14, 1931 to “Dee” Randolph Eoff and Berniece Boyd Eoff. More...

Kerry Rayburn Godwin

Kerri Rayburn Godwin was born July 20, 1964 in Italy, TX to Don R. Godwin and Gladys Williams Godwin. He passed away on April 5, 2018 in Chandler, TX.  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

Inventions by women

Computer Programming: Born in 1815, Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, but it was her mother who encouraged her to pursue mathematics.  More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Wade’s Place in Chandler was the most educated establishment in East Texas on Sat., April 7. Former teachers and administrators of Brownsboro Intermediate School gathered for an evening of fun, fellowship, food and a whole lot of reminiscing. More...

News of Record

Henderson County District Attorney’s Report

April 2, 2018

District Attorney Mark Hall reports that the Henderson County Grand Jury for the January-July 2018 term returned the following indictments. In addition, 13 cases are indicted under seal.   More...

Henderson County Sheriff’s Report

Suspected meth dealer stopped near Frankston   (Athens) – Shortly after midnight Wednesday, March 28, a 42-year-old woman was arrested and charged with dealing a substantial amount of methamphetamine and illegally carrying a handgun, Sheri More...