May 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Builders ready to develop ‘The Farm’

A 130-acre housing development is still in the works for Chandler as the developer is close to security financing for the project. More...

Pushing for an election

Chandler receives first petition on proposed certificates of obligation

The City of Chandler has received a petition against the proposed certificates of obligation that would be used to fund $3.5 million in street/drainage improvements through the city.  The petition was filed at 8:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. More...

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News

Stevens designs next Go Blue shirt

The winner of the 2018 Go Blue t-shirt design is Chandler’s own Connor Stevens. Stevens, center, was announced the winner during the annual kids day hosted by the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office. More...

Hospital tops national rankings for 12 years

(Tyler) – For twelve consecutive years, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Encompass Health, has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®). More...

Go Texan Rodeo brings excitement to arena

 Barrel racing is always a great event at the rodeo. (Travis Tapley/Statesman photo)   A little freestyle bull fighting at the Go Texan Rodeo in Athens — this bull wanted some of this clown. More...

Sports

Rock Hill Baptist Church Golf Tournament

The 6th Annual Rock Hill Baptist Church Golf Tournament was held, Friday, April 20 at Pine Springs Golf Course in Tyler.  More...

TVCC Spring Football

Trinity Valley Community College held it’s spring football game Saturday, April 28 at 10am at Bruce Field in Athens. The White team beat the red team 20-14 on a last-second long TD pass as time expired. (Travis Tapley/ Statesman photo)   More...

Chandler Chamber News

Chamber golf update

Twenty-two golfers converged on the Number One tee box Sunday afternoon at Pine Springs Golf Club for the finals of the Chamber Hole in One Shoot-Out and a chance to win $100,000.00. More...

KTB Art Winners

Chandler Elementary has announced winners of the KTB: Don’t Mess With Texas Art Contest: Jocilyn Whitten, K; Kendra Crawford, 1st; Garrett Rhone, 2nd; Audrey Wood, 2nd; Kason Crawford, 3d. More...

A fresh look

Museum opens for summer with new paint job

The freshening up is complete but the work is just getting started on Arlie McCain Park as the venue is set to undergo many changes in 2018. First up in 2018 was the repainting of the Chandler Museum and Visitor Center. More...

Step one complete

Brownsboro council approves COs for road improvements

The Brownsboro City Council held a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 24 to inform citizens of the intent to seek $2.25 million in certificates of obligation to repair a majority of the city’s streets.  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

Varsity band is ‘superior’

Last Friday, the Brownsboro High School Varsity Band traveled to Bullard High School to participate in the UIL Region 21 Concert and Sightreading Contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Earl Wendell Harrison

Earl Wendell Harrison passed away on April 25, 2018 in Athens, Texas. He was born on October 21, 1929 to Homer and Quinta Harrison in Murchison. He graduated from Brownsboro High School, then enlisted in the Marines to serve his country. More...

Robert M. Bullock Jr.

Funeral services for Robert M. Bullock Jr., 66, of Brownsboro were held at 11am Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Leagueville Baptist Church with Bro. Tom Bragdon officiating. Interment will follow at Leagueville Cemetery.  Mr. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Making the most of what’s left

I have been sharing Chandler Yesterday weekly articles in the Statesman with you for over six years. They were centered around things that happened in Chandler and in my life in the 1940s-50s. More...

Something Else

This man plays a bugle

I read a news article once about Steve Buttleman, 53, who blows the bugle; not just any bugle. The bugle he plays is for the Kentucky Derby Race since 1995, but he almost didn’t get the job.  More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

Let me introduce you…

My dad – later in life, I called him “Papa.” He’s been gone from this earth for something over 6 years now, but I still see him, and hear him. And I think I feel him in my joints when I get up in the morning. More...

Master Gardener

Can’t have too many Salvias

The sight was amazing. Over 4,200 plants were offered for sale at the Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) Plant Sale on Saturday, April 28. That translated into 975 sq ft of plants. More...

Financial Focus

Here’s a Checklist for Changing Jobs

A few generations ago, it was not uncommon for workers to stick with a single job for their whole careers. More...