August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

McCain Park set for transformation

Colorful fall decorations will soon cover the grounds of Arlie McCain Park on the western end of Chandler.  Fall Fest at McCain Park is getting started are organizers are allowing businesses and organizations the opportunity to pick out their lo More...

Daily DEVOTIONS from MAX LUCADO

God’s promises are great

According to Peter, God’s promises aren’t just great, they are “very great.” They aren’t just valuable; they are “precious” (2 Peter 1:4). More...

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News

Texas Martin Spring Mud Bog to host Cody Wayne

Texas country music artist, Cody Wayne will be coming to perform at the Texas Martin Spring Mud Bog in Chandler on Saturday, August 18.  More...

Parson’s Capital Murder conviction upheld

(Athens) — The Twelfth Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction for Capital Murder of 29 year old Stacie Parsons, who killed her four year old daughter in July of 2014. More...

Bob Goff to speak in Tyler

(Tyler) — PATH (People Attempting to Help) is excited to announce that bestselling Christian author Bob Goff will be the keynote speaker at the annual PATH Week Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, September 20 at the Green Acres Baptist Church Cr More...

Writer's Corner

Thank you, my friends

We’re not gonna take it!

As both my loyal readers may remember, I was accused of “trying to incite a riot” by someone who was displeased at my column about boycotting the NFL. More...

Master Gardener

Meet the Masters: Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy felt the time was right to become a Master Gardener when she moved from Colorado to East Texas. “I registered for the class as soon as I knew of our plans to move,” she says. More...

Financial Focus

How can you help your kids pay for college?

It’s still summer, but we’re getting close to a new school year. One day, though, “back-to-school” will mean “off to college” for your children. More...

Letting his light shine

Paxton Sanders remembered for his vibrant personality, kindness

A community prayer gathering was held last Thursday after the sudden passing of Brownsboro High School senior Paxton Sanders. Sanders, 17, died suddenly on Aug. 2 when he suffered an aneurism in his neck and did not recover. More...

Burn ban remains in place

Fire departments across Henderson County spent the weekend battling various blazes despite the county being under a burn ban.  Conditions are dangerous, and getting worse.  The Henderson County Commissioners Court extended the burn ban for More...

River Park cleanup planned for Aug. 25

The sand bass run at the beginning of the year on the Neches Rivers draws hundreds to the eastern edge of Henderson County for some of the best fishing in Texas.  With the influx of visitors, the shoreline gets a little dirty and Keep Chandler B 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. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paxton Thomas Sanders

Services for Paxton Thomas Sanders, 17, of Brownsboro, were scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Rock Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Welch and Rev. Danny Bristow officiating. More...

Sports

Football camp draws large group

Brownsboro Football Camp 2018 (Travis Tapley/Statesman photo) More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

Yarborough family’s journey to Texas

The Yarborough family, previous owners of the home that is now the Chandler Museum and Visitor Center in McCain Park, migrated from Alabama to East Texas in the mid 1800s.  Harvey and Margaret Yarborough, parents of Chandler’s Charles Rich More...

Something Else

Waste not, want not

My parents were in the Great Depression when I joined them. So, many times growing up I was taught to be careful as far as spending money and to be saving with everything, not waste anything. I guess our motto was “waste not; want not.” More...