April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Athletic Director search continues

BROWNSBORO - After the resignation of Jason Hooker, Brownsboro High School athletic director and head football coach, officials with the Brownsboro Independent School District began a search to replace him.  Hooker had been with Brownsboro for a More...

Helping people help themselves

Latisha Calhoun of Brownsboro remembers the day when she was a single mom, going through a divorce and her 10-month-old son was in line to have surgery on his back. She didn’t know what to do. More...

Daily DEVOTIONS From MAX LUCADO

The Way of Sorrows

The most notorious road in the world is the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of Sorrows.” According to tradition, it’s the route Jesus took from Pilate’s hall to Calvary. More...

Special Sections

School

Breaking News - 1:52 PM

BISD hires new AD

Waskom's Greg Pearson to start Wednesday as a Bear

After beloved football coach and athletic director, Jason Hooker, resigned earlier this Spring, Brownsboro ISD went into a frenzy to find his replacement. More...

CIS students honored

Chandler Intermediate School recognized the following students for distinction: Back row, from left to right, Matthew Ellis, Adrian Hollifield, Noah Harris, Rachel Harkness, Stephanie Pereyda and Claire Hodge; middle row from left to right, Michael A More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1:52 PM

BISD hires new AD

Waskom's Greg Pearson to start Wednesday as a Bear

After beloved football coach and athletic director, Jason Hooker, resigned earlier this Spring, Brownsboro ISD went into a frenzy to find his replacement. More...

The Judge Robert Montgomery Memorial GOLF Tourney

The tourney is a benefit event, honoring Judge Robert Montgomery, and the renovation of the new Family Life Center, for the First United Methodist Church of Chandler.   More...

Writer's Corner

Master Gardener

Herbs in your kitchen

Everyone loves a herb garden. Today, I am going to tell you how to grow, preserve and enjoy your favorite herbs.  First, choose your favorite herbs to plant. I have rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme, parsley, basil, chives, and cilantro. More...

My five cents…

Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3

The members of the Legislature are heading home to spend the Easter weekend with their families. When we come back, we will be on the home stretch to the end of Session. More...

The Lions Den

Lions bring Easter Smiles

What an awesome day we had at the Chandler Nursing Center last Thursday. We were hopping around and having a great day with everyone. Lion Gloria Estes and I helped residents make a bunny mask with big ears and funny glasses and a big hat. More...

Arbor Day celebration

Chandler Elementary School students were joined by members of the Keep Chandler Beautiful committee as well as City Councilmember Kari Bersano and City Administrator John Taylor, for a special Arbor Day celebration. More...

Spreading the Word of God

CHANDLER – Nearly a decade ago, Kyle Wright stood on the corner of FM 315 and SH-31, and held up a sign proclaiming Jesus was Lord and He was coming back.  “People would throw things and yell stuff out at me,” Wright said from More...

Water tower coming down

Sometime around late May and mid- June, the smaller and older water tower owned by the city of Chandler at the intersection of Cherry and Fourth Streets in Chandler, will be coming down. More...

Athletic Director update:

According to a notice that was submitted to the Chandler Brownsboro Statesman on Monday, there is a special called meeting of the Board of Trustees from the Brownsboro Independent School District at 6pm, Thursday, April 20. More...

News

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...

Chandler library turns 30

CHANDLER - The Chandler Public Library is celebrating its 30th birthday this month and the 20th anniversary of the building dedicated in April 1997. More...

Church sponsors Native American day

LAKE PALESTINE - The Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler will be hold a special event at 6:45pm, April 26, as part of the church’s efforts to recognize Native Americans.  More...

Obituaries

Marita Ellis Boyd

A private family graveside memorial service was performed April 8, 2017 at Chandler Memorial Cemetery, The Reverend Sam Boyd officiating. Mrs. Boyd died April 1, 2017 at her home in Chandler, Texas. More...

Viewpoint

Chandler Yesteryear

World War I Part III — Expeditionary forces land in France

The following accounts are from the diary of Pvt. Peter P. Pfeiffer of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, as he wrote them during World War I, in France, in 1918. More...

Something Else

Life’s train ride

At birth, we boarded the train of life and met our parents, and we believed they would always travel at our side.  A time goes by, other people will board the train, and they will be significant, i.e., our siblings, friends, children, and even t More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Our family has been blessed receiving many kind condolences from our Chandler/ Brownsboro communities since our father went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 28. One word we keep hearing is he was a friend. More...