November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Chandler man arrested for robbery

David Wayne Taylor, 26, of Chandler was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest Sunday in Van Zandt County. His bond is set at $250,000.  More...

BHS receives college readiness recognition

Brownsboro High School has received the “2012 College Readiness Award” from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achieve More...

Special Sections

School

Turn Tyson products into big bucks for CES

If you eat Tyson products from your grocer’s freezer section, you can help Chandler Elementary School earn money. More...

Brownsboro Intermediate School identifies students from each grade level to be STAR students

Each six-weeks, Brownsboro Intermediate School identifies four students from each grade level to be STA R students. More...

BES BEST BEARS

Brownsboro Elementary School honors students each week that arrive at school on time, respect and listen to the teacher, complete their school work and homework. More...

Sports

Bears one win away from playoffs

Loss to Canton Friday sets up huge showdown with Athens

It is simple, one win and the Brownsboro Bears are in the playoffs. Brownsboro lost 35-13 at Canton on Friday as the team was limited to 306 yards of total offense while Canton had 575 yards. More...

Must win

With two games remaining, the time to win is now

If the Brownsboro Bears want to return to the postseason, Friday's game at Canton is a must win.  Yes, there are several playoff scenarios still alive for the Bears, but do you really want it to come down to a winner take all game against Athens More...

District 15-3A Varsity Football Schedule

Oct. 12 B’boro 36, Mabank 11 Canton 48, Athens 23 Mineola 41, Van 69   More...

Historical

CHANDLER YESTERYEAR

C. M. Dingler General Mercantile

Mr. C. M. Dingler moved to Chandler in 1911. He was employed by Mr. B.C. Hall at the Hall General Mercantile store located in a twostory red brick building in downtown Chandler on what is now Broad Street.  More...

BROWNSBORO REMEMBERED

Early Brownsboro Bank

Richard O. Echols married Margaret Ann (Maggie) Williams on Nov. 29, 1876. They lived on their farm south of Brownsboro on Leagueville 607.  Echols requested to be buried on Jennings Mountain when he died. More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2012 10:27 AM

ELECTION RESULTS - Free Access

Chandler approves alcohol sales, BISD and MISD trustees named

Chandler voters have spoken, the alcohol elections have passed. More...

Statesman ownership group buys 3 additional newspapers

Bluebonnet Publishing, LLC has purchased the Lindale News and Times, Wood County Democrat in Quitman and the Mineola Monitor to bring the total newspapers owned by the company to eight. More...

SMART PHONE, STUPID CHOICES

BISD students sending provocative photos via cell phones

Students across the nation are using smart phones to make stupid choices as they send sexually explicit photos and messages to one another.  More...

Extended voting hours for alcohol election

Election Day is Nov. 6... have you voted yet? No? Here are a few things to watch for

There are just a few days remaining to vote in the city and general elections that could shape the future of Chandler and the nation. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor I would like to address Mr. Taliaferro’s letter in the Oct. 25 Statesman. More...

News

Need a lift?

Ben Wheeler duo makes camping accessible again with the Dream Lift

One of the big attractions at the Chandler Pow Wow this year was the Dream Lift that was created by a Ben Wheeler team who's passion is to help anyone enjoy camping in a RV. More...

My brothers, my heroes

My brothers, Man and Jim Garner were my heroes.We were raised in the western part of Henderson County, near the Trinity River and worked as sharecroppers.My dad let Man join the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) when he was sixteen years old. More...

Saluting Our Soldiers

The following individuals are proudly serving the United States of America in the Armed Forces. The Chandler and Brownsboro area communities are proud of you! For those who are serving overseas, we await your safe return.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosemarie Hawkins

Rosemarie Hawkins, 74, of Ben Wheeler, died Wednesday. Oct. 24, 2012 at The Hospice of East Texas after a battle with cancer.  She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother  She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 18, 1938.  More...

Joseph Louis Hoffman

A funeral mass for Joseph Louis Hoffman, 82, of Chandler, is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chandler with Father Octavio Suarez and Father Luke Kalarickal officiating. More...

Writer's Corner

Yesterday Remembered

Autumn

Autumn.  Isn’t that the prettiest word!  Fall.  That’s pretty, too.  Of course, it’s what we call this prettiest of all seasons. More...

SOMETHING ELSE

A story never heard

A chaplain who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.  More...

WRITER’S CORNER

After Everything is Said  You can do mighty works that will bring you worldly fame, You can give away your money till the poor will praise your name, You can be a famous writer, artist, singer, be well-known But it all will count for nothing, if More...