Five Years Ago
Sweet Union Baptist Church in Forrest, Texas host its Mission Day Program with special guest speaker Teresa Stribling of First Shiloh Baptist Church in Diboll.
Richard Nelson, Diboll Free Press publisher donates $170 to the Diboll Parent Teacher Students Associa-tion. PTSA students earned the funds during a circulation drive last school year.
Nikki and Patrick Miller along with sons Cole, 14, and Conner, 10, enjoys trip week to Marathon in the Keys of Florida.
Kilgore Rangerettes have announced the new 72nd line for 2011-2012 and the three girls from Lufkin who tried out and made it are Morgan Berger, Jessica Stovall and Leslie Clothier.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine has picked Diboll Lumberjacks to finish 4th again this year in District 18-3A in a field of five. Kirbyville is picked number one and followed by Center, Jasper, Diboll and Huntington.
Ten Years Ago
After accepting a certified petition, Angelina County commissioner placed two options for sale of alco-hol beverages on the November general election ballot.
Diboll 11-year-olds baseball all-stars win regional tournament held in Groveton and will travel to Splen-dora for the state tournament. Regional champs include Carlos Lewis, Sergio Castillo, Everado Castillo, Tony Hernandez, Javier Hernandez, Homer Vasquez, Jason Cook, Alex Grimaldo, D.J. DeJesus, Jay Lowe, Cody Gelvin, Cole Colwell and Coaches Derek Lowe, Tom Williams, Daniel Castillo and T.J. Colwell.
Angelina County’s unemployment rate reaches 5.7% in June, up from 5.1% reported in May.
FM 706 work causes traffic delays and motorist advised to consider using an alternate route temporarily.
Diboll Lakeview Baptist Church celebrates 50th anniversary with special revival titled, “More Precious Than Gold” with Pastor Roy Hall.
Twenty Years Ago
After just one year at the helm, Diboll High School Principal Tom Bagwell has resigned to take assistant principal’s position with Odessa Permian High School. Also Diboll Junior High School Principal Donna Ingram resigns to accept assistant principal’s post at Spring Westfield High School.
Maria Soto, 1996 Diboll High School graduate receives the first Sean Hendrick Memorial Scholarship.
This year’s lack of rainfall has greatly depleted the Lake Sam Rayburn which now 14-feet below normal level.
Diboll’s Lady Jack basketball standout Kristen Bradford gives verbal commitment to play basketball at Howard Payne University in Brownwood next year.
Ron Kelly, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent of Beaumont is named to head corporate security for Temple-Inland.
Thirty Years Ago
Pawn tickets, listing 47 of the 49 Diboll High School class rings stolen in a Feb. 21 burglary at the school, have been recovered from several Houston area pawn brokers, but all of the $10,000 in missing rings are believed to have been melted down and sold for scrap gold.
Donations to help finance moving the late Miriam Tatum’s museum from below Zavalla to the Texas For-estry Museum are now being accepted at Huntington State Bank. “Remembering” was the name given to the museum, which is built of logs from the original Henry Havard home.
Angelina County’s jobless rate stands at 17.1%. 5,414 unemployed workers from the county’s estimated work force of 31,633. City of Lufkin’s jobless rate is 15.3%
Out of 63 contestants in the Miss Texas Pageant, there were four from Lufkin. Jan Arender is Miss Lufkin, Jo Thompson is Miss Lake of the Pines, Darlene Buffington is Miss Mount Pleasant and Sherrie Cross is Miss Houston.
Arson is the cause of a 10 p.m. Monday night fire that destroyed the home of businessman and former Precinct 5 Constable Fred Weeks on U.S. 59 north of Diboll.
Forty Years Ago
Diboll High School cheerleaders attend cheer camp at Sam Houston State University this week. Making the trip to Huntsville are Anne Cooke, Charlotte Bray, Nicki Moore, Kathy Groom, Glenda Miller, Janet Price, Robin Clark, Connie Maddox and sponsor Janice Cook.
Diboll City Council votes 4-1 requesting monthly cable tv billing from Diboll TV Cable Company. Voting yes were Councilmen Charles Schmidt, Sam Coleman, James Simms and Richard Hendrick. The lone holdout was Calvin Lawrence.
Marvin Hunt closes Village Barber Shop and will relocate to FM 1818 at the city limits and reopen on August 3 as Hunt’s Barber Shop.
Richard Krull has been named plant manager of the Temple Industries Particleboard Plant in Diboll.
Former Diboll resident Manning Garrett who recently graduated from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary is the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Milam.