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This Sunday, March 31, is Easter when we Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday in Diboll’s Old Orchard Park pavilion there will be a community sunrise service. Everyone is invited to [...]

Easter egg hunt The City of Diboll and Diboll Civic Club members are having an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Old Orchard Park. Organizers are seeking volutneers and donations for prizes. For more information, to volunteer or donate prizes, call Loretta Christmas at 936-829-4888. Sunrise service There will be a [...]

A 62-year-old Dibol woman has pleaded guilty to theft of federal funds in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Melva Darlene Blakemore pleaded guilty to an Information charging her with theft of federal funds on Mar. 26, 2013 before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. According to information presented in court, [...]

The State House of Representatives passed HB-5 145-2 on Tuesday night, overwhelmingly calling for reducing the state’s high-stakes testing system from 15 to five end-of-course exams. The bill also creates a more flexible path to graduation, to ensure that students have the opportunity to prepare for post-secondary careers while in high school, according to Rep. [...]

Trial, Beatings, Ridicule, Spit, Mocking, Pain, Suffering, Agony, Separation and finally Death. That is what Jesus Christ went through for YOU. Jesus did not have to, but He chose to experience all that and more so you could have His love, His forgiveness, His everlasting life, His peace, His grace, His mercy and a place [...]

BETTY HENDRICK Special to The Free Press Author’s note: One of the art pieces which hangs on my dining room wall is a painting of Jesus and the twelve disciples gathered around a campfire. I am sure the painting has a formal title, but I prefer one which my friend Gretchen gave to it: “Hanging [...]

Left, Diboll Youth Baseball Wall of Honor Inductee Alvin Fasske gets the 2013 season started by throwing out the first pitch during Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, March 23, at Old Orchard Park. Below, Tom Williams, Diboll Youth Baseball commissioner, presents Alvin Fasske with a plaque, Thanking him for helping get TBall started back in the [...]

House for Sale In Diboll, 1309 Glass St. Spacious 2BR, 1B, LR, Kit, BF nook, Dining/ Den, laundry, covered patio, deck, wood fence in back yard, carport, concrete drive, outside storage, great shape. New paint, roof, AC. Nice yard. 1,420 SF. $92,300. 936- 829-4822. For Rent 1- bedroom duplex in Burke; 3-bedroom house in Lufkin. [...]