Letters to the Editor 4-30-15

A new trip to bountiful After many years of living in South Texas, I am the recipient of God’s blessing in allow-ing me to take, as the movie title suggests, the “Trip to Bountiful.” Unlike the movie char-acter, however, I have discovered a refreshment of the soul in coming home to the Piney Woods. Some … Read more

Senate Committee hears bill to regulate payday lenders

Three bills aimed at reining in what supporters believe are unfair lending practices by so-called payday lenders were in front of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Critics of these lenders say that they offer unreasonable terms that trap borrowers in an inescapable cycle of debt paying exorbitant fees and interest payments. “Currently … Read more

Local Whataburger franchisee Johnson wins award

I saw Margie Parnell out shopping. Husband J.B. Parnell was out of the hospital. They had gone to Denny’s to eat and this was his first time out in two weeks. * * * Happy Birthday: Patrick Pope, Pat Christopher, Carl Ray Polk, Griffin Weiss, Paul Thannisch, Jeremy Murphy, Andy Arnold, Charles Westerman, Bill Gunn … Read more

Extension agent speaks at Garden Club meeting

Cary Sims, County Extension Agent, was the keynote speaker for the April 28 meeting of the Diboll Garden Club at the Temple House. Sims, a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker, shared recent findings as well as updates on the topic, “How Safe is Our Food?” Using examples from several levels of food studies, Sims emphasized … Read more

Rainwaters visit Italy, never leave Las Vegas

I think everyone enjoys reading about vacations; at least I do. The following is JoAnn and Richard Rainwaters’ recent trip to Las Vegas. Richard and Jo Ann Rainwater decided they had been homebound too long and decided to do a little vacationing on Thursday, April 16, to Las Vegas for a four-night stay at the … Read more

Freed by Christ 4-30-15

The deadline has come and gone.  Hopefully, you took care of your taxes.  There are two things that always come in this life.  Taxes and death. Maybe you had April 15 circled or marked on your calendar.  You wanted to make sure it did not “sneak” up on you or pass you by.   Now … Read more

Arrests made locally

Diboll police officers arrested Desmond White, 25, of Corsicana at a residence in the 300 block of Avalon last weekend. He has been charged with injury to a child, an offense that allegedly took place earlier in the month. Police officers on routine patrol recently stopped to check a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block … Read more

Dateline Diboll 4-30-15

Book Fair Diboll Primary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair through May 1 at 10 a.m. each day. Great books are available for purchase! Garage sale Fairview Baptist Church is having a garage sale fundraiser for its Peru mission trip. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, and from … Read more