Obituary – Arthur “Buddy” Temple, III

Angelina County on Tuesday lost business and conservationist Arthur “Buddy” Temple, III. He was 73. Temple passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home in Lufkin with family members and close friends by his side. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 919 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, … Read more

National Library Week winding down

Today’s libraries are the gateway to a world of possibilities. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it is e-books, job-seeking opportunities and resources or innovative programming and homework help for your kids – the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library has just what you need. Unlimited possibilities @ your library. Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18. … Read more

Communitywide clean-up Saturday

The community is getting a facelift. On Saturday, April 18, the Diboll Civic Club is sponsoring its third Operation Clean Sweep to help elderly or disabled residents make improvements to their properties. This year 16 locations will have some kind of work done. Volunteers will be doing everything from yard work, clean-up, and mowing to … Read more

Freed by Christ 4-16-15

TAXES, TAXES, TAXES. It is that time of year. We all have them. For some people, it is a happy time. For some people, it is a stressful time. But we all have to pay them. God’s Bible says in Matthew 22:21, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and unto God the … Read more

Dateline Diboll 4-16-15

Clean Sweep It’s time to sign up for the 2015 Operation Clean-Sweep coming up on Saturday, April 18. Outside repairs and yard work will be done for the elderly and disabled in our community. To volunteer, as an individual or team, contact Fran McClain 829-2779 or This project is annual project is sponsored by … Read more

The ‘spirit of philanthropy’

“Arthur “Buddy” Temple III – known throughout Texas as a businessman, politician, philanthropist and conservationist – died Tuesday, April 14, at the age of 73 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The son of Arthur and Mary Temple Jr., he was began his lifetime of service in 1966 when he was elected to the Diboll … Read more

John Leslie Wood

Funeral services for John Leslie Wood, 54, of Lufkin will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Denman Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Moats and Brother Charles M. Roberts officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Lakewood Memorial Park in Henderson. Mr. Wood was … Read more