Hunter McLeroy

About Hunter McLeroy

The origin of Santa Claus begins in the 4th century with Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, an area in present-day Turkey. By all accounts St. Nicholas was a generous man, particularly devoted to children. After his death around 340 A.D. he was buried in Myra, but in 1087 Italian sailors purportedly stole his remains and [...]

SANDRA POULAND The Thanksgiving holiday brought the family of former DHS coach Scott Schochler to Diboll to enjoy visiting with his parents, Joyce and Dave Schochler in their South Meadows home. Scott moved his family to Siloam Springs, Ark., where he does not teach but only coaches cross country at a four-year non-denominational Christian college. [...]

Claude Marshall Jr., Angelina County Precinct No. 3 justice of the peace, died Wednesday. According to reports, he collapsed Monday from what is believed to be a stroke in his Zavalla office and was found by his brother. He was transported to a local hospital and died there. Marshall was serving out the remainder his [...]

With less than a week left to file to run for political office in the 2014 Primary Election, several local positions are being contested. The filing deadline is Dec. 9. Early voting is Feb. 18, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2014. Election Day is March 4, 2014. County commissioner for Precinct 4, which covers Diboll, is [...]

Christmas Time. The time to acknowledge and celebrate Jesus’ birth. Why would Jesus give up all the glory of Heaven to come and live like we have to? Because Jesus loves you and wants you to have a personal relationship with Him. When you see all the lights, let it remind you how Jesus will [...]

  Diboll FFA and FCCLA represented their community well during the Lufkin Christmas Parade recently. They are thanking everyone for the “tons” of boots donated for both use on their float and to be donated to community members in need. For more information about donating, contact Jennifer Garcia at 936.829.6245, jgarcia@dibollisd.com; or Adam Thompson at [...]

Tree of Light The annual Pilot Club Tree of Light ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room of the TLL Temple Memorial Library. An inspirational program is planned, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree, located on the front lawn of the library. [...]

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com After 26 years at Katherine Sage Temple Day Care and 42 years overall in the child care field, Shirley White is bringing her career to a close. She will be honored with a retirement celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. White’s experience includes [...]

Funeral services for Glenda Ann Milstead, 70, of Lufkin were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine County. Mrs. Milstead was born July 9, 1943 in San Augustine and died Saturday, November 23, 2013 in a local hospital. Survivors include [...]

Funeral services for Karen Lee Brasher, 49, of Huntington were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Huntington First Baptist. Visitation was held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening prior to the services. Services will also be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Houston River Baptist Church [...]