Hunter McLeroy

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Sales tax revenue is up all across the state, but not many have shown a 27 percent increase over last year as Diboll has. State sales tax revenue in July was $2.2 billion, up 7.3 percent compared to July 2012.  Diboll’s sales tax revenue was $73,454 up 53.42 percent over July 2012. That increase takes [...]

When school bells ring this fall, it will be the first time in 56 years that Burlon Wilkerson has not been in a classroom somewhere. Just because he has retired from Angelina College, doesn’t mean he will be idle. Wilkerson started working as a free lance feature writer for the Diboll Free Press in May.  [...]

BURLON WILKERSON Conducting “two-a-days” before the season starts is standard procedure for high school football teams. But many people don’t realize that band programs also have preseason activities. The Diboll Lumberjack band is no exception, and its members have been logging many hours in the past few weeks. Before school started, the practice schedule was [...]

Most people agree that a first impression is a lasting impression. And this is just as true for students in school as it is in any other area. Therefore, Diboll ISD administrators have teamed up with the Diboll Housing Authority to help get students’ school day started on a pleasant note. With the help of [...]

Civic Club to meet Tuesday Diboll Civic Club meets Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the T.L.L. Temple Library.  Several projects will be discussed.  A date will be set for the next “Music in the Park” event for next spring.  Invite your neighbors to attend the meeting with you. Lil [...]

CARY SIMS Ag News While most spring gardens have long since been given over to weeds or burned up from heat and lack of rainfall, there is one that is still going strong.  After I visited this gardener last week, the count was at precisely 512.  Most astounding is that this was from five plants, [...]

State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was recently honored with the “Courageous Conservative” award by the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) for the 83rd Texas Legislature. This award was given in recognition of his efforts to advance, support and vote for conservative policy positions in the 83rd Texas Legislature, and is based on a comprehensive review of [...]

State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has signed on to an amicus brief on the issue of protection of religious liberty. The lawsuit in question was filed by a group of parents in 2003 to enforce their children’s rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to bring certain gifts to a public school-sponsored Christmas party. Over [...]

SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scogin Doyle and Lucille Phillips Burnett recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Congratulations! * * * Robert Adams of Lufkin enjoyed a birthday in cool Colorado. His wife, Joyce, and their son, Bill, and Kristin, Jake and Hannah Adams joined him for a fun week. On his special day they rode the [...]

Fran McGilvra of Diboll and Kay Smith of Dekalb recently returned from a trip to visit with longtime friends, Wilma and Hoople Jordan in Ruidoso, N.M. While at the race track, Ruidosa Downs, Fran ran into my brother, Jerry Powell, and visited with him. (Jerry and Annabelle have been in Ruidoso for more than two [...]