Bill would strengthen the spending limit

Calling for greater fiscal restraint, Senator Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills unveiled a plan on Tuesday to tighten further the state spending limit. The current spending cap, based on personal income growth, was approved by voters more than 35 years ago, and Hancock said it’s time to update the law. “It is astonishing to … Read more

News take 40th anniversary trip to Morocco

Carolyn and Stanley New spent their 40th anniversary on a two-week trip to Morocco in January. They flew to Marrakech via Madrid, Spain, and were five nights in a Riad (a place to stay with an open courtyard) within the Medina (old walled city). They walked through the central market “Jemaa el Fna” and visited … Read more

Former super, kids stop by to buy feed

Halle Hawkins, 9, and her sister, Gracie, 14, came in Saturday with their dad and former DISD superintendent Dr. Brent Hawkins. The middle sister, Hannah, was not with them. These three girls are active in 4H and participate in showing animals around the state of Texas. That day, Dr. Hawkins looked more like “farmer” Hawkins … Read more

Freed by Christ 3-12-15

In God’s Bible it says in 1 Corinthians 15: 3, “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.” Have you agreed with God that you have sin in your life? God knows you have sin; He wants you to admit … Read more

Dateline Diboll 3-12-15

Quilt Show The Quild Guild of the Pineywoods is presenting Needles in the Pines Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center at 805 E. Denman Ave. in Lufkin. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for students; children 5 and under … Read more