Mary Lou Smith Rainwater

Funeral services for Mary Lou Smith Rainwater, 78, of Lufkin were held Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Rainwater was born March 22, 1935 in the Saron Community, Angelina County, Texas, and died Friday, August 30, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a member of the … Read more

Fewer people are ‘Messing with Texas’

Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message. Established by the Texas Department of Transportation in 1986, Don’t mess with Texas® has helped reduce visible litter by 34 percent on TxDOT-maintained roadways between 2009 and 2013, according to TxDOT’s 2013 … Read more

Safe and secure at school;Upgraded security systems are now district-wide in Diboll

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com As classes resume for students all over the nation, school security is on everyone’s mind. Diboll is no exception, and DISD trustees and administrators have taken specific steps to guarantee safety for all students. With the help of funds from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program, new cameras and monitoring systems have … Read more

Eunice E. Redd Pruitt

Services for Eunice E. Redd Pruitt, 98, of Huntington, were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Pruitt was born December 29, 1914 in Angelina County.  She passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 in a local hospital. Survivors include her brother, Garland Redd of Sandpoint, Idaho; sister, … Read more