30 Years Ago: Jana Thompson wins Grand Roper pageant

One Year Ago Diboll High School duo JoLyn Baker and Tristin Rice takes second place in the second annual Axed Culinary Competition at the Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center. Their entrée chicken fajita tacos, qualified them for the dessert round. Ribbon-cutting part II- Theresa and Roho, friends, relatives and local dignitaries and Diboll Business … Read more

Thank You, God, for unconditional love

“As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.” — Isiah 62:5 This weekend I traveled out of town for the Martel/Mary wedding. Kayla Martel, the youngest daughter of Gary and Susie Martel, was married in … Read more

Letters to the Editor 3-5-15

Thanks for success of Black Tie Bingo The Black Tie Bingo was a huge success and a sold out event, our biggest attendance with 250 people. Awesome entertainment by the Crime Stoppers Band, Bodacious Barbecue catered a wonderful meal, great bingo prizes, door prizes, and over 50 silent auction items. The addition of the casino … Read more

Committee weighs franchise tax reform

Members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed frustration with the state franchise tax and discussed ways to reform or even eliminate the tax altogether. Passed in 2006 as a way to cover the revenue gap created by a property tax cut, the state franchise tax has consistently performed below expectations and has left the state … Read more

John Powers at commemoration of Iwo Jima

Monday, Feb. 23, marked the 70th anniversary of the iconic photo of U.S. Marines raising the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Prior to the flag-raising, the major U.S. objective was to capture airfields for emergency landings for our B-29 bombers. Just a small note in case you’ve forgotten your history, 74 days … Read more

Freed by Christ 3-5-15

Jesus Christ prays for you. He wants you to have a relationship with Him. Jesus prayed for you before He was arrested and nailed to the cross. In John 17: 20-21, God’s Bible says, “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they … Read more

Angelina Fair sets new mark for youth

The Angelina County Fair’s Live Auction on Saturday night brought in a record-breaking $386,350. Two hundred and fifty projects were sold. Among those projects making the sale was Taylor Franklin’s hog. Franklin passed away last week. He had suffered from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, asthma, cerebral palsy and acid reflux. Diboll 4-Hers honored Franklin in the … Read more