Hunter McLeroy

About Hunter McLeroy

TRENT ASHBY State Representative It was a bit quieter at your Texas Capitol this past week as everyone turned their attention to transportation. Additionally, the House Appropriations Committee has readied a tuition revenue bond bill that the Governor has indicated he may add to the “call” before this second special session ends on July 30. [...]

JOHN CRABTREE Center for Rural Affairs On July 11, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Farm Bill that was, unfortunately, missing the nutrition title, which provides authority for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) and other nutrition programs for low-income families. Historically, an amendment introduced in the earlier Farm Bill [...]

Isn’t it funny how some foods can be totally misunderstood? We are always talking about what is healthy and good, but do we really give some food a chance? It is no wonder when we see images of grown men running around disguised as fruit in an underwear commercial that we lose our sense of [...]

Janice Ann Rowe I heard the interview over Danny and Sean’s morning radio show with Dave Fenley about his making the second round in America’s Got Talent.  I visited with his mom, Theta Fenley, and found out that she and Elton had gone to Oklahoma to hear him in the show with Miranda Lambert and [...]

The Children’s Summer Reading Club Awards Party was held on Thursday, July 18. There were 90 children that finished their reading goal this summer. Each child received a certificate from the library and a reading medal provided by the Diboll Business Association. Lewis Ivey, who along with wife Shirley Ivey donated to the Summer Reading [...]

BETTY HENDRICK Guest Columnist I have a good friend who is a professional oral story-teller. If the story is untrue, Glenda begins with “Once upon a time…”.  If, however, the story is factual, she begins by saying, “Let me share a memory with you.” At least two newspapers headlined the final sale of Temple-Inland to [...]

God’s “phone number” is JER. 33:03.  It says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” There may be times you do not think God cares about you or wants to have anything to do with you.  That is the furthest thing from [...]

Jubilee VBS Vacation Bible school at Jubilee Baptist Church is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2, for first- through sixth-graders. The church is located at 723 Dennis/FM 1818 in Diboll. For more information, call 936-829-0465. Eastview Ladies Day Oout Eastview Pentecostal Church at Loop 287 at Paul Avenue in [...]

Following years of parties, family gatherings, and business meetings, the Temple House on Hines Street lives on as the current location of Diboll Christian Outreach. It is a place where many local families can receive much-needed services every week.  The recent award of a $20,000 Keeler grant will help ensure that the organization can continue [...]

Georgia-Pacific completed the acquisition of the Temple-Inland Building Products assets from International Paper Co. last week, after receiving clearance from the Department of Justice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review process. The purchase price was $710 million. “With the sale final, we are eager to combine our assets into one building products business,” said Mark Luetters, [...]