Hunter McLeroy

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“Fore!” Not a word you normally hear from a 6-year-old, but it could become more common around Diboll as a result of the inclusion of “First Tee” in the lower grades at school. The First Tee National School program introduces students to the game of golf, the First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy [...]

Richard Nelson-editor@dibollfreepress.com In about a month, Hendricks Street will get another face lift – almost to the end of the Diboll city limits. Diboll City Council on Monday awarded bids on for the repairs to Angelina Excavating Inc. of Lufkin. The street repair project was made possible through two grants – one of $224,766 through [...]

Cristen Simmons will sign a national letter of intent to play college basketball for Texas College. All who played a role in her education and Many of you have played a big role in her education and I know she would love to see you there. Thursday May 30th High School Library 1:00 pm   [...]

Diboll’s Student of the Year doesn’t have many leisure activities.  And it’s easy to see why after going down the list of her school, club and volunteer efforts. She simply doesn’t have time to just lounge around. Jessica Skipper received the Student of the Year award at this year’s DHS Academic Banquet. She has been [...]

By Burlon Wilkerson “I can’t think of anything else I would rather have done over the last 30 years,” Terry Johnson said when discussing his upcoming retirement in a recent interview.  “Diboll has been good to me, and I have enjoyed my time here.” “Coach” Johnson, as he is usually called, plans to retire at [...]

A young Diboll woman died at the scene of a two-vehicle wreck at FM 2021 and Highway 69 near Huntington. Leah McDonald, 18, was a passenger in a 2006 Toyota Camry driven by Nolan Ryan Ellingburg, 20, also of Diboll. Ellingburg was transported by helicopter to a Tyler hospital. His condition was unknown as of [...]

By Hunter McLeroy There is always something to be proud and cheerful about, but for these girls it’s a totally different story. These girls made the 2013-2014 Varsity Cheer team, which is a major accomplishment for all of them. This is big for them.  They  went to cheer tryouts towards the end of the 2013 [...]

NEW CANEY — The Diboll Lumberjacks advanced to the Region III baseball final by sweeping the Huffman-Hargrave Falcons in a best-of-three series Friday and Saturday. Following a 5-4 extra-inning win Friday night, the Lumberjacks closed out the semifinal series Saturday afternoon with a 6-2 victory at Adam Dunn Field. Diboll junior Eric DeJesus earned the [...]

“Those who obey him will not be punished. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right.” Ecclesiastes 8:5 Time is often a precious commodity in the Stephens house. This past week was no exception. We had a zillion, or so it felt, things going on. I was [...]

  Funeral services for Joy Davis Smith, 66, of Lufkin will be held Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Stanley and Reverend R.G. “Bud” Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. Smith was born March 23, 1947 in Shelby [...]