Grupo Dezatado closes out the 2014 Tamale Fest with a concert at the Old Orchard amphitheater.

Mama Mia! What a Fest!

RICHARD NELSON Perhaps Roxanna Martinez’s reputation preceded her at the seventh annual Diboll Tamale Festival on Saturday at Old Orchard Park. The perennial winner of the Tamale Cooking Contest ran out of tamales before 11 a.m. Martinez made as many tamales as she usually does for her Mama’s Tamales booth, but the festival brought … Read more


Senior Dinner

Hunter McLeroy I would like to invite all graduating senior to an event Diboll First Baptist Church is hosting.  They will be having a Baccalaureate Service in honor of this years graduating seniors.  Each graduate will receive a gift and there will be a reception after the service. Hope to see you there!  It … Read more

30 Years Ago: Schultz, Nash win domino title

One Year Ago Diboll Garden Club names “Yard Beautiful of the Week” belonging to Dr. & Mrs. Woody Ingram. Diboll High School graduate R.L. Lyles, firefighter/EMT for City of Nacogdoches, attends memorial service for first responders who lost their lives in the fertilize explosion in the town of West, Texas. Diboll graduate Jerry Cobb, baseball … Read more

Obits 5-1-14

Kenneth Wooten Services for Kenneth Wooten, 70, of Apple Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jimmy Coil officiating. Kenneth was born December 28, 1943 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in a Wells nursing facility. Kenneth was a … Read more

Garden Club enjoys tailgate party

Nineteen members of the Diboll Garden Club enjoyed a fun outdoor tailgate party on Tuesday, April 22, at Lillie’s Plants in Lufkin. And yes, the tailgate of an SUV did serve as a dessert spot, with colorful tablecloths and freshly cut amaryllis blooms adorning the food tables. Providing the food and drinks were hostesses Betty … Read more