30 Years Ago: Stringer’s BBQ opens in Diboll

One Year Ago Parents of Diboll ISD students along with the administration, staff and support from the school board worked hard to reduce student supply list for this fall. Mr. and Mrs. Martin and Rosa Tamez celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with reception dinner at their home hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Diboll Garden … Read more

Obits 6-11-15

Paul James (PJ) Reavis Services for Paul James (P J) Reavis, 83, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2015 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. P J was born in Claremore, Oklahoma on October 19, 1931, the son of the … Read more

Time to flake together, make a difference

I can well remember the day that my first grandchild was born. We lived in Fort Stockton. Papaw and Michael were out cutting a tree in our yard, and his wife told us it was time. Family and friends were at the hospital, and we stood around for hours. It was such an exciting time! … Read more

EoT: Conspiracy theories and cocaine crunch

Editor’s note: Eyes on Texas is a roundup of news, columns and features about the state, from media around the world. Jade Helm A planned three-month military training exercise in Texas called Jade Helm has stirred up all sorts of conspiracy theories. Now actor Chuck Norris has joined the crowd of those convinced it’s a … Read more

Another House session in the history books

The Texas House adjourned sine die (meaning without assigning a day for a further meeting) this past week. The dust is beginning to settle around the Capitol, and things have slowed down dramatically after the scramble to finish up business before the legislative deadlines. Legislative highlights This session was a major success on many fronts, … Read more

Should have planted rice

Beamon has been fretting about not being able to mow the grass in our yard. We would have profited from planting rice as wet as the ground is. One day I went out to empty the rain gauge and could feel the water on the ground. It would have bene better had I invested in … Read more