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Thirty Years Ago This Week
Happy winner Jelyitsa Perez, right, wins a brand new bicycle in the Free Press subscription campaign and shares her joy with sister Candy Ann. They are the children of Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Perez of Diboll. The bike contest is open to everyone through July. Those selling 30 one-year subscriptions win a bicycle or, if they prefer, $100 in cash for their effort.

30 Years Ago: Lowther named BB manager

One Year Ago Thelma Scott, whose organization, the Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corporation, carries on the work of its namesake, is nominated for the White House Champion of Change STEM Award for People with Disabilities. Temple-Inland contributes $2,500 to Angelina College as the Champion’s Club sponsorship for the betterment of Angelina College and the Roadrunner athletics. … Read more

Tommy Foster Tilley Jr.

Services for Tommy Foster Tilley, Jr., 29, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Tommy was born August 19, 1983 in Lufkin, Texas and passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Many, Louisiana. Survivors … Read more

Janice Faye Powell

Funeral Service for Janice Faye Powell, 52, of Alto and formally of the Lufkin area were Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m. in the O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Kitchens Cemetery in Zavalla. Mrs. Powell passed away Saturday, June 1,in Alto.  She was born October 3, 1960 in Houston, … Read more