In the zone

Georgia-Pacific is nearing its two-year anniversary of purchase of the Temple-Inland Diboll Complex and company officials are seeking assistance to help continue operations here. The Diboll City Council did its part Monday night during the May meeting, agreeing to nominate Georgia-Pacific’s $5 million improvement project as a Texas Enterprise Program. If selected by the Governor’s … Read more

Summer reading programs just around corner

May is finally here and with it a flurry of activity. School will be out soon and the library’s summer reading programs will begin. There will be something for everyone to participate in. We have the Read-to-Me program for ages 2-5; Children’s Summer Reading Club for ages 6-12; Teen Summer Reading Experience for ages 12 … Read more

Keepin’ it hot

Many events claim to be “fun for the whole family,” but the 2015 Tamale Festival will truly live up to that billing. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, there will be activities for all ages in Old Orchard Park including a special kids’ area, music and dancing, craft and food vendors, a … Read more

Dateline Diboll 5-7-15

Prayer A National Day of Prayer service will be held at noon Thursday May 7, at the Civic Center. Lunch provided. Renaissance Banquet The Renaissance Academic Banquet for Diboll High School will be Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale until 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the High School Office. Tickets … Read more

A blaze of glory

Members of Ryan Chapel Methodist Church gathered Sunday night, watching as their church burned to the ground, slowly shaking their heads and speaking in hushed tones – admitting to feeling helpless. The log cabin-style church was built in 1937, the fourth building of the congregation that was founded in 1866 on FM 2497, a couple … Read more

Extension agent speaks at Garden Club meeting

Cary Sims, County Extension Agent, was the keynote speaker for the April 28 meeting of the Diboll Garden Club at the Temple House. Sims, a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker, shared recent findings as well as updates on the topic, “How Safe is Our Food?” Using examples from several levels of food studies, Sims emphasized … Read more

Arrests made locally

Diboll police officers arrested Desmond White, 25, of Corsicana at a residence in the 300 block of Avalon last weekend. He has been charged with injury to a child, an offense that allegedly took place earlier in the month. Police officers on routine patrol recently stopped to check a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block … Read more

Dateline Diboll 4-30-15

Book Fair Diboll Primary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair through May 1 at 10 a.m. each day. Great books are available for purchase! Garage sale Fairview Baptist Church is having a garage sale fundraiser for its Peru mission trip. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, and from … Read more

Our Apologies

This issue of The Free Press was sent to press a day late due to technical issues. You’d think having an extra day to put it together would have improved its coverage, but due to a computer meltdown we lost some photos and copy. Luckily some photos were still on the camera and we were … Read more