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

Obituary – Arthur “Buddy” Temple, III

Angelina County on Tuesday lost business and conservationist Arthur “Buddy” Temple, III. He was 73. Temple passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home in Lufkin with family members and close friends by his side. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 919 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, … Read more

National Library Week winding down

Today’s libraries are the gateway to a world of possibilities. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it is e-books, job-seeking opportunities and resources or innovative programming and homework help for your kids – the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library has just what you need. Unlimited possibilities @ your library. Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18. … Read more

Communitywide clean-up Saturday

The community is getting a facelift. On Saturday, April 18, the Diboll Civic Club is sponsoring its third Operation Clean Sweep to help elderly or disabled residents make improvements to their properties. This year 16 locations will have some kind of work done. Volunteers will be doing everything from yard work, clean-up, and mowing to … Read more

Dateline Diboll 4-16-15

Clean Sweep It’s time to sign up for the 2015 Operation Clean-Sweep coming up on Saturday, April 18. Outside repairs and yard work will be done for the elderly and disabled in our community. To volunteer, as an individual or team, contact Fran McClain 829-2779 or franmc@consolidated.net. This project is annual project is sponsored by … Read more

The ‘spirit of philanthropy’

“Arthur “Buddy” Temple III – known throughout Texas as a businessman, politician, philanthropist and conservationist – died Tuesday, April 14, at the age of 73 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The son of Arthur and Mary Temple Jr., he was began his lifetime of service in 1966 when he was elected to the Diboll … Read more

National Library Week coming in April

Did you know that there is something for everyone at T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library? Our library develops its programs and services to meet the diverse needs of our community. Celebrate National Library Week, April 12 – 18. Unlimited possibilities @ your library! * * * The Because We Care Troop Support is an ongoing program … Read more

A Road Warrior for Christ

For the past 12 years Michael Stuckey has been on the ultimate road trip – amassing just over 37,400 miles, “walking from town to town and preaching.” Stuckey, 65, is from Mineral Wells, but on Tuesday evening he was camped beside Highway 59 just north of Diboll. He was resting comfortably in his tent, reading … Read more

Dateline Diboll 4-2-15

Clean Sweep It’s time to sign up for the 2015 Operation Clean-Sweep coming up on Saturday, April 18. Outside repairs and yard work will be done for the elderly and disabled in our community. To volunteer, as an individual or team, contact Fran McClain 829-2779 or franmc@consolidated.net. This project is annual project is sponsored by … Read more