First Bank & Trust East Texas has been named to the Top 15 percent of Community Banks nationwide for 2012 by Seifried & Brew, a national community bank risk management firm. This recognition puts First Bank & Trust among an elite group of banks that strive every day to serve its communities with the best ...

FBC VBS Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10-12 for ages Pre-K3 through sixth-grade. The church bus will run 30 minutes prior to VBS.  Pickup sites are:  Housing Authority parking lot and LBJ Drive at the activity center. Any questions, call Jessica Grigg at 936-240-0038. Wakefield VBS ...

Richard Nelson-editor@dibollfreepress.com In about a month, Hendricks Street will get another face lift – almost to the end of the Diboll city limits. Diboll City Council on Monday awarded bids on for the repairs to Angelina Excavating Inc. of Lufkin. The street repair project was made possible through two grants – one of $224,766 through ...

Jay Shands, president and CEO of First Bank & Trust East Texas presents James Sims a 30.06 bolt-action deer rifle he can use during his retirement. The bank held a retirement reception Friday, May 24, in ...

The Reading has begun! Summer readers are still signing up and reading at the speed of light. We have our first winners in the weekly Adult and Teen drawings. Congratulations to Jan Wilkerson, our Adult Summer Reading Club winner. Congratulations also to Perla Romero, our Teen Summer Reading Club winner.  It’s not too late to ...

The Memorial Day ceremony held at the Garden of Memories was impressive from the many comments I’ve heard. Gipson Funeral Home is to be commended for providing the memorial. JoNell Placker shared that she attended and saw Bettye Greer, Ima Weisinger, Nell and Eliza Harty, John and Mable Powers and many others. The Boy Scout ...

Coming soon Diboll Free Press editor and publisher Richard Nelson has gotten feedback that some would like to read his opinions on some topics. He will attempt at least a semi-weekly column beginning next week. The topic: An inconsiderate society, with specific local examples. He didn’t want to take away from the graduates by publishing ...

Bob worked outside all Sunday afternoon and did not want anything heavy for supper, so I found this recipe that is kind of a breakfast dish.  Turns out he declared it MARVELOUS! And I  loved it because it was quick and easy.   Tasty too! Open-Faced Egg Sandwich (Serves 1) 2 tsp. butter 2 eggs 1 ...

A benefit for Bobby Lovell will held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at The Country Club on Highway 69. There will be an auction/raffle, 42 tournmaent, Texas Hold ’Em, hamburgers and fries and fun helping “an old man save his heart!” A couple of years ago, Bobby Lovell started having heart problems. ...

It was surprising that when I arrived at Brookshire Brothers Friday they did not have an APB out on me.  I surely hope, in police talk, that means an all points bulletin, but I usually go to the store Monday, Wednesday and Friday and just go to get “milk and bread”.  That equates to at ...