Congratulations to the Hudson High Girls Softball team that won their second trophy for being the best Class 3A team in the state.  I wondered what the “5” and “7” were on their cheeks and called Patsy Hines.  She did not know but sent her “scout” to find out.  Ray Turner called one of the ...

Your library is a happening place this summer with Summer Reading Club Registration and Cookie Baking Contest Registration happening at the same time. Not to mention Tangled Threads and Movie Day. Save the cost of gas and a hotel by taking your vacation close to home and letting the library’s free activities be a part ...

The Diboll Lumberjacks are one series away from the state baseball tournament. The Lumberjacks will play Silsbee this week for the Region III-3A title, with the winner advancing to the state semifinals at Dell Field in Round Rock. Game 1 is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Houston. Game 2 is set ...

Diboll’s Student of the Year doesn’t have many leisure activities.  And it’s easy to see why after going down the list of her school, club and volunteer efforts. She simply doesn’t have time to just lounge around. Jessica Skipper received the Student of the Year award at this year’s DHS Academic Banquet. She has been ...

A young Diboll woman died at the scene of a two-vehicle wreck at FM 2021 and Highway 69 near Huntington. Leah McDonald, 18, was a passenger in a 2006 Toyota Camry driven by Nolan Ryan Ellingburg, 20, also of Diboll. Ellingburg was transported by helicopter to a Tyler hospital. His condition was unknown as of ...

By Hunter McLeroy Why don’t we have public pools?  Joe Flowers says “When I was younger, we had two city pools.  They were fun to have, especially when the Texas heat was in.”  There are a lot of things that go with having city pools, including upkeep, expenses, and things like that.  Do you ever ...

Interact Club students worked HARD recently at the East Texas Food Bank. They sorted 28,000 pounds of donated food into boxes to be given out to local food banks – which comes to 21,875 meals total, or 725 meals per volunteer. Their efforts saved the Food Bank $1,375 by not having to hire workers to ...

  Diboll FCCLA has been working with students on each campus to see who could collect the most boxed cake mixes. The class from each grade that collected the most boxes won a cupcake party, with the cupcakes made by the Diboll Culinary Classes — a portion of the FCCLA. Collectively all campuses gathered more ...

“Memorial Day was officially proclaimed May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially ...

By Richard Nelson — editor@dibollfreepress.com New Diboll City Council members Veronica Hernandez and Tom Farley took the oath of office Monday, May 20, and got down to business in their first council meeting. Council approved revisions to the city’s animal control ordinance, giving more enforcement authority to its animal control officer, Donna Brown, and also ...