Welcome Junior!

As Sonny Ray Tamez Jr. grows up he’ll know he won’t have to wear hand-me-downs from his siblings. He was welcomed into the world on Aug. 16 by his parents, Alice Ancira and Sonny Ray Tamez – and his five sisters: Arielle, Isabella, Esmeralda, Coral, and Lily Tamez. Sonny Ray Jr. weighed 6 pounds and … Read more

Hometown Hero

Gary Martel, left, Diboll ISD superintendent, is presented a Hometown Hero of Angelina County Award on Thursday, Sept. 18, by Maci Herrington Dover, Whataburger director of Marketing. Others who received the award during the Texas Forest Festival for their community service and volunteerism were Demetress Curl-Herrell, Hospice of the Pines; Phillis Grandgeorge, ADAC; Duane Freeman, … Read more

Diboll Day Queen Candidates Fundraisers

Thursday, Sept. 25 Ladies Luncheon Bingo –11:30 a.m. at Civic Center, $6 for lunch and a card. Additional cards $1 each. Sponsored by Diboll Housing Authority and Vintage Bloom Florist and Gifts, all candidates Friday, Sept. 26 Family Movie Night & Cake Walk – “Lilo & Stich,” 6:30 p.m., Library, $2 children, $3 adults; concessions … Read more

Burglary suspects caught in Diboll

Diboll police officers apprehended two men early Tuesday morning suspected in the burglary of Beard Fine Jewelry in Lufkin a bit earlier. Lufkin PD requested Diboll officers set up and record southbound traffic with their in-car video cameras. Officer Rodney Cheshire set up at Brookshire Brothers and Officer Lazaro Robles was on his way to … Read more

Help wanted: Diboll’s volunteer fire department need for more firefighters critical

If you ever dreamed of being a firefighter when you grew up, now is your chance. The Diboll Volunteer Fire Department has the “Help Wanted” sign out. According to DVFD Chief Darrell Roberts, Diboll is experiencing the same trend that volunteer fire departments are seeing nationwide: They are short-staffed. “We especially need more people who … Read more