Elderly woman dies in Burke house fire

A house fire took the life of an elderly Burke woman early Tuesday. Mary Reynolds, 80, died after the house she’d lived in for about 40 years caught fire about 3:30 a.m. According to officials, by the time the Fuller Springs Volunteer Fire Department arrived the fire had destroyed the house on Andrews Lane, off … Read more

Officers make arrest in school threat case

While Diboll ISD administrators were busy calming students and parents Friday morning after a terroristic threat went viral, Diboll Police Department investigators were working diligently to find the culprit who made the threats. That diligence, led by DPD Investigator Matt Reppond, helped bring about the arrest of Nicholas Emelio Flores, 18, of Corrigan on Monday … Read more

Dateline Diboll for 10-2-14

History Center open Diboll Day The History Center will be open from 9 a.m. until noon on Diboll Day. The staff has reprinted most of the Diboll Day exhibit photos this year and feature them along with many Diboll Day small artifacts in a new exhibit that is now installed and ready for viewing. Dance … Read more

Banking on the Boys & Girls Club

First Bank and Trust East Texas’ Executive Vice President Trey Denman, far left, and Vice President/Lending Officer Martha Hernandez, present a donation to Boys and Girls Club of East Texas’ Chris Harkness, vice president of Operations, holding the check, Rodney Coleman, Diboll Advisory Board president, and Diboll Unit Director Eric Hernandez, far right.

Hush! These guys won that puppy

The Fry’m High Saloon team from Diboll took home the title in the 43rd annual Southern Hushpuppy Championships last week at the Texas Forest Festival. Team members are Emily Thompson, 15, Logan Thompson, 12, Colton Moreno, 15, and Dalton Moreno, 12. They won $750 and a party for 20 from contest sponsor A-1 Party Rentals.

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