Claude Marshall Jr., Angelina County Precinct No. 3 justice of the peace, died Wednesday. According to reports, he collapsed Monday from what is believed to be a stroke in his Zavalla office and was found by his brother. He was transported to a local hospital and died there. Marshall was serving out the remainder his ...

With less than a week left to file to run for political office in the 2014 Primary Election, several local positions are being contested. The filing deadline is Dec. 9. Early voting is Feb. 18, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2014. Election Day is March 4, 2014. County commissioner for Precinct 4, which covers Diboll, is ...

  Diboll FFA and FCCLA represented their community well during the Lufkin Christmas Parade recently. They are thanking everyone for the “tons” of boots donated for both use on their float and to be donated to community members in need. For more information about donating, contact Jennifer Garcia at 936.829.6245, jgarcia@dibollisd.com; or Adam Thompson at ...

Tree of Light The annual Pilot Club Tree of Light ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room of the TLL Temple Memorial Library. An inspirational program is planned, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree, located on the front lawn of the library. ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com After 26 years at Katherine Sage Temple Day Care and 42 years overall in the child care field, Shirley White is bringing her career to a close. She will be honored with a retirement celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. White’s experience includes ...

2014 will mark the Library’s 50th year in operation. From a tiny white, one-room building to a spacious, award-winning building in 2013, the library has grown with the community. Inside the library has progressed forward to provide more current reading materials; wireless internet service; ebooks; fax service; and community programs such as a monthly Movie ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com When the door opens, the distinctive smell of new leather assaults the senses. It conjures an image of all things “cowboy.” Meece Saddlery has been open since July on Highway 59 North, featuring a variety of leather goods, services and items needed by horsemen. Although Jerry Meece dabbled in leatherwork when he ...

The City of Diboll recently partnered with Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin to host a free health fair for city employees. The health fair was held Nov. 21 at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Cente,r with Memorial offering various health screenings and education. “Memorial wants to be a partner in your health care. Whether it is ...

Thank you! Two of the most powerful words in the English language. It is amazing what eight letters will do for the heart of people. When we give thanks to Jesus Christ for all that He has done, it blesses His heart. Jesus is always blessing us. We, like the psalmist in Psalm 106: I ...

Tree of Light The annual Pilot Club Tree of Light ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room of the TLL Temple Memorial Library. An inspirational program is planned, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree, located on the front lawn of the library. ...