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By Richard Nelson Editor@dibollfreepress.com Diboll ISD Superintendent Gary Martel probably wasn’t too nervous Monday evening when he headed into closed session for evaluation by the school board. After all, he had just been named a finalist for Texas TPA Superintendent of the Year. Martel came out of the evaluation with a one-year contract extension – ...

The Angelina Arts Alliance has announced its 2014-2015 season, and season tickets are on sale through June 30. “Based on comments from the public, this season looks to be filled with shows that are in high demand. Each season approximately 75 percent of the seats are owned by subscribers, which explains why shows often sell-out ...

Diboll ISD Superintendent Gary Martel was elected as the Class 4A-Region III representative on the UIL Waiver Review Board. His term will begin July 1 and expire June 2018. The Waiver Review Board reviews decisions of the UIL waiver officer when an appeal of a waiver decision is filed. The waiver process is designed to ...

Fish fry A fish fry is being held Friday, June 13, to benefit Diboll Youth Committee. Orders will be taken until Thursday evening or people can take a chance and purchase Friday until they run out. Plates include fried fish, baked beans, potato salad, hushpuppies and dessert for $7. To place an order, call 936-829-5497. ...

To: All Supporters and Contributors to the Diboll High School Class of 2014 Project Graduation Celebration Event On May 30, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. Diboll High School graduates loaded three buses that took them to Nacogdoches to the Stephen F. Austin Recreation Center for a fun filled night with their friends who most had been ...

Burlon Wilkerson Parents of Diboll ISD students should be able to keep a little more money in their pockets when school starts in the fall.  Because of extensive work by administration and staff and support from the local school board, student supply lists from previous years have been greatly reduced for the upcoming school year. ...

Mex food sale The Diboll Youth Committee is having a Mexican food sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the TLL Temple Memorial Library. For $6 you get beef picadillo – seasoned ground beef and potatoes with onion, tomatoes and bell peppers – tortillas, rice, beans and cake. Orders can be ...

Burlon Wilkerson news@dibollfreepress.com With a new name, a new owner and updated facilities, Little Jacks Day School is ready to open its doors in the building formerly known as Pumpkin Patch Daycare. Owner Charlotte Morris is excited about getting started at 211 Morris Road just north of Diboll. Morris has been in education for 27 ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com Perhaps Roxanna Martinez’s reputation preceded her at the seventh annual Diboll Tamale Festival on Saturday at Old Orchard Park. The perennial winner of the Tamale Cooking Contest ran out of tamales before 11 a.m. Martinez made as many tamales as she usually does for her Mama’s Tamales booth, but the festival brought ...