Hard work and frugality have paid off for Baltazar Lara. He started Diboll Custom Upholstery in 2005 from nothing and with no customers and has grown the business so that it attracts clients from all over the state and employs four full-time workers. Lara specializes in doing upholstery on cars. He is sought out especially … Read more
Waging war against pests has been Joe Baker’s primary concern for over 35 years. But he has chosen to let others carry on the battle after he sold Baker Pest Control and retired in September. Baker got into the pest-control business while he was still in high school. His uncle start-ed a company in Houston, … Read more
The Diboll Lady Jacks volleyball team played to an uproarious crowd on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The bleacher creatures cheered them on to victory over the Huntington Lady Devils. The football coaches joined the creatures for the last couple games, as well.
Community Halloween The library will host a Community Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25. Festivities start at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. This free family-friendly event will include a bounce house, an obstacle course, games and a movie. There will also be hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, drinks and cotton candy for sale. Come … Read more
Watching as Charlotte Parish paints the Diboll United Way goal sign to its 38 percent Friday, Oct. 10, from left, are Martha Hernandez (United Way chairperson), Lena Rasbeary Kaye Wyatt and Trey Denman. All are First Bank and Trust East Texas employees.
The Lufkin and Diboll police departments continue to work together – to the detriment of local criminals. Earlier this month Diboll officers helped locate suspects in a Lufkin jewelry store robbery. Last week, a Lufkin officer repaid the favor. Off-duty LPD Officer Chris Nash observed suspicious activity around a house in the 1400 block of … Read more
Priscilla Vyvial and Fran Rodriguez man the offices of the Angelina County Republican Headquarters at 1005 E. Denman Ave, Lufkin. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The duo want to remind everyone to vote in the Nov. 4 election. Early voting in Angelina County is Oct. 20-31 at the Angelina … Read more
Anyone building or furnishing a home in Angelina County now has another option for obtaining low-cost supplies. Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Goodwill Industries to open a consignment store which stocks items specifically needed for construction or remodeling projects. The grand opening for the store at 301 Hill Street in Lufkin was held Saturday, … Read more
The year is almost over. How has your year been? Have you allowed Jesus Christ to change your life? It will be the best change ever and it will last for eternity. God’s Bible says in Psalm 55: 19, 22, “God will hear, and afflict them even He who abides of old. Because they do … Read more
Diboll city officials hope a take-off from the “Field of Dreams” movie will hold true: “If you upgrade it, they will come … and pay more.” City Council on Monday increased the annual membership fees for the city-owned Neches Pines Golf Course. It’s the first increase in about four years. The annual membership fees are … Read more