Tax rate to remain same for Diboll

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com Diboll City Council members approved a proposed tax rate of 56.74 cents per $100 property valuation for fiscal year 2013-2014 – the same rate as last year. However, the rate will bring in more tax revenue due to raises in appraisals. Public hearings on the city budget and tax rate will be … Read more

Mart suspected of food-stamp fraud

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com A six-month-long fraud investigation came to a head Tuesday morning as the Diboll Police Department led a search of Diboll Food Mart on Tuesday morning, confiscating a dozen 8-liner machines, cash and an illegal substance. The main point of the investigation was food-stamp fraud, according to DPD Chief Ricky Conner. The search … Read more

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Dateline Diboll 8-1-13

Eastview Ladies Day Out Eastview Pentecostal Church at Loop 287 at Paul Avenue in Lufkin will host the annual Ladies Day Out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Gently used clothing for the entire family, school supplies and lunch are all free. First-come, first-served. For more information, contact Jan Wilkerson at 936-829-4817 … Read more

G-P exec: No. 1 priority is ‘talent’

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com It took more than 18 months for Georgia-Pacific to finalize its purchase of the Temple-Inland Building Products from International Paper. The $710 acquisition became official on Friday, July 19. However, plans for operational integration are just now in the initial stages because the companies were still competitors, according to Mark Luetters, Georgia-Pacific’s … Read more

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Dateline Diboll 7-25-13

Jubilee VBS Vacation Bible school at Jubilee Baptist Church is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2, for first- through sixth-graders. The church is located at 723 Dennis/FM 1818 in Diboll. For more information, call 936-829-0465. Eastview Ladies Day Oout Eastview Pentecostal Church at Loop 287 at Paul Avenue in … Read more

Grant helps reach out to Diboll

Following years of parties, family gatherings, and business meetings, the Temple House on Hines Street lives on as the current location of Diboll Christian Outreach. It is a place where many local families can receive much-needed services every week.  The recent award of a $20,000 Keeler grant will help ensure that the organization can continue … Read more