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 ...

Diboll police officers rescued a woman after her truck slid into a deep ditch of fast-running water about 10 p.m. Monday. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of South First and Elm Street and found an elderly woman in Dodge pickup that had slid into a drainage ditch about 6-foot deep. The officers reported that ...

Hunter McLeroy web@dibollfreepress.com I would like to invite all graduating senior to an event Diboll First Baptist Church is hosting.  They will be having a Baccalaureate Service in honor of this years graduating seniors.  Each graduate will receive a gift and there will be a reception after the service. Hope to see you there!  It ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com Diboll’s quest to reach the state tournament begins in much the same way as it did last year – in the bidistrict round against the Palestine Wildcats. Diboll plays host in the first game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Old Orchard Park’s Pop Warner Field. The second game is at 7:30 p.m. ...

Burlon Wilkerson news@dibollfreepress.com Festival attendees and vendors at events in Diboll’s Old Orchard Park can now experience added convenience and greater safety with installation complete on the new electrical grid.  Outlets for vendor booth spaces or other electrical needs are finally in place. City Code Enforcement Officer Bryant McCollum provided a diagram last week which ...

Free golf clniic A youth golf clinic sponsored by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council and Neches Pines Golf Course will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Diboll course. Youth ages 9-14 can get free lessons from golf pros. An adult must register the youth by calling 936-634-5753. No ...

BRIAN BESCH Corrigan Times CORRIGAN — An explosion and fire Saturday afternoon at the Georgia Pacific facility in Corrigan has hospitalized four, with three in critical condition. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators were at the plant Sunday and have continued an investigation as to why Saturday’s events caused such damage. Georgia Pacific Spokesperson Eric ...

Free golf clinic A youth golf clinic sponsored by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council and Neches Pines Golf Course will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Diboll course. Youth ages 9-14 can get free lessons from golf pros. An adult must register the youth by calling 936-634-5753. No ...

Burlon Wilkerson news@dibollfreepress.com Diboll FFA teams had a very successful day at the recent Area 9 Career Development Events competition. Four of the five teams ranked high enough to advance to state contests, which will be held this week and next week. Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage ...

Diboll’s love affair with its library began in the early 1900s. T.L.L. Temple founded Diboll in 1894, and a few years later his Southern Pine Lumber Company built a guesthouse known as “The Library.” The Temple Family and company officials were often regular visitors to this house. On the bottom floor was a large living ...