Another down month has Diboll heading into the final month of the year just 1.58 percent ahead of last year’s sales tax allocation. Diboll received $42,176 in November from the state comptroller’s office. The payment Diboll’s part of sales tax reported to the state in October from sales in September. Last year’s November payment was ...

Veteran’s Day Program Nov. 11 9:30 a.m. Temple Intermediate School For questions or to RSVP, call 936-829-6900 Fireworks Friday The fireworks show, originally scheduled for Homecoming will be shot about 15 minutes after the Diboll-Huntington game Friday, Nov. 8, from the left side of the visitors bleachers (if you’re looking from the press box). Youth ...

Diboll PTSA will take part in the annual “Take Dad to School” day next week. Diboll Primary School will celebrate Thursday, Nov. 14, with breakfast for all the dads of students in the morning Pre-kindergarten 3 and Pre-kindergarten 4 programs.  Dads of those in the afternoon session of Pre-kindergarten 3 are invited to come for ...

Memorial has joined with one of the area’s most well known centers for cardiovascular care – The Heart Institute of East Texas. The two entities are coming together to create the Memorial Cardiovascular Clinical Institute.  Composed of the cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeon from Memorial Clinics and the cardiologists from The Heart Institute of East Texas, ...

GARDEN CLUB DINES AT BRENNAN’S CHEF TABLE Diboll Garden Club members making a trip to Houston last week were treated royally during lunch at the Chef’s Table at Brennan’s restaurant. The Chef’s Table is a huge round table surrounded by glass in the kitchen area where meal preparations can be observed. The saying of “putting the big pot into the little pot” aptly described what Executive Chef Danny Trace arranged for the group. Beginning with the first appetizer of Seared Scallop over a bed of lightly dressed Spring Greens, the meal progressed to a second appetizer of Jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Butternut Squash Puree. Each member then ordered an entrée of choice. A favorite soup was Brennan’s famous Turtle Soup splashed with sherry, and some of the members were able to watch this delicacy being prepared following lunch. Of course desserts could not be missed, and among the choices selected were Bananas Foster flamed at the table and Creole Bread Pudding. Hostesses Fran McClain, Kathy Sample and Louise Maxwell had Tessie’s Treats create a beautiful flower bouquet cookie for each lady and also provided a door prize of a unique garden bird feeder. Ima Weisinger was the lucky winner. Houston Garden Club member Nancy Keely, a good friend of Fran McClain’s daughter Lisa, had prepared gift bags containing “Fourth of July” crinum bulbs, “Rain Lily” bulbs, and amaryllis seeds for each lady. And the last “goody” on exiting the restaurant was a handful of Brennan’s outstanding pralines. Those members enjoying the outing were Nita Hurley, Mary Ingram, Marcia Jones, Fran McClain, Gloria Ogden, Jo Ann Rainwater, Kathy Sample, Gay Storch, Kathy Townes, Ima Weisinger, Dolly Whitaker, and guest Elsie Simpson.

Water or the lack thereof is a hot-button issue in most areas of the state. So, it was no surprise voters overwhelmingly voted for Proposition 6 on Tuesday – in Angelina County and across the state. In Angelina County, Proposition No. 6, which addressed the growing water supply problems, garnered 1,551 votes for and only ...

  As the temperatures drop, Diboll FFA members, from left, Tyler Allen, Cheyenne Swor, Karli Wise, Dylan Allen, Sarah Smith and Chloe Presnall. paint the United Way sign up to the 70 percent mark, showing Diboll is nearing its goal of $75,000 for the year. ...

Can you name a publication, other than the Diboll Free Press, that has been produced continually in Diboll since 1967? The correct answer is the Community Birthday Calendar, which is now in its 46th year as a local product. Louis Landers and the History Center staff were able to find a reference to the first ...

Three more names were added Friday to the Diboll Lumberjacks Wall of Honor – Josh Stifle, Jonathan Terrell and Jeff Vanover. Stifle graduated from Diboll High School in 1997 and was a multi-talented athlete in football, power lifting and baseball. In Stifle’s junior, he led the Lumberjacks in tackles and was named to the First ...

Mulligan Stew Burke Baptist Church is having Mulligan Stew on Saturday, Oct. 26. Burke Pickers will provide music, beginning about 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Free. Church is located on Tidwell Road in Burke. UMC Fall Fest There will be a Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Old Burke School. There will ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com The Diboll Lady Jacks took care of business Tuesday night, winning their final district match at home against Center, locking up third place in the process. It took the Lady Jacks five games to defeat Center in the first round of district play, but they did it in four this time around. ...