Keepin’ it hot

Many events claim to be “fun for the whole family,” but the 2015 Tamale Festival will truly live up to that billing. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, there will be activities for all ages in Old Orchard Park including a special kids’ area, music and dancing, craft and food vendors, a … Read more

Freed by Christ 5-7-15

God’s Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Today is the National Day of Prayer day. Our … Read more

Dateline Diboll 5-7-15

Prayer A National Day of Prayer service will be held at noon Thursday May 7, at the Civic Center. Lunch provided. Renaissance Banquet The Renaissance Academic Banquet for Diboll High School will be Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale until 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the High School Office. Tickets … Read more

A blaze of glory

Members of Ryan Chapel Methodist Church gathered Sunday night, watching as their church burned to the ground, slowly shaking their heads and speaking in hushed tones – admitting to feeling helpless. The log cabin-style church was built in 1937, the fourth building of the congregation that was founded in 1866 on FM 2497, a couple … Read more

Freed by Christ 4-30-15

The deadline has come and gone.  Hopefully, you took care of your taxes.  There are two things that always come in this life.  Taxes and death. Maybe you had April 15 circled or marked on your calendar.  You wanted to make sure it did not “sneak” up on you or pass you by.   Now … Read more

Arrests made locally

Diboll police officers arrested Desmond White, 25, of Corsicana at a residence in the 300 block of Avalon last weekend. He has been charged with injury to a child, an offense that allegedly took place earlier in the month. Police officers on routine patrol recently stopped to check a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block … Read more

Dateline Diboll 4-30-15

Book Fair Diboll Primary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair through May 1 at 10 a.m. each day. Great books are available for purchase! Garage sale Fairview Baptist Church is having a garage sale fundraiser for its Peru mission trip. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, and from … Read more

Early voting under way

Three local residents are vying for two spots on the Diboll Independent School District Board of Trus-tees. Two-term trustee Irvin McWilliams is not seeking re-election; however, longtime member Andrea Swor is seeking another term and is facing challengers Melvin Linton Jr. and Greg Stephens. “We’re in great shape with our current leadership. If we weren’t, … Read more

Our Apologies

This issue of The Free Press was sent to press a day late due to technical issues. You’d think having an extra day to put it together would have improved its coverage, but due to a computer meltdown we lost some photos and copy. Luckily some photos were still on the camera and we were … Read more

Communitywide clean-up Saturday

The community is getting a facelift. On Saturday, April 18, the Diboll Civic Club is sponsoring its third Operation Clean Sweep to help elderly or disabled residents make improvements to their properties. This year 16 locations will have some kind of work done. Volunteers will be doing everything from yard work, clean-up, and mowing to … Read more