Principal Nikki Miller and Aassistant Principal LaMona Coleman recently made good on a challenge to the Elementary school. The two campuses challenged each other to see which school would raise more money for the American Heart Association.  The combination of funds equaled close to $6,000.  The challenge meant that the other campus administration would have ...

        Courtesy photo Brandon Lee, right, is joined by former band mate John Carr, who drove from Dallas to surprise him while playing at JR’s Barn on Friday night. The drummer didn’t have a set of drums but made rhythm using makeshift wooden boxes and a single cymbal. For more information, see ...

Diboll is gearing up once again for Operation Clean-Sweep. On April 26, a  group of volunteers and skilled craftsmen will be helping  Diboll homeowners with outside  “fix-ups.” Projects range from roofing and painting to raking leaves. Last year the Diboll Civic Club brought back this popular event that had been held in the 1990s.  At ...

Claude Marshall Jr., Angelina County Precinct No. 3 justice of the peace, died Wednesday. According to reports, he collapsed Monday from what is believed to be a stroke in his Zavalla office and was found by his brother. He was transported to a local hospital and died there. Marshall was serving out the remainder his ...

With less than a week left to file to run for political office in the 2014 Primary Election, several local positions are being contested. The filing deadline is Dec. 9. Early voting is Feb. 18, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2014. Election Day is March 4, 2014. County commissioner for Precinct 4, which covers Diboll, is ...

  Diboll FFA and FCCLA represented their community well during the Lufkin Christmas Parade recently. They are thanking everyone for the “tons” of boots donated for both use on their float and to be donated to community members in need. For more information about donating, contact Jennifer Garcia at 936.829.6245, jgarcia@dibollisd.com; or Adam Thompson at ...

Tree of Light The annual Pilot Club Tree of Light ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room of the TLL Temple Memorial Library. An inspirational program is planned, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree, located on the front lawn of the library. ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com After 26 years at Katherine Sage Temple Day Care and 42 years overall in the child care field, Shirley White is bringing her career to a close. She will be honored with a retirement celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. White’s experience includes ...

2014 will mark the Library’s 50th year in operation. From a tiny white, one-room building to a spacious, award-winning building in 2013, the library has grown with the community. Inside the library has progressed forward to provide more current reading materials; wireless internet service; ebooks; fax service; and community programs such as a monthly Movie ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com When the door opens, the distinctive smell of new leather assaults the senses. It conjures an image of all things “cowboy.” Meece Saddlery has been open since July on Highway 59 North, featuring a variety of leather goods, services and items needed by horsemen. Although Jerry Meece dabbled in leatherwork when he ...