Photos by Richard Nelson   Fellow church members, friends and family honored Nita Hurley on Sunday for 50 years of serving as choir cirector of Diboll’s First United Methodist Church. Mayor John McClain proclaimed Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, as “Nita Hurley Day in the City Diboll.” However, it was business as usual for Hurley, who ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com No Diboll citizens spoke at either of two public hearings on the tax rate, not did anyone attend Monday’s City Council meeting and speak out. So, given the green light by no public complaints or concerns, City Council passed the 2013-14 budget and tax rate. The tax rate is the same as ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com Boy Scouts of America activities are designed to reinforce the motto, “Be Prepared.” To meet this goal, leaders try to see that kids have opportunities to do things they wouldn’t have a chance to experience if they were not part of the organization. Members of the Diboll troop are now better able ...

Lil Dazzlers LIL Dazzler sign-up is still going on for PreK-3 through 5th-grade. Get your Lil Dazzler signed up. Spots are filling up quickly. You may contact any DHS Dazzler or call 936-229-0675. Last Day to sign up is Sept. 20. SPJST Dance The SPJST dance will be Friday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 – 10:30 ...

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A sedan driven by a Diboll woman was rear-ended Tuesday afternoon by a tractor-trailer rig on Highway 59 in front of City Hall. Betty Havard, 64, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and later transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston with broken ribs and sternum and two fractured vertebrae. Friends reported she ...

Diboll Police Department investigators are following up on several leads and hope to soon make arrests of those suspected in breaking into the Neches Pines Golf Course maintenance shed and also damaging the greens. DPD was notified that the course’s maintenance shed had been broken into on Aug. 22. The culprit or culprits took a ...

Because Diboll is unique on so many levels, the Diboll Historical Society tries to preserve and pass on details of its past for future generations. One of the primary ways the group has been able to accomplish this goal is by providing a historical coloring book to school children. A recent donation from the Thomas ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com It’s already almost time for Diboll Homecoming and this year there’s even more to look forward to than usual. The week kicks off Monday with a pep rally and bonfire – burn ban permitting — beginning at 7 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium. There will be a special performance by the Stephen F. ...

CIA fundraiser Christians in Action Club at DHS is raising money to go towards community outreach and their wheelchair ramp project! They will have a fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday in the Brookshire brothers parking lot. There will be a car wash, hamburgers and hot dogs. If you or your business are interested ...