Meece saddling up new business for Diboll

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 … Read more

Freed By Christ

Thank you! Two of the most powerful words in the English language. It is amazing what eight letters will do for the heart of people. When we give thanks to Jesus Christ for all that He has done, it blesses His heart. Jesus is always blessing us. We, like the psalmist in Psalm 106: I … Read more

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Dateline Diboll 11-18-13

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. … Read more

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Dateline Diboll 11-7-13

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 … Read more

Memorial, Heart Institute partner

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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Mercury rising

  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.