Try TOPS Lose weight with TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Check out the local TOPS chapter at First United Methodist Church, 805 E. Denman Ave., Lufkin. Weigh-ins are at 8:30 a.m. Fridays and the meetings are at 9:05 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Sylvia at 936-639-4017. First visit is free. Check out www.tops.org. ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com Back in the late 1990s, a study was conducted to ascertain the best alternate route for evacuations going north on Highway 59 in the Diboll area. After about 15 years of meetings and planning sessions, the members of the I-69 Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties Committee gave presented their recommendations to Texas Department ...

Meet the Jacks Meet the Jacks is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the H.G. Temple campus gymnasium. All Lumberjacks and Lady Jacks fall sports will be introduced. Jack program ads on sale now Ads for the 2013 Diboll Lumberjack football program are now on sale. Prices are eighth page, $40; quarter page, $65; ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com Diboll City Council members approved a proposed tax rate of 56.74 cents per $100 property valuation for fiscal year 2013-2014 – the same rate as last year. However, the rate will bring in more tax revenue due to raises in appraisals. Public hearings on the city budget and tax rate will be ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com To get from South America to Diboll, one would generally not plan to go through New York.  But that is the route Father Ariel Cortes has taken as his newest assignment has brought him here as priest for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Cortes grew up in Colombia, South America, and ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com A six-month-long fraud investigation came to a head Tuesday morning as the Diboll Police Department led a search of Diboll Food Mart on Tuesday morning, confiscating a dozen 8-liner machines, cash and an illegal substance. The main point of the investigation was food-stamp fraud, according to DPD Chief Ricky Conner. The search ...

A former investigator for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission was sentenced to federal prison for theft violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Melva Darlene Blakemore, 62, of Diboll, Texas, pleaded guilty on March 26, 2013, to theft of federal funds and was sentenced to 12 ...

Eastview Ladies Day Out Eastview Pentecostal Church at Loop 287 at Paul Avenue in Lufkin will host the annual Ladies Day Out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Gently used clothing for the entire family, school supplies and lunch are all free. First-come, first-served. For more information, contact Jan Wilkerson at 936-829-4817 ...

RICHARD NELSON editor@dibollfreepress.com Tax rolls from the Angelina County Tax Appraisal District arrived too late for Diboll city staff to provide council with a preliminary budget for a workshop on Monday, but City Manager Dennis McDuffie did have some good news. The budget for fiscal year 2013-14 should see no increase in the tax rate ...

BURLON WILKERSON news@dibollfreepress.com Fishing, canoeing, seining the pond, and making discoveries of what is in the water sound like typical summer activities for children in East Texas. Taking “fun” activities and giving them educational value has been the goal of the Diboll Family Education Center for the past 15 years. Because of a contribution from ...