The Jackbackers would like for you to show your support by ordering one of these shirts (shown above; order red or black). We are doing something different this year, this will be a pre-paid order only sell. Cost will be $12 per shirt, a $2 charge will be added per size XXL – above. I ...

It’s summertime in Texas.  And that means people will do just about anything to stay cool.  For many residents of Diboll, particularly children, the Splash Pad in Old Orchard Park is the destination of choice. But since there is no cover to provide shade, even the pad itself can get pretty hot, not to mention ...

Diboll’s history has always been tied to trees.  And lately, new trees have been sprouting around town.  But these are a little different.  They’re made of metal. The idea for the trees came from the Design 4 Diboll committee, a group of citizens appointed by Mayor John McClain.  The mission of this group is to ...

At the library Enjoy comedian/magician Julian Franklin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at your library. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend! * * * Scrapbookers have been asking for a day to crop at the library! That day has ...

Every family knows stories that were told by grandparents or great-grandparents and passed down from one generation to another.  But wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear those stories in the actual voices of those who originally told them? Thanks to a project undertaken by the staff at The History Center and funds from the Thomas ...

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Diboll ISD provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, meals are served Monday through Friday through Aug. 2 at H.G. Temple Elementary School, 1303 Lumberjack Drive, with breakfast being served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and  lunch  ...

This library lost someone special to its history a couple of weeks ago with the death of Joy Smith. In its 50-year history, there have only been five librarians to head and direct this facility.  Joy Smith was one of them. At the sudden death of the library’s first librarian, Gertie Mae Lawrence, in 1969, ...

Early Sunday morning, a crash involving two vehicles in Sabine Parish, La., killed a Lufkin man who was formerly from Diboll. According to police reports, troopers responded to the crash around 7:40 a.m., which occurred on LA Highway 191 in Sabine Parish. The crash involved a 2009 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Tommy F. Tilley Jr., ...

“Fore!” Not a word you normally hear from a 6-year-old, but it could become more common around Diboll as a result of the inclusion of “First Tee” in the lower grades at school. The First Tee National School program introduces students to the game of golf, the First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy ...

Richard Nelson-editor@dibollfreepress.com In about a month, Hendricks Street will get another face lift – almost to the end of the Diboll city limits. Diboll City Council on Monday awarded bids on for the repairs to Angelina Excavating Inc. of Lufkin. The street repair project was made possible through two grants – one of $224,766 through ...