When school bells ring this fall, it will be the first time in 56 years that Burlon Wilkerson has not been in a classroom somewhere. Just because he has retired from Angelina College, doesn’t mean he will be idle. Wilkerson started working as a free lance feature writer for the Diboll Free Press in May.  ...

BURLON WILKERSON Conducting “two-a-days” before the season starts is standard procedure for high school football teams. But many people don’t realize that band programs also have preseason activities. The Diboll Lumberjack band is no exception, and its members have been logging many hours in the past few weeks. Before school started, the practice schedule was ...

Most people agree that a first impression is a lasting impression. And this is just as true for students in school as it is in any other area. Therefore, Diboll ISD administrators have teamed up with the Diboll Housing Authority to help get students’ school day started on a pleasant note. With the help of ...

Civic Club to meet Tuesday Diboll Civic Club meets Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the T.L.L. Temple Library.  Several projects will be discussed.  A date will be set for the next “Music in the Park” event for next spring.  Invite your neighbors to attend the meeting with you. Lil ...

The Diboll Lady Jacks took revenge against Woodville on Tuesday, defeating the only team they lost to in last weekend’s Woodville Tournament. Diboll (7-2), playing on its home court, defeated Woodville (3-5) in four games – 25-16, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18. The Lady Jacks never trailed until until Game 4, Woodville’s only win. Several errors and ...

Its hard to beleive we start another year of school in just a few short days. Where did the summer go? I know parents are excited about getting their children back in school and getting them back into some sort of structured daily regime. The class of 2014 is preparing for graduation and they have ...

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 ...