McMullen Memorial Library will have summer reading on Tuesday mornings at 10:30. Each day there will be a different program so plan on being present each time. Summer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; late on Tuesdays, 4 to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ...

The First Christian Church said farewell to organist Michelle Schwartz Ribeiro as she and husband Bruno move to Denton where Bruno will continue his studies at the University of North Texas.  Christ Congregational Church will lose Bruno as their organist.  We wish them well with their continuing education and studies. * * * Arthur Gaskins, ...

It’s the time of year for get togethers and cook-outs and this burger sounds like a winner. BBQ Bacon Burgers ¼ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup barbecue sauce 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1 ½ tsp. dried minced onion 1 ½ tsp. steak seasoning 1 lb. ground beef 4 slices Swiss cheese 4 hamburger buns, ...

Johnnie Mae Dixon enjoyed a weekend visit in Shreveport with her son, Jeff Jackson III, and his wife, Sheila. Johnnie’s daughter, Paula, and her husband, Steven Owens, from Beaumont also joined them. They all enjoyed the fun and festivities at the Mudbug Fest. * * * Former DHS teacher Scott Schochler and his wife, Amy, ...

Finally, some substantial rain at your State Capitol, as well as in our back yard. A mid-May cold snap and its rain clouds brought temporary relief to much of our drought-covered state, but I don’t expect the good times to last. Rain or shine, as we move into Summer, I encourage you and your family ...

Beamon and I got a pleasant surprise when Billy and Heidi Schmidt stopped by to see us. They and Heidi’s children, Haven and Heston Burrous, were in Diboll to visith with Heidi’s folks, Bill and Carolyn Yates. Haven and Heston were also spending time with their dad, Jason Burrous. Heidi and Billy were looking forward ...

The American Cancer Society will host “Rock the Range – Shooting for the Cause” on Saturday, June 21, at the Pines Gun Club.  This first time event is a Sporting Clay Tournament with four shooters per team.  Registration and practice rounds begin at 8 a.m., with the Clay Shoot beginning at 9 a.m.  It will ...

Here is a perfect dessert to go with those light summer meals that will be coming up soon. Toffee Ice Cream Pie 1 qt. vailla ice cream, softened 1 Heath candy bar (1.4 oz.), crushed 1 chocolate crumb crust (8 in.) Chocolate Sauce: 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup butter, cubed 1 cup ...

Chet Strain, a 1987 Diboll High School graduate, performed the wedding ceremony of Caleb Murray and Danielle Grimes earlier in May at Burke Baptist Church. Chet was the pastor of Jubilee Church in Nacogdoches for 16 years until he resigned. With his background in rodeo and horseshoeing he became a traveling minister, preaching at cowboy ...

State Rep.Trent Ashby, r-Lufkin, has asked the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to be accountable for his agency’s proposed actions along the Texas/Oklahoma border.  In response to rumblings about a potential federal land grab, Rep. Ashby has signed a letter that has been sent to BLM Director Neil Kornze. The letter poses several ...