Former super, kids stop by to buy feed

Halle Hawkins, 9, and her sister, Gracie, 14, came in Saturday with their dad and former DISD superintendent Dr. Brent Hawkins. The middle sister, Hannah, was not with them. These three girls are active in 4H and participate in showing animals around the state of Texas. That day, Dr. Hawkins looked more like “farmer” Hawkins … Read more

Committee weighs franchise tax reform

Members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed frustration with the state franchise tax and discussed ways to reform or even eliminate the tax altogether. Passed in 2006 as a way to cover the revenue gap created by a property tax cut, the state franchise tax has consistently performed below expectations and has left the state … Read more

John Powers at commemoration of Iwo Jima

Monday, Feb. 23, marked the 70th anniversary of the iconic photo of U.S. Marines raising the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Prior to the flag-raising, the major U.S. objective was to capture airfields for emergency landings for our B-29 bombers. Just a small note in case you’ve forgotten your history, 74 days … Read more

High Demand entertains at First Christian

First Christian Church office was serenaded by High Demand A ‘Capella Quartet composed of John Cavanaugh, Jeff Berquist, Keven Stoddard (FCC Longview) and Daryl Pritchard. They came and sang several songs that were enjoyed by Kelly Rowland, Glenda Smiley, Jerry Hill, John Porter, Polly Goodier and their roadie, Elizabeth Cavanaugh. Kelly posted a picture on … Read more

Operation Clean-Sweep needs volunteers

Diboll Civic Club’s Operation Clean-Sweep 2015 is coming on Saturday, April 18. The past events have seen improvements made on 88 homes with over 1,400 volunteers participating. Once again, the Diboll Civic Club need volunteers to work at the job sites, along with providing tools, preparing food and making building material and monetary donations. Nomination … Read more

Dateline Diboll 2-12-15

Valentine’s dinner Feb. 14 is the date to mark your calendar to treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s din-ner, an annual event sponsored by DHS Project Graduation. The main course can be your choice of steak or chicken. Entertainment will be provided along with a dessert auction. Feel free to call Andrea Swor at 936-829-4040 … Read more

Engagement party held for Grimes, Welch

Emily Grimes and Cody Welch were honored with an engagement celebration at the home of Debra and Steve Moore. Parents are Mary and Arlin Grimes and Ron Welch of Hallsville. Hostesses were Cay and Tom Billingsley, Leeann Brookshire and Alton Knight, Emily Goodwin and Jason Helvey, Lisa and Wayne Haglund, Shelly and Ron Hufford, Virginia … Read more