30 Years Ago: Roach, Tate earn A&M degrees

One Year Ago Angelina County’s May unemployment rate is 5.2%, up from the 2014 low rate of 4.6% in April. Angelina County’s available work force hovers around 40,217 to fill about 38,000 jobs. Diboll City Manager and Booster Club President Dennis McDuffie present Isanely Garcia with gift card as thanks for her Diboll Day logo … Read more

30 Years Ago: Stringer’s BBQ opens in Diboll

One Year Ago Parents of Diboll ISD students along with the administration, staff and support from the school board worked hard to reduce student supply list for this fall. Mr. and Mrs. Martin and Rosa Tamez celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with reception dinner at their home hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Diboll Garden … Read more

30 Years Ago: Shadix wins bike from Free Press

One Year Ago The 2014 DISD Teachers of the Year include Bruce Bolden (Diboll High School); Tracy Murray (Diboll Junior High School); Colleen LaCox (Temple Intermediate School); Michielle Morris (Temple Elementary School); and Alicia Hernandez (Diboll Primary School). Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center receives the Thomas T. Keeler Grant in the amount of $84,000 … Read more

30 Years Ago: Smiths open Quality Insulation

One Year Ago Diboll High School celebrates another milestone as it holds the annual Renaissance Academic Banquet. This will be the 25th year of the event that recognizes specific academic achievement by DHS students. The first banquet was the brainchild of Bobby Baker, who was the high school principal at the time. Diboll’s Easter Eggtravaganza … Read more

30 Years Ago: Fuller Springs ceases to exist

One Year Ago Diboll Civic Club brought back Operation Clean Sweep last year after a 15-year hiatus. Back then, more than 1,200 individuals volunteered their time. Last year added another 50 volunteers on five projects and this year added more than 200 volunteers who worked on 20 projects. Festival attendee and vendors at events in … Read more

30 Years Ago: Kansas Wesleyan signs several

One Year Ago The ‘Cardiac’ Jacks are back just in time for the baseball playoffs. The Lumberjacks, 6-5 in District 21-3A, clinched a playoff berth with a 9-5, 10-inning win over the Central High School Bulldogs Tuesday night. The Diboll High School Future Farmers of America Chapter Poultry Judging team of Hollie Wilsie, Amanda Faircloth, … Read more

30 Years Ago: Diboll earns Governor’s award

One Year Ago Diboll Lumberjacks built an early edge, but Central roared back to steal a 3-1 win in district baseball play. This is Diboll’s fourth consecutive district loss. Diboll Civic Club is gearing up for Operation Clean Sweep starting April 26. A group of volunteers and skill craftmen will be helping Diboll home owners … Read more

30 Years Ago: Pollock rep files anti-fuzz buster bill

One Year Ago Sarah Flowers is the only Diboll High School student to advance to the UIL Regional Academic Meet. Flowers won the science contest. Andrews Transport goes from transport to logistics; remains active in Diboll. Andrews Logistics, formerly Andrews Transport is hoping to add about 50 employees to its Texas and Louisiana operation. H.G. … Read more