This Week’s Front Page News

Dateline Diboll for 10-15-14

Community Halloween
The library will host a Community Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25. Festivities start at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. This free family-friendly event will include a bounce house, an obstacle course, games and a movie. There will also be hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, drinks and cotton candy for sale. Come in your costume and enjoy a fun evening out! If you would like to donate candy or cash for this event drop it by the library

Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Diboll PTSA is sponsoring a Scarecrow Decorating Contest. All scarecrows will be kept at the business that builds them. They can be displayed outside of the business or inside… Read More

Creature comforts of home!

The Diboll Lady Jacks volleyball team played to an uproarious crowd on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The bleacher creatures cheered them on to victory over the Huntington Lady Devils. The football coaches joined the creatures for the last couple games, as well. See photo here.

Painting the town red!

Watching as Charlotte Parish paints the Diboll United Way goal sign to its 38 percent Friday, Oct. 10, from left, are Martha Hernandez (United Way chairperson), Lena Rasbeary Kaye Wyatt and Trey Denman. All are First Bank and Trust East Texas employees. See photo here.

Criminals beware: LPD, DPD continue to work together

The Lufkin and Diboll police departments continue to work together – to the detriment of local criminals.
Earlier this month Diboll officers helped locate suspects in a Lufkin jewelry store robbery. Last week, a Lufkin officer repaid the favor.
Off-duty LPD Officer Chris Nash observed suspicious activity around a house in the 1400 block of North Hendricks on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Two men were loading items into a white car from the side of the residence.
Nash notified the Diboll Police Department… Read More

Almost time to vote

Priscilla Vyvial and Fran Rodriguez man the offices of the Angelina County Republican Headquarters at 1005 E. Denman Ave, Lufkin. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The duo want to remind everyone to vote in the Nov. 4 election. Early voting in Angelina County is Oct. 20-31 at the Angelina County Courthouse, 606 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin. From Oct. 27-30, early voters can vote at the Diboll Sub-courthouse, 211 N. Temple, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See photo here.

Make it a ‘habit’ to save money on constuction materials

Anyone building or furnishing a home in Angelina County now has another option for obtaining low-cost supplies. Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Goodwill Industries to open a consignment store which stocks items specifically needed for construction or remodeling projects.
The grand opening for the store at 301 Hill Street in Lufkin was held Saturday, Oct. 11. Customers were able to browse through the available items and to watch demonstrations on do-it-yourself projects by professional installers.
“This is a chance for us to partner with another organization and consequently help both groups,” said Terri Cawley, executive director of Habitat for Humanity. “Nowadays resources are scarce, and… Read More

Freed By Christ

The year is almost over. How has your year been? Have you allowed Jesus Christ to change your life? It will be the best change ever and it will last for eternity.
God’s Bible says in Psalm 55: 19, 22, “God will hear, and afflict them even He who abides of old. Because they do not change, therefore they do not fear God.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you, He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”
If you want help for your life and your loved ones Jesus is… Read More

Neches Pines golf course memberships increasing 

Diboll city officials hope a take-off from the “Field of Dreams” movie will hold true: “If you upgrade it, they will come … and pay more.”
City Council on Monday increased the annual membership fees for the city-owned Neches Pines Golf Course. It’s the first increase in about four years.
The annual membership fees are increasing at least 16 percent, depending on the division.
Families will pay $1,050, up from $900 (16 percent increase). Golfers ages 18-61 will pay $900, up from $750 (20 percent increase). Seniors age 62 and older will pay $700, up from $525 (34 percent increase). Students ages 9 to 17 will pay $250, up from $150 (66 percent increase). The range membership remains… Read More