This Week’s Front Page News

They’re golden

The Pilot Club of Diboll is celebrating its 50th year, Wednesday, March 25, has been proclaimed “Pilot Club Day” by Mayor John McClain. Club President Diane Gibson and charter member Jesse Conner were present at the signing of the proclamation.

The organization was chartered on March 29, 1965, with 27 members. It was sponsored by the Pilot Club of Lufkin and received much support from Diboll Mayor Clyde Thompson. Maron Parr was the first president.

“Mayor Thompson made it a really big deal,” said long-time member Geneva Ard. “He had all kinds of connections, and our initial meeting was at the… Read More

Hines Street still cracking up

Motorists traveling Hines Street may just have to deal with the cracks in the road.

The street was rehabilitated last year, but already is cracking. Bob Thurber of KSA Engineers Inc. reported Monday, March 23, to City Council that standard procedure is to test the soil under a roadway down to 5 feet. He said that was done here.

However, in an effort to figure out why the road is cracking, tests were done down to about 8 feet. It showed the soil’s plasticity index at that depth to be between 35 to 57, he said. The quality of the clay under the roadway decreases as the index increases.

“This is basically the culprit… Read More

Freed by Christ 3-26-15

Do you feel like you need to be rebuilt sometimes? God’s Bible says in Jeremiah 31: 3-4, “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again, I will build you and you shall be rebuilt …”

We go through so much that wears us down. We make some bad choices that tear us down. But things do not have to stay that way. Jesus Christ can and will rebuild your life from the inside out.

Please let the Master Builder give you the foundation – Jesus Christ – that… Read More

Dateline Diboll 3-26-15

Clean Sweep

It’s time to sign up for the 2015 Operation Clean-Sweep coming up on Saturday, April 18. Outside repairs and yard work will be done for the elderly and disabled in our community. To volunteer, as an individual or team, contact Fran McClain 829-2779 or This project is annual project is sponsored by the Diboll Civic Club.

Prairie Grove Cemetery reunion

The Prairie Grove Cemetery reunion n will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 5 miles from Diboll off FM 1818. A covered dish is requested. Donations will be accepted for upkeep of the cemetery. For more information, call Eddie Courtney at 936-829-3429 or Teresa Kessinger at 936-829-2287.

Eastern Star meal

Burke Chapter 1098, Order of the Eastern… Read More