This Week’s Front Page News

VFD gets more needed equipment

Diboll Volunteer Fire Department has enhanced its fire service capabilities with the help of an $18,000 grant administered by Texas A&M Forest Service.

The HB 2604 grant went toward purchasing a new slip-on unit for one of the department’s existing trucks, allowing them to retire an older 1978 model truck.

Just last week Diboll City Council approved the purchase of a new pumper truck at a cost of more than $300,000.

“This new (slip-on) unit will help them get to areas that most of their trucks couldn’t get to,” Resource Specialist Clay Hensarling said. “It will allow them to get to the fires at better angles.”

The VFD previously operated with larger trucks that were difficult… Read More

County Fair begins

The Angelina County Fair will be held Feb. 24-28. The fair showcases more than 1,000 youth participants in our community showing animals, baked goods, art or construction projects. Kids that participate in the county fair are involved in 4-H, FFA, FCCLA or an art club.

Whether kids raise an animal, build an art project or bake a cake, they have a goal to be the best they can be and build character. This program helps kids learn to work hard, have patience, accept defeat and exalt in excellence. Some exhibitors may find a career as they prepare to compete in the fair. Many students learn how to weld and build projects as they prepare projects for the ag mechanics competition. Our forestry competition will help develop knowledge of forestry and the lumber industry. Even if exhibitors do not plan to have a career in ag or livestock, they may find a hobby in baking, photography, woodworking, welding or forestry.

The Angelina County Fair shows what a great community we live… Read More

Booster Club sets Keeler Grant meet

The Diboll Booster Club wants to make sure every worthy cause has a shot at a Keeler Grant. To that end the club has scheduled a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library.

TheThomas T. Keeler Grant is awarded annually to Diboll-area nonprofit entities. The grant is in honor of Thomas T. Keeler; his wife, Cora T. Keeler; and in memory of his grandfather; T.L.L. Temple, and his mother, Marguerite Temple Payne.

Applicants wishing to submit a grant request are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting , which will begin with an overview, followed with a review of completing the grant application. T.L.L. Temple Foundation staff members will be on hand to answer any questions. The applications have been downloaded to the City of Diboll and Diboll ISD websites for easy access.

Grant requests are processed through the Diboll Booster Club to ensure… Read More

Dateline Diboll 2-19-15

Baseball signups

Diboll Youth Baseball will begin registration on Thursday Feb 19 and accept registration through Saturday Feb 28. Time are 5-7pm weeknights and 10:30-12:30 on Saturdays (no Sunday Registration). Cost is $75.00 per child. Children 3 years to 14 years are eligible to play. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Youth hoops awards ceremony

Diboll Youth basketball will have an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the old elementary campus auditorium. The public is invited.

SPJST dance

The February SPJST dance will be Friday, February 20 at the SPJST Lodge, 197 Hughes Road in Lufkin. The dance will be from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. The theme for the dance will be “Valentines & Roses” so make plans to attend. Glenn Lenderman & Friends will provide the live music. The cost is… Read More

Freed by Christ 2-19-15

Roses are red, violets are blue. Jesus Christ really loves you!

In God’s Bible in Song of Solomon 2: 4 it says, “He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me is love.” If you were the only one ever on the earth, in your sin, Jesus Christ would still have come and died on the cross for your sin. That is how much He loves you.

Look to the… Read More