One Year Ago
Winners in the 2012 Lumberjack Kickoff Classic Golf Tournament are Bobby Lee, Nancy Lee, Joey Hemphill and Matt Timmons. Timmons also had the longest drive.
H.G. Temple Elementary School students participate in The First Tee National School Program, a program that promotes character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
Lazaro Robles will face Ray Anthony in the November election for the position as constable for Precinct 4 as Anthony defeats Mark Mclin, 525 votes to 296 votes.
The East Texas Elite girls basketball team finishes second in the All-American Sports Nationals played at the A T & T Center in San Antonio. Team members include Mia Williams, Destiny Oliphant, Shayla Hubbard, Shardnea Random, Kameri Mott, Tiffany Simmons, Ivy Massie, Danielle Gillespie, Darian Cross, Kristian Brown, Kyla Cunningham, Mya Ward and Coaches Gerald Mott, Andre Emmons and Johnny Mitchell.
Cy Murphy, a member of the 10-year-old Diboll All-Star team, earned the Dixie Youth Baseball Nickel Club Award for recording five consecutive strikeouts at the South Regional Tournament in Center.
Five Years Ago
Diboll Police Department sponsors benefit for dispatcher Sandy Gowen who has a rare form of cancer.
Temple-Inland’s earnings up 7% in net income of $8 million second quarter of 2008.
Dirt work begins in Old Orchard Park for the new amphitheater that is intended to be in place by Diboll Day in early October.
Chauanta Jolly, Children’s Librarian at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll, dispenses award certificates to 113 participants that completed the summer reading program.
American Legion Auxiliary Post 113 officers for 2008-09 are Rita Redd, president; Janet Pavlic, vice president; Linda Chudej, secretary/treasurer; Lucy Burris, sergeant-at-arms; and Theresa Sabin, chaplain.
Ten Years Ago
Angelina County Commissioners approve $1.6 million for county airport upgrades.
Dr. Bill Shelton of the Lake Enhancement Task Force speaks at Chamber’s First Friday Luncheon stressing the importance that Lake Sam Rayburn will boost area economy.
Diboll ISD trustees meet in special session and propose a tax rate cap of $1.555 per $100 valuation to fund upcoming school year.
Local firefighters seek funds in the firefighter’s “Fill the Boot” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Newly open Boys & Girls Club of East Texas on Lufkin’s Angelina Street receives the Angelina Beautiful/Clean Award.
Diboll Police Sgt. Verman Perry will appeal his firing by Chief Danny Ray for “insubordination.”
Diboll ISD names Jim Hughes new band director. New band hall is now complete.
Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Crawford of Diboll celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with reception at Jim’s Restaurant in Diboll hosted by family and friends.
First place team members in the Diboll Recreation Department’s Mini-Triathlon (1/2 mile swim/six mile bike race/3 ½ mile run) are Doug Glover, Joe Jones and Gerald Ligon.
Katherina Trout, President of the Diboll Pilot Club, attends the 62nd annual Pilot International Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Thirty Years Ago
The family of Horace and Beth Stubblefield file lawsuit against Southern Pacific claiming negligence on the part of the railroad in the May 15 car-train crash which killed the Diboll couple.
1993-94 Diboll Junior High School cheerleaders include Audra Harris, Teresa Stone, Erick Horace, Chasity Minyard, Ave Marie Rodriquez, Casey Yates and Taylore Sloan.
Diboll native Joyce Burrous opens new florist business in the north end of Diboll. Joyce brings over 20 years experience with her.
Welders working on the roof of the poultry slaughterhouse at Pilgrim’s Pride plant in Lufkin may have accidently touched off a blaze which gutted most of the interior of the building.
Members of the Diboll Youth Softball Angels include Megan Paresa, Maddi Lucas, Katrina Hines, Angela Rast, Larissa Mitchell, Shaneka Martin, Alishe Fowler, Betty Aden and Coaches Debbie Mettlen and Johnny Rast.