30 Years Ago: Campbell’s ranks Diboll No. 9

One Year Ago
Diboll High School #9 state-ranked Lady Jacks volleyball team members include Paige Morgan, Chassity Walker, Karah Phipps, Emily Parish, Cristina Ramos, Shuntel Foster, Tanika Bray, Lexxus Hamilton and Kyla Cunningham.
Diboll High School members of the Dazzlers Dance/Drill Team consist of  Tarryn Oliver, Hunter Mercer, Ashley Coleman, Christina Serratos, Chassity Walker, Whitney Moran, Cassandra Meza, Comeshia Robertson, Amanda Faircloth, Celeste Monrroy, Olicia Spikes, Zariah Vinson, Romie Castillega, Brianna Bussey, Brittney Barkley, Clarissa Padilla, Kaitlin Perez, Jazlynn Mark, Alexis Gordon and Ke’Undra Bray.
Diboll Parks & Recreation Board members consist of Baldemar Gaitan, Earl Hudson, Mark Kettering, Jim McClain, J.R. Williams and Tom Farley (alternate).
Diboll Beautiful/Clean Board members this term are Sam Glass, Peggy Burt, Ginger Capps, Margie Harrell, Sandy Hendrick, Fran McClain, Jesurita Menz, Tillie Williams and Billie Willmon.
The Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin will host grand opening September 8.

Five Years Ago
East Texas Water Planning Group (Region I) approves amendment to the 2006 regional water plan to allow City of Diboll to use additional water from the Yegua Aquifer in Angelina County.
Diboll’s own Dylan Murphy wins the 9-10 –year-old division of the Homerun Derby held as part of opening ceremonies in the Dixie State Tournament hosted in Carthage, Texas.
City of Diboll approves creation of cat shelter to be housed on Largent Street just north of the city.
Temple-Inland’s Building Products Division donates $1,000 to The Coalition to assist in drug free prevention programs.
The 2007- 2008 provisional class of the Junior League of Lufkin held its annual “Backpack Drive of School Supplies” for area kids. League members include Sharon Kruk, Michelle Combs, Michelle Briley, Carla Davidson, Rachelle Frankens and Misty Croley.

Ten Years Ago
Diboll High School’s Vo-Ag Instructor Kevin Swor, is named to State Vo-Ag Teachers Board.
Angelina Arts Alliance names Lynne Booker as interim director.
Matthew Oates of Diboll places 8th in the Coca-Cola Houston Golf Association Tournament of Champions.
Jenna Quarles, daughter of Free Press sports editor, Edwin & Donna Quarles, celebrates first birthday with party hosted by family and friends.
New Diboll ISD enrollment climbs by 80 students from last year’s numbers.
Classic Diboll postcards are now available at The History Center. Scenes of the old Antler Hotel, railroad engines #13 & #20, Pine Bough Restaurant, old Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary and the old Timberland Theatre can be purchased.

Twenty Years Ago
Diboll strongman Ricardo Morales comes home with the gold medal- first in World Cup Power Lifting-Bench Press Championship held in Dallas.
The new concession stand is completed and in place at Lumberjack Stadium.
Four Dibollians graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University- Melissa Kennedy (MA, English); Edwin Quarles (BA, Journalism); SHerill Rast (BS, Geology); and Wendy Willis (BBA, Accounting).
Former Dibollian Mary Mathews is named new manager of Perry Brothers Store in Diboll.
Construction to begin at Central ISD’s new $922,000 state-of-the-art high school gymnasium and will take about 300 days to be completed  says CISD Superintendent Bobby Baker.

Thirty Years Ago
Officials of Temple-Eastex and United Paperworkers International Union (AFL-CIO) Locals 801 and 825 announce joint acceptance of a three-year agreement affecting approximately 800 employees at the company’s Evadale operation.
A new Educational Excellence Program to reward outstanding teachers in the Diboll ISD will be implemented for the first time beginning this school year.
Movies showing at local theaters include National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Chevy Chase at the Angelina Twin and Smokey and the Bandit III starring Burt Reynolds at Town Square 4 Cinema.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine ranks Diboll #9 in Class 3A standings.
Temple-Eastex Inc. board of directors names Phillip Leach as vice president/Law for the corporation.
Miss Emily Gordon Shelton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William B. Shelton of Lufkin, weds George J. Watts, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Watts of San Antonio in the First Baptist Church of Lufkin.
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