30 Years Ago: DISD reports 1,809 students

One Year Ago

Former Baptist missionary Betty Marie Smith is honored with 80th birthday reception hosted by the Diboll First Baptist Church.

Lufkin native Col. Charles A. Jumper retires from the U.S. Army after serving nearly 30 years of service.

Diboll Day Queen Candidate Emily Parish host Tupperware sale as fundraiser at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library.

Lumberjacks fall in rain-delayed opener, 27-17 to Fairfield Eagles. Carlos Teal led the Jacks’ offense with 73 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns.

Huntington High School Red Devils start the 2012 season off with a 36-12 loss against the Tarkington Longhorns. R.J. Lange led the Red Devils’ offense with 102 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

 

Five Years Ago

The 2008-2009 Diboll High School Dazzlers Dance/Drill Team includes Laci Burchfield, Callie Shivers, Chelsi Harper, Nancy Chavez, Bianca Meza, Elizabeth Castillo, Kelsey Haschke, Shleby ricks, Samantha Garcia, Corrin Presnall, Ruby Hernandez, Rosalinda Oliverez and Selena Meza.

2008 Diboll Day Queen Candidates include Ashley Wilson, Ashley Hines and Chelsea Havard .

Jacks fall to strong 2-A foe Kirbyville, 36-28 in football action. Jacks played sluggish and committed 25 penalties in game

Diboll Free Press sports contributor Joe Miranda writes history of Diboll football detailing the 1938 creation of 6-man football at Diboll High School.

Miss McGillicudy’s, a boutique and tanning salon located at the intersection of Highway 59 and FM 2497 near the Brisket House is Diboll’s newest business. The proud owner is Mandy Smith.

 

Ten Years Ago

The suspect in the 1979 slaying of Angelina County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Willmon is nabbed after 24 years of running with the apprehension of Alvaro Rodarte in Mexico.

Diboll students Angel Moore, Erica Meza, D.J. Mark, Heather Warren and Megan Baldree cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Diboll High School’s Go Center, a community-based mentoring/assistance program that helps motivate students toward pursing a college education.

Receiving Angelina College 35-year service pins are charter faculty members Ronnie Hall (math), Linda Pogozelski (office administration), Stanley Pogozelski (history), and Gaylon Wright (business).

State-rank #1 Lufkin High School Panthers rip Katy, 35-14 in rout.

East Chambers Buccaneers romp Huntington Red Devils, 41-7 in football action.

Diboll students receiving fall Angelina College scholarships are Daniel Rast and Linda Tolly.

 

Twenty Years Ago

Diboll ISD adopts $7.3 million budget and will keep same tax as last year’s $1.31 per $100 valuation.

Virgil and Marcille Havard of Diboll celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with reception at the Fair Acres Community Center hosted by family and friends.

Lufkin Service League officers for 1993-1994 includes Barbara Ferguson, president; Sally Cain, vice president; Doran Gipson, secretary; Jennifer Conway, treasurer; Jenny Fleming, assistant treasurer; and Terri Zeleskey, parliamentarian.

Four new principals are now in place at Huntington ISD- Mike Nesbit, Huntington High School; Butch Felker, Huntington Middle School; Dan Townsend, Huntington Intermediate School; and Joan Smith, Huntington Elementary School.

Diboll High School Ladyjack volleyball team this season consist of Cristy Davis, Lamartha Kiel, Veronica R. Salazar, Veronica Salazar, Shelly Castillo, Patricia Thomas, Cindi Morris, Latoya Lamb, Tanja Toeller and Amanda Hance.

 

Thirty Years Ago

Diboll ISD officials report new enrollment record of 1,809 students reporting for classes on first day of school.

Private James C. Mayo, son of Robert and Frances Mayo of Diboll, completes U.S. Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

A history of the Havard family of Angelina County is presented to the T.L.L.Temple Memorial Library. The volume is completed by Wood McMullen.

Hal Davis, manager of KIPR radio says the station will broadcast Diboll Lumberjacks football games this year.

Diboll Historical Society to begin oral interviews of locals for history of Diboll.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center Thirty Years Ago This Week Jewell D. Drake closed his neighborhood Drake Grocery & Market in the Lakeview Addition in Diboll after 25 years in the business. Drake worked earlier for Southern Pine Lumber Company for 26 years, failed to get a raise he thought he deserved and decided to open this small store.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center
Thirty Years Ago This Week
Jewell D. Drake closed his neighborhood Drake Grocery & Market in the Lakeview Addition in Diboll after 25 years in the business. Drake worked earlier for Southern Pine Lumber Company for 26 years, failed to get a raise he thought he deserved and decided to open this small store.