30 Years Ago: Airport property purchase OK’d

One Year Ago

Diboll City Council approves $6.1 million budget for 2012-2013 with water/sewer rate increases.

Diboll ISD implements the new The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2012.

Jacks suffer another wet loss, 14-0 to Bullard in a driving rain storm. Diboll’s Carlos Teal was held to 26 yards rushing on 14 carries. Diboll now stands at 1 win with 2 losses.

Diboll City Council authorize Diboll police department to pull down individual’s signs illegally placed on road signs, utility poles and in public right-of-ways.

Local artist Lois Hurd prepares for the Lufkin Art Guild Show.

Angelina County mourns the death of former Lufkin Fire Department Chief Billy Stephens. Chief Stephens was the oldest deacon at Harvest Baptist Church.


Five Years Ago

Diboll struggles to its collective feet this week as recovery efforts begin after the heavy blow from Hurricane Ike.

Longtime friend of Diboll, Tommy Farley, plays the role of King in Diboll Day skit as part of Group 2 fundraiser.

Former Diboll High School graduate Marilyn Harper just returned from 12-month tour of duty in Iraq and is now presently stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood.

Former Texas South-Eastern Railroad chief George Honea and wife Faye celebrates 50 years of wedded bliss.

Diboll Day Group 1 host Three-on-Three basketball tournament at the Diboll Boys & Girls Club.


Ten Years Ago

Diboll Junior High School kicks off Renaissance Learning Program.

Trinity Mission Family Council of Diboll names laundry supervisor Pat Washington as its “Employee of the Month”.

The History Center host book signing for Geraldine Ellis Watson, author of “Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist’s Odyssey along the Big Thicket’s Snow River”.

Diboll High School cheerleaders are bound for national competition sponsored by the NCA. Team includes Kristi Homan, Kortney McMullen, Chaney Wyatt, Brittnee Neyland, Lindsey Harper, Ashlei Burchfield, Alyssa Tamez, Crystal Nero, Lindsay Wallace, Hannah Bowman, Rachel Bowman and Shelby Ferguson

Twenty Years Ago

3,700 register for fall semester at Angelina College. This is a 9.8% increase from fall 1992.

Diboll City Council adopts 1993-1994 budget and pay increase for city employees, 4-1.

Diboll Dairy Queen welcomes new manager Rick Brazas.

Temple-Inland sponsored Diboll Junior High School Students of the Week are J.J. Wyatt, Laura Yates and Heidi Olivarez.

San Antonio Fox Tech files complaint with the U.I.L. charging Diboll with “illegal recruiting” of former Fox Tech football player Damien Mark. Diboll cleared of U.I.L. probe.

Jon Bunn, 1 993 graduated of Huntington High School and a 1981 graduate of SFASU, is promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army and is currently attending classes at the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Thirty Years Ago

Final negotiations are completed and approval given by Angelina County Commissioners Court for the purchase of 60 acres of land adjacent to the Angelina County Airport.

A record of 2,787 students enrolled for the fall semester easily surpassing the old record of 2,213.

Repainting and refurbishing the Temple-Eastex water tower near the old Tex-Lam building is almost completed.

Bertha Pavlic and Dot Robbins host grand opening of “Grandma’s Attic”, a gift shop specializing in brass items. The shop will also carry bridal items.

Denise Rast of Diboll wins $100 at Brookshire Brothers’ promotion at the Diboll location.

Corrigan-Camden Booster Club sponsors “Hee-Haw Show”. The all-star cast includes Carl Ferguson as Junior Samples; Jack Shadix as Grandpa Jones; Joann Ivey as Minnie Pearl; and Billie Carter Weese as Ida. Special guest is Nita Hurley.