30 Years Ago: P’land sister hands crown to sister

One Year Ago

Madisonville’s Dontae Crist run for 96 yards and two touchdowns and the Mustangs’ defense smothers the Jacks with a 34-0 blowout Friday night in Madisonville.

After an impressive performance at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, University of Houston junior Wesley McClain is named Conference USA Golfer of the Week.

Announcement is made that country entertainer Mark Chestnutt will perform free concert in Old Orchard Park at this year’s Diboll Day.

The Diboll High School junior varsity cheer squad brings home first place in the 2012 Texas State Forest Festival Cheer Competition. Cheer squad members include Jasmine Santana, Aubrie Arellano, Esmeralda Tamez, Shardanea Rayson, Tara Dulaney, Analyssa Padilla, Jarred Pecina and Katie Curtis.

The 2012 Diboll High School Homecoming Court includes Nika Bray, senior; Cassidy Bradley, senior; Chassity Walker, senior; Paige Morgan, senior; Audrey Tamez, senior; Xochil Vasquez, junior; and Angela Concha, sophomore.

Five Years Ago

Diboll’s basketball sensation Nikki Greene commits to Penn State to further her academic and athletic career.

Diboll city officials say the new amphitheatre in Old Orchard Park may be ready in time for this year’s Diboll Day festivities.

Employees retiring from Temple-Inland include Tom Farley (37 years); Jimmy Runnels (25 years); Jimmy ‘Mossy’ Welch (37 years); Ignacia Morales (38 years); Roy Esteves (39 years); Luther Hudgins (36 years); Ramiro Diaz (35 years); Bobby Ryan (37 years); and Robert Means (11 years).

Diboll Boys & Girls Club hosts first ever ‘Spa Day’ as part of Diboll Day fundraiser.

Jacks pull out stunning comeback as they defeat the Newton Eagles, 39-35 in football action.


Ten Years Ago

Gann-Medford Real Estate team wins the Southern Hushpuppy Championship at the Texas State Forest Festival.

Trinity Mission resident Bobbie Lowe celebrates her 104th birthday surrounded by staff, family and friends.

Woodie Lou Hicks and Janice Ann Rowe will put their knowledge of Lufkin’s social scene to work as contributors to the Free Press in upcoming months.

The T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library’s story time event formerly known as “The Night of a Thousand Stars” is renamed The Joe Sample Story Hour to honor the late Diboll civic leader and Temple-Inland executive.

Willis Wildkats’ third quarter avalanche buries Lumberjacks, 38-14. Diboll drops to 3-1, with first loss of 2003.


Twenty Years Ago

Diboll’s members of the Angelina Drug Free All-Stars include Shelly Castillo, Latoya Lamb and Trey Wilkerson.

Entex relocates its office to new building located at 2802 South John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.

Diboll Pilot Club presents certificates to top participants in the local Read-A-Thon benefitting Alzheimer’s research. Participants include Crystal Constante, Derek Constante, Jessica Wideman and Trey Brown.

Winning titles at the Texas Forest Festival Pageant are Amber Grimes, Pre-Teen Miss Forest Festival; Lauren Smithart, Teen Miss Forest Festival; and Angela Wigginton, Miss Forest Festival.

Angelina County Commissioners’ Court approves $15 fee to be charged on all returned checks written to county offices.

Thirty Years Ago

Diboll High School twirlers are ready for homecoming activities. Twirlers for the 1983-84 school terms include Melissa Murphy, Tabitha Maxey, Angie Terrell, Cindy Oaks, Michelle Schmidt, Tricia Nash and Drum Major Lorraine Lazarine.

Rachelle Thomas succeeds her sister Tellina Thomas as Pineland Day Queen. She and her three running mates help raise $70,400 that will be used for various community projects.

Diboll Lumberjacks close out their non-district schedule with a disappointing 41-12 loss to the Rusk Eagles.

Brenda Lee Lambert of Diboll and Robert Tolar of Burke are married in a 12 noon garden wedding at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Grote of Burke.

Newly elected Diboll High School senior class officers include Clay Dubose, president; Ted Cheavens, vice president; Carla Havard, secretary; Esteves Guerrero, treasurer; and Tom Williams, reporter.