30 Years Ago: Spivey and Wyatt begin broadcasting
One Year Ago
Former Diboll High School multi-talented athletes Larry Spivey, Steven Capps and Dwayne Stanford are inducted into the Diboll High School Wall of Honor.
The Rev. Elzine Strong who pastored the Diboll United Pentecostal Church from August 1954 and retired from that church in 2009 returns as a guest speaker.
The undefeated Center High School Roughriders stomp the Diboll Lumberjacks, 38-0. Quin Sawyer is the Jacks’ top rusher with 29 yards on six carries. Diboll now stands with a 1-6 record.
The Carthage Bulldogs crushed any hopes of a homecoming upset for the Red Devils with a 56-0 drubbing.
The Diboll High School cross country team wins the Anderson-Shiro meet with Hector Lopez finishing in first place.
Five Years Ago
The Huddle House Restaurant, an Atlanta-based chain identifies Diboll as an “ideal market”.
Construction work continues on the John Hannah Room at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll.
Ivy Cemetery near Huntington is recognized as a Historic Cemetery and receives a historic narrative plaque.
Diboll ISD Employee of the Week honor goes to Diboll ISD Administrative Assistant Sarah Rios.
Diboll High School cross country squad competes in the Billy McGaughey Cross Country Invitational and Juan Robles steals the show in an amazing 16:56 time in the 5,000 meter run, setting a new personal best time.
Ten Years Ago
Diboll High School 2003 Homecoming Court includes Jade Temple, Junior Duchess; Alyssa Tamez, Freshman Duchess; Catina Lewis, Senior Princess; Kacie Capps, Sophomore Duchess; Ashlei Burchfield, Cassandra Krell and Megan Baldree and Heather Warren, Senior Princesses.
Newly elected officers of the 2003-04 Mary Hall Mantooth Chapter DRT includes Doris Harkness, president; Janice Ann Rowe, 1st vice-president; Lexie Hall, 2nd vice-president; Anita Crona, recording secretary; Charlene Ham, chaplain; Elaine Barton, historian; Karen Kurth Hall, registrar; and Elizabeth Jenkins, treasurer.
Diboll High School Alma Mater song turns fifty. The song was penned by outstanding student/majorette Elsie Martin.
Lumberjacks whack Livingston Lions, 57-36 as Jacks’ quarterback Rios fires 3 more touchdowns in big win. The win moves Diboll to a 4-1 record. Rios has completed 10 touchdowns in five games f0r 1,026 yards.
Cathy Pavlic, executive director for the Angelina Alliance for Children speaks to Diboll Rotary Club.
Twenty Years Ago
U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson announces that $2.5 million is approved by the House Appropriation Committee to assist private land owners to plant pine trees in East Texas.
Diboll High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders for 2003-04 includes Jodi Jones, Marisa Fernandez, Shelly Ledford, Darla Nash, Amanda Garrett, Angela Rios, Amy Kennedy and Jocelyn Hubbard.
Newly elected officers for the Diboll 4-H Club are Jason Bearden, president; Marci Smith, secretary/treasurer; Jonathan Smith, vice-president; Jolyn Bearden, reporter; Chuck Ray, council delegate; and Ricky Archer, council delegate.
Members of the Major Robert Peyton Chapter DAC include Marge Shepherd, Lottie Collins, Clara Rikard, Elouise Morris, Sara Kurth, Dorothy Peterson, Karen Kurth Hall, Florence Guilak and Cindy Morris.
Amanda Sample, 10, daughter of Kathy & Joe Sample, attends the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville.
Thirty Years Ago
Mr. & Mrs. Oran Burchfield of Diboll celebrate 50 years of marriage with reception hosted by family and friends.
Circle W Meat Market & Washateria is a new business being constructed on Highway 59 north of A-Plus Auto Parts. The owner is David Weeks.
Georgia-Pacific announces plans to close its plywood plant near Logansport, Louisiana on December 31, laying off 331 employees.
Diboll’s Jimmy Teal has outstanding game for Texas A&M Aggies against the Baylor Bears, catching 5 passes for 135 yards in the 13-13 tie.
Former Lufkin resident Bob Bowman is installed as president of the East Texas Historical Association. Bowman is the corporate communications manager for Delta Drilling Company located in Tyler, Texas.