30 Years Ago: Hawkins murder trial to begin soon
One Year Ago
Early voting is under way. The most focus race is for Angelina County Precinct 4 constable. Republican nominee Ray Anthony and Democratic nominee Lazaro “Lalo” Robles, Jr. ar vying for the position being vacated by retiring Eddie Horton.
Diboll man dies from self-inflicted crossbow wound. The man’s name is not being released, pending notification of family.
The Burke Center earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care.
Diboll PTSA sponsors costume contest during the Community Trick or Treat at Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center.
Diboll High School Lady Jacks winds down volleyball season by running the tables on Jasper Lady Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-22 & 25-20. Chassidy Adams tops the Lady Jacks with 31 assists, 4 aces and 4 blocks.
Five Years Ago
City of Diboll awards $248,190 contract to Angelina Excavating to install new sewer pipes along South First Street.
Diboll Jacks quarterback Jacolby Spencer leads the team to a District 18-3A opening win, 31-14 over the always powerful Jasper Bulldogs. The Jacks now stand with 5-1 record.
Lake Charles, Louisiana native Kevin Fontenot joins the Diboll Police Department.
Lufkin High School Alumni Association names Barbara Brookshire Peterson as its 2008 Coming Home Queen.
The late Diboll Free Press news editor/sports editor Gary Willmon is inducted into the 2008 Diboll High School Wall of Honor along with former DHS multi-talented basketball and football standout Prentise Jones.
Ten Years Ago
City of Diboll approves Waste Management Inc. to sub-contract residential garbage pick-up to Piney Woods Sanitation.
Angelina County commissioners consider leasing the old jail facility.
This year’s 2003 inductees into the Texas Forestry Hall of Fame include Dr. Robert Maxwell, Dr. Robert Baker and Ed Wagoner.
The 2003 Diboll High School Wall of Honor inductees include football stars John McClain, Eddie Horton, DHS football coach/athletic director Jim Simmons and track sensations Dessia Fowler and Casey Yates.
Diboll sixth-grader Wesley McClain tries on actual NASA space suit during visit with NASA aerospace educational specialist crew touring area schools.
Twenty Years Ago
Diboll mayor proclaims October 24-30 as Pharmacy Week in the city.
Diboll 4-H Club hay judging team finishes third in the county’s hay judging contest out of 19 teams participating. Team members include Lindsey Syler, Jolyn Bearden, Marci Smith and Jason Bearden.
Corrigan- Camden Bulldogs hold on for a 20-15 win over the Jacks. Diboll’s offense disappeared with only 23 yards rushing and 91 yards passing.
Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation confirms plan to build a plant in Hardin County to manufacture plastic-coated paper.
First Shiloh Baptist Church host 10th annual Mission Workshop with Rev. Eddie Land and Rev. Roy Smith speaking. This year’s theme is “The Fruit of the Spirit”.
Thirty Years Ago
Diboll ISD officials state that assault charges will be filed against the culprit who assaulted Temple Junior High School Principal James Porter.
Jacks cling to league tie as defense throttles Hemphill, 21-13. The Jacks defense produces two touchdowns. The Jacks are tied with Newton and Woodville for first place in district.
Lufkin Presbyterian Church celebrates its 100th birthday with special services. Several former pastors return for celebration.
Arthur Temple Jr., board chairman of Exeter Investment Company and formal vice- chairman of the board of Time, Inc., is named Duke University trustee.
The murder trial of Morris Hawkins accused of the shooting of Herbert Lowery to begin soon.