30 Years Ago: Dillard found guilty in Temple case

One Year Ago
Diboll High School 2012 Homecoming Court includes seniors Nika Bray, Cassity Bradley, Chassity Walker, Audrey Tamez and Paige Morgan; junior Yochil Vasquez; sophomore Angela Concha; and freshman Analyssa Padilla.
After an impressive performance at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, University of Houston junior Wesley McClain is named Conference USA Golfer of the Week.
“Take Dad to School Day” 2012 is huge success with about 400 dads, moms and other adult role models joining the students on campus for breakfast and class room visits.
Diboll Booster Club announces Beaumont native/country music entertainer Mark Chestnutt will perform free concert in Old Orchard Park during Diboll Day festivities.
Diboll High School junior varsity cheerleaders bring home first place in the 2012 Texas Forest Festival Cheer Competition. Cheer squad includes Jasmine Santana, Aubrie Arellano, Esmeralda Tamez, Shardonea Rayson, Tara Dulaney, Analyssa Padillo, Jarred Pecina and Kati Curtis.

Five Years Ago
Temple-Inland reports third-quarter earnings down with 2008 net income of $3 million or 3 cents per diluted share.
ServiceMaster offers to repair/spruce up Pop Jordan Baseball Field.
Diboll ISD trustees approve “campus to college” resolution.
Diboll’s Christian Outreach dedicates it’s new home, the Temple House, located at 411 S. Hines Street.
Diboll High School FFA Officers for the 2008-09 school term includes J.J. Ojeda, president; John Eddins, vice president; Tyler Reynold, secretary; Jennifer Reeder, ag awareness chairman; Sara Bareaux, advisor; Jonathan Coleman, historian; Colin Lowther, parliamentarian; Ed Phipps, chapter recruiter; Adam Lowther, sentinel;  and Zane Anthony, lifestyle chairman.

Ten Years Ago
Deep East Texas Development Association and Texas Lawsuit Reform Inc. honor State Sentator Todd Staples with reception held at Crown Colony Country Club.
Diboll ISD board members review renovations at the newly remodeled cafeteria at Temple Elementary School
Jack Cook Sweeny, president/CEO of Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation, is honored by Tyler Junior College with the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award.
Ernest & Nannie Breazeale of Pine Valley community celebrates 69th wedding anniversary with reception hosted by family and friends.
Jacks clinch football playoff spot with 42-28 win over Kirbyville Wildcats. Diboll’s Steven Lewis runs for 4 touchdowns to knock Kirbyville from title chase.

Twenty Years Ago
The 2012 Diboll High School Homecoming Queen is Shelly Castillo.
Ford Cartwright of Lufkin is elected to his first full term as president of the Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association.
Newly elected officers of the William Glenn #2478 United Daughters of the Confederacy includes Marjorie Shepherd, president; Nora Havard, 1st vice president; Ellouise Morris, 2nd vice president; Karen Kurth Hall, registrar; and Sara Kurth, parliamentarian.
Diboll’s Damien Mark shatters single-game rushing mark with a 314-yard effort in Jack’s homecoming game victory over Huntington.
Angelina County along with other Texas counties voters say yes to $1 billion in prison funds to ultimately double the size of the state prison system by 1995.

Thirty Years Ago
George Dillard is found guilty in State District Judge David Walker’s court of attempting to steal $20 million from Arthur Temple Jr. and Temple-Eastex Inc. by threating Temple’s life.
The 1983-84 Lufkin High School Panther Pride Drill Team officers include Leslyn Greenville, Bewrly McKelvy, Missy Murray, Lesli Jones, Leah Bryan, Lisa Silianoff and Kim Read.
Atmar Lester, former deejay at KSPL Radio ministers his songs at Lakeview Baptist Church in Diboll in special weekend service.
The City of Diboll awards contract bids of $371,150 for construction work on the city’s newest water projects including a new elevated storage tank and additional water well.
Lufkin’s First Presbyterian Church marks 100th birthday with special service and singing.