30 Years Ago: House finds insufficient evidents on Wilson

One Year Ago

Thirty-two Diboll citizens attend the first meeting of the newly organized Diboll Civic Club. The club is designed to “go beyond” Diboll Day and promote and enhance what is good for our community year-round.

Diboll Public Works Director Dee Scarborough releases about 500 black bass into the Old Orchard Park pond.

Diboll ISD has its finances in order according to the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. Diboll ISD scored 68 of 70 possible points on the rating.

The 1944 high-speed passenger train, Union Pacific’s legendary Steam Engine No. 844, makes stop in Lufkin for regular maintenance/fuel needs.

Diboll High School Lady Jacks claim bi-district volleyball title by taking five sets from the Groesbeck Lady Goats. Top performers for Diboll are Karah Phipps, Chassity Walker, Paige Morgan, Cristian Ramos, Nika Bray and Chassidy Adams


Five Years Ago

Diboll ISD student attendance shows growth. Average attendance in district is 95.39% or 1,715 students of the 1,831 official enrollment.

Temple-Inland announce due to severe market downturn, it will discontinue production of hard board siding products at its fiberboard plant in Diboll, affecting 70 jobs.

Texas Forest Service’s Gay & John Ippolito celebrate 25th wedding anniversary with surprise reception hosted by their daughters, Kristy Wilson and Penny Ippolito at the Red Barn.

Church of the Week honors Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, organized in 1872 by ten members of Lambert’s Chapel.

Diboll ISD Family Education Center Even Start Program celebrates 14 years of family literacy. The program is guided by program director Charlotte Morris.


Ten Years Ago

Proposals are received from Civogenics Inc. and from Correction Service Corporation to lease the old Lufkin city jail. This would be an extra $15,000-$16,000 per month in the lease agreement for the city.

Angelina Beautiful/Clean selects Lufkin’s Brookhollow Elementary School and Lufkin’s Dunbar Primary School as the cleanest campuses in the county.

Diboll Jacks fall to China Springs, 41-38 in double overtime in Area 3A football playoff slugfest. Diboll ends season with 8-4 record.

Diboll Police Department follows up on bomb threat call to Diboll ISD. The anonymous caller if female says Diboll Police Department official.

Making the All-District 20-3A volleyball first team selection is Diboll’s Cassandra Krell. Named to the Academic All-State volleyball team are Lady Jacks Abby Anthony Traci LaCox, Alicia Parish and Stephanie Abbott.


Twenty Years Ago

Diboll Junior High School Assistant Principal Delbert Murphy resigns to accept position with Texas Department of Criminal Justice (state prison) in the inmate education and development program.

Dushon Goff hits 32 points as Diboll runs their record to 2-0 with a 90-72 basketball win over Apple Springs Eagles. Joseph Phipps also had top performance with 18 points.

Angelina College Roadrunners blitz San Jacinto Ravens, 120-102. Among top AC scorers is Diboll’s Dwight Lane with 14 points. The Roadrunners now stand at 2-0 in the Texas Eastern Conference.

Frank Shockley of Lufkin is named to the board of directors of the Texas Forest Association. Shockley is a division forester for Temple-Inland with 23 years experience.

Lufkin Industries’ Industrial Supplies Division is up for sale. Lufkin Industries announce it is an effect to focus on the company’s core business operations.


Thirty Years Ago

The Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives concludes there is insufficient evidence to support alleged drug violation by Congressman Charles Wilson of Lufkin.

The City of Diboll denies extension of water service outside city limits.

Country and Western singer/entertainer John Ray Baxter travels to Nashville to tape television show, “You Can Be A Star”.

Lufkin High School head football coach/athletic director Ed Cauley resigns after mounting criticism of Lufkin’s past three seasons of losing football.

Mr. & Mrs. Willie Ivey of Diboll announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Jewel to David Joseph Droste, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Droste of Cincinnati, Ohio.