One Year Ago
T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library hosts “Tangled Dreams” for crafters of crochet and knitting.
Lufkin Chapter Sons of the Republic of Texas hosts meeting to officially change their chapter name to: Milton Irish Chapter, Number 36.
Segio Castillo pitches Diboll to a 5-2 win over the Central Bulldogs in district baseball action.
Diboll Civic Club hosts meeting to discuss this year’s Operation Clean-Sweep campaign.
Lady Jacks drop 2-1 decision to Nacogdoches Lady Dragons in soccer action, ending playoff hope.
Five Years Ago
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson is keynote speaker of rededication of the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll.
The Mosaic Center of Lufkin hosts their building’s “silent auction” with former KSPL radio great, Don Wier as master of ceremonies. Over 250 attend the event.
Temple-Inland’s Building Products Operation in Diboll donates $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Diboll as sponsor of their annual Steak & Burger Dinner.
Amanda Drake, Diboll Lady Jack track/field standout wins District 18-3A 800 meter dash, pole vault event and 1600 meter run.
Diboll Lumberjack pitcher Joey Solis strikes out 16 Hudson batters in 6.2 innings in Diboll’s 4-0 district loss.
Ten Years Ago
Diboll Boys & Girls Club opens new state-of-the-art technology center.
Diboll Boy Scout Troop 128 camps out at Boykin Springs and then hikes 5-mile trail to the old Aldrich sawmill site. Scouts making the trip are Jayson LeDoux, Randy Summers, Ethan Mettlen, Tyler Carter, Tyler Rayburn, Phillip Hoskins, Derek LaCovra, Seth Hankla, Travis Carter and Stephen Thomas.
Mr. & Mrs. John Burke Sloan of Diboll announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Brian Bramblett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Bramlett of Abilene, Texas.
Diboll Lady Jack softball standout Heather Warren (first base) inks scholarship with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. Teammate Megan Baldree, outstanding Lady Jack catcher inks scholarship with East Texas Baptist University.
Diboll City Council votes unanimously to close Old Orchard Park Pool and replace it this summer with splash pad.
Twenty Years Ago
Diboll High School drama students Rodney Cheshire, Celsa Reyes, Kennith Goins and Steven Burnett perform “Once Upon a Playground” at the Diboll Civic Center.
BYDA Creations is officially open for business at 910 South Temple Drive in Diboll. Participating in the grand opening event are Diboll Mayor James Simms, Delores Davenport and Annette Havard.
Diboll ISD will charge a $600-per-student tuition fee for students transferring into the district beginning next year.
The Centennial Year Planning Committee, the Diboll Historical Society and the Diboll Booster Club conduct special recognition of the Lindsey Springs logging camp as part of the Diboll centennial celebration with dedication ceremony near the site on FM 58.
Neches Pines Golf Course host Lufkin-Conroe Telephone Exchange Golf Tournament. The winning team of Larry Diggs, Paul Merriman, Brian Faulkner, Jeff Perdue and Connie Kennedy claims the title.
Thirty Years Ago
Robert (Bob) Poland is elevated from president to chairman of the board at Lufkin Industries and Frank Stevenson is named president, Chief Operating Officer and to the executive committee of the board of directors. Poland retains his 16-year position as Chief Executive Officer of the 82-year-old firm.
The T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Angelina College cheerleader Monica Temple, 19, wins the title, “Miss North East Texas” and will compete in the Miss Texas-USA Pageant in San Antonio in July.
Diboll ISD trustees vote to advertise for bids on three construction projects expected to cost from $110,000 to $130,000. The expansion of the administration building, addition to high school cafeteria and a new teacher workroom at the high schools are the projects mentioned.
Dr. Woody Ingram officially opens the baseball/softball season at the Diboll fields as he throws out the opening ceremonially pitch to begin the game between the girls’ Cards and Sluggers.