30 Years Ago: Treadwell mayor of Burke

One Year Ago
The Diboll High School Lady Jacks softball ‘nine’ scores 14 runs in the final three innings to take a 16-14 win over the Lady Bulldogs of Jasper.
Lufkin High School had the largest blood drive ever in our area of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center with 152 pints.
An H.G. Temple Elementary School was poked by a needle and legal action is being considered after not receiving satisfaction of the handling of the situation with Diboll ISD.
The Diboll High School spelling team captures second place at the 18-3A UIL competition. Members of the team are Tyler Allen, Lorena Rangel, Kelsey Reeves and Tony Rosales.
The Diboll High School Lumberjacks baseball squad comes from behind twice to squeak out a 3-2 over the Kirbyville Wildcats. This gives the Jacks a current 4-2 district standing.

Five Years Ago
Members of Diboll’s Home Rule Commission gets their first look at a draft of the city charter and makes one major change- returning the term of the mayor to two year.
Angelina County Sheriff deputies discover portable meth lab on FM 2497.
Diboll Garden Club members tour Nacogdoches Azalea Trail. Members making the trip include Kathy Sample, Peggy Burt, Ginger Capps, Dolly Whitaker, Clara Breazeale, Billie Oates, Sandra Pouland, JoAnn Rainwater, Billie Willmon, Nan Miller, Karen Eddins and Joyce Carr.
Diboll High School power lifter Ivan Meza places in the top ten at the state competition in the 275 pound class.
Angelina Arts Alliance presents musical ‘Chicago’.

Ten Years Ago
The History Center is less than a month away from its grand opening.  The grand opening, reception and ribbon cutting are scheduled for May 1.
A helicopter searching for space shuttle debris crashes in San Augustine County killing Lufkinite Charles Krenk.
Ryan Paresa, Diboll 4-H Club member catches calf at the Houston Rodeo Calf Scramble and receives $1,000 calf purchase certificate.
Diboll High School Lady Jacks wins District 20-3A golf championship. Team members include Keisha Ray, Liz Ray, Chaney Wyatt, Lindsey Wallace, Maddi Lucas and Rachel Bowman.
Former Angelina College and Major League pitcher Dennis Cook returns to A.C. for its annual homecoming. Cook played 15 years in the big leagues and won a world series with the Florida Marlins.

Twenty Years Ago
Diboll ISD trustees study proposal to build a seven-classroom addition onto Diboll High School.
T.L.L. Temple Foundation gives $75,000 grant to the Lufkin Work Shop & Opportunity Center for  the expansion of the organization’s  packaging services and training facilities.
1993 Angelina County Benefit Rodeo Poster child is 2-year-old Katy Arnold, daughter of Randy & Cheryl Arnold of Lufkin.
Diboll Junior High boys win the Huntington Junior High School Track/Field Meet with 155 points.
Leading the Little Jacks are Gabriel Hernandez (400 m), Travis Wallace (200 m hurdles), Kenneth James 400 m relay), Antywine Oliphant (400 m relay) and Ben Gonzalez (400 m relay).
Kel-Tonics Satellite Systems of Lufkin re-opens at new location at 101 Industrial Boulevard. Kel-Tonics Satellite System has been serving Lufkin for eleven years.

Thirty Years Ago
Tom Treadwell is the newly elected mayor of Burke. Newly elected council members are Raymond L enderman, Bessie Petty, Don Whitaker and Mary Alatalo.
Charles Schmidt, president of DEMCO, patents a new plywood veneer lathe which will enable producers to net an additional 20% more veneer from the same log.
Members of the Temple Junior High School girls track track/field team are Robin Horton, Lara Pounds, Lenne Garr, Charnell Walls, Zabrina Hunt, Evett Joshua, Delonda Rhone, Donna Canada, Tammie Hardy, Judy Coleman, Annie Hawthorne, Christine Morin, Cletis Frost, Donna Mark, Lillie Taylor, Shelia Gordon, Charlotte Grant,  Paula Jackson, Agatha Roberts, Shelia Johnson, Denise Oliphant, Marcia Turner, Yolanda Lyons Michelle Bostorn, Deatra Boston, Delisa Spencer, Demetra Brown and Coach Marilyn Fry.
Lufkin Mayor Pitser Garrison is honored with a resolution of appreciation by the Angelina & Neches River Authority. William A. Elmore of the Angelina & Neches River makes the presentation.

Photo Courtesy of  The History Center Thirty Years Ago This Week: The old Box Factory building in Diboll is finally being destroyed. The building, on the Temple-Eastex industrial complex near the treating division, was built about 1951 to manufacture military ammunition boxes, mainly for 105 MM, mortars and other ammunition. Horace Stubblefield was the manager of the plant which operated until about 1956 or 1957. It was then converted to a furniture plant until a new furniture plant, now a Temple Associates office building was built about 1959. The old box factory building has been used as a Temple-Eastex warehouse since about 1959. It was Diboll’s second box factory; the original box factory was located off what is now Neal Pickett Drive and burned in the early 1940’s.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center
Thirty Years Ago This Week:
The old Box Factory building in Diboll is finally being destroyed. The building, on the Temple-Eastex industrial complex near the treating division, was built about 1951 to manufacture military ammunition boxes, mainly for 105 MM, mortars and other ammunition. Horace Stubblefield was the manager of the plant which operated until about 1956 or 1957. It was then converted to a furniture plant until a new furniture plant, now a Temple Associates office building was built about 1959. The old box factory building has been used as a Temple-Eastex warehouse since about 1959. It was Diboll’s second box factory; the original box factory was located off what is now Neal Pickett Drive and burned in the early 1940’s.