Thirty Years Ago This Week
2013 05 01
The Free Press’ own Mary Jean Maroney was chauffeur for the great John David Crow, former Heisman trophy winner at Texas A & M University, who was one of the celebrity players in the Crown Colony Pro-Am Golf Tournament held in Lufkin. Crow was on the winning team.
Photo Courtesy of The History Center
Thirty Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings
A Public Service of The History Center
2013 05 02
One Year Ago
Diboll High School Seniors Marisa Salazar and Patricia Carrillo are selected as two of the 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars for 2012.
T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library announces ‘e-books’ will be available shortly.
Diboll High School Interact Club officers include Marisa Salazar, president; Patricia Pitones, vice president; Yvonne Rocha, treasurer; Elizabeth Delacruz, secretary; and An’ela Gonzales, sergeant-at-arms.
Jack trackster Hector Lopez takes third place in the 1,600 meter run at the regional track meet. Top ranking Lady Jack Nika Bray finished fifth in the 100 meter dash and Paige James places seventh in the shot put.
Lumberjack baseball teams pick up district win, speeding past Kirbyville Wildcats for a 6-5 victory. Jacks headed for playoffs.
Five Years Ago
Diboll area law enforcement/emergency response agencies create auto-collision scene during the Shattered Dreams demonstration aimed to end drunk driving.
The Nagileri Non-verbal Ability Test indicates no racial, social differences in youngsters’ future accomplishment concerning academic potential given to Diboll ISD’s kindergarten & first-graders.
Temple-Inland donates $1,000 to the Volunteer Services Council of the Lufkin State School.
Diboll Garden Club selects the home of Maria Rodriquez located on Neal Pickett Road as Yard Beautiful.
Lufkin native/NFL Cleveland Brown great Rex Hadnot host free football camp on the campus of Lufkin High School.
Ten Years Ago
Angelina County Blue Grass Festival honors longtime popular musician/KRBA radio personality Bill Crow for his 40-plus years in performing and broadcasting.
Dave Duren of Lufkin is named Texas Logging Council 2003 Outstanding Logger of the Year.
Diboll Girl Scout Troops 9322 and 9141 wins third place in the Keep Diboll Beautiful/Keep Texas Beautiful Trash Off. Troop members include Amber Martin, Colleen Courtney, Claudia Perez, Abbie Cordona, Emily Schmidt, Kathy Martin, Courtney Martin, Gigi Cordona and troop leaders Karlen Courtney and Susan Martin.
Diboll Junior High School science teacher Lisa Reid receives $300 Rotary Club grant.
Diboll High School track/field standouts Cassandra Krell and Desmond McGuire advance to UIL State Track Meet. Krell captures the gold in the high jump at the regional meet and McGuire brought the silver home in the triple jump.
Twenty Years Ago
Diboll High School powerlifter Richardo Morales places second at the National Powerlift Champion and will advance to the international powerlifting competition to be held later this year.
Incumbent city councilmen Sam Coleman and Clyde Maxey are ousted by a pair of challengers, Kent Havard and Julie Horton in local city races.
Diboll Junior High School cheerleader squad for the 1993-1994 school year are Melissa Hannah, Audra Harris, Erika Horace, Ebony Hubbard, Misty Jones, Chasity Minyard, Ava Marie Rodriquez, Taylore Sloan, Teresa Stone and Casey Yates.
Diboll High School track standout Shelly Castillo makes second straight trip to Austin in the 1,600 meters competition.
State Representative Billy Clemons sees mass consolidations looming to keep schools afloat.
Thirty Years Ago
Top golfers appear at the 4th Annual Crown Colony Pro-Am Celebrity Golf Tournament. Some include Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino, Miller Barber, Curtis Strange, Laura Baugh Cole and Dallas Cowboys Don Meredith, D.D. Lewis, Ralph Neely and Randy White.
Former U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough is honored guest at meeting of area Democrats in Lufkin.
State Representative Billy Clemons submits sales tax bill that would allow counties to collect sales tax to offset ad valorem tax burden.
The Lufkin Safari Club International names Arthur Temple Jr. as its recipient of the first East Texas Conservationist Award.
Diboll High School team wins 3A American History competition at the UIL meet held at Stephen F. Austin State University. Team members include Jamie Miller, Greg Krull, Dwayne Harris and Steve Hodsden. Hodsden is the top overall individual scorer.