30 Years Ago: Still beats Oates in annual tourney

One Year Ago
Dr. Graciela Reyes-McDonald, Diboll High School Class of 1996, speaks at DHS graduation services.
Diboll City Council votes to establish a committee charged with promoting Diboll- Design 4 Diboll.
Pilot Club of Diboll has new cookbook for sale. It is “Bon Appetite” and sells for $12.
New Diboll ISD school years calendar calls for 180-instructional day calendar that will allow students to get out nine days early.
There is a new mural in downtown Lufkin at Shepherd/Angelina streets. It is a painting of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.

 

Five Years Ago
Top student at the 2008 Diboll High School class is valedictorian Rachael Oates.
Diboll Boy Scout Troop 128 canoes 20-miles in Neches River.
New members of the Angelina College Cheer Squad include Ashlee Haywood, Desiree Mitchell,Summer Hemphill, Rachel Ridings, Laci Phillips, Kylie Tyler, Paige Stone, Jordan Gray, Anna Todd, Kristen Smith, Samantha Fuller, Kalea Wilson and Sommer Short.
Retiring physicians Dr. Waldo Gonzales, Dr. Edward Domingue and Dr. Mike Sabo are honored by Memorial Health System of East Texas for their years of service.
Lady Jack Ashley Wilson is named to the All- District 20-3A Softball First Team.

 

Ten Years Ago
Diboll Junior High School Principal Steve Clugton resigns to accept new post at Needville ISD.
Angelina County Law Enforcement opens with needed bed space and accommodations for the staff.
Diboll Primary School teacher Sandy Hendrick retires with 30 years of dedicated service.
$2.1 million expansion on improvements for Cassels-Boykin Park at Lake Sam Rayburn is implemented.
DHS Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Finis Vanover receives the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award from the East Texas Chapter of the Southwestern Football Officials Association.

 

Twenty Years Ago
Diboll High School Class of 1993 graduates 90. Former DHS classmate of 1961 Andrew Kerr speaks at commencement service.
Diboll, Lufkin & Zavalla all win Governor’s Achievement Awards.
Finis Vanover hired to turn Diboll High School football program around.
Making the 20-3A All-District baseball team are Omar Flores (infield); Orlando Ordaz (catcher); Scott Milligan (first base); and Robert Garcia (infield).
Angelina County Rodeo Queen candidate Jessica McCoy wins Little Miss Rodeo Queen and Western Wear titles. Jessica is the daughter of Wanda & David McCoy.

 

Thirty Years Ago
Jennifer Jones is the first bike winner in the Free Press annual subscription campaign.
Newly elected 1983-84 Diboll Garden Club officers include Dee Hodsden, installing officer; Sophie Lenderman, president; Jean Rowe, vice president; Judy Gartman, secretary; and Irene Paulsey, treasurer.
Malcolm Still repeats as Diboll Memorial Day Golf Tournament champion with 3-shot lead over John Oates.
Brent West, sixth-grade student at Diboll Temple Junior High School, wins mile run in the 12-year/under division category in the yearly Hushpuppy Fun Run.
Florence (Flossy) Favre Eddins receives doctor of medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center Thirty Years Ago This Week Diboll Postmaster Gerry Griffith, second from left, is officially sworn in as Diboll’s new postmaster in ceremonies held recently. Griffith, a veteran of 23 years with the U.S. Postal Service, has worked for the Diboll Post Office for the past six years, and becomes Diboll’s tenth postmaster since 1897. With Griffith (from left) are former Diboll Postmaster Gerald Kerr and Edythe Weeks and Lufkin Postmaster Joe Anthony, who performed the swearing-in-ceremony.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center
Thirty Years Ago This Week
Diboll Postmaster Gerry Griffith, second from left, is officially sworn in as Diboll’s new postmaster in ceremonies held recently. Griffith, a veteran of 23 years with the U.S. Postal Service, has worked for the Diboll Post Office for the past six years, and becomes Diboll’s tenth postmaster since 1897. With Griffith (from left) are former Diboll Postmaster Gerald Kerr and Edythe Weeks and Lufkin Postmaster Joe Anthony, who performed the swearing-in-ceremony.