One Year Ago
Workers put the finishing touches on the new Diboll ISD campus, housing H.G. Temple Elementary School and H.G. Temple Intermediate School
Temple-Inland Foundation contribute $5,000 grant to Diboll ISD for the Enviro-Math Camp.
Descendents of Andrew Jackson Jumper/Margaret Esebell McVay meet at the old Jumper homestead for their 53rd family reunion.
Reconstruction has begun on Lumberjack Drive, from Highway 59 to where the road ties into the new portion that goes to the new H.G. Temple schools.
Diboll Garden Club names Carolyn Springfield’s yard at 816 Nelson Street as “Yard Beautiful” for the Fair Acres Community area of Diboll.
Five Years Ago
Diboll High School Head Coach Gary Martel is the lone finalist for Diboll schools superintendent.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine picks the Lumberjacks in the no. 22 spot in Class 3A pre-season football picks.
The red-light cameras newly in operation in Diboll are an early success, boosting the city’s coffers by almost $34,000 since they were put installed in mid-March.
Loggins Culinary, a woman-owned company is bringing a major product operation to the recent vacated Armour-Eckrich plant in Lufkin.
The Congregation of St. Thomas Spirit & Truth Ministries located at 803 South Temple Drive in Diboll celebrates its 10th anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Ernest Mitchell and wife Debbie.
Ten Years Ago
The American and Forest Association awards its 2003 Forest Management Award to Temple-Inland for the company’s Conservation Forest Program.
City of Diboll will soon receive $250,000 Community Development Grant from the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Sewer upgrades planned.
Former Diboll High School Lumberjack head basketball coach Brent Hawkins is tapped for Diboll Junior High School’s principal post.
Temple-Inland’s Stephen Raley is promoted to marketing manager, gypsum division.
Kevin Hurley will take over as the boys basketball coach for Diboll High School in the upcoming 2003-204 season.
Twenty Years Ago
Newly elected officers of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8933 are Velma Abbott, president; Wanda Clark, installing officer; Lois Hurd, senior vice president; Margueriette Kessinger, chaplain; Gladys Rector, guard; Carolyn Williams, conductress; Barbara Bearden, treasurer; Mona Powers, junior vice president; Ruth Bailey, trustee; and Peggy Swor, trustee.
Donovan Real Estate announces Linda Huggins-Martin has joined firm as sales associate.
Marge Shepherd attends the 72nd general assembly of the National Society of Daughters of the American Colonists at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Angelina College trustees pass resolution to establish police academy.
A total of 68 players participate in the annual Mutt Barr-Lufkin Industries Golf Tournament held at Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll. First place team winners include Nick Trout, John Purvis, Andy Dill, Dale Green and Stan Ates
Ray Sanders, Fiber Products Operation manager for Temple-Eastex is named new president of the American Hardwood Association.
Top money earners in the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Bike-A-Thon are Bobby Lee, Steven Paulsey, Gina Lee, Casie Parish and Melissa Sheridan. Gina Lee was the over-all winner with $492 raised.
Temple-Eastex Building Products Division employees receiving 20-year service pins are Cleon Murry, John Fenley, Bill Saxton, Clarence Wells, Wayne Windham, Leonard Busby and Jimmy James.
Howard Walker is named to head Angelina County American Legion Post #113 as commander with Eddie McFarland as 1st vice commander.