The Diboll Free Press Keeping news on a first-name basis 2013, Issue No. 27 Dateline Diboll Pre-K registration Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 Registration for 20132014 school year at Diboll Primary school continues throughout thecsummer! Registration packets can be picked up at Diboll ISD Administration Office. Packets should be completed and returned to Diboll ISD Administration Office. 75 FUMC VBS Diboll First United Methodist Church will have vacation Bible school Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in Prek through fifth grade. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please call the church office. FBC VBS Insurance made easy! Auto * Home * Life * Motorcycle * Boat * 4-Wheeler * Travel Trailer Free Quotes! In Diboll, next to Pouland’s 829-2633 * www.angelinacasualty.com Free Concert Drum & Bugle Corps to play Friday. See below. Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Mike & Anne Hopkins Thursday, July 4, 2013 Uncommon valor Diboll native Lacox, police partner earn award for bravery during shooting ANDREA SALAZAR Bryan-College Station Eagle College Station Police investigators Travis Lacox and his partner Andrew Murph had gone their separate ways for lunch on the afternoon of Aug. 13, 2012. They hadn’t spoken for an hour before hearing about an officer down at an ongoing shooting on Fidelity Street, but somehow arrived at the scene at the same time. “We both got contacted regarding what was happening and responded separately but arrived at the same place and same time without speaking to each other,” Murph said recalling the “horrifying incident.” “Later on, we took that as divine intervention that my partner shows up at the same place and same time,” he said. The shooting that day took the lives of bystander Chris Northcliffe and Brazos County Pct. 1 Constable Brian Bachmann, who had arrived at a Fidelity Street house to deliver to the occupant, Thomas Caffall, a notice that an eviction hearing had been scheduled. Several other officers and a civilian were also injured by Caffall. Without much cover, Lacox and Murph put an end See VALOR, P. 3 Photo courtesy of Chris Jones (Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT) Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Commissioner James Oakley Presents Travis Lacox with his award for valor. Band marches on Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 1012 for ages Pre-K3 See DATELINE, P. 6 Freed By Christ July 4 is the day we celebrate America’s independence and freedom. We thank Jesus Christ for making it possible and bringing it to us. We thank the men and women who have served and died, protecting our freedom. Freedom is something that we can take for granted. Too many times we do not appreciate something until it is gone. We are truly blessed to be able to have this freedom in America. Jesus Christ has made it possible for us to have spiritual freedom. Through His life, death and resurrection He has offered you forgiveness of sin, everlasting life and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The only way to be set free from the penalty of sin and eternal separation from God is to accept salvation from Jesus Christ. God’s Bible says in John 8:36, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” Please turn to Christ Jesus as your Savior and Lord and enjoy His freedom for all eternity. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church INDEX Classified.......................6 Local History,,,,.........................6 Neighborhoods...........2-3 Opinion.........................4 Puzzles.........................4 Religion......................5 Spor ts.........................8 Photo by Richard Nelson The Genesis drum and bugle corps is staying at Diboll High School and practicing this week and will perform a free concert at Lumberjack Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5. This year’s show is “mOZaic,” designed and based around the fantastical “World of Oz” delivering to audiences an exciting new vision and exploration of Frank L. Baum’s original masterpieces. Diboll man accused of possession of controlled substance It’s OK for primary school children to take a nap … not so much for adults near the school. Diboll Police Department officers Mike Ramsey and Michael Teer and Sgt. Steve Baker responded about 5:40 p.m. Friday, June 21, to a call from a concerned citizen about the 936-829-4040 611 N. Temple Dr. Diboll, TX welfare of a person in his car at the intersection of Weeks and Hendricks -- near Diboll Primary School. Upon their arrival, they found Harold Everette Kelley Jr., 37, of Diboll, passed out in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle and Kelley’s person, officers located about 7.7 grams of methamphetamines and various other narcotics. Kelley resisted being taken into custody and attempted to flee on foot. After a short foot chase, officers apprehended Kelly and he was taken into custody and transported to the Angelina County Jail. Kelley was charged with LAND SAKES ALIVE!! 23 beautiful acres with 3BR 2.5 B Brick home inside the city limits of Diboll. Lots of development and income potential or just graze it! 1443 Ryan Chapel Rd. www.poulandscom possession of a controlled substance in a Drug Free Zone, a first-degree felony. According to jail records, Kelley is out on a $7,500 bond. Records also indicate Kelley was arrested Jan. 31 for DWI-third or more and possession of a controlled substance. Kelley Jr. Make the move that makes the difference!