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Sam Rayburn Reservoir ver Lake Kurth Å 843 The Diboll 69 Free Press ¬ « Å 2021 Å 2251 3439 Å 3150 Å 706 2013, Issue No. 34 287 Hudson RICHARD NELSON ronmental studies and some rights-of-way already have been purchased. It is expected that the Diboll Relief Route will include overpasses at any county roads, with the only access mid-route perhaps being at FM 1818. Diboll Mayor John McClain and Diboll City Manager Dennis McDuffie have been members of the I-69 committee. “I think it will help (Diboll’s economy),” McClain said. “We will have the opportunity to acquire land and develop new business along the interstate.” 1194 Try TOPS Lose weight with TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Check out the local TOPS chapter at First United Methodist Church, 805 E. Denman Ave., Lufkin. Weigh-ins are at 8:30 a.m. Fridays and the meetings are at 9:05 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Sylvia at 936-639-4017. First visit is free. Check out Å Å 1475 326 ÅThursday, August 22, 2013 1271 1877 £ ¤ 59 Å £ ¤ 69 324 Å 3482 Consider tying back to existing US 59 at a location between south of US 69 and south of the high school at FM 325 Å 819 Å 2497 Å Å 326 2108 ANGELINA Å Burke 58 Consider shifting off of existing US 59 alignment south of FM 819 and passing south and east of Crown Colony Diboll £ ¤ 59 Å 1818 Angelina County Option Refinements and Recommendation Å Legend 1818 £ ¤ Å ec hes Rive r Working Conceptual Draft Subject to Change - August 19, 2013 Locations are Approximate US Highway State Highway FM Highway Existing Railroad County Line River/Stream Reservoir/Lake City Limit Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Committee Option Refinement Committee Recommendation US 59 Upgrade Option Under Development to Meet Interstate Standards and Funded through Construction US 59 Diboll Relief Route 0 0.75 1.5 Miles ¯ T:\GIS_Data_Sets\US59\Lufkin_Diboll_Nacogdoches_ReliefRoute\geo\figs\NLD_AngelinaCo_CommitteMemRecommendedOptRefinements_11x17_vr3.mxd 8/19/2013 Dateline Diboll 103 841 ¬ « N Back in the late 1990s, a study was conducted to ascertain the best alternate route for evacuations going north on Highway 59 in the Diboll area. After about 15 years of meetings and planning sessions, the members of the I-69 Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties Committee gave presented their recommendations to Texas Department of Transportation officials. And, the results of that study haven’t changed. The I-69 project will travel north along Highway 59 to just south of Diboll, near the new weigh station, and then veer east off Highway 59 and retie into the highway near the Angelina County Airport. It’s being called the Diboll Relief Route and is the No. 1 priority among the Angelina County segments, said Kelly Morris, TxDOT’s manager for I-69 project. However, there are no construction funds allocated for the project and no timetable for when the project will commence. The reason the Diboll Relief Route is a priority is that it already has cleared envi- ¬ « 325 Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Douglas Abbott Å Å 94 Relief?: I-69 route to bypass Diboll 843 Diboll Business Association’s Å House will be at Pack the The Diboll Free Press on Thursday, August 29! Find out how Åto get a free ¬ « “Lumberjacks” flag! Lufkin Å See Page 8 for details 706 Keeping news on a first-name basis Å £ ¤ 59 Å 103 75c Banner offer £ ¤ Meet the Jacks Tangled Threads T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll invites is organizing “Tangled Threads” for crafters of all ages. The program is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All skill levels are welcomed. Please bring your own hooks, yarn, and supplies. “Tangled Threads” will on the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room at the library. For more information call Mary Howell at 936-829-5497. Freed By Christ We thank Almighty God for the abundant rain He has been sending to our area. Other parts of our state are real dry. God has been very gracious and merciful to us. In God’s Bible it says in Job 5:10, “He gives rain on the earth and sends water on the fields.” God blesses us every day through His unconditional love, amazing grace and abundant mercy. God knows our needs before we do. He provides for us, protects us and reveals Himself to us. Through His Son, Jesus Christ, God has blessed us with the only way of everlasting life in Heaven. Jesus Christ will forgive you of all your sin if you will let Him be your Savior and Lord. Jesus Christ is the blessing giver and He wants you to be the one who receives His blessing for all eternity. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church Photos by Richard Nelson Diboll Lumberjack fans got to “Meet the Jacks” on Friday, Aug. 16, at the H.G. Temple gymnasium. Among those introduced were theband, cheerleaders, Dazzlers and volleyball, cross country and football teams. The Temple gym was used because the stands at the gymnasium are in the process of being replaced. Next week, the Free Press will publish its annual Fall Sports Section. Students head back to school Monday for ‘commitment’ Its hard to beleive we start another year of school in just a few short days. Where did the summer go? I know parents are excited about getting their children back in school and getting them back into some sort of structured daily regime. The class of 2014 is preparing for graduation and they have had many great things happen in their years of SUPERINTENDENT’S CORNER Gary Martel school. I hope you join me as we support them and their parents as they begin their senior year which is an important leg of the journey called “LIFE”. Equal- ly important to us are those little first year “newbies” that start school and begin the journey as a future Lady Jack or Lumberjack and everyone in between. We recently received our results on the initial STAAR test results. We are extremely proud of our students and staff on the overall performance of this initial assessment. We thank everyone for their hard work and commitment. This assessment gives us a baseline for continued improvement toward our goals for providing a great education for all Diboll ISD students. The question that I get most of the time is: What’s been going on in Diboll ISD this summer? I am asked how I enSee COMMITMENT, P. 4 Providing East Texas cleaning needs for more than 14 years! • Commercial, residential disaster restoration services • Janitorial and commercial specialty cleaning • Commercial, residential carpet cleaning, fabric cleaning and hard surface floor care • Health care facility cleaning • 24 HOURS A DAY; 7 DAYS A WEEK! 936-634-6982 • 800-514-8712

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