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The Diboll

Free Press Keeping news on a first-name basis

2013, Issue No. 29

Dateline Diboll

SPJST dance

SPJST, 30th anniversary dance, with music by Glenn Lenderman and Friends will be Friday, July 19, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the SPJST Lodge, 197 Hughes Road, which is the old skating rink, in Fuller Springs. This is the dance that all of the members get in free, and cost for guests is $6. Please bring finger food for the food table. For more information please call 936 8752867.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Arrests made in local crimes RICHARD NELSON

The Diboll Police Department has cleared two crimes from earlier this summer. All three suspected of the May burglary and criminal mischief at the RYR Laundry

in Diboll have been arrested. Tanner Joseph Weeks of Ore City was arrested July 2 in Harris County. Gladdin Presley of Santa Fe and Lisa Evans of Santa Fe were arrested Tuesday, July 16, in Galveston County. They are charged with engaging in or-

ganized criminal activity , a state jail felony, because the theft involved three or more people. About $1,100 in damage was done to the business and equipment, but also about $59 in cash and an undetermined amount of change was stolen.

The trio also are suspected of committing a similar crime at a carwash in Friendswood. Three young adults have been arrested for the graffiti back in June at the youth baseball fields in Old Orchard Park and at Diboll Ju-

nior High. Preston Brown, 17, Ke’undra Bray, 17, and Xavier Levine, 17, face state-jail felony charges because school property was defaced. Levine is a 2013 Diboll High School graduate. The other two have not graduated.

Pushing the limit


75All incoming 7th, 9th

and 11th graders must have a physical before they can practice or participate in district sports. Forms are available at the high school front office or online at www. Also, two-a-days for football players begin Aug. 5. More information will be provided next week.

Wakefield VBS

Wakefield Baptist Church, 3253 FM 357, between Diboll and Corrigan, is having its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 21-26. Parents Night is 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. “Full Armor of God” is the theme; For 3-year-


Freed By Christ In God’s Bible it says in 2 Corinthians 4: 8-9, “We are hardpressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” You and others you know are struggling with hardships in your life and the life of your loved ones. There are things in your life that are not fair and you do not understand. You see no hope or purpose in all the things that are happening. Who can you turn to - to help you when there seems to be no help. JESUS CHRIST can help. Jesus knows all the things you are dealing with and He has all you need to get through all the situations. Jesus will help you if you will let Him. He is not going to force you to turn to Him. Jesus is the only one who can truly help and be there for you no matter what. He is waiting for you to invite Him into your life. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church


Classified.......................6 Local History,,,,.........................6 Neighborhoods...........2-3 Opinion.........................4 Puzzles.........................4 Religion......................5 Spor ts.........................3

Photo by Richard Nelson

These runners may not have been exceeding the speed limit, but they were moving at a pretty fast clip on the way back to the high school Wednesday morning.

Evergreens popping up around city BURLON WILKERSON

Diboll’s history has always been tied to trees. And lately, new trees have been sprouting around town. But these are a little different. They’re made of metal. The idea for the trees came from the Design 4 Diboll committee, a group of citizens appointed by Mayor John McClain. The mission of this group is to promote the town and to make marketing recommendations to the city council. “This is what is called a ‘branding tool’ for our city,” explained Jan Wilkerson, secretary of the D4D committee. “They are patterned on the same concept as the 650-pound concrete tomatoes in Jacksonville.”

Because Jacksonville is known for its tomatoes, businesses and individuals display the huge sculptures to show pride and solidarity in their city. They are painted and/or decorated in any way the owners desire, but they all symbolize community spirit. “It was just natural to use a pine tree to represent Diboll,” said Wilkerson. “From its very beginning, our town was built around the lumber industry with the company that came to be Temple-Inland originally called Southern Pine Lumber Company. And of course, the pineywoods are a constant attraction to outsiders.” Committee member and DISD Superintendent Gary Martel worked with the high school agriculture department on designing and building a

prototype of the tree. The final product is approximately 5 feet tall and can be free-standing when staked to the ground, “planted” in a big pot, or secured to a post or wall. “They are cut from a solid piece of quarter-inch sheet metal,” said Martel. “Our Ag department has the ability to program the design into a computer and have it cut precisely with a plasma cutter.” Martel went on to say that this is a good project for the students to apply the skills they learn in metalworking class and contribute to the community at the same time. The project also allows for some money to be added to the FFA scholarship fund. “We charge $100 per tree basically in order to recover See TREES, P. 6

These 5-foot tall trees are a branding tool for the city.

Grant funds will provide needed shade at splash pad BURLON WILKERSON

It’s summertime in Texas. And that means people will do just about anything to stay cool. For many

residents of Diboll, particularly children, the Splash Pad in Old Orchard Park is the destination of choice. But since there is no cover to provide shade,

even the pad itself can get pretty hot, not to mention the danger of overexposure to the sun. That will all soon change as the result of a $17,500

donation from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program. “When the restroom building was torn down, that eliminated all covered areas as well as seating for anyone using the facility or

watching over children that were there,” said City Finance Director Elvia Garza. “The majority of this money will be used to build canopies over the splash See SHADE, P. 6

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Visiting the Beenes and checking out tractors On July 4th, John Ralph and I took one of our scenic drives and drove to Mexia to visit former Dibollians, Jack and Gayle Beene. We found them in downtown Mexia at an antique tractor show. Out of a dozen tractors on display three of them were Jack’s that he had rebuilt. Jack is president of the local Antique Tractor Association and Gayle is president of the local garden club. Mexia is where Jack grew up on a dairy farm and he and his two brothers still live on their parents’ home place; in fact the old dairy barn is still there. Jack and Gayle drove us around town and through the countryside. We saw their beautiful home and the shop where Jack works on his hobby of restoring old tractors. Being the 4th of July they were set for a hot dog cookout with family members later in the day. It was a good visit. They were planning and packing their new RV for a trip to cooler temperatures in Ruidoso, N.M. In fact, I spoke with them last Saturday afternoon in Ruidoso. They were sitting outside relaxing and enjoying the 75 degree weather while we were at home trying to stay cool inside with 101 degree temperature outside. My brother, Jerry and Annabelle Powell, were also in Ruidoso and plan to stay several weeks while Jack and Gayle will already be back home by the time you read this. Knowing how we like history and “old stuff,” Jack and Gayle recommended we drive to the nearby historical site of Old Fort Parker, a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. This is the fort where Cynthia Ann Parker was taken captive by the Comanches when she was 9 years old. She later accepted their customs, language, manners and became the wife of Chief Peta Nocona. They had three children. Her son, Quannah Parker, became well known and eventually helped the Comanche adapt to the Anglo-American culture. It was an interesting site and they have restored several buildings within the fort including a two-story blockhouse that visitors can go into and recapture the atmosphere of Texas in 1836. *** Back to the present, we enjoyed visiting with Carlee Morris when she came in to get a flat repaired. Carlee and other close friends of Nigel Boyles have been working diligently to make Nigel’s dream of opening a restaurant come true. Nigel recently re-

tired from coaching in Hudson to open Pour House Grill & Garden in a historical home at 207 Raguet in Lufkin. With all their varied talents she and friends have converted this two-story house and shady yard into an extraordinary dining adventure. You can eat inside but outside are many more tables on a stone patio with an outdoor rock fireplace that Nigel built herself. Nigel’s mother, Charlotte Boyles, is the chief chef and has years of restaurant experience from when she and her husband Ken owned KB & Company BBQ in Zavalla. All of the menu items will be prepared fresh, nothing precooked, and will include sandwiches, salads, desserts and also chicken-fried steak. The Pour House Grill and Garden will be open 10:30 a.m. until midnight Thursday through with live music on Thursdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, they will be open 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Other weekdays are available to reserve for meetings, parties, receptions, etc. Some of Nigel’s devoted friends that have helped in the venture are: Carlee Morris, Casey Eby, Lucy Chalker, Jimmy Hughes, Danny Chalker, her parents and “Chef Dave.” *** Charlotte Morris’ pace has been slower due to a broken right wrist. Seems she was simply walking around in a garden nursery when she fell. Charlotte is also involved in a new venture, His & Hers Trade Days in Burke. It is open the fourth weekend of every month, which will be July 26-27-28 on the east side of Highway 59 in downtown Burke. *** Diboll has a new business! Jerry Meece and his wife have opened Meece Saddlery in the building on the hill next to the Brisket House. Jerry is a retired U.S. Marine and has years of experience with roping calves and packing mules. I’ll share more about Jerry and his experiences later but for now, stop by and see his inventory of tack, horse supplies and ladies, pretty belts with lots of bling. ***

John Ralph Pouland and Jack and Gayle Beene in Mexia with one of Jack’s restored tractors.

Billy Junge came in the store and said it has been six or seven years since he has been back to Diboll since retiring from here. He was working that week for his daughter who owns Clark’s Germania Insurance while she was vacationing. Billy and his wife Pam have collected so many old items and antiques that he built a three-room house with a front and back porch and “dog run” through the middle for them to store and display their collection. *** Cathy Lott was in buying rabbit feed and had just learned that day her 10-year-old daughter, Rozalinn Runnels, had won first place in district with her 4-H record book for Junior Rabbits. This was Rozalinn’s third year to win first place in county and district. Cathy has been heavily involved in 4-H since she was a member and was extremely proud that seven senior 4-H records books are advancing to state. She also shared that Diboll’s 4-H member Courtney Franks won first place in Citizenship. Congratulations to all! *** One of our youngest customers, Cooper Bendy, will be an eighth-grader at Chester. He came in with his dad, Rodney. Cooper proudly told me he showed the Reserve Grand Champion Red Braham bull at the

recent state and national Braham show in Lufkin and refused to sell it. His mother, Melissa, is the Ag teacher at Chester. She and Cooper’s older brother, Kaleb, were in Dallas attending the State FFA Convention where Kaleb won a $10,000 Richard Wallrath scholarship. He was also recognized for winning an $18,000 Go Texan scholarship. As a recent graduate of Chester ISD, Kaleb plans to put his money to work at Lamar University in the fall. Congratulations! *** I received an email from Sara Wallace of the Lufkin Art Guild announcing the upcoming Watercolor East Texas’ 29th annual show July 2013. All artists are welcome to enter the show and awards will range from $50 to $250. Paintings must be hand delivered to the Cole Art Center, 329 Main St. in Nacogdoches on July 21 or July 23 for judging on Saturday, July 27. The public is welcome. For more information: email Sarah Wallace *** Be thankful for the rain and come see us…’round the table Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at or 936-829-4040.

Summer reading clubs benefit from donations Many readers enjoyed the newly added Adult Summer Reading Club this summer. With Miss Mary at the helm this group really flourished with 38 registered. This reading club was hassle-free with lots of chances to win prizes. Gift cards to Sonic were given away each week through a drawing of those who had read that week. Each book read constituted an entry into the drawing. In all 189 books were read by our readers. During the Awards Reception 24 adult readers received certificates of completion. Congratulations to all of our readers, and we hope that you will be returning readers in 2014.

*** With Summer Reading Clubs coming to a close, there are a lot of people and organizations to thank for their help to make this year a success. First, we would like to thank those special people who gave of their time to come and present programs for our kids: Ann James with the Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society; Aaron Friar with the City of Lufkin; George Avery with the Archeology Department of

Stephen F. Austin University; and Charlotte Henley with Ellen Trout Zoo. Next, we would like to thank our volunteers that helped us during our programs: Dunnis Jolly and Marisa Salazar. Then, we would like to thank the following businesses for donating reading incentives such as free food coupons and gift cards: Blue Bell; Chick-fil-a at South Loop Crossing; Whataburger; Sonic; Taco Bueno; and Dr. Sid Epperson, Ph.D. We

would also like to thank the following individuals that donated prizes for our Adult Summer Reading Club: Lola Carter for the lovely handmade blanket; Peggy Lawrence for the beautiful afghan; and Teresa Bennett’s Southern Charms for the wonderful necklace and bracelet set. A very special thanks go to the Diboll Booster Club and Lewis Ivey for added funding for Summer Reading Programs. We would like to give a big thank you to the Diboll Business Association for funding our reading medals this year. Thank you all for your wonderful giving spirit and may you be richly blessed in return. ***

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger

ter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Season chicken breast halves with remaining garlic and dill. Cook for about 8 minutes per side, or until the meat

is firm and the juices run clear. Remove from the pan and set aside. Spread the remaining butter onto one side of the slices of bread and toast

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library

The Tangled Threads group enjoyed a good time on Tuesday, July 9. Check out our Facebook page to see the photos. *** Congratulations to Dionicio Guerrero and Aileen Robles – this week’s winners in the adult and teen Summer Reading Club drawings! They received $10 gift cards from Sonic and Wal-Mart. *** Enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the Library on Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one package of cornbread mix or 1 package of Kool-aid drink mix per family, for

admission, to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. Popcorn will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. *** Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have a great week!

Summertime Checken Sandwich sounds good for summer This sounded really good so we are going to try it and see if it gets Bob’s thumbs up. Pan-fried chicken breasts with a fresh cream dill spread and tomatoes and lettuce on toasty French bread. So good with a glass of lemonade. You can also grill your chicken breasts for extra flavor.

Summertime Chicken Sandwich

4 oz. cream cheese, softened 4 tsp. dried dill weed, divided 4 TBSP. minced garlic, divided

2 TBSP. butter or margarine, softened 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 small tomato, sliced 1 leaf lettuce 4 thick slices French bread In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 2 teaspoons of dill and 2 tablespoons of garlic. Set aside. Melt about half the but-

in the skillet until golden. Spread the cream cheese onto the other sides of the bread and make sandwiches with the chicken breasts, lettuce and tomato.

Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina


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Chambers makes swim team at Liberty University Natalie Chambers, a high school senior who was home schooled and the daughter of Les and Merideth Chambers and granddaughter of Lois and Bob Chambers, has been accepted to the Lady Flames Swimming team at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Natalie is a Lufkin native who was on the Lufkin swim team at the Boys and Girls Club. She joins her sister Mallorie who is on the injured list but also on the Liberty swimming team. Natalie plans to major in health sciences with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian. *** Ernest and I went to the Whataburger fundraiser for Angelina Beautiful Clean. Paula Bailey, mother of Amanda Anderson, executive director of AB/C, was greeting at the door. Valena Spradley, Jennifer Randall and Nancy Westbury were having a party decorating with balloons and pictures on the tables. Melinda Sullivan with Whataburger was at their table. Amanda was taking pictures. Some that we saw from First Christian Church were: Josie and Dan Spivey, Judy and Karl McKinney with granddaughters Kayla and Grace Emminizer from Virginia. Chris Johnson is the owner of the two Lufkin locations along with others in the area. As we were leaving, we saw Hilary Haglund Walker with Anders and Asa. Anders had his 3rd birthday on July 14 and Asa is 6 months old. Amanda said that the drive

through business was good. They were giving 25 percent of their sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to AB/C. *** I found Matt Knight at a baseball tournament with seven year old Cooper and dad Roy Knight. Matt and Brandie are the proud parents of Avery Ann Knight, born June 28. She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and is 19 ½ inches long. Cooper is her brother. Grandparents are Janet and Roy Knight and Linda and Kyle Belschner. *** Jayne Floyd is answering cards that were mailed to her in Kingwood where she is near daughter Ann and Robert Hobbs. She says that her apartment on Kingwood Place is lovely. She misses Lufkin but is just a “hoop and a holler” off Highway 59 on your way to Houston. *** I found out that Alyssa Massingill is now teaching Spanish in Huntington. I had missed her at Chamber functions, and she said that

Families enjoy time at Crystal Beach around 4th Spending a week at Crystal Beach were Leslie and Patrick Richards, Brandi, Blaire, Carly and Jackson Lankford and Pat Garrett of Lufkin; Brad Reid of College Station; and Carole and Jim Giles and Kameron Conway of Longview. Jim and Patrick got a few “keepers” when they tried their hand at fishing while the others rode the ferry to Galveston and did some shopping and sightseeing there. They all enjoyed the July 4th fireworks display. *** Robert Jones looked like he had already been hard at work by the time I saw him taking a break at Brookshire Brothers. Having always farmed, he knows to get things done if possible before that terrible heat sets in for the day. *** I had not seen Denise Suggs Jones in several years, but she was the librarian at McMullen Memorial Library when I was getting books. Denise and Teresa Stubblefield were the best of friends when they were in school. Teresa and her sister Jeannie are daughters of Cleon and Diane Junge Stubblefield of Kennard. Diane is the daughter of the late Jean and Prentis Junge so I caught up with the surviving members of the family. Anybody who stays around me very long knows that I don’t have animals and have never wanted them , especially in the house. When my sister Christal and I were growing up we always had animals, but they were either working animals or provided food for the table. We kids had no say in this matter. Regardless of the weather, whether hot or cold, we fed a horse, cows, hogs, chickens, turkeys and dogs. Mother put her foot down about a cat. It is not that my sister and I don’t like animals, but we have chosen not to have to care for any more. Neglected animals bring about a very unhappy time for us. In the years since we moved here I cannot even think of how many cats, kittens, dogs and puppies have been dumped out on us. Friday evening it was late when we got the mail and when I opened the back door, there were two little dogs peeking in the door at me. You could tell they were house dogs but neither tried to come in.

Sheila Scogin

Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.

and Bobbi Robinson and father of the groom is Martin Hensley of Mt. Pleasant. Members of Ronnie’s cook team, Randy George, Hugh Anderson and John Rhodes cooked a fabulous steak dinner. For their honeymoon, they spent the week with children in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the 10 year old World Series. Reid Hensley plays on the team and Marty coaches. The Legends Team, one of 40 teams, came in second at the World Series. *** Kathy and Ron Yeager were working at CISC. Kathy finishes up at Texas A&M University with her doctorial degree in Educational Administration and Human Resource Development in December. I told her that I was minding Megan’s business by telling them about Angier Peavy being in the State Department and they should get together. When I said that I was “minding their business”, Kathy called me a “Connector”. That is a nice term. Thanks Kathy. *** Jim Kinney was out on the Neches Pines Golf Course in a golf cart showing it to a friend. Ernest was on the driving range and saw them. *** Catch you around town. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at


SHEILA’S POTPOURRI One was a dachshund, the other a mix of dachshund and whatever. Beamon wondered what we would do with them. They stayed in our garage and the next morning both were still there. I checked with a couple of the neighbors I know, but they did not know where the dogs belonged. Nothing to do but get out and drive around to see if I might find their home. The first place I stopped the man had two dogs but they were penned up and they were quite large. Next I asked at my cousin’s and told her if anybody came by inquiring about the little dogs to tell them where they were. The third porch I stepped up on I nearly had heart failure when a dog as big as a Shetland pony came up beside me. Thankfully, the man of the house answered the door about that time, but the little dogs were not his. He said they might belong next door. About the time I started to turn to go off the porch another dog appeared by me but this one was not quite equal to the Shetland pony. One more stop was all I was up to that morning, but no one was home so I gave up the hunt. Beamon said when I got home that my cousin had called and the little dogs’ owner worked in Nacogdoches and she would be here to get them at 8 p.m. Needless to say every time Beamon and I went out the back door the dogs watched and waited. Beamon worried about feeding them but we had no food that dachshunds could eat (at least I knew that much about them). The lady was grateful that we kept them, but it bothers me that people are gone for such a long time to work or wherever and the pets get left alone. The owner did not realize their little legs could take the dogs so far away from their house that they did not know how to get home. Also, they had collars on but no identifying phone number or owner name. If you are a pet owner that might be a wise thing to do for a dog, cat or whatever animal you have.

she started teaching last February. I am really behind. She will teach five classes of 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders Spanish. She is the daughter of Darla and Robert Massingill. *** J. E. Driskell had back surgery and is almost back to new. *** Martha and Ray Carswell were treated by Dianne and Mike Gibson for a belated anniversary lunch at the new Pour House Grill and Garden. *** Happy Birthday: Patrick Brazil, Abigail Moore, June Clement, Morgan McCarty, Liz Martin-Jeffrey, George Thannisch, Sarah Williams, Anders Walker, Gena Hanner, Bryce Nutt, Dottie Tompkins, Bill West, Keith Christopher, Kay Goodwin, Kathy Crain, Jake Hanks, Ashley Cornelius. *** Happy Anniversary: Al and Joan Meyer, Suzy and Darrell Durham, Sherry and Gary Rush, Susan and Bill Spencer, Vickie and Dale Boren. *** Kathryn Robinson Williams and Marty Hensley were married on May 20 in their backyard with Nick Sholars officiating. Their attendants were their children, Carter (9) and Kaitlyn (7) Williams and Trey (14) and Reid (10) Hensley. Parents of the bride are Ronnie

Bob Bowman

A memorial service for Bob Bowman of Lufkin will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Thursday, July 18 at 2 pm. Bob was born in Anderson County on June 3, 1936 and passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2012 in a Lufkin Hospital after a brief illness with pneumonia. Bowman, owner of Bob Bowman & Associates, Inc., a Lufkin-based public relations agency which served clients throughout the U.S., was also one of Texas’ leading historians and a long-time community leader in Lufkin and East Texas. He and his wife Doris were the authors of more than 45 books about East Texas. He served as a member of the Texas Historical Commission, president of the East Texas Historical Association, and as a member of the Texas Sesquicenntenial Commission in 1986 and as a member of the Texas Capital Centennial Commission in 1988. Bowman and his wife Doris were also the only husband and wife to serve as chairs of the Texas Council for the Humanities. Bowman’s books won numerous awards, including an award by the Texas Historical Commision in 1976 for “Land of the Little Angel” as the best history book published in Texas that year. His books also won two “Book of the Year” awards by the East Texas Historical Association. Bowman also wrote a weekly history column for about 80 East Texas newspapers. Bowman’s books spanned all aspects of East Texas, including community and county histories, folklore, travel, restaurants and country cafes, East Texas expressions and idioms, hangings and lynchings, home remedies, East Texas rivers, the Alamo, ghost towns, historic murders, biographies, busi-

ness histories, the Indians of East Texas, and a series of books on “The Bests of East Texas.” In Lufkin, Bowman served as a member of the Lufkin City Council for 15 years, as chairman of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees for Angelina College, as chairman of the Angelina and Neches River Authority, chairman of the Angelina County Historical Commission, secretary for the Deep East Texas Development Association, the Pineywoods Economic Partnership, and the Texas Forest Industries Council. He also served as director of Red River Radio in Shreveport, La., the Chamber of Commerce in Tyler and the East Texas Chamber of Commerce in Longview. He served as chairman of Lufkin’s Centennial Commission in 1982, received the Ralph W. Steen East Texan of the Year by the Deep East Texas Council of Goverments in 1982, and was one of the founders of the Southern Hushpuppy Cookoffs in Lufkin. He was also one of the founders of the Pineywoods Foundation of Lufkin, which serves East Texas with charitable contributions. He served as secretary and administrative trustee of the Foundation since its creation in l982. Bowman also organized the Ottis Lock Endowment for the East Texas Historical Association and served as its chair until 2008. He and his wife also personally funded a number of historical endowments, including the Best of East Texas Award, given annually to East Texas historians since 2006, and funded a series of annual books on East Texas history by other authors. Bowman was the oldest son in the family of Elvis Weldon and Annie Mae Bowman of Diboll, graduated from Diboll High School in 1954 and from Tyler Junior College in 1956. In 1986, he was chosen as Alumnus of the Year at TJC. Bowman’s professional career included service in the newspaper field, the forest products industry, and the oil and gas industry. He worked for the Di-

boll Free Press, the Tyler Courier-Times Telegraph, the Lufkin Daily News, and the Houston Chronicle before joining Southland Paper Mills, Inc., in 1966 as its first public relations manager. He also worked for St. Regis Paper Company at Lufkin before joining Delta Drilling Company of Tyler in 1982 as public relations manager before returning to Lufkin in 1985 to found his own company with his wife Doris. Bowman is survived by his wife, Doris, two sons, Neil of Pearland and Jimmy of Lufkin, his daughterin-law Ginny of Pearland, two grandsons, Scott and Matthew of Pearland, a sister, Dicy Cunningham of Dallas, and two brothers, Larry of Diboll and Billy of Montgomery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Bob Bowman Journalism Scholarship at Angelina College, PO Box 1768, Lufkin, TX 75902-1768. Gipson Funeral Home, directors.

Stephanie Dian Martinez

Funeral services for Stephanie Dian Martinez, 41, of Diboll, were held Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jeff Robinson and Brother Kenny Hibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery. Stephanie was born November 23, 1971 in Lufkin, Texas, and died Saturday, July 13, 2013 in a Lufkin hospice facility. Stephanie had worked for Temple-Inland for over 20

years and had resided in Diboll most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Diboll. What mattered to Stephanie most was people – family, friends and neighbors. She was a person who gave selflessly and tirelessly to those she loved, meeting their needs always, before personal needs. Survivors include her parents, Dave, Jr. and Delorse Martinez of Diboll; brother and sister-in-law, Shaune and Kristie Martinez of Tyler; sister, Shelby Rice of Diboll; nieces, Halle Rice and Ruby Martinez; aunts and uncles, Maureen Hooper of Center, Bonnie Free and Larry Lawson, Charlene and Jackey Pigg, Georgia and Jimmy Marshburn, Wanda and David Curbow, all of Lufkin, Zelma and James Litzmann of Huntsville, and Barbara Martinez of Diboll; uncles and aunts, Durwood and Shirley Hooper of San Augustine, Hoyt and Jane Hooper of Doyline, Louisiana, Tim Hooper of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Richard and Pam Martinez of Lufkin; as well as numerous cousins and other relatives. Stephanie was preceded in death by her brother, Seth Dominic Martinez; grandparents, Dave, Sr. and Marina Martinez, Charlie and Ethel Hooper; and uncle, Steve Martinez. Pallbearers will be Jarrad Grumbles, Jason Rodriguez, Charlie Free, Marty Pigg, Corey Pigg and James Craft. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904; to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904; or to the First Baptist Church of Diboll, P.O. Box 627, Diboll, Texas 75941. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added at Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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There’s nothing like home-made Part 2

Last week I shared the story of how we came to have five calves on our new farm. I had bought them for $10.00 each and hauled them twenty miles in the trunk of my car. They were tied and bagged in burlap. After carefully laying each one down with their heads sticking out, the trunk had been tied in an open position to allow for good ventilation. That was the longest twenty miles that I had ever driven due to many unscheduled stops along the way. Nevertheless, our spirits had not been dampened nor our resolve to complete our task. We persevered with good humor and laughter. When I spied our rusty tin barn with a well-used wooden corral attached, I sent up a few words of “thank you.” The kids bounced out of the back seat and ran to the trunk. My mother stood at a distance with keen interest as to how all of this was going to play out. The swinging gates were opened from one side and blocked to allow for easy passage of our prize packages. Together, we took the calves one at a time into the corral. Once the five of them were safely on the ground and the gate was securely closed, we began to free them from their bondage. They squirmed and fought our every move. The poor things were almost out of their minds with fear. Big brown eyes rolled around like loose marbles and their mouths were open to pant for water. Their pink tongues sagged and reached for help. Once they were free, we splashed the water in the trough to show them it was there. The little tan live wires began to hop around and run like goats at play. I was so relieved. I was afraid that their trip in the trunk might have been too much for them. We all laughed at the sight. We guessed that they were so happy to be loose that it didn’t matter where they were. “Five calves,” I thought. If I could have done it myself, a good pat on the back would be totally appropriate. I couldn’t wait to call my husband. The phone at our business rang twice before I heard his familiar answer.


Thursday, July 18, 2013 73. Armageddon 74. Muse of love poetry



Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick

“Hi hon,” I said. “What’s up?” He asked. “You’ll never guess what I did today.” I said. I was so excited that I was almost breathless. “I bought five baby calves for $50.00.” “You did what?” My mood began to slide as I sensed trouble. I explained that the calves were for sale at a farm twenty miles away. “They aren’t dairy calves are they?” “What do you mean?” “I wanted to raise beef cattle.” “Is there a difference?” I thought calves are calves. That was my first lesson on the difference between beef calves and dairy calves. I learned later that day about the difference between bull calves and heifers as well. Farming had a lot more to it than I had imagined. Our days started a lot earlier as we rose to mix formula, fill bottles, and feed five hungry mouths. It was a family chore that my children didn’t wholly appreciate. I think my husband got a big kick out of waking us up and seeing us “rise and shine.” After a while, the three bull calves were sold. The two heifers were kept for milking. Everything on our farm had a name. We dubbed them “Tinkerbell” and “Little Lady.” Both of them stayed smaller than most jersey cows due to their early removal from their mothers. But, they never knew that they were small and became the milk producers that jerseys are known for. For a while, I felt that my decision had been the right one after all. They were great producers for such small cows. Drinking their delicious milk, churning their sweet cream into butter (on an electric churn) and turning that milk into the best homemade ice cream that I have ever tasted was a real blessing. Every time we served that wonderful vanilla dessert, I decided that $10.00 was definitely a bargain. Nothing takes the place of real home-made. I guess that goes for just about anything. Sue Hendrick lived in Diboll for several years. Although she now resides in Lufkin, Diboll will always be her East Texas home.


The Actor ACROSS

1. Half of the Odd Couple 6. “___, the Beloved Country” 9. Greek portico 13. Just outside a fairway 14. Thou, today 15. Sound units 16. Covered with hair 17. 2, on a telephone dial 18. Moonshine 19. *He drove Miss Daisy 21. *Played TV doc before becoming movie star

23. Water snake 24. Nightcrawler 25. Michigan’s “___ Five” 28. Kind of jerk 30. King Tut’s and Napoleon’s hangouts, e.g. 34. Paella pot 36. *Without Tijuana Brass, this Alpert appeared in “The Ten Commandments” 38. Civil rights org. 40. Sound of pride 41. Breastplate 43. Smoothie berry 44. Ionic and Corinthian predecessor 46. *He was a dead man

walking 47. Lose coat 48. Phobias 50. A personal view 52. Court divider 53. “Once ___ a time...” 55. Baseball stat 57. Of the essence 61. *A Bond man 65. Flowing tresses 66. Genetic stuff 68. Handy 69. Express a thought 70. H+, e.g. 71. *Ed Sullivan Show vetriloquist, _____ Wences 72. Post-deductions amount

1. “Carmina Burana” composer, developed system for teaching music to kids 2. Lemon quality 3. “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” band The ____ 4. Come to terms 5. Nursery poems 6. Greenish blue 7. *Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing” 8. New Mexico’s state flower 9. Begone! 10. Roger Rabbit, e.g. 11. One third of thrice 12. Light grey 15. Quantum of light 20. #46 Across said, “_____, Mr. Hand” 22. Ignited 24. Enter uninvited, 2 words 25. *Indiana 26. Reserved 27. Harsh noise 29. Profound 31. “Yes, ___” 32. *He was rebellious and footloose 33. Found on a map 35. “Mi chiamano Mimi,” e.g. 37. Tough spot 39. *He stole from Louise and spent seven years in Tibet 42. Contemptuous look 45. *He had Zellweger at ‘’Hello” 49. Kind of resort 51. Excite 54. “An _____ but a goodie” 56. Daisylike bloom 57. Hurry up 58. Bright yellow flower, ___seed, known for its oil 59. U in I.C.U. 60. *Rapper 50 ____, acted with De Niro and Pacino in “Righteous Kill” 61. Boston or Chicago, e.g. 62. Columbus’ vessel 63. Loads 64. “I, Claudius” role 67. Negation of a word

D4D celebrates year of work One year has passed since the Design 4 Diboll (D4D) Committee was approved. The original charge: The committee would collect information, refine it and present opportunities for the City Council to adopt or amend. The committee would then help the Council with information on what other resources should be authorized, most likely: Economic Development, Retail Focus, Housing Development, Beautification, Park Oversight and Buy Diboll First. Subsequently: The Council has appointed the Park & Recreation Board, the Beautification Committee and the Civic Center Board. In reaction to the community buy-in to a Diboll revitalization effort---a Civic Club has formed under the leadership of Trey Wilkerson and others that see citizen participation opportunities. Then with leadership of Sandra Pou-


land a Business Association has been established, with Lewis Ivey as President. While the initial over-all role has not accomplished as outlined above, D4D has assisted in bringing together the resources that can make the attainment of the initial charge a reality in the near future. With the City’s support-- much has happened that provides the framework on which to accomplish the charge of the committee. The D4D Committee has met monthly and has an active agenda. Accomplishments to date include: • Printing of 10,000 City of Diboll brochures highlighting our city facilities • City survey by way of the DISD student’s parents providing views of Diboll’s direction • Providing input into

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State Sen. Robert Nichols

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Constable Ray Anthony

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Mayor John McClain City Manager Dennis McDuffie City Hall (water, garbage, sewer) Diboll Police Department Diboll Fire Department

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a city map project to better define shopping and housing options • Monitoring of International Paper’s sale and opportunities for Diboll’s involvement • Study of the creation of a City wide low cost Digital Broadband system available to all • Support of a Youth Initiative lead by Justin Barkley that harnesses the talents of our youth to have more activities and input into direction of programs using their talents • Monitoring our city web site to see it is up-todate… • Input to the roles of the various groups previously stated to maintain an overall direction and to limit overlaps in activities • Input into the new Di-

boll City Sign location by the fire department • Creating a Pine Tree symbol for adoption by those wanting a way to differentiate our city with a representation and showing unity • Input into the Keeler grant process and future • Support of updates to the Civic Center to make broader use of our great facility • Support of the Diboll Free Press to publicize the area businesses in their publication Much remains to be done!!! With the finalizing of the sale of our local major employer, our future can be better planned and executed. Initial Georgia Pacific feedback seems positive and cooperation appears supportive of our city.

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Grasp what love of God is all about, make a difference Pastor Andy made a comment in his sermon that really stuck with me. He said that the most open door should be that of the church. Folks should feel welcome there, and we should offer love, acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption. Do we? Do we as the church do that? I believe that the church has a few of those friendly accepting kind of people in each house, but I also feel that there are plenty of another kind that do not offer warmth to those that need it the most. I can remember one church where folks were coming in and they were getting saved, but all of a sudden, things shut down. Some

Teacher Mom with

Jan Allbritton of those people had long hair and had been on drugs. Oh my! I thought that was what it was all about! Getting people saved! Anybody needs to be able to feel accepted in any church because we all believe in and love Jesus, right? The way a person dresses should not matter, right? It is the condition of the heart, right? Even I don’t feel welcome in

some places! I can tell when I am not welcome, and if I can feel it, don’t you figure others can too? What can you and I do to become the church where anyone is truly welcome? Well, it is a condition of the heart. We have to intentionally develop a heart like Jesus. We have to give ourselves wholly over to someone else’s needs and to serve those that don’t know Jesus. We have to serve them wherever they are. We are to minister wherever we go. You see, Jesus didn’t take time off when he was among the people. He was always thinking of others up until the time that He

was arrested. Jesus was not any better than anyone He met, and He did not separate Himself from the sinners. It was all about serving others and taking care of their needs. He did not come and do Samson kind of things. He did not have to show off that He was strong. It was all about His love and compassion. He looked at all folks the same way. In His eyes, we are equal. We are all alike in that we all need Jesus. If we could all just get to where we were willing to lay down our stuff and put aside our differenc-

es, if we could see how we are all alike, then maybe, then we can reach others. We are to have a servant’s heart. We are to serve our neighbors, our family, the destitute, the down-on-his-luck, and those without anything. If we could just grasp what the love of God is all about, we could really make a difference in this world. We could lead others to Jesus, and it would be easy because it is all about love. Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

God wants us to fellowship together -- in, out of church “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren todwell together in unity.” - Psalm 133:1.

The car was packed down with 4 suitcases (Mike over packed, not me), three toy bags with the favorites of each kid, pillows, blankets, and snacks. This was our first real long road trip as a family. We were traveling to Chicago to see some of our really good friends. Mike and I were prepared with a stack of movies. We had our fingers crossed that the kids would sleep and watch movies the whole drive. Little did we know, something else was in store. The kids were so good! They played together, we talked a lot, and we shared so many


First Apostolic 158 FM 2108, Burke 936-829-2700

Assembly of God

Clawson Assembly 5569 N. U.S. Hwy. 69, Pollok 936-853-2727 First Assembly 100 E. Borden St., Diboll 936-829-4250 First Assembly 1700 N. Home St., Corrigan 936-398-2235 First Assembly 605 S. Hwy. 69, Huntington 936-635-4677 Glad Tidings Assembly 2511 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin 936-632-1517 Templo Emanuel Asemblea de Dios 305 Oak St., Diboll 936-639-4955


Burke Tidwell Rd., Burke 936-829-4455

Concord Missionary FM 2743 Rd., Zavalla 936-897-2494 Cornerstone Ryan Chapel Rd & FM 304, Diboll 936-829-4023 Fairview 3742 FM 2108, Lufkin 936-637-1466 First Baptist 208 Devereaux St., Diboll 936-829-5299 First 1034 E. Main St., Zavalla 936-897-2566

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giggles. The time together was amazing! We definitely made some memories. In Chicago, Mike came to life! He was able to reconnect with his friend, Ed. I think God puts certain people in your life when you need them most. Ed is one of those people. They were

Huntington First 702 N. Main St., Huntington 936-422-4311 Johnson Missionary 26534 US Hwy 69 S., Zavalla 936-897-8147 Jubilee 723 Dennis, Diboll 936-829-0465 Lakewood 3497 State Hwy. 147, Zavalla 936-897-3075

able to talk about work, catch up with family news, and laugh as they shared memories and made new ones. These short times together were little refreshers-just enough to keep us going until the next time. They were such a blessing. God wants us to fellowship together. Being together, rejoicing together, and praising together rejuvenates our souls. It’s nice to have a group to call “my people!” A perfect way to do that is visit a church on Sundays. If you aren’t already a part of one, First United Methodist Church of Diboll would love for you to join! Come fellowship with us! *** Can you make a joyful noise? The First United Method-

Shiloh Baptist 100 Pine St., Diboll 936-829-4158 Solid Rock Missionary Baptist 16663 FM 2109, Zavalla 936-897-3099 Wakefield Baptist 3253 FM 357, Diboll 936-829-3988


Our Lady of Guadalupe 100 Maynard Rd., Diboll 936-829-3659 936-829-2690

Church of Christ

New Center Prospect 534 New Prospect Cemetery Rd., Pollok 936-853-3468

Church of Christ 100 Arrington, Diboll 936-829-3285

Oak Flat 3447 FM 2109, Huntington 936-876-2063

St. Cyprian’s Episcopal 919 S. John Redditt, Lufkin 936-639-1253

O’Quinn 7433 N. US Hwy 69, Pollok 936-853-2319 Primera Iglesia Bautista de Diboll 1113 N. Temple Dr., Diboll 936-465-8736 Pine Grove 5632 FM 1818, Diboll 936-829-3289 Pollok 1053 Paul Townsend, Pollok 936-853-2835



Allentown Congregational 2339 FM 843, Central area 936-671-2468 Beulah Congregational 12182 FM 58, Lufkin 936-829-3584 936-634-7840 Burke United 124 Blue Jay St., Burke 936-829-4491 Faith Community Ministries 8166 S. US Hwy 59, Diboll 936-829-4799

Prairie Chapel 308 Silva Rd., Diboll 936-212-0806

First United 401 S. Hines St., Diboll 936-829-4470

Prairie Grove Missionary 155 Prairie Grove Rd., Diboll 936-829-4586

Huntington United 458 S. Hwy 69, Huntington 936-422-4362

Redtown Missionary Hwy 7, Pollok 936-853-2064

Harmony Odell 2928 Knight Wood Rd. Huntington

Salem Missionary Baptist 965 Ralph Nerren Rd., Huntington 936-876-3211

Highway S. Main & Franklin Huntington 936-422-3652

Shawnee Prairie 14792 FM 1818, Huntington 936-422-3769

Perry Chapel CME 1114 Cypress St., Diboll 936-526-9685 Pine Valley Congregational 1472 FM 304, Diboll 936-829-1114 Ryan Chapel 555 FM 2497, Diboll 936-829-3818 Shady Chapel Hwy 147, Zavalla 936-897-9988

ist Choir is looking for you! Join them for practice on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. They perform each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Come and join the fun. *** The annual Back to School Bash is being planned now. This is a huge community-wide project that helps students in our district receive school supplies for the new school year. Collections of supplies are being taken now. Drop boxes for school supply donations are located at the following locations: DISD admin office, Commercial Bank of Texas, Brookshire Brothers, and First United Methodist Church. Monetary donations can be given to FUMC Diboll. Volunteers

St. Paul’s United 1505 S. John Redditt, Lufkin 936-634-7810


Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene 1604 S. Medford, Lufkin 936-634-9443

are needed! If your organization would like to help, please contact the church office as soon as possible. *** First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade - 12th grades, meet on Wednesdays and Sundays. YUMYS, (PK4-5th grades) meet Sunday afternoons. Sunday school for all ages and groups begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday. *** Come out and meet us; come and let us know what we can do to serve you. We want to welcome you into the family of God. Come join us as we worship our Lord. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

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Abundant Life Church 434 W. Main St., Zavalla 936-897-9997 Diboll First United 708 Hendrix, Diboll 936-676-6738 New Life United 482 S. Gibson St., Huntington 936-876-9046 Ora United FM 2109, Huntington 936-897-2066 United Pentecostal 256 Colwell St., Zavalla 936-897-2856


Church of Christ Jesus 100 N. Beech St., Diboll 936-829-3276 Church of the Living God 1002 Cypress St., Diboll 936-829-4844 Faith Family Church 7020 S. US Hwy 59, Diboll 936-829-9673 Grace Gospel US Hwy 69, Zavalla 936-897-2218 Huntington Church of the Living God 1008 N. Main, Huntington 936-876-3953 James Chapel True Light Holiness 1803 FM 844, Huntington 936-876-3697 St. Thomas Spirit and Truth Ministries 803 S. Temple, Diboll

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

30 Years Ago: Jacks picked to win district One Year Ago

Diane Tate and Mike Gibson are united in marriage at the Diboll First Methodist Church. Diboll High School 7-on-7 football team competes in the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships losing in the consolation bracket to Lexington, 3312. Team members include Dayton Shupak, Austin Alvarez, Jacob Stifle, Jason Cook, Zane Blount, Reagan Walton, Carlos Lewis, Carlos Teal, Christian Palacio, Lee Hernandez, Jarvis Shepherd, Raive Sheppard and Jay Lee. Juan Sarmiento is this week’s winner of $100 from Twice the Ice promotion in Diboll. East Texas Printing, long-stay business in Diboll is moves to new location in Lufkin at 1601 W. Frank Street. Torrid rain storm comes through Diboll with high winds and leaving 3.89 inches of rain with power outage throughout the county.

Five Years Ago

Diboll’s Linkin Frankens celebrates first birthday. Proud Mom/Dad are Holly & Tim Frankens. Texas Historical Commission designates Berry Cemetery as a Historic State Cemetery. Berry Cemetery is located on FM 842. Diboll High School 7-on-7 football team falls 41-40 at the Southwest

30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center

7-0n-7 State Championship to Celina. Diboll’s Jacoby Spencer, Nick Cortines and Alex Castillo had outstanding play. 15-year-old Callie Shivers, daughter of Mike & Rhonda Shivers of Diboll, graduates from modeling school in Houston. Diboll High School Dazzlers Dance Team participates and wins medals at the American Drill-Dance Team Camp in The Woodlands. Those team members include Lacy Burchfield, Callie Shivers, Samantha Dove, Chelsei Harper and Roaslinda Oliveres.

Ten Years Ago

Diboll’s Kenneth Capps retires from the fiberboard plant at Temple-Inland after 44 years of dedicated service. City of Diboll receives state sales tax rebate check in the amount of $28,957 for July. This amount is 41% lower than the one received from the state last July when it was $49,413. Dr. Billy Bowman, former Lufkin ISD/Diboll ISD educator who now serves as superintendent of schools at the Santa Gertrudis School District near Kingsville, is chosen as one of 40 U.S. educators to attend the sixth

annual Oxford Roundtable in Oxford, England. Fifty-Seven Huntington High School alumni from the classes of 1938-1942 attend annual reunion held at Huntington Baptist Church. Fun, food and fellowship is enjoyed by all. Rod Lindgren, who has served as assistant principal at Central High School is named principal at that school

Twenty Years Ago

Angelina College board of trustees adopt longrange campus plan which includes the possibility of a new technology vocation center, new fine arts center, expanded athletic facilities, child care teaching lab and the re-routing of Daniel McCall Drive by year 2000. Angelina County Treasurer Joan Denby says transfers of the county’s money from one fund to another have taken place without her knowledge and that investing of county monies should not be by-passing her office. Employees from Temple-Inland Diboll Lumber Operation participate in the 1993 annual Southern Pine Inspection Bureau Grading Contests held in Buna. Medalists are Manuel Concha, Jerry Bamburg, Jorge

TREES Cont’d the cost of the metal,” he said. Orders can be placed with Martel at the DISD administration office by calling 8294718. The timeline for completing orders will vary according to the demand and the class schedule. Summer orders are also welcomed, with work commencing when students return to school at the end of August. Each tree is delivered weatherproofed and painted but can easily be personalized by the owner. This could include adding a name, a business, an address, or any design

that is wanted. Some of the finished trees can be seen at Pouland’s The Everything Store, at Sandra Pouland Real Estate, on South Meadows Drive, and in the Deer Trace subdivision. “We hope they really catch on,” said Wilkerson. “It would be great to see them in front of every business and at as many residences as possible. We want to make an impact on visitors who come through our town and have our residents rally to show community pride.”

Photo Courtesy of The History Center

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Diboll Golf Course Manager Dewey Wolf looks over the new yardage markers recently provided the golf course by a number of local businesses, made of sturdy, routed and mounted to concrete, the signs show an outline of each hole and all hazards on that hole. Moreno, Jose Serratos and Jose Chavez. First Assembly of God Church in Diboll celebrates its 40th anniversary with special memorial service. Founder of the church is A.K. Johnson. Attending Flag Camp this week are Diboll High School’s Jennifer Sweeny, Robin Barger, Tonya Bowman, Sonya Reyes, Chasity Smith, Susan Wilbanks and Stephanie Cavazos.

Thirty Years Ago Diboll



League All-Star Team includes Joe Guidry, Armando Cruz, Dan Dubose, Darwin Smith, Jose Cruz, Jeff Bearden, Reggis Davis, Kevin Hurley, Elbert Blake, Clay Dubose, Andy Gossett and Coaches Ervin Dubose and Mark Dubose. Nine Dibollians are preparing for mission trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Group includes Martha Jenkins, Bill Massey, Joanna Williams, Amy Williams, Charles Middlekauf, Nancy Miller, Elizabeth Deen Dorothy Brown and Bro. Oliver Deen.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine rates Lumberjacks #9 in state Class 3A and picks the Jacks to win District 18-3A title. Nelda Kilgore wins rubber raft in Coca-Cola promotion held at Brookshire Bros. in Diboll. Temple-Eastex’s Big Tin Barn sets new safety record for going 5 years without a lost-time accident. Diboll’s Big Tin Barn Manager Leroy Lazarine cites “organized safety program’ as the reason for an outstanding safety record.


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SHADE Cont’d area and seating around it.” Garza, who serves as the Community Coordinator for Keep Diboll Beautiful, explained that some of the funds would also be used to maintain the flower beds in the esplanade at Loop 210 and Highway 59 as well as those at City Hall. Grants from the Keeler Grant Program are made in honor of Thomas T. Keeler and his wife Cora, and in memory of his grandfather T.L.L. Temple, and his mother Marquerite Temple Payne. Organizations selected to receive funds should seek to enhance the educational, social and physical qualities of life within the community. “This grant is all about promoting the public interest, especially the physical and social aspects,” said Garza. “Anything that can be done to make the town look nice will tend to get people more involved, and they will have more pride in their community.” Keep Diboll Beautiful is a part of Angelina Beautiful Clean, the county-wide organization that promotes

beauty, cleanliness, and environmental programs. Each city in the county has a coordinator that serves as a liaison between the city and the county group. In Diboll, there is also a separate Beautification Committee which serves as an advisory board to Keep Diboll Beautiful Garza explained that Keep Diboll Beautiful applied for the Keeler grant because operating funds are always limited. “When we have big projects, we need grants to fund them,” she said. Garza went on to describe how the Diboll group works with Angelina Beautiful Clean on special projects such as recycling days and Trash-Offs, but when something is done that is specific to an individual city, the local organization must find the funding. “Keep Diboll Beautiful spends a lot in the park because a lot of people get the use of it,” Garza said. She hopes to get the canopies installed soon because it’s already summer and people are already using

the Splash Pad. Plans are to make them colorful and eye-catching. Diboll was recognized as a Gold Star Affiliate in June by Keep Texas Beautiful. This designation was conferred on just 55 of KTB’s more than 360 affiliates. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community affiliate can achieve. It is also possible for Keep Diboll Beautiful to accumulate data on beautification efforts and win the Governor’s Community Achievement Award and the monetary stipend that goes with it. Another project coming up soon will be a litter index which will be submitted to Keep America Beautiful. This will continue eligibility for grants from the national organization. “We can always use volunteers,” concluded Garza. “Anyone who wants to participate can get in touch with me at City Hall. And donations can be made to Angelina Beautiful Clean and earmarked for use in Diboll.”


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Renaissance Award Winners

More than 120 DHS students, along with the Student-of-the-Year, Parent-ofthe-Year, and Teacher-of-the-Year were reorganized for their academic performance during the year at the Annual Renaissance Awards Banquet in May. New members of the National Honor Society were inducted into the group.

Acevedo, Ivy NHS Acevedo, Ivy UIL Acevedo, Ivy Yearbook 1 Acker, Samantha Honr Roll Acker, Samatha Geo. Honors Adams, Zach Aca Dec Allen, Tyler Honr Roll Allen, Tyler Mock Trial Allen, Tyler NHS Allen, Tyler Ag Practicum Anderson, Keira UIL Badeaux, Stephen NHS Barkley, Brittany English 1 Bess, Aaron OAP Bess, Aaron Honr Roll Bess, Aaron NHS Bess, Aaron UIL Bess, Aaron physics Bess, Aaron Model UN Blount, Zane Mock Trial Bradley, Cassidy Honr Roll Bradley, Cassidy NHS Bradley, Cassidy Am. Citizen Bradley, Cassidy Government Burrous, Haven World Geography Bussey, Brianna Algebra 1 Castillega, Romie Honor Roll Castillo, Roman Honr Roll Castillo, Roman Eng 1 pre-AP Cole, Holllie Honor Roll Cole, Hollie NHS Cole, Hollie Band Coleman, Ashley Mock Trial Coleman, Ashley new NHS Concha, Eric NHS Concha, Eric Pre AP Pre-Cal Conner, Weston UIL Delacruz, Elizabeth Honr Roll Delacruz, Elizabeth UIL DelToro, Ismael UIL Diosdada, Diana English 3 Diosdado, Diana new NHS Diosdao, Diana Honr Roll DuBose, Austin NHS Eldridge, Jordan Geometry Eldridge, Jordan new NHS Encarnacion, Ariel OAP Encarnacion, Ariel NHS Encarnacion, Ariel High Point Encarnacion, Ariel UIL Escobedo, Filberto Honr Roll Escobedo, Nicolas Honr Roll Escobedo, Filberto NHS Escobedo, Nicolas Alg. 2pre-AP Escobedo, Filberto Art 2 Escobedo, Nicolas new NHS Faircloth, Amanda Eng 2 pre-AP Falcon, April OAP Falcon, April Theatre 1 Farr, Ryian OAP Ferguson, Lizzbeth IPC Flowers, Sarah UIL Gaitan, Michael NHS Garcia, TJ OAP Garcia, Michael NHS Garcia, TJ UIL Garcia, Michael Alegebra 2 Garcia, TJ Theatre 2 Garcia, Alex Alegebra 2 Glass, Cassity OAP Gonzalez, Ruby Spanish 4 Griffin, Christian NHS Griffin, Christian UIL Griffin, Christian Aca Dec Griffin, Christian Yearbook 2 Gudino, Miguel Graphic Design Hargis, Heather Am. Citizen Hargis, Heather Culinary Arts 1 Hawthorne, Travis Culinary Arts 2 Hendrix, Leslie UIL Hendrix, Leslie Aca Dec Hendrix, Leslie Forensics Hendrix, Leslie reading Hernandez, Isaac Honr Roll Hernandez, Andrew NHS Herring, Hannah Geometry Herring, Hannah new NHS Hobbs, Zach Honr Roll Hobbs, Zach Mock Trial Hobbs, Zach NHS Hobbs, Zach Aca Dec Hodges, Lexi OAP Hodges, Lexi Pro. Comm. Hodges, Lexie new NHS Holt, Jordan Guitar Howard, DeKereiya Bio. honors Hubert, Demarcuis Hospitality Hurley, Reagan Honr Roll Hurley, Reagan new NHS Janes, Ashley reading Jasso, Rudy OAP Jasso, Rudy UIL Johnson, Seth Mock Trial Joseph, Zach NHS Kettering, Abbie Honr Roll Kettering, Abbie NHS Levias, Sade reading Lowe, Robin Parent Lytle, Gideon Aca Dec Maddox, Shelley Honr Roll Maddox, Shelley Mock Trial Maddox, Shelley NHS Maddox, Shelley Ad Animal Sci.

Magallan, Priscilla ESL Martinez, Lizzbeth algebra 1 Mason, Dillon Advanced Welding McCall, David new NHS only McLeroy, Hunter Video Tech Mercer, Hunter Model UN Mercer, Hunter NHS Monrroy, Celeste Prin of Art Montoya, Fernanda Honr Roll Montoya, Fernanda new NHS Montoya , Fernanda Chemistry Montoyoya, Fernanda reading Moreno, Abigail Art 1 Morgan, Paige Mock Trial Morgan, Paige NHS Morgan, Paige Food Science Morin, Briana Chemistry Mott, Kameri Athletics Murphy, Dylan UIL Murphy, Dylan English 2 Murphy, Dillon reading Olivarez, Alexa Public Safety Oliver, Tarryn NHS Padolak, Brittany UIL Parks, Darbie Mock Trial Patel, Sunny Honr Roll Patel, Sunny Mock Trial Patel, Sunny NHS Patel, Sunny Am. Citizen Patel, Sunny Calculus Phillips, Kendra reading Phipps, Karah English 4 Phipps, Bri Career Prep 1 Pickard, Tyler Wildlife Pitones, Jasmine Honr Roll Pitones, Jasmine Microbiology Pitones, Jasmine new NHS Plascencia, Luis NHS Plascencia, Luis Animation 2 Presnall, Chloe Honr Roll Presnall, Chloe Prin of Ag Ramos, Cristina NHS Rangel, Lorena Honr Roll Rangel, Lorena NHS Rangel, Lorena UIL Rangel, Lorena Aca Dec Rangel, Lorena Art 3 Reeves, Kelsey NHS Reeves, Kelsey English 4 AP Reyna, Armando Aca Dec Roberts, Triston World History Robles, Juan Aca Dec Rocha, Yvonne Honr Roll Rocha, Yvonne NHS Rocha, Yvonne UIL Rocha, Yvonne Spanish 3 Rodriguez, Fatima PE Rosales, Marnie Child Develop. Salazar, Rolando UIL Salis, Omar Applied Physics Saucedo, Abisag Span for Span Saucedo, Abisag new NHS Schmidt, Emileigh OAP Schmidt, Emileigh Math Models Scott, Kristiana reading Serrato, Jonathan Economics Shepherd, Hannah NHS Shepherd, Spencer Proj. in Phy Shepherd, Spencer new NHS Shepherd, Hannah reading Shivers, Courtney NHS Shivers, Coutney Pre Cal Sims, Tristan Honr Roll Sims, Tristan Biology honors Skipper, Jessica Honr Roll Skipper, Jessica NHS Skipper, Jessica Student Skipper, Jessica Am. Citizen Skipper, Jessica Elem. Floral Smith, Sarah Honr Roll Smith, Sarah NHS Smith, Sarah US History Solis, Omar Honr Roll Solis, Omar NHS Solis, Omar Aca Dec Sosa, Roxanna NHS Sosa, Leslie UIL Sosa, Roxanna UIL Spencer, Jadarius Biology Stancomb, Donald Animation Sudduth, Mikalya new NHS only Swor, Cheyenne Honr Roll Swor, Cheyenne vet Tech Swor, Cheyenne new NHS Tamez, Isabella NHS Tamez, Isabella UIL Tamez, Isabella Aca Dec Taylor, Hadley Enviro Systems Tubbs, Zachary reading Urbina, Melesio Spanish 1 Valdez, Alex Into to Ag Mech Vaquez, Xochil Honr Roll Vaquez, Xochil NHS Vasquez, Xochil English 3 AP Wagner, Michala NHS Wagner, Michala Human A&P Wilsie, Royce Welding 1 Zapaa, Karina Honr Roll Zapata, Karina Spanish 2 Zapata, Karina new NHS

Encarnacion, Ariel High Point

American Citizenship


Language Arts

Social Studies

UIL/Nat’l Forensic League

UIL/Nat’l Forensic League

Academic Decathalon

Mock Trial

Honor Roll

Bess, Aaron Model UN


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Jacks pump iron ... get physical

Seniors Angel Rosales and Michael Garcia are participating in the Iron Jack Program. The free program is run by DHS coaches from 8 to 10 a.m. through July 25.

Get your physical

All incoming 7th, 9th and 11th graders must have a physical before they can practice or participate in district sports. Forms are available at the high school front office or online at

East Texas Elite heads to SA

The East Texas Elite ( ETE) Girls Basketball recently won two basketball tournaments winning the Primetime Sports Summer Hoops Tournaments in Dallas and Houston. The teams next tournament is the All American Sports Nationals in San Antonio Texas July 11-14. Team members are Kristen James (Goodrich), Kameri Mott, Kyla Cunningham, Miracle Haywood, Shayla Hubbard and Mia Williams all of Diboll, Caitlyn Lambert (Zavalla), KeKe Jones (Lufkin), Tiffany Simmons (Diboll) and Tiana Barlow (Leggett). Coaches are Andre Emmons, Gerald Mott and Johnny Mitchell. Photo by Richard Nelson

Photo by Richard Nelson

Ready to run

Die-hard members of the Diboll cross country team receive instructions from Coach Gerald Moreno. From left, runners are Juan Bosquez, Andrew Hernandez, Alberto Flores, Hector Lopez and Omar Solis.

Obituaries Tommy ‘Tom’ ‘T.J.’ Martin

Funeral services for Tommy “Tom” “T.J.” Martin, 33, of Lufkin were held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Fielder Cemetery. Tommy was born June 30, 1980 in Huntsville, Texas, and died Friday, July 5, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Jillian Martin of Lufkin; daughter, Maddison Lynn Martin of Lufkin; son, Maddox Elliott Martin of Lufkin; mother, Becky Landrum of Lufkin; mother-in-law, Linda May of Huntington; stepmother, Rhonda Short of Lufkin; father-in-law and wife, Ken and Arlene May of New York City, New York; grandparents, Bob and Melba Smith of Lufkin; sister and brother-inlaw, Sheilah Reynae and Joshua Gross of Lufkin; and a host of extended family who dearly loved him. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Delcie Faye Mott Lewis

Funeral services for Delcie Faye Mott Lewis, 80, of Lufkin were held Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was born December 31, 1932 in San Augustine County, Texas, and died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in a local

nursing home. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Oval Terry of Homer and Fran and Rodney Williams of Garrison; son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Chairmaine Mott of Fuller Springs; grandchildren, Monica Cramer and husband Bob of Huntington, April Crager and husband Matthew of Lufkin, Brandy Elliott and husband John of Chireno, Trey Terry and wife O’Shann of Lufkin, Eric Mott and wife Mikala of Beaumont, Julian Luman of Fuller Springs, Rex Williams and Angie Williams, both of Garrison; and numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

Berta Brock Love

Berta Brock Love, age 90, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Huntington, Texas. She was born July 10, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of Angelina County. She is survived by her son, Memphis B. Crawford; granddaughter, Laura Leonard and husband Lawrence; great- granddaughter, Gillian Leonard; brother, Robert E. Brock and wife Annette; sister-in-law, Estelle Brock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

July 18, 2013  

Diboll Free Press

July 18, 2013  

Diboll Free Press