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The Diboll

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Keeping news on a first-name basis

2013, Issue No. 33

Dateline Diboll

Meet the Jacks

Meet the Jacks is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the H.G. Temple campus gymnasium. All Lumberjacks and Lady Jacks fall sports will be introduced.

Jack program ads on sale now

Ads for the 2013 Diboll Lumberjack football program are now on sale. Prices are eighth page, $40; quarter page, $65; half page, $120; full page, $220. Deadline for submitting ads is Friday, c 16. Email your Aug. desired layout along with any digital photos to: sharon@easttex and rlowe@angelina Or, come to Meet the Jacks and place your order. For more information, email Robin Lowe at, or call 936-240-7078.

Welcome to the Woodshed

T-shirts supporting the Jacks will be available for order before and after Meet the Jacks, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Shirts are $12 each. For more info, see Page 8.

Diboll, Texas: Proud home of James McClintock

Diboll woman headed to prison for one year A former investigator for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission was sentenced to federal prison for theft violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Melva Darlene Blakemore, 62, of Diboll, Texas, pleaded guilty on March 26, 2013, to theft of federal funds and was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Blakemore was also

ordered to pay $27,208 in restitution. According to information presented in court, while employed as an investigator with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, part of Blakemore’s job duties entailed her contacting individuals to advise them they could be indicted and prosecuted for receiving overpayments of benefits from federally funded programs, such as the Sup See PRISON, P. 7

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mart suspected of food-stamp fraud RICHARD NELSON

A six-month-long fraud investigation came to a head Tuesday morning as the Diboll Police Department led a search of Diboll Food Mart on Tuesday morning, confiscating a dozen 8-liner machines, cash and an illegal substance. The main point of the investigation was food-stamp fraud, according to DPD Chief Ricky Conner. The search was conducted about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the store located at 500

N. Temple Drive. “We believe they were buying food stamp cards and reusing them,” Conner said. DPD was joined in the search, executed with warrants Tuesday, by officers from Texas Department of Public Safety Intel Division, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Attorney’s office. “We expect arrest warrants to be issued in the next few weeks,” Conner said. “We already had a strong case, but now we have an even stronger case.”

Eyeball on Diboll


Let’s dance

SPJST’s next dance is Friday, Aug. 16, to the music of Neal Warner and the Back Porch Band. Dances or every third Friday night of the month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 197 Hughes Road, which is the old skating rink in Fuller Springs. The cost is $5 for members and $6 for guests. Bring a favorite finger food to enjoy while you dance and fellowship.

Freed By Christ

It is hard to believe that school is about to begin. We pray you have had a blessed summer. We are thankful God has ministered to you. Jesus Christ is always teaching us and preparing us for things to come. He wants us to learn and grow spiritually so we can be a powerful witness for Him. In Romans 15: 4 it says, “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” God’s Bible says that we can find hope if we will learn from His Bible. The main teaching of the Bible is about your need for Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. Accept all Jesus has done for you by placing all your faith in Him as your Savior and Lord. That commitment to Jesus today will save you for all eternity. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church

Photo by Richard Nelson

Diboll City Council members have received complaints about the large potholes near the carwash and Church’s Chicken along Highway 59. Diboll City Inspector Bryant McCollum says Johnny Johnson is the carwash owner and has claimed responsibility and will soon have them repaired. The Free Press will keep an eye on this situation through a new feature, “Eyeball on Diboll,” and will update readers. If you know of something that needs attention, alert The Free Press and we’ll attempt to bring it to the appropriate party’s attention. Email or call 936-829-3313.

Diboll’s new priest hopes Tax rate to remain to ‘create a connection’ same for Diboll BURLON WILKERSON

To get from South America to Diboll, one would generally not plan to go through New York. But that is the route Father Ariel Cortes has taken as his newest assignment has brought him here as priest for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Cortes grew up in Colombia, South America, and studied for the priesthood in the city of Bogotá. Afterward he was assigned to a position in Buffalo, NY. A car accident caused him to have trouble with his back and require treatment by a chiropractor, and he chose to move to the warmer climate in Longview. After about a year, he was asked to move to Pittsburgh, Texas, to assist church members in the construction of a new building. He spent five years there and then was


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moved to Whitehouse to help resolve a financial debt situation in that congregation. “I’m just obedient,” Cortes said. “Wherever I’m asked to go is where I will go as long as I can spread the Good News and try to bring people to know the Lord.” He now has 16 years experience as a priest and plans to stay in Diboll as long as he is needed. He also carries the title of director of New Evangelism for the Diocese of Tyler, of which Diboll is the southernmost city. Cortes has several goals he wants to accomplish, but one of the tasks he has been assigned by his superiors is to implement a stronger Englishspeaking church in this community. One of the steps he has taken is to conduct Mass in English at 1:30 p.m. each Sunday while continuing the traditional morning service. So far, 60 to 70 people have

been enjoying the new format. “I want to create a connection with everybody,” Cortes said. “Yes, I hope to help the Hispanic community feel strong in their faith, but I welcome a multicultural group. I’m very open to working with all kinds of people.” Because new evangelism is obviously a priority for Cortes, he has specific plans to help accomplish it. He has formed a youth group in the church and is getting positive response. He also intends to create various committees within the church to organize as the body of Christ with specific functions. In addition, he wants to help in community activities. Cortes’ personal interests all revolve around the church. “I just want to spend time with the Lord,” he said. “People sometimes invite me to differSee FATHER, P. 8

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Diboll City Council members approved a proposed tax rate of 56.74 cents per $100 property valuation for fiscal year 2013-2014 – the same rate as last year. However, the rate will bring in more tax revenue due to raises in appraisals. Public hearings on the city budget and tax rate will be held at 5:15 Aug. 22 and Sept. 9. Council will vote on the budget and rate Sept. 16. Council put the rubber stamp on several expenditures Monday during their regular August meeting. The newest expense was $37,750 for sand trap rehabilitation at Neches Pines Golf Course. Golf Course manager Jimmy Mettlen explained staff

could have done the work, but it would have kept them from performing regular course maintenance duties. Sanders Golf of Cardova, Tenn., will do the work. The sand trap project follows cart path rehabilitation; a new irrigation system; and upgrades to fairways tee boxes and greens. The vast majority of the cost of the course upgrades has come from T.L.L. Temple Foundation and Keeler grants. Council members officially awarded the Old Orchard Park restroom project to Timberline Construction of Lufkin. A Keeler grant will pay for $80,000 of the project, and the city will pay $36,000. Council members also officially awarded Phase See CITY, P. 8

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

McClain finishes 15th in Canadian golf tourney Another school year is soon approaching and some folks are trying to get a few days vacation in before it starts. Father and son, Jim and Wes McClain, traveled together to Canada for Jim to caddy for Wes when he was invited to play in the Canadian Amateur Championship Golf Tournament in Langford near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Wes is a member of the University of Houston’s golf team. Two more members of the golf team are Canadians that also played in the tournament. The McClains arrived in Seattle, Wash., rented a car and drove to the ferry that would carry them to Victoria. Some of these large ferries can carry more than 400 cars and 30 semis and have cafeterias and gift shops on board. That’s somewhat larger than the Boliver Ferry in Galveston. On Saturday, Wes McClain played a practice round at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. That afternoon he and Jim enjoyed a chartered fishing trip. The next day Wes played another practice round at Gorge Vale Golf Club. During the actual tournament Wes shot a 73 on the first day and on the second day at Gorge Vale shot another 73 Ater two rounds the field was cut from 254 to 70 and Wes was one of the 70. After everything was over, Wes finished 15th overall! That’s great! While in Victoria the two took in the sights of the Empress Hotel, Parliament in the daytime and nighttime and was very impressed with the beautiful flowers and the cleanliness of the city. While eating at Boston Pizza, everyone wanted to listen to them talk. It was another good trip and Wes will soon be going back to the University of Houston for his senior year. His first golf tournament will be in September in Chicago and his parents, Jim and Judy McClain, plan to be

there to watch Wes play. Good luck! *** It’s exciting to new parents when they are expecting their first baby and are prepared to welcome a precious baby girl with lots of pink when the doctor announces in the delivery room, “It’s a healthy baby boy!” That’s what happened to B.J. and Megan Baldree but they decided to keep him and named him Easton Kaine Baldree. Easton was born Aug. 5 and weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. His paternal grandparents are Doug and Rita Baldree. His maternal grandparents are Scott and Stacy Brister of Apple Springs. Great-grandparents are Garvis Baldree, Evelyn Tullos, Jack and Cleo Mason. What a nice surprise for all the family. *** Someone else also received a big surprise. Charlotte Morris sent me the following news. Sarah Ann Morris sat down Sunday after church for a nice lunch that her daughter, Charlotte, and David Carter had prepared for her and her sister and brotherin-law, Virginia and Jim Morrison of Etoile; her brother, Danny Barringer, of Hudson; and sister Dixie Barringer of Diboll. Ham, potato salad, green bean casserole, cream corn and a pineapple upside down cake that she had requested was spread. About dessert time Charlotte informed her that there was about to be a birthday

party and she was speechless! About that time her brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Mary Barringer (Hudson) came in, followed by a longtime friend of hers, Edna Carlisles (Lufkin). Ricky and Misti Morris and Lexie Smith followed along to give well wishes. Sarah’s pastor, Brother Matt Faircloth and wife Jamie slipped in as well as niece Selena Mitchell and her husband, Terry. Jan Wilkerson and Fran McClain dropped by, followed by Marvin and May McKnight. Brother-in-law Larry Morris and wife Carolyn also came and their son Keith with his boys Garrett and Greyson. Raymond and Sophie Lenderman came in time for the birthday cake, Bluebell Ice Cream, cookies, and punch which was enjoyed by all. Most were invited on Facebook by Charlotte who was not shy to share her Mom’s age of 75 years, posted as three quarters of a century! She hopes she looks as good and has the energy her Mom has when she is her age! *** Joe Calhoun of Redland came in with his Uncle Vernon “Red” Oaks. Joe’s mother is Barbara Ann (Williams) who grew up in Diboll. Joe and Vernon had been to the Hardin Springs hunting club for Vernon to check on his deer feeders which were empty. That’s why they came to the store, for more corn. Joe says he remembers lots of fun times spent at his grandmother’s Myrtle Williams and his Aunt Ezzie and Uncle Red’s houses on what is now known as Mockingbird Lane in Diboll where he learned how to hunt, fish and camp. After a few minutes rest and visiting, they were loaded with corn and headed back to the hunting club to fill up the feeders; or rather, Red had plans to sit in the cool pickup and watch Joe fill the feeders. ***

Matt and Melissa (Hannah) Benton came in for corn and enjoyed visiting with her former Ag teachers at Diboll; Jesse Bradford and Kevin Swor. *** We have enjoyed getting to visit with Mike Dewberry when he comes in to buy feed for a heifer that belongs to his son, Jonathan. Mike lives in Pollock and is a sales rep for Dean’s Meat in Huntington. He had to refresh my memory of his family owning a feed store in the 1970s across from where the Diboll Depot is now. His mother, Carolyn, worked at the feed store while his dad, Harold, worked for Champion in Corrigan. Mike was the oldest of seven children and worked loading Special X Feeds, selling produce and ice and mounting tires without a tire machine. He loaded lots of feed for Eddie Horton, Earl Chance, J.D. Johnson and John Ralph. Sometimes helping him load 50-pound bags of feed was Johnny Perry and another friend, Jimmy Tate, who volunteered to “work” the cash register. Then I really had trouble remembering the Dewberrys also owned “The Final Frontier,” a pool hall and washateria across from the Diboll post office, next to Hernandez’s Food Store. Elizabeth Perry managed this business. Matt said it was great when his buddies could get enough money together to go to Stovall’s Grocery and buy baloney to eat. Although Mike has only one child, he and his six siblings have produced 27 grandchildren. *** Stay cool 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.

School around the corner, time for a library card check-up Getting your child ready for school includes many things such as getting new clothes and school supplies. We would like to add one more thing to the list of things to do before school starts. Get your child’s library card in working order to assure that they will have access to computers or study materials that they may need. Check with the library to see if your child has any overdue books out or fines to pay and give them a clear card to start the school year. If they have lost their card a replacement can be purchased for $1. Call us today at 936-829-5497 for your library card check-up. *** Hey teens, the library is hosting a Back-to-School Party just for you. Come to the library on Aug. 16 after Meet the Jacks from 8 p.m. to midnight and hang out with friends; watch a movie; and eat. This event is for teens ages 12-18 only. *** Join us for Movie Day at the library on Friday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one can of tomatoes, tomato sauce, Rotel tomatoes, or spaghetti sauce 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.

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library *** New Large Print Books: “The Discovery,” by Dan Walsh – When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather’s venerable Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel. But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript written by his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions. Though he had kept this novel hidden, he clearly intended that Michael should find it. As Michael delves deep into the exciting tale about spies and sabotage, he discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well. “Daybreak,” by Shelley Shepard Gray – When Viola Keim starts working at a nearby Mennonite retirement home, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with resident Atle, whose only living relative, son Edward, is a missionary in Nicaragua. Viola understands the importance of mission work, but she can’t imagine leaving her father in the hands of strangers. It’s not in keeping with her Amish sensibilities. Though she doesn’t know Ed, Viola judges him for abandoning his father. When Ed surprises his father with a visit, both Viola and Ed are surprised by the attraction they have for each other. Despite her feelings, choosing Ed would mean moving to a far-off country and leaving her family behind – something she couldn’t pos-

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sibly do. Her twin sister, Elsie, is going blind; her family is reeling with the recent discovery that her grandmother hid her past as an Englischer; her father seems forgetful and distracted and seems to be harboring some secrets of

his own. Will the demand of family ties mean that her one chance at love slips away? “Ambush,” Creek by Phil Dunlap – When U.S. Marshal Piedmont Kelly is asked by Cochise Sheriff John Henry Stevens to look into the suspicious activity of three unsavory bounty hunters, he rides into what looks like a battle’s aftermath. Bullet holes riddle a ranch house, but there’s no sign of those engaged in the gunplay. Nor is there any

sign that the mysterious resident of the ranch house fits the description of the bounty hunters’ quarry. There’s nothing he can do but go looking for the missing man. Enlisting the tracking skills of his old friend Spotted Dog – the Chiricahua Apache whose life he once saved – the pair follow four horses from the rancher’s house all the way to Desert Belle, a dusty town that holds grim memories for Kelly. They ride straight into a

deadly game where $50,000, several lives, and the survival of the Gilded Lily Mine are at stake. *** Library closing: The library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Monday, Sept.2, for the Labor Day Holiday. 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!

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE The DIBOLL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT will hold a public meeting at 7:00 P.M, August 26, 2013 in Diboll Administration Board Room, 215 North Temple, Diboll, TX 75941. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited. The tax rate that is ultimately adopted at this meeting or at a separate meeting at a later date may not exceed the proposed rate shown below unless the district publishes a revised notice containing the same information and comparisons set out below and holds another public meeting to discuss the revised notice. Maintenance Tax

$1.170000/$100 (proposed rate for maintenance and operations)

School Debt Service Tax

$0.110000/$100 (proposed rate to pay bonded indebtedness)

Approved by Local Voters

Comparison of Proposed Budget with Last Year's Budget The applicable percentage increase or decrease (or difference) in the amount budgeted in the preceding fiscal year and the amount budgeted for the fiscal year that begins during the current tax year is indicated for each of the following expenditure categories. Maintenance and operations

7.20 % increase

Debt Service

0.09 % increase

Total expenditures

6.62 % increase

Total Appraised Value and Total Taxable Value (as calculated under Section 26.04, Tax Code) Preceding Tax Year

Current Tax Year

Total appraised value* of all property

$335,516,472 Total appraised value* of new property** $2,692,290 Total taxable value*** of all property $252,314,137 Total taxable value*** of new property** $2,363,744 *Appraised value is the amount shown on the appraisal roll and defined by Section 1.04(8), Tax Code. ** "New property" is defined by Section 26.012(17), Tax Code. *** "Taxable value" is defined by Section 1.04(10), Tax Code.

$350,147,761 $11,006,900 $264,398,716 $10,059,055

Bonded Indebtedness Total amount of outstanding and unpaid bonded indebtedness* $21,159,924 *Outstanding principal.

Comparison of Proposed Rates with Last Year's Rates

Last Year's Rate Rate to Maintain Same Level of Maintenance & Operations Revenue & Pay Debt Service

Maintenance &

Interest &

Local Revenue

State Revenue


Sinking Fund*


Per Student

Per Student













Proposed Rate

$1.170000 $0.110000* $1.280000 *The Interest & Sinking Fund tax revenue is used to pay for bonded indebtedness on construction, equipment, or both. The bonds, and the tax rate necessary to pay those bonds, were approved by the voters of this district.

Comparison of Proposed Levy with Last Year's Levy on Average Residence Last Year

This Year

Average Market Value of Residences



Average Taxable Value of Residences



Last Year's Rate Versus Proposed Rate per $100 Value



Taxes Due on Average Residence



Increase (Decrease) in Taxes

$-5.40 Under state law, the dollar amount of school taxes imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older or of the surviving spouse of such a person, if the surviving spouse was 55 years of age or older when the person died, may not be increased above the amount paid in the first year after the person turned 65, regardless of changes in tax rate or property value.

Notice of Rollback Rate: The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an election is $1.280528. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the rollback rate of $1.280528.

Fund Balances The following estimated balances will remain at the end of the current fiscal year and are not encumbered with or by a corresponding debt obligation, less estimated funds necessary for operating the district before receipt of the first state aid payment.

3100 West 7th Street Suite 230 Fort Worth, Texas 76107

9400 N. Central Expy. Suite 400 Dallas, Texas 75231

5433 Westheimer Suite 404 Houston, Texas 77056

Maintenance and Operations Fund Balance(s)


Interest & Sinking Fund Balance(s)


Thursday, August 15, 2013


Harper in Urban video, ‘Little Bit of Everything’ Kaitlin Harper daughter of Greg and GeorgAnna Harper, and granddaughter of George Bill and Linda Perry, is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Music Business. She was asked to be a part of Keith Urban’s new video “Little Bit Of Everything”. She is wearing a Black and White Dress and is right after he walks through the orange door. She is also interning for 377 Management in Nashville. They manage Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Randy Rogers Band, LeeAnn Womack, and many others. She has had a wonderful summer meeting people. *** Eric Harper, son of Greg and GeorgAnna Harper, and grandson of George Bill and Linda Perry will be attending Tyler Junior College to begin his major of Music Production. He will also be marching with the Apache Marching Band playing trumpet at the TJC Football games and in the Tyler Parades. *** Hilary Haglund Walker, president of the Lufkin Rotary Club, has had families entertaining Anna Baginski from England in the Rotary Student Exchange Program. Families participating are: Kristi and Ricky Gay, Wayne and Lisa Haglund, Mark and Shawn Dunn, Sally and Don Muhlbach, Cindy and Jim Tierney, Lance and Ariel Beus, Nancy and Leon Manning. Monday, August 12, Anna was the noon program at the Lufkin Rotary Club. She will be going home on August 17. *** Invitations have been mailed for Lufkin’s Bistro to be Saturday October 5 in downtown Lufkin. Tickets for this elegant

tasting event from Lufkin’s finest chefs will showcase incredible selections of wines and beers. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau or call 936.633.0349. *** Mark your calendar for the Oktoberfest & Car Show 2013 at Angel of Joy Lutheran Church located at 4003 Daniel McCall Drive. Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Experience the authentic Bavarian tunes of a German band from Houston, “Das Ist Lustig”, featuring the Rathkamp German Dancers. There will also be entertainment by Susan’s Studio of Dance cloggers. There will be authentic German food, raffles, vendor booths, children’s activities and more. For more information about how to sign up for the Car Show or vendor booth rental, contact the church at 936-632-4777. *** Susie and Jimmy Little took grandson, Case Thompson, to The Woodlands Resort for vacation. They went to Babins and he ate grilled Mahi for the first time and loved it. They also went to Guadalajara’s and Carrabas. He went down their water tube slides, met new friends each day and had so much fun with grandparents that he did not want to go home. ***

The little moron threw the clock It can’t be time for school already. Where did the summer go? We have twelve whole months a year to accomplish world changing feats. Remember all of those earth shattering resolutions we made in January? Funny, they didn’t seem so important as the year rushed along. Something always needed done and now its August. One thing that fills my time is waiting for repairmen. Some of them are right on time while others seem to follow a different schedule. The best ones call if they are running late. Even better are the ones that arrive as scheduled. If you have a list of those, you are truly blessed. Of course, there is always a job to do as well. Whether we work at a paid job or not, we must cook, clean, wash, and go grocery shopping. If we have children, we meet their schedule along with our own. Now, the busy time of fall is beginning and the clock begins to tick faster. “Oh, and what about the pets?” Someone may add. A pet is a member of the household and has their own needs of eating, being taken out, exercising, and bathing. Just like the rest of the family there are doctor appointments


Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick

and medications from time to time. Busy. Busy. Busy. We fill our days with time consuming duties and our nights with obligations. Rest is welcomed when found. The days, the weeks, and then the months have once again slipped by without notice. Is it any wonder that we begin to feel panic as the school bell tolls? “ The year is all but gone,” we may be thinking. Realizing that time is passing, we have to deal with some mind altering questions. Where has all of the time gone? Did I really have to turn another year older? What have I done that is truly meaningful? Has my life made a difference to anybody? In these moments we may be tempted to feel a little doubtful about ourselves. To question the loss of the year, as we sense the months already gone by, we could be wasting our time. When I was a child, “Little Moron” jokes were popular. One went something like this: “Why did the Little Moron throw the clock out of the window?” Answer: “To

see time fly.” The year may seem to be flying away from us, but we still have time to make something out of this one. We could go back to the same old resolutions we made in January and salvage what we can, or we could do something else. The important thing to remember is that we have made a difference this year. We were here! Taking our place on the great hands of time, we are filling our own slot on the great clock of life. So, I say fly if you must, I’m going to hang on and enjoy the ride. It is only August. We still have several months to make a difference this year. We all need our clocks. To throw them out the window wouldn’t solve a thing. What we can do is enjoy the hum of school bus motors and the laughter of children. Pray for our teachers. Look forward to the special days that fall brings. It is my favorite time of the year. Here’s wishing you a busy and healthy time to enjoy every hour the clock ticks. Sue Hendrick lived in Diboll for several years. Although she now resides in Lufkin, Diboll will always be her East Texas home.

Pasta salad light, cool How about something really light and cool for supper for these hot August days. This recipe is sure to please. Serve with your favorite crackers and a tall glass of iced tea.

Pasta salad

2 cups rotini pasta, cooked according to pkg. directions 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast 1/2 cup chopped carrots

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger

1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 small can whole kernel corn 1/4 cup sliced black olives Salt and Pepper to taste Creole seasoning to taste

Bottled ranch dressing (start with 1/2 cup dressing and add more if necessary to make consistency you prefer) Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

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

Destin Sabani, owner of Manhattan Restaurant, is selling his salad dressings at all of the Brookshire Brothers stores in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties. I bought my bottle of Tomato Ranch at the Gaslight Store. Scott Berger and Andres Hernandez had to help me find the display that is in the produce department. They are different choices and they are $3.99 a bottle. *** Boy is it getting harder to hear kids my kids’ ages retiring. Cheryl Arnold, who is my Charlie’s age graduated from LHS in 1977, has retired after 26 years of teaching at Central ISD. Cheryl and Randy Arnold’s 23 year old daughter Katie will graduate from SFA in December with her degree in Early childhood to 6th grade. She will be doing her student teaching at Central in the fall. She has made only one “B” in her college career. Nolan, their youngest, graduated from Angelina College in December and is employed at Consolidated Communications. I found out that their daughter Dyan Arnold married Caleb Stanford in December. She works for the Angelina Neches River Authority, and Caleb is an RN at Memorial Hospital. He has two daughters Olivia and Claire. *** Shirley Reynolds with husband Cullen Reynolds own Reynolds Tack on Hwy 103 East. She called me that she had a medal Texas shaped pan. When I went to get it, I remembered Shirley who worked for Lee and Martha Schwartz at Lee’s Jewelry. Shirley said that Martha Schwartz bought the pan when Texas Foundry was making them in 1969. Both of the Schwartz

passed away in 2004. *** Saturday, daughter Julie Jumper-Morris and I went downtown. She looked at Furniture Fetish and then we went to Mama Tried, owned by Wanda Wesch. Wanda had a bus of 25 ladies from Houston that came to shop in Lufkin because of her store. Cheryl Arnold is working for Wanda and will be helping her get the shop decorated for Christmas. Wanda had back to school things in the window Saturday. *** Happy Birthday: Brenda Elliott, David Smith, Dan Carter, Sue Rolf, Justin Looney, Thelma Bryant, Charlotte Deaton, Peggilu Watkins, Jim Wark, Kristi Martin, Betti Carpenter, Bobbie Hollers, David Hicks, Jane Johnson, Elizabeth Westerman, C. D. Lowery, Tana Brown Weiss, Laura Kelley. *** Happy Anniversary: June and Sonny Clement, Elizabeth and Tucker Westerman, Susi and Mike Miller, Sarah and Earlon Williams, Mary Ann and Neil Naranjo, Abban and Robert Lastovica, Betti and Lyle Carpenter, Kelley and David Moore. *** Jean and Oscar Dillahunty treated us for our 44th wedding anniversary at Red Lobster. Thanks to all for your cards. It has been an exciting 44 years! *** Let me hear your news. Catch you around town. Contact Janice Ann



Huntington Class of ’45-’46 enjoys reunion They might have been a small group but they managed to talk and laugh a lot and enjoy some delicious food. That is none other than the class of 1945-46 when R.P. (Bob) and Mary White, Tomball; Doyle Harvill and Ted and Marie (DeWoody) Horton, Lufkin; Laverne (Rudy) Trinkle Tucker, Houston covened for a class reunuion. Classmates from Huntington were Neal Denman, Elaine Arnold Nerren, Helen Weaver Collins, Tom and Faye Nell Holland, Elmer Dominey, Ethel Ivy Havard and Ted Ivy. Guests were Babara Ivy, Kathleen Walker, Sandra Dominey Taylor, Jesse and Betty Nerren Forrest, Ineda Byrd LeSassier and Ann LeSassier Blanton. A special thank you is sent to Debra Bashaw and Jill young for helping me find folks. *** I walked in McMullen Memorial Library and asked the young women behind the desk how she is kin to Beverly Walters Havard. She is Chandler Modisette and the granddaughter of Beverly and Tom Havard, her mom is their daughter Amy and great-grandparents are Jimmie Lee Havard and Nelda Walters. I have not seen Amy in years but if she looks like Beverly as does Chandler then I would definitely recognize her. Chandler is helping out at the library this summer while she waits for college classes to start again. *** Curtis Spivey caught me just as I was leaving for a doctors appointment to ask how Beamon is. He offered to mow the yard or help however he could since Beamon does not tend to our yard as he


once did. Curtis is always thoughtful but hasn’t realalized he is as old as Beamon. *** Tommy and Lane Lowery were on vacation with Shana, Ernest, Morgan and Grant DePaoli of Dallas to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The country was absolutely beautiful and very cold. Their pictures showed them with jackets on. *** Randy and Eileen blew into Texas like a tornado. They came to Sugarland to the wedding of Billy Schmidt (formerly of Lufkin) and Heidi Yates Burrous (formerly of Diboll). Randy and Eileen catered the rehearsal dinner which was brisket, sausage and ribs, several side dishes and Randy’s prize winning pinto beans. Everybody was wanting to know where they could buy that food but sadly the nearest place in Tennessee. Heidi is the daughter of Bill and Carolyn Yates of Diboll and Billy is the son of Eileen and Randy Birch of Tennessee and Bill Schmidt of Ohio. Billy’s sister, Patti Smith, was unable to attend as she was vacationing in Finland. Heidi’s children Hunter, Heston and Haven Burrous attended the wedding. The Schmidts will reside in Richmond. Randy and Eileen ate in Beaumont, enjoyed a Whataburger in Richmond, ate in New Braunfels as they made their to San Antonio to see Roger Ratcliffe who went to kindergarten with Randy in Woodville, ate in Lockhart before arriving at our

house. Randy said he was practicing satying on his strict diet while on the road. He and Eileen worked like crazy helping me clean out and get rid of lots of items no longer needed here. Some of it was certified junk, more went to Women’s Shelter, bedding and such they took to Animal Control, some went to recycling and some of it went to the Sew and Sew ladies at the Lufkin Senior Center. Nell Addington talks about those ladies and the good work the do in her Sunday The Lufkin News article. At all the places the dolks were happy to get whatever was unloaded. Think of them and other accepting places when you have items to donate. We were so busy that we ate at Cheddar’s, Logan’s and Huntington Sonic and Randy managed to grill for us. They saw Ineda LeSassier and Ann Blanton, Diana and Harold Yost and their daughter Charlotte, Patrick and Leslie Richards, Tim Scogin, Pat Garrett, Barbara and Joe Charanza and Jill Young. After church with us they stopped in Nacogdoches to eat lunch with my sister Christal Shaw and then headed for Tennessee. For some reason or other I think they were ready to go home. Seriously we always appreciate all that our kids do. I wish every parent could say that about their kids being helpful as the parents get older and are unable to do all the things that need to be done around the house and yard. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.

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Legislature ends after 209 days After 209 days, things have finally come to a close for the 83rd Session of Texas Legislature. It took the House and Senate only a handful of days during the third special session to pass a transportation funding measure, and with no other issue added to the call by Governor Perry, the House adjourned earlier this week. It’s good to be finally home.


I am pleased to report that the third time was indeed a charm for the Legislature’s attempt to fund the increasing needs on our state’s transportation system without raising fees or taxes. SJR1 passed both the House and Senate this week, and if the voters approve this ballot measure next November, then we will begin directing a portion of future revenues from oil and gas severance taxes that would otherwise be headed towards our state’s rainy day fund to our highway fund. Additionally, HB1 was passed and along with creating a special legislative committee to ensure a healthy balance remains in our rainy day fund, it requires TxDOT to find $100 million in efficiencies in their budget. These savings will be used to pay down existing debt on transportation bonds. As Texas continues its rapid population growth and our roads become more congested, it’s clear more will need to be done in this area, but these two bills together are a good start.

Energy Council

As our district and most of the Lone Star State are experiencing economic growth and job creation as a result of the energy sector, I’ve becoming increasingly focused on policies that affect this vital industry. Recently,


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State Representative

I was honored to have been appointed, along with a handful of other legislators, to the Energy Council by House Speaker Joe Straus. The Energy Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to facilitate cooperation in national energy policy matters among several energy-producing states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming, plus the province of Alberta, Canada. I am excited about this opportunity to hear from energy policy experts and learn from others about ways to expand opportunities for this growing component of our regional and state economy.


There were over 1,500 bills passed in the House and Senate this year. During the interim, I will pick some to highlight and explain how these new laws will impact Texans. With the passage of HB5 during the regular legislative session, students entering high school this fall will take 10 fewer state exams than their classmates two years ahead of them. The old law required 15 state standardized exams to graduate. Now, students will need to pass only five. This legislation also made changes to the curriculum required for a high school diploma, enabling students to focus more on science and technology, business and industry, public services, humanities or a multidisciplinary option.


As always, my staff and I are available during the week at 936-634-2762 or 512-463-0508.


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21. *Energy outlet 23. Magic’s infection 24. It often holds 24 25. Tax pro 28. First female Attorney General 30. Breath freshener 35. Two quarters 37. Grannies 39. Top of Lady Liberty 40. Seed covering 41. Virgo’s brightest star 43. “Laughing on the inside” in text message 44. Officially allowed 46. Way, way off

47. Diabolical 48. Doghouse 50. Cupid’s counterpart 52. “The ___” by The Doors 53. Swerve 55. Bovine sound 57. *Junior’s ruler? 60. *Required substance 64. Editor’s insertion mark 65. Tarzan’s mom, e.g. 67. Papal court 68. Like a video game bird 69. *Sophomore’s grade

1. Dagger handle 2. Flu symptom 3. Pro ____ 4. Period 5. Large upright stone 6. Young salmon 7. *Pencil type 8. Bone hollow 9. Highlands hillside 10. It’s often denoted in red 11. Half of binary code 12. Used for styling 15. Trickery 20. 0 and 2, e.g. 22. “C’___ la vie!” 24. Pine, e.g. 25. *Calcium sulfate’s common name 26. Humorous slang for “Paris” 27. Set straight 29. Famous valley 31. This king was a merry old soul 32. Treasure collection 33. Perform in 34. *Not to be left behind 36. Custard dessert 38. Capone’s mark 42. Enophile’s sensory concern 45. Funny business 49. Actor DiCaprio 51. Goal-oriented activity 54. Inspiration for poets and musicians 56. Eyes 57. All there 58. Units of work 59. Infamous Roman Emperor 60. Blowhole 61. Wraths 62. Not naughty 63. Beanery sign 64. Upper limit 66. *Teacher’s applegiver

We don’t need to see you in Sept.

Summertime is over, and it’s time to face the fall. Hopefully, your family has enjoyed a nice vacation and you’ve had your share of fun in the sun. You may even reminisce about the popular song, “See You in September,” which was written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards and made memorable by The Happenings in 1966. As children, teenagers, and young adults return to school, now is a good time for you to take a look at the books, too — whether that means starting your retirement planning, making sure your retirement plans are on track, or taking the plunge and applying for Social Security retirement benefits. \But just because you have Social Security business and retirement matters to tend to does not mean you need to fight the traffic and trudge into a busy government office.

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We don’t need to see you (in person) in September. That’s because whether you’re working on your retirement planning or ready to retire, you can do everything from the comfort of your home or office computer at If you’ve been to our website before, you’ll notice that the new homepage is even better. We’ve revised the homepage and made it clearer and easier to use. You’ll now find what you want, without the need to read through a lot of links. If you’re starting to think about a retirement that is in the far-off future, a good place to begin is with Social Security’s Benefits Planners at planners. You can use

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the planners to help you understand your Social Security protection as you plan your financial future. In fact, you can learn about survivors and disability benefits as well as retirement benefits. No matter how new you may be to the working world, it’s never too early to begin planning for a sound financial future. For those of you with more years of work under your belt, get a more precise look at what your benefits will be with Social Security’s Retirement Estimator at The Estimator makes use of your reported wages from past years and projects your current earnings into the future to give you an instant, personalized estimate of your future benefits. You can change the variables, such as date of retirement and future earnings estimates, to see what you can expect in

different scenarios. If you’re ready to say goodbye to the daily grind of working and you’re ready to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, it’s exciting to know that you can apply from the comfort of your home or office in as little as 15 minutes. Once you complete the online application for benefits, in most cases, that’s all there is to it. No papers to sign or documents to provide. Give it a try when you’re ready to retire at www. You have better things to do in September than to come see us. Whether you’re just beginning your retirement plans, making sure your longterm plans are on track, or you’re ready to retire, we don’t need to see you in September. Take advantage of our new, easyto-use website at www.

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We are to be doing God’s work until our last breath Have you ever been in a church service and you ran out of room on your paper to take notes? Well, when Pastor Terry Yancey of Kansas preached Sunday morning, I was writing notes all over the paper and turning it this way and that just to get down what I thought was important to remember. Words of wisdom were flowing, and I was trying my best to keep up! Terry reminded us that politics will not fix the problems of this world, and that it doesn’t matter which party is in office. We all know that, but do we really KNOW that? We, the church and the body of Christ, have to

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Jan Allbritton live our lives out-loud being filled with the Holy Spirit and passion so much that others see that Jesus does make a difference. Our nation is in desperate need of men and women who are filled with the Holy Spirit who are willing to step out and make a difference. You and I were not saved to live a selfish, safe existence. We were saved to live dangerously

for God. We should not want to live just for ourselves. Doesn’t the Scripture say that the fields are white with the harvest, but that the workers are few? Now that is a sad statement. The crop is going to waste because no one wants to gather the harvest. Friends, the third most critical mission field in the world is the great old USA. America has that many unreached people! Less than 20 percent of Americans are true followers of Christ. By true followers, I mean those that actually have a relationship with Jesus. You and I need to work at hearing the Holy Spirit. God is

not mad at us. He loves us, and as in any loving relationship, He wants to talk to us and us talk to Him. Due to that relationship, He wants us to do mission work and make a difference. Did you know that there are still billions of folks who have not heard of Jesus? Billions! That means that you and I are supposed to be reaching out to them. Whose life are you supposed to show up in? Who are you to tell about Jesus? Maybe the geek at Best Buy who sold you a TV? Maybe the carhop at Sonic? What that young man who works in your shop?

Maybe the young single mom down the road? Pastor Terry said that perhaps we need to pray that the Holy Spirit would interrupt the world of those around us and give them a Jesus encounter. Do you have a relative that you need to pray that for? God doesn’t just want the pastor to tell others about Jesus. He doesn’t want just the pastor to visit the sick or the bereaved. He wants ordinary men and women like you and me, common men and women, to be used by the Holy Spirit in an uncommon way. TEACHER cont’d p. 6

Never worry; Back-to-School bash a success “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” - 1 Peter 5:7.

This is probably the BIGGEST understatement of the year, but I am a worrier. I worry about everything. I usually can hide it pretty well, but those that know me can tell. I worry about my alarm going off in the morning. Will I hear it? I worry about doing chores around the house. Is someone coming over? Will I have enough time to hide all the messiness? I worry about my kids, my dogs, and even my husband. Are they safe; are they healthy, are they getting on my nerves today? I worry about work, my students, and if I have completed everything I need


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to do. Did I turn everything in I needed to? Did I enter all the grades accurately? Did the note I sent home sound okay? I also worry about my appearance. Do I look too fat? Am I getting old? Can you tell I am getting gray hair? Yes, I guess my hobby is worrying.

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

This past week was the Back to School Bash. While helping plan this event, I was worried. I wanted to make sure there were enough supplies for the kids – so I worried. I wanted to make sure everything was prepared – so I worried. I wanted to make sure we had enough help for the event – so I worried. Finally, I was talking to my sister, Tina. She told me to just give it up to God. He would make sure everything was fine. He would make sure there was enough for everyone. He would make sure there would be enough help, and he would make sure people would come to the event. Well, I said “okay” and shut up, but I still worried. I went home that night and walked around the neighborhood

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


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

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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



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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

with my friend Renee. She told me the exact same thing Tina said. She then asked me, “What are you going to worry about next when the Back to School Bash is over?” She and I shared a laugh, but I knew there would automatically be something else in my mind. She did too. Why can’t I stop worrying? This is something I struggle with. I try to rely on God to take care of it all, but I hang on – just a little. I want to give it to Him, but I continue to keep the burden of worry in my heart about things. That night I prayed so hard. “God please take care of it all. You know what is in our heart with this event. Please help it be successful and be an example of Christ’s love for our community.

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Take over, Lord. I know you’ve got my back.” I went to sleep and slept soundly. The days and weeks passed by, and what do you know, we raised the most money we have ever had! We raised approximately $2500.00 give or take and served about 250 school aged children – not to mention their families that joined in the fun. God took care of the Back to School Bash again. He is the reason it is successful and continues to be a demonstration of the agape love of Jesus Christ. I am going to try my best to continue to give God all my burdens, all my worries, and all my fears. He can handle them. He has my back, and he can handle yours SISTERS cont’d p. 6

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

30 Years Ago: Dixie Cook retires after 35 years One Year Ago

Diboll Police Officers Noe DeJesus and Noe Aguilar team up to deliver baby on house call located on Lindsey Street. Coincidentally, the birth time was the same as the house address. Mark Kettering, Diboll Junior High School principal, is selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region VII Outstanding Principal of the Year. 2012 Diboll Day Queen Candidates include Isabella Tamez, Audrey Tamez, Emily Parish and Courtney Shivers. The District 20-3A Executive Committee amends the district’s Policy & Procedures Manual, requiring “All UIL events will require a parent/ guardian to accompany their child (5th grade and below) to the event and remain with them until the event is complete”. City of Diboll’s new digital sign will be located between City Hall and the police/fire facility and tell passers-by of upcoming important events.

Five Years Ago

Diboll girls basketball players meet WNBA all-time great Theresa Weatherspoon while attending camp in Houston. Players making the trip include Ashley Henderson, Karah Phipps, Chasity Walker, Kenechi Udechime. Brittany Forney, Kristen Simmons, Paige James, Kendall Mitchell, Kayla Deason, Sasha

30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center Lewis and Naya Bryant. Declining attendance is primarily responsible for Diboll school district facing more than $500,000 budget for the upcoming year states district financial director/assistant superintendent Kevin Mathis. Margie Harrell is honored with surprise party marking her 40th anniversary with the Diboll Housing Authority. Hellen Schmidt, president of the Diboll Pilot Club attends the Pilot International-Pilot International Foundation annual convention hosted in Phoenix, Arizona. Aspen Power, a whollyowned subsidiary of Aspen Pipeline has scheduled a September groundbreaking for its 50 megawatt renewable energy wood biomass burning facility in Lufkin.

Ten Years Ago

Angelina College purchase 72-acre tract of land on FM 819 to college campus. Trustees approve $1, 125,000 purchase price. Costly error ($678,000) by Capital Appraisals of Austin prompts Angelina County Appraisal District to hire new industrial appraisal firm, T.Y. Pickett Associates. The new 2003 TXU Communications’ phone direc-


Now, you are gonna tell me that you are too old or too young or too busy to do that. NOT!!! God does not discriminate due to age, gender, or race. He is not wanting us to just coast til Jesus comes. You and I are not to go down quietly. We are to be doing God’s work until we take our last breath. That may mean that we are telling the doctor or the nurse about Jesus right before we join Him in glory! We are to change the reality of the world around us. I have often heard it said that if the atmosphere is not right, we can change it by prayer, praise, and worship. With that being said, we can change the reality of the world around us in the same way. If you look around and see that things need God’s helping hand, don’t ya think that you can offer up some prayers? Then perhaps you can put feet to those prayers by doing something. The job is not done. It is no where near done because not enough folks are willing to step up to the plate. 20%! Only 20% are followers of Jesus Christ here in the US! God is not to blame for that statistic. We, the body, have failed

tory for Lufkin-Nacogdoches features red, white and blue theme and a Lone Star belt buckle on the front cover. Students from Kovenant Kids Day Care of Lufkin visits The History Center. Dr. Karen McBee is named new Angelina College Fine Arts directors. Elender Sellman and her crew at Diboll’s Subway Sandwich Shop put together a 150-foot long sandwich to promote the upcoming Jacks football season.

Twenty Years Ago

Employee of the Month at the Diboll Detention Facility is Food Service Manager Scott Ballenger and Officer of the Month is Tex Daniels, security officer for first shift. Temple-Inland announce the election of Herbert A. Sklena to the company’s board of directors, increasing the number of directors to 10. Members of the Diboll TBall Rangers include Hannah Bowman, Rachel Bowman, Elizabeth Ray, Amy Allen, Jonathan Toney, Brittee Neyland, Johnny Hernandez, Russell Sloma, Juan Zapata, Carlos Delfuente, Francisco Morado, Kristi Homan, Dillon Tobias and Randy Hawthorne. William B. Howes is

to do our job. We have failed to communicate just how amazing our God really is. God is the One anyone can come to anytime anyplace. We don’t need an appointment or have to worry about calling Him too early or too late. If you and I just reach out to one person at a time and make a difference in their life, then there is a ripple effect. We reach one who reaches another. Then we reach out to another who touches another. Pretty soon, we can put a big dent in those billions that don’t know about God. Have you ever heard the question, “How do you eat an elephant? The answer is you eat it one bite at a time.”.... We can just take one bite at a time, and pretty soon, the elephant is gone. So, now get your fork and pull up to the table. Take your first bite of your elephant. One bite at a time, one person at a time. What’s for supper tonight? Elephant. Hmmm. Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

Miss Dixie Cook is honored at a reception at Diboll’s Temple Junior High School by Principal James Porter and school staff. Miss “Dixie” retires from the classroom after 35 years of dedicated teaching to “her kids.” elected CEO/Chairman of Inland Container Corporation. School gets under way with 1,927 enrolled for classes in Diboll ISD on first day.

Thirty Years Ago

The Good Girls of the Diboll Dixie Youth League this year consist of Donna Mark, Lucy Lopez, Sharon Canada, Missy Cavasas, Patricia Alexander, Kelly Hicks, Mary Guerra, Charlotte Grant, Lenora Levine, Shelia Johnson,


too. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored our event. I am scared to list them, because I will end up forgetting someone. Please know you are appreciated and we, along with the students of Diboll, appreciate each of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! *** Sunday Aug. 18 – “Birthday Party.” Come celebrate the birthdays of our church family with a potluck luncheon and enjoy 12 different desserts - one for each month of the year! *** Have you met our new pastor? Dr. Keith Broyles and his wife, Cindy, are getting settled into their new home and our church.

Brenda Kee, Pam Fenley and Gwendy Hicks. Over 70 Lumberjacks report for grid season. Veteran quarterback Clay Dubose will lead the team. Diboll High School volleyball standout Deidra Johnson receives scholarship to play at Lee College in Baytown. Newly elected officers of the Burke Masonic Lodge #833 A.F. & A. M. are Harrison Weeks, Tiler; John Everett, Senior Deacon; J.T. McDonald, Senior Warden; Russ Swet-

land, Worship Master; Richad Williams, Junior Warden; Melvin Ivy, Secretary; John Rector, Chaplain; Jim Dunlap, Junior Steward; jack Harris, Installing Marshal; Thomas McBroom, Junior Deacon; Bill Carrier, Treasurer; Eugene Baker, Senior Steward; and Hal Greer, Installing Secretary. Tiffany Porter, sevenmonth-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Porter of Diboll, wins the title of Imperial Miss America Photogenic 1983.

We welcomed them with open arms, and we have enjoyed getting to know them both. Please come by and say hello. Join us for a faith filled service Sunday mornings! *** 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!

BLOWOUTS Tire failures and tread separations are more common in summer. Many manufacturers scrimp on materials and market defective tires, which may result in catastrophic roll-overs or crashes. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective tire or in a roll-over, call us for professional insight.


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Deadline: Noon Monday 936-829-3313 * LEGAL NOTICES



PROGRAMS (July 23, 2013) Diboll Independent School District Special Education program will be destroying confidential student information on special education students

who graduated, moved or were dismissed from special education services through the school year 2004. Parents or adult students may call 936.829.3100 Monday through Friday from 8:00

Mesothelioma may occur 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Many workers were exposed from the 1940s through the 1970s. Industrial and construction workers, along with their families (second hand exposure) are among those at risk for mesothelioma, lung cancer or gastro cancer (throat, stomach, colon). Call us for professional insight.

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Free, reduced-price meals available at DISD

Your 2013-2014 Diboll High School Dazzler Officers are Co-Capt. (junior) Ashley Coleman; Co-Capt. (senior) Hunter Mercer; 1st Lt. (sophomore) Romie Castilleja; 1st Lt. (senior) Christina Serratos. Line members are: Seniors — Zariah Vinson and Olicia Spikes; Sophomores — Brittney Barkley, Cassandra Meza, Jazlynn Mark, Brianna Bussey, Comeshia Robertson, and Celeste Monrroy; Freshmen — Peyton Morgan, Jolynn Baker, Tristan Rice, Evion Davis, Yesenia Gonzalez, Cynthia Ramos, and Rebecca Banuelos.

Team having a ‘dazzling’ summer ASHLEY COLEMAN

Special to The Free Press

The Diboll High School Dazzler officers attended camp in Galveston, hosted by American Dance/Drill Team School (ADTS). The officers consist of Capt.Ashley Coleman; 1st Lt. Romie Castilleja; and 1st Lt. Christina Serratos. These young ladies represented their team with the utmost respect and pride and earned a host of awards and special recognitions. Individually, each girl obtained a different amount of ribbons for “Excellence in Dance,” “Outstanding Achievement in Dance,” and All American Honorable Mention. Team captain Ashley Coleman received a medal and trophy for “Outstanding Performer.” As a group, the girls received

Gussie Nell Davis Team of the Day, Gussie Nell Davis Team of the Week, Most Admired Team of the Day, Super Sweepstakes and Special Award for teamwork and dedication. While attending camp, these young ladies learned and performed many routines during a rigorous daily schedule. They also had the opportunity to meet twotime national soloist Clay Moore. Recently, the Dazzlers attended team line camp at the Diboll High School. During this camp, they were taught and evaluated by two instructors from Marching Auxiliaries (MA) Dance. As a team, the Dazzlers received two superior summer camp titles. The Dazzlers have worked incredibly hard this summer, devoting their time and energy to ensure great

Sports Briefs Jacks season tickets on sale at Meet the Jacks

Diboll ISD will begin selling football tickets for reserve seating on August 16, 2013 at Meet the Jacks Reserve seat tickets from the previous season will be held until 3 pm on Monday, August 26, 2013. At that time all reserve seating will be available. Tickets will be handled at the Administration office.

Lady Jacks look good in scrimmages

The Lady Jacks recently traveled to Shepherd to play Shepherd and Trinity. The Lady Jacks dominated both team in all levels of play. The Lady Jacks traveled to Splendora also for a four-team scrimmage. The varsity came ahead in all three matches and are looking very good this early in the year. The Red and White teams both improved a lot in both of their scrimmages as well.

Chassidy Adams is Lady Jack of Week

Chassidy Adams, a senior volleyball player, is teh Diboll HS Booster Club’s Lady Jack of the Week. She plays at the setter position

Vball schedule

Aug. 15, 17 - Woodville Tournament, varsity only. Aug. 20 vs. Woodville, H o m e , all 3, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 24 - Madisonville Touranment, varsity only. Aug. 27vs. New Caney, Home, all 3, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

performances for the Diboll community. The Dazzlers look forward to giving 100 percent on the field this football season. They would like to thank all of their supporters, DISD, and most importantly their parents. Your 2013-2014 Diboll High School Dazzlers are Co-Capt. (junior) Ashley Coleman; Co-Capt. (senior) Hunter Mercer; 1st Lt. (sophomore) Romie Castilleja; 1st Lt. (senior) Christina Serratos. Line members are: Seniors — Zariah Vinson and Olicia Spikes; Sophomores — Brittney Barkley, Cassandra Meza, Jazlynn Mark, Brianna Bussey, Comeshia Robertson, and Celeste Monrroy; Freshmen — Peyton Morgan, Jolynn Baker, Tristan Rice, Evion Davis, Yesenia Gonzalez, Cynthia Ramos, and Rebecca Banuelos.

Diboll Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reducedprice meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/ site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. On July 15, 2013, Diboll ISD began mailing letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits. Applications are available at Diboll ISD Administration, Child Nutrition Dept, 215 N. Temple Dr., Diboll, TX 75941 or at the front office of each campus.

Criteria for benefits

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:


1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels 2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) 3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster 4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or

Even Start

Income eligibility

For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to the Child Nutrition Assistant at the Diboll ISD Administration office. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information: 1. Names of all household members 2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member 3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “I do not have a Social Security number” 4. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

Categorical or program eligibility

Diboll ISD is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. Diboll ISD will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should, contact Kerri Sanford, Child Nutrition Supervisor at (936) 8296262. Any household that wishes to decline ben-

efits should contact Kerri Sanford, Child Nutrition Supervisor at (936) 8296262. Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

Determining eligibility

Under the provisions of the free and reducedprice meal policy, the Child Nutrition Assistant will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Gary Martel, Superintendent, 215 N. Temple Dr., Diboll, TX 75941.

Unexpected circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

AC’s Taylor brings experiences to Sound Recording Jim Taylor’s entrance into the world of sound engineering came about more from necessity than curiosity. A musician since he was old enough to hold a guitar, Taylor attended college as a Composition Theory major. He wrote jazz compositions, and he needed a way to demo his songs so he could sell them. At the time, he was working as a guitar player for a studio. An engineer there told Taylor the studio wouldn’t charge for recording and mixing music if Taylor did it himself. With a little guidance, Taylor got good at it – so much so the same engineer offered him a job. From there, another branch of Taylor’s career blossomed. Now an instructor for Angelina College’s Sound Recording Technology program, Taylor can list on his credentials work with such big-name musical acts as Dierks Bentley, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ton Loc, Vanilla Ice and others. “I stared at the studio in Nacogdoches, and we’d record gospel albums and some other local stuff,” Taylor says. “Then I got a job running live sound for some of the acts performing in the area. At that point, that’s where I really learned how to make drums sound better, and

to mix the music. You’re trying to make the live shows sound as much like the album as possible. When I was there, I got the chance to work with some big acts, and I learned from their sound men as well. “I was in charge of the bands, and if they didn’t have a sound guy, I was it. Sometimes I got to run the monitor board, and if anything went down, I was there to fix it.” For the next 10 years, Taylor would combine his own musicianship with work in studios. He played guitar for country artists Clay Walker and Johnny Rodriguez, along with other touring bands. When the road got a little too long, he’d return home and resume his studio work. Then came his biggest break. “As far as recording, my big break came when I recorded Willie Nelson doing a live show in Nacogdoches,” Taylor says. “That gave me a lot of credibility, and I became the go-to guy in the area. Before that, people would question what I was doing. After that album got done, no one questioned me. I didn’t do anything different; I just happened to get to work on an album that got a lot of notice, and my name was on it.” Taylor, who earned his master’s degree, says he’d always wanted to use it. After experiencing the feel of

teaching young people, he decided to parlay his desire to teach with his extensive experience in the field of sound engineering. The result was the Sound Recording Technology program at AC, a program that has grown from a couple of classes to an actual associate’s degree. Taylor said the course is divided into four major parts: Audio I, which is an introduction to basic sound and equipment. “This course takes it as if you don’t know anything, and we build from there,” Taylor says. The second course, Audio II, is actual recording, and concentrating more on Pro Tools – the digital audio station used by professionals. “That’s the program we use, and it’s the industry standard,” Taylor says. “Just about any recording you hear nowadays has been done with Pro Tools.” The third class, Audio III, involves the mixing process, where students take recorded music and mix it to album standards. The final class, Audio IV, is when students take everything they’ve learned and produce a song. Students come into the recording studio – maybe they’ll bring a band with them – and they record a song from endto-end. They book the time, deal

with bands, and get the project done complete with overdubs and everything else the process entails. Those students will also serve in the internship programs Taylor has set up with different studios in the area; this to ensure the students get plenty of experience. Taylor says his program just graduated its first full class, and those students are already getting “nibbles” from future employers. For those considering the program, Taylor simply offers this advice: “If you have a job you love, you never retire,” Taylor says. “I’m never going to retire. I love what I do. It’s not a job as much as it is a passion, and to get paid for it is amazing. There are so many jobs in radio, TV, churches, all sorts of different areas. You might be on the road with a band, you might work in a studio as a sound engineer, you might even become a composer. There’s a big market for all of those. “My main job is writing music. I’ve worked for MTV, the BBC, Muzak. You have to record your music to submit it, and I’m able to do all those things. There are plenty of awesome musicians out there, but if the end product doesn’t sound good, no one will want it.”

AC Singers seeking performers for 2013-14

Angelina College’s singing and dancing group, the AC Singers, is seeking prospective performers for the upcoming 2013-2014 season and will host individual scholarship auditions for anyone interested. This audition will be for current or incoming Angelina College students and must be arranged through director Beckie Compton.

Those auditioning will have the opportunity to show off their talents through their choice of dance solos; or of vocal solos from such genres as Country, Pop, Broadway, Contemporary Christian or others. Singers are instructed to perform only one verse and chorus from each selection, not to exceed four minutes. In addition, at least one selection must be with

an accompaniment track; the CD must not have the artist singing the solo line. The other song choice may be a cappella, if desired. Performers are also instructed to bring the following: Any necessary music, props, etc.; three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from people aware of your performing abilities and skills (the third can be from a counselor, em-

ployer, pastor, etc.). The AC Singers perform at events in venues located throughout the state, including the Texas State Fair in Dallas and the Texas State Forest Festival, among others. To set up an audition, contact Beckie Compton at bcompton@, or call 936-6335237.

PRISON Cont’d plemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as SNAP or the food stamp program). Blakemore advised numerous beneficiaries that no charges would be filed against them if they agreed to repay the overpaid benefits directly to Blakemore in cash. Blakemore utilized this scheme on multiple occasions to obtain funds from

individuals who had received overpayments. This case was investigated by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Health and Human Services CommissionOffice of Inspector General, and the FBI, and it was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

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ent places to pray and spread the Good News, and that’s what I’m happy doing. I feel like I do best when working with my brain.” The favorite part of his job is celebrating the Eucharist. Cortes said that it illustrates the meaning of life, and he hopes for application in the life of the believer. One of his regular daily activities is sharing a prayer by phone each morning on Super Mix 101.9 radio. He and a priest from Center alternate each week at 6 a.m. He said he feels this gets each day started on a positive note. What Cortes calls “individualism” is one of the biggest changes he has seen in recent years. “People are concerned with only what affects them personally,” he said. “Infidelity and divorce are examples of how some don’t worry about the way their actions affect others. But as the Bible says, we are all part of the body and we have interconnections.” “One thing that makes people remember me is my handshake,” Cortes said. “I developed it especially so that those I meet in the community would know my faith. I’ve had people forget my name but say, ‘Oh, yes; He’s the one with the special handshake.’” Cortes demonstrated the three movements which he equates to his belief in the Trinity. Although Cortes is from a Latin culture, he says there is one thing about him that defies the stereotype. “I don’t eat spicy food,” he said with a laugh. “It gives me a hot temper.”

II of a street rehabilitation project to Drewery Construction of Nacogdoches. Phase 1 rehabbed Lumberjack Drive. Work is expected to begin Sept. 1. Streets included are: * South First Street from Boles Lane to low-water structure; * South First Street from Boles Lane to Maynard; * South First Street from Maynard to Elm Street; * South First Street from Elm Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Street; * Elm Street from Ash Street to South First Street; * Beech Street from Ash Street; * Beech Street to Lynn Street; * Persimmon Street from Beech Street to Robert Nash Street; * O’Hara Street from Cross Street to Office Street; * Pine Valley Road from Borden Drive to County Road 64; * Pine Valley Drive from North First Street to Third Street; * C Street from North First Street to Third Street; * B Street from Second Street to Third Street;

* Third Street from Pine Valley Road to B Street; * Second Street from Pine Valley Road to railroad crossing; * Second Street from railroad crossing to A Street; * Hines Street from Booker Avenue to Thompson Street; * Martin Luther King Jr. Street from South First Street to Neil Pickett Drive; and * Arrington Road from Lumberjack Drive to Wells. In other business, council authorized city staff to register surplus equipment with renebates. com to be auctioned off. The items include a 1993 John Deere boom mower; 2006 Suzuki motorcycle; two 1979 JD tractors without front loader; 1980 JD 310 backhoe; FMC 200-gallon pull-behind ag sprayer; and FMC 300-gallon pull-behind ag spayer. Next meeting, Aug. 22, council members will recommend Diboll residents to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Charter Review Committee.

Pack the House

Top photo, David Carter and Charlotte Morris hosted the July Pack the House event at His & Her’s Trade Days -- a monthly Diboll Business Association event. Carter and Morris received their DBA membership certificate at the event.

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August Pack the House

The August Pack the House will be a The Free Press. More details will be available in next week’s edition, as well as the DBA’s Facebook page.

Diboll-area businesses Listed here are Diboll-area businesses, with those who have joined the Diboll Businesses Association in bold. The Diboll Business Association’s next meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the TLL Temple Memorial Library. Come give your thoughts on how the association can promote Diboll businesses.


Brisket House 1225 N. Temple Church’s Chicken 208 N. Temple Dairy Queen 204 N. Temple Donut Palace 603 N. Temple Jack In The Box 400 N. Temple Los Jarritos Mexican Restaurant 903 N. Temple Simple Simon’s Pizza 573 N. Temple Sonic Drive In 512 N. Temple Taqueria Y Rest. El Mexico Lindo 200 N. Temple

829-3434 829-4464 829-3064 829-0229 829-3344 829-0777 829-5959 829-3162

2B Trucking 1430 N. Temple Andrews Transport 8640 Hwy. 59 S. B & B Fabricating 1432 N. Temple Campbell Timberland Mgmt. 700 N. Temple DEMCO, Inc. 1121 N. Temple Momentive Chemical P & S Trucking 508 Burke

829-2826 829-5533 829-4177 829-6300 829-4771 829-8036 829-4000

ABC Auto Alternate Parts & Components American Metal Around the World Salvage Aundrea’s Originals Brookshire Bros. Diboll Depot Diboll Food Mart Dixon Furniture Dollar General Store Drive Thru Tobacco East Texas Tupperware Family Dollar Goodwill Industries Grand Kids Motor Co. Herman Power Tire Polk’s Pick-It-Up Store Polk’s Pick-It-Up Store Pouland’s The Everything Store Sarah’s Gifts Two Smitty’s Swap Shop

600 N. Temple 1441 N. Temple 9161 Hwy. 59 S. 1441 N. Temple 315 N. Hendrick 221 N. Temple 1605 N. Temple 500 N. Temple 300 N. Hines 223 N. Temple 520 N. Temple 810 South Meadows 406 N. Temple 212 N. Temple 1324 Temple 1501 N. Temple 605 N. Temple 611 N. Temple 611 N. Temple 1319 N. Temple 1303 N. Temple

829-4952 829-7278 829-0337 829-7278 829-2345 829-4366 829-1100 829-2258 829-5813 829-3499 829-2203 829-4817 829-2315 829-3311 829-9464 637-7511 829-5308

AAA Self Storage 1517 N. Temple Advanced Plumbing 1221 N. Temple Angelina Casualty Insurance 611 N. Temple Baker Pest Control Bonner Roofing 7997 Hwy. 59 S. Commercial Bank 501 N. Temple Compro Tax/Basic Spanish Cl. 301 N. Hendrick St. Conners Auto Service Center 211 Rutland

829-4447 829-5226 829-2633 632-6464 829-2866 633-5890 829-5260 829-2477




829-4040 829-2630

Cuts & More 1095 N. Temple 829-3405 Deer Trace Homeowners Assoc. 829-0035 Diboll Custom Upholstery 1442 N. Temple 829-0900 Diboll Free Press 101 Weber 829-3313 Diboll Inn and Suites 910 N. Temple 829-2055 Diboll Mobile Home Park 925 Denman 829-3611 Diboll Motors 1312 N. Temple 829-4533 Dr. Woody Ingram 308 Thompson 829-5589 Duran Electric 201 Chandler 212-1143 E.T. Family Medical/Dr. Cathcart 202 S. Temple 829-4749 Elite Cleaners 202 N. Hendrick 829-5980 Extreme Collision 131 S. U.S. Hwy. 59 829-2252 First Bank & Trust 104 N. Temple 829-4721 Fleetwood Transportation Svcs. 7642 Hwy. 59 S. 829-4735 Flowers Paint & Body 9171 S. U.S. Hwy. 59 829-3368 H & R Block 105 Weber, Suite C 829-4388 Ibarra Tire Shop 1511 N. Temple J.R.’s Party Barn 611 N. Temple 635-0462 KST Day Care Center 101 Maynard 829-5783 Leon Stricklen Insurance 105 Weber LSI Cleaning & Floor Care 1302 Brown 829-0149 Melvin Linton Homes 635-8942 Modern Cleaners 311 N. Hendrick 829-2752 Morris Air Conditioning 1319 N. Temple 829-2630 Moye’s Catering 1310 N. Temple 829-3040 Neches Pines Golf Course 900 Lumberjack Dr. 829-5086 Nirow Contractors 201 N. Temple 829-5100 Peaceful Rest Mortuary 311 N. First 829-3774 Palacio Construction 674-6898 Pumpkin Patch Pre-School 211 Morris Rd. 829-2933 Quick Change Oil and Lube 571 N. Temple 829-3970 R & R Washateria 904 N. Temple Rodriguez Custom Paint 1224 N. Temple 829-3280 Russell Ingram, DDM 308 Thompson 829-5589 Sabine Storage Units 301 N. Hendrick Sandra Pouland Real Estate 611 N. Temple 829-4040 Sara’s Beauty Shop 302 N. Hendrick 829-4900 ServiceMaster Clean 1300 N. Temple 634-6982 Speedy Ice L.L.C. 901 N. Temple S & S Transmissions 7883 S. Hwy. 59 829-4221 Star Enterprise 1509 N. Temple Temple-Inland Fed. Credit Union 109 N. Temple 829-1616 Terrell Insurance 902 N. Temple 29-2361 Tha Spot Barber Shop 906 N. Temple The Car Wash 204 N. Temple T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library 300 Park 829-5497 Tonya’s 1449 N. Temple Total Energy 1430 N. Temple Tracy Nails & Spa 404 N. Temple 829-4435 Trinity Mission 900 S. Temple 829-5501 Vanity Salon 305 N. Hines 829-5000 Wilkerson Financial Center 105 Weber, Suite A Zumba - April Lopez

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829-4718 829-4757 829-5440

August 15, 2013  
August 15, 2013  

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