The Partners for Rural Impact, in partnership with the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, facilitated conversations with 13 Diboll High School National Honor Society and student council representatives. The conversations centered on the necessary resources and supports that are needed to ensure every child in Diboll thrives and leads a meaningful life. Students collaborated and provided information and feedback on how to improve the community.

Chance Thornton has joined Austin Bank as assistant vice president and relationship manager in the Lufkin office.

“We are proud to have Chance associated with Austin Bank,’’ said Austin Bank chairman Jeff Austin III. ‘‘He is a skilled banker with a strong commitment to the East Texas area. His experience and leadership will help to serve our Lufkin customers and the Austin Bank team.”