MISD campus first in 40 years

Yesterday at 10:54 AM
Mineola school officials make it official Thursday for the new primary school, from left, trustees Jill Quiambao, Todd Morgan, Jay McGough, Glen Dossett, Rodney Watkins, Superintendent Cody Mize, Janice Etheridge and Robby Ballard.
Even as construction activity continued apace in the background, a broad spectrum of Mineola residents, including some of the future students, gathered Thursday morning to break ground for the new …

A solemn day of remembrance

Yesterday at 10:55 AM
The color guard at the Wood County courthouse salutes as the flag is raised to full mast at noon, from left, Billy Grant, James Attaway and  Jason Attaway. The Memorial Day service featured speaker Mike Billman and honored five Gold Star families.
Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony on the Wood County courthouse lawn in Quitman paid tribute to those who have fallen in defense of the freedoms Americans enjoy. Guest speaker Mike Billman …

Students awarded for grades

Yesterday at 11:04 AM
Forty-nine third graders at Mineola Elementary School were honored for “bringing up grades” in an honors ceremony Wednesday as the Kiwanis Club of Mineola provided Dairy Queen gift cards …

Murals project looks to take the next step

Yesterday at 11:04 AM
To say that the Wood County Walls (WCW) project has exceeded expectations, consider this. Todd Witt told the Mineola Economic Development Corp. last Wednesday that what has been accomplished in …

Store holds many Golden memories

Yesterday at 11:08 AM
A crowd at the old Golden railroad station
Printed on Diane White’s brightly-colored shirt was the message: “I smile because I have no idea what is going on!” Stay for a few minutes in the Golden Grocery and it becomes …

Mineola High School graduates Owen Tiner, left, 1998, and Campbell Littlefield, 2023, sign the top of the time capsule buried last Friday in front of the high school, to be unearthed in 2048.

25-year time capsule buried for Class of ‘48

Yesterday at 10:53 AM

A tradition 50 years in the making should continue for at least another 25 as the Mineola High School Class of 2023 assisted with planting a new time capsule in front of the school Friday. The …

class of 2023 graduation

Mineola High School valedictorian Ali Jordan checks the sound as she begins her speech at graduation.

Mineola HS Class of ‘23 graduates

Yesterday at 11:02 AM

Mineola High School bade farewell to the 128-member Class of 2023 Friday night at Meredith Memorial Stadium as family, friends and well-wishers packed the home stands for the annual send off. …

Quitman valedictorian Joisalyn Tarno gives her address.

Quitman Class of 2023 awarded diplomas

Yesterday at 11:03 AM

“You’ve been amazing,” first-year Quitman High School Principal Jeff Tittle told the Class of 2023 at Friday’s graduation. Tittle added that one year was not enough time …


Sylvia Kay Dykes, 1941-2023

Sylvia Kay Dykes, 1941-2023

Thursday, May 18

Sylvia Kay Dykes, 81, of Mineola passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023 in Fort Worth.  Sylvia Kay was born on Dec. 28, 1941 to Mr. & Mrs. C.J. Clark in Elizabethton, Tenn.

County commission prepares for next round of development grants

Yesterday at 11:09 AM

The Wood County Economic Development Commission will soon be releasing the applications for the annual business development grants funded by the county’s hotel-motel tax receipts. Hotel …

Former Monitor owner dies at 98

Yesterday at 11:08 AM

Samuel Neil Harle, known as Neil and the former owner of the Mineola Monitor, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023. According to the local historical marker in front of the Monitor office, Harle …

Mineola trash service cost going up by three percent

Yesterday at 11:08 AM

A three percent increase in the cost of garbage service was approved by the Mineola City Council Monday, May 22. It becomes effective July 1 and means a 34-cent per month increase for residents …

Juneteenth celebration set June 17 in Mineola

Yesterday at 11:14 AM

Food, fun, fellowship, music and games will mark the celebration of Juneteenth in Mineola on Saturday, June 17. The free festivities will be held at the McFarland school campus at 708 Stone St. …

Alba-Golden valedictorian Samuel Louderman receives congratulations from school board President Jason Stovall as Principal Brittany Hall looks on.

A-GHS celebrates graduates

Yesterday at 11:03 AM

In an excellently-executed ceremony last Thursday, 42 Alba-Golden seniors walked across the stage at Tyler Junior College Wagstaff Gymnasium and became high school graduates.   The messages …

St. Dunstan’s hosting blood drive June 10

Yesterday at 11:11 AM
St. Dunstan Episcopal Church will host a blood drive on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 800 N. Johnson St. in Mineola. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted as …

Mineola Fire Department Report

Thursday, June 1

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Thursday, June 1

Mineola Police Report

Thursday, June 1

Thomas Plumbing

Thomas Plumbing

Friday, April 21

UM Army plans extensive work in Wood County

Yesterday at 11:13 AM
The UM Army will be in Wood County June 5-9 to take on variety of projects assisting residents. The United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission will bring 80 workers from 6th grade to college age …