QISD board extends superintendent’s contract

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Quitman ISD school board members unanimously approved a contract for Superintendent Rhonda Turner Monday.

County sheriff’s office sees personnel changes

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Significant moves were made in the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. The obvious approval of Kelly Cole as the new Wood County Sheriff replacing Tom Castloo was among the personnel changes.

Commissioners OK county COVID leave policy

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Wood Commissioners met in special session Tuesday morning to adopt a resolution approving the county COVID leave policy.

City designates land for future development

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The city of Mineola has transferred a one-acre tract to the Mineola Economic Development Corp. for use in economic development.

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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If something has happened and you are not well, please, do not visit the library. If you have items checked out, simply call the library and ask if we can either renew or extend the due date. We do not need details, we want to work with you during this crazy time.

Four Mineola Sound of Swarm band members make all-state

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From left, Gabby Wolf, Emily Phonsnasinh, Ali Gonzalez and Ali Jordan, all earned a place in the Texas all-state band. They will audition for chair placement, attend a clinic and perform a concert this June in Melissa.
Results of the all-state band competition were announced Tuesday morning. Four members of the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm earned places in the prestigious bands sponsored by the Association of Texas Small School Bands.

Mineola cheer team among best in state contest

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Yellowjacket cheerleaders herald the beginning of football season, one of uncertainty and seemingly at risk of a premature conclusion throughout the fall. Mineola missed zero games during the season due to COVID-19, a rarity in the area.
The Mineola High School cheer team placed 12th in the state competition last Friday in Fort Worth.

Sneed named one of Texas’ best

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Trevion Sneed stops a Commerce ballcarrier in his tracks. Doing so with regularity and ferocity made him one of the best linebackers in the state of Texas.  [see more shots of Sneed in action]
Mineola senior linebacker Trevion Sneed has been named to the Texas Football Super Team, announced last week. That puts the Southern Methodist University commit in a group of the top 40 Texas high school football players.

Corner Column

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On a chilly March evening almost a decade ago, we strolled among monuments and historic buildings in and around the magnificent National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Chilson to head CID

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A local veteran police officer has taken the reins as captain of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for the Wood County Sheriff’s Department.
A small child alone.

AMBER alert system helps missing kids

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Amber Hagerman would have turned 35-years-old this year had she not been abducted and murdered in Arlington 25 years ago.

The crime remains unsolved. The legacy which that young life may have fulfilled, had she been allowed to live, will never be known. Her legacy does live on, but sadly only in a memorial.

Her brutal killing spurred a local movement to put in place measures which might save youngsters targeted by human predators.

Cacie Lennon fights most of the Cooper squad for a rebound.

A-G Lady Panthers grab district lead

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The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers took a huge stride forward in their race for a district championship by defeating the visiting Lady Bulldogs of Cooper 56-44 Friday.

obituaries

Lloyd J. Hopkins 

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Lloyd J. Hopkins, a longtime resident of Quitman, passed away on Jan 14.  Due to COVID restrictions, graveside services will …
Ralph Tutor, 1938-2021

Ralph Tutor, 1938-2021

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Ralph Tutor, 83, of Yantis died on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at Lowe …
Benny Wayne “Pappy” Terrell, 1937-2021

Benny Wayne “Pappy” Terrell, 1937-2021

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Benny Wayne “Pappy” Terrell, 83, of Alba passed away Jan. 9, 2021 in Tyler. He was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Stamford to Benjamin …
Larry Vincent Richey, 1936-2021

Larry Vincent Richey, 1936-2021

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Larry Vincent Richey, 84 of Mineola passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Tyler. He was born on April 25, 1936 in Mineola to the …
Kary Mark Pack, 1961-2021

Kary Mark Pack, 1961-2021

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Kary Mark Pack, 59, stepped into heaven on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 with family by his side. On June 10, 1961 Mark was born to JE Pack …
Rheba Joyce Dennis Myers, 1932-2021

Rheba Joyce Dennis Myers, 1932-2021

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Rheba Myers was married to Charles Eugene Sprouse for 32 years. She was married to Johnny Myers for 35 years. Graveside service was …

Henry Dale “Bud” Morrow, 1940-2021

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Henry Dale “Bud” Morrow, 80, of Golden passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in Tyler. Bud was born in Red River Township, Ark. on …
Burt Lindley, 1957-2021

Burt Lindley, 1957-2021

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Funeral services for Burt Lindley, 63, was held on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Hainesville Baptist Church with Rev. Cody …
Donna Kay Hanson Hazzard, 1954-2021

Donna Kay Hanson Hazzard, 1954-2021

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Donna Kay Hanson Hazzard of Sheridan, Ark. was born Sept. 3, 1954 in Mineola, the daughter of the late Raymond and Natilou Harvey …

David E. Gordy, 1946-2021

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Memorial services for David E. Gordy, 74, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer, with …
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