MISD board OKs costs for population, facility studies

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Mineola School District will spend $46,000 to get a handle on district growth and facilities.

The school board voted Monday to contract with Population Survey and Analysis for $32,000 to conduct a demographic study – to be split with the city.

Quitman PD positions remain vacant

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The Quitman City Council discussed the police department and Chief John Farmer’s efforts to hire officers last Thursday.

Business is good in downtown Mineola

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Businesses are moving in and expanding in downtown Mineola. City Manager Mercy Rushing advised the Mineola Economic Development Corp. board last Thursday that local business is doing really well, especially in the downtown area.

Quitman football stadium getting new scoreboard

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Bud Moody Stadium will have a new state-of-the-art scoreboard for football this fall. 
Mineola School Superintendent Cody Mize was named Mineola Man of the Year at Monday night’s school board meeting. Club President Denise Hurst presented the honor.

Rotary Club names Mize man of year

Yesterday at 9:51 PM

Following a lengthy list of student and staff accolades paraded before the Mineola School Board Monday, there was one more surprise announcement. Superintendent Cody Mize was named the Man of the Year by the Mineola Rotary Club.

Kaylie Michelle Hasten

Traffic deaths yield two indictments

Yesterday at 9:51 PM

Almost 15 months after a head-on collision north of Mineola killed a grandmother and grandson, the driver cited in the crash has been indicted for two counts of criminally negligent homicide.

Alba council sets swearing in date

Yesterday at 9:51 PM

Alba’s new mayor and city council members will be sworn in on the first available date.

Candidates seek school board posts

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
The following candidates for the May 1 Yantis school board election  have submitted information for publication.

County gains benefits from ET Council of Governments

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
The East Texas Council of Governments reported the regional council’s impact for 2020 on Wood County recently, which included services to thousands of residents and grants and spending topping $1 million.

Mineola FFA teams advance

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Two Mineola FFA career development teams have advanced to state competition.

Seniors prepare for service with military commitments

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Jackson-Colegrove is one of nine graduating seniors from Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman high schools who already are, or soon will be, in uniform.
Jackson-Colegrove is one of nine graduating seniors from Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman high schools who already are, or soon will be, in uniform. 

Lake Country symphony returning

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
The Lake Country Symphonic Band will be back in action Sunday, April 25.
The Lake Country Symphonic Band will present its spring concert Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center.

May Fiesta canceled again

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
The Mineola Chamber of Commerce has canceled May Fiesta for 2021.

Kiwanis chili cookoff features first responders

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Friday, April 23 will be the last chance to taste great chili of area cooks. In this case they will be first responders from around the area competing to see whose chili is the best.

Quitman High School theater students earn accolades at regional

Yesterday at 9:51 PM

The Quitman One-Act Play competed at regional last Thursday. Three students earned accolades.

Alba-Golden heralds staff
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Alba-Golden Schools recognized their teachers and employees of the year last week.

Lake Fork yields 15-pound legacy largemouth bass
Yesterday at 9:50 PM

Anglers delivered three more Legacy Lunkers Tuesday, March 23 followed by a fourth Sunday, March 28 during the final weekend of the 2021 Toyota ShareLunker season for largemouth bass.

Quitman Library Connections
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Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near …


Boycene “Pokey” Evans Tinsley, 1939-2021

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Mrs. Tinsley passed away April 15, 2021 at her residence in Alba. She was born May 11, 1939 in Alba to Tolvie Boyce and Kathleen Galyean Evans.

Timothy Jackson Smith, 1980-2021

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Timothy Jackson Smith, 40, of Bryan passed away in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Tim was born Aug. 16, 1980 at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, Cal.

Patricia Ann Swindell Maddox, 1948-2021

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Mrs. Maddox passed away April 13, 2021 in Longview. She was born Sept. 21, 1948 in Alba to James Marshall and Dorothy Eugene Taylor Swindell.

John Rayl, 1929-2021

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
John Rayl, 91, of Mineola passed away Friday morning, April 2, 2021 at his home. John Edward Rayl was born in Niotaze, Kan. on Aug. 22, 1929 to William and Blanche Rayl.

Grand Jury hands down long indictment list

Yesterday at 9:51 PM

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury on March 31.

Guilty plea nets 25 years for drug charge

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Gene Weldon Fogleman, Jr. of Dallas received a 25-year prison sentence April 8. He pleaded guilty in 402nd District Court to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a first degree felony.

Hawkins woman pleads guilty to federal charge

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
A Hawkins woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei in Marshall.

Quitman Police Report

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Mineola Fire Report

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Mineola Police Report

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lady jackets golf for bronze
Sunni Ruffin prepares to hit a fairway wood on Monday. She led the Mineola on Tuesday with a 93, ten shots better than her first round.

Mineola girls swing state bid

Yesterday at 9:55 PM

The Mineola girls golf team earned a trip to the state tournament on Tuesday at regionals, hosted by Oakhurst Golf Course in Bullard.

Yellowjacket teams sweep area track championships

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When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
– John Ruskin (1819-1900), English philosopher

Lady Panthers run to area track title

Yesterday at 9:52 PM
The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers excelled in the relays and hurdles on their way to the area track championship last Wednesday at Cooper.

Alba-Golden tennis players advance to regional meet

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Will Hartin (background, left) and Cameron Gallyean face off for the district title. [see more shots]
Alba-Golden will be sending both boys singles players and doubles teams and one girls singles players and one girls doubles team to the regional tournament.
playoffs on diamonds near

Mineola takes big lead to defeat Quitman

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Lindsey Hornaday makes a play to Reiny Luman at first base as Emily Wiley makes her way to second, into the setting sun.
Mineola raced in front 9-1 before Quitman could get the bats going, but the four-run rally was not enough in the final two innings as Mineola came away with a 9-5 district softball victory in a Monday makeup game.

Jackets edge rival Quitman

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
Quitman pitcher Ford Tannebaum eyes the runner on third, Riley Fowler, before deliver a throw home. [see more fields of view]
The Mineola Yellowjackets and Quitman Bulldogs got in their District 13-3A game last Friday. The Yellowjackets took home a close 4-2 victory in a game moved to Grand Saline due to wet grounds in Quitman.

Late inning rally gives Alba-Golden district victory

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
A three-run sixth propelled the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers past Rivercrest 4-2 in a makeup softball game Monday.

Panthers come back to defeat North Hopkins

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
North Hopkins scored early but Alba-Golden rallied late to get the baseball road victory 16-14 last Thursday.

Winnsboro too much for Lady Bulldogs

Yesterday at 9:51 PM
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs fell to Winnsboro last week at the new Ball Parks in Winnsboro facility. The Winnsboro Lady Raiders scored three runs in the first inning and held on to beat Quitman 6-2 in a District 13-3A contest.
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