Gooden shares thoughts on presidential election

Thursday, June 13
Congressman Lance Gooden greets constituents at last Thursday’s town hall at the Mineola Civic Center.
Despite a range of topics addressed by his constituents, Congressman Lance Gooden kept returning to one central solution – elect Donald Trump president in November. Gooden spoke in Mineola …

Upcoming Mineola ISD budget to be impacted by new campus

Thursday, June 13
Mineola school trustees took a detailed look at preliminary figures for the 2024-25 school district budget Thursday, June 6, and a list of challenges that budget presents. Topping the list is …

Tax abatements OK’d for duplexes

Thursday, June 13
Tax abatements are in place for planned duplexes in Quitman. The Quitman City Council approved the abatement for Douglas Home Construction in a special meeting last Wednesday, June 5. …

Bait shop about family as much as fishing

Thursday, June 13
Kai, Mara, Billy and Amaya Boughton at Billy’s bait shop.
Standing at the south boat ramp at Lake Holbrook and looking east, a splash of blue stands out among the green covering the hill. In an example of excellent advertising placement, that blue break in …

City advises to follow rules for limbs

Thursday, June 13
Severe storms in the area have resulted in numerous residents with large amounts of limbs needing disposal. While the city of Mineola does pick up and shred or haul off limbs, there are rules in …

Elizabeth Dry assists a camper at the Promise of Peace Gardens at the Mineola Nature Preserve.

Garden camp gets youth back to nature

Thursday, June 13

Elizabeth Dry is all about nature. From working in gardens, to cooking with all-natural, local products, to sharing her love of all things natural with others, she makes the outdoors her priority. …

Kambrie Hughes makes a play on a ground ball for the Alba Crew.

Mineola hosts girls softball tournament

Thursday, June 13

Once the fields dried out, the girls 6U (T-ball) and 8U (coach pitch) district tournaments were held last week at the Mineola Youth Foundation complex. 

Laurel Jones, Mineola native, was recently awarded Texas State Cinderella Woman.

Jones is new Cinderella state winner

Thursday, June 13

Laurel Jones of Lewisville won the Texas State Cinderella Woman title Saturday, June 8 in College Station.   Her parents are Heather and Bobby Jones of Lewisville. Heather is a 1992 …

Clapp makes list at Harding Univ.

Thursday, June 13

Rosa Clapp, a sophomore studying elementary education and theological studies from Winnsboro, is among more than 1,300 Harding University students recognized for their academic excellence from grades …

Gibson achieves president’s list

Thursday, June 13

Conner Gibson of Golden achieved the president’s list during the spring semester at Tyler Junior College. The president’s list consists of 553 students who completed a minimum of 12 …

Harding grants Elmore degree

Thursday, June 13

Ashlyn Elmore of Quitman is one of more than 700 students who received diplomas and were recognized as Harding University graduates during the Spring 2024 commencement ceremony on May 4 in Search, …

Car show to benefit Mineola civic groups

Thursday, June 13

Mineola Sizzling Summer Car Show sponsored by the Mineola Kiwanis, Rotary and Pilot clubs   will be Saturday, July 27 at the Mineola Meredith Memorial football field parking lot on W. Loop 564. …

Yodeling Cowgirl coming to Quitman library

Thursday, June 13
Devon Dawson is an American singer-songwriter from Fort Worth primarily known for performing in the Western Swing music genre.   She will appear Wednesday, June 19 at the Quitman Public …

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, June 13
Summer Reading Rodeo 2024 is in full swing during June. The program is designed for ages pre-K through 10. There will be special events each Wednesday in June from 1-2 p.m.  Stop by the front …
obituaries

Rachel Ida Pinney Rivers 1932-2024

Thursday, June 13
Mrs. Rachel Ida Pinney Rivers, 92, of Yantis passed away June 4, 2024 in Yantis. She was born March 30, 1932 in Hinsdale, N.Y. to Husted an Luella Mae Hamilton Pinney. Rachel had lived the last 23 …

Brandon Dale Asbill 1980-2024

Thursday, June 13
Brandon Dale Asbill passed away on June 3, 2024 in Longview. He was born on March 19, 1980 in Pittsburg to Terry and Mary (Mezzell) Asbill. Brandon was known for his passion for carpentry as a …

Buddy Frank Bradshaw 1946-2024

Thursday, June 13
Buddy Frank Bradshaw, 78, of Fairfield passed away peacefully at his residence on June 2, 2024. Born on March 16, 1946 in Winnsboro, Buddy was the cherished son of AJ “Buddy” Bradshaw and …

Local airman retires

Thursday, June 13
Master Sergeant Samuel T. Clem, Mineola High School Class of 2004, has retired from the United States Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state after serving 20 years as a cyber …

QDC approves facade grant

Thursday, June 13
The Quitman Development Corporation voted Monday night to approve a façade grant for the Edward Jones building located at 304 N. Main Street. The grant is for $2,943. It will be used to …

County chair speaking to Wood society

Thursday, June 13
Wood County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Speaker will be Ulna McWhorter, chair of the Wood County Historical Commission.  Her topic …

Postal holidays could impact newspaper delivery

Thursday, June 13
The Monitor’s postal delivery schedules for subscribers may be disrupted twice in the coming weeks due to mid-week postal holidays. The Juneteenth national holiday next week falls on …