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Mineola Pilot Club honors student patriots

Each year the Pilot Club of Mineola honors veterans with a patriotic contest for third, fourth and fifth graders at Mineola Elementary in which students create posters, poetry and prose. more

More than maps, history

They are beautiful in their detail and exactness. The Sanborn Map Company’s fire insurance maps were never intended as such, but they are works of art.  more

Couple marks 70th anniversary

Carlie Ray and Nell Rogers of Quitman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 18. They were married at a preacher’s home in Grand Prairie in 1950. more

Alba-Golden honors veterans on their day

Alba-Golden schools came through in a big way to honor local veterans Wednesday, Nov. 11. more

Celebrating Veterans Day

Civic Center launches annual funding campaign

As with many organizations, the Mineola Civic Center has been impacted by the fall out from the coronavirus pandemic. more

Former top amateur boxer enjoying retirement in Mineola

A legendary Texas heavyweight boxer, a knockout artist who became a firefighter, now spends many days walking out his back door to do some fishing at his residence in Mineola. Nick Wells and his wife of 36 years, Denise, moved to Mineola from Burleson. more

Pilot Club honored with proclamation

Mayor Kevin White has signed a proclamation for Mineola Pilot President Christine Spofford declaring Oct. 18-24 as Pilot International Founders Week. more

Quitman church drop off for Christmas shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts – filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions. more

Wood County homes may benefit from Habitat grant

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has received a $327,312 Housing Preservation Grant from the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) for critical home repairs for rural East Texans. more

Brookshire’s ramps up annual Spirit of Christmas food drive

Brookshire Grocery Co.’s 39th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive is underway with the goal to help thousands of people in need throughout the 150 communities served by BGC stores. more
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