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City studying request to exempt carts

A request to allow the use of golf carts on city streets in October could come before the Mineola City Council in December. Derrick McCann made one of two requests for off-street vehicles to be … more

Inaugural fund-razor grows awareness

The Mineola Police Department, Mineola ISD PD and Precinct 2 Constable Kelly Smith participated in No Shave November for Testicular Cancer through the Beard Patrol initiative. They raised $255... more

Recycling aluminum benefits Caring & Sharing

Mineola Caring and Sharing is in overdrive this month as it counts down to distribution day on Dec. 14. During Christmas holidays, they provide assistance to needy families with the focus on senior … more

Mineola man receives a big surprise; daughter he didn’t know gets big prize

Mike Love got the surprise of his life recently when he found out through a reality TV show that he has a grown daughter. Dashae Pardon had been adopted at five days old by loving parents and been raised well, but after giving birth to her son, she had a longing to find her biological family. more

At 103, English prefers to think youthful thoughts and see what’s going on

Irene English turned 103 years old on Nov. 20. Even at her age, she is sharp and quick-witted. After living more than a century, she has seen and experienced many changes.  more

DAR chapter sends holiday packages to troops

Members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, gathered at the Mineola post office to send Christmas boxes to the “Old Hickory” unit 1-113th, of the 30th Armor Brigade Combat Team at Fort Buehring, Kuwait. more

County hosts open house for new annex

Despite the inclement weather, Wood County officials and employees welcomed visitors to the new courthouse annex building on November 21. more

Alba-Golden student named DAR Good Citizen

Justina Peterson, a senior at Alba-Golden High School, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen contest. She will represent the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, NSDAR through the next levels of judging.  more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings everyone. We are now in full-swing with the December holidays. We have lots of cookbooks and craft books to help you with your holiday plans. more

Get creative with cranberries

Cranberries can add color, refreshing taste and nutrients to many foods and beverages. Available in many convenient forms, from fresh or dried to juices and sauces, cranberries are an ingredient you can use throughout the year, not just during the holidays. more

The East Texas Gardens

November marks Arbor Day in Texas and also the start of the perfect time for planting trees. Planting trees in East Texas between November and February almost guarantees success – as long as you plant correctly. The process starts with buying the right tree for that right spot in your yard. (Please note that in this article I’m referring to container trees, as those are typically the homeowner’s best option.) more

Five area homes featured on Quitman tour

Forever Young Activity Center is again hosting the annual Quitman Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-5 p.m. with five beautiful properties featured on the route. Advance tickets are $10, $12 the day of the tour, and may be purchased at the Forever Young Center, 401 S. Main in Quitman, from any FYAC Associate, or by calling 903-763-8585.   more
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