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Lake Country symphony ready to launch 2020 season

The Lake Country Symphonic Band in Mineola launches its 2020 season this Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. more

Band on the rise

The Bobby Irwin Band of Quitman won the 2020 TXM Records Texana Troubadour singer and songwriter contest on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Lindale Texas Music City Grill & Smokehouse. more

Speakers detail many successes of black Americans

The Mineola Historical Museum hosted “Then and Now,” a Black History Month Program on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Addie McFarland Center. Community members and high school students attended the event.  more

Chili cookoff benefits Kiwanis

Hot chili and a lively dessert auction were offered to a crowd of around 200 citizens at the 11th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 22. more

Students gain leadership insights through Rotary

Mineola High School juniors Thomas Hooton, Nathan Rojas, Abby Kratzmeyer and Alana Galaz recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp.  more

4-H’ers win at food challenge

Wood County 4-H Food Challenge teams competed with teams from District 5 to bring home some of the top awards at the recent District 4-H Food Challenge Event. more

Lambert wins calf scramble

Leah Lambert, a sophomore from Yantis, participated in the Calf Scramble for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 15. 4-H and FFA youth competed for certificates to purchase a breeding animal … more

Glidewell awarded Washington D.C. trip through Wood County Electric Co-op

Keeley Glidewell, 16, a junior at Quitman High School, will represent Wood County Electric Co-op at the Government in Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. in June. She is the daughter of Stephanie and John Harrell of Pickton and Danyel Glidewell of Quitman. more

Harper has been Yellowjacket mainstay for six years

A man is defined by the company he keeps. Ask Mineola student-coach Jaylon Harper about any aspect of his life, and he will patiently list the individuals, by name, who have made a positive impact on him. It is a novel way to speak about one’s life, and it is brilliant in its truthfulness. more

Family stories lead Alba woman to share history

It started on her grandmother’s back porch. In between chores and school and play, she would steal up in a quiet spot and listen. What unfolded was like treasure to a young girl. Stories of the homestead and a community and relatives, some personally known and some known only in story, fueled her imagination. more

Meredith Foundation grant buying new leaf truck for city of Mineola

Mineola is getting a new leaf truck. more

Thieves steal copper from MISD softball light poles

Mineola ISD police are seeking information on the theft of copper wiring from at least three of the softball field light poles at Mineola High School. more
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