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First day of classes

Gage Reeves is walked by his mom, Brittanie, to his first day of classes at Quitman Elementary School last Wednesday morning. more

MINEOLA MURAL TAKES SHAPE

Local artist Lauren Pitre continued work this week on a mural emblematic of the city of Mineola. Pitre, a University of Texas at Tyler grad, and fellow artist Sam Edwards of Longview have been making … more

Quitman driver’s license office up for possible closure

Quitman’s driver’s license office is among the 87 offices recommended to close statewide. Texas Department of Public Safety is one of the agencies being reviewed by the Sunset Advisory … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

If your garden is unhappy during these “dog days” of summer, you need to come out to the Quitman Arboretum and focus on the Waterwise Garden. This planting is located on the property line between … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Many of you have already heard our sad news. Our library cat, Chessie, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3. She was a part of our library from the summer of 2009 until this year. She was 9 ½ years old. … more

For the love of the game

After a career spanning 66 years, Bill Blakemore, 86, of Mineola decided this year that the time had come to hang up his cleats. But before putting away his softball glove, Blakemore played with … more

RISE program aims to help people realize economic gain

Back-to-school may not be just for kids. The upcoming school year may also have people looking to improve earning opportunities, find employment or get a better job. Individuals may decide it is time … more

Entries sought for Iron Horse Festival Pageant

Attention girls ages 6-17 in the Mineola ISD. The Mineola Kiwanis Club is seeking entries for the Mineola Iron Horse Festival Pageant on Saturday, September 15 in the Mineola High School Multipurpose … more

Commissioners approve 90-day burn ban; issue welding guidelines

A 90-day burn ban was approved by Wood County Commissioners Friday morning. The order prohibiting burning states “all outdoor burning is prohibited in the unincorporated area of Wood County for … more

Bingo set to return Aug. 30 at Mineola American Legion

After being away for about three years, bingo at the Mineola American Legion Post 296 has returned beginning on the last Thursday of August. Legion member J.R. Evans said the post received its … more

Quitman Mason celebrates 50 years

Membership in the Masonic Lodge runs in the Donald Vaughn’s family. He celebrated his 50 years at the Flora Lodge in Quitman on Aug. 8 with a commemorative pin. “It just runs in my family for … more

Alba pursing grant funds to help revitalize city drainage system

Alba City Council discussed the possible award of a Texas Community Development Block Grant at last week´s regular council meeting. If selected, Alba would receive the grant this upcoming … more
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