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Antiquing yields the unique and the surprising

Each proprietor was asked, “What is the most unique item in your shop?”

The question caused each of the proprietors to pause. They needed a moment to consider the question. The results were widely-varying and unexpected. more

Award-winning carving represents special memory for sister of artist

Rickie Wiley’s acorn carved out of driftwood won best of show among all artists entered in the intermediate division of the Mineola League of the Arts annual art show last week. more

County show nets $308K

The 2022 Wood County Jr. Livestock Show was held March 29-April 1 at the Quitman Ag Pavilion, showcasing the hard work and talents of hundreds of local young farmers and ranchers. more

A man for all pizzas

Richard Elston never thought when he came to Mineola from Denton in 1991 to manage the local Pizza Hut he would spend the rest of his working life here – and become an institution. more

Hipp gains chance to study Holocaust in Jerusalem

What started as a casual interest in how to better teach the Holocaust to students has become a passion for Quitman Elementary School reading interventionist Jeannie Hipp.  Her heart for people … more

Alba-Golden theater advances to area round

All are vulnerable – vulnerable to being corrupted by power. It may be all the more so when an individual is placed in an environment where the normal foundations of human conduct are degraded or even destroyed altogether.  more

Wood County Arboretum hosting annual plant sale

Plant lovers celebrating the return of sunny weather are invited to stop by the spring plant sale, organized by the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. more

Final measure

In one of his two farewell performances, Mike Holbrook, conductor of the Lake Country Symphonic Band, directs the “Warsaw Concerto” with Jennifer Lynn Turner featured on the piano Sunday. … more

Meeting the mayor's challenge

Mineola City Council member Cassandra Sampson, left, standing in for Mayor Jayne Langford, helps deliver Meals on Wheels with volunteer Linda Ray, right, as part of the mayor’s challenge. more

Holly Brook church hosting monthly memory care event

Refresh & Reminisce (R&R) will begin a series of free monthly gatherings for people with memory loss and their care companion in a safe, supportive atmosphere. The first meeting will be April … more

A notable departure

From the time he fashioned a drum kit from his mom’s pots and pans as a three-year-old, music has been an integral part of Mike Holbrook’s life. And after he passes the … more

Star gazing event planned at the Nature Preserve

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Star Gazing at the preserve on Friday, March 25. This is a free program and everyone is invited. … more
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