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Church planning rededication

The sanctuary of First Christian Church that fronts Pacific St. one block north of downtown Mineola was dedicated May 20, 1951. Through two generous donations, one anonymous and the other by Tadd, Orine and Scott Choate, the sanctuary has been completely renovated, including new paint, carpet and pews.  The church has been enjoying the restored, clean look of their worship center since Dec. 8. more

Walk to raise awareness of veterans’ issues passing through Wood County this week

Buddy Watch Walk - Pier to Pier will be making its way through Wood County Jan. 8-11.

John Ring, serving in the Georgia Army National Guard, began the walk on Oct. 1 at Tybee Island Pier in Georgia. more

Fundraiser to assist with late beautician’s medical bills

Stephanie Chapman was a blessing and an inspiration to all who knew her, say her friends. She dedicated her life to helping and giving to others. As a beautician for years, she used her profession to connect on a deeper level with those who sat in her chair.  more

Special meeting set for superintendent contract

The Mineola ISD School Board has called a special meeting for 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3 to consider a contract for the new superintendent. more

Leading stories of 2019

(Editor’s note: The following have been chosen as the top Monitor stories for 2019.) more

A look back at news from Wood County during 2019

Brief summaries of significant news and events from each month of 2019 more

Two blood drives planned at Wood County locations

Placing a value on blood is best accomplished by imagining if blood was not available when you or someone you love needed it. Think about what that looks like: a life lost, a surgery delayed or cancelled, trauma services not available, and even cancer patients without the transfusion support for the side effects of chemotherapy. more

Job assistance available through Community Action program

As the year ends people often reflect and make resolutions to make 2020 a better year. Greater East Texas Community Action Program promotes a special program targeting people who are serious about finding a job, getting a better job or receiving training. more

Symphony ringing in the holiday season

Ring in the holidays with a concert of Christmas favorites performed by Mineola’s Lake Country Symphonic Band. more

Six Wood County races to be contested in March

Wood County voters in the March 3 Republican primary will have contested races for six county positions.

The filing deadline passed at 6 p.m. Monday, and the most hotly contested race is for sheriff, with four candidates seeking the position. more

Three Country Cottage homes set to host Mineola holiday tour

Experience the warm feelings and happiness of a ‘Country Cottage Christmas’ with family and friends as the Mineola Landmark Commission and Junior Historians host the annual Holiday Tour of Homes Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m. more

Flurry of Mineola holiday activities

Christmastime is magical in Mineola. Lights are twinkling and shop windows are decorated to prepare for the happiest time of year. Mineola has activities and events to keep you in the holiday spirit all month long. more
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