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MHS pair earn places in all-state band

Making the all-state band from Mineola High School in tryouts Saturday were freshman Emily Miller on flute and senior Gabby Wolf on trombone. more

MISD construction costs detailed

Mineola school trustees reviewed estimated costs for a laundry list of potential school improvement projects Monday.

Bryan Parma, vice president of pre-construction for Jackson Construction, said the bulk of the $30.2 million proposal, $19.5 million, would be for a new primary school to be built on district property on NE Loop 564. more

Filing period to begin for city, school elections

Filing for city council and school board elections gets underway Wednesday, Jan. 19 and goes until Feb. 18. The May 7 election will include the following positions, with the incumbents listed... more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day caravan and service planned in Mineola

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance is hosting its annual Unity Celebration in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Flint and Steel seeks skate park funds

The Flint and Steel Coalition is moving forward with several big projects. The group’s aim is to create numerous youth activities throughout Mineola, and at last week’s meeting members approved applying to the Meredith Foundation for the construction of a concrete skate park. more

Alba council OKs tentative plans for coffee shop deck

The Alba City Council approved an ordinance about its ordinances Monday and agreed to a plan that will build a patio in front of a new coffee shop in downtown.

The codification of ordinances puts all the city ordinances in one place, which will be helpful for city officials as well as citizens. more

Berry answering the call with a song

Barbara Berry’s voice easily filled the small chapel. As the music flowed from her, one came to realize that her voice would likely fill any church, or any venue, regardless of size. It is a mixture of perfect tonality and steadiness. It gives great comfort. more

Year in sports yields state champion as activities return to near-normal

High school sports returned to some sense of normalcy in 2021 after myriad disruptions in 2020 from the canceled spring season to postponed and canceled contests during the fall football and volleyball seasons and even some early basketball games. more

New district clerk sworn in

Suzy Wright was sworn in as the Wood County District Clerk Monday morning by District Judge Brad McCampbell. more

Toys for Tots aids thousands

The Wood County Toys For Tots Program completed its 2021 campaign by distributing over 3,279 toys to over 1,552 children.   Toys For Tots is a national charitable … more

The Sound of the Swarm celebrates

A ribbon cutting for the new band hall, presentation of the gold medals from the state marching band championship and the annual Christmas concert made for a busy day for the Sound of the Swarm Mineola High School band Thursday. more

A Quitman Christmas

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