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Lee James’s efforts pay off with money to purchase new neighborhood crime watch signs for Mineola

Thanks to the diligent efforts of Lee James, the Mineola Police Dept. has been able to purchase new neighborhood crime watch signs. James spent more than two years retrieving the funds from the … more

Cities, counties seek fewer COVID-19 fund restrictions

Though the city of Mineola can receive up to $266,365 in federal COVID-19 relief funds, many Texas city and county officials are not too pleased with the restrictions on those funds. While large … more

Celebrating our independence

At one of the recent protest rallies in downtown Mineola, two observers follow face-mask protocol. The rallies are scheduled to continue each Thursday at 5 p.m. with a march from the downtown gazebo … more

Mineola Scouts traditional July 4th flag retirement now canceled

Mineola Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts plan to continue with the traditional flag retirement ceremony on the Fourth of July, on a scaled-back basis. The ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. at the Mineola … more

A-GISD Board set to approve new superintendent

Alba-Golden School Board was scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday to consider the contract for a new superintendent. The meeting occurred after this week’s Monitor went to press. On June 8 … more

Scout completes eagle project

Alan De Gorostiza (at right on bench) of Troop 36 in Quitman has completed his community service project toward attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He completed a covered bench swing for the Wood … more

Sheriff Castloo refuses to sign off on district attorney’s grant request

Wood Count commissioners heard a plea from First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Brandon Baade during the public comments section Tuesday. Baade spoke to the commissioners about a program … more

Resuming school brings unique set of challenges

Mineola schools plan to resume on the scheduled first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 13. Facing the myriad challenges that will bring, MISD Superintendent Cody Mize said, “We cannot allow … more

Primary runoff early voting continues

Early voting continues through July 10 for the July 14 Republican and Democratic parties’ primary runoffs. The runoffs were postponed from May 26 under order of the governor as part of the … more

Juvenile held in stabbing death, attorney father hurt

A 15-year old juvenile male was arrested in Upshur County Sunday in connection with a knife attack at a home near Quitman where a female was killed and an adult male stabbed sometime early … more

Wood County Grand Jury indictments

The following cases were handed down from the Wood County Grand Jury May 27. Aaron T. Hayes, assault causes bodily injury of family/household member-impeding breathing/circulation. Brandon C. … more

Fourth of July fireworks now canceled

The Mineola Fire Department annual Independence Day fireworks display at the Mineola Civic Center, 1150 N. Newsom Street, has been canceled. Due to coronavirus … more
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