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College honors student service organization

Texas Woman’s University celebrates student leaders and organizations at the annual Redbud Awards. The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) received the Glenda Brock Simmons Student … more

Desire for better food spurred garden project

Salvador Medina Nava stood among myriad planters and growing mounds in his front yard. “The key is the soil, it must be living soil,” he said. That was an unfamiliar expression … more

MISD has taken aggressive approach to help make campuses more secure

Schools face unprecedented challenges as gun violence on campuses has continued to increase. Mineola ISD officials wanted the community to know what is being done to keep campuses safe, holding … more

Musgraves mural featuring Willie Nelson dedicated

Mineola’s latest mural, completed last week, was formally dedicated Saturday morning to kick off the daylong May Fiesta in downtown. Adorning the north wall of MPrints along W. Kirkpatrick … more

May Fiesta

The Folkloric Legacy of Mineola dancers entertained during the annual May Fiesta Saturday in downtown Mineola. A car show, salsa and taco contests, music, food, craft and community booths and more … more

Seeking justice

Protesters gathered on the courthouse square in Quitman last Wednesday to rally for the unsolved murder of Brittany McGlone 16 years ago near Winnsboro. An arrest was made in the case last fall but … more

Chamber hosts dinner downtown

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the city’s sesquicentennial celebration week with Savor on the Bricks Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. along N. Johnson St.   Restaurants … more

McGough returning to Mineola ISD board

Jay McGough will return to the Mineola ISD school board while Alba-Golden and Yantis school boards will each have two new members according to the unofficial results of Saturday’s municipal … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Passenger vehicle fire: May 3, 9:32 p.m., 5870 N. Hwy. 69, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: April 28, 12:43 p.m., 161 CR 2249, Mineola; April 30, 8:53 p.m., 701 N. Johnson St., Mineola. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 26 Sgt. Morrison, Cpl. Cooper, burglary, CR 4897; back window broken, items missing from residence, possible suspect’s blood located, sent for testing, case forwarded to … more

Mineola Police Report

April 29 12:18 a.m., public assist, Maxine, transformer arcing, electricity out. 3:39 a.m., public assist, S. Stone at W. Front, electrical outage. 11:15 a.m., welfare concern, 1300 … more

Tattoo parlor move OK’d by zoning commission

Mineola’s only tattoo parlor cleared the first hurdle in relocating Monday. Kiss of Death Ink plans to relocate from 421 E. Broad St. to 214 N. Newsom. The Planning and Zoning … more

Students lend a hand

Mineola High School students, along with ag teachers Emily and Mason Winters, helped clean up the Prayer Garden at First Methodist Church’s N. Johnson St. property. The garden was begun as … more

Kiwanis Club honors teacher

Terri Dievendorf was selected as the Mineola Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Month for April. Terri is the Mineola High School drama teacher and is retiring after 34 years of teaching. Kiwanis Director … more

Sentences handed down in district court

The following sentences were handed down in 402nd District Court Monday, April 24. Justin Derrick Rodgers, Frankston, possession of a controlled substance, motion to revoke probation, state jail … more

Schools utilize shared outdoor learning space

Mineola Middle School officially dedicated its outdoor reading room during a two-day celebration of Earth Day April 21 and 24 when middle school students taught science lessons to primary schoolers … more

Car show coming to downtown Alba May 13

The Alba Classic Car Show is Saturday, May 13 on the downtown square. Proceeds benefit the Ladies Community Club and the Alba Fire Dept. more

Lions Club sets annual fish fry

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host the 28th annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, May 13 at the Yantis ISD cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. more

Curry honored by Pilots

Joyce Curry was honored for 40 years of service to the Texas Anchor District at the recent Texas Pilot District convention in San Marcos. She organized and presided over the first Anchor Texas … more

Blood drives scheduled in county cities

Quitman Rotary Club will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare on Wednesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. At the Quitman First United Methodist Church, 406 Lane St. more
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