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County chair speaking to Wood society

Wood County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Speaker will be Ulna McWhorter, chair of the Wood County Historical Commission.  Her topic … more

QDC approves facade grant

The Quitman Development Corporation voted Monday night to approve a façade grant for the Edward Jones building located at 304 N. Main Street. The grant is for $2,943. It will be used to … more

Postal holidays could impact newspaper delivery

The Monitor’s postal delivery schedules for subscribers may be disrupted twice in the coming weeks due to mid-week postal holidays. The Juneteenth national holiday next week falls on … more

Local airman retires

Master Sergeant Samuel T. Clem, Mineola High School Class of 2004, has retired from the United States Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state after serving 20 years as a cyber … more

Car show to benefit Mineola civic groups

Mineola Sizzling Summer Car Show sponsored by the Mineola Kiwanis, Rotary and Pilot clubs   will be Saturday, July 27 at the Mineola Meredith Memorial football field parking lot on W. Loop 564. … more

Yodeling Cowgirl coming to Quitman library

Devon Dawson is an American singer-songwriter from Fort Worth primarily known for performing in the Western Swing music genre.   She will appear Wednesday, June 19 at the Quitman Public … more

Clapp makes list at Harding Univ.

Rosa Clapp, a sophomore studying elementary education and theological studies from Winnsboro, is among more than 1,300 Harding University students recognized for their academic excellence from grades … more

Harding grants Elmore degree

Ashlyn Elmore of Quitman is one of more than 700 students who received diplomas and were recognized as Harding University graduates during the Spring 2024 commencement ceremony on May 4 in Search, … more

Gibson achieves president’s list

Conner Gibson of Golden achieved the president’s list during the spring semester at Tyler Junior College. The president’s list consists of 553 students who completed a minimum of 12 … more

Jones is new Cinderella state winner

Laurel Jones of Lewisville won the Texas State Cinderella Woman title Saturday, June 8 in College Station.   Her parents are Heather and Bobby Jones of Lewisville. Heather is a 1992 … more

City advises to follow rules for limbs

Severe storms in the area have resulted in numerous residents with large amounts of limbs needing disposal. While the city of Mineola does pick up and shred or haul off limbs, there are rules in … more

Bait shop about family as much as fishing

Standing at the south boat ramp at Lake Holbrook and looking east, a splash of blue stands out among the green covering the hill. In an example of excellent advertising placement, that blue break in … more

Garden camp gets youth back to nature

Elizabeth Dry is all about nature. From working in gardens, to cooking with all-natural, local products, to sharing her love of all things natural with others, she makes the outdoors her priority. … more

Tax abatements OK’d for duplexes

Tax abatements are in place for planned duplexes in Quitman. The Quitman City Council approved the abatement for Douglas Home Construction in a special meeting last Wednesday, June 5. … more

Upcoming Mineola ISD budget to be impacted by new campus

Mineola school trustees took a detailed look at preliminary figures for the 2024-25 school district budget Thursday, June 6, and a list of challenges that budget presents. Topping the list is … more

Gooden shares thoughts on presidential election

Despite a range of topics addressed by his constituents, Congressman Lance Gooden kept returning to one central solution – elect Donald Trump president in November. Gooden spoke in Mineola … more

Mineola hosts girls softball tournament

Once the fields dried out, the girls 6U (T-ball) and 8U (coach pitch) district tournaments were held last week at the Mineola Youth Foundation complex.  more

Mineola Fire Department Report

EMS assist: May 30, 1:24 p.m., W. Buchanan; May 30, 7:42 p.m., CR 2234; June 1, 6:10 p.m., Sycamore; June 3, 11:44 p.m., CR 2205. Powerline down: May 31, 9:40 a.m., CR 453; May 31, 12:18 p.m., … more

Mineola Police Report

June 1 12:10 a.m., city ordinance violation, McDaniel at Jones, group of kids making a lot of noise, subjects racing each other, everything OK. 10:19 a.m., motorist assist, NE Loop 564, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

May 29 Criminal investigations, stolen vehicle; victim traded truck for trailer, discovered trailer was stolen. Cpl. Rapp, assault, CR 1943; female has been assaulting male in his sleep, … more
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