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Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Dec. 19, 10:15 p.m., 907 University St., Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Dec. 17, 9:56 p.m., PR 6429, Mineola. Motor vehicle accident with no injuries: Dec. 19, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

December 13 Deputy Skinner, request to speak; caller advised subject released from prison in Alabama, worried male might be coming to his address. Parole advised caller the male cut off ankle … more

Mineola Police Report

December 16 7:46 a.m., information, CR 2724, vehicles driving to pavilion leaving ruts. 9:32 a.m., information, 100 blk Debby, subject called to report assault from previous night. … more

Kiwanis Club honors Smith

Bob Smith was honored by the Mineola Kiwanis Club as the December Citizen of the Month. Bob volunteers as president of the Mineola Meredith Foundation, which supports many groups in the Mineola area. … more

Sentences assessed for guilty pleas

The following guilty pleas were heard in 402nd District Court on Dec. 14: Timothy John Wood, Holly Lake Ranch, possession of a controlled substance (PCS) penalty group (PG) one, less than one … more

MISD gives tour of new school

The new Mineola Primary campus off NE Loop 564 is expected to open in the fall, with completion scheduled in late June, for grades K-3. Voters approved the bond for the school in May 2022. … more

QISD board hears good news on finances

The Quitman School Board meeting was more lively than usual Monday. Festive hats and clothes were spotted among the attending members while the giggles and chatter of children – the … more

Students, staff recognized by MISD board

Mineola School Board recognized students and staff at last Monday’s meeting. The students of the month were pre-kindergarten students Aaron Rubio and Mary Williams from the primary school, … more

Christmas Eve services planned

Since Christmas is a celebration of Jesus coming, most churches have a Christmas Eve service – especially since, in 2023, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday. Below are a few local churches holding … more

Window decorating awards announced

Mineola Main Street Window Decorating Contest Winners were presented framed certificates signifying their awards Friday.   Judging took place Dec. 6, after being postponed from the original … more

Good Samaritan reflects on school tragedy

There are several images from late May and early June of 2022 which will never leave the mind of Cheryl Wood. They are seared into her being. The first is an image of Robb Elementary School in … more

County Grand Jury hands down indictments

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury on Dec. 11: Jimmy Joe Heimann, Quitman, possession of a controlled substance (PCS) penalty group (PG) 1/1-B, one gram or … more

Quitman Pilot Club planning chili cookoff

The Pilot Club of Quitman is gearing up for its annual benefit chili cookoff Friday, Jan. 26 at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Chili cooks will be competing … more

Speakers counter paper ballot claims

Wood County commissioners got an entirely different story last Tuesday concerning the recent constitutional amendment election, compared to the comments made at the Nov. 28 meeting. Four … more

Bike drive benefits Alba-Golden Angel Tree

Moving from Mesquite to Alba-Golden didn’t slow 7th grade Ryleigh Adams’ desire to help others at Christmas time. She resumed the bicycle drives she held for five years in Mesquite … more

Council delays vote on Nature Preserve during April eclipse

With growing concern for the number of people expected to descend on Northeast Texas for the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse April 8, Mineola City Council debated at length Monday how to … more

Santa makes annual visit to museum

Santa and a few of his elves made a visit to Mineola last weekend. For more than 36 years, Jolly St. Nick has been found right around Christmastime in his Little Red House, located behind the Mineola … more

Mineola Civic Center reports busy year, several upgrades

With 2023 almost in the books, the Mineola Civic Center reported it has had a good year. Center board President Davis Collett said rentals are up for RV spaces and center facilities, the new … more

Wreaths placed on graves of veterans at Roselawn

Following a somber ceremony in the Beaty Funeral Home chapel, dozens of volunteers fanned out across Roselawn Memorial Gardens Saturday morning to complete the task of placing a Christmas wreath on … more

Fishing festival to be permanent feature

The Lake Fork Family festival which will be put on during the Bassmasters fishing tournament in late February-early March is slated to become an annual community event, regardless of whether … more
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