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Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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Here we are in February. Groundhog’s Day. Valentine’s Day. President’s Day. It’s a great month. Please, show the Mineola Memorial Library some love by visiting the local …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, January 18
We made it into January! Programs have resumed at the library. Remember, Toddler Time on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. for 18 month to 3 year olds with their parent/caregiver. Wednesday is Pre School …
Former NBA star Greg Ostertag was part of the officiating crew for Friday’s high school basketball games at Alba-Golden.

Corner Column

Wednesday, January 18
If you happened to be in the stands for Friday night’s basketball games at Alba-Golden High School, yes, one of the referees was 7’2”, and yes, he is former NBA star Greg Ostertag.
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, January 11
January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year. …

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, January 11
Dear editor: After reading your article, I wanted to share some thoughts. Why have a Planning & Zoning Board if the City Council ignores their recommendations? 
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, January 4
Happy New Year! Here’s looking forward to a very happy and enjoyable 2023. Library programs resumed on Jan. 3 with the Toddler Story Time, Book It Crafts with Books and First Tuesday After …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, December 29, 2022
Two organizations that meant the world to me growing up have undergone fundamental changes locally that make my head spin and my heart hurt – the Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, December 22, 2022
Are you ready for the holidays? Remember, we have cookbooks, craft books and just good books with which to escape. The library will be closed Dec. 23 until Dec. 26 then will reopen Dec. 27. We …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, December 22, 2022
Dear Editor: Special appreciation goes out to UT Health Center EMS and the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department for your amazing attempt to revive my loved one. You were prompt in arriving and worked …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
To celebrate the Christmas holiday, the Quitman Public Library will be closing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and will be closed Friday, Dec. 23.
Phil Major

Corner Column

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
You should be pleased to find out that none of the 1,860 busiest highways in Texas is in Wood County. Thanks to our friends at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, you can sleep better tonight …
Mineola Memorial Library made a book donation to Mineola Caring and Sharing. Beth Shockey, Caring and Sharing, left, accepts from Mary Hurley, Mineola Memorial Library.

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
The past two weeks have been a blur. Thanksgiving arrived, and we counted things for which we were thankful and now it’s December. The last month of the year. It’s already been a busy two …
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

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Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford, right, presented a special award Monday to Joyce Williams for the retired teacher’s volunteer efforts throughout the city, especially concerning historic Mineola and the Iron Horse Square Park.

Council approves housing addition

Thursday, January 26

The Park Central subdivision off Old Tyler Highway in south Mineola will proceed with narrower lots after the Mineola City Council approved the replat of the property unanimously Monday.

The replat had previously failed on a 3-2 vote last month.

Mineola officer in fatal shooting back on duty

Thursday, January 26

Mineola police officer Tucker George has been identified as the officer who shot and killed a shoplifting suspect, who reportedly tried to run over the officer as he was exiting the patrol vehicle, and then fled north on Hwy. 37.

Man dies, three hurt in traffic crash

Thursday, January 26

A Mineola man was killed and three others injured, two seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning five miles west of Mineola on U.S. Hwy. 80.

Quitman city council schedules May election

Thursday, January 26

Quitman City Council approved an order for a municipal election to be held May 6 to elect two council members and a mayor.

DAVID EISHEN

Survival training proposed in new county sheriff’s posse plans

Thursday, January 26

A meeting to form a new Wood County Sheriff’s Posse drew over 40 interested people last Wednesday evening in the courtroom at the Wood County Justice Center.

Sheriff Kelly Cole explained his vision on what the posse should be.

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