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Corner Column

Last week’s championship performance by the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band at the state contest exemplifies what we know about the youth of today. more

Corner Column

Elsewhere in this week’s edition of the Monitor you will find photos of some of the folks who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to react when disaster strikes, and to prepare for all contingencies when things don’t go according to plan. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Fall has arrived! These cooler temperatures are a welcome relief from the heat. It is also good book reading weather.  more

Holiday event ahead

The annual “Home Sweet Home for the Holidays” program, presented by the Wood County TEEA Club, is set for Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Mineola. more

What is Main Street?

What is Main Street? That is a question I have heard many times.  Well, look around Mineola because the people in this town are Main Street. more

Don't kick soccer out

I am a grandmother; however, my children or grandchildren do not live here, nor am I originally from Mineola. The Civic Center has invested obvious time and money with the addition of the wonderful splash pad, along with other amenities, to encourage families to spend time together.  To learn you are wanting to send these families away is very disturbing. There isn’t another area in town that has the same capabilities to accommodate not only the parking, but also the number of fields needed to support a soccer league. more

School values

Old school values revolve around integrity. They are based on the assumption that reading, math and history take a backseat to honesty, fairness, respect and diligence. more


A salute to the Wood County Monitor for the addition of a football District Standings report for teams in this area. more

Halloween traffic safety

 It’s almost time for Halloween! This should be a fun time for kids and families. To make sure all the trick-or-treaters stay safe, keep these tips from Texas A&M AgriLife Passenger Safety Department and Texas Dept. of Public Safety in mind. more

Quitman Library Connections

Stop by the Quitman Public Library for treats on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. during the Quitman Chamber of Commerce Halloween Candy Walk!  National Family History Month is observed during … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Isn’t this cool fall weather wonderful? Gets you in the mood to cook again, maybe work in the yard or just curl up in a comfortable place and read a book that takes you to somewhere else. We … more

Gateway memories

Time marches on, and a stark reminder of that has been watching the track hoe as it crunched its way through the remnants of the Gateway Lanes along Hwy. 80 on the east side of downtown Mineola. more
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