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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

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

Alba-Golden ISD board receives positive financial audit report

Alba-Golden ISD received an unmodified opinion on the annual financial report from Rutherford, Taylor and Company, Public Accountants, at Monday’s board meeting. The report noted that the … more

Yantis moves up, other local schools see no change in UIL conference numbers

Conference cutoffs announced Friday by the University Interscholastic League for competition during the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years will see Yantis move up to 2A from 1A while other area schools … more

UT Tyler holds commencement for fall grads

The University of Texas at Tyler recognized fall 2023 degree candidates during commencement Dec. 8-9. Wood County graduates include the following: Alba Julissa Plancarte, bachelor of … more

AGISD hosts winter event for community

The Alba-Golden community sponsored a Christmas Extravaganza on the grounds of Alba-Golden school last Saturday. Despite windy conditions, the inaugural event offered much to enjoy. more

Alba-Golden sets winter extravaganza

Alba-Golden school district will host a Winter Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 9   from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the school grounds off US Hwy. 69. The day’s activities are scheduled to … more

A-G foundation hands out first grants

The Alba-Golden Education Foundation held its first prize patrol last Wednesday for teacher classroom grants. The following teachers received these amounts to fund the listed projects. … more

Alba-Golden ISD continues perfect state financial rating score for 20 years

For the 20th consecutive year, Alba-Golden ISD achieved the highest possible rating on the annual Financial Integrity Rating for the State of Texas (FIRST). Director of Finance Kaitlynn Hawley … more

Bond debt prevents MISD from perfect score in financial rating

For the first time in at least 20 years, Mineola schools failed to receive a perfect score on the state’s financial accountability rating. Mineola was dunned two points for its ratio of … more

QISD adjusts class hours to comply with state-required CTE minutes

Quitman School Board made changes to the current school calendar Monday in light of state regulations regarding student attendance in career and technical education (CTE) classes. The board had … more

Sound of Swarm snags state silver

Mineola High School’s Sound of the Swarm earned silver at the 2023 UIL state marching band contest in San Antonio last Wednesday in their fifth consecutive trip to state finals. more

Sound of the Swarm advances to state finals, places 2nd

The Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band has advanced to the finals of the UIL state marching contest for the fifth straight time. more

Alba-Golden Jr.-Sr. High Roll

1st Nine Weeks   A Honor Roll 6th grade Avery Haisten, Grayson Hawthorn, Judson Wise, Henry Kerry, Alexander Reynolds 7th grade   Ethan Allen, Samuel Borchardt, … more

Quitman Junior High Honor Roll

1st Nine Weeks A Honor Roll Grade 6 William Bays, Brady Bess, Lucas De Gorostiza, Dunyae Dupree, Perla Flores, Bradie Fortner, Makayla Griffith, Millie Jordan, Kylie Kasper, Natalie … more

Mineola Elementary School Roll

First Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Ava Arbter, Jase Blackwell, Caysen Brooks, Kayelee Cobb, Destiny Crawford, Brystal Green, Kaysen Haire, Cutter Hamlett, Kyle Herring, Eason … more

Three-time champs to defend marching title

The Olympic torch is heading to San Antonio. The Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band earned top honors at Saturday’s area marching contest in Nacogdoches to qualify for … more

Quitman High School Honor Roll

1st Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 9th Grade Ben Boisclair, Deacon Bridges, Lily Bustad, Leela Coleman, Addison Glidewell, Jonathan Hayes, Bailey Hornaday, Anjelina Moore, Carly Plata, Lily … more

MISD school board buys ag dept. pickup

The Mineola High School ag department will get a new 2024 Dodge dually from Elliott Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Mt. Pleasant for $68,074. The school board approved the purchase in a special … more
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