Mineola Yellowjackets tangle with Atlanta

11 hours ago
Two high school boys basketball district champions face off tonight in Hallsville as Mineola and Atlanta vye for the regional quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Mineola defeated Jefferson Thursday to …
From left, Dawson Pendergrass, Trevion Sneed and T.J. Moreland react enthusiastically to Moreland scoring two points put Mineola ahead by 12 in the fourth quarter while drawing a foul on Jefferson.

Mineola advances in playoffs

3 days ago
In a game that took a half hour to play the final minute, the Mineola Yellowjackets defeated the Jefferson Bulldogs Thursday at Spring Hill 66-49 to capture the area basketball championship.

Next up for Mineola will be Atlanta, a 56-53 winner over Arp. Their regional quarterfinal matchup is in Hallsville on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Dawson Pendergrass splits the Hornet defenders to dunk the ball for two of his 17 points.

Jackets dominate bidistrict

4 days ago
The Mineola Yellowjackets captured a bidistrict title with a comprehensive team performance Monday against the Hooks Hornets. The Yellowjackets were focused and disciplined in their 64-40 win.

Mineola will face Jefferson in the area round playoff on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Spring Hill, the site of their bidistrict success in Longview.

Two cold spells thwart Lady Panthers

4 days ago
Hannah Wright gives the Lady Panthers a spark on the offensive end in the second quarter.
The Lady Panthers playoff run came to an unexpected end Saturday with a 46-33 area round loss to the Lindsay Lady Knights at Prairiland High School. Lindsay surged ahead midway through the third quarter and built the margin of victory. 

Lady Panthers take on Lindsay for area title

4 days ago
The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers face the Lady Knights from Lindsay for the area basketball championship Saturday night at Prairieland High School.

‘Jackets show dominance with Chapel Hill win

Wednesday, February 10
The Mineola Yellowjackets exacted sweet revenge against the visiting Chapel Hill Red Devils with a convincing 75-64 win last Friday. The win gives each team a single loss on the season in district play.

Cooper trips up Alba-Golden girls

Wednesday, February 10
Collect a season’s worth of bad decisions and put them all in one game. That was the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers’ night last Tuesday against Cooper. The fact that the Lady Panthers still made such a close game of it is a credit to their effort and unwillingness to concede not one inch.

Bulldog comeback not enough against Winnsboro

Wednesday, February 10
The Quitman Bulldogs fell victim to another slow start, falling behind 15-3 in the first quarter before finally losing at Winnsboro 64-55. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 10-10 on the season and 3-7 in District 13-3A.

Lady Bulldogs fall to Winnsboro, playoffs next

Wednesday, February 10
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs were defeated by the state’s third-ranked Lady Raiders of Winnsboro 76-36 Friday night in a game played at Winnsboro’s beautiful new facility at the high school.

A heart-breaker in overtime

Wednesday, February 10
In the battle for the fourth and final playoff spot in District 15-2A, Quinlan Boles managed to escape with an overtime win at Alba-Golden Friday to make things interesting.

Lady Bulldogs win at Mineola, remain in chase for post season

Wednesday, February 10

Second half helps Mineola pull away

Wednesday, February 10

Lady Bulldogs stay in playoff hunt

Wednesday, February 10

Lady Bulldogs earn playoff berth

Wednesday, February 3

Sneed named Ford’s player of the year

Wednesday, February 3

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Get your joints happy and healthy.

Tuesday, February 16


other news

Mineola post office damaged

3 days ago
The Mineola Post Office suffered major damage around noon on Thursday when a patron's vehicle jumped the curb, slamming into the northwest corner of the building and leaving a gaping hole.

The driver was reported not to be seriously injured.

Rapid thaw follows record storm

4 days ago
Back-to-back storms packing snow, ice and record sub-zero temperatures socked in Wood County and much of Texas and the country last week.

Grand Jury no-bills former QDC director

4 days ago
Former Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) Executive Director Denea Hudman found out recently that she and business partner Jamie Wyatt of Colonial Construction had been the subject of an investigation by Texas Ranger John Vance.

Hudman and Wyatt each received a letter dated Jan. 27, 2021 informing them that a Wood County Grand Jury declined to indict them on the charges of tampering with a government instrument/document with intent to defraud/harm.

Eateries open doors in spite of pandemic

4 days ago
The industry of a dairy-farmer, the resilience of a boxer and the attitude of an eternal optimist. It appears that is the combination of characteristics required for someone starting their own business. And that, alone, is not a recipe for success.

Those traits may build a foundation for success, but the end result depends on offering a product for which people will pay, in effect sharing in one’s vision.

Yantis, Alba won’t need city council elections

4 days ago
Yantis and Alba won’t need to hold elections in May. Each had the same number of candidates as open positions for the May 1 city council elections.