A Tribute to First Responders

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  • Wood County Monitor 10-29-20

    Thursday, October 29

  • Quitman Police Report

    Wednesday, October 28

    Sept. 29 Lt. Mike Chilson and Sgt. Austin Milbourn responded to a disturbance on Cliff St. Officers were advised it was verbal. The male subject blamed the altercation on the woman’s alleged …

  • Mineola Middle School Honor Roll

    Wednesday, October 28

    All A’s 6th Grade Payton Applegate, Hunter Ballard, Maeson Beck-Barton, Carol Brena, Aerien Harshman, Sebastin Klodnicki, Jaycee Maag, Nadiah Martinez, Aubrey McQulliams, Thomas Melvin, …

  • Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

    Wednesday, October 28

    1st Nine Weeks All A’s 3rd grade Kynlie Adams, Avery Ballard, Kinsler Bowker, Yeshua Cabrera Ramirez, Wilmer Contreras-Myen, Lilah Dougherty, Jay Fletcher, Hazel Goodson, Lee Goodson, …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, October 28

    Happy Halloween! The staff is competing for bragging rights through a pumpkin decorating contest. The pumpkins are in the windows facing Blair Street. Vote for your favorite by phone, while you are …

  • Sound of Swarm hosts top area bands

    Wednesday, October 28

    Mineola Sound of the Swarm drum major Emily Phonsnasihn presents the first-place trophy to Mason Windham, drum major for Redwater, which was the winning band at the marching festival hosted by …

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Wednesday, October 28

    Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Oct. 21, 3:32 p.m., 1014 CR 2620, Mineola. Motor vehicle accident with no injuries: Oct. 20, 10:42 a.m., North Hwy. 37 between CR 2465 and CR 2325, …

  • County Sheriff’s Report

    Wednesday, October 28

    Oct. 14-20 Abandoned Vehicle: 2 Alarm: 7 Animal Complaint: 9 Arrest/Warrant: 9 Assault: 1 Burglary: 3 Criminal Mischief: 5 Criminal Trespass: 1 Disturbances/Disputes: …

  • Mineola Police Report

    Wednesday, October 28

    Oct. 15-21 Assist Other Agency 2 Animal Control 32 Alarm 3 Burglary 1 Civil Matter 2 Criminal Mischief 1 Disturbance 7 Harassment 1 Motor Vehicle Accidents 2 Public …

  • First responder tournament deemed a success

    Wednesday, October 28

    The Mineola Fire Department softball team took first place at the first responders softball tournament held Saturday at Quitman’s Youth Foundation Park and the Quitman ISD softball …

  • Mineola school board honors students, staff

    Wednesday, October 28

    At the Monday, Oct. 19 Mineola School Board meeting the following honors were recognized: Primary School Students of the Month – First graders Jose Lerma and Jaycee Williams Elementary …

  • Ghost stories by the tracks

    Wednesday, October 28

    Storyteller Jeff Hurley delighted and spooked some chilly children and partially paranoid parents Saturday just after it had gotten dark for the day. The campfire ghost stories were shared at Iron Horse Square park in Mineola, sponsored by Kappa Gamma Teacher Society.

  • Alba-Golden, Yantis school board candidates profiled

    Wednesday, October 28

    The following candidates are running for the Yantis ISD School Board. Four candidates are seeking two seats in the Nov. 3 election. Jennifer Larkin is seeking one of the two seats available in the …

  • Corner Column

    Wednesday, October 28

    Depending upon your take on the ongoing global pandemic, if you are like us you are remaining cautious until the day when there are vaccines and treatments widely available for COVID-19. Perhaps if …

  • Jackets bulldoze the Bulldogs – and how

    Wednesday, October 28

    The Mineola Yellowjackets steamrolled the Howe Bulldogs 70-7 Friday night up in Grayson County.

  • Lady Jackets win district cross country again

    Wednesday, October 28

    “They really want to get back to state,” commented Mineola cross country coach Shelby Turner when describing his girls team. The Mineola Lady Jackets cross country team took their first official steps to return to Austin by earning the district championship trophy last weekend in Mount Pleasant.

  • Lady Bulldogs close year with three-game sweep

    Wednesday, October 28

    The Quitman Lady Bulldog volleyball season came to end last Friday with a 3-0 sweep at Winona. The Lady Bulldogs struck early and often, dominating the first set to take down the Lady Wildcats 25-8. That was followed by wins of 25-10 and 25-14.

  • Mineola, Alba-Golden begin volleyball playoffs

    Wednesday, October 28

    The Mineola Lady Jackets and Alba-Golden Lady Panthers start the state volleyball playoffs on Thursday. Alba-Golden will face James Bowie at Union Grove, and Mineola plays Hooks at Paris.

  • Missed opportunities hamper Alba-Golden

    Wednesday, October 28

    The Alba-Golden Panthers went down in defeat to the Honey Grove Warriors 38-12 last Thursday.

  • Lady Panthers fall

    Wednesday, October 28

    Big school athletics has nothing over the smaller schools in Texas. Throw two class 2A volleyball teams together in late October, tell them they are playing for playoff seeding, and lock the gym doors. 

  • Breaking bread over stew and chili for thirty years

    Wednesday, October 28

    Two families, one church and a barn full of good will. That may be the most accurate summary of the senior stew event hosted by the Lyles and Jones families of Alba and Golden.

  • Mutton bustin' in Golden

    Wednesday, October 28

  • Hallman crowned 2020 queen

    Wednesday, October 28

    Abby Hallman was crowned the 2020 Sweet Potato Queen on Saturday in Golden.

  • Sweet potato festival draws big crowds

    Wednesday, October 28

    The annual Golden Sweet Potato Festival went off without a hitch last week, including some great weather, festival board president Grant Sadler said.

  • Steve comes home

    Wednesday, October 28

    Well-wishers gathered at the First Methodist Church Ministries Center in Mineola last Thursday to welcome home Steve Finley, well-known first responder, who spent 82 days battling the effects of COVID-19.

  • Venerable theater survives century of challenges

    Wednesday, October 28

    As it has for a century, the Select Theater in downtown Mineola is a beacon that lights up the night sky. And even more so now following recent repairs to the iconic spire-topped marquee.

  • Choosing a president tops Nov. 3 decisions

    Wednesday, October 28

    While Wood County voters have no locally-contested races to decide at the county level, the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election is shaping up to be historic, in the midst a global pandemic that has stretched from early in the year to ramped up protests against systemic racism.

  • COVID cases, deaths increase

    Wednesday, October 28

    The latest COVID-19 statistics from the Northeast Texas Public Health District show Wood County with a cumulative 829 cases, of which 172 were active as of Monday, and 27 deaths.

  • COVID-19 closes Quitman schools a week

    Wednesday, October 28

    Quitman ISD schools have been closed this week due to COVID-19 protocols. A letter was sent home to parents and guardians last Friday explaining the week.

  • Richard Lowell (“Dick”) Banowsky  1934-2020

    Tuesday, October 27

    Richard Lowell (“Dick”) Banowsky passed away on Oct. 14, 2020. He was born on June 21, 1934 in Abilene to Thelma Slater Banowsky and Wade Lowell Banowsky. After graduating from Abilene …

  • Delayed Dogwood Festival Saturday in Quitman

    Tuesday, October 27

    The Kelly Moore Band will perform during the Dogwood Festival in Quitman Saturday at Jim Hogg City Park pavilion from 3 to 5 p.m. and the concert is free.

  • Veterans Day parade set Nov. 14 in Mineola

    Tuesday, October 27

    The Marine Corps League Mineola Detachment, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts will host the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Mineola on Saturday, Nov. 14.

  • William Earl Hooker  1934-2020

    Tuesday, October 27

    William Earl Hooker, 86, of Yantis passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 in Sulphur Springs. He was born on April 20, 1934 in Riley Springs to the late Earl Hooker and Nannie Lou Hooker. He was a …

  • Ray Edward Bazzoon Jr. 1953-2020

    Tuesday, October 27

    Ray Edward Bazzoon Jr. or “Buzz” as he was affectionately known, passed away in Tyler on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. He was born June 27, 1953 in Lufkin. He was preceded in death by his …

  • Wanda Jacquelyn Thompson  1931-2020

    Tuesday, October 27

    Memorial services for Wanda Jacquelyn Thompson, 89, of Holly Lake will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Holly Lake Ranch with Father Mike Snider …

  • James A. Turner  1956-2020

    Tuesday, October 27

    James A. Turner, 64, of Mineola passed away on Oct. 20, 2020. Mr. Turner was born on June 19, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant to Walter B. “Doc” Turner and Helen Juanita (Pinson) Miller. James was a …

  • Don E. Young 1938-2020

    Tuesday, October 27

    Don E. Young, 82, of Quitman passed away Monday evening, Oct. 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife, daughter and granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luster and Hazel …

  • Businesses passing out candy

    Tuesday, October 27

    The following downtown area Mineola businesses have indicated they will be passing out candy on Halloween Saturday, Oct. 31 in lieu of the traditional downtown trunk-or-treat which was …

  • Kiwanis plans turkey shoot, pancakes

    Tuesday, October 27

    The Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club will be holding its annual Turkey Shoot and Pancake Breakfast Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Winnsboro Gun Club facilities. The charity event benefits …