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  • November is National Bell Pepper Month

    Thursday, November 21

    Who knew? It’s National Bell Pepper month. This tasty veggie comes in many shapes and sizes and can be used in so many creative ways. Check out these reminders of ways to include them in your …

  • Annual tour of homes locations announced

    Thursday, November 21

    Experience the warm feelings and happiness of a Country Cottage Christmas with family and friends as the Mineola Landmark Commission and Junior Historians host the annual Holiday Tour of Homes. The …

  • Turkey Trot to step off in Quitman on Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 21

    If you’re looking for a way to get moving on Thanksgiving Day before sitting down at the dinner table, bring the family to Rock Solid Fitness in Quitman for the third annual Turkey Trot. Owners …

  • Author to speak

    Thursday, November 21

    Author Ali Master, of Beyond the Golden Door, will be speaking Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Country Bible Church, 1402 N. Pacific in Mineola, on the five transformational freedoms he …

  • Chamber plans holiday parade

    Thursday, November 21

    The 2019 Mineola Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Mineola. This years theme is “A Charles Dickens Christmas.” To enter a float, horse, walkers …

  • Gardners join Lowe Funeral Home

    Thursday, November 21

    Dwayne and Lucy Lowe welcome Richard and Rebecca Gardner to the Lowe Funeral Home family in Quitman. “The knowledge level and experience of these two professionals will insure the continuation …

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Thursday, November 21

    The newly formed Quitman Bridge Club meets at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Thurman Shamburger Room of the Quitman Public Library. Bridge is the ultimate trick-taking card game and is a sport recognized …

  • Mineola EDC explores plans for properties

    Thursday, November 21

    With four pieces of property in its inventory, the Mineola Economic Development Corp. board discussed ways to move them onto the property tax rolls. One of the parcels is for sale, the lot for the …

  • MLOTA, Bible class team to assist with quilts

    Thursday, November 21

    The Mineola League of the Arts Quilt Guild recently presented 12 handmade quilts with matching pillow cases to the Ladies’ Bible Class of Mineola Broad Street Church of Christ. The quilts …

  • Holly Brook filling shoe boxes for S. Texas children

    Thursday, November 21

    A group from Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins, will take gifts to South Texas for children of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Brownsville and two orphanages in Matamoros, Mexico. Holly Brook …

  • Mineola Police Report, Nov. 7-13

    Thursday, November 21

    Nov. 7 6:15 a.m. Officers responded to a death investigation on Sycamore St. of a 57 year old man found deceased by family members at his residence. Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Janae Holland …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Nov. 6-12

    Thursday, November 21

    Nov. 61:11 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Hwy. 80 near Mineola for a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.9:58 a.m. Deputies spoke with the reporting party …

  • Quitman ISD opts out of summer feeding program citing transportation hazards

    Thursday, November 21

    Quitman ISD will opt out of the Texas summer feeding program for school-aged children. The school board approved the Texas Summer Mandate waiver request Monday. The QISD requested the waiver …

  • Patricia Ann Rodgers, 1937-2019

    Thursday, November 21

    Patricia Ann Rodgers, 81 of Mineola, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Longview. She was born on Dec. 10, 1937 in Kimball, Tenn. to the late Edward Morrison and Martha Jane Hudson Morrison. …

  • Sam P. Hooper, Jr., 1948-2019

    Thursday, November 21

    Sam P. Hooper, Jr., Ph.D. lost his life to cancer on Nov. 11, 2019. He was 71. He was born in Nacogdoches and raised throughout Texas, completing his B.A. at Austin College and his doctorate at …

  • Kelsey Lynn Cowley, 2002-2019

    Thursday, November 21

    Funeral services for Kelsey Lynn Cowley, 17, of Alba were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Amazing Grace Fellowship Church, Alba, under direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with …

  • Robert Richard Spurgeon, 1948-2019

    Thursday, November 21

    Services for Robert Richard Spurgeon, 71, of Golden, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, Golden, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of …

  • Dolores Jean Spaugh Hyde, 1936-2019

    Thursday, November 21

    Graveside services for Dolores Jean Spaugh Hyde, 83, of Pasadena, were scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Salem Cemetery. Mrs. Hyde passed away Nov. 17, 2019 in Pasadena. She was …

  • Alba-Golden Elementary Honor Roll

    Thursday, November 21

    All As 2nd grade – Lane Allen, Blaine Bobo, Adelaide Bohannan, Colt Brewer, Maecy Burge, Taelynn Byron, Jaelynn Carter, Damien Castillo, Tenley Castloo, Rylan Cooper, Trinity Derrick, Logan …

  • Ag News

    Thursday, November 21

    For those of you who would be interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener, this program is for you, starting in January. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by the …

  • Lady Jackets handle Hallsville in season opener

    Thursday, November 21

    The Mineola Lady Jackets won their opening home game of the year by defeating the Hallsville Ladycats 40-32 last Tuesday. Mineola showed a significant degree of confidence in their win over a much …

  • Lady Panthers win two, fall to Kilgore

    Thursday, November 21

    After two season-opening wins at DeKalb and versus West Rusk, the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers fell to Kilgore 54-31 on Nov. 15. Kilgore used a strong third quarter to open a lead which saw them through …

  • Kacey’s year? Somewhere over the rainbow

    Thursday, November 21

    Kacey Musgraves, the Wood County native singer-songwriter, capped a banner year with a pair of awards from the Country Music Association last week in Nashville. She won female vocalist of the year …

  • Science Show gets a boost from grant

    Thursday, November 21

    Mineola High School science teacher Deborah Armstrong is receiving a Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) Innovation Award and grant for the Science Show Extravaganza her high school students …

  • Pilot Club holds Alzheimer’s walk

    Thursday, November 21

    Mineola Pilot Club held its annual Alzheimer’s walk on Nov. 7 at the Mineola Civic Center. Even rain did not dampen the spirits of about 50 participants who gathered in support of …

  • Quitman holiday tour and country store set Dec. 8

    Thursday, November 21

    The Forever Young Activity Center (FYAC) annual Tour of Homes will be Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the tour. Your ticket stub will give …

  • Quitman FFA students win district sweepstakes

    Thursday, November 21

    Quitman FFA is the Mineola District Sweepstakes Winner, advancing eight teams and individuals to the area contest this week at Texas State Technical College in Marshall. Here is the breakdown: …

  • County commissioners declare Wood second amendment sanctuary county

    Thursday, November 21

    A packed courtroom of citizens was on hand as Wood County became the 13th of 254 Texas counties to approve a resolution declaring the county as a second amendment sanctuary county. Wood County …

  • Open house planned at new county annex

    Thursday, November 21

    An open house for the new Wood County Annex in Quitman will be held Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon. Cookies and punch will be served. The annex is located at 200 W. Bermuda (Hwy. 154 between Stephens …

  • HBB Church announces Thanksgiving schedule

    Thursday, November 21

    Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins, has announced its schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. The church will close at noon on Nov. 27. There will be no activities or evening services that day. The …

  • Candidates line up for place on primary ballot

    Thursday, November 21

    Contested races have emerged in Wood County for district judge, district attorney and Prec. 3 constable in the March 3 Republican primary.

    Filing deadline is Dec. 9.

  • MISD superintendent job draws 45 applicants

    Thursday, November 21

    Mineola ISD school board held a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, to review and discuss resumes received for the superintendent position.

    The board has received resumes from 45 applicants, exceeding the expectations of 30-40. 

  • Club of honor

    Thursday, November 21

    A group of military veterans gathers at the flag pole at the Mineola Country Club Friday morning for the singing of the National Anthem, along with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, before teeing off in the club’s annual veterans tournament.

  • MISD board OKs CTE resolution

    Thursday, November 21

    Amidst a room full of CTE supporters, the Mineola ISD board of trustees approved a resolution Monday to move forward with planning a regional hub for Career and Technical Education (CTE).

  • Scroggins named QDC board president

    Thursday, November 21

    Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) selected longtime board member Martha Scroggins to take over the helm as president of the organization at their Nov. 11 meeting.

  • Honor and Remember Flags presented to Knight family

    Thursday, November 21

    The Mineola Rotary Club held a special Veterans Day presentation at their Nov. 11 meeting to honor all veterans present, with special consideration given to Dr. Bill Knight and his family. 

  • Donations sought for state championship rings

    Thursday, November 21

    Donations are being accepted at the Mineola ISD administration office to purchase state rings ($250 per ring) for each member of The Sound of the Swarm.

  • Mineola school board OKs using district fields for youth soccer association 2020 seasons

    Thursday, November 21

    The Mineola Soccer Association has a new home.

    The Mineola ISD board of trustees unanimously approved a facility use proposal prepared by Shelby Turner, Mineola High School Soccer coach, at the Monday night meeting.

  • Community Thanksgiving meals and services planned

    Thursday, November 21

    Meals, services, gatherings, and more are happening this holiday season in Quitman, Yantis, Mineola, and Winnsboro.

  • Multiple organizations step into the gap in fight against hunger in Wood County

    Thursday, November 21

    With a large percent of Wood County residents living at or below the poverty level, hunger is an ever-present problem. According to Feeding America, one in five people struggle with hunger in East Texas. During the holiday time, that need seems to intensify. 

  • Dean taking full ride to Lamar

    Thursday, November 21

    East Texas girls basketball Player of the Year Sabria Dean was all smiles on Friday afternoon as she accepted a full four-year scholarship to Lamar University.

  • Quitman girls off to quick start

    Thursday, November 21

    It took less than 15 seconds for the Quitman Lady Bulldogs to start new Head Coach Blake Hamrick on a positive note in their 36-22 season opening win over Campbell. Ava Burroughs got the opening …

  • Care you trust – close to home

    Wednesday, November 20

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