This Week in Your Neighborhood


The Bread of Life Ministry is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Northside Church, 1718 North Pacific St. in Mineola. All proceeds will benefit the Bread of Life’s food pantry. Cost of the breakfast is $7 for adults and $4 for children. The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee.

The annual Fireman’s Rodeo continues its long tradition in Mineola on July 12 and 13 at the Fire Department Rodeo Arena on Highway 69 North. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a full slate of events for cowboys and cowgirls, including bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback, saddle bronc, break-away roping, team roping, tie-down toping and barrel racing.

The McFarland High School reunion parade will proceed through downtown Mineola at 10 a.m. Saturday. The parade begins at Broad and Graham streets.

The dedication of a state historical marker to honor the life and work of famed photographer R.C. Hickman is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the old Bar 20 on Padgett Street in Mineola.

Opening ceremonies for the McFarland High reunion are set for 11 a.m. at the McFarland Center, 708 S. Stone St., followed by the Purple and White Bash, music, games, and an adult and children fun time. Everyone is invited.

The official opening of the Texas State T-Ball Championship Tournament starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14. The ball fields are located between Loop 564 and FM 1254 in Mineola. Following the official opening ceremony, players and coaches from each team will be introduced, and a fireworks show will cap the ceremony. The tournament continues through July 19.

The Harry Meredith Special mini train will offer rides at Iron Horse Park in Mineola on Saturday, July 13.

The Mineola Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the pavilion in downtown Mineola.