Baptist church gains approval to demolish former Kitchens home

Wednesday, September 21
The First Baptist Church of Mineola has obtained a demolition permit for the vacant home at 303 N. Johnson Street, known as the Kitchens home.

The city Landmark Commission voted 5-2 in favor of the request last Thursday, and the Mineola City Council gave the final approval on Monday on a 6-1 vote.

Iron Horse Festival has a little bit of everything

Wednesday, September 21
It promises to be a busy weekend as the Iron Horse Heritage Festival sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce returns to downtown Mineola Saturday, along with other related events.

Lou Wagner

Mineola says goodbye to beloved ambassador

Wednesday, September 21

Mineola bid farewell to one of its biggest supporters last week. Lou Hooks Wagner, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 13. Services were Friday at the First Baptist Church.

Former Stage Store to be remodeled for AutoZone

Wednesday, September 21
The former Stage Store at 1116 N. Pacific St. in Mineola is the planned location for an AutoZone store.

Civic center board promotes Bright to manager

Wednesday, September 21
Lisa Bright of Mineola has been named the manager of the Mineola Civic Center.

She replaces Nancy Murphy, who is retiring Oct. 14 and moving to Virginia to be closer to family.

Bright has served as assistant director of the center, working with Murphy, since 2017.

Alba VFD sets benefit fish fry

Wednesday, September 21
The Alba Volunteer Fire Dept.’s annual community fish fry is Saturday, Oct. 15 in downtown Alba.

Events get underway at 10 a.m., and the fish fry goes from 5 p.m. until it’s all gone. Cost is a donation to the fire department.

Former chief deputy’s DWI probation revoked

Wednesday, September 21
Former Wood County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Audrey “Nikki” Wright was given 180 days probated for one year after pleading true for violating probation for a driving while intoxicated …

Early voting continues in Yantis ISD election

Wednesday, September 21
Early voting continues through Sept. 27 for voters in the Yantis school district. Voting hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Yantis ISD administration office, 105 W. Oak. Voting day …

QDC board OKs budget

Wednesday, September 21
The Quitman Development Corporation approved a new budget to be presented to the city council for approval at the council’s meeting which has been moved to Sept. 22 at City Hall. The QDC budget …

Commissioner Ulna McWhorter shares stories and Saundra Burge displays a girls’ paddle and a boys’ paddle from early Alba. The White family displayed several items including J.U. Searcy’s cane and satchel.

Wood County country school days recalled

Wednesday, September 21

It started with the ringing of a more than 100-year old school bell by Wood County historian Ulna McWhorter.  The bell was found buried in the ground on McWhorter property. The next two hours …

The big cats remain a part of the Culpepper and Merriweather circus, coming soon to Mineola.

Circus represents many long-standing traditions

Wednesday, September 21

At some point all kids think about growing up in the circus. For a very few, that is indeed the case. For Simone Key, it has been her whole life.  Key, an aerialist and ringmaster of the …

Mineola Fire Department Report

Wednesday, September 21

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Wednesday, September 21

Mineola Police Report

Wednesday, September 21

Emogene Cox Wilson, 1930-2022

2 days ago
Emogene Cox Wilson, a kind and gentle woman who always looked for the good in people, died Sept. 21, 2022, from congestive heart failure. She was 92.

Mary Beth Hasz, 1941-2022

Wednesday, September 21
Mary Beth Hasz was born to Henri and Edith Tessman in Sycamore, Ill. on March 8, 1941 and went to be her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, while in her home in Alba.

Alton Lee Terry 1946-2022

Wednesday, September 21
Services for Alton Lee Terry, 76, of Mineola were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home with Chaplain Robert Stoval officiating. Interment was in Pleasant …

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, September 21

Recently, I read about the traffic plan for the new elementary school in Mineola. I think this should be reviewed. My concern is using Shady Lane to access the school facilities.

Jackets garner OT thriller

Wednesday, September 21
Tanner Crenshaw (60), Isaiah Gardner (53) and David Reyes (70) block for Dawson Pendergrass (22).
The play was designed to go wide to the right side. It was a direct snap to Dawson Pendergrass. The point of attack was outside the right tackle. At the snap of the ball, the left side of the Bullard line surged up, creating a logjam where the play was supposed to go. Pendergrass took two steps toward the right and hesitated. A split second before two Panther edge defenders arrived at him from each end of the line, he sighted the narrowest crease just to the left of the intended point of attack...

Mineola battles Wills Point

Wednesday, September 21
The Lady Jackets react to winning the match over Wills Point.
The Mineola Lady Jackets went west to Wills Point last Tuesday to take on the Lady Tigers, finding a formidible 4A foe and returned with a four-set win, 25-18, 27-25, 24-26, 25-12.

Panther Glen Hartley splits the Wildcat secondary on his 66-yard touchdown run.

Alba-Golden Panthers improve to 4-0

Wednesday, September 21

Every football game presents unique challenges. This past Friday, the challenge posed by the Big Sandy Wildcats to the Alba-Golden Panthers was that the Wildcats had some talented wide receivers, …

District play begins for high school football

Friday, September 23
District play begins tonight as Mineola hosts Mt. Vernon, Grand Saline visits Quitman and Alba-Golden heads west to Quinlan Boles. Alba-Golden comes in at 4-0, Quitman 3-1 and Mineola …

Quitman records another nail-biter

Wednesday, September 21
The Quitman Bulldogs survived a late field goal attempt to hold on for a 15-13 win over a tough Ore City team Friday night at the Rebels homecoming. The Ore City kicker had done a great job on …

Quitman takes on Sabine

Wednesday, September 21
Quitman fell to Sabine 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 at home Friday.