MISD plan targets student success

Yesterday at 8:47 AM
There are three doors Mineola ISD needs to walk through to help its students succeed. Mineola Superintendent Cody Mize outlined the three in presenting the annual District Improvement Plan to the …

Alba-Golden board OK’s improvement plans

Yesterday at 8:47 AM
Discussions of school improvement plans dominated Monday’s Alba-Golden school board meeting.  The board received briefings on the District Improvement Plan, the Elementary School …

Gannon memorial work day even larger during second year

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Taking part in the workday were, from left, Tim Langston, Carolyn Harris, Terry Dollinger, Steve Hooton, Lana Harder, Craig Loving, Kim Gannon, Barbara Stears, Kristin Blakemore, Josh Blakemore, Pat Gannon, Wayne Greenlee, Liz Greenlee, David Gannon and David Blaylock.
The second annual work day in memory of Jeff Gannon at Animal Protection of East Texas-SPCA was even more successful than last year’s, according to his sister, Kim. The event is held on Oct. …
Cassandra Gibson (left) of Quitman and her sister Marinda Vance of Elmo offered detailed home-made embroidery.

Twice-a-year Hwy. 80 sale brings out the crowds

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A refreshing northern breeze welcomed hawkers of wares up and down Highway 80 this past weekend. The semi-annual Highway 80 Sale drew many locals interested in finding that something …

Work underway on entrance road to Mineola civic center

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Work began Monday for the demolition and construction project scheduled for the Newsom St. entrance of Mineola Civic Center. The work will last 7-10 days.  During this time both the vehicle …

Quitman chamber gearing up for Christmas season events

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The Quitman Chamber of Commerce is having a wreath fundraiser sale by the Hometown Christmas Committee. This is an opportunity to brighten and unify the downtown area during the holidays. Donations …

Sound of the Swarm advances to area marching

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The Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band began its state title defense Tuesday afternoon, earning a first division rating at the region contest in Mt. Pleasant to advance to the area …

Proud Blue advances in region marching contest

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The Quitman High School Proud Blue Marching Band performed at the region marching competition Tuesday morning in Mt. Pleasant and advanced to area with a first division rating.
The Quitman proud blue band earned a first division rating at UIL region marching competition Tuesday morning in Mt. Pleasant. On the experience of conducting the Quitman ensemble, drum major …

St. Paul celebrating 150th church anniversary

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Wood County commissioners recently issued a proclamation honoring the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola upon reaching its 150th anniversary. Accepting was Pastor Demethrius Boyd, presented by, from left, Commissioners Virgil Holland and Jerry Gaskill, County Judge Lucy Hebron and Commissioners Mike Simmons and Russell Acker.
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola will celebrate its 150th anniversary with Sunday worship followed by a dinner on Sunday, Oct. 23. The church was founded in 1871 and claims to be the …
Engineer Deprimethon V. Lee (left) and conductor Chris Nichols ready locomotive 682 for her daily run out of the West Mineola yard. See story Page 3A.

...Hear the train a-comin’; it’s rollin’ ‘round the bend

Yesterday at 8:51 AM
One can judge large industries by the equipment required to move their product. The railroad, alongside of which many in the county reside, is by this measure a massive industry. Consider that …

Pilot Club marks a century since its founding

Yesterday at 8:52 AM
Mayor Jayne Langford proclaimed Oct. 18 as Pilot International Founders Day. Mineola Pilot members Joyce Curry, Joy Stuart and Janell Abbott accepted the proclamation.
Mayor Jayne Lankford proclaimed the week of Oct. 17-23 as Pilot International Founders Week in Mineola. Pilot International was founded in Macon, Ga. in October 1921 and is celebrating its 100th …

Habitat for Humanity grant offers aid to Wood County

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Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has received a $300,000 Housing Preservation Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for critical home repairs for rural East …

Wood County Grand Jury returns indictments

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Wood County Grand Jury returned the following indictments Sept. 29: Antonio Dewayne Berry, of Quitman, manufacture/delivery of controlled substance penalty group (PG) 1 more than four grams and …


Program on Caddos in Wood County set

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The Wood County Historical Commission will host a free program on the “History of Caddo Indians in Wood County” by Dr. Thomas Guderjen and Mark Walters on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 2-4 p.m. …

Naturalist classes planned

Yesterday at 9:06 AM

Plans are underway, and applicants are streaming in for the 2022 in-person East Texas Chapter Master Naturalist classes. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Tyler Nature Center and …

Mineola High School homecoming is Friday, Oct. 22 as the Yellowjackets take on Howe at 7:30 p.m. at Meredith Memorial Stadium. MHS will crown a homecoming king for the first time, in addition to a queen. King’s court and nominees are, back from left, freshman duke Xzavien Lipscomb, sophomore duke Trenton Seely and king nominees Coy Anderson, Jaxon Holland, Justin Crump and Nathaniel Griffin. Not pictured are junior duke Jett Vaughan and king nominee Dee Elshehaby. Queen’s court and nominees are, front from left, freshman duchess Sarah Smith, sophomore duchess Valerie Moreland, junior duchess Allison Hooton and queen nominees Riley Weekly, Rebecca Hughes, Hannah Zoch, Keilee Riley and Michelle Hernandez. The homecoming parade is Friday at 3 p.m. from Graham St. to the Church of Christ along Hwy. 80.

Mineola homecoming court

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Monthly breakfast benefits food pantry ministry

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The Bread of Life Ministry in Mineola will hold its monthly benefit breakfast Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7-9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mineola. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit …

Pair of trick-or-treat events planned in Quitman

Wednesday, October 13

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for Halloween. The chamber has been a part of organizing the annual downtown Candy Walk on Friday, Oct. 29.

Mineola Fire Department Report

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Mineola Police Report

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Wood County Sheriff’s Report

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Charles David Walls  1950-2021

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Charles David Walls, 71 of Mineola ran into the open arms of his Savior on Oct. 15, 2021. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. David was born in Virginia on Feb. 2, 1950. He was a …

Vincent Lyle Cunningham  1962-2021

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Vincent Lyle Cunningham, 59, of Yantis passed away on Oct. 10, 2021 with family by his side.  Vincent was born in Dallas on April 3, 1962 to parents James and Pansie (Fogleman) Cunningham. He …

 Beatrice Nipp 1946-2021

Yesterday at 8:31 AM
Catholic Mass for Beatrice Nipp, 75, of Alba was held at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Emory, with Father Victor Hernandez officiating. Mrs. Nipp passed …

Melody Jean Edwards 1949-2021

Yesterday at 8:30 AM
“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” This was one of Melody’s favorite lines from the movie “Steel Magnolias,” and we ask you to remember this as it is with …
James Tatum at the piano.

Legendary Mineola jazz musician dies in Detroit

Wednesday, October 13

Those who worked closely with him say Detroit jazz musician and music educator James Tatum touched lives just as majestically as he touched piano keys in concert halls and classrooms throughout the U.S.

Quitman Library Connections

Yesterday at 9:05 AM
The Wood County Historical Commission will host “History of Caddo Indians in Wood County” on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. at the library. Presenters are Dr. T. Guderjen and M. …

QISD board adopts readiness curriculum

Yesterday at 9:07 AM
The Quitman ISD school board approved a request from Quitman High School Principal Justin Cowart Monday to pay $12,500 for the purchase of Mastery Prep College Career and Military Readiness …

Alba-Golden Jr.-Sr. High Honor Roll

Yesterday at 9:07 AM
1st 9 weeks All A’s 6th grade Brady Brewer, Margaret Campbell, Peyton Clark, Tagen English, Ella Landers, Addison Mize, Madelynn Moore, Andrew Neal, Kent Perkins, Tayla Peterson, …

Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

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1st Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Parker Abercrombie, Jordan Adams, Leonardo Bailon, Bentley Bates, Abigail Clark, Elijah Coffman, Eva Dotson, Reagan Freeman, Kensie Garrigus, Allisson …

Alba-Golden boys qualify for regional cross country

Yesterday at 9:01 AM
The Alba-Golden boys cross country team has won the district championship and will advance to the regional meet on Oct. 25.
The Alba-Golden Panther cross country team claimed the District 15-2A cross country championship at the district meet Oct. 13 hosted by North Hopkins High School.  Freshman Brandt Peterson …

Quitman outlasts Mineola for five-set district victory

Yesterday at 9:02 AM
Kaysi Parker spikes the ball for Quitman as her teammates watch.
It was an epic battle when county rivals Quitman and Mineola met at Ballard Memorial Gym last Tuesday. Quitman took an exciting 3-2 win that put the Lady Bulldogs in the third playoff spot in …

Lady Bulldogs stop Chapel Hill

Yesterday at 9:02 AM
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs defeated Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill Friday afternoon 3-1 to clinch a playoff spot. With the win, the Lady Bulldogs are 5-2 in District 13-3A action and ahead of the fourth …
Alba-Golden’s Kaylee Anglin prepares to unleash on a set in early action against Cumby.

Alba-Golden falls to Cumby in straight sets

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The Cumby Lady Trojans used an oppressive offense to stifle any Alba-Golden scoring efforts en route to a straight-set victory last Tuesday.  The Lady Trojan offensive performance featured …

Mineola comeback fails to materialize as Pottsboro pours it on for district win

Yesterday at 9:03 AM
The early possessions of the Mineola vs. Pottsboro clash Friday were reminiscent of last year’s game. Pottsboro came out fast, scoring twice in the opening five minutes. After the Yellowjackets …

Grand Saline too salty for Quitman Bulldogs, 43-0

Yesterday at 9:05 AM
Carson Dickens, 11, gets off a nice run for the Quitman Bulldogs against Grand Saline Friday. Such offensive success was hard to find as the Bulldogs fell 43-0.
An injury-riddled Quitman team was overpowered by a strong Grand Saline defense handing the Bulldogs their second shutout loss in two weeks by a 43-0 score. Quitman had at least six starters out due …

Welcome to Friday night

Friday, October 15
Keep up with Mineola and Quitman football. Mineola is on the road to Pottsboro while Quitman hosts Grand Saline in key district games for both teams. Pottsboro moves quickly down the field with …

Lady Jackets grab five-game win over Chapel Hill

Wednesday, October 13
Lady Jackets rush to congratulate Kozbie Riley on her match-winning kill shot against Chapel Hill.
During senior night festivities before the match against Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, Mineola Lady Jacket senior Kenleigh Aguirre thanked Mineola for welcoming her to the school, even though she spent …

Quitman can’t hit the right notes against Harmony

Wednesday, October 13
Quitman’s Carson Dickens runs for yardage at Harmony last Friday.
The Harmony Eagles scored early and often in a 67-0 win over the Quitman Bulldogs Friday. The Bulldogs drop to 4-3 on the year and 1-2 in district.