Yellowjackets fly to state championship

Yesterday at 11:00 AM
Morgan Waggoner nears the finish line, capturing first place in the 4x400m relay for Mineola at the state track and field meet Thursday, May 6 in Austin. [see more shots from state]
In the anchor event of the Conference 3A state track meet Thursday night in Austin, Mineola’s Morgan Waggoner took the baton in the 1,600-meter relay just trailing the Canadian runner and sprinted a strong anchor leg to bring home the gold medal.

County property values up

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
With housing prices escalating throughout Texas, especially in the Metroplex and all points east, it should come as little surprise that property values in Wood County have jumped during 2020.

According to preliminary 2021 values released by the Wood County Appraisal District, property values in Wood County (which are used to calculate property taxes) have reached almost $6.2 billion.

MISD intends to seek District of Innovation

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Mineola school trustees voted their intent for the district to seek a renewal of the District of Innovation (DOI) status for MISD last week.

The program was put into place by the Texas Education Agency to give public school districts more flexibility to help level the playing field with charter schools, Superintendent Cody Mize explained.

Alba-Golden HS top grads are Crawford and Galyean

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

Ask Bella Crawford and Cameron Galyean a question about their times at Alba-Golden High School, and the top two graduates of the Class of 2021 are likely to give similar, if not identical, answers.

Linda Brendle speaks to the Friends of the Library last week in Mineola.

Mineola library friends hear author

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

Linda Brendle spoke to the Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library Thursday, May 6 at the Library Annex. Brendle is a local author of multi-genre Christian books. She and her husband live in the Lake Fork area.  

Quitman Librarian Delene Allen shows off the excellence award recently received by the library.

Quitman library earns state honor

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

The Quitman Public Library has been awarded the 2020 Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award by the Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association, an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League of which the city of Quitman is a member.  

events

Garage sale to benefit Lake Fork sportsman group

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association (LFSA) has contributed to the preservation of Lake Fork for over 20 years. COVID took a toll on the association’s projects in 2020; however, nothing holds back a progressive organization when funding is adequate.

Church bringing back community block party in Quitman

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Faith Baptist Church is holding “VBS Express Plus! on Saturday, June 5 for the Quitman community from 4-8 p.m. bringing a one-session Vacation Bible School for children followed by a whole family-oriented Community Block Party.

Pilot Club to officially dedicate musical play area at Hogg Park

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
The Pilot Club of Quitman invites the public to an official ribbon cutting of the playground-grade oversized musical equipment that it has installed in the Gov. Jim Hogg Park in Quitman Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

Chess club forming in Mineola

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
The Mineola Chess Club will have its inaugural meeting Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 304 Stone St.

Service clubs bring back golf tourney

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
After cancellation last year due to COVID-19, the KIRO (Mineola Kiwanis/Rotary Clubs) golf tournament is back on the schedule for Saturday, May 22 at the Mineola Country Club.
obituaries

Johnny Ray Rice, Sr., 1934-2021

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Johnny Ray Rice, Sr., 86, of Alba passed away May 5, 2021 in Mineola. He was born Aug. 25, 1934 in Quinlan to Isaac Jackson and Molly Doris Melton Rice.

Joseph Larry “Doc” Gilchrest, 1947-2021

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Joseph Larry “Doc” Gilchrest was born March 13, 1947 in Gatesville, Coryell County, to Louie Rex Gilchrest and Lillian Braziel Gilchrest.

Alice Maud Petty, 1933-2021

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Alice Maud Petty, 87, of Quitman passed away Monday morning, May 3, 2021. Alice was born on May 8, 1933 in Quitman.

County Grand Jury hands down indictments

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Quitman Police Report

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Mineola Fire Report

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Mineola Police Report

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Wood County Sheriff’s Report

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Impact of federal money on MISD to be “historic”

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Federal coronavirus relief funds will be historic for Mineola ISD and other districts, Superintendent Cody Mize told the District Site Based Decision Making Committee last week.

MISD stands to receive $2.4 million in the first round of funds that were recently released by the state for school districts.

Sound of Swarm's sweet rewards

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Band director Chris Brannan conducts the Mineola High School band during their spring concert last Tuesday evening.
The Mineola High School band was all tuned up for a crowd of music fans, friends and family last Tuesday in the school gymnasium.

Most sports becoming year-round

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Jonah Fischer in action during basketball season.
Scholastic athletes in local high schools owe their success to many things. Commitment, hard work, conditioning, coaching and competition are just a few of the many factors which combine to realize success on the field of play. Regardless of the sport, these elements are shared across playing fields and courts, and regardless of school size or location. 

Alba City Secretary Lindy McCarty administers the oath of office to new mayor Don Heinert at Monday’s Alba City Council meeting. Also taking the oath were new council members Tammy Kelbe and Debbie Shaddox.

Don Heinert sworn in as new mayor of Alba

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

New Alba Mayor Don Heinert quickly got to work Monday after being sworn in. He and new council members Debbie Shaddox and Tammy Kelbe were elected without opposition.

AGISD board confirms grads

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

The Alba-Golden School Board performed their most important function Monday evening, unanimously certifying 57 students as graduates of Alba-Golden High School. The graduation ceremony will be conducted on Friday, May 21 at the Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

QDC hires landscaping firm for parking lot

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

The Quitman Development Corporation board voted to hire a company to do landscape work on the parking lot north of the downtown square Monday. The Turner Land Management bid of $6,800 was approved to make the improvements on the parking lot which serves downtown. It was the only bid received.

Recent voter turnout low

Yesterday at 1:16 AM

Recent city and school elections May 1 in Wood County were decided by a relative handful of voters.

jackets capitalize at state
Sunni Ruffin moves urethane and earth to get her golf ball out of one of the difficult pot bunkers that dotted the state tournament venue Tuesday in Manor. [see more shots from state]

Lady Jackets claim 8th place at state golf tournament Tuesday

Yesterday at 11:56 AM

Mineola sat in 8th place after the first day of the Conference 3A girls state golf championship at ShadowGlen in Manor Monday, shooting a 411 team score.

Yellowjackets fly to state championship

Yesterday at 11:00 AM

In the anchor event of the Conference 3A state track meet Thursday night in Austin, Mineola’s Morgan Waggoner took the baton in the 1,600-meter relay just trailing the Canadian runner and sprinted a strong anchor leg to bring home the gold medal.

Kratzmeyer second at state track meet

Yesterday at 11:00 AM
Abby Kratzmeyer clears the bar in the pole vaulting competition at the UIL state track and field meet in Austin on Thursday. [see more shots from state]
Abby Kratzmeyer of Mineola was one of two vaulters left at the state track meet in Austin this afternoon and wound up with the silver medal in the pole vault.
pasttime postseasons

Lady Panthers go extra to capture area crown

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Who is next to step up for the Lady Panthers? After the bidistrict win over James Bowie saw Sara Hodges and Kylie Kennedy come forward to make huge contributions, it was Rylee Wilcoxson and Kalli Wright with key base hits to lead Alba-Golden against Martin’s Mill.

Jackets squeeze out bidistrict victory in three games

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
It was entirely fitting that the final out in Mineola’s 9-7 bi-district title game was taken by Jack Heard. To understand just how fitting, it is necessary to go back to a disastrous first inning for the Yellowjackets. 

Alba-Golden loses last two games in bidistrict series with Lindale-Kildare

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
The Alba-Golden Panthers had their 2020-21 baseball campaign cut short by Linden-Kildare in a three-game series in the initial post-season round of play at Gladewater last week.
special sections

A Tribute to First Responders

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Class of 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Quitman Chamber Directory
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Special holiday section
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mineola Chamber Directory
Friday, December 6, 2019