Mineola post office damaged

3 days ago
The exterior of the east side of the Post Office building in Mineola, with a hole just wider than the vehicle that smashed through the brick wall.
The Mineola Post Office suffered major damage around noon on Thursday when a patron's vehicle jumped the curb, slamming into the northwest corner of the building and leaving a gaping hole.

The driver was reported not to be seriously injured.
jackets over jefferson
From left, Dawson Pendergrass, Trevion Sneed and T.J. Moreland react enthusiastically to Moreland scoring two points put Mineola ahead by 12 in the fourth quarter while drawing a foul on Jefferson.

Mineola advances in playoffs

3 days ago

In a game that took a half hour to play the final minute, the Mineola Yellowjackets defeated the Jefferson Bulldogs Thursday at Spring Hill 66-49 to capture the area basketball championship.

Next up for Mineola will be Atlanta, a 56-53 winner over Arp. Their regional quarterfinal matchup is in Hallsville on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Grand Jury no-bills former QDC director

4 days ago
Former Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) Executive Director Denea Hudman found out recently that she and business partner Jamie Wyatt of Colonial Construction had been the subject of an investigation by Texas Ranger John Vance.

Hudman and Wyatt each received a letter dated Jan. 27, 2021 informing them that a Wood County Grand Jury declined to indict them on the charges of tampering with a government instrument/document with intent to defraud/harm.

Wood County added in second round of federal disaster storm declarations

4 days ago
Wood County was added in the second round of federal disaster declarations issued for the Texas winter storm. President Joe Biden initially identified 77 Texas counties and then added 31 others Monday. County Judge Lucy Hebron and Mineola Mayor Kevin White issued local declarations.

Storm leads to water supply boil orders

4 days ago
The epic ice and snow storm which covered most of Texas caused water problems throughout Wood County. Quitman City Administrator Rodney Kieke reported city employees and staff stayed busy all week monitoring the situation.

Weather delays youth art show

4 days ago
The artwork of 50 talented teens from nine high schools and home schools in Northeast Texas will soon be on display. The 7th Annual Art in the Gallery High School Art Competition is located at The Winnsboro Center for the Arts in Winnsboro.

Quitman firemen assist with lake recovery

4 days ago
Quitman firefighters were called to Lake Fork where a pick-up truck had slid into the lake during the icy conditions. Quitman Fire Department (QFD) was called to assist the Coke-Pleasant Grove Fire Department Feb. 16 on FM 2966.

Two die when vehicle goes into lake

Wednesday, February 17
The Dept. of Pubic Safety has reported two people have died as the result of a traffic crash at Lake Fork Tuesday, Feb. 16.

School district's lumber cut

4 days ago

Work is underway to clear timber from land owned by the Mineola school district off NE Loop 564.

Yantis, Alba won’t need city council elections

4 days ago
Yantis and Alba won’t need to hold elections in May. Each had the same number of candidates as open positions for the May 1 city council elections.

Quitman ISD administrators awarded one-year contracts

4 days ago
Quitman ISD school members approved one-year contracts for administrators at Monday’s meeting.
Ben and Sheila Hartin have just marked the first anniversary of the opening of Monkey Trunks restaurant in Alba.

Eateries open doors in spite of pandemic

4 days ago

The industry of a dairy-farmer, the resilience of a boxer and the attitude of an eternal optimist. It appears that is the combination of characteristics required for someone starting their own business. And that, alone, is not a recipe for success.

Those traits may build a foundation for success, but the end result depends on offering a product for which people will pay, in effect sharing in one’s vision.

postseason basketball
Dawson Pendergrass splits the Hornet defenders to dunk the ball for two of his 17 points.

Jackets dominate bidistrict

4 days ago

The Mineola Yellowjackets captured a bidistrict title with a comprehensive team performance Monday against the Hooks Hornets. The Yellowjackets were focused and disciplined in their 64-40 win.

Mineola will face Jefferson in the area round playoff on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Spring Hill, the site of their bidistrict success in Longview.

Hannah Wright gives the Lady Panthers a spark on the offensive end in the second quarter.

Two cold spells thwart Lady Panthers

4 days ago

The Lady Panthers playoff run came to an unexpected end Saturday with a 46-33 area round loss to the Lindsay Lady Knights at Prairiland High School. Lindsay surged ahead midway through the third quarter and built the margin of victory. 

Mineola Pilot Club makes plans for murder mystery

4 days ago
COVID-19 stopped the 2020 Mineola Pilot Club and Lake Country Playhouse production of “Strictly Come Murder.”  A year later, the two groups will once again put their heads together for the second murder mystery dinner. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 10 at the Mineola Civic Center.

Fannie Marchman Garden Club announces programs for season

4 days ago
Fannie Marchman Garden Club began its second half of the club year with a hands-on meeting in January, called winter sowing.

Presenters Angela Thompson and Kim Hughes demonstrated sowing vegetable or flower seeds in repurposed gallon milk jugs.

Get your joints happy and healthy.

Tuesday, February 16


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Dr. William David Ellis

Mineola church welcomes pastor

4 days ago

First Christian Church of Mineola announces its new pastor, Dr. William David Ellis. Ellis and his wife, Deanna, have lived in Mineola for a year and love it here.

He began his ministry here on Feb. 15. He is not only a gifted preacher but also an author of short stories and Christian fiction for young people.


John Michael Spatola Sr., 1941-2021

4 days ago
John Michael Spatola, Sr., 79, of Emory, passed away Feb. 19, 2021, in Tyler. He was born July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. to Mike Joseph and Lucille Minitello Spatola. He married Betty Sue McConnell in Phenix, Ala. on Aug. 13, 1965.

Jan H. Rye, 1945-2021

4 days ago
A memorial service for Jan H. Rye of Quitman will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at the First United Methodist of Quitman... Jan passed away Feb. 15, 2021 in Tyler. She was 76. Jan was born in Dallas on Feb. 14, 1945 to R.B. “Hutch” Hutchison and Nell Pace-Hutchison.

Shirley Ruth Barnhart Swoape, 1935-2021

4 days ago
Services for Shirley Ruth Barnhart Swoape were scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at First Baptist Church, Alba... Mrs. Swoape passed away Feb. 20, 2021 in Tyler. She was born July 3, 1935 in Fruitvale...

Brandon Scott McCoy, 1987-2021

4 days ago
Brandon’s life began on July 21, 1987, the son of Scott Alan and Katherine Ann (Egger) McCoy in El Dorado, Kan. He graduated from Mineola High School, Class of 2005.

Nora Hill McKenney, 1928-2021

4 days ago
Nora Hill McKenney, 92, of Mineola passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Mineola. She was born on July 1, 1928 in Chattory, Wash. to the late Daniel Hanks Hill and Ollie Gertrude Unzicker Hill.

Mineola Police Report

4 days ago
February 12 12:14 a.m., unsecured area, 600 blk W. Patten, doors open on some buses, everything OK. 9:10 a.m., pubic assist, Greenville, several calls from subject. 9:15 a.m., city ordinance …

Mineola Fire Report

4 days ago
Building fire: Feb. 15, 6:47 p.m., 333 CR 2770, Mineola; Feb. 17, 3:08 p.m., 381 CR 2710, Mineola. Chimney or flue fire, confined to chimney or flue: Feb. 14, 8:44 a.m., 250 CR 2308, …

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

4 days ago
February 13 Deputy Jonah Croney was dispatched to FM 14 and FM 2869 for a vehicle in the roadway. The reporting party stated the driver of the vehicle (who he believed to be intoxicated) had been …