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Record hay show auction tops $40K

The Mineola Hay Show has come a long way.

When the bids and add-ons were tabulated last Tuesday night, the show generated more than $40,000 to assist the Mineola High School ag programs. more

Pandemic creating challenges in local health care

Calling it a crisis and scary times, UT Health Quitman Hospital CEO Jared Smith again briefed the Mineola City Council last week on the situation during the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, fueled by … more

Community treasure is decade old

Years, and even decades, of hard work and dedication will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Alba Public Library and Museum marks its 10th anniversary. more

One last hurrah for Alba builder of world’s fastest car

John Dearmore of Alba will wrap up a 65-year career in racing with a final grand tour this fall.

Dearmore will be showing his top fuel dragster that first burst onto the scene more than 50 years ago. It achieved national recognition in its heyday in the early 1970s as one of the fastest cars on the planet. more

Iron Horse Festival returns to Mineola

Mineola will once again celebrate its railroad heritage with the Iron Horse Festival Saturday, Sept. 25 in the downtown area. more

Stray inspires children’s book with message

Most things in life we choose, on occasion things seem to come to us. 

So it was with Wood County resident Nancy Falster and her passion about the proper care of dogs. more

Lake Fork man among first Pentagon 9-11 responders

Lake Fork resident Nelson Eaton was on call at Arlington County, Va. Fire Station No. One the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

The first word that it would not be a normal day came with news that an airplane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. When the second plane hit, it became evident this was no accident. more

In search of smiles, Pierce repairs bicycles in need of love and care

Robert Pierce, who lives north of Mineola, has been fixing up older or damaged bikes and donating them to children who could use them for almost a decade. more

Little Free Library joins Iron Horse Square park

Leave it to a bunch of retired teachers. more

Giving back to the game they love

A pair of former Mineola High School athletes who each went on to excel in their sport at a higher level is opening a unique academy concentrating on baseball and softball skills.  more

Nature has not been too kind to East Texas trees

When storms rolled through East Texas Sunday, Feb. 28, Doug Lee was startled by a loud boom at his home near Hoard. He assumed a lightning strike but didn’t realize the extent until the following day. more

Mineola handler and retriever named nation’s best in obedience competition

Trap loves to play.
Even when at attention, his playful eyes can belie his calm obedience.
But when it’s time to go to work, Trap obeys his handler’s commands, whether by voice or hand motions. more
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