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White elected Kiwanis area lt. governor

Kevin White of Mineola was elected Kiwanis Division 34 lieutenant governor last week at the division meeting in Gilmer. Seven clubs are in this division including Mineola, Quitman-Lake Fork, Van, Tyler Rose City, Holly Lake, Hideaway Lake and Gilmer.  Kevin served as president of the Mineola Club in 2019-2020, where he was a Distinguished Club president and was awarded the C.T. Bush award. more

UT nurse honored

The Daisy Award is an honor given specifically to provide an ongoing recognition of clinical skills and, especially compassion, nurses provide to patients and families on a daily basis throughout the year.   

UT Health Quitman honored one of its own last Wednesday at the hospital. Nurse Brandy Wilson was surprised to receive the honor. more

Local student artists show off work at Winnsboro center

Locally-created art once again graces the display bulkheads of the Winnsboro Center of the Arts. The current display is the 2021 Art in the Gallery Student Competition – showing until April 10.  The exhibit offers a wide variety of quality creations which will inspire, entertain and impress viewers. more

Ramping up

Voter registration deadline April 1

Persons who have not registered to vote, or who have moved since the November general election, should contact the office of the Wood County voter registrar at 903-763-2400. more

Mineola Kiwanis Club invites first responders to chili cook off

This year’s Mineola Kiwanis chili cook off will be held later than usual and in a different location in response to COVID health and safety restrictions.

The cook off is set Friday, April 22 at the Mineola Civic Center. The venue change will allow more spacing for the cooks and more room for the diners. more

Meredith Foundation awards $1,031,897

The Meredith Foundation has awarded grants to 14 Mineola organizations totaling $1,031,897.

The following organizations have been approved for grants for 2021. 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

Musgraves’ guitar benefiting Kindness Kottage

Kindness Kottage in Mineola will celebrate the fourth anniversary of their location on E. Broad St. with a giveaway to benefit the Kottage’s food pantry and assistance ministry. more

Marine surprises family with visit to high school

Monday’s dreary day was especially brightened for the Herring family of Quitman with an unexpected visit from their son and brother, Tobie Herring, a lance corporal with the United States Marine Corps. more

Search to identify photo leads to new book technology

Sometimes life leads down unexpected paths.

Research of Hugh Pennal and efforts to obtain a photograph of him in his football-playing days led to the Texas State Historical Association website. Browsing through historical photos in their collection surfaced a photograph titled, “A Baptism near Mineola – Summer 1935.” more
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