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Growing competition gets hairy

Bushy, sculpted, whispy or coarse – the competitors in the beard master competition all brought something unique on their chins to the gazebo in downtown Mineola. more

Sesquicentennial festivity aglow at dusk

A balloon glow capped off the day of sesquicentennial festivities dubbed Spring Fling. more

Rowland joins honor society

Jerry Rowland of Mineola was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Rowland was initiated at … more

Gould: Veteran MISD educators reflect on careers

Kendall Gould said she will miss her staff and students at Mineola Middle School after she retires this month. But she will like being free of a schedule and having a choice of what she wants to … more

Sorenson: Veteran MISD educators reflect on careers

As a coach, Mike Sorenson and his family led the nomadic life, moving from town to town, generally staying in one place 3-4 years. That changed when they came to Mineola. After a year on … more

Mineola man dies in Smith County crash

A Mineola man died in a single-vehicle traffic crash early Sunday, May 14 in Smith County. Kaleb Brown, 22, was driving east on County Road 442 in a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 (pickup) four miles … more

Louderman, Stovall top AGHS Class of ‘23

Two students who have spent their entire school careers at Alba-Golden will lead the Class of 2023 at graduation May 25. Samuel Louderman will serve as the valedictorian and Cade Stovall as the … more

Time capsule yields 1998 memorabilia

Only somewhat the worse for wear, the time capsule planted by the Mineola High School Class of 1998 came out of the ground last Tuesday afternoon. The capsule, actually a cooler, had been buried … more

Top Quitman grads too close to call

The tradition of having the top two Quitman High School graduates lead the pledges of allegiance at the May board meeting for Quitman ISD had a twist last week. The race is too close to call, … more

MISD hosts celebration

Mineola ISD welcomed more than 200 Spanish-speaking parents and guardians to its first fiesta event on Cinco de Mayo. The event was exclusively in Spanish with several community organizations … more

No relief for rising home values

The Wood County housing market continued its upward climb during 2022, according to preliminary figures from the Wood County Appraisal District. The value of all taxable property in the county … more

Mineola plans a party 150 years in the making

Mineola will go all out Saturday to celebrate the city’s 150th anniversary. The Mineola Nature Preserve will host events to start the day, with 1K, 5K and 10K runs stepping off at 8 a.m., … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 232 calls for service from April 18 to May 14, issued 53 traffic citations and 88 traffic warnings, one criminal trespass warning, took 38 reports, made eight … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

May 3 Cpl. Baldwin, terroristic threat, FM 49; victim received multiple threats from neighbor, could not explain why he has not called when threats occurred previously, possible suspect not at … more

Mineola Police Report

May 6 8:26 a.m., public assist, S. Johnson, vehicle parked in blocked off area, moved prior to officer arrival. 9:02 a.m., assist other agency, S. Pacific, subject left vehicle, walking, … more

Mineola Class of 2023 led by Jordan and Littlefield

Ali Jordan and Campbell Littlefield will deliver the valedictory and salutatory addresses, respectively, at Mineola High School graduation Friday, May 26. They will lead a class of 127 students … more

Wood County Grand Jury hands down indictments

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury on April 26, 2023. James David Butler, Quitman, possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1/1-B, one gram or … more

A-G board names field day for retiring teacher

In an act which recognized the spirit and life-long contributions of retiring first-grade teacher Vicki Walker, the Alba-Golden school board unanimously voted Monday to name the annual elementary … more

Sentences assessed in 402nd district court

The   follow guilty pleas and probation hearings were held in 402nd District Court April 26-27. Danny Lynn Gore, Gilmer, driving while intoxicated third or more, third degree felony, five … more

Quitman board OKs school safety items

The Quitman school board approved ballistic film and safety fencing for various campus locations Monday, funded by state safety grants. Door Control Services received the bid to install the … more
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