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Council OKs new street, reviews funding plan

Mineola City Council approved the bid to pave Park Central for $927,186 Monday. The road will connect Bromberg with the new Park Central housing subdivision. The council also reviewed a … more

Quitman council OKs COVID fund projects

Quitman City Council selected three projects for remaining COVID-19 federal relief funds last Thursday. The first project will be repainting the water tower near the football stadium for an … more

Club offers brain health course to students

First and second graders at Quitman, Alba-Golden and Yantis schools were treated recently to BrainMinders™, a signature curriculum of Pilot International. This community outreach program, … more

Mineola ISD board hands out recognitions

The Mineola school board meeting Monday, May 15 was filled with recognition. Superintendent Cody Mize noted that student achievements are limited to state qualifiers, and it still yielded a … more

Mineola senior center sports new paint job

The Mineola Senior Citizens Center is up and running again. New activities include a monthly potluck with a guest speaker on the first Thursday of each month. The next one is set June 1 at noon. … more

Military honor awarded to Hammer

Landon Hammer, son of Kelly and Sharon Cothern of Heartland and grandson of Jimmie and Pam Pollard of Yantis, was recently named NCO Soldier of the Month. He was recently awarded his fifth Army … more

Singer to add touch of Broadway to symphonic band

Get ready for a summer spectacular with the Lake Country Symphonic Band on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m., at the Historic Select Theater in downtown Mineola. more

402nd District Court accepts guilty pleas

The following guilty pleas were heard in 402nd District Court on Thursday, May 11. Colton Ray Hawkins, Gilmer, injury to a child/elderly/disabled reckless bodily injury-family violence, state … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Medical assist, assist EMS crew: May 14, 1:34 p.m., 22245 Cypress Lane (Enchanted Lakes), Mineola; May 15, 1:32 p.m., 1581 N. Hwy. 69, Mineola; May 17, 8:56 p.m., 404 Meredith St., Mineola. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

May 10 Deputy Pollard; victim had protection order against ex-husband that expired, ex-husband has started threatening victim in front of CPS workers, incident report completed. Sgt. … more

Mineola Police Report

May 13 12:34 a.m., unknown offense, University, follow up from prior incident. 12:41 a.m., disturbance, S. Stone, family dispute. 5:50 a.m., alarm, Country Club Lane, employees … more

UT Tyler names spring semester honor students

The University of Texas at Tyler announced the students who were named to the spring 2023 President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List.  To qualify for the President’s Honor … more

Quitman grad makes college President’s List

Justin Hirsch of Quitman has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s winter 2023 President’s List. The winter terms run from January to May. Full-time undergraduate … more

Pair to lead Yantis Class of ‘23 grads

Elgin Curry and Jude Calvillo will lead the Yantis High School graduating class of 2023 when 27 seniors cross the stage at the high school Saturday, May 27 at 6 p.m. more

Hudsons benefit library, McFarland

The Mineola Memorial Library and The Addie E. McFarland Foundation each received a donation of $4,855 from the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation on Friday.

The Hudson Foundation was established by lifelong residents of Mineola, Max and Mary Hudson. more

Quitman church planning annual community event

Faith Baptist Church of Quitman will hold VBS EXPRESS PLUS on Saturday, June 3. The event will start at 3 p.m. with a one-session Vacation Bible School for children ending at 6 p.m. A family-oriented Community Block Party will be held from 6-8 p.m. more

Judge approved to negotiate opioid settlement

Following a closed session last Tuesday, Wood County commissioners appointed County Judge Kevin White to negotiate on behalf of the county in the ongoing opioid litigation. That case, involving … more

Savor on the bricks

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce helped kick off sesquicentennial week in Mineola with Savor on the Bricks, a five-course dinner served on N. Johnson St., prepared by local restaurants Tuesday, May 16. more

Cothern joins honor society

Allyson Cothern, daughter of Kelly and Sharon Cothern of Heartland and granddaughter of Jimmie and Pam Pollard of Yantis, was recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Texas A&M … more

Mineola HS students pass on scientific knowledge

From air rockets to zoos, teams of one to five Mineola High School students entertained elementary school students while also imparting science lessons Friday in the elementary gym and adjacent outdoor areas. more
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