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Quitman bids adieu to ‘21 graduates

A full capacity crowd at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym was on hand to honor the 76-member Quitman High School 2021 graduating class. The ceremony was moved indoors due to inclement weather Friday. more

MHS moves into gym for graduation

In his welcome, Principal Mike Sorenson, in his first year to helm MHS after also having these students as their middle school principal, noted the 116 “amazing young men and women,” saying “It’s been a fun ride.” more

Alba-Golden celebrates Class of 2021

The capacity of the Sulphur Springs Civic Center is 1,500 people.  The Alba-Golden community very nearly filled it for the commencement exercises of the Alba-Golden High School class of 2021 Friday. more

Alba-Golden HS top grads are Crawford and Galyean

Ask Bella Crawford and Cameron Galyean a question about their times at Alba-Golden High School, and the top two graduates of the Class of 2021 are likely to give similar, if not identical, answers. more

Barrett, Martinez lead Yantis graduating Class of ‘21

Brooke Barrett and Sarahi Martinez are the top graduates for  the Yantis High School Class of 2021. more

MISD intends to seek District of Innovation

Mineola school trustees voted their intent for the district to seek a renewal of the District of Innovation (DOI) status for MISD last week.

The program was put into place by the Texas Education Agency to give public school districts more flexibility to help level the playing field with charter schools, Superintendent Cody Mize explained. more

MISD board approves state waiver during testing for hybrid remote learning days

Mineola High School plans to try something different during upcoming standardized testing.

Principal Mike Sorenson asked the school board to approve a waiver from the Texas Education Agency that will allow the district to use distance learning for students who are not engaged in testing on particular days. more

Foundation rewards Mineola teachers with classroom grants

Drums beat, cheerleaders cheered, adults wielded silly string and big checks were awarded as the Mineola ISD Education Foundation prize patrol made the rounds of the four district campuses Thursday morning.

They bore a stack of big checks representing education grants totaling $32,200 as the proceeds from the foundation’s fundraising activities. more

Quitman football stadium getting new scoreboard

Bud Moody Stadium will have a new state-of-the-art scoreboard for football this fall.  more

MISD board OKs costs for population, facility studies

Mineola School District will spend $46,000 to get a handle on district growth and facilities.

The school board voted Monday to contract with Population Survey and Analysis for $32,000 to conduct a demographic study – to be split with the city. more

A storm for the ages

Wood County, Texas blanketed with record snow

A major winter storm of record-breaking proportions left Wood County and much of Texas in a week-long deep freeze that will make Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day 2021 memorable for decades to come. more

A-G board OKs ag facility bids

Dirt could turn as soon as Feb. 22 for a new agriculture-education facility for Alba-Golden ISD.

The school board accepted bids on Monday totaling $1,470,043. more
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