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Alba-Golden homecoming court

Members of the Alba-Golden homecoming court include... more

Quitman board reviews plans for district facilities

The Quitman ISD school board heard a presentation from Harris-Craig Architects concerning facility planning at Monday’s meeting. The study gave a summary of immediate needs in facility improvements. more

Mineola has record school enrollment

The most recent report showed the district with 1,685 students, up from 1,624 at the end of school last May. more

Homecoming in Quitman

Mikey Pickering and Hannah Holland were crown Quitman's 2023 homecoming king and queen Friday night just before the Bulldogs took on Ore City. more

Alba-Golden School Board contributes to new AGISD Education Foundation

The Alba-Golden school board approved a $25,000 donation to the AGISD Education Foundation Monday. The contribution will be drawn from the general operating fund balance. The action followed a … more

Students awarded SNHU degrees

The following students have been named to the Summer 2023 President’s List for Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. The summer terms run from May to August. Full-time … more

Donnie Burge earns degree

Donnie Burge from Alba will be awarded a bachelor of applied arts and sciences in safety and health from Texas A&M Commerce at the Dec. 16 commencement. He will graduate summa cum laude with … more

These grandparents are leading the cheers

Simply stated, the experience of youth sports owes much to the older generation. 

Three local families shared some thoughts about the importance of athletics to their grandchildren and the unique joys of sharing in that experience.  more

Primary school gym built to withstand storms

Part of the construction of the new Mineola Primary School on NE Loop 564 that has recently become visible is the gymnasium which will also double as a storm shelter. Architect Perry Thompson explains the shelter materials and design are slightly different than the remainder of the facility… more

MISD board approves lower property tax rate

Mineola school trustees adopted a lower property tax rate and took care of year-end financial matters Thursday, Aug. 31.

The board approved the 2023-24 budget of $20.9 million for maintenance and operations and $1.7 million for debt service. more

AGISD board OKs new budget, tax rate

Alba-Golden school board unanimously approved the $11.2 million, 2023-24 budget. Also approved was a tax rate of $.78650 per $100 value Monday. In the motion to approve the tax rate, board … more

QISD board approves tax rate, budget

The Quitman ISD school board approved a new property tax rate and the budget for the upcoming school year at a noon meeting Monday. The board approved a tax rate of $0.8989 per $100 valuation. … more

Mineola homecoming 2023

Mineola celebrates homecoming this week. The bonfire has been postponed until Nov. 1. The parade steps off downtown at 3 p.m. Friday. more

State accountability standards won’t reward better Mineola test scores

Mineola students performed well on the latest round of state testing last spring. Still, it likely won’t be enough to help the district keep its hard earned “A” rating from the … more

Diagnosis set family on different path

Life changes, often in dramatic moments – moments which rewrite priorities, challenge faith, stress hearts and cause questioning of everything one believes in. 

Mineola athletic director Luke Blackwell and his family have had more than their share of these dramatic moments over the past two years. more

Mineola, Quitman schools fare well on tests

The latest round of Texas public schools test scores was released last week by the Texas Education Agency.

The results were mostly positive for Mineola and Quitman, while Alba-Golden had a few areas of concern. more

Retired ag teachers honored

AG foundation off to great start

The newly-created Alba-Golden Education Foundation briefed district trustees at Monday’s board meeting that they had raised $65,000 in the first three weeks of fundraising. A comprehensive … more

ISDs propose lower property tax bills

Texas public school districts are in the process of setting their budgets and property tax rates in line with the new tax reduction measures passed recently by the state legislature. Lawmakers … more

Yantis students can eat for free

The Yantis Independent School District announced it will operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2023-2024 school … more
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