Sports
Mineola’s Cris Alejo and Alba-Golden’s Brandt Peterson battle around a corner during the boys 5-kilometer race.

Mineola, Alba-Golden teams compete at Rains XC meet

Yesterday at 9:09 AM
A long line of colorful jerseys snaked their way around the pastures adjacent to Rains schools last Thursday at the Rains Invitational cross-country meet. Twenty-eight teams produced over 120 runners …

Grand Saline routs Quitman

Yesterday at 9:08 AM
Cason Johnson forces the Indian ballcarrier to the boundary.
The Bulldogs were overly-hospitable hosts to the Indians Friday, allowing Grand Saline to return home with a 50-13 victory in Quitman’s district opener.
Annabelle Popex slams a spike for Quitman. See Page 11A for additional photo.

Chapel Hill defeats Quitman in four games

Yesterday at 9:07 AM
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs fell short of the Lady Devils of Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill to open district play Friday at home in four games, 25-11, 21-25, 25-10, 25-14.
Yellowjacket Mario Bautista heads up-field in early action against the Tigers.

Tigers hold off Jackets

Yesterday at 9:05 AM
The Mt. Vernon-Mineola football game Friday promised to be akin to a heavyweight fight. Largely, it met its billing. Mt. Vernon returned home with a 42-25 win, in a game which belied the final …

Lady Jackets take out Mt. Vernon in four

Yesterday at 9:03 AM
Every single point was crucial in Mineola’s four-set win over Mt. Vernon last Friday. Here Kyra Jackson, Olivia Hughes, and Jocelyn Whitehead (l-r) react to the action.
For Mineola fans, last Friday’s volleyball match with Mt. Vernon was a pleasure to watch. The Lady Jackets took the match in four sets: 20-25, 25-5, 25-23, 25-23. It was an afternoon chockfull …

Lady ‘Dogs fall

Thursday, September 15
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs fell to Class 4A Gilmer last Tuesday night at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym in three sets, 25-12, 25-11, 25-10.

West Rusk Raiders roll past Mineola

Thursday, September 15
There aren’t many ways to couch a decisive defeat of the home team. The West Rusk Raiders scored touchdowns on seven of their eight possessions Friday at Meredith Memorial Stadium and handed Mineola a 46-13 defeat.

Lady Jackets get win over Cayuga in four games

Thursday, September 15
The Mineola Lady Jackets could be closing in on a banner year. They are days away from beginning district play and seem to have addressed all those particularly-difficult aspects of scholastic …

Lady Panthers fall to tough Brownsboro squad

Thursday, September 15
The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers hosted the Brownboro Bearettes Tuesday in the first of four remaining pre-district matches. While Brownsboro easily won the match in straight sets (25-6, 25-14, 25-11), the Lady Panthers got the experience of facing a very good team.

Bulldogs hold off Kemp for second win of season

Thursday, September 15
A tough defense once again led the Quitman Bulldogs to an exciting 20-17 win on the road at Kemp. The offense did their job sustaining drives, using several running backs to pound out the win. …

Team effort gives Mineola ladies 3-game sweep of Grand Saline

Thursday, September 1

Lady Jackets bring home tournament hardware

Thursday, September 1

Quitman notches first victory

Thursday, September 1

Detroit no match for A-G Panthers

Thursday, September 1

Second half pushes Canton past Mineola Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 1

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

Yesterday at 9:02 AM
The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit.

County approves plan for federal pandemic funds

Yesterday at 8:48 AM
Wood County Commissioners voted to approve the use of the American Rescue Plan Act funds Tuesday. That $8,845,417 will be allocated as follows...

Mineola council cancels truck parking permit

Yesterday at 8:46 AM
A Mineola city ordinance approved in 1986 to allow large truck parking in residential districts by permit was overturned by the city council Sept. 19.

QISD names superintendent finalist

Yesterday at 8:46 AM
The Quitman School Board named assistant superintendent Chris Mason as the lone finalist to become the new superintendent Monday.

Mason will replace Rhonda Turner, who announced in August that she is retiring Dec. 31 after serving as QISD superintendent for 15 years.

Quitman council OKs hotel, apartment incentives

Yesterday at 8:45 AM
“It was a good night at the council, a great day for Quitman,” summarized Mayor Randy Dunn upon completion of last Thursday’s city council meeting. He added that progress had been made on the issue of housing, on lodging and for investment in the city.

The council unanimously approved two incentive agreements between the Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) and real estate developer Scott Johnson. The development is targeted for a 10-acre parcel which Johnson has purchased behind (south of) Brookshires Grocery.