Sports

Friday night high school sports

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Mineola hosts Winnsboro to open district play. Alba-Golden hosts Wolfe City for homecoming. Quitman travels to Arp. In volleyball, Quitman defeated Mineola in three games in a district …
Kaylee Anglin sets the ball as Alexis Wilmut anticipates going to the ball for a kill.

Lady Panthers claw past Fruitvale

Wednesday, September 22
After a brief break, the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers picked up a win in Fruitvale on Friday, 26-24, 25-14, 25-19 over the Lady Cats, taking the Lady Panthers to 2-1 in district play.

Bulldogs gain big victory over Hawkins, district next

Wednesday, September 22
Carson Johnson wraps up the Hawks ball-carrier as Wyatt Hightower (12) and Thomas Sabedra (88) prepare to assist with the tackle.
What a difference a year makes!

Last year, Quitman was reeling from a 50-7 loss to the Hawkins Hawks. The last time the Bulldogs won three or more games was in 2010 when Coach Ron Callahan’s team went 7-4 and made it to the state playoffs.

Fast forward to last Friday night. Quitman defeated Hawkins 32-22 in front of a packed Bud Moody Field, earning a team victory as the defense and offense put up heroic efforts with big stops and an offensive line leading the way for Quitman runners on scoring drives. The Bulldog defense recorded four fumble recoveries.

SGA golf winners announced

Wednesday, September 22
The Senior Golf Association championship at the Mineola Golf Club was held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13-14.

Panthers turn back Cumby

Wednesday, September 22
Michael Gaskill (left) assisted by Jason Langston makes the game-sealing sack of the Cumby quarterback on a fourth down to preserve the win.
When confronted with dire circumstances, there is only one thing to do: fight your way out.

That is exactly what the Panthers did Friday night at Cumby, and they came away with a 15-13 win.

Quitman wins 2nd of year

Thursday, September 16
Over the past decade the Quitman Bulldogs have been homecoming opponents for teams wanting an easy game for their annual festivities. It was a packed house at Queen City last Friday as this Quitman …

Sept. 10 football scores

Friday, September 10
It's Friday night in East Texas and that means high school football. Quitman is at Queen City and the hosts strike first for a 6-0 lead. Mineola and West Rusk are scoreless late in the first …

Scurry-Rosser Wildcats too much for Quitman

Thursday, September 9
An impressive passing game led the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats to a 42-13 win over Quitman last Friday night. The Wildcats scored early and often in the second quarter, taking a 34-7 lead by …

Big Sandy sweeps A-GHS

Thursday, September 9
Someone once famously said, “Timing is everything.” In high school volleyball that is definitely the case.  Last Tuesday, the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers headed to Big Sandy to take …

Lady Bulldogs rally for three straight to beat Troup

Thursday, September 9
After losing the first set at Troup 16-25 last Tuesday, the Quitman Lady Bulldogs recovered and took three consecutive sets to win their 11th game of the year. After that initial set, Quitman …

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Commissioners set lower tax rate

Wednesday, September 22
At a special session of the Wood County commissioners last week, the property tax rate was adopted for the upcoming year which enables them to meet the new budget adopted.

Visiting judge says McCampbell can hear Jeff Fletcher’s cases

Wednesday, September 22
Visiting Judge Alphonso Charles ruled against a request from former 402nd District Judge Jeff Fletcher to have current Judge Brad McCampbell recused from district court cases involving Fletcher’s clients. The two were involved in a tense, and at times bitter, campaign for district judge in 2020.

Record hay show auction tops $40K

Wednesday, September 22
The Mineola Hay Show has come a long way.

When the bids and add-ons were tabulated last Tuesday night, the show generated more than $40,000 to assist the Mineola High School ag programs.

Quitman council adopts budget, tax rate

Wednesday, September 22
The Quitman City Council approved a tax rate of $0.5411 per $100 valuation last Thursday. The rate consists of maintenance and operations at $0.3900 and interest and sinking of $0.1511 to bring the total to the $0.5411.

The council opened the session with a public hearing to discuss the tax rate, but no citizens were present, and Mayor Randy Dunn ended the hearing. The adoption of the tax rate was approved unanimously.

It’s official – Mineola elementary campus acceptable

Wednesday, September 22
Thanks to a small and little-publicized section of a new state law, Mineola ISD is able to move past the “F” grade received by its elementary campus the last time school campuses were rated by the state.

Superintendent Cody Mize announced the great news at the Monday school board meeting.