Fall Sports Preview

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  • Mineola finishes strong, defeats Canton

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    There is no such thing as a typical football game. However, Mineola’s convincing 30-14 season-opening win against the visiting Canton Eagles featured many characteristics of Yellowjacket …

  • Sudden reversal of fortune hands Alba-Golden season-opening loss

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    The Alba-Golden Panther offense churned out 420 yards in a powerful performance against the Prairiland Patriots at Pattonville Friday.  Two late fourth-quarter turnovers, however, were their …

  • Alba-Golden takes 5-setter

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Sometimes you have to do it when the timing is just not there, sometimes when the backcourt has a great game one, but the frontline has a great game four. So, it is a struggle. Suddenly after playing …

  • Killer instincts

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Mineola’s Brittany Pickle continues to rack up big kill numbers for the Lady Jackets. Although strong at the net, her signature kill shot is from mid-court. The release point, trajectory and …

  • Lady Bulldogs overcome slow start to sweep Ore City

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs whipped Ore City last Tuesday night 25-18, 25-13, 25-21 in a match played at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a slow start falling behind 2-8 …

  • Bonham buzz-saws Bulldogs

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    The Quitman Bulldogs finally got to open regular season play in front of a sparse crowd on a humid and hot Friday night. Quitman fell to Bonham 57-19 in a game that saw its share of big plays and …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Summer is winding down and schools are beginning their fall terms. We are keeping an eye on the county and local numbers and watching how the schools continue to operate at this time. Watching these …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Aug. 19-25 Abandoned vehicle: 2 Alarm: 8 Animal complaint: 7 Arrest/warrant service: 6 Assault: 4 Burglary: 3 Criminal mischief: 1 Criminal trespass: 7 Disturbances/disputes: 11 Driving while …

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Forest, woods or wildland fire: Aug. 24, 7:01 a.m., 1397 CR 2260, Mineola. Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire: Aug. 22, 2:16 p.m., 1471 CR 2260, Mineola. Grass fire: Aug. 21, 5:56 p.m., 793 …

  • Gene Welton Stone  1944-2020

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Gene Welton Stone  1944-2020 Gene Welton Stone passed away at home in his favorite chair at the age of 76 on Aug. 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon Leon …

  • Mineola Police Report

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Assist Other Agency: 2 Animal Control: 28 Alarm Calls: 7 Assaults: 2 Burglary: 2 Disturbance: 3 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6 Public Assist: 5 Reckless Driver: 6 Suspicious …

  • Deer processors gearing up for hunting season

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Gear up for a big hunting season. For two local families, deer processing is both a business and a passion. Elvin Ebersole of Bellview Deer Processing and Ronnie Payne of Deer Feathers …

  • Mineola Hay Show goes virtual

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    The 54th annual Mineola Hay Show will look a little different this year. With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show’s board decided to opt for a virtual show this year in order to …

  • Couple celebrating 70th anniversary

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Jay and May Ingram of Mineola are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 2. They were married in Houston County on Sept. 2, 1950 at the age of 16. They have three daughters, Debbie …

  • Church hosting 150th celebration

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    First Baptist Church of Yantis will celebrate a “150 Year Heritage of Faith Celebration” Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m.-noon with praise singing, speakers, videos and church history …

  • Corner Column

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    While I generally avoid dragging my family into this space, occasional milestones make their way in, and such is the case this week. If you run into my wife, please congratulate her on putting up …

  • Wood County tops 400 cases of virus; MISD adds 2 more

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Wood County ended August with 407 total cases of COVID-19, with 298 recoveries, 14 deaths and 95 active cases. Some 2,895 residents have been tested. Information from the Northeast Texas Public …

  • QDC targets more business relief funds

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) approved a budget proposal to be presented to the city council for 2021 without provisions for a new executive director Monday. The proposed budget is …

  • MISD board approves budget along with decrease in property tax rate

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Mineola School Board approved a $17 million budget Monday, along with the property tax rate to help fund it. District tax payers will see the rate drop by almost 2.5 cents to $1.0437. That …

  • Community rallies to help man suffering long-term virus effects

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    A benefit was held Saturday for the family of Steve and Jaime Finley in the parking lot to the south of the Quitman Police Department in the location where Judge Hunt’s BBQ sets …

  • Hacker steals $15K from Quitman HS band

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    The Quitman Proud Blue Band has not only lived through the COVID-19 protocols, but they have been going through a nightmare since their band trip was canceled last spring.  What was supposed …

  • The return to Friday nights

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Above, a junior Mineola cheerleader practices social distancing from the Yellowjacket mascot Friday. Below, Families of Quitman coaches sat beyond the north end zone as part of COVID-19 protocol so …

  • Wood County Monitor 9-3-20

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • Jeep club plans event to support law enforcement

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    The Lake Fork Creek Jeep Club plans a law enforcement support event, Jeepin’ to Defend the Blue, Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 7, which will include a stop in Mineola. The day’s event …

  • Kenneth Boles  1937-2020

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Kenneth Boles, 82, of Quitman, beloved husband, father and brother, was called to his eternal resting place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. He entered this world on Sept. 29, 1937 in Fannin County, born …

  • Benjamin George Neal  1964-2020

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Benjamin George Neal, 55, of Alba died on Aug. 21, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 28, 1964 in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Neal, and his parents, …

  • Connie Joe (Longley) Clower  1939-2020

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Connie Joe (Longley) Clower of Canton passed away with her family by her side on July 22, 2020 after an extended battle with liver disease. She was born Aug. 3, 1939 to George Longley and Lillian …