Graduation 2022

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  • Pet Tips for hot weather

    Thursday, May 26

    Left in Car – Studies show that on a 75 degree day, temps inside a car (with windows cracked) can raise to 100 degrees in 10 minutes. Temps in dark colored cars can rise even more, reaching …

  • Holly Brook Baptist announces summer camps

    Thursday, May 26

    Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins, is adding two youth sport camps to its popular summer basketball camp. The well attended annual basketball camp this year is June 6-8 in the gym of the Family …

  • Quitman memory care center plans progressing

    Thursday, May 26

    The plans for a memory health and education center to be located in Quitman are well underway to make the dream a reality. Plans call for the center to be located on 29 acres east of facilities at UT …

  • Tourney raises funds for child protection board

    Thursday, May 26

    The Wood County district attorney’s office hosted a benefit golf tournament May 10 that raised more than $8,500 for the Wood County Child Protection Board, Inc. through corporate sponsorships, …

  • MISD offers free summer camps

    Thursday, May 26

    Mineola ISD coaches will conduct free summer camps. Sports, grade levels, dates, times, locations and contact info are as follows: Jacket Camp (Strength & …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, May 26

    May is a busy month, almost as busy as December. Believe it or not, we get busy at the library, too.  Summer Reading Events begin on Wednesday, June 1 at 2 p.m. in the Mineola Memorial …

  • Alba kindergartners graduate

    Thursday, May 26

    Among the excited faces to graduate from kindergarten at Alba-Golden Schools this past Thursday were Nevaeh Brannon and Ryder Dias.

  • Mineola duo complete program

    Thursday, May 26

    The Texas Municipal League (TML) recognized Cindy Karch, city secretary/finance director and Cassandra Sampson, councilwoman Ward 3 as Leadership Fellows on Friday, May 13, at the Austin Marriott …

  • Woodall earns degree

    Thursday, May 26

    Joshua Woodall of Quitman is a candidate to graduate from Utah State University with a bachelor of science in integrated studies. He is among the 6,588 students eligible to receive degrees and …

  • Kid Fish coming to Lake Fork June 4

    Thursday, May 26

    Kid Fish has been set for June 4 at the Sabine River Authority (SRA) headquarters  on FM 288 between Hwy. 154 West and Hwy. 182.

  • Mineola High School Honor Roll

    Thursday, May 26

    All “A” Honor Roll  3rd 9 week Term Freshmen Meelah Amason, Gabriel Bardwell, Olivia Hughes, Breanna Lindley, Maisy Seaton, Sarah Smith, Ryleigh Van …

  • Guilty pleas yield sentences in 402nd District Court

    Thursday, May 26

    The following guilty pleas were heard in 402nd District Court May 12: Maria Del Carmen Torres Regalado, Sulphur Springs, interference with child custody, state jail felony, two years in state jail …

  • Memorial Day reminder of those who won’t return

    Thursday, May 26

    The blackberry patch was outside of Lindale. In summer, a truck would pull into south Mineola and kids from the neighborhood would pile in the back. For a day’s worth of picking, a youngster …

  • Monitor closed Monday

    Thursday, May 26

    The Wood County Monitor will be closed on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. The newspaper will have early deadlines for the June 2 edition. All advertising and news items must be turned in …

  • Letters to the editor

    Thursday, May 26

    Dear Editor:  It is very sad that the community around Alba-Golden School didn’t think enough of the school to pass the recent bond election. I guess the good people of Mineola …

  • MISD Melvin scholarship has first two recipients

    Thursday, May 26

    The Dick Melvin family awarded Mineola seniors Maggie Estrada and Alexis Villeda the initial scholarships of the newly-created Sharon Melvin Memorial Scholarship, last Wednesday at Mineola High …

  • Boswell makes list

    Thursday, May 26

    Heather Boswell of Mineola has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Winter 2022 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point …

  • Garden series planned

    Thursday, May 26

    The Texas Master Gardeners Wood County present a free garden educational series beginning Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hawkins City Park Pavilion, 180 W. Blackburn. Topics include …

  • Retail sales continue to rise, taxes show

    Thursday, May 26

    Sales tax revenues for Wood County cities and the county government continue to climb. The May report from the state comptroller’s office shows the six cities that collect a tax on retail …

  • Mineola wraps up Music Nights

    Thursday, May 26

    Music in May concludes Thursday evening in downtown Mineola. Meredith Crawford and the Mean Streak will be performing on May 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the downtown gazebo. S. Johnson St. …

  • MISD presents honors, recognitions

    Thursday, May 26

    The recent Minolea ISD school board meeting included numerous recognitions and presentations concerning school programs. The following were presented as students of the month: Primary-Pre-K, …

  • County judge goes to Washington

    Thursday, May 26

    Nineteen Texas county judges and commissioners recently completed a study in Washington, D.C. with the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, including Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron. The group …

  • Mineola residents to see 3% garbage service fee increase

    Thursday, May 26

    A trash service increase, a pair of citizens’ concerns and some good financial news greeted the Mineola City Council Monday. The trash hike, three percent, will mean a 33-cent increase in …

  • Free health fair planned at Quitman city park in June

    Thursday, May 26

    The Wood County Health Advisory Council is sponsoring a free health fair at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park and the Quitman Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Representatives from UT …

  • Alba-Golden celebrates the Class of 2022

    Thursday, May 26

    Once again the Alba-Golden community very nearly filled the 1,500-seat Sulphur Springs Civic Center auditorium to witness the graduation of an Alba-Golden High School class. The 58-member class of …

  • Quitman High School names top graduates for Class of 22

    Thursday, May 26

    Diego Osornio-Rios is the valedictorian of the Quitman High School Class of 2022. Rios will attend the University of Texas-Austin and major in computer science. He was a member of the National …

  • Area angler takes top Lake Fork bass prize

    Thursday, May 26

    Lee Livesay of Longview took home the BassMaster Elite title at Lake Fork Sunday. Livesay is originally from Kilgore and Lake Fork is his home lake. Livesay turned in a four-day total of 113 pounds, …

  • Quitman council creating police retention program

    Thursday, May 26

    The Quitman City Council approved creating a retention plan for the police department last Thursday evening. The department has been operating without a full staff for several months, and the …

  • Mineola Police Report

    Thursday, May 26

    May 14 1:03 a.m., public assist, 1300 blk N. Pacific, removed traffic cone from roadway. 1:17 a.m., suspicious vehicle, N. Johnson, vehicle at vacant house. 3:42 a.m., suspicious person, …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report

    Thursday, May 26

    May 11 Deputy Gould, criminal mischief, County Road 4200; ex-girlfriend stole firearm, broken window; no serial number for firearm, wished to pursue charges, case forwarded to …

  • Mineola Fire Department Report

    Thursday, May 26

    Medical assist, assist EMS crew: May 12, 3:49 p.m., 406 Meredith St, Mineola; May 13, 8:32 a.m., 253 CR 2439, Mineola; May 13, 9:40 a.m., 218 Harris St., Mineola; May 14, 8:29 a.m., 100 Debby Ln …

  • Beverly Kay Robinson 1947-2022

    Thursday, May 26

    Beverly Kay Robinson, 74, of Quitman passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.  Kay was born on Dec. 30, 1947 to Maston and Leta Mae …

  • Vonda Jean Ragsdale  1931-2022

    Thursday, May 26

    Services for Vonda Jean Ragsdale, 90, of Alba were held at 10 a.m.,Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, with Dr. Algia Allen and Dr. Richard Allen officiating. Interment …

  • Barbara Kuykendall Rodgers,  1940-2022

    Thursday, May 26

    Services for Barbara Kuykendall Rodgers, 81, of Forney were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Bartley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Griffin officiating. Interment is in Creagleville …

  • James Henry Dreibelbis Jr.  1943-2022

    Thursday, May 26

    James Henry Dreibelbis Jr., 78, of Golden died April 17, 2022 in Golden. Services were held Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Quitman. Mr. Dreibelbis was born Aug. 7, …

  • Memorial Day event resumes

    Wednesday, May 25

    A Military Veterans Memorial Day ceremony is planned at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse in Quitman. There will be a speaker, flag ceremony and playing of Taps.