Mineola wards to be redrawn

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For the first time since the city of Mineola adopted the ward system of city council districts in 1995, the boundary lines for the three districts will need to be changed.

The change is mandated by the 2020 U.S. Census, which found two of the three wards out of balance.

Filing deadline approaches for spring party primaries

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The deadline to file for the March 1 Republican and Democratic primaries in Texas is Monday, Dec. 13. As of Dec. 6, the following have filed for office in Wood County, all Republicans...

Christine Thomas

Quitman chamber has new executive

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Changes have come to the Quitman Chamber of Commerce and the organization has stepped up efforts to become a viable partner in the local business community.

For the first time in over a year, the chamber has a new executive director. Christine Thomas comes with business experience and a positive and progressive attitude.

Alba stop sign to be reviewed

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The Alba City Council agreed Monday to take a look at the need for a stop sign on westbound Quitman St. as it enters the downtown square. It will be considered in January.

Among the parade contest winners was Richard Sparks’ Radio Flyer, which won the Judges’ Choice Award.

Christmas season alights on Mineola

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Crowds lined Broad Street through downtown Mineola Saturday evening for the annual lighted Christmas parade sponsored by the chamber of commerce.

Mineola wins as five county teams place at state FFA meet

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The winning Mineola FFA ag advocacy team includes, from left, sponsor Rocio Martinez, Mylee Fischer, Sunni Ruffin, Ava Johnson and sponsor D.J. Wernecke.
The Mineola FFA ag advocacy team has won the state championship, held Saturday at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

The team of Sunni Ruffin, Ava Johnson (seniors) and Mylee Fischer (junior) earned a large state banner that will hang in the high school when it arrives, along with their photo.
obituaries

Jimmy Ray Butler, 1934-2021

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Mr. Butler passed away Nov. 30, 2021 in Jacksonville. He was born Nov. 21, 1934 in Alba to Joseph Claud (Jack) and Georgia Jewel Poston Butler.

Margaret Marie Powell Tyson, 1949-2021

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Mrs. Tyson passed away Dec. 5, 2021, in Mineola. She was born Nov. 25, 1949, in Frankston to Belton Lee and Dorothy Marie Smith Powell.

Eugenia Ann Anderson, 1948-2021

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Eugenia Ann Anderson of Colby, Kan. (formerly of Mineola and Ryer Island, Cal.) passed away suddenly on Nov 28, 2021. She was born to Fred and Jewel Biancalana in Sacramento, Cal. on Dec. 3, 1948.

Tamie Russell Hogue, 1960-2021

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Tamie Russell Hogue, 61 of Alba passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 in Longview. She was born on May 28, 1960 in Grand Saline.

Charles Terry Plum, 1945-2021

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Mr. Plum passed away Nov. 26, 2021 in Dallas. He was born Nov. 28, 1945, in Pittsburg, the only child of Frederick Warner Plum and Inez Lura (Holcomb) Plum.

Celebration set for MHS band

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The Sound of the Swarm Mineola High School band will celebrate times three Thursday evening.

Food bank plans free giveaway Dec. 15

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The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) will hold a special holiday food distribution that includes meat on Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bud Moody Stadium in Quitman.

Drones bring new perspective to growing business

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Spend an hour with Levi Clatterbuck chatting about using a drone to check the status of your fence line, and you will end up listening to him make the connections from your fence line to drone sensors to artificial intelligence.

4-H’ers compete in food show

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Members took part in a judged interview in which they presented a prepared food and answered questions about the nutritional qualities of that dish, preparation steps, MyPlate dietary guidelines, possible food substitutions and food safety factors related to that food.

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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We are in the final stretch of 2021. Can you believe it?

We are hosting our Annual Open House on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 4 until 6 p.m.

Letters to the editor

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I moved to Mineola almost three years ago after spending the rest of my years in Dallas. I embraced the slower pace, less traffic and friendly people.

Quitman ladies split four tournament games

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After taking a 47-34 win at home against Grace Community of Tyler, the Quitman Lady Bulldogs got in plenty of work at the White Oak Tournament over the weekend.

In the win over Grace, Quitman broke open a tight game in the second half.
From left, Blake Weissert, Thomas Sebedra, Gavin Dailey and Brady Floyd fight for position to nab a rebound.

Quitman races to early lead in victory over AG Panthers

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The Quitman Bulldogs raced to a 24-3 first quarter lead on the road at Alba-Golden and never looked back in a 76-48 win over the Panthers last Tuesday.

Lady Panthers, Owls awarded district honors

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Cacie Lennon leans into her defense as Kaylee Anglin and Skyler West prepare for the next move.
The following Alba-Golden and Yantis volleyball players have been selected for all-district honors...
Mineola's Kapri Riley looks to get the ball into the post.

Lady Jackets runners up in GS tourney

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It was a weekend of tournament play for area hardcourt teams. The Lady Jackets of Mineola progressed to a championship game last Saturday but fell short, bowing to the Van Lady Vandals at the Grand Saline Tourney. 

Mineola boys open hoops season with a win

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Before last Tuesday’s game at Rains High School, the Mineola Yellowjackets had not done much more than a shoot-around. The leadership in the athletic department and basketball program had delayed the start of the basketball season to allow a one-week breather for the multi-sport athletes after the extended football season. 

It looks like it was a week well spent.

special sections

Sound of the Swarm

Wednesday, November 17

Mineola's own Sound of the Swarm won the 2021 marching band championship, and we were there to document it.