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Mineola school board OK’s negotiations for CTE site

4 days ago

Establishment of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) hub in Mineola took a significant step forward Monday when the MISD school board unanimously gave Supt. Kim Tunnell the green light to negotiate purchase of the former UT-Health clinic building just north of town.

The building, which is owned by UT-Health East Texas, would cost the school district about $150,000 in cash. UT-Health also would receive $300,000 in marketing considerations, which would include such things as naming rights and advertising. The roughly 7,000-square-foot building rests on about seven acres just north of Lake Brenda along Texas Hwy. 37. The building was once a clinic, but as of late it’s been used for storage.

The building could wind up being a permanent home for CTE classes or a temporary space.

“It could be short-term, but it also could be long-term,” Tunnell said after the meeting.

Plastic recycling suspended

4 days ago

Joining a growing list of communities and waste agencies across the nation, the Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste Management District (USVSWMD) has suspended its plastic recycling program.

The action effectively ends, for the time being, the recycling of plastic in Wood County.

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FYAC to host program on senior driving

4 days ago

People 50 and over should make plans to attend an upcoming educational program at Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman on April 19. The subject will be CarFit, a Mature Driver Program. CarFit …

Two advance to state

4 days ago

Three high school students from Alba-Golden and Mineola earned medals at the UIL Academics Conference 3A Region 2 Spring Meet at Tyler Junior College last Saturday. Gabe Mullen of Alba-Golden …