Jayne Lankford

Lankford new Mineola mayor, school board trustees reelected

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Jayne Lankford will be the new mayor of Mineola, Randy Dunn was reelected as Quitman mayor, and school board incumbents retained their seats in the May 1 city and school elections. Lankford won …

Gooden visits Kiwanis Club

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Congressman Lance Gooden of Terrell was Mineola Kiwanis Club's guest speaker last week and represents western Wood County in Washington, D.C., serving his second term. 

Owen Tiner

Tiner new head of marketing

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Owen Tiner has been named the new marketing and tourism director for the city of Mineola.

He will begin his duties June 1. He replaces Lynn Kitchens, who has retired.

Kratzmeyer second at state track meet

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Abby Kratzmeyer clears the bar in the pole vaulting competition at the UIL state track and field meet in Austin on Thursday.
Abby Kratzmeyer of Mineola was one of two vaulters left at the state track meet in Austin this afternoon and wound up with the silver medal in the pole vault.

Bid for new county tax office OK’d

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Work should start in the next week on the new tax office for Wood County. The office site is just southwest of the courthouse next to the new county annex which houses the elections and IT offices.

Drive seeks to secure needed women’s health care products to be distributed locally

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Cassandra Sampson of Mineola has put out “A call to donate to women’s health.”

She is raising awareness about an unmet need in the community – women’s sanitary products.

Subdivision open for business

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City officials joined builder Peter Woolford, members of the Blackmon family and real estate agents for a ribbon cutting at Blackmon Meadows last Wednesday in Mineola.
Blackmon Meadows, a new housing subdivision off FM 1254 in Mineola, held a ribbon cutting last Wednesday.

Homes are under construction, and the first already has a contract.
Sponsor Alan Clayton and Alexis O’Neal.

Quitman calf scramblers catch their prey at Houston Livestock Show

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Quitman FFA members Alexis O’Neal and Parker Simpkins were among the winners at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble, catching a calf April 17-18 in Katy.  During this …

Pros to compete at disc course

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The disc golf course at the Mineola Nature Preserve will host its first professional event on Saturday, July 24. The city parks and recreation board approved the use of the preserve’s course …

Family planning celebration for Quitman couple’s 70th anniversary

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Juan D. and Jerry Nichols will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 18, 2021. Their four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren will be honoring them with a …
Food Challenge team members are (from left) Kierney Wallis, Helena Bautista-Mathias and Emily Swan, and presenting the awards was Cole Sullivan, District 4-H Council President.

4-H food challenge team advances to state

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The Wood County Senior 4-H Food Challenge Team recently won first place at the District 5 Food Challenge contest and earned the right to advance to state competition at Texas 4-H Round-Up at Texas …

Vaccine clinics scheduled in county

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The Northeast Texas Public Health District will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, May 12 at the Mineola Civic Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first-dose Pfizer and single-shot …

Mineola celebrating train day

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National Train Day in Mineola will be celebrated with a variety of activities Saturday, May 8. At the Mineola depot on Front St., there will be railroad crafts, a toy train fun zone, kids pretend …

C.W. (Bill) Elston 1924-2021

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C.W. (Bill) Elston, 97, of Mineola passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Mineola. He was born on Feb. 22, 1924 in Davenport, Iowa to the late Valentine Wesley Elston and Kate Ince …

Jack Bridges Howle  1934-2021

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Jack Bridges Howle, 87, passed away on March 25, 2021. A resident of Dallas, he retired after 26 years at Alton Box Board Co., then worked more than 20 years as a home renovation contractor. He is …

Patsy Pennebaker  1938-2021

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Funeral service for Patsy Pennebaker, 82, of Emory was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Robert Burns officiating. Interment followed at Elm Cemetery. …

Arlis C. Banks  1929-2021

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Arlis C. Banks, 92, of Quitman, passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 2021. He is greeted in Heaven by his parents, John Herman and Laura (Powell) Banks; wife of 42 years, Dora Banks; sister, …

Nelda Womer  1939-2021

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Nelda Womer, 81, of Quitman, passed away Friday morning, April 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Zula Hackett; 10 siblings; and husband, Jerry Clarence Womer. Left to …


Tyler Junior College names Richey dean

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After serving as interim dean for the 2020-21 school year, Dr. Jim Richey has been named the permanent dean of humanities, communications and fine arts at Tyler Junior College. He is the son …


Classic car club returns to Quitman square

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Lake Country Classics Car Club is hosting the next Classics & Coffee on the Square in Quitman on Saturday, May 15 from 8-10:30 a.m. There is no entry fee and there will be two awards given: …

City National-Yantis hosting blood drive May 14

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City National Bank of Yantis will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, at 118 N. Main St., in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to …

Event planned at nature preserve

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The Diva Du, a female-only endurance event, will hold its sixth annual event at the Mineola Nature Preserve Saturday, May 22. It will feature two races, the Duathlon Sprint individual and team …

District meeting set for project

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The Convention of States Project holds meetings in House District 5 (comprised of Camp, Morris, Rains, Titus, Wood and part of Smith counties) monthly. On Saturday, May 8, the meeting will be hosted …
    • Mineola Fire Report
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      Medical assist, assist EMS crew: April 22, 12:28 p.m., 211 McDaniel St., Mineola; April 25, 4:21 p.m., 1780 W. Loop 564, Mineola; April 25, 6:48 …

    • Mineola Police Report
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      April 24 2:16 a.m., suspicious vehicle, N. Pacific. 9:31 a.m., funeral escort, Landers. 10:06 a.m., inquest, N. Pacific, justice of the …

    • Wood County Sheriff’s Report
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      April 23 Deputy Jonah Croney took a report of missing cattle on Hwy. 154. The owner advised they would be making a report to the …

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Relay team four laps from state title

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The Mineola 4x400-meter relay team, from left, Jamarcus Kennedy, Morgan Waggoner, TJ Moreland, Jaxon Holland and Brady Shrum. They will compete in the state meet Thursday at 8:20 p.m. They have the fastest qualifying time among the nine teams.
The 1,600-meter relay, often referred to as the 4x400 meter relay, has become the “main event on the fight card” in the sport of track and field. The race combines speed, stamina, …

Kratzmeyer returns to state meet

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Abby Kratzmeyer of Mineola prepares to pole vault at the district track meet. She cleared the bar at 13 feet in the district meet and also won the area and regional meets. The senior will be going …
Brooklyn Marcee of Quitman competes in the 100-meter hurdles at the district track meet. She runs the 300-meter hurdles at the state meet in Austin Thursday at 7:20 p.m.

Can-do attitude drives Quitman’s Marcee to state track and field meet

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“I like to win,” says Quitman track and field standout Brooklyn Marcee. She did plenty of it this season, bringing home medals repeatedly (mostly gold) in the four individual events in …

Lady Panthers’ bats propel Alba-Golden to bidistrict win

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Hopscotching around East Texas to avoid the rain did not deter the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers from claiming their first playoff victory of the season. They registered a 13-8 win over the Lady Pirates …

Mineola girls golf team tees off in state tournament Monday

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The Lady Jackets of Mineola High School tee off at the ShadowGlen Golf Club in Manor, east of Austin, Monday morning, May 10 for the Class 3A state championship. Mineola will be with the last …

Pendergrass earns area honor

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Dawson Pendergrass of the Mineola Yellowjackets was named defensive basketball player of the year in selections announced recently by the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Teammates Jonah Fischer (third team) …

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