The Mineola League of the Arts became a regional hub last week for artists from across East Texas. Young and old, novices and professionals brought their creations to the spacious MLOTA building as a steady stream of visitors strolled the hallways and galleries to take in MLOTA’s annual Fine Art Show.
Quitman City Council and mayoral candidates staked their positions on issues during a candidate forum sponsored by the Quitman Chamber of Commerce on April 9 at the Quitman Public Library.
Alderman candidates Brad Medlin and Michael Raney and mayoral candidates Randy Dunn and J.R. Evans were on hand for the forum. Alderman candidates David Dobbs, Quitman’s current mayor, and Arnie Spiers were unable to attend due to work obligations.
The forum was moderated by Neal Duncan, chamber board member, and Scott Dunston functioned as time-keeper.
The Mineola varsity boys and girls track teams were crowned champions of district 12-3A at the district meet hosted April 11 at Rains High School.
It was the first district championship for girls track and field in the history of the program. Head coach Bill Self stated, “This year we had the numbers, talent, focus, and work ethic to win the first girls team district championship.”
Alba-Golden captured second in the girls meet, and Quitman placed fifth. In the boys meet, the Bulldogs took fourth and Alba-Golden finished fifth.
As residents venture out to enjoy spring, respect for local wildlife is especially warranted. This eight-foot alligator was photographed April 9 in the Sabine River bottoms at the Mineola Nature Preserve.
Mineola ISD named its Teachers of the Year at Monday night’s school board meeting. The four teachers “are examples of the quality of staff in our district,” Supt. Kim Tunnell said when the announcements were made.