Wood County EDC targets high-speed internet access

Thursday, May 19
Four projects of $1 million each to help jump start efforts to give Wood County residents better access to high-speed broadband internet services have been proposed by the Wood County Economic …

Janet Hernandez

Yantis HS names top graduates

Thursday, May 19

The Yantis High School valedictorian for 2022 is Jennifer Vargas. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Tyler to obtain a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing. She hopes to become …

High schools set ‘22 graduations

Thursday, May 19

The high school graduation season gets started in the area Friday night (May 20) when the Alba-Golden seniors don their caps and gowns for a walk across the stage at the Hopkins County Civic Center …

Alliance hosting MHS baccalaureate

Thursday, May 19

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance will host a baccalaureate service and brisket dinner for the Mineola High School Class of 2022 on Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Addie McFarland Center, 708 Stone …

Big weekend planned around fishing tournament

Thursday, May 19
Bobby Irwin
Saturday and Sunday will be big days at the Bassmaster Elite series event at Lake Fork. The festival is free and open to the public. On Sunday, country music stars, the Bellamy Brothers, will perform …

Mineola city bond draws higher interest rate

Thursday, May 19
Rising interest rates impacted certificates of obligation sold by the city of Mineola last Tuesday to finance a utility improvement project. The $4 million bonds drew an average interest rate of …

Cars, coffee return

Thursday, May 19
The Lake Country Classics Car Club monthly Classics and Coffee will be in downtown Quitman Saturday, May 21 and the third Saturday through November from 8-10:30 a.m. The event is free and there is …

QISD adds incentive plan

Thursday, May 19
Quitman ISD trustees approved an incentive plan for employees at Monday night’s school board meeting. “The incentive program is great for our staff but it’s not something that is …

Etheridge joins MISD board

Thursday, May 19
Janice Etheridge was sworn in as a new Mineola school trustee Monday. She will serve a three-year term after the school board certified the results of the May 7 election at a special meeting May …

Primary runoff early voting begins

Thursday, May 12
The state party primary runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, May 24. No local races are contested. Early voting is May 16-20 at the county elections office in Quitman from 8-5. The runoffs …

Yard of the month

Thursday, May 12
The Fannie Marchman Garden Club has selected the home of Anne Delivaudais as the Yard of the Month. She has lived at 522 Wigley Dr. in Mineola for 20 years. Anne believes the outside of your …

Alba man killed in motorcycle collision

Thursday, May 19
Danny V. Bohannan, 51, of Alba died Friday in a traffic crash three miles south of Alba. According to the Dept. of Public Safety, Bohannan was driving a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on FM 17 …

Kiwanis club monthly honoree

Thursday, May 19

Mark Hooks, assistant Mineola fire chief, was honored as the April Kiwanis Citizen of the Month. Mark is actively involved in several Kiwanis projects such as the Chili Cook Off and the posting of US …

obituaries

George Vernon Whyte 1925-2022

Wednesday, May 18
Funeral services for George Vernon Whyte, 96, of Quitman were held May 13, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Lowe-Gardner Funerals in Quitman with Calvin Evans officiating. Burial followed at the Rose Lawn …

Danny Vince Bohannan 1970-2022

Wednesday, May 18
Memorial services for Danny Vince Bohannan, 51, of Alba were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Amazing Grace Fellowship Church with Bro. Byron George officiating.  Mr. Bohannan passed …

Sunni Ruffin holds her follow-through on a tee shot early in her back nine on her way to second-round 87. [see more orange on greens]

Mineola girls golf team places sixth at state

Thursday, May 19

The Mineola Lady Jackets placed 6th Tuesday at the girls high school state golf tournament at Jimmy Clay golf course in Austin for Conference 3A.

Mineola Police Report

Wednesday, May 18

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Wednesday, May 18

Mineola Fire Department Report

Wednesday, May 18

Letters to the editor

Thursday, May 19
Dear Sir: Was  I the only one to see this Mother’s Day contradiction? The media’s coverage of Ukraine’s beleaguered children brings us to tears. Our elected leaders offer …

White Oak eliminates Mineola

Thursday, May 19
Yellowjacket baseball had very few bad innings in the 2022 campaign. It was one of those few tough innings which spelled the end of their campaign last Friday. They fell to the White Oak Roughnecks, …

Fishing teams angle at state tournament

Thursday, May 19
Teams from Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman competed over the weekend at the state bass fishing tournament. They joined 325 two-man teams from around the state on Lake Belton for the three-day …

Memorial Day event resumes

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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.

Local athletes miss out on medals at state track meet

Thursday, May 19
Brooklyn Marcee competes in the 100-meter hurdles. [see more sprinters, soarers]
Five student athletes from Quitman, four from Mineola and one from Alba-Golden competed in six events at last week’s state high school track meet in Austin. In the pole vault, …

Jack Tannebaum and Brooklyn Marcee were named Quitman’s Athletes of the Year at last Tuesday’s annual sports banquet. (Monitor photo by Larry Tucker)

Quitman HS celebrates a year of successes

Thursday, May 19

A successful year of athletics was celebrated by over 250 people at the annual Quitman athletic banquet at Carroll Green Civic Center last Tuesday night. Athletic Director Shane Webber set the …