Batch plant permit pulled

5 days ago
Plans to locate a permanent concrete batch plant on Loop 564 and CR 2724 near Mineola have been pulled by Bell Concrete of Sulphur Springs.

The air quality permit requested from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had drawn criticism from area residents...

Corner Column

5 days ago
Do you read the public notices? It’s OK to admit if you don’t, but you could be missing out on some important information.

February storm slowed sales

5 days ago

February’s deep freeze put the clamps on the local economy, based on the monthly sales tax allocation report from the state comptroller’s office.
Sales tax collections for February 2021 by six cities and the county government were $22,000 less than in February 2020.

There was plenty of activities for kids at the first “Sunday Market in the Park” at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman this past Sunday. The market will be held each Sunday afternoon through Sept. 12 this year.

Sunday Market in Park draws crowd to Quitman

5 days ago

The first “Sunday Market in the Park” was a success with several hundred visitors making way to Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman Sunday.

Shirley Gordon’s tools of the trade are her hands, which created the Best of Show entry in the Mineola League of the Arts annual show.

Artists’ tools of the trade

5 days ago

What does it all mean to you?

The question can arise when taking in a work of art. It was posed more than once at the Mineola League of the Arts on Friday and Saturday during their annual arts show and sale.

Letter to the editor

5 days ago

I just wanted to express publicly my disapproval of the proposed construction of a concrete batch plant at the corner of S, Loop 564 and CR 2724, directly across from the Mineola Nature Preserve’s Derby Equestrian Center. 

Letter to the editor

5 days ago

While many residents of Mineola have expressed concern about the proposed concrete batch plant to be located near the Mineola Nature Preserve, I would like to express my concerns as a user of the nature preserve. 

Mineola junior Riley Weekly has competed on the high school soccer team as its only female member.

A lady for all seasons – soccer style

5 days ago

Ask Mineola High School junior Riley Weekly about soccer season and she is likely to respond with, “Which one?” The young soccer enthusiast’s year has four seasons: spring club soccer, summer workout season, fall club soccer and Mineola high school varsity soccer.

Alba-Golden School Board upholds dress code issue

5 days ago

The Alba-Golden school board upheld the handling of a grievance filed regarding the school’s dress code Monday.
The grievance, which had to do with the male grooming standards, had been previously dismissed, but it was further appealed to the board.

Alba-Golden Honor Roll

5 days ago

Third Nine Weeks, 6th - 12th grades

Spring Gun Show

Monday, April 12

Home Sweet Home

5 days ago
When it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are excellent choices – they top the charts in nutrition. Their benefits include...

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

5 days ago
Lots of things happening in April. We had a very successful bake sale thanks to City National Bank and all who baked and bought. We appreciate CNB for putting this on for us.

There is a potential for a book sale on Saturday, April 17.

Kiwanis chili cook off coming

5 days ago

This year’s Mineola Kiwanis chili cook off will be held later than usual and in a different location in response to COVID health and safety restrictions. The cook off is set Friday, April 22 at the Mineola Civic Center.

Arboretum spring plant sale Friday and Saturday

5 days ago

The Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens spring plant sale is Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, in the gardens surrounding the historic 1869 Stinson House, 175 Governor Hogg Pkwy. in Quitman.

Memorial fishing tournament set

5 days ago

The Jake Wilson Memorial Foundation 4th Annual Amateur Open Team Tournament will be held May 1 with headquarters at the Minnow Bucket Marina on State Hwy. 154.

Commissioners approve proclamations

5 days ago
Wood County Commissioners approved two proclamations Tuesday concerning Crime Victims Rights Week April 18-24 and April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Murder mystery pays great dividends for organizations

5 days ago
According to Mineola Pilot Club president, Christine Spofford, “Our second year to partner with Lake Country Playhouse in a murder mystery dinner was successful in raising money for both our groups. At this point we think it will be around $6,000-$7,000.”

Quitman boutique has grand opening

5 days ago
Toasted Bunz Tanning and Boutique at 310 East Goode St. Suite E in Quitman had a ribbon cutting celebration with Quitman Chamber of Commerce March 27. They offer not only tanning, but custom services …

Candidates seek school board, city council positions

5 days ago

The following candidates for the May 1 city council and school board elections have submitted information for publication.

Development featuring dome houses announced east of Quitman

5 days ago

Executive Director Rodney Kieke informed the QDC board that a 40-acre tract had been purchased just east of the Quitman city limits in the area of Highway 154 and County Road 3204.


Audrey Lee Morris, 1936-2021

5 days ago

Audrey Lee Morris, aka Granny, passed away Saturday April 3, 2021 at age 85.

Robert Burge, 1941-2021

Robert Burge, 1941-2021

5 days ago

Robert Burge passed away peacefully at his home March 31, 2021 surrounded by family with his wife holding his hand. Robert was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Mineola to J.H. Burge and Lucile Wallace Burge.

Car found in lake stolen from Killeen

5 days ago

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car in the water at Lake Hawkins on Wednesday, April 7.

Mineola Fire Report

5 days ago
Building fire: April 4, 19:22 p.m., 1575 FM 1799, Mineola.

Mineola Police Report

5 days ago
12:08 a.m., drunken male, N. Pacific, man who appears intoxicated urinating in alley, unable to locate.

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

5 days ago
Deputy Jonah Croney was dispatched to FM 515 for a reckless driver.
Jamarcus Kennedy runs the 3rd leg of the 4x200 meter relay for the Yellowjackets, who set a new school record with a time of 1:30.57 seconds.

Yellowjackets fly by district track competition

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Mineola Yellowjacket track added two more district championships to the trophy case with decisive wins in the District 13-3A track meet April 7-8 at Mineola High School.

Alba-Golden track squads secure second

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The Alba-Golden track teams put together impressive showings to carry both the girls and boys varsity squads to second place finishes at the 15-2A district meet Thursday in Cooper.

7th grade Lady Jackets bring home district track title

5 days ago
Mineola seventh grade girls won last week’s district track meet in Mt. Vernon while the eighth grade girls and seventh grade boys teams placed second and the eighth grade boys third.
Cacie Lennon squares the bat up for one of her two hits against Fruitvale.

Lady Panthers rout foes for district wins

5 days ago

Alba-Golden Lady Panthers posted two big wins last week.

Quitman’s rally too late to overcome Mt. Vernon

5 days ago

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 5-0 deficit but lost to Mt. Vernon 9-5 last week in district play.

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