Library children’s story times combine summer fun with learning

Thursday, June 20
Mineola Fire Dept. Operations Chief Aaron Munn introduces Fire Pup to the story time participants at the Mineola Memorial Library story time last week as part of the summer reading program.
Ah, summer at the library. The days of reading challenges, cold air conditioning, and… calf roping? Yes, calf roping – and much more. Wood County’s libraries have gone above …

Legion facing closure without participation

Thursday, June 20
The message posted on social media was stark. Either show up for the monthly meeting of American Legion Post 296 in Mineola on June 27 to select officers, or the post faces closure. Interim …

Wood County district clerk’s office resumes offering passport services

Thursday, June 20
The Wood County district clerk’s office staff has been designated as Passport Acceptance Agents by the U.S. State Dept. The office began accepting applications Monday and will process …

Historical commission honored

Thursday, June 20
The Texas Historical Commission awarded a 2023 Distinguished Service Award to the Wood County Historical Commission, presented at last week’s Wood County commissioners meeting. This annual …

Music group subject of new historical marker

Thursday, June 20
A couple music-related historical markers are headed for downtown Mineola. The Mineola Landmark Commission has received the marker for the East Texas Serenaders, early pioneers in Texas Swing …

Debris removal ongoing

Thursday, June 20
The Texas Department of Transportation is working in numerous counties to remove debris from the state right-of-way left behind from recent storms. This covers the entire Tyler District which …

The boys of summer

Thursday, June 20

The baseball U-6 (T-ball) and baseball (U-14) district tourneys hosted last week at the Mineola Youth Foundation provided plenty of action. Players from the Mineola Mustangs and Mineola Legends carry …

Classics and more

Thursday, June 20

Classic Chevys were among the entries at the Summer Bash car show in downtown Mineola Saturday. The event benefited They Got Your 6 Foundation, which assists veterans and first responders. It was …

Ministry offers women hope from addiction

Thursday, June 20

To say that life can be messy is just not strong enough of a statement. People are fallible, and given the wrong decision(s), they can find themselves slowly being destroyed by addiction.   …

Mineola parks board hosting July 5th event

Thursday, June 20

The Mineola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Board will host a free family event Friday, July 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Mineola Nature Preserve. It will be a fundraiser for the renovations to the …

Sales tax income shows decline

Thursday, June 20

Sales tax collections across Wood County continue to show a slight downward trend from previous years. Bucking that trend are the county’s two smallest cities that collect the tax, Alba …

Blood drives hosted in county

Thursday, June 20

Two blood drives will be held in Wood County in the coming weeks. The first is Saturday, July 6 at Walmart in Mineola, NE Loop 564 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next is Tuesday, July 16 at UT …

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 20
June is ending and July is just right here.   We are halfway through our summer reading program: Camp We Read. We have had some great programs so far such as Toys in Box 3D Printing and a …
obituaries

Wanda “Sandy” Collins 1933-2024

Thursday, June 20
Graveside services for Wanda “Sandy’ Collins, 90, of Fruitvale are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2024 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving.  Sandy passed away June 15, …

Rachel Ida Pinney Rivers 1932-2024

Thursday, June 13
Mrs. Rachel Ida Pinney Rivers, 92, of Yantis passed away June 4, 2024 in Yantis. She was born March 30, 1932 in Hinsdale, N.Y. to Husted an Luella Mae Hamilton Pinney. Rachel had lived the last 23 …

Brandon Dale Asbill 1980-2024

Thursday, June 13
Brandon Dale Asbill passed away on June 3, 2024 in Longview. He was born on March 19, 1980 in Pittsburg to Terry and Mary (Mezzell) Asbill. Brandon was known for his passion for carpentry as a …

Quitman ISD names new assistant principal

Thursday, June 20
Thomas Linz, left, and Bob Wells, right, with their Top Bulldog awards, presented by QISD Superintendent Chris Mason.
The Quitman School Board approved hiring Angie Andrews as the assistant principal for the elementary school Monday. Andrews comes from Fruitvale, where she was the lone principal, according to QISD …

Movie night popular at Quitman city pool

Thursday, June 20
The Quitman pool movie night drew a crowd recently, despite the movie “Jaws’” warning about going in the water. More events are planned during the summer.
Quitman’s community came together on Saturday, June 8 to enjoy “Movie Night at Quitman City Pool.” The pool featured “Jaws,” the 1975 classic shark terror. Adults …