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Yantis Lions support community

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lion’s Club gave $1,000 to the Volunteer Land’s End Fire Department. Fire Chief Ken Stribley receives the donation from Lion Clyde Rilea. (Courtesy photos) The … more

Mineola Caring and Sharing to start campaign

Upcoming dates for the Mineola Caring & Sharing program were set by the board of directors in August. The first volunteer meeting of the year will be Monday, Sept. 21 in the church hall of St. … more

New hoops court at Quitman park

Members of the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club worked together to put up the basketball goals at the new basketball court at Jim Hogg City Park. The basketball court is ready and waiting to be used. … more

Advocacy center fights child abuse

There are some things in life which are just difficult to broach as a subject, much less to discuss. Child abuse is one of those issues. more

Honoring first responders

Mineola Ministerial Alliance honored first responders with a luncheon Friday on Patriots Day. Pastor Demethrius Boyd blessed the meal, noting first responders may give their lives on behalf of others and are greatly appreciated. more

Quitman crowns king and queen

Kaitlynn Barnett was crowned 2020 Quitman High School homecoming queen Friday and Arturo Delgadillo was named king. Barnett was escorted by her stepfather, Josh Scarberry. more

Holbrook stepping aside as director at historic theater

Mike Holbrook, who has directed the Lake Country Playhouse and Select Theater in Mineola for the past 13 years, has announced his retirement from the day-to-day operations of the historic theater, which is celebrating its centennial. more

In East Texas Gardens

T.S. Eliot wrote that ‘April is the cruellest month,’ but he never lived through August in Texas. High temperatures, blazing sun and unrelenting humidity certainly seem cruel. A gardener … more

New Mineola retail building named finalist for state downtown award

Finalists for the 2020 President’s Awards Program were announced last week in Austin, and a Mineola structure was among those named. For over 30 years the awards program, sponsored by the … more

Grant to aid COVID mental health issues

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional toll on Texans. Help is on the way for the 12-county area in East Texas in the form of a grant awarded to Lakes Regional Community Center by the Health … more

Mineola pub crawl raising awareness about Chiari

When the coronavirus pandemic canceled the annual awareness walk for Chiari malformation, Amy Hagan of Mineola was especially distraught. She had participated in the walks since her first surgery … more

Wood County family band Swoape set to release first album

It is a powerful image. Keelyn Swoape described sitting up underneath the family piano as a small boy listening to his father playing away and also feeling the music through the frame of the … more
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