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These grandparents are leading the cheers

Simply stated, the experience of youth sports owes much to the older generation. 

Three local families shared some thoughts about the importance of athletics to their grandchildren and the unique joys of sharing in that experience.  more

Delegation congratulates Mineola

Delegations from the East Texas Amtrak-served communities of Marshall and Longview traveled via Amtrak’s Texas Eagle to Mineola Saturday, Sept. 2 to honor Mineola on the commemoration of the city’s 150th anniversary. more

Wood County Walls hosting first Texas Street Art Festival

The first Texas Street Art Festival is set the week of Sept. 16-23 as part of the newly established Wood County Walls initiative. more

Breakfast to benefit pantry

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola on Saturday, Sept. 9.   The all-you-can-eat breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, … more

Caring & Sharing volunteer meeting set

Mineola Caring & Sharing’s first volunteer meeting of the year will be Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 203 Meadowbrook. The group … more

New minister has hit the ground running

John Thomas can be spotted around Mineola most days. The minister at the First Methodist Church runs 4-6 miles per day in the neighborhoods around the church facilities. He said it helps … more

Caring & Sharing seeks community volunteers

Mineola Caring & Sharing is looking for persons interested in helping the needy during the upcoming Christmas season. According to Board President Joyce Curry, the group has developed around 20 … more

Mineola resident celebrates 100th birthday

Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford shares a proclamation with Mary Tedder on Thursday, declaring Mary Laveda Tedder Day on Aug. 24. Tedder was born Aug. 24, 1923 in Tool and grew up on a farm in Lively. more

It’s music to their ears

They each came to this area from other regions of Texas and with one stop in between – from Wellington to Granbury to Quitman, and from Grand Prairie to Providence to Mineola. The two ladies, … more

Club hosting benefit game night

A game night and dinner fundraiser will be hosted by the Pilot Club of Mineola on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The second annual game night will be at the First Methodist Church Ministry Center, 612 N. Newsom … more

New life for old school

The name carved in stone above the door says Lloyd C.S.D 17, but it is more popularly known as the Coke school. more

Mineola golf course reopens – golf only

It was hardly business as usual for the Mineola Golf Club, but some members of the Senior Golf Association gathered last Thursday morning for their weekly scramble. more

Diagnosis set family on different path

Life changes, often in dramatic moments – moments which rewrite priorities, challenge faith, stress hearts and cause questioning of everything one believes in. 

Mineola athletic director Luke Blackwell and his family have had more than their share of these dramatic moments over the past two years. more

Ingrams celebrate 73 years

Caring & Sharing marks 40th year of assisting

In October 1983, 20 concerned citizens met for the organizational meeting of a program they christened “Caring & Sharing: Mineolans for Mineola.” The plan was to coordinate efforts of all the programs already at work in the community. The monetary goal was $9,200 or roughly $30 to feed and clothe a child for Christmas. more

Fire destroys golf clubhouse

To some, it was like losing an old friend. more

Yantis church hosting health fair, event for back-to-school

The First Baptist Church in Yantis will host a resource and health fair and back to school event Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and includes food, games and health … more

Mineola chamber making plans for September Iron Horse Festival

The Iron Horse Heritage Festival, a celebration of Mineola’s railroad heritage and the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s biggest community event, returns to historic downtown Mineola … more

Free books coming to area children

What had began as a gesture to motivate the students of a rural high school in small-town Tennessee has become one of the most prolific and beneficial educational endeavors ever undertaken. Currently 138 youngsters from Alba-Golden, Quitman and Yantis have joined 2.5 million children in receiving books free-of-charge from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  more

Breakfast benefits local food pantry

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by First Christian Church, 209 N. Pacific in Mineola, Saturday, Aug. 5.                         … more
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