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Food pantry dedicates new site

The Rose Hill Community Food Pantry held a ribbon cutting with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce last week for its new location off U.S. Hwy. 80 west of Mineola. Bill and Kris Ware did the honors and … more

Groovy shopping

Records of all shapes, sizes and speeds could be found Saturday at the annex across the street from the Select Theater in Mineola. Young and old alike came to browse through the hundreds of albums … more

Marines, brothers, share meaning of service with students

The 43rd annual Quitman High School Veteran’s Day Assembly was highlighted by speeches from David and Michael Gonyea, brothers who served in the United States Marines. They own Minute Man Ordnance Company in Quitman along with Michael’s wife Stephanie.  more

Search for fishing spot led to horse paradise

All one has to do to appreciate the well-maintained horse trails at the Mineola Nature Preserve is to see the amazingly well-tended five-acre holding of Jim and Jenny Henderman. more

Mineola Landmark Commission bringing back tour of homes

The Mineola Landmark Commission welcomes back its annual holiday Tour of Homes which was suspended for two years due to COVID.

The tour will be Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. more

Blue Santa gearing up for annual campaign

The annual Blue Santa program gets underway soon in Wood County.

The program pairs police/first responders with children from throughout the county for an evening of Christmas shopping. more

Marine vet honored

James Krodel, U.S. Marine who served at Iwo Jima during World War Two, and his wife, Mary, were guests at the annual Marine Corps ball Friday, Nov. 4 at Hidden Pines Venue in Mineola. more

Honoring service

Despite chilly weather, a small crowd made its way to downtown Mineola Saturday morning for the annual Veterans Day Parade. more

Take the time to reach out to a veteran

It had been 28 years since I had seen my friend. The last time I had, he was beginning a tour of duty in San Diego, and I was passing through San Diego en route to Pearl Harbor. more

Benefit breakfast at St. Paul Baptist

The monthly benefit breakfast for the Bread of Life food pantry ministry in Mineola will be Saturday, Nov. 12 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 304 S. Stone St. … more

Sesquicentennial symbol

Erica Fry is completing the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) logo on S. Johnson St. for the city of Mineola in anticipation of a year-long series of events surrounding the city’s founding in May 1873. more

Quitman Eastern Star celebrates a century

Quitman Chapter No. 695, Order of the Eastern Star held its 100th anniversary celebration at the Flora Masonic Lodge #119, A.F. & A.M. on Sunday, Oct. 23. more

Community service honored

Silvia Reyes was honored by the Mineola Kiwanis Club as October Citizen of the Month. more

Caring and Sharing auction Saturday

The Mineola Caring and Sharing campaign continues to ramp up toward its annual holiday distribution on Dec. 10.

The KMOO radio auction is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. more

Shoebox dropoff location offered

More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoe box gifts during National … more

Tree sales assist summer campers

Youth of the New Hope Baptist Church of Mineola hope you will help make their season merry and bright by purchasing a Christmas tree from the Bryant tree farm at 12021 CR 452, Lindale. Proceeds … more

Wood County Arboretum holding fall barn sale

Celebrate cooler temperatures and enjoy toe-tapping bluegrass this week with a visit to the fall barn sale at the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Bargain hunters are invited to shop … more

Republic supports nature preserve

Gene Kennon with Republic Services made the company’s annual $5,000 donation to the Mineola Nature Preserve at last week’s city council meeting to City Manger Mercy Rushing.  more

New bank makes donation to Quitman program

Origin Bank donated $10,000 to Quitman Christmas Sharing, Plus (QCSP) to help support local families in need this holiday season. “Quitman Christmas Sharing has been around since 1980 and … more

Food bank visits Mineola

Volunteers load fresh produce into waiting cars last Thursday for the East Texas Food Bank’s first monthly distribution in Mineola. It will normally occur the last Thursday of the month at … more
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