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Clubhouse rising again at Mineola Country Club

There will again be a light house on the hill at the Mineola Country Club. The club gathered Jan. 31 to break ground on its new clubhouse after the historic structure burned on Aug. 21. … more

Street name memorializes Tuck family

The north-south section of the now-formerly Padgett St. has been renamed Tuck Dr. The new street signs were officially unveiled in a ceremony Friday afternoon in Mineola. The change was needed … more

Quitman Chamber marks golden anniversary

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th anniversary during its annual awards banquet Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Tickets are $40 each … more

Chili benefits Pilot Club projects

Twenty-five teams squared off Friday, Jan. 26 at Quitman’s Carroll Green Civic Center for the Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off. This battle for bragging rights has been a yearly event … more

Mineola Caring & Sharing serves 335 families

Mineola Caring & Sharing served 335 families and 1,374 people in 2023,   an increase from 2022.   A number of family applications were received at the last minute, and with the help of … more

Daddy daughter Dance coming to civic center

The annual daddy daughter dance at the Mineola Civic Center is Saturday, Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Meredith Hall. Tickets are $25 per couple with $5 for each additional daughter and can be … more

Mineola chamber makes banquet plans

The 2024 Mineola Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 22 with a theme based upon Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” masterpiece painting as a metaphor to … more

Strickland continues passing on the joy of music

The fireplace mantel had not yet been cleared of its Christmas season motif.   As in many homes in Wood County, the Christmas decorations tend to linger well into the new year.   There … more

Quitman Pilots plan annual chili bash

The annual Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. There’s always some very tasty chili, coupled … more

Event planned Monday for MLK Day cancelled

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance invites all residents to the 2024 celebration of Unity in the Community at the St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 15. Celebrating the … more

Gift to library

After several months of planning and waiting for book publications, the Library Outreach Committee of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution … more

Bjork putting away the calculator

Understanding the Texas public education financing system might be considered a super power in some circles. For the Mineola school district, assistant superintendent for business William Bjork … more

Tree planting commemorates city’s sesquicentennial at preserve

The last official event marking the end of Mineola’s sesquicentennial year took place under clear skies at the Mineola Nature Preserve last Wednesday. The Mineola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory … more

Plans approved for new clubhouse

Four months after a devastating fire destroyed the historic clubhouse of the Mineola Country Club, its stockholders have approved plans for a new facility. Plans presented at a meeting Tuesday, … more

Church reenacts the birth of a savior

The wise man spoke of his travels. “It was a tough journey. We left months ago. We had trouble with weather and at times it was hard to find water for our animals, but we had the star and we … more

Blue Santa creates Christmas smiles

Anyone attending or passing the Mineola Walmart last Tuesday will be wondering why there were around 40 police and emergency cars parked outside. The answer is Blue Santa. This event, which … more

Kiwanis Club honors Smith

Bob Smith was honored by the Mineola Kiwanis Club as the December Citizen of the Month. Bob volunteers as president of the Mineola Meredith Foundation, which supports many groups in the Mineola area. … more

Christmas Eve services planned

Since Christmas is a celebration of Jesus coming, most churches have a Christmas Eve service – especially since, in 2023, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday. Below are a few local churches holding … more

Window decorating awards announced

Mineola Main Street Window Decorating Contest Winners were presented framed certificates signifying their awards Friday.   Judging took place Dec. 6, after being postponed from the original … more

Quitman Pilot Club planning chili cookoff

The Pilot Club of Quitman is gearing up for its annual benefit chili cookoff Friday, Jan. 26 at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Chili cooks will be competing … more
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