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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

Bike drive benefits Alba-Golden Angel Tree

Moving from Mesquite to Alba-Golden didn’t slow 7th grade Ryleigh Adams’ desire to help others at Christmas time. She resumed the bicycle drives she held for five years in Mesquite … more

Santa makes annual visit to museum

Santa and a few of his elves made a visit to Mineola last weekend. For more than 36 years, Jolly St. Nick has been found right around Christmastime in his Little Red House, located behind the Mineola … more

Wreaths placed on graves of veterans at Roselawn

Following a somber ceremony in the Beaty Funeral Home chapel, dozens of volunteers fanned out across Roselawn Memorial Gardens Saturday morning to complete the task of placing a Christmas wreath on … more

Symphonic band presents Christmas concert

Come on over to Mineola’s beautiful Historic Select Theater and hear the Lake Country Symphonic Band’s Christmasy “Everything Christmas” concert.

Concerts are Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Mike Holbrook is back in the director’s seat, so it’s sure to be a fun-filled couple of hours. more

Garden club selects yard of the month

Fannie Marchman Garden Club of Mineola has chosen the Hebron residence at 153 County Road 2610 as their December yard of the month. Bill and Judy Hebron have lived in Mineola for 10 years and … more

Skateboarders flock to new concrete park in Mineola

The park has been dubbed the best in the East Texas area, and promises to get even better when the second phase can be implemented. more

AGISD hosts winter event for community

The Alba-Golden community sponsored a Christmas Extravaganza on the grounds of Alba-Golden school last Saturday. Despite windy conditions, the inaugural event offered much to enjoy. more

Caring & Sharing readies distribution

Around four dozen volunteers, including members of the Mineola High School Key Club, were busy sorting and packing food items for the Mineola Caring & Sharing campaign, which will be distributing … more

Mobile Santa fills gap for youngsters

What started as Pastor Tim Letsch noticing long Christmas lines has slowly but surely turned into a holiday tradition for many East Texas towns.  In 2009, Pastor Tim did a simple thing … more
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