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Doctor receives regional citizen award

The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) honored regional citizens who exemplify excellence in performance, innovation, and contributions to the community at its 103rd semi-annual board of … more

Library history recalled at anniversary event

At Saturday’s celebration for the 63rd anniversary of the Mineola Memorial Library, patrons learned the library almost never happened, and was an idea first dreamed more than a century … more

Benefit breakfast Saturday

Breakfast with a Heart will be hosted by the First Methodist Church of Mineola Saturday, March 18 from 7:30-9 a.m. at 612 N. Newsom St. in Mineola. Suggested donation for all-you-can-eat is $10, … more

Next mural project identified

The next large mural project for Wood County Walls will be the MPrints building at Johnson and Kirkpatrick Streets in downtown Mineola. more

Setting sail

Shade sails for the splash park at the Mineola Civic Center went up Monday morning. more

Sesquicentennial event features beard contest

One of the features of the Mineola Sesquicentennial Celebration will be a beard contest during the Spring Fling events on Saturday, May 20. Categories include the longest, thickest, most … more

150th anniversary events shaping up

While events celebrating Mineola’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) will go on throughout the year, some key dates are shaping up that will be among the highlights. During March, the … more

Animal shelter faces numerous challenges

Blair (named for Blair Street) would likely be a familiar face to a number of Mineola residents. The ‘house dog’ of the Mineola Animal Shelter had earned quite a reputation for avoiding … more

Mineola skateboard program begins second year

The Grind, an after-school skateboarding program for Mineola Middle School and High School students, is resuming this week. The program began a year ago and had 31 students complete the program, … more

Meeting set for countywide mural project

There is a new art focused economic development project in Wood County called Wood County Walls. The concept is based on the creation of murals and other public art across the county to create an art loop that runs through Mineola, Hawkins, Winnsborro, Quitman, Yantis and Alba. more

Rotary training

Roy Shockey of Mineola Rotary Club and Greg Hollen of Quitman Rotary Club attended the Rotary Lone Star president-elect training at DFW Hyatt this weekend. more

MHS Class of ‘63 seeks members for reunion

The Mineola High School Class of 1963 is planning a 60th class reunion and is looking for classmates. more

Mineola HS principal honored

Mineola High School Principal Mike Sorenson spoke to the Mineola Kiwanis Club last week about the numerous opportunities available for students at the high school and the many awards earned by students in a variety of areas. more

Out with the old

The historic pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman came crashing down Monday, in preparation for rebuilding the iconic structure, which hosts the annual Wood County Old Settlers Reunion and other events. more

United voices

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church's youth choir could rouse just about any believer from their seat. more

Mineola Lions seek nominations for woman of the year

The Mineola Lions Club is seeking letters of recommendation for the Woman of the Year award to be presented during the annual Mineola Chamber of Commerce membership banquet Thursday, March 30. … more

Quitman chamber honors Wisdom and Webber as woman and man of year

A crowd of 300 people enjoyed an evening of special recognitions and door prizes at the Quitman Chamber of Commerce annual banquet last Thursday evening at Carroll Green Civic Center. more

Soulful performance

Ruthie Foster brought her brand of blues, soul and gospel music to the McFarland Center in Mineola Thursday... more

Digging into history – old hotel site explored

Archaeology is 90% heat, cold, poison ivy, ticks, chiggers, snakes and boredom.

The rest makes it all worthwhile. more

Unity service paired with film feature

This year’s Unity in the Community service in Mineola will take on a different look. more
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