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MHS Class of 2024 survives one more storm to graduate

Some 93 orange-clad graduates of Mineola High School set forth into the world on Friday night following a ceremony moved to the high school gym due to impending weather. During the presentation … more

Mineola ISD preparing for summer projects and new school campus

Mineola School Board approved several purchases Monday, relating to summer projects, the new primary school campus and the final expenditures from federal COVID-19 relief funds. After a lengthy … more

Quitman board names new president

The Quitman ISD School Board lost Dr. Jeremy Smith but gained Shauna Attaway on Monday night. Smith, who had served as the QISD school board president for several years, did not seek reelection, … more

Area students named to SNHU honor lists

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, N.H. students have been named to the Winter 2024 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum … more

County students earn degrees at Tyler JC

Tyler Junior College recently held commencement for Spring 2024 graduates. Graduates from Wood County are listed alphabetically by hometown: ALBA: Kelly Ortega, Brianna Troyer and Maria … more

1964 grad offers key lessons

From tossing watermelons and hay bales as a young teen in Mineola, Dr. James Moody went on to help establish a world-class hospital, trauma center, brain and spine institute and air ambulance service … more

Richey, Elmore leading Quitman Class of 2024

One was the Quitman High School drum major and competed in Academic UIL writing events. The other was the star of the softball team, recently being named the district’s “Co-Defensive … more

High school graduations scheduled

Wood County high schools have scheduled their graduation ceremonies: MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. Meredith Memorial Stadium, Mineola. HS gym if bad weather … more

Concerns raised over shop plan

Memorial Day plans, a retirement announcement, zoning issues and the administration of oaths of office to the newly elected city aldermen produced some strong sentiments for those attending … more

Nivison earns Belmont honors

Arianne Nivison of Mineola was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University’s spring 2024 Dean’s List. Approximately 44% of the University’s 7,338 undergraduate … more

AGISD gets good security report

There were many recognitions at Monday’s Alba-Golden School Board meeting, however, the most important report of the evening was likely   the recent Texas Education Agency Safety and … more

Students apply scientific principals

Mineola High School held an annual science fair on Friday. The fair hosted at least 30 booths, all staffed, created, and designed by high schoolers. Much of the necessary equipment to run the … more

AGISD board looks closely at teacher pay

Alba-Golden heard a presentation on teacher pay by Zachary Hobbs from the Texas Association of School Boards Thursday night at a special meeting. Hobbs, who has worked with TASB for 10 years and came … more

QISD offering no-cost summer meals

This summer, Quitman ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no cost summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program … more

Mineola ISD hosts event for families

Mineola ISD welcomed more than 200 Spanish-speaking families to their second annual Fiesta event on Friday, May 3. The event was exclusively in Spanish with several community organizations who … more

Loving earns initiation into college honor society

Latricia Loving of Mineola was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society She was initiated at … more

Wood County students earn UT-Tyler degrees

The University of Texas at Tyler recognized spring 2024 degree candidates during Spring 2024 Commencement May 3-4.  Graduates from Wood County are listed by hometown, name, college, degree … more

Mineola Class of 2024 top graduates selected

Yes, Mineola High School 2024 valedictorian Chevelle Smith is named for the popular 1960s model Chevrolet, and yes, she even drives one (a ’67 model). But that’s one of the few areas … more

Alliance hosting Mineola baccalaureate

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance will host baccalaureate services for the Mineola High School Class of 2024 on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the gym at the Addie McFarland school, 708 Stone St. … more

Mineola students win press awards

Two Mineola residents, students at UT Tyler, recently won 17 awards for outstanding journalism. Nathan Witt, the editor-in-chief of the Patriot Talon, UT Tyler’s student-run newspaper, and … more
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