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Ag teachers honored by hall of fame

Two retired Wood County ag teachers have been inducted into the Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Hall of Fame. Glen Dossett of Mineola and Gary Don Chandler of Quitman were honored in … more

AGISD hosts kick off for school year

Alba-Golden ISD kicks off the new school year Friday with a community event, culminating in the Meet the Panthers pep rally, introducing all the participants in fall sports and activities at 7:30 … more

Sound of the Swarm adds 2nd state honor band award to accolades

The three-time state champion marching band is now also the two-time state honor band. The Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm received notice recently that it had earned that honor for the … more

Yantis graduate on dean’s list

The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. has announced that Kelsey Coyne of Yantis has been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2023. more

Alba-Golden school district announces food assistance guidelines

Alba-Golden ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines. more

Mineola High School grads can benefit from new UT-Tyler and TJC collaboration

Leaders from Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler signed an agreement Monday to create the TJC & UT Tyler Promise Transfer Scholarship. It will benefit Mineola High School graduates and students from other area school districts. more

East Texas welcomes first medical school

The very first class of medical students in East Texas has begun its journey at the University of Texas at Tyler.

A White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2027 was held at the Tyler campus recently, and the university announced that 95% of the students in the inaugural class are from East Texas. more

Quitman ISD School Board approves copiers, hears new shop building nearing completion

Quitman ISD school board members quickly disposed of their agenda Monday night. The board approved Xerox for district-wide copiers for the upcoming year and approved revisions to the Employee … more

Mineola ISD buys property next to school

The Mineola school district is buying more property. The school board voted Monday to spend $500,000 to purchase the property on the north side of the campuses along West Loop 564. The … more

Mineola Middle School restricts cell phone use

Mineola Middle School students will no longer have their cell phones during the school day. Principal Brittany Thompson announced the change to the student handbook at Monday’s school … more

Alba-Golden welcomes new superintendent, campus administrators

The full Alba-Golden school board met Monday evening, beginning a new chapter in the story of Alba-Golden ISD. Three new members – Jessica Christian, Terry Clark and Kristopher Quintana … more

New museum dedicated to preserving McFarland School memories, legacy

On the 40th anniversary of the McFarland School reunion, a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of Mineola’s Black school was unveiled Friday. more

Sam Houston State names honor students

The students listed on the Dean’s List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville are undergraduates who have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a … more

Alba-Golden administrators recommended

Alba-Golden ISD has reported filling its vacant administrative positions, moves that will be before the school board for approval on Monday, July 3. Tracy Browning, assistant principal, is being … more

Mineola school board selected best in region

The Mineola ISD school board has been named board of the year by the Region 7 Education Service Center.

The board will be among 20 regional winners to compete for state honors in September. more

Haggerton earns degree at MSU

Jacob Haggerton of Mineola is among more than 4,100 students graduating from Mississippi State University in spring 2023. Haggerton received the bachelor of science from MSU’s College of … more

Casper awarded president’s list

Megan Christine Casper earned a 4.0 GPA in the spring 2023 semester, securing a position on Southern Arkansas University’s President’s list. Casper is a senior pre-health biology … more

Diomede makes ACU dean’s list

Madelyn Diomede of Yantis was named to the Abilene Christian University Spring 2023 Dean’s Honor Roll. Diomede is a junior majoring in Information Systems. Diomede was among more than … more

Mineola ISD employees to pitch in for cost of health insurance plan

Mineola school district employees will have to start pitching in on their health insurance. The school board voted Monday to continue paying the same $408 per month for the basic plan, which … more

Mineola HS seniors awarded scholarships

The following scholarships have been presented to 2023 Mineola High School graduates: Cris Alejo $24,000 Regent’s Scholarship $1,000 G.W. “Babe” English $1,000 … more
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