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Mineola board hands out honors

In addition to recognizing the district’s principals, the Mineola School Board paid tribute to the following students and staff at the Monday, Oct. 16 meeting. Primary school - Blair … more

Marching bands advance to area contest Saturday

Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro will be among the 27 Class 3A high school marching bands competing at the Area C championship on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. more

Quitman school board reviews good results on state test scores

There were a lot of numbers discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Quitman ISD Board of Trustees, none more important than the 2023 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) … more

Partial eclipse is a start

The solar eclipse which reached approximately eighty-percent annularity over Wood County provided plenty of spectacle to warrant a gathering in front of Quitman Middle School midday Saturday. more

Mineola school board opposes voucher plan

Mineola School Trustees announced where they stand on the school voucher program state lawmakers are attempting to pass.

The board approved a resolution Monday opposing vouchers. more

Alba-Golden ISD board of trustees deals with financial matters Monday

The Alba-Golden Board of Trustees on Monday set the date for Alba-Golden Schools Financial Integrity Reporting System of Texas public meeting as Monday, Nov. 13. In the same vein, Director of … more

Mineola band hosting marching festival

The Mineola Sound of the Swarm marching band will host its 7th annual marching festival Monday, Oct. 9. more

Panthers celebrate homecoming in Alba

Well over a hundred gathered on the Alba square Friday afternoon support the Panthers at the inaugural community homecoming pep rally. more

Perfectly fine art adorns Wood County walls

Seeing any of the creations as they went up throughout the week, one can easily surmise that the citizens of Wood County are getting more than just fine, but in many cases, incredible works of art. more

Alba-Golden homecoming court

Members of the Alba-Golden homecoming court include... more

Quitman board reviews plans for district facilities

The Quitman ISD school board heard a presentation from Harris-Craig Architects concerning facility planning at Monday’s meeting. The study gave a summary of immediate needs in facility improvements. more

Mineola has record school enrollment

The most recent report showed the district with 1,685 students, up from 1,624 at the end of school last May. more

Homecoming in Quitman

Mikey Pickering and Hannah Holland were crown Quitman's 2023 homecoming king and queen Friday night just before the Bulldogs took on Ore City. more

Alba-Golden School Board contributes to new AGISD Education Foundation

The Alba-Golden school board approved a $25,000 donation to the AGISD Education Foundation Monday. The contribution will be drawn from the general operating fund balance. The action followed a … more

Students awarded SNHU degrees

The following students have been named to the Summer 2023 President’s List for Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. The summer terms run from May to August. Full-time … more

Donnie Burge earns degree

Donnie Burge from Alba will be awarded a bachelor of applied arts and sciences in safety and health from Texas A&M Commerce at the Dec. 16 commencement. He will graduate summa cum laude with … more

These grandparents are leading the cheers

Simply stated, the experience of youth sports owes much to the older generation. 

Three local families shared some thoughts about the importance of athletics to their grandchildren and the unique joys of sharing in that experience.  more

Primary school gym built to withstand storms

Part of the construction of the new Mineola Primary School on NE Loop 564 that has recently become visible is the gymnasium which will also double as a storm shelter. Architect Perry Thompson explains the shelter materials and design are slightly different than the remainder of the facility… more

MISD board approves lower property tax rate

Mineola school trustees adopted a lower property tax rate and took care of year-end financial matters Thursday, Aug. 31.

The board approved the 2023-24 budget of $20.9 million for maintenance and operations and $1.7 million for debt service. more

AGISD board OKs new budget, tax rate

Alba-Golden school board unanimously approved the $11.2 million, 2023-24 budget. Also approved was a tax rate of $.78650 per $100 value Monday. In the motion to approve the tax rate, board … more
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