Sports
Lady Jacket freshman Kali Chrietzberg played her strongest game of the year as she influenced play at both ends of the court.

Lady Jackets lose seeding game

Thursday, February 15
The Mineola Lady Jackets post-season got a whole lot more challenging after they fell to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill in a seeding playoff Friday at Quitman. The 40-37 loss placed the Lady Jackets in …

Chapel Hill blasts Yellowjackets

Thursday, February 15
Caidon Beck of Mineola applies pressure in the Tuesday, Feb. 6 loss to Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill, 64-29. The Yellowjackets concluded the regular season Tuesday night at Harmony, tied for second with …

Winnsboro gets away from Quitman

Thursday, February 15
Daniel Kernes of Quitman tries to make his way around the Winnsboro defense.
The Quitman Bulldogs suffered a tough loss to Winnsboro in the last few minutes of the game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 43-36. The Bulldogs led the game at several points but were not able to hang on at …
Autumn Cason of Quitman wrestles for possession against Winnsboro last Tuesday.

Lady Raiders too much for Quitman girls

Thursday, February 15
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs didn’t stand a chance against a tough Winnsboro Red Raider team losing 65-30 on Feb. 6 at Winnsboro. In the first quarter Sadie Vander Schaaf scored first, …

Lady Jackets forge tie for third

Thursday, February 15
Kyra Jackson scores for Mineola against Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill in last Tuesday’s regular season finale. The Lady Jackets took a 48-33 victory to force a third-place district playoff (see …

AG ladies keep on winning

Thursday, February 8
The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers accelerated quickly once they got traction last Friday at North Hopkins High School. The Lady Panthers came home with a 74-30 win and endeavored to secure a perfect …

Scrappy Bulldogs nab two wins

Thursday, February 8
The Quitman Bulldogs picked up a pair of wins last week over the Winona Wildcats and Mt. Vernon Tigers. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Bulldogs beat Winona on the Wildcats’ home court 52-43. Quitman …

High schools see shifting district opponents

Thursday, February 8
The 2024-26 UIL redistricting plan gave Mineola’s football program a more southerly focus, drastically reshaped Alba-Golden’s basketball competition and reshuffled Mineola and Quitman …

Lady Panthers undefeated in district, Panthers stay in district hunt

Thursday, February 1
Wins last week over Cumby and Fruitvale kept Alba-Golden basketball teams in the running for district titles and playoff berths.

Mt. Vernon rallies past the Jackets

Thursday, February 1
There is value-added in that last score before a halftime break. It may be undefinable, but it exists. Mt. Vernon systematically overcame an 8-point deficit in the second quarter and took a 23-20 …

MHS boys and girls of fall honored

Thursday, January 18

Alba-Golden squads grab huge road wins at Cooper

Thursday, January 18

Lady Bulldogs fall to Mt. Vernon

Thursday, January 18

Late Chapel Hill rally tops Mineola

Thursday, January 18

Mineola vs. Winnsboro boys

Thursday, January 11

Lake Country

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Symphonic band presents Christmas concert

Thursday, December 14, 2023
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.

Skateboarders flock to new concrete park in Mineola

Thursday, December 14, 2023
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.

Primary elections contested

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Republican voters in Wood County will have four locally contested races when they go to the polls for the March 5 primary.

Filing concluded on Monday, and there will be contests in two of the four constable precincts and both contested commissioner precincts.

QDC approves changes in plans for new hotel

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Plans for a hotel and apartments off Goldsmith St. due south of Brookshire’s Grocery in Quitman were approved for some changes by the Quitman Development Corp. Monday.

2024 eclipse could present public safety challenges

Thursday, December 14, 2023
The potential for an onslaught of visitors to overwhelm various services before and during the April 8 total eclipse drew representatives of the county and most Wood County cities to a meeting with state officials last Tuesday in Quitman.