Council approves housing addition

Thursday, January 26
Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford, right, presented a special award Monday to Joyce Williams for the retired teacher’s volunteer efforts throughout the city, especially concerning historic Mineola and the Iron Horse Square Park.
The Park Central subdivision off Old Tyler Highway in south Mineola will proceed with narrower lots after the Mineola City Council approved the replat of the property unanimously Monday.

The replat had previously failed on a 3-2 vote last month.

Survival training proposed in new county sheriff’s posse plans

Thursday, January 26
A meeting to form a new Wood County Sheriff’s Posse drew over 40 interested people last Wednesday evening in the courtroom at the Wood County Justice Center.

Sheriff Kelly Cole explained his vision on what the posse should be.

Mineola officer in fatal shooting back on duty

Thursday, January 26
Mineola police officer Tucker George has been identified as the officer who shot and killed a shoplifting suspect, who reportedly tried to run over the officer as he was exiting the patrol vehicle, and then fled north on Hwy. 37.

Quitman city council schedules May election

Thursday, January 26
Quitman City Council approved an order for a municipal election to be held May 6 to elect two council members and a mayor.

Man dies, three hurt in traffic crash

Thursday, January 26
A Mineola man was killed and three others injured, two seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning five miles west of Mineola on U.S. Hwy. 80.
Evan Thomas of Mineola visits with Amtrak Conductor John Langbein at the Mineola train station last week.

Connections through ribbons of steel

Thursday, January 26

At their core, trains, above all else, connect. The long-lived physical connection of the tracks is a common feature for folks in East Texas, and Wood County specifically.

Filing period underway for city, school elections

Thursday, January 26

Filing for the May 6 city council and school board elections is underway. For the Mineola City Council, Mayor Jayne Lankford has filed to seek a second term. Terry Eaton has filed for …

Press association offering scholarships

Thursday, January 26

The North & East Texas Press Association, in conjunction with the Texas Press Association, will once again award two $1,500 scholarships to eligible candidates at its April 27-29 convention in Nacogdoches.

Ruthie Foster will perform in Mineola on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Foster to perform free concert at Addie McFarland Center

Thursday, January 26

Renowned blues, jazz and gospel artist Ruthie Foster, who was born in Mineola and still has family locally, will perform a free concert Thursday, Feb.16 at the Addie McFarland Community Center, …

Mineola youngsters have a chance to fish for trout

Thursday, January 26

Bridge Bob’s Pond at Mineola Nature Preserve will be the site of a Kids’ Trout Fishing Day Saturday, Feb. 11. The event, sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (TPWD) and the …

Free mobile shot clinic set Friday at Quitman library

Thursday, January 26

Clover Educational Consulting Group is partnering with Texas A&M Health Mobile Care in the endeavor to promote public health in rural communities. Clover is having two free vaccine …

Mineola Pilot Club plans fundraising murder mystery

Thursday, January 26

Save the date for this year’s murder mystery dinner sponsored by the Pilot Club of Mineola on Saturday, March 18. The club will have a new sponsor this year. Students from Southwestern …

Quitman Pilot Club plans annual chili cookoff

Wednesday, January 18

The annual Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off will be Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Well-known for a fun time in support of a good cause, …


Emmie Grisham 1933-2023

Thursday, January 26
Graveside services for Emmie Grisham, 89, of Alba are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at Pilgrim Rest #2 Cemetery in Golden. Mrs. Grisham passed away Jan. 20, 2023 in Tyler. She was …

Susan Gallaher Merritt 1933-2023

Thursday, January 26
Susan Gallaher Merritt, age 89, a long lifetime resident of Quitman, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, January 20, 2023.  Susan was born on September 17, 1933, in …

Wanda June Garrett 1930-2023

Thursday, January 26
Wanda June Garrett, 92, of Mineola left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 20, 2023. She was born in Alba to P.L. and Oma Osborn on Aug. 18, 1930. She was preceded in death by her …

Ima Jean Taylor-Kerns  1933-2023

Thursday, January 26
Ima Jean Taylor-Kerns, devoted wife, loving mother and child of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, passed to her eternal, heavenly home on Jan. 16, 2023. She was born June 7, 1933 to Barney and Daisy …

Windle Dwayne Gaston 1970-2023

Thursday, January 26
A celebration of life for Windle Dwayne Gaston, 52, of Alba was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 at Mineola Church of Christ, with Jeremy Harrell officiating, under the direction of family and …

Alba-Golden Elementary Honor Roll

Thursday, January 26
Second Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 2nd Grade Everlie Anderson, Lane Banks, Jerry Bathe, Kenzie Bohannan, Silas Cheek, Maddox Clem, Raylon Frosch, Kinsley Haisten, Kolson Hawthorn, Madilyn Kerry, …

Students on SAU honor lists

Thursday, January 26
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark. has announced that 415 students earned a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2022 semester and have been named to its President’s List. They include Megan …

Student makes Harding dean’s list

Thursday, January 26
Macey Russell of Holly Lake Ranch, a senior studying middle level education, is among more than 1,200 students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2022 semester at …

Shade for parents

Thursday, January 26

The Mineola Kiwanis Club is placing shade sails at the Mineola Civic Center splash park, and Robbie Ballard with Yellowjacket Welding has finished the metal work on the south side of the park. A …

Mineola Fire Department Report

Thursday, January 26

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Thursday, January 26

Mineola Police Report

Thursday, January 26

County broadband plan OK’d

Thursday, January 26
Wood County commissioners approved an action plan Tuesday concerning broadband with the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG).  Executive Director David Cleveland reported the four …

Hughes to chair two committees

Thursday, January 26
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released Senate committee assignments for the 88th Legislature Monday. Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) was appointed chairman of the Committee on State Affairs and the …

Winners named in Mineola seniors scramble

Thursday, January 26
The following are results from the Mineola Golf Club Thursday senior scramble for Jan. 19. 1st Place: Joe Huff, Ronnie Elms, Don Faulkner, Moe Jarvis and Roger Stai at 11 under par. 2nd Place: …

Mineola mid-fielder Kris Alejo picks out a target for his pass into the offensive zone.

Mineola opens district with win

Thursday, January 26

The Mineola Yellowjackets soccer side burst into district play with a 7-0 thumping of the Brownsboro Bears last Tuesday at Meredith Memorial Stadium.

Dawson Pendergrass leaves a would-be Zebra tackler behind in the area playoff against Grandview on Nov. 18 in Mesquite.

Mineola pair earns all-state football honors

Thursday, January 26

Two Mineola players have been named to the Padilla Poll coaches all-state football team for Class 3A Division 1.

Alba-Golden’s Kaden Kennedy puts up a short jumper from the lane in action against Boles.

Alba-Golden basketball teams suffer similar fates at Boles

Thursday, January 26

The Alba-Golden boys and girls varsity squads went to Boles High School Friday hoping to stay within striking distance of the district leaders. The Hornets, however had other plans...

Mineola guard Kyra Jackson drives past Quitman defender Madyson Pence.

Lady Jackets even the score with Quitman

Thursday, January 26

The Mineola Lady Jackets got revenge from a district opening loss to Quitman with a solid 40-26 win over the Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday at Mineola.

Yellowjackets overpower Quitman for district win

Thursday, January 26
Mineola guard Keke Martin hits the brakes to join Dawson Pendergrass in attempting to trap Quitman ball handler Levi Thompson.
A balanced scoring attack and persistent defense led the Mineola Yellowjackets to a decisive 77-51 win over Quitman in District 13-3A basketball action last Tuesday.