MISD initiates process for long-range strategic plan

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The Mineola school district kicked off a strategic planning process last week, some of which also doubles as the state-mandated training for the school board.

Lloyd Graham, a retired school superintendent, moderated the session with the board on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and also with community members the following night.

One last hurrah for Alba builder of world’s fastest car

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John Dearmore, left, with Keith Redfearn and Dearmore’s restored 1970 top fuel dragster. Dearmore is celebrating 65 years in the racing business with a final tour.
John Dearmore of Alba will wrap up a 65-year career in racing with a final grand tour this fall.

Dearmore will be showing his top fuel dragster that first burst onto the scene more than 50 years ago. It achieved national recognition in its heyday in the early 1970s as one of the fastest cars on the planet.

Mineola campuses closed to visitors

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Mineola ISD Superintendent Cody Mize appealed for cooperation between the school and the families it serves on a number of COVID-19 mitigation measures at a public webinar meeting conducted Sept. 9. Mineola schools remain open, but the campuses are closed to visitation effective Monday, Sept. 13. 
Librarian Cheryl Gill and volunteer Saundra Burge show off an old Alba Weekly Herald from the library/museum’s collection.

Community treasure is decade old

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Years, and even decades, of hard work and dedication will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Alba Public Library and Museum marks its 10th anniversary.

Iron Horse Festival returns to Mineola

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Mineola will once again celebrate its railroad heritage with the Iron Horse Festival Saturday, Sept. 25 in the downtown area.

Parmer pleads to assault, 20-year term

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The case of Timothy Parmer has finally been settled. On Sept. 9 Parmer pleaded guilty to aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second degree felony, and received a 20-year sentence.

Illnesses postpone district court trial

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A case in district court involving Christopher Brant Osborne was set to begin Sept. 7 but has been postponed until early November due to illnesses among courthouse staff.

Pandemic creating challenges in local health care

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Calling it a crisis and scary times, UT Health Quitman Hospital CEO Jared Smith again briefed the Mineola City Council last week on the situation during the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, fueled by …

Alba-Golden fourth-grader Blaine Bobo, pictured with elementary school principal Kevin Wright, was selected as the elementary school student of the month.

Alba-Golden school board grants extra staff leave days for COVID

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In the most impactful action of the night, the Alba-Golden school board voted unanimously to grant eight additional days of leave for employees who have tested positive for COVID. This action, which …

Former judge seeks McCampbell’s recusal in case

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District Judge Brad McCampbell has been asked to recuse himself from the upcoming trial of Jerry Lee Cotten. Cotten has been charged with theft more than $750 and less than $2,500. Cotten’s …

Stitchin’ Heaven planning huge fall event

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Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman will be having a fall festival Oct. 8-9. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 with a street dance featuring America’s Eagles Tribute band, The Long …

QDC commits funds for pavilion repairs
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Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) board members approved a budget to be presented to the city council for approval at this Thursday’s council meeting. The QDC budget for the upcoming …

Alba council approves 80-cent trash cost hike
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Alba residents will pay $13.50 per month for trash service, an increase of 80 cents. The new rate was approved last week by the city council, which also finalized the city’s contract with …


Friday, September 3

Mineola council OKs budget, tax rate, hotel incentive
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Mineola City Council took care of all budget and tax matters Monday. The council approved a property tax rate of 48.2 cents per $100 valuation, five cents lower than last year. The adopted …

Quitman groups team for benefit golf tournament
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The Quitman Chamber of Commerce and Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club are planning their joint benefit golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Links at Land’s End at Lake Fork. Registration …


Janet Woolsey Meisinger Nicholas  1951-2021

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Janet Woolsey Meisinger Nicholas was born in Missoula, Mont. on July 28, 1951. She passed into God’s hands on Aug. 24, 2021 in northeast Texas, where she lived for many …

Panthers overpower Union Grove

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Panther linebackers Ethan Salinas and Shawn Gaskill converge on a Lion runner.
There are moments in football when specific groups within the team coalesce. They can be seen improving their positional play, such as the defensive line or the secondary or the backs or the …

Quitman wins 2nd of year

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Quitman’s Mason Reynolds (8) gains yardage in the Bulldogs’ 25-20 win at Queen City. Reynolds scored a pair of touchdowns and had over 100 yards rushing.
Over the past decade the Quitman Bulldogs have been homecoming opponents for teams wanting an easy game for their annual festivities. It was a packed house at Queen City last Friday as this Quitman …

Quitman Lady Bulldogs sweep Tyler Chapel Hill

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The Quitman Lady Bulldogs took down Class 4A Tyler Chapel Hill last Friday evening 25-17, 25-18, 25-22. Kaysi Parker and Ava Burroughs each had great nights at the net. Parker had nine kills and a …

Mineola, Alba-Golden grab volleyball wins

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The Mineola Lady Jackets and the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers closed out last week with solid volleyball match wins.  Alba-Golden evened their district record with a straight-set win over …