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ET Food Bank offering free summer meals

  The East Texas Food Bank kicks off the free Summer Food Program on Tuesday, June 6 at 34 East Texas locations so children will not go hungry during the summer break.   There are … more

Cole named to Greenville U. Dean’s List

The following student was placed on the Dean’s List at Greenville (Illinois) University for the spring 2023 semester. Dakota Cole, senior from Mineola. To qualify for the Dean’s … more

Breakfast benefits food pantry ministry

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by First Assembly of God Church at 1917 N. US 69 in Mineola on Saturday, June 3.                       … more

Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

3Rd Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Nanci Amador, Raelee Barber, Korin Bell, Archer Best, Colten Cates, Leonardo Cortez, Lucca Duffy, Layla Foster, A’Miyah Gasca, Marlene Gill, … more

Hams taking part in field day

Ham radio operators from the Wood County Amateur Radio Association (WCARA) will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise from 1 p.m. on Saturday until 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 24-25. … more

Two qualify for president’s list at Mississippi

Mississippi College in Clinton releases the president’s list after the fall and spring semesters each academic year. Local honorees include Savannah Edwards of Alba and Hailey Hettich of … more

DAR chapter can help connect to patriotic ties

The Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites prospective members to a paper party designed to assist in finding a patriotic ancestor. … more

Juneteenth celebration set June 17 in Mineola

Food, fun, fellowship, music and games will mark the celebration of Juneteenth in Mineola on Saturday, June 17. The free festivities will be held at the McFarland school campus at 708 Stone St. … more

UM Army plans extensive work in Wood County

The UM Army will be in Wood County June 5-9 to take on variety of projects assisting residents. The United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission will bring 80 workers from 6th grade to college age … more

St. Dunstan’s hosting blood drive June 10

St. Dunstan Episcopal Church will host a blood drive on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 800 N. Johnson St. in Mineola. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted as … more

County commission prepares for next round of development grants

The Wood County Economic Development Commission will soon be releasing the applications for the annual business development grants funded by the county’s hotel-motel tax receipts. Hotel … more

Former Monitor owner dies at 98

Samuel Neil Harle, known as Neil and the former owner of the Mineola Monitor, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023. According to the local historical marker in front of the Monitor office, Harle … more

Mineola trash service cost going up by three percent

A three percent increase in the cost of garbage service was approved by the Mineola City Council Monday, May 22. It becomes effective July 1 and means a 34-cent per month increase for residents … more

Store holds many Golden memories

Printed on Diane White’s brightly-colored shirt was the message: “I smile because I have no idea what is going on!” Stay for a few minutes in the Golden Grocery and it becomes … more

Murals project looks to take the next step

To say that the Wood County Walls (WCW) project has exceeded expectations, consider this. Todd Witt told the Mineola Economic Development Corp. last Wednesday that what has been accomplished in … more

Students awarded for grades

Forty-nine third graders at Mineola Elementary School were honored for “bringing up grades” in an honors ceremony Wednesday as the Kiwanis Club of Mineola provided Dairy Queen gift cards … more

A-GHS celebrates graduates

In an excellently-executed ceremony last Thursday, 42 Alba-Golden seniors walked across the stage at Tyler Junior College Wagstaff Gymnasium and became high school graduates.   The messages … more

Quitman Class of 2023 awarded diplomas

“You’ve been amazing,” first-year Quitman High School Principal Jeff Tittle told the Class of 2023 at Friday’s graduation. Tittle added that one year was not enough time … more

Mineola HS Class of ‘23 graduates

Mineola High School bade farewell to the 128-member Class of 2023 Friday night at Meredith Memorial Stadium as family, friends and well-wishers packed the home stands for the annual send off. … more

A solemn day of remembrance

Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony on the Wood County courthouse lawn in Quitman paid tribute to those who have fallen in defense of the freedoms Americans enjoy. Guest speaker Mike Billman … more
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