September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Robbery suspect arrested

Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Colby Johnson was released from the hospital Monday and taken into custody on a warrant for aggravated robbery and evading arrest, the Terrell Police Department said. More...

Out & About

• Mineola Memorial Library director Mary Hurley will detail the various aspects and programs to the Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library at 1 p.m. Thursday. More...

Acting Postmaster Brinkley says working here is “dream come true”

When goal-oriented Carlist Brinkley retired as a United States Army recruiter, he said he would like to work closer to home. Now in his 11th year with the United States Postal Service he is the acting postmaster at the Mineola Post Office. More...

Commentary

Corner Column

Stormy start on the second day of school

Second day of school and a ferocious thunderstorm rolls in. Storms don’t really bother me but as loud and unrelenting as this one was, at times I found myself wondering if I needed to dive for cover. More...

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Summer break is over and school is back in session. Those three months went by very quickly. Thanks for understanding why the library was quiet for the month of August. September is upon us and we are starting the school year programs. More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor are opinions expressed by the writers and in no way reflect opinions or policies of this paper. Publication of a letter does not necessarily mean the facts have been confirmed. More...

Obituaries

JO ANN BELL

1933-2015

GOLDEN-Jo Ann Bell, 82, Alba, died August 26, 2015, in a Tyler hospice. She was born August 12, 1933, in Golden to the late Curtis and Catherine Gibson. More...

Sports

Mineola avenges last year’s loss to Elysian Fields, 42-24

In a game that was featured as the Fox Sports Southwest Big Game of the Week, Mineola proved that their sting was the stronger of the two Yellowjacket squads with a 42-24 victory over Elysian Fields in a packed house at Meredith Memorial Stadium Frid More...

Lady Jackets fall short against Brownsboro and Mt. Vernon

The Mineola Lady Jackets played tough against Brownsboro but ended up on the losing end of the stick in five sets (17-25, 25-17, 18-25, 25-16 and 16-14) last Tuesday night. More...

Hunting seasons open soon

It’s almost time for dove, fall alligator and early teal season to open. Dove season begins Tuesday, Sept. 1 in the north and central zones and Friday, Sept. 18 in the south zone. Wood County is in the central zone. More...

Site update - 9/2/2015 10:56 AM

Early deadline reminder

Just a reminder that our deadlines are earlier this week due to the Labor Day weekend. The deadline for classified ads is 10 a.m. Friday. More...

Thompson to speak on communicating with the press next Wednesday

If you have ever been misquoted in an article; If the publication didn’t post the time, date or place of your event; If you were disappointed they didn’t send a reporter to cover it; If you ever got mad because they didn’t run it; If they gave credit More...

Mineola Hay Show Tuesday at civic center

The Mineola Hay Show will be Tuesday at the Mineola Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and are still available at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce office or Mineola Civic Center. The Hay Show will begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. More...

City council proclaims Sept. 26 Kacey Musgraves Day in Mineola

During their brief meeting last Monday, the Mineola City Council took care of numerous agenda items while approving a resolution proclaiming Sept. 26 as Kacey Musgraves Day. More...

Special Sections

News

Words of wisdom learned from Hurricane Katrina

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, one thing is really important, Peggy Lustig, literacy director of Circle of Ten said. Seal important documents in airtight, waterproof bags or containers to prevent water damage. More...

Mayor, department heads give report to council

Past, present and future were reported on in the department heads’ and mayor’s reports during the August Mineola City Council workshop on Thursday Aug. 20 at city hall. More...

Photos

Ninety-year-old Gladys Harris, right, on the San Antonio Riverwalk with sister-in-law, Lavonia Grant, who is 97. Both are from Mineola. More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for the past week include: More...

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: Aug. 26 – A five-year-old girl called her grandmother, telling her that her mom and dad were fighting on their front porch. The grandmother called police and asked them to check on them. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the week were: Aug. 26 – At 1:43 p.m. the department assisted Hawkins with a brush and grass mixture fire on County Road 3600 and County Road 3660. More...