October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo

The Outlaws made their way back to Golden this year and their performances didn’t disappoint. See Sweet Potato winners story on page 7A and more photos on pages 8A-9A. (Photos by Josh Land) More...

Mineola Band excels at UIL competition

The Mineola High School Band received all ones at the University Interscholastic League contest on Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant for the first time in 31 years. More...

Wax-on, wax-off;

there were plenty of folks making their cars shine in downtown Mineola Saturday. See page 10A for a list of winners. More...

Reports

Mineola Police Report

Mineola police reports for the week included: Oct. 21 – A one-vehicle accident occurred when a man fell asleep driving, causing him to run into the grassy area in front of the First Christian Church. The man was okay. More...

Sheriff’s Report

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

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week were: Oct. 21 – At 1:20 p.m. the department helped EMS with a medical assist on McWhorter Street. More...

Sports

Jackets tame Bulldogs for fifth straight victory

The Mineola Yellowjackets defeated the Jefferson Bulldogs 30-27 Friday evening to get their fifth straight victory while keeping their undefeated district record intact at 3-0. More...

Lady Jackets improve to 9-2 in district after Quitman payback

The Mineola Lady Jacket Volleyball team swept the Quitman Lady Bulldogs (26-16, 25-17 and 25-19) last Tuesday night to get their 22nd win of the year. More...

A-G cross country advances to regional

For the second year in a row, the Alba-Golden Cross Cross Country Boys Varsity team advanced to the regional meet. More...

IRS phone scam warning - Next Edition!

A Mineola woman said Thursday she has received two scam telephone calls fraudulently saying they are from the Internal Revenue Service and she owes them money. More...

Voting pace heats up towards Election Day

Wood County Elections Administrator Dawn Goldthorn’s description of the early voting pace for Tuesday’s general election sounds like the name of a hot rod movie. More...

GO BAND!

The Mineola High School band received all ones at the U.I.L. contest on Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant for the first time in 31 years. (Courtesy photo) More...

Spooktacular party Friday

The annual Halloween party for Mineola area children will be held in downtown Mineola on Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the chamber of commerce. Businesses, civic clubs and churches dole out goodies to little ghosts and goblins. More...

Special Sections

News

Rushing takes part in international development event

The city of Mineola was represented last week at the Annual International Economic Development Conference in Fort Worth. More...

Out & About

• Early voting continues through 5 p.m. Friday at the Wood County Courthouse. For those going to cast their ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: More...

Obituaries

ELMER CARRINGTON, JR.

1952-2014

MINEOLA-A memorial service for Elmer Alton Carrington, Jr., 62, Mineola, will be held at a later date. Mr. Carrington died October 14, 2014. He was born January 9, 1952, in Mineola to the late Elmer Sr. and Barbara Carrington. More...

THOMAS STRICKLAND

1951-2014

MINEOLA-Graveside services for Thomas Edward Strickland, 63, Mineola, were held Friday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola with Rev. Bill Faver offi ciating. Mr. Strickland died October 22, 2014, in Mineola. More...

JESSIE LEE WEAVER

1910-2014

QUITMAN-Funeral services for Jessie Weaver, 104, Quitman, formerly of Mineola, were held Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola with Dr. Mark Neeley officiating. Mrs. More...