April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury gives Pugh 2 life sentences

On Wednesday a Wood County Jury handed down two life sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child to William Jason “Pooh” Pugh. State District Judge Tim Boswell presided. More...

Monitor wins 2014 NETPA awards

The Mineola Monitor claimed awards in the North & East Texas Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Awards presentation on Saturday in Tyler. More...

Primary principal to be selected soon

Mineola School District officials are about to begin the screening process for a new principal at the primary school. Applications were accepted through Tuesday, April 15 and the screening process and interviews will start soon after. More...

Photo

Annie Crenshaw putts on the green during district action last Tuesday. Read more about the Lady Jacket varsity golf team on Page 2B. (Courtesy photo) More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

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

Mineola Police Report

Police Mineola police reports for the past two weeks included: April 8 – At 9:01 a.m. a fight occurred at the Mineola High School. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week were:April 9 – At 9:27 p.m. the department helped EMSwith a medical assist on Krause Street.April 8 – At 12:19 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Panthers make playoffs in third place

SOFTBALL

The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers traveled to Como-Pickton last Tuesday and came away with a convincing 16-1 win in five innings. Caitlin Lennon led the charge offensively, going 3-4 at the plate. More...

Jackets fall to Vandals, Brownsboro

BASEBALL

The Mineola Yellowjacket Varsity Baseball Team fell to the Van Vandals 6-0 last Tuesday to drop their district record to 2-4 on the season. Mineola would bat first, however they couldn’t get anything going as the Van pitcher retired the side. More...

Mineola runners advance to regionals at district meet in Van

TRACK

The Mineola Yellowjacket boys and girls team will be well represented in the regional meet in Bullard on Wednesday, due to their performance at the district meet on Wednesday. More...

WELCOME TO SPRING!

Abundant numbers of the Texas State Flower have put on a display in various places in the Mineola area the past week or two. More...

Voting dates for trustee election set

Early voting for the Mineola School Board starts on Monday, April 28th and runs through Tuesday, May 6 at the Administration Office on Loop 564. Election day is Saturday, May 10 at city hall. More...

Mineola High School Band earns Sweepstakes

The Mineola High School Band brought home the UIL Sweepstakes award Thursday in Mt. Vernon. More...

Out & About

• Tuesday after Monitor deadline, the Child AbusePrevention program was to be held at 6 p.m. at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. More...

Photo

The Mineola Robotics Team of Carmen Suarez, Patrick Prince and Kaylie Lantrip placed third out of 40 teams at the Texas Computer Education Association state competition on Saturday in Deer Park. More...

Special Sections

News

News from Alba Library and Museum

The Alba Library is proud to announce that we have added over 200 new juvenile nonfiction books to our amazing children’s section. This purchase was funded by Alba Friends of the Library through their fundraising activities. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The Wood Toters of Longview won first place, the Gun Barrell Fire Department second and the Golden Gophers of Mineola third place in the Mineola Volunteer Fire Department fundraising tournament for Joe Yeakley. More...

Correction

In the April 9 edition of the Monitor on page 6B, the pole vault picture caption should have identified the athlete as Cameron Hays instead of Frankie Meason. We were given the wrong identification. More...

Obituaries

JACK HENSON

1932-2014

Alba – Jack Carter Henson, Sr., 81 passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his residence after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday April 14, 2014 at Lake Fork Baptist Church, Alba, with Rev. Perry Crisp officiating. More...

PATRICIA PEEL

1933-2014

ALBA-Graveside services for Patricia Jon Peel, 80, Alba, were held Monday, April 14 at New Hope Cemetery in Mineola with Dr. Mark Neeley officiating. Mrs. Peel died April 11, 2014, in Tyler. More...