May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks getting off the ground

The fireworks fund has not gotten off the ground yet and there is a little over a month before the Fourth of July is here. Anyone wanting to donate to the community wide display is welcome to do so. More...

Economist puts perspective on elections, more

When Dr. Ray Perryman speaks, people listen. But the room couldn’t have gotten any quieter than when he told the audience in the Mineola Civic Center Thursday evening that he thought that a Democrat would take the presidency. More...

Commentary

Letter to the Editor

Thank you so much letter carriers

Dear editor, More...

Obituaries

Irby Rowayne “Wayne” Caffey

1922-2016

MINEOLA-Services for Irby Rowayne Caffey, 94, Mineola, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 319 N. Pacific, Mineola, with Rev. Fred Baker officiating. More...

Ray Melton

1931-2016

A graveside service celebrating the life of 85-year-old Ray Emory Melton will be held Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at Concord Cemetery. Mr. Melton died on May 16 in Frisco. Mr. More...

IRBY ROWAYNE “WAYNE” CAFFEY

1922-2016 MINEOLA-Services for Irby Rowayne Caffey, 94, Mineola, were held Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Mineola with Rev. Fred Baker officiating. Burial followed in DFW National Cemetery, Dallas on Friday, May 20, 2016. Mr. More...

Breaking News - 5/24/2016 9:29 PM

Unofficial results: Castloo eeks past Shadbolt with 28 votes

One hundred percent of the votes in the four precincts in Wood County are being reported by the Wood County Elections office with sheriff candidate Tom Castloo winning by a nose over Ed Shadbolt. More...

Early voting turnout heavy

Wood County Elections Administration Assistant Tammy Rhodes said she and co-workers have been “swamped” this week. Through Thursday 1,444 people had cast early ballots. More...

Hands-on Learning

Meredith Field Day puts Foundation’s beneficiaries in community spotlight

With banners and booths, speeches and proclamations, the school and community celebrated the Meredith Foundation and showcased the town’s service organizations Saturday. More...

Early deadlines set for next week

There will be an early deadline for next week’s, June 1, edition of the Monitor. All news and advertising must be in by noon on Thursday. Classified advertising deadline will be 10 a.m. on Friday. More...

Elections officials “swamped” with early voters

Wood County Elections Administration Assistant Tammy Rhodes said she and co-workers were “swamped” with early voters last week. There were 1,907 early votes cast in person Monday through Friday in Tuesday’s election. More...

Special Sections

News

Council talks about cutting directors’ comp time

Pending city council approval, department heads who work for the city of Mineola will no longer receive compensatory time for doing what is considered to be part of their job. More...

Out & About

• Tomorrow (Thursday) the Mineola High School Spring Choir Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the band concert at 8 p.m. Both are in the multi-purpose building at the high school. More...

Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at Wood County Courthouse

The Wood County Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Wood County Courthouse Monday from 11:30 a.m. until noon. All military veterans, family, friends and the general public are invited to attend this ceremony. More...

Reports

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: May 18 – A woman on Meadowbrook Street reported she was threatened by a man. Officers spoke to the man who denied the threats. More...

Sheriff’s Report

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

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past two weeks were: May 18 – At 8:15 p.m. the department responded to a fire that burned 15 hay bales and a tractor on County Road 2358. More...

Sports

Mineola graduate places second in international competition

John Caruso won second place in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Championships. Caruso competed in open, sub-junior and junior bench press world championships in Rodby, Denmark April 19-24. More...

Alba-Golden grad wins Big 12 event for second straight year

Alba-Golden 2012 graduate and Texas Tech Lady Raider senior Natalie Thompson won the Big 12 heptathlon Saturday, May 14 in Forth Worth. Thompson is one of five Big 12 student athletes to take the heptathlon throne in back-to-back years. More...

2016 Mineola Lady Jacket Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 5 Van Play Day away TBA, Aug. 6 Mineola Play Day home 9 a.m., Aug. 9 Gladewater away JVB, JVA, V 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12-13 Van Tournament away V TBA Aug. 11&13 Eustace Tournament away JVB, JVA TBA Aug. 16 Westwood home JVB, JVA, V 4:30 p.m. Aug. More...