February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff candidates share views for overflow crowd

An overflow crowd of over 150 interested voters were on hand for the Lake Country Republican Club’s Wood County Sheriff’s election forum last Tuesday. More...

Commentary

Guest Column

Explore what’s happening with Medicare’s prescription drug costs

BY BOB MOOS, SW PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, U.S. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID You only have to look at the latest receipt from your pharmacist to know that prescription drug costs are rising. More...

Reports

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: Jan. 27 – At 12:34 a.m. Aimee Marie McCraw, Mineola was arrested for driving with an invalid license with previous convictions. More...

Sheriff’s Report

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

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the week were: Jan. 26 – At 2:19 p.m. the department helped EMS with a medical assist on Goodson Circle. Jan. 25 – At 4:32 p.m. More...

Sports

Aggressive defense leads Mineola past Quitman 38-28

The Mineola Yellowjackets improved to 7-1 in district 14AAA play after defeating Quitman 38-28 last Tuesday. The smothering Jacket defense caused several turnovers and the Bulldogs never established an offensive identity. More...

Lady Jackets earn first district win against Quitman, 61-53

The Mineola Lady Jackets earned their first district win of the season by defeating the Quitman Lady Bulldogs 61-53 last Tuesday. The Lady Js are now 1-9 in district 14AAA and 7-17 on the season. More...

Lady Panthers steamrolling through District 14AAA

ALBA-GOLDEN BASKETBALL The Alba-Golden Lady Panther Basketball Team demolished the Grand Saline Lady Indians 87-37 last Tuesday to improve to 10-0 in District 14AAA. More...

State candidates spar on questions posed by Barton

An estimated 250 people embraced the opportunity to hear the views, see the personalities and witness some spirited debate between state candidates for this area during the Republican Women of Wood County debate Thursday night. More...

Mineola lottery winner says she is blessed

When one of Gloria Tuck’s co-workers called her and told her that five of her Powerball numbers had hit, she didn’t believe her at first. More...

Out & About

• There is a job fair today (Wednesday) at the chamber of commerce from 9 – 11 a.m. for Express Employment Professionals who are looking to fill about 10 positions for an area business. More...

Special Sections

News

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings from the library! January has passed us by and here is February. February is American Heart Month and Black History Month. More...

Three Mineola council seats up for election

During the regular January Mineola City Council meeting last Monday night, Assistant City Administrator Mercy Rushing reminded those present that it is time to file for office. More...

Celebrated photographer: Rufus Cornelius “R.C.” Hickman

R. C. Hickman was born in 1918 or 1922 depending on who was the source. The Texas Handbook Online shows 1918 and The University of Texas at Austin shows 1922. More...

Obituaries

Jan Hedrick

1947-2016

HAWKINS-Jan Adair Secard Hedrick born April 1, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan died on January 11, 2016, in Tyler. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Florene Ogg. More...

REBECCA KEMP

1952-2016 A memorial service was held for Rebecca Jean Cox Kemp, 63, on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Holy Ghost Central Church in Golden. Mrs. Cox died at her home in Mineola on Jan. 3. She was born Feb. 1, 1952 to Billie Lou and Charles Cox. More...

WALTER EUGENE JUDGE

1919-2016 TYLER-Funeral services for Walter Judge, 96, Tyler, were held at Wednesday, January 27 in the chapel of Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Boulter officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. More...