October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Caring & Sharing ticket sales begin next week

Once again, Mineola Brookshire’s store manager, Kyle Jefferson, along with Brookshire Grocery Company, donated three $200 gift certificates and the Mineola store has agreed to let Caring & Sharing volunteers sell chances to win these gift c More...

Sweet Potato Festival kicks off tomorrow

The 32nd Annual Golden Sweet Potato Festival will be held Oct. 24 and 25 in Golden beginning with the Sweet Potato Pageant on Thursday night. More...

Reports

Mineola Police Report

Mineola police reports for the week included: Oct. 15 – A homeowner on English Street heard knocking on their door but didn’t see anyone. An offi cer searched the area but nobody was located. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week were: Oct. 15 – At 6:18 p.m. the department responded to an alarm that sounded unintentionally on Northeast Loop 564. More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for the past week included: Oct. 14 – A deputy took a report of a theft of two air conditioning units and an electric swimming pool pump from a house on Highway 37 north of Quitman. More...

Sports

Jackets get fourth win in a row as defense blankets Eagles

The Mineola Yellowjackets took down the Harmony Eagles 21-10 Friday evening to improve 2-0 in district play. More...

Lady Jackets take out Edgewood in five sets, sweep Harmony

The Mineola Lady Jacket Volleyball Team beat the Edgewood Lady Bulldogs in five tough sets (25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 20-25 and 15- 10) Tuesday to get their 20th win of the season and improved to 7-2 in district play. More...

Lady Panthers improve to 8-1 in district play

The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers beat the Grand Saline Lady Indians Friday night in straight sets (25-9, 25-13 and 25-14) to get their 23rd win of the season and improved their district record to 8-1 with three district contests remaining. More...

Breaking News - 2:56 PM

I20 lane still closed from morning cattle truck wreck

Update, 2:44 p.m.: I-20 is still being cleared from the cattle truck wreck that occurred this morning. TxDOT now says it could be 5 p.m. before the roadway returns to normal traffic flow. More...

Early voting under way through Oct. 31

Early voting in the November 4 general election started Monday at the Wood County Courthouse in Quitman and continues through Friday, Oct. 31. Early voting will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Airborne anti-submarine warfare device tested here

A crew of seven men including scientists, engineers, programmers and technicians performed tests last week at Wood County Airport on a device designed to, among other things, detect enemy submarines. More...

Out & About

• Early voting started Monday andwill continue through the end of October at the Wood County Courthouse onSouth Main Street in Quitman.• The 32nd Annual Golden Sweet Potato kicks off Thursday with pageantsat 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

Progress for chamber revealed in meeting

Five new members have joined the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and there is a ribbon cutting and a mixer coming up. More...

Correction

The Monitor was provided incorrect information in last week’s article about the Senior Citizen Center. The $3 lunches are for people 60 and older. Also, the books at the facility are brought there by patrons, not the book mobile. More...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: In a political advertisement in the Oct. 15 Wood County Democrat, there was a misleading statement that read, “Wood County JP 3 - Why It’s Safe to Vote For” Local Option Proposition. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Strickland

1951-2014

MINEOLA-Graveside services for Thomas Edward Strickland, 63, Mineola, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola with Rev. Bill Faver officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. Mr. More...

Jessie Lee Weaver

1910-2014

QUITMAN-Funeral services for Jessie Weaver, 104, Quitman, formerly of Mineola, will be held Saturday Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola with Dr. Mark Neeley officiating. Mrs. More...

MARY ALICE CHANEY

1920-2014

A funeral service for Mary Alice Chaney, 93, Frisco, was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Beaty Funeral Home with Revs. Rick Son and Rev. Cindy Shirley officiating. Mrs. Chaney died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. She was Dec. More...