December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

RUSHING TO STATE

Mineola catches football fever over first title shot YELLOWJACKETS TO PLAY CAMERON YOE FOR STATE TITLE!

Thursday the Mineola Yellowjackets face the biggest game in the history of the Mineola football program as they will play for the state championship. More...

Football players uninjured in wreck

Three of the members of the Yellowjacket Football Team were involved in a serious one-vehicle rollover accident Saturday but walked away uninjured. More...

Local man’s truck struck by train

A Mineola man’s hurry resulted in a heavily damaged truck after it was hit by a train Friday evening but the driver escaped uninjured. More...

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

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Letters policy

Letters to the editor are opinions expressed by the writers and in no way reflect opinions or policies of this paper. Publication of a letter does not necessarily mean the facts have been confirmed. More...

Obituaries

Charles Hudson

1927-2014

MINEOLA-Memorial services for Charles P. Hudson, 90, Mineola, will be held Saturday at Smith Chapel Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Mr. Hudson died December 4, 2014, in Tyler. He was born September 2, 1924, to Charles F. and Beatrice Hudson. More...

Mary Jane Bryant

1927-2014

MINEOLA-Graveside services for Mary Jane Bryant, 87, Bowling Green, Missouri, formerly of Mineola, were held December 5, 2014 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Charles Long officiating. Mrs. Bryant died November 30, 2014. More...

Sports

PLAYOFF PEP RALLY SPARKS VICTORY

Mineola comes out in full force to send off Jacket football team

The community-wide pep rally was held early Thursday morning at Meredith Memorial Stadium and was well attended and full of spirit as the Mineola Yellowjackets look to continue making history. More...

Yellowjackets defeat Shallowater 42-27 to advance to state final

Already in new territory, the Mineola Yellowjackets defeated the Shallowater Mustangs 42-27 last Friday night in Brownwood to move on to the 3A Division I State Championship game for the first time in school history. More...

Yellowjackets fall to Vandals in close contest

The Mineola Yellowjacket Basketball Team fell to Van 47-41 last Tuesday in a road contest against the Vandals. More...

Site update - 12/18/2014 12:49 PM

Jacket exes and more show spirit and exceed goal

A grassroots social media campaign started over the weekend to marshal Mineola High School graduates to sponsor a keepsake page celebrating this season’s football history in the Monitor. More...

Blown breakers closed Walmart for several hours

For the second time in less than two weeks the Mineola fire department responded to a possible fire at a major local retailer. The Mineola Fire Department was called to Walmart at 5:07 a.m. when someone smelled smoke. More...

Caring & Sharing elves pull it off again this year

The Caring & Sharing 2014 Christmas campaign concluded with Distribution Day on Saturday at the Methodist Ministries Center. More...

Out & About

• The Mineola City Council has moved their workshop from Thursday to Wednesday evening so those on the council can go watch the Yellowjackets’ football game! • The pep rally this week will be held at 2:30 p.m. More...

Paper has early deadline for next two weeks

With Christmas being next week, the Monitor will have an early deadline for the Dec. 24 edition (as well as the Jan. 31 paper). More...

Special Sections

News

Community pep rally tomorrow at 9:30 sendoff immediately after

The district-wide pep rally for the state semi-finals bound Mineola Yellowjackets is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:30 at the football stadium. Immediately after the pep rally is over, the boys will get on the buses to leave. More...

Show your spirit Yellowjacket exes

A grassroots social media campaign started over the weekend to marshal Mineola High School graduates to sponsor a keepsake page celebrating this season’s football history in the Monitor. More...

Fire followup continuing; Bealls update

“Nothing new” is how Mineola Fire Marshal David Madsen described the investigation in the Dec. 2 Ranchero fire that destroyed the restaurant and closed the neighboring Bealls. More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

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

Mineola Police Report

Mineola police reports for the week included: Dec. 10 – A fraud report was taken when someone reported charged items to PayPal on his bank account. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past two weeks were: More...