July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MISD student registration approaching

All students who will attend Mineola School District in the 2014-2015 school year are asked to register before the first day of school, and the district has announced the registration schedule. More...

Out & About

• Jacket Camp continues this week, Mondaythrough Thursday from8 to 10 a.m. and themiddle school gym willalso be open on the samedays from 10 a.m. More...

Council sets special session on city administrator evaluation

The Mineola City Council will meet in a special session prior to Thursday’s regular workshop to discuss personnel matters related to the city administrator/city secretary. More...

Commentary

Home Sweet Home

Using your slow cooker

Many people don’t think about using their slowcookers in the summer, but it is the perfect time. Itkeeps you from having to turn the oven on and therecipes are usually easy to put together. This is agood recipe to use bell peppers. More...

Ag News

Be on the lookout for armyworms

If you are in the forage business whether it is the hay business or forage to feed then you need to be on the watch for armyworms. With the recent rain, producers need to be diligent in watching their pastures and fields. More...

Reports

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past two weeks were: July 14 – At 5:39 p.m. the department helped EMS with a medical assist on West Highway 80 and at 6:15 p.m. they responded to authorized controlled burning on County Road 2302. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for the week included: July 15 – Officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in Holiday Villages located west of Quitman. More...

Mineola Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: July 16 – Several calls were received about the railroad crossing arms being down, which caused the lights at Highways 69 and 80 to malfunction. More...

Sports

Photos

Boys aren’t the only ones who play football during the heat of the summer. Mallori White catches a pass and does her best to stay away from the defenders during Jacket camp. More...

Local horseman tames mustang

The cattle barn during the Ft. Worth Stock Show can be a cold place to be sometimes, especially for a 13-year-old boy spending several days with his FFA project. More...

Horse, burro adoption heading to Sulphur Springs

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Sulphur Springs on Friday Aug. 1 from 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. More...

Quitman PD working toddlers’ deaths - Next Edition!

A 19-year-old Quitman man who has been possibly linked to the scene of two toddlers’ deaths yesterday has been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. More...

Planning for festivities underway

The July Mineola Chamber of Commerce meeting was attended by approximately 17 people but was delayed slightly awaiting enough directors to constitute a quorum. More...

“South Pacific” begins eight-show schedule Thursday at LCP

Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, “South Pacific,” hits the stage at Mineola’s Lake Country Playhouse as part of the 2014 season starting Thursday. More...

112th Wood County Old Settlers Reunion begins July 30

The 112th annual Wood County Old Settlers Reunion kicks off on Wednesday, July 30. From July 30 to Aug. 2, Gov. Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman will be filled with amusement park rides, live music, food vendors and more. More...

Special Sections

News

Holiday lighting contest to return

The Mineola Main Street Board has allocated $1,000 to pass out to downtown merchants for a holiday lighting contest. The theme and guidelines will be announced at a later date. More...

Local hearings on GoBus fare increases in nine days

The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) Executive Committee approved on July 2 beginning the public hearing process to raise rates for the Go- Bus rural public transportation system. More...

Sheriff warns of continued scams

Sheriff Jim Brown wants to remind everyone there are numerous scams still active in the area. It seems the most active current scam is someone calling saying they are with law enforcement. More...

Obituaries

Roy Crutchfield, Sr.

1940-2014

ALBA-Services for Roy Russell Crutchfield, Sr., 73, Alba, are scheduled for Monday, July 21 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home chapel in Alba. Rev. Kelly Burton will officiate. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery, Alba. Mr. More...

Marjorie Louise Hays

Marjorie Louise Hays of Corpus Christi, Texas died July 18, 2014 at the age of 85. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Alvis and Zuma Horton Tunnell, and a descendant of the pioneering Reed and Shields families of Wood County. More...

George Mataxen

Funeral services for George Mataxen, 58, of Mineola were held July 16 at the St. Croix Tribal Center in Hertel, Wisconson. Mr. Mataxen died July 11, 2014. Arrangements were entrusted by Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, Wisconsin. More...