June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

FINAL BLAZE OF GLORY

Scouts retire worn flags in ceremony

The stars and stripes wave proudly during this time of the year from yards and on porches, rooftops and other lofty perches. More...

MONITOR TOPS IN GENERAL EXCELLENCE

The Texas Press Association awarded the Monitor first place in General Excellence this weekend during the annual state convention in Conroe. More...

Early deadlines set for holiday

The Monitor office will be closed Monday, July 4 for the holiday. Editorial and advertising deadlines have been moved up to Thursday at noon for the July 6 edition. The classified deadline is 10 a.m. Friday. More...

Commentary

Guest Column

BBB and boarding facilities

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU While families gear up for summer vacation, it’s often impossible to bring the furry, feathered or amphibious family members along and officials with the BBB Serving Central East Texas have some suggestions on how to han More...

Letter to the Editor

To the editor, How are you gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen The Glen Miller Orchestra? What a show. A big thanks to Mike Holbrook, the city and the local sponsors responsible for making this happen. More...

Kids coming home results in “boomerang economics”

For the first time since the late 1800s, there are more young adult Americans living with their parents than with a spouse or partner. More...

Obituaries

Bobby G. Waldon

1933 - 2016 Funeral service for Bobby Waldon, 83, Mineola, were held June 16 at Beaty Funeral Home with Fred Morrow officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial More...

PATSY RUTH DAVIS

1932-2016 MINEOLA-Graveside services for Patsy Ruth Kendrick Davis, 84, Mineola, are scheduled for today (Wednesday) at Emory City Cemetery with Rev. Billy Smith officiating. More...

Miss Mineola Fire Department Rodeo Queen competition this Saturday - Next Edition!

The 2016 Miss Mineola Fire Department Rodeo Queen competition will be held this Saturday, June 25, at the Mineola Fire Department Rodeo Arena. Contestant interviews are closed but the horsemanship competition will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Woman hit by truck did sustain injuries

The Georgia woman who was struck at the intersection of Highways 69 and 80 June 9 in Mineola sustained a broken hip and was operated on the following morning in Tyler. Police say charges are pending the completion and review of their investigation More...

Fireworks fund is hopping

After a slow start, the fireworks fund finally took hold with several donations pouring in last week and this week to reach $3,318. More...

Monitor hires county sports director

The Mineola Monitor announces the hiring of Evan Dudley of Tuscaloosa, Alabama as its county sports director. More...

Personnel actions highlight commissioners meeting

There were several actions taken on personnel at Friday’s Wood County Commissioners meeting. More...

Out & About

• The Mineola League of the Arts Photography Guild will host a meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

UT Tyler announces additional orientation for heart health study

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Kinesiology is recruiting individuals for a heart health study. More...

East Texas Medical and Dental Outreach offers free services

The Texas Armed Forces will be hosting the East Texas Medical and Dental Outreach, which provides free basic medical services and free dental screenings for any uninsured citizens of East Texas, at Van Junior High School June 28-29, 2016. More...

RIBBON CUTTING

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for Lucky Bleu women’s apparel and accessories on Johnson Street. More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

June 14 Deputy Steven Fields arrested Marshall Nathan Freeman, 32, of Mineola, for disorderly conduct. Freeman was observed using vulgar language in front of the ETMC Quitman’s emergency room staff and patients. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week were: June 14 – At 1:25 p.m. the department was dispatched to County Road 2353 but was cancelled en route. More...

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past two weeks included: June 15 – A 61-year-old Grand Saline woman received a ticket for shoplifting at Walmart. Police said she opened a bottle of Aleve, took one and then put the bottle in her purse. More...

Sports

Mineola Country Club

SENIOR GOLF REPORT

The team of Robert Linker, Mike Cassellman, Robert Tullis and George Melvin won first in the Senior Golf Scramble at Mineola Country Club Thursday. The winners had a 16 under par 55. More...