September 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tickets on sale for 48th annual Mineola Hay Show

The 48th annual Mineola Hay Show will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Mineola Civic Center and will feature Dennis Lee as the entertainer. Tickets can be purchased at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce office or the Mineola Civic Center for $10 each. More...

Mineola barbershop singer honored for “just having a lot of fun”

Duane Lunday probably never thought that when he started singing with a barbershop chorus in August of 1954 that 60 years later he would still be doing that, or that he would receive its highest honor. More...

Reports

Mineola Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: Aug. 27 – A resident in the 100 block of Circle Drive reported a power washer stolen from an unlocked storage room behind their house. At 3:15 p.m. More...

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

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

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week were: Aug. 27 – At 4:35 p.m. the department responded to shorted electrical equipment on Sycamore Street and at 9:33 p.m. they helped EMS with a medical assist on Private Road 6536. More...

Sports

Turnovers too much to overcome for Mineola in season opener

The Mineola Yellowjackets took the field against the Elysian Fields Yellowjackets on Friday night in the season opener for both teams and Elysian Fields forced seven turnovers and shut Mineola out in the second half to win a tight contest 6-3. More...

Lady Jackets edge Brownsboro, fall to Mt. Vernon

The Mineola Lady Jackets came from behind against their former district foes Brownsboro to get their seventh win of the season last Tuesday night. The Lady Js won the match in five sets (21- 25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20 and 15-12) in exciting fashion. More...

A-G Panther football teams ready for regular season

The Alba-Golden Panthers hosted Rivercrest on their final scrimmage of the season on Thursday. The scrimmage started off with the junior varsity who outscored the visiting Colts 3-1 according to Panther Head Football Coach Gary Schultz. More...

She’s a loser and a winner

Led by the inspiration of her late father, a 27-year-old Mineola woman has lost over 100 pounds and raised money to help other East Texans suffering from lung problems. More...

Setting the stage for future fun at Nature Preserve

Work started last week on a feature at the Mineola Nature Preserve that could set the stage for even more enjoyment of the property by people of all ages. The stage will be south of the playground at the pavilion and will include seating for 150. More...

City to bite the bullet to fix Commerce Street

It was a process of deliberation and determination as the Mineola City Council arrived at a solution, again, last Monday in their regular August meeting on getting Commerce Street redone. More...

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Out & About

• The Mineola League of the Arts Quilt Guild will welcome the return of Judy Steward on Thursday at 11 a.m. for a program on machine quilting. Call the league building for more information at 903-569-8877. More...

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Well, we made it through the summer and the children are back in school. Time to get back into a routine. The library has spent the last month working on inventory, checking to see if the books we think we have are actually on the shelves. More...

Correction

Last week, in the caption under the lead photo on page 1A the Monitor incorrectly identified who was hugging on the first day of school. Kindergartener Laney Brown was hugging her sister, Taylor, not her mom. More...

Obituaries

Rudolph Marquis Reid, Jr.

1929-2014

MINEOLA-Services for Rudolph (Mark) Reid, Jr. will be held Saturday, September 6 at 11 a.m. at Lake Country Bible Church in Mineola. Mr. Reid died August 29, 2014, in Mineola. He was born November 24, 1929, in Birmingham, Alabama. More...

Larry John Gushwa

1957-2014

MINEOLA-Services for Larry John Gushwa, 56, Mineola, will be held Thursday, September 4 at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Mr. Gushwa died August 30, 2014 at home. More...

Betty Miles

1941-2014

LINDALE-Funeral services for Betty Miles, 73, Lindale, were held Wednesday, August 27 in Lindale with Rev. Roy Devisscher officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Masoleum Mrs. Miles died August 23, 2014, in a Tyler hospital. More...