March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates come forward for trustee, council vote

The two incumbents have filed for reelection on the Mineola School Board while the City of Mineola will only see a contested race for mayor. The local elections for school board and city positions will be held Saturday, May 9. More...

Council takes no action on city manager evaluation

After spending time behind closed doors on the evaluation of the city administrator, the city council reconvened into open session and took no action Thursday evening. More...

Out & About

• The Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library will give a history lesson at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Library on North Pacific Street. More...

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Thanks for the wonderful coverage for Black History Month about the Rosenwald Schools in Wood County. Those schools provided those who attended the opportunity to obtain a good education. More...

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Punxsutawney Phil said we would have six more weeks of winter. I believe he was correct. I know, spring was about six weeks away anyways; but I sure wasn’t expecting snow this late! The snowmen around town in various yards were fun to see. More...

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

PAUL FOSTER

1927-2015

ALBA-Services for Paul N. Foster, 87, Alba, will be today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. Burial will be in colony Cemetery, Alba. Mr. Foster died February 28, 2015 at him home. More...

JERRY WAYNE GUSHWA

1946-2015

MINEOLA-Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Gushwa, 68, Mineola, were held Monday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew McQueen officiating. Burial was at Rosehill Cemetery in Tyler. Mr. More...

Sweet send-off

David Madsen steps down as fire chief

Mineola Fire Chief David Madsen resigned as the Mineola Fire Chief on Friday to be the new Wood County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator. He started his new position on Monday. More...

Chamber banquet tickets on sale

Tickets for the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Banquet are now on sale. The event will be Thursday, March 19 and Chamber Manager Marianne Eubanks said planners are keeping in mind, “short, clean and simple.” More...

Facility updates discussed at MISD board meeting

Facilities updates were discussed at the Feb. 16 regular February Mineola School Board meeting, which includes renovations to Meredith Memorial Stadium and a new auditorium. More...

Photo

Fire struck the Piney Woods Chiropractic Office on Highway 37 north of Mineola Monday night. (See related photo on back page.) More...

Special Sections

News

Military caregivers webinar Wednesday

COLLEGE STATION – The next military caregiving professional development webinar titled “Working to Balance Life” will be conducted at 10 a.m. More...

Randy Selman retires from county position

Randy Selman’s retirement as the Wood County emergency management coordinator, safety officer and fire marshal after two decades of service was approved at last Friday’s Wood County Commissioner’s Court. More...

Moore to represent Co-op in Washington

Jacob Moore, age 17 and a junior at Lindale High School, has won first place in Wood County Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour essay contest. More...

Reports

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: Feb. 24 – The owner of Mineola Car Rental reported a theft from an ex-employee. An assault was reported on Chaparral Street between a husband and wife divorcing. More...

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: Feb. 27 – At 5:50 a.m. the department responded to a downed power line behind the Community Care Center on Mimosa Drive. More...

Sports

Lady Panthers fall one step short of state

Before an overflow crowd of 2,500 fans, the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers saw their season end, dropping a tough 68-55 loss to top-ranked Sunnyvale. More...

A-G claims Region II title with 2nd half comeback

In front of a packed house, the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers came from behind to defeat the Bowie Jackrabbits 59-53 Saturday at Rockwall-Heath High School. A-G claimed the 3A Region II Tittle and improved their record to 34-3 on the season. More...

Mineola loses heartbreaker to Whitewright

The Mineola Yellowjacket Boys Basketball season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs Wednesday as they fell to the Whitewright Tigers 35-33. More...