May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JACKETS LOOK GOOD IN GOLD

The Mineola High School mile relay team of Kartney Hampton, Preston Williams, Brent Wells and Dalton Harris won first place at the State Track Meet held Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. More...

Out & About

• Wednesday is curbside recycling day. The next go-around will be in two weeks on Wednesday, June 3. • The Mineola High School Sports Banquet will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the civic center. More...

Forging forward for the Fourth

We’re still waiting for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks fundraiser to launch. More...

Commentary

View from City Hall

As you are reading this, my term as mayor has ended. It has truly been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Mineola. More...

Letter to the Editor

An open letter to the new MISD superintendent Dear Ms. Tunnell, First congratulations on your new role. I probably should say congratulations to the Mineola School Board for the fine choice they made. More...

Correction

In last week’s edition of the Monitor, the 2015 14AAA All District Team was printed and one student athlete was left out. Mineola freshman Kiley Banks was named to the First Team as an outfielder. More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

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

Police Report

MacBooks stolen at high school

Mineola Police are investigating the report of a dozen stolen laptop computers reported Wednesday at Mineola High School. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the week were: May 13 – At 11:57 a.m. the department helped EMS with a medical assist on County Road 2211. May 12 – At 2:03 p.m. the department helped EMS with a medical assist on West Broad Street. More...

Sports

Yellowjackets win gold at State Track Meet

For the first time in school history, the Mineola Yellowjackets won a gold medal at the University Interscholastic League State Track Meet Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. More...

Genesis Soccer Academy camp starts June 9

A soccer camp will be held Tuesday, June 9 through Thursday July 2 at the Genesis Soccer Academy on Farm-to Market Road 1254 in Mineola. The camp will teach the basics of soccer and build a strong foundation to improve players of all ages. More...

National Fishing Day events set at fisheries center

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week on June 6 by making a family fishing trip affordable with free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family. More...

Early deadline for May 27 edition announced

There will be an early deadline for the Monitor that comes out in two weeks due to Memorial Day on May 25. For the May 27 edition, noon Thursday will be the deadline for all news and advertising, with the exception of classified ads. More...

Statewide, citizens step up to help Van

The swiftness with which surrounding communities have responded to help those affected by the tornado in Van was apparent at the First Assembly of God on Thursday morning. More...

Toyota Texas Bass Classic starts Saturday at Lake Fork

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is bringing world class entertainment to East Texas this weekend. More...

SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA

Mineola Elementary Student Kase Karch is encapsulated in a hula hoop bubble at the Mineola High School Science Extravaganza held Friday at the elementary gym. More...

Early deadlines set for next week

There will be an early deadline for next week’s Mineola Monitor due to the Memorial Day holiday. Our office will be closed Monday. Due to this, the deadline for news and retail advertising will be noon on Thursday. More...

Special Sections

News

Medical district effort progressing

Mineola residents could be one step closer to having more local medical care, the city council learned in Thursday’s workshop. More...

Junior Historians observe V-E Day’s 70th anniversary

The Mineola High School Junior Historians began their observance of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day with a welcome by McKenna Warnick. Colten Sneed said the invocation, followed by the national pledge by Kassy Skinner. More...

One vote uncounted

One vote really can count but not in the way one usually expects. The Mineola City Council had a special meeting set prior to their workshop Thursday to canvass the votes from the May 9 election. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Irene Collins

1940-2015

MINEOLA-Funeral mass for Ruth Collins, 74, Mineola, will be held Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mineola with Father Bowlin officiating. Mrs. Collins died May 21, 2015, in Quitman. More...

MARTHA BRIDGES BREWER

1927-2015

QUITMAN-A celebration service for Martha Bridges Brewer was held at First Baptist Church, Quitman on May 9. Mrs. Brewer was born November 16, 1927, to Kelcie and Mildred Ross. She died May 6, 2015. More...

ADALIE CHILDRESS

1937-2015

MINEOLA-Funeral services for Adalie May Childress, 77, Mineola, were held Friday, May 15 at Calvary Baptist Church in Quitman with Rev. Don Masters officiating. Burial was at Sand Flat Cemetery in Grand Saline. Mrs. More...