September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Walters indicted for murder

A Wood County Grand Jury has indicted Jason Russell Walters of Mineola on murder. The case was heard by a Wood County Grand Jury on Friday. More...

Longtime Mineola plant to close Oct. 1

Cargill animal feed processing plant is closing, it was announced during the Mineola City Council workshop last Monday. “We do have a longtime employer here who is downsizing,” City Administrator David Stevenson said. More...

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Freezer meals for dinner

Preparing freezer meals can help you stretch your budget and your time. Making freezer meals Be sure you have space in your freezer before you begin. You may need to reorganize your storage area. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth D. Dobbs

1936 - 2014

Funeral services for Kenneth D. Dobbs 78 Mineola are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 at Holly Brook Baptist Church at Holly Lake Ranch with Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. More...

Louis Blackburn Orrill, Jr.

1931-2014

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, at the First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, with Rev. Bobbie Maltas officiating. Mr. Orrill was born November 6, 1931, to Louis Orrill Sr. More...

Addie Houston Miller

1940-2014

Funeral services for Addie Houston Miller, 74, Mineola, will be Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola. Burial will follow in City Cemetery. More...

Mineolan in custody after indictment for murder

Jason Walters of Mineola is in custody at the Wood County Jail after being indicted by the grand jury for murder. Bond was increased from $100,000 to $250,000 on the charge. More...

Hay show tops previous year’s auction

Four Mineola High School graduates of the class of 2014 typify why the Mineola Hay Show is in it’s 48th year. More...

Out & About

• Wednesday at noonthere will be a MineolaChamber of Commercemeeting at the chamberoffice.• Thursday at 5:30p.m. More...

Chamber of Commerce activities in the plus column

Despite the negative situation that resulted in, among other things, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce going for more than three months without a secretary, President Jason Ray told the Monitor last week, “There are several positive things going More...

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News

Cattlemen’s group seeks to secure landowners’ private property rights

Since the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) was established in 1877, one of the association’s top priorities has been to represent landowners by working to preserve and protect private property rights. More...

Remembering another day of infamy

The Wood County Fire Chiefs Association Honor Guard conducted a 9/11 Memorial Service Saturday morning at Quitman Fire Station. More...

Budget balanced in most recent session

In a budget workshop following a special meeting last Monday, City Administrator David Stevenson told the Mineola City Council he had balanced the proposed coming fiscal year’s budget. More...

Reports

Mineola Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: Sept. 10 – An employee of Wal-Mart told police about someone asking customers for money. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week were: Sept. 9 – At 6:03 p.m. the department responded to a natural gas leak on west Patten Street. Sept. 8 – At 2:46 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Report

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

Sports

Jackets lose in heartbreaking fashion, fall to 0-3

The Mineola Yellowjackets held the lead with four seconds left but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Lone Oak Buffaloes scored a late touchdown for a 22-16 victory Friday evening. More...

Mineola graduate playing for San Diego Padres

After a brief stint with the Minor League El Paso Chihuahuas, 2002 Mineola Graduate Adam Moore is on the active San Diego Padre roster after being traded from the Kansas City Royals on the last day of spring training. More...

Lady Jackets beat Brownsboro for third time; open district with a W

The Mineola Lady Jackets beat the Brownsboro Lady Bears in come-frombehind fashion three sets to two (17-25, 21-25, 25- 19, 25-17 and 15-12) last Tuesday evening. More...