July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Council gets trail update

The Rails to Trails bicycle trail is progressing, Joyce Williams told the Mineola City Council during their July workshop last Monday. More...

Fire destroys Adams home

The home of Joe and Tina Adams on Private Road 5701 caught fire Wednesday and the result was a total loss. The family was on vacation in Florida when they received a phone call about the fire. More...

Commentary

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...

Home Sweet Home

Friend to Friend program Aug. 13

Friend to Friend Program to be Aug. 13 The Annual Friend to Friend Women’s Health free program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Meadowbrook Drive in Mineola. More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

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

Police Report

Mineola Police Department activities for the past week included: July 16 – A woman on Landers Street called 911, said there was a disturbance and hung up. Offi cers responded to an argument at her house and the parties were separated. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the week were: July 21 – At 6:16 a.m. the department assisted EMS with a helicopter landing zone on north Newsom Street and at 1:47 p.m. they responded to a small grass fire in a ditch on Private Road 6325. More...

Sports

MINEOLA HOSTS 8U MACHINE PITCH TOURNAMENT

A Temple Cardinals player gets his game face on as he awaits the next pitch. More...

Senior Golf Report

MINEOLA COUNTRY CLUB

The team of Elroy Doggett, Larry Jackson, Mike Cassellman and Roger Stai shot an 11-under-par 60 to win the Mineola Country Club Senior Scramble in a putt off Thursday. More...

Rescue team coming to Van to lead lost photo efforts

National Disaster Photo Rescue (NDPR) Directors are schedule to arrive in Van on Monday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. and the following day a press conference will be held at JDS Surveying on Main Street across from the chamber of commerce. More...

TJC to honor Sen. Eltife Thursday

Tyler Junior College will recognize Senator Kevin Eltife on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Southside Bank Classroom at Fifth Street and Fleishel Avenue. A luncheon will immediately follow. More...

Newell officially sworn in as newest board member

During the regular school board meeting last Monday Kellam Newell was sworn in as a board member to fill the vacant seat left by Mayor Rodney Watkins. More...

Mayor injects vision into council meeting

The new mayor of Mineola, Rodney Watkins, believes communicating is the key to what the city is doing and shared some ideas about accomplishing that during the Mineola City Council workshop last Monday. More...

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Out & About

• The 113th Annual Old Settler Reunion will begin today in Quitman and continue through Saturday at Jim Hogg City Park. • The First United Methodist Church’s vacation Bible school continues through Thursday from 9 a.m. till noon. More...

Road work continues in Wood County

Roadwork continues across Wood County and seal coat operations started Monday. More...

Fireworks discussion sparks Commissioners Court

Charging admission for the July 4th fireworks show at Hawkins Lake RV Park has come under fire from Hawkins resident and former volunteer fireman Mark Elkins. More...

Obituaries

Patsy Browning

1943-2015

MINEOLA-Funeral services for Patsy G. Browning, 72, Mineola are scheduled for Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola. Mrs. Browning died July 22, 2015, in Irving. More...

Alvis Ray Wright

1956-2015

ALBA-Services for Alvis Ray Wright, 58, Alba, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Enon Baptist Church with Rev. Byron George officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Alba. Mr. Wright died July 21, 2015, at his residence. More...

Michael Shawn Williams

1959-2015

MINEOLA-Funeral services for Michael Williams, 56, Mineola are scheduled for Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola.Mr. Williams died July 25, 2015. He was born to Adolphus Pierce and Peggy Jones on March 18, 1959 in Mineola. More...