March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

70th Annual Chamber Banquet a celebration

Thursday’s 70th Annual Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet was a community celebration in many ways. More...

Car restorers want to make historic home

The management of a vehicle restoration business out of Van believe locating their business in Mineola’s historic downtown would be the perfect marriage for their business. More...

Out & About

• The “Do Well Be Well with Diabetes” classes start Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Wood County Extension Offi ce. Call 903-763-2924 for registration. The class will run April 2 and 9 as well. More...

Commentary

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: As the mayor of this great city for the last two years, and a city councilman for the four years prior, I have taken my responsibility to the citizens very seriously. 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...

Home Sweet Home

March is National Peanut Butter Month

March is National Peanut Butter Month. Some fun facts about peanuts and peanut butter include it takes about 540 peanuts to made a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Brewster

1948-2015

MINEOLA-Memorial services for Sandra Genean Brewster, 66, Mineola, will be held Sunday, March 22, at Central Baptist Church, Mineola with Rev. Merle Parker officiating. Mrs. Brewster died March 17, 2015, in Mineola. More...

Thomas “Doughboy” Baker

1964-2015

ALBA-Graveside services for Thomas “Doughboy” Baker, 50, of Alba, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Cemetery, near Hoard community, with Rev. Mike Renfro officiating. Mr. Baker died March 19, 2015, in a Tyler hospice. More...

Emmitt Venable

1942-2015

MINEOLA-A memorial service for Emmitt Hugh Venable, 73, Mineola, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Revs. Fred Morrow and Michael Mize officiating. Mr. Venable died March 19, 2015, in Tyler. More...

Site update - 12:13 PM

Grand jury indicts Franklin

The Wood County Grand Jury has returned indictments on Pamella Gayle Franklin of Mineola. The grand jury that met on March 19 indicted Franklin on credit card abuse and forgery of a financial instrument against the elderly. More...

Driver hospitalized; dog lost

The driver of this Honda Accord, Kelly Olsen of Mineola, was transported to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler by ambulance with what were viewed as “incapacitating” injuries. The collision occurred at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday. More...

City’s curbside service to get recycled

Curbside recycling is coming back to Mineola, Jerry Motley, executive director of the Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste Management District, told the city council in Thursday’s March workshop. More...

MHS students make history phone app for travelers

When travelers embark on the Wine Train this weekend, they have an added amenity thanks to technology savvy-students at Mineola High School. More...

Special Sections

News

Iron Horse Festival plans well underway

The March Mineola Chamber of Commerce meeting included a thorough report on plans for this year’s Iron Horse Festival planned for Nov. 7. More...

City to fill fire marshal position

The Mineola City Council unanimously and decisively approved authorizing the city administrator to fill the fire marshal position during a special meeting Thursday. More...

Duncan reports on archery range, WCIC

The head of the Parks and Open Spaces Board, Neal Duncan, told the Mineola City Council in their workshop Thursday the board has met with the Boy Scouts and their leaders involved and they were agreeable to moving the archery range from the preserve More...

Reports

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: March 18 – A woman on Lakeside Place reported a known man took her identity and opened an electric account in her name. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department calls for the past week included: March 18 – At 12:22 p.m. the department helped EMS with a medical assist on Highway 80 and at 9:35 p.m. they responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Highway 69. More...

Photo

Mineola Police Chief Chuck Bittner talks to witnesses at North Pacific and McDonald Street after an collision Friday at 9:50 a.m. More...

Sports

Lady Jackets open district play in dominant fashion

The Mineola Lady Jacket Softball Team beat the Grand Saline Lady Indians 18-2 last Monday. Pitchers Sydnie Bell and Sister Green only gave up a combined eight hits to keep the Lady Indians off base. More...

Mineola blanks Quitman 3-0 in district opener

The Mineola Yellowjackets kickstarted their district season with a 3-0 win over Quitman last Tuesday as they improved their overall record to 4-3. More...

Rain playing havoc on Mineola sports teams

The abundance of rain has caused teams to reschedule games, has limited practice time, caused changes of venue and in some cases caused game cancellations. Rain with little sunshine has done nothing good for the Mineola spring sports programs. More...