April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Council hears opportunity for Nature Preserve

A fine paid by a polluter in Bowie County could turn out to have benefits for people of East Texas who visit the Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River. More...

Candidate Q&A

School board hopefuls respond to newspaper’s election questionnaire

With early voting beginning this week in the Mineola School Board Election, the Monitor has posed questions to the four people seeking three spots on the board. More...

Meredith Field Day set for May 21

Various Mineola Middle School and High School organizations will host Meredith Field Day Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Meredith Memorial Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Reports

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: April 20 – A report was filed concerning a vehicle hitting another vehicle in the parking lot of Hair Superior on North Pacific Street and leaving without reporting it. 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: April 21 – The department helped EMS with a medical assist on County Road 2460. April 19 – At 9:08 p.m. the department responded to shorted electrical equipment on North Line Street. More...

Sports

Jacket track team wins area meet in Mineola

Fresh off winning their sixth straight district title, the Mineola Boys Track Team won the area meet held in Mineola Thursday. The Yellowjackets had 107 points, followed by Van Alstyne with 77 points and Winnsboro with 76. More...

Jackets keep rolling, playoff hopes still alive

The Mineola Yellowjackets kept their playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 shutout over Winona last Tuesday. The Jackets are now 12-7-1 overall and 5-6 in District 14AAA contests. More...

Historic '96 baseball team to be recognized Friday

The 1996 Mineola Baseball Team will be recognized for their accomplishments Friday at 7 p.m. before the varsity boy’s baseball game. More...

Site update - 9:09 AM

Wood County Judge admits to DWI

Wood County Judge Bryan Jeanes has spoken with the Mineola Monitor, admitting he broke the law as he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and will have to deal with the consequences. More...

Fire marshal gets result on Wing Dingers fire

Wood County Fire Marshal Tully Davidson said Friday he had received results from the state on evidence from the late February Wing Dingers restaurant fire. More...

School board approves draft for district’s Strategic Plan

During the April Mineola School Board meeting held last Monday in the middle school cafeteria the board unanimously approved the draft for the 2016 MISD Strategic Plan. More...

Man still recovering after being struck by car

The man hit by a car on April 8 on Highway 80 near the Stone Street intersection remained hospitalized Friday afternoon. An EastTexas Medical Center spokesperson said Bruno Calixto, 59, Mineola, was still in the Tyler hospital. More...

Special Sections

News

Tax holiday set this weekend for emergency supplies

By: Paul Schattenberg COLLEGE STATION – While many people in Texas are aware of the summer sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases, far fewer are aware there is also a sales tax holiday April 23-25 for emergency preparedness supplies, said a T More...

Wood County economic outlook program approaching

The Wood County Industrial Commission will present a county outlook program by Dr. Ray Perryman and dinner Thursday, May 19. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner is included. More...

Emergency farm loan applications accepted

Wood County is among those eligible for assistance due to December and January storms. Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding beginning Dec. 26, 2015 through Jan. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Mannila

1946-2016

Kenneth Walter Mannila, Mineola, 69, died April 18, 2016, at his home. He was born June 17, 1946, in Littlefork, Minnesota to Olli and Helen Mannila. More...

JOE GLYNN RAY

1928-2016 Joe Glynn Ray, 87 of Mineola, died on March 26, 2016 in Mineola. Mr. Ray was born May 5, 1928 and was reared in Grand Saline. More...

ERNEST JIM GLASSCOCK

1951-2016 Services for Ernest Jim Glasscock, 65, of Golden, are scheduled for 2 p.m.. today (Wednesday) April 27, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home chapel, Alba, with Rev. Jason Rolen officiating. Visitation was to be 6-8 p.m. More...