August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Out & About

• The Mineola football team will travel to CaddoMills for their second and last scrimmage of the yearagainst Caddo Mills at 5 p.m. More...

City holds budget, monthly workshops this week

The Mineola City Council had one meeting already this week, after Monitor presstime, and has another one coming up. Both meetings will take place at Mineola City Hall. The first budget workshop was held Monday at 5:30 p.m. More...

Reports

Police Report

Mineola police reports for the past week included: Aug. 13 – Officers responded to Miller Street where a criminal trespass warning was issued. 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: More...

Backpacks, more offered Saturday at Kiwanis event

The Kiwanis Club Back to School celebration is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church’s Ministries Center on Newsom Street. More...

Early deadline advance notice

Labor Day is coming up and the Monitor is providing advance notice of our early deadlines. Our office will be closed on the holiday which is Monday, Sept. 1. More...

New teachers ready to mold young minds

New Mineola Middle and High School teachers are, front row, left to right Melisia Foster, Mandy Whitecotton, Monica Brannan, Melissa Fisher, Lauren Bain and Tony Riley. More...

Hay samples come in for Sept. 9 show

The collection of entries for the 48th Annual Mineola Hay Show started on an unseasonably pleasant August morning Thursday at the Lester Cole Livestock Arena. More...

Special Sections

News

ETCOG report shows state funding does not meet needs of mentally ill

The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) recently released a study on mental health services and expenditures for the 14 counties that make up ETCOG, including Wood County. More...

State Bar of Texas warns against unauthorized practice of law

The State Bar of Texas has issued a warning that people seeking help with immigration matters should be careful not to fall victim to notarios or others who falsely represent themselves as lawyers. More...

Letter to the editor

To the editor, We wish to commend the superb work done by Commisioner Jerry Gaskill and the Precinct Two road crew. Over the last couple of weeks our road (CR 2920 in Golden) was completely repaved and widened by them. More...

Obituaries

KENNITH RIDDLE

1938-2014 MINEOLA-Funeral services for Kennith Gerald Riddle, 76, Mineola, were held Tuesday, August 19 at Beaty Funeral Home with Rev. Arlis Banks offi ciating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Hainesville. More...

Sports

Lady Jackets open season with win over 4A Gladewater

The Mineola Lady Jacket volleyball team opened regular season play against the Gladewater Lady Bears last Tuesday evening sweeping the match three sets to zero (25-18, 25-15 and 25-11). More...

Jackets have warm up vs. Brownsboro

On Saturday the Mineola Yellowjackets opened competitive play against their old district rivals, the Brownsboro Bears. Head Coach Joe Drennon said, “Our scrimmage had its positives and negatives. More...

A-G opens season with win against Union Grove

The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers opened up regular season play against Union Grove last Tuesday winning in three straight sets, 25-18, 25-18 and 25-7. Alba-Golden Head Volleyball Coach Tashara Everett said, “We played well. More...