September 17, 2014 RSS feed / News

Council preparing to set tax rate

In a special meeting last Monday, the Mineola City Council held a public hearing on the proposed tax rate required because it would raise more tax money for the city than the same rate did last year. More...

Gladewater Friends of Library to host book sale

The Gladewater Friends of the Library will host a huge book sale in the meeting room of Lee Library on west Pacific Avenue Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All hardbacks will be $1, paperbacks 50 cents and trade paperbacks $1. More...

“The Lion in Winter” to close out Lake Country Playhouse 2014 season

The 2014 season at Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola comes to an end with a presentation of James Goldman’s classic, “The Lion in Winter.” More...

Magazine honors the Watkins Insurance Group

“Rough Notes” Magazine recently named Watkins Insurance Group as their Agency of the Month. Rodney Watkins, of Mineola is the companies President of East Texas and partner as well as president of the Insurance Agents Alliance of Texas. More...

Contemporary Christian duo unveils latest album

Independent record label Tate Music Group announced the official release of Jim and Dee Patton’s new album titled “The Psalm 33 Suite.” The album offers eight tracks and is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Sto More...

WATERMELON BREAKS 81-YEAR-OLD STATE RECORD

DeLeon’s John Hodges is pictured with his new State Record Watermelon. The Carolina Giant watermelon was weighed on certified scales at Lampman’s Pecan Shelling in DeLeon on Sept. More...

Golf tourney to aid local no-kill animal shelter

East Texas golfers will again have the chance to help homeless dogs as well as play one of the area’s courses during the Third Annual “Putting On The Dog” twoperson scramble tournament. More...

Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library to have book sale

The Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the library annex on North Pacific Street. More...

Get ready for Halloween by seeing “Frankenstein”

Get in the mood for Halloween by going to the Talent Box for the adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” by award winning playwright Mark Scharf for the opening of the 2014-2015 season. More...

Fundraising cookout coming to Homecoming

The Mineola High School Memorial Scholarship Foundation will hold a fundraising cookout on Friday, Sept. 26 in the parking lot of Meredith Memorial Stadium. Event planners suggest everyone come early to support this cause. More...

Brookes welcome son Sept. 3

Jeremy and Kristina Brooke of Nederland announce the arrival of their son, Weslynn Orion Randal Brooke on Sept. 3 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont. Weslynn arrived weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches long. More...

“Mass for the Sick” at St. John’s Sept. 26

A “Mass for the Sick” will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish on east Farmto Market Road 2795 in Emory on Friday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. preceded by confessions-reconciliations at 5:30 p.m. More...

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...

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...

Chamber situation being scrutinized

An audit is being performed on the Mineola Chamber of Commerce financial information, President Jason Ray told the Monitor last week. More...

Alba-Golden Student Council looking to use new skills at homecoming

Two Alba-Golden students were among Texas teens across the state who gained skills in goal setting, team building, problem solving and project planning through interactive methods at Texas Association of Student Council (TASC) Leadership Workshops. More...

Texans Against Crime block parties planned

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, neighborhoods throughout Mineola are invited to join forces with other communities statewide for the Texans Against Crime event. Texans Against Crime is sponsored by the City of Mineola and the Mineola Police Department. More...

Women’s Bible study to be offered

The women of Lake Country Bible Church will host a seven-week Bible study “Me, Myself & Lies” by Jennifer Rothschild. Weekly classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Montagne will be new GM for Sabine River Authority

The Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors announced that David Montagne has been promoted to succeed the retiring SRA General Manager Jerry Clark. More...

Local Girl Scout Troop visits Mineola Fire, Police

Members of Mineola Girl Scout Troop Number 3, and a Cub Scout little brother, met with Police Investigator Dusty Cook and Fire Chief David Madsen on Thursday afternoon to present them with a special gift of thanks. More...

Wounded, ill and injured Army athletes will fight for gold at 2014 Warrior Games

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command had announced the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans representing Team Army at the 2014 Warrior Games. More...

Caring & Sharing Spaghetti lunch Oct. 16

Ticket Chairman, Sam Curry has announced that tickets are now available for the annual Caring & Sharing Spaghett i Luncheon on Thursday, Oct.16 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist Ministries Center. More...

Mineola Elementary fundraising going on now

The Mineola Elementary School is kicking off their fall fundraiser and need assistance raising funds to help buy a shade structure for playground equipment. The sale ends on Tuesday and product delivery will be on Monday, Oct. 20. More...

Soccer ready to kick off at Mineola High School

Starting in late January, Mineola High School will have a Yellowjacket soccer team. More...

Christian Women’s Peace Luncheon set

Held three times a year, the last Christian Women’s Peace Luncheon of 2014 will be held Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the East Chapel CME Church on South Pacific Street. More...

Central Baptist to celebrate church’s 74th Homecoming

Central Baptist Church will observe their 74th Homecoming on Sunday with services beginning at 10 a.m. at the church on North Line Street. The morning message will be given by Michael Mize of New Hope Baptist Church. More...