April 22, 2015 RSS feed / News

Source of gasoline in sewer lines unknown

An odor of gasoline permeated the inside of some buildings in Mineola last week so badly that one building owner called the state about the problem. More...

PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE

A Wood County Boy Scout was among the many children participating in a ceremony at Governor Jim Hogg Park in Quitman last Tuesday to bring awareness to child abuse and prevention. More...

EAGLE SCOUT

Troop 385 of Mineola has announced their newest Eagle Scout, Levi Madsen. He is the son of David and Donyale Madsen, of Mineola and earned the rank of Eagle on Thursday, April 9. More...

Two local students win scholarship in calf scramble

Two local students, Tony Aguilar, of the Mineola FFA and Carter Lennon, of the Alba-Golden FFA were awarded scholarships by the Calf Scramble Committee of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show held recently in Fort Worth. More...

CSA memorial dedication scheduled

The CSA Southern Cross Dedication for eight Civil War Veterans at the Shelton-Rankin Cemetery, has been rescheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. More...

Photo

Dirt was stacked over six-foot high early Monday morning on Commerce Street as the process advances to repair the road. (Photo by Josh Land) More...

Scouts hosting garage sale

Mineola Boy Scout Troop No. 385 will host a garage sale Saturday at 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Education Building at the corner of Johnson and McDonald Streets. All proceeds benefi t Mineola Boy Scout Troop No. More...

WCEC awards $25,000 to East Texas students

Two Alba-Golden students won $2,000 scholarships as part of Wood County Electric Cooperative’s “Power My World” program. The students were Regan Wiington and Jacob Hays More...

Man creates tree angel for 61st wedding anniversary

Most people think of jewelry, flowers or something similar for anniversaries but one local man will have us guys playing from behind next time we celebrate an anniversary. More...

Wood County Master Gardeners’ spring conference held

A spring conference “Time to Plant Smarter” was hosted by the Wood County Master Gardeners March 28 at Quitman High School. Focus of the conference was on plants and gardening methods specifically suited for East Texas climate and soils. More...

EDUCATORS’ GIFTS

Members of Epsilon Gamma, the Wood County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an honorary women educators organization, have made blankets, purchased pillows, and purchased books for the Rain More...

Art league Art Show a success

There were over 150 entries from 51 artists from all over East Texas entered in the Art Show at Mineola League of the Arts on April 10 and 11. The paintings and sculptures ran from modern to abstract with some really unusual metal sculptures. More...

Photo Guild meeting April 28

Members of the Mineola League of the Arts Photography Guild will learn how to organize picture files on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at their regular meeting. More...

Providence Cemetery Decoration/business meeting

The Providence Cemetery Association’s annual Decoration Day and business meeting is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of Providence Baptist Church. More...

A WOOD COUNTY WEEKEND

The Wood County Junior Livestock Show was hosted by the Quitman FFA at the Mineola show facilities this weekend. More...

State guitar group sets quarterly meeting in Mineola

Mineola will be the site of the Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association’s quarterly meeting and concert Friday and Saturday at Rafael Espinoza’s Music Academy on North Johnson Street. More...

Lake Country Playhouse opens deer season early

Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola brings Jeff Daniels’ comedy, “Escanaba in da Moonlight” to the stage of Select Theater this weekend as the second play in its 2015 season. Consider this show PG13 due to some language. More...

Mineola bands continue to impress UIL judges

The Mineola High School Band performed at the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sightreading Contest April 2 in New Boston. They received straight 1st Division Ratings from every judge and also received the UIL Sweepstakes Award. More...

Albriton scores honor

Jim Albriton of Mineola has been presented a Chairman Emeritus award for the local East Texas SCORE Chapter from the national SCORE headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. More...

Sheriff’s Office seeks help with veterans’ grave markers

On April 12 investigators with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the possible theft of gravestone markers. More...

MORE STORM DAMAGE

This tree was another that was downed by Saturday night’s storm that ripped across East Texas and Mineola with damaging winds. This photograph was shot on South Street. More...

Kiwanis yard sale Saturday

The third annual Mineola Kiwanis yard sale will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will benefit the Kiwanis’ Eliminate project and be held on the Grace Community Health Care Ministry parking lot on Pacific Street. More...

Council workshop agenda announced

The Mineola City Council workshop for April is Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. and among the topics for discussion will be the Northeast Texas Bike Trails by Joyce Williams. More...

Bartzes have brought beauty to wilderness

With the spring rains, East Texas has flourished with blooms and buds and leaves this year. For one Mineola area couple whose home is surrounded by dogwood trees and azalea bushes, they have had the joy of living amidst the blooms. More...

Spring Fling set at the Mineola Nature Preserve

The Wood County Master Gardeners are presenting an educational mini-seminar at the Wildscape Educational Gardens at the Mineola Nature Preserve Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Keyhole garden ideal for those with space issues

Debbie Tolman, Ph.D., promotes the idea of a 6’ diameter raised garden with a central basket in her field guide video for sustainable gardening. More...

Voyleses to celebrate 60 years of marriage

Wayland K “Chubby” Voyles and Bobbie Green Duncan only knew each other for six weeks when they were married in Lindale by Rev. Carl Rotenberry on April 23, 1955. Bobbie turned 18 on April 22 and they were married on the April 23. More...

Retirement reception held for Peggy Bickel

On Thursday afternoon, a retirement reception was held for Peggy Bickel, of Mineola Seniors Community. Bickel has served as manager for 14 years before retiring from the community, which is owned by MJS Management, Inc. More...