June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City contracts with Alaniz for building inspections

A man experienced in building construction who is certified master electrician has been contracted to serve as Mineola’s building code consultant inspector. More...

Early deadline set for next week’s paper

The Mineola Monitor office will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Editorial and advertising deadlines for the July 6 edition will be Thursday at noon and 10 a.m. Friday for classifieds. More...

Out & About

• A “Fresh Start” Nutrition program is set for today (Wednesday) from 12 -2 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. The program is free and will focus on nutrition, food safety, and kitchen basics. More...

Reports

Sheriff’s Report

Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for the past week included: June 21 – A Quitman woman reported her cellphone, which had child custody documents on it, was stolen from her. However, she didn’t want to file charges. More...

Fire Report

Mineola Fire Department reports for the past week included: June 22 – At 6:32 p.m. the department responded to a vehicle accident with no injuries on County Road 2230. At 8:14 p.m. they provided medical assistance at 320 Greenville Highway. More...

Sports

MHS athletes take advantage of voluntary summer workouts

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Alba’s Michaels selected for Bass Brigades Camp

It’s just a small pond, surrounded by miles of pine and black clouds of bugs, somewhere in the north of Wood County. More...

Noodlin’ around

Blackness. Blinding darkness engulfs you as you feel your way into a deep hole beneath the murky dark waters on the lakebed. More...

FLEX ED:

Revolutionary change to yield freedom, teach responsibility

When the 2016-2017 school year starts, it will mark the launch of a new way of doing things and a new look for Mineola High School. More...

Big one for Bigdon

Bryce Bigdon carries his 55-pound catch to be weighed in Saturday afternoon at Lake Fork. Bigdon placed second in the kids’ division. SEE STORY, PAGE 1B

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Fireworks show on tap Monday

The community fireworks show is set for Monday, July 4th at the Mineola Civic Center. In the event of rain, Fire Marshal David Madsen said the event will be held the next evening. The fireworks show will begin as it gets dark. More...

Splash park grand opening postponed

‘The bottom line is we want it to be done right.’

Those anxiously awaiting the grand opening of the splash park at the Mineola Civic Center will have to wait a little longer. The reason is worth the wait. More...

Special Sections

News

Social Security Board of Trustees: Long-Range Projection Unchanged for Trust Fund Reserve Depletion Disability Fund Improves in Near Term

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. More...

Trustees give diplomas to three early graduates, then turn attention to District of Innovation plan

The 2015-2016 academic year has come to a close for the Mineola Independent School District but the school board still has business to attend to as they prepare for the implantation of the District of Innovation plan beginning this 2016-2017 academic More...

Mineola council considers bids on tax struck off properties

Thursday’s Mineola City Council workshop was a good news, bad news sort of affair that included the council learning a bid for work on a street project came in lower than expected, while bids on tax foreclosed properties wouldn’t even cov More...

Obituaries

William Donald Smith, Sr.

1932-2016

MINEOLA-Graveside services for William Smith, Sr., 83, Mineola were held June 21, 2016, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola. Mr. Smith died June 19, 2016. He was born October 10, 1932, in Salem, Virginia to Edward and Virgie Smith. More...

Dorothy Louise Hamlin

1947-2016

MINEOLA-Memorial services for Dorothy Hamlin, 68, Mineola, were held June 24, 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Quitman, with Bishop Mark Peterson officiating. Mrs. Hamlin died June 20, 2016, in Mineola. More...

BETTYE LOUISE BALLARD

1937-2016 MINEOLA-A Rosary for Bettye Ballard, 78, Tyler, formerly of Mineola, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Mineola. A funeral mass will follow with Father Lawrence Love officiating. More...