Month: July 2013

Mineola ISD 2013 STAAR Test Results Disappoint

Mineola STAAR Data 2013

One of the discussions at the last Mineola ISD board meeting was about the standardized test results for last year. Words like dismal and unacceptable were used by board members to describe some of the results. There were a few “bright spots,” as superintendent Dr. John Fuller put it, but the scores were disappointing when considered broadly.

Golden Homestead Art Gallery

Golden Homestead

The last Chamber mixer was held at the Golden Homestead art gallery. Owner Cathy Pegues is the artist that will provide an original oil painting for the winner of the APET Pet Photo Contest. She graciously offered accepted a visit so I could help you get to know your potential artist.

Introducing Your City Council: Sue Jones

Sue Jones

We’ll be periodically featuring members of the city council, as well as city department heads to help our readers really understand how these folks work for and with us. Last month we featured Ward 1 alderman Jack Jones. This month we are featuring alder woman for Ward 2, Sue Jones.

APET Pet Photo Contest

APET SPCA Pet Photo Contest

Do you fancy yourself a photographer? Do you have the cutest pet on the planet? If either of these are true, APET SPCA  has a contest that you must enter. Take your most creative photo(s) of your beautiful pet and…

Young Library Patrons Build Robots

Robotics students

Mineola Primary teacher Stacy Wedding facilitated a robotics workshop for primary and elementary students at the Mineola Memorial Library on Wednesday afternoon. The workshop was a special session of “Dig Into Reading,” the summer children’s reading program at the library.…

McFarland School History

McFarland High Mascot - Bear

This weekend’s McFarland Reunion sparked a slew of questions among the community. Where is it? What is it? Who was Addie McFarland? Many citizens know of the McFarland Center, but the McFarland history is unknown to far too many in Mineola. It’s time to change that.