Month: August 2013

New Mineola ISD Band Director Chris Brannan

Mineola Texas Band Director Chris Brannan

The first halftime performance of the Mineola Yellow Jacket Band under the direction of Chris Brannan was met with a standing ovation Friday night. It was an encouraging sign for the award-winning director that looks to show Mineola and the band members themselves that the Yellow Jacket Band is its own entity and a Yellow Jacket force in its own right.

Mineola Crime Watch August 9-27

CrimeWatch graphic

Wood County Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that assists law enforcement agencies in solving crimes and locating wanted persons. No caller ID is used. $2,400 has already been paid out since January 2013. Information can be given by calling 903.763.CASH (2274).

Meet the Jackets / Pigskin Preview

Mineola Pigskin Preview

Saturday evening the community had the chance to meet the 2013 Yellow Jacket football, volleyball, and cross country athletes, as well as the band, color guard, and cheerleaders. Each student was given a star’s introduction as he or she ran through the Yellow Jacket tunnel.

Mineola Jalapeno Tree Grand Opening

Mineola Jalapeno Tree

Guests started gathering at the new Jalapeno Tree before 10:30 Monday morning. By 11:00 the porch was full of hungry customers, eager to experience Mineola’s newest restaurant and bar. Owner Paul Bambrey and general manager Ralph Gonzalez were in the midst of the activity, ensuring patrons had a wonderful lunch.

East Texas Men in Harmony Featured at Kiwanis Benefit Concert for The Eliminate Project

Eliminate Concert

The Mineola Kiwanis Club hosted a concert Sunday night at the Lake Country Playhouse featuring the East Texas Men in Harmony to raise awareness and money for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. An estimated $2000 was raised via ticket sales and a collection during the concert to help provide immunizations to mothers and infants in 40 countries that still face the fatal threat of maternal/neonatal tetanus, known as MNT.

Whitetails Unlimited Hosts Fundraiser Banquet

Whitetails Unlimited hats

The Lake Country chapter of Whitetails Unlimited hosted a fundraiser banquet on Thursday, August 15. Monies raised will go to youth education and activities, and to process game meat to give to the needy. There were raffle items, including a table especially for kids, a silent auction, and a live auction.