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Mom to 4; crafter; geek; nerd; Scout mom; lover of Irish things; award-winning graphic artist; typesetter

Mineola Crime Watch August 2 – 8

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Originally posted on August 8, 2013 @ 12:30 pm 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…

Introducing Your City Council: Jack Jones

Jack Jones

At the City Council retreat held recently, discussion turned to a question of how much the community really knows about the City Council and what it does. 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.

First United Methodist Church Ends Vacation Bible School with a Jump

FUMC VBS Starwalk

Local kids have been enjoying Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church this week. “Jesus gives us new life” was the theme of the week, illustrated by Hermie, a caterpillar who turns into a butterfly. The church hosted Starwalk of Dallas to bring a big finish to the program on Thursday. Children and staff alike enjoyed jumping and flipping on bungee trampolines to “fly” like Hermie.

Stone Briar Center, Bringing New Business to Mineola

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David Short realized that many people from Mineola go out of town to shop more than they shop in town, so he decided to do something about it. The Stone Briar Center shopping center is being erected to “bring that business back to Mineola.” Construction is expected to be completed in early September.

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.

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.

Mineola Crime Watch July 26-August 1

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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).

Mineola Crime Watch August 9-27

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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).

Kiwanis 2013 Back to School Bash

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The Mineola Kiwanis is having their annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 17 at the Methodist Ministry Center 8:30 – 12 pm. Students entering pre-kindergarten through fifth grade will be able to get backpacks filled with school supplies, eye exams, dental exams, nurse exams, and haircut coupons.