Author: Crystal

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

Young Library Patrons Build Robots

Robotics students

Originally posted on July 18, 2013 @ 6:30 am 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…

Methodist Ministry Center Hosts Benefit Breakfast, Car Wash

FUMC Car Wash

It was Saturday morning, but the First United Methodist Church’s Ministry Center on Newsom Street was almost as busy as a Sunday morning. An all-you-can-eat breakfast benefiting the Bread of Life Food Pantry began at 7. As soon as it was over at 10, the youth group began a car wash fundraiser to raise money for missions and activities.

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.

Mineola Crime Watch August 2 – 8

CrimeWatch graphic

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…

Women’s Ministry Benefit Yard Sale

Originally posted on August 12, 2009 @ 11:57 pmThe women’s ministry of the Mineola Seventh-day Adventist Church will be having a yard sale on Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 16 at 909 South Pacific St, next to the APET…

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).

Sales Tax Weekend 2013

tax free tag

The Sales Tax Weekend holiday occurs a week earlier than in previous years. Shoppers can save the cost of tax on school supplies, clothing, and footwear, among other items on August 9-11, 2013.

Art Camp at Mineola League of the Arts

Pastels class

144 children between the ages of six and 12 are exploring their creativity this week at the Mineola League of the Arts Art Camp. Every room at the League of the Arts building is full of children from 8:30 to noon as they explore dance, graphite drawing, acrylic painting, pastel drawing, encaustic painting, and weaving. League members are volunteering their time and expertise to teach the kids.

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: 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.

Area Key Clubs Meet for Training, Planning

Francine Eikner

Key Club members from all over east Texas met Saturday morning to train officers and plan events for the coming school year. Key Club is the high school branch of the Kiwanis Club. The meeting included an inspirational speech on leadership by Mineola Middle School principal Mike Sorenson and an introduction to members of K-Kids, the elementary school branch of Kiwanis.

City Council Retreat Highlights

The city council held a special retreat Saturday with city department heads. The overwhelming consensus seemed to be that development of the downtown area and the city’s parks would bring the most benefit to the city.