Tag: Mineola

Jessie Weaver Celebrates 103 Years

Jessie Weaver 103

Longtime Mineola resident Jessie Weaver enjoyed a gathering of about 40 family members and friends to celebrate her 103rd birthday on Friday afternoon. Attendees enjoyed presentations from the city, cake, stories, and music.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quitman Goes Wet? Is it True?

According to this sign at Papadale’s in Quitman, the city has apparently granted, or is in process of granting them a license to sell alcohol.  This photo, taken from my phone (hence the not so good quality) says “Hiring Bartender”.…