Mineola Monitor

The Mineola Monitor was a newspaper in Mineola, Texas serving Wood County, Texas and the communities of Alba, Golden, Hawkins and parts of unincorporated Wood County. It was established in 1876 by D.C. Williams. In 1907 the Monitor was purchased by J.A. Thomas. Although a weekly newspaper, it was published as a daily twice during its history.[1] The Mineola Monitor was recently owned by ASP Westward before being sold to Texas Community Media, LLC. In 2012, the newspaper was purchased by Bluebonnet Communications.[2]

Mineola Monitor
TypeWeekly newspaper
Founded1876 (1876)
Ceased publication2016 (2016)
CityMineola, Texas
OCLC number14509482

The owner from 1955 to 1963 was Neil Harle, who also owned the Grand Saline Sun. He sold the Monitor in 1963 to Editors, Inc., which also owned the Lindale News and the Wood County Record.[3]: 6-A 

The Mineola Monitor was merged with the Wood County Democrat in 2016 to form the Wood County Monitor.

Further readingEdit

  • "The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.) 18??-1???". Library of Congress. n.d. Retrieved 5 March 2021.


  1. ^ "Display Newspaper Details". texaspress.com. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  2. ^ "Bluebonnet Publishing buys the Wood County Democrat". Longview News-Journal. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Mineola Paper Changes Hands". Longview News-Journal. Longview, Texas, USA. 1 January 1964. p. 6-A. Retrieved 25 May 2018.