Dawson Pendergrass of Mineola goes in for a layup in the Yellowjackets’ 80-65 bidistrict victory Monday over Gateway Charter Academy from Dallas. Next up for Mineola is the winner between Ponder and Leonard later this week.

Mineola basketball teams advance

Today
Mineola will face Winnsboro at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at Prosper High School to open the girls Class 3A regional basketball tournament.

Some elections to be canceled for cities, schools

Wednesday, February 19
Alba-Golden and Mineola school districts drew a bevy of candidates for the May school board elections.

Quitman school board buys property for administration

Wednesday, February 19
Quitman School Board trustees approved a budget amendment for $500,000 to purchase a lot at 600 N. Winnsboro. The building and lot were originally used as a funeral home and for the past few years have been a child care center.

Early voting continues for primary

Wednesday, February 19
Early voting for the March 3 party primaries started Tuesday in Wood County. Registered voters may cast their ballots at the new county annex in Quitman weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quitman Chamber of Commerce holding annual banquet Saturday

Wednesday, February 19
The Quitman Chamber of Commerce has set its annual awards banquet for Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll Green Civic Center on McAllister Street.

State report outlines deficiencies in Wood County jail

Wednesday, February 19
Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron and Sheriff Tom Castloo have received an analysis from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to use as a guiding tool to plan a new facility.

Point of order: County Judge can make motions and vote with commissioners

Wednesday, February 19
Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron started last Tuesday’s Commissioner’s meeting by making a statement during the public comments section of the agenda.
Obituaries

Suzette “Susie” Strickland, 1958-2020

Wednesday, February 19
Suzette “Susie” Strickland, 61, went home to be with our Lord and savior on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Leopard, Princeton; sister, Kathy Noles, Sanger; and son, Christopher Lemley, Hawkins.

Charles Vincent Moore, 1939-2020

Wednesday, February 19
Charles Vincent Moore (July 12, 1939 to February 5, 2020) was born in Wichita Falls to Guy Thomas Moore and Pearl Estelle Wiggins (nee) Moore. Charles, a resident of Dallas, also spent a lot of his time lately at Rock Falls Lake in East Texas. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Moore, and a brother, Guy Thomas Moore of White Oak.

Gary Dean Boles, 1961-2020

Wednesday, February 19
Gary Dean Boles, 59 of Cooper, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Sulphur Springs. He was born on Jan. 8, 1961 in Commerce to the late Edwin Ray Boles and Bettye Bell Boles. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1984 and was a longtime and faithful member of Sand Springs Baptist Church in Mineola. He was preceded in death by father, Edwin Ray Boles.

Chris Woods, 1968-2020

Wednesday, February 19
Chris Woods, 51, of Quitman passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 in Tyler. James Christopher Woods was born in Tyler on May 17, 1968 to Roger Franklin and Linda Kathryn (Dopson) Woods.

Wiley Perry, 1942-2020

Wednesday, February 19
Wiley Perry, 77, passed from this life on Feb. 11, 2020 in Quitman. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Church on the Rock in Quitman. The family received friends at the church beginning at 1 p.m. until service time.

Quitman switches to fleet management program

Wednesday, February 19

The city of Quitman has entered into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to save money and give the city newer vehicles for its various departments.

Emergency notification system updated

Wednesday, February 19

Wood County and its incorporated cities have entered into an agreement with Emergency Communications Network, Inc (ECN) for the use of its Code Red Emergency Notification system. This system, …

District 12-3A Basketball

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