Democrats express voter intimidation concerns

Thursday, February 15
Two Democrats expressed concerns about potential voter intimidation while one Republican threatened legal action over not being able to carry a handgun into the county courthouse. Wood County …

AG Lady Panthers post unbeaten district record

Thursday, February 15
The Alba-Golden girls wrapped up the 2023-24 district championship with a perfect 12-0 mark to head into the state playoffs. The team includes, back from left, Landrie Boyd, Joecey Lewers, Coach Troy Wallace, Alexis Wilmut, Lainey Teel, Piper Hallman; and, front, Bailee Bishop, Kayleigh Logan, Kalli Trimble and Erin Langston.
A perfect district record. The number one seed. District champions.   The 2023-24 Alba-Golden Lady Panthers made history in front of a standing-room only crowd, last Tuesday, at the gym …

QDC adjusts to new approval procedures

Thursday, February 15
The public portion of the Quitman Development Corporation board meeting Feb. 12 ended in frustration, as board members unexpectedly went into closed session around the halfway mark of the meeting. …

AGISD board OKs facility study

Thursday, February 15
The Alba-Golden ISD Board of Trustees dispatched a significant number of action items Monday, possibly none more important to the future of the district than approval of a Facility Study Agreement …

Pilots capture chili prize

Thursday, February 15

The Pilot Club of Mineola members serve their entry in the Mineola Kiwanis Club’s annual chili cookoff Saturday. The club was judged best chili. Members include, from left, Lori White, Diane …

Early voting begins Tuesday

Thursday, February 15

Early voting in the March 5 party primaries begins on Tuesday, Feb. 20. All early voting in Wood County is conducted at the elections office in Quitman. Days and hours are Feb. 20-23 from 8 …

Filing deadline Friday in school, city elections

Thursday, February 15

Friday is the last day to file for places on the ballot in the May 4 city council and school board elections.   Mineola ISD will have an election, as two candidates have signed up for the …

Bassmaster tournament, family festival to showcase Caney Point improvements

Thursday, February 15

Preparations are ramping up for two major events to be held in concert at Caney Point Recreational Area on Lake Fork. Crews were busy late last week on expanding parking and installing a …

Festive decorations greet those attending the Night to Shine event Saturday at the Holly Brook Baptist Church.

Church hosts first Night to Shine prom

Thursday, February 15

For the first time, Holly Brook Baptist Church recently hosted “Night to Shine,” sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is “unforgettable prom night experience, …

Mineola Fire Department Report

Thursday, February 15

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Thursday, February 15

Mineola Police Report

Thursday, February 15
obituaries

Joe Lloyd Francis 1940-2024

Thursday, February 15
Joe Lloyd Francis, 83, of Tyler died Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 at UT Health Hospital. Mr. Francis was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Pittsburg to Henry and Lena Reeves Francis. He graduated from Wichita …

Ricky Dewayne Harvey, Sr. 1951-2024

Thursday, February 15
Services for Ricky Dewayne Harvey, Sr., 72, of Terrell were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with Bro. Byron George officiating. Interment followed in …

Alice Carolyn Nichols Williams 1929-2024

Thursday, February 8
Services for Alice Carolyn Nichols Williams, 94, of Quitman were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with Bro. Joey Williams officiating. Interment was in …

AGISD board OKs facility study

Thursday, February 15

The Alba-Golden ISD Board of Trustees dispatched a significant number of action items Monday, possibly none more important to the future of the district than approval of a Facility Study Agreement …

MISD stands pat on administrators

Thursday, February 15

The entire Mineola School District administrative team received contract extensions Monday. Following a school board closed session, one-year extensions were offered to Assistant Superintendent …

Benefit breakfast planned for Bread of Life ministry

Thursday, February 15

The Bread of Life Ministry will hold its monthly benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Mineola First Methodist Church, 612 N. Newsom St. Suggested donation for the …

2024 schedule announced for Mineola mini-train runs

Thursday, February 15

The Harry Meredith Special will get underway on Saturday, March 30 at Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola for the 2024 season, with the Easter train. It will be held in conjunction with the Methodist …

Kathy Driver stands at her spice rack in her Newsom St. home.

Beauty shop stories led Driver to food ministry

Thursday, February 15

This story may not have started in a beauty parlor, but beauty parlors certainly played a major and consistent role in it.   Kathy Driver is a beautician. Since receiving her licensure from …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, February 15

Dear editor: No! Seriously? I know it’s too early for an April Fool’s joke! You’re telling the citizens of Wood County that the incumbents (Cole Hefner, Virgil …

Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, February 15

We are in the midst of Restaurant Week in Mineola. This is a community helping community event. You get to visit a variety of restaurants and sample their wares. When you choose the event item, a …

Alba-Golden’s Brandt Peterson redirects Cooper in the backcourt

Panthers stop Cooper again to secure runnerup spot

Thursday, February 15

In a remarkably, evenly-matched game, the Alba-Golden Panthers defeated the visiting Cooper Bulldogs, 60-46, last Tuesday. The win gave Alba-Golden an 8-2 record in district with two games to play. …

Jackets defeat Bulldogs

Thursday, February 15

Aidan Shepherd of Mineola (32) and Jace Peek of Quitman (24) fight for the rebound in Friday’s 65-34 Yellowjacket home victory. The two teams concluded their regular seasons on Tuesday, Feb. 13 …

Lady Jackets lose bidistrict in OT

Thursday, February 15

Kali Chrietzberg (21) and Macy Fischer (22) rebound against Hooks in Monday’s bidistrict playoff at Mt. Pleasant. The Lady Jackets lost in overtime, 51-50 after a last-second shot did not find …

Chapel Hill blasts Yellowjackets

Thursday, February 15

Caidon Beck of Mineola applies pressure in the Tuesday, Feb. 6 loss to Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill, 64-29. The Yellowjackets concluded the regular season Tuesday night at Harmony, tied for second with …

Autumn Cason of Quitman wrestles for possession against Winnsboro last Tuesday.

Lady Raiders too much for Quitman girls

Thursday, February 15

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs didn’t stand a chance against a tough Winnsboro Red Raider team losing 65-30 on Feb. 6 at Winnsboro. In the first quarter Sadie Vander Schaaf scored first, …

Daniel Kernes of Quitman tries to make his way around the Winnsboro defense.

Winnsboro gets away from Quitman

Thursday, February 15

The Quitman Bulldogs suffered a tough loss to Winnsboro in the last few minutes of the game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 43-36. The Bulldogs led the game at several points but were not able to hang on at …