County EDC unveils guide

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The Wood County Economic Development Commission received the finished Wood County Travel Guide at the Jan. 25 meeting. 

Steve Eggleston and Kent Huffman presented the new travel guide which will be distributed in various parts of the state.

Fourteen died in 2022 Wood County crashes

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Ten fatal traffic crashes resulted in 14 deaths during 2022 in Wood County.

They were part of the 167 fatal crashes leading to 192 deaths in the Tyler District of the Texas Dept. of Transportation, which released preliminary numbers last week.

Mineola planning sesquicentennial events all year long

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A yearlong series of events will help celebrate the city of Mineola sesquicentennial. Volunteers continue to put together plans for several key events.

2023 Pilot Club chili cookoff huge success

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Kylie O'Neal serves some chili for the Wood County Electric Co-op's booth, which won best overall showmanship. [find more fundraiser photos]
It was a full house for the Quitman Pilot Club 2023 Chili Cook-Off Friday evening at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. The event is known for a fun time but is also one of the main fundraisers for Pilot service projects. 

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce passed out membership awards last Thursday at the annual meeting, from left, Janie Johnson of Christus Trinity Mother Frances as business supporter of the year, Chef Tyler Brown of Fusion in the Woods as new member of the year and Silvia Reyes as volunteer of the year.

Mineola chamber saw events rebound in 2022

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Community events made a big comeback in 2022, which the Mineola Chamber of Commerce annual report reflected. Chamber President Mary Boone briefed the membership on the year’s activities…

Quitman chamber sets banquet

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The annual Quitman Chamber of Commerce banquet is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center. The theme is “Paint the Town Red.” Tickets are $30 apiece or $300 …

Civic center hosting popular dance

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The annual Daddy-Daughter dance at the Mineola Civic Center is Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $25 per couple with $5 for each additional daughter for ages three through fifth grade. Theme is …

Architect’s rendering of the new Mineola Primary School.

New school on the way

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Bids for the new Mineola Primary School are expected soon, the first project in a nearly $30 million bond that voters passed last May. Mineola Independent School District Superintendent Cody Mize, …

Work planned on State Hwy. 37

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A project to install new pedestrian signal poles, sidewalks and handicap ramps at the intersection of Red Bud Lane and Hwy. 37 in Quitman is underway near Jim Hogg City Park. The Texas Dept. of …

Icy weather disrupts activities across county and region

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Wintry weather shut down many midweek activities in Wood County Tuesday.

The county’s schools were closed on Tuesday, after many had early dismissals on Monday.

Flora Masonic Lodge 119 of Quitman recently raised just over $4,500 at their annual fish fry. The December 2022 event was a benefit for Quitman Christmas Sharing Plus. From left, Lodge Master, Charlie Couser presented the check to Christmas Sharing Plus Chairwoman Michelle Dobbs on Jan. 19. Annually, the lodge contributes to the Christmas drive, which in 2022 served 433 people in 188 households.

Masons assist with program

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Flora Masonic Lodge 119 of Quitman recently raised just over $4,500 at their annual fish fry. The December 2022 event was a benefit for Quitman Christmas Sharing Plus.

Mineola Kiwanis recently hosted six out of the seven clubs in Division 34 for the Texas-Oklahoma Governor’s visit. Pictured are, from left,  Mineola Kiwanis President John Epps with T-O Governor Patrick McCage of Gainesville and Past Governor Sam Curry of Mineola.  Division 34 Lt. Governor John Wisdom of Quitman led the meeting.

Mineola hosts district Kiwanians

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Mineola Kiwanis recently hosted six out of the seven clubs in Division 34 for the Texas-Oklahoma Governor’s visit.


Robert Lindsey “Bob” Dawson 1942-2023

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A celebration of life for Robert Lindsey “Bob” Dawson, 80, of Mineola was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. Mr. Dawson passed away Jan. 24, …

Betty Gail Panter Hayes 1935-2023

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Betty Gail Panter Hayes, 87, of Golden passed away Jan. 19, 2023 at her home, peacefully in her sleep. She was born Jan. 31, 1935 at her grandparent’s house in a community near Alba, to …

LeTourneau announces fall semester honors

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The following students were named to the Fall 2022 President’s and Dean’s Lists at LeTourneau University in Longview. The President’s List recognizes students who have achieved a …

Tyler Jr. College names fall honor roll students

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Tyler Junior College has recognized 1,612 students named to the president’s and dean’s lists for their academic excellence during the Fall 2022 semester. The president’s list …

Sam Houston State students earn fall honors

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Sam Houston State University in Huntsville has announced its fall honors students. The students listed on the President’s Honor Roll are undergraduates who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade …

Winter weather postpones Tuesday hoops games

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All high school basketball games for Alba-Golden, Mineola, Quitman and Yantis had to be postponed Tuesday night, Jan. 31 as winter weather forced all the schools to close. Some also dismissed early …

Mineola forward Michael Camargo with his eye downfield.

Van edges Mineola on penalties

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The Yellowjacket soccer side returned to Meredith Memorial Stadium last Wednesday for a thrilling duel with the Van Vandals. With the score knotted 2-2 at the end of regulation, Van won the match in …

Lady Bulldogs stop Harmony

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The Quitman Lady Bulldogs hung on to their playoff hopes defeating Harmony 42-34 in a hard fought battle on the road Friday. Addie Marcee got the scoring started with a triple at the 6:30 mark. …

‘Dogs get key win at Harmony

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The Quitman Bulldogs got back into the winning column in district action 57-45 over Harmony Friday night. The win put the Bulldogs at 4-3 in District 13-3A and maintained their hold on the final …

This accurately depicts the physicality of the play between Mineola and Mt. Vernon last Friday. Here, Macy Fischer forces her way through a crowd.

Mt. Vernon rolls past Mineola Lady Jackets

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The high-water mark for the Mineola Lady Jackets comeback against the hosting Mt. Vernon Lady Tigers came just before the end of the third quarter.  Carmen Carrasco backed her defender down, …

Jackets pull away from Mt. Vernon

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Yellowjacket post D.J. Newsome puts up a short jumper from the lane in action against Mt. Vernon.
The best part of Mineola’s 65-40 win over Mt. Vernon last Friday came with 3:12 left in the third quarter. The Jackets had broken the game open in the quarter and were in the middle of a …