Mineola ISD interim superintendent named

3 days ago
Randy Hancock was unanimously voted as interim superintendent by the MISD board Tuesday, Sept. 17. The board spent two hours in closed session interviewing two candidates, followed by a heated discussion before voting.

Hotel-motel funds awarded by commission

2 days ago

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC), formerly the Wood County Industrial Commission, has awarded Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) grant applications totaling $75,350.

Quitman city property tax public hearing draws no interest from citizens

2 days ago

A second hearing on the proposed property tax rate for the City of Quitman drew no public comments or participation last Thursday. 

Mineola EDC buying land off U.S. 69 South

2 days ago

The Mineola Economic Development Corp. took steps last Tuesday to aid future business development with plans to purchase 6.82 acres on the west side of U.S. Hwy. 69 South.

County budget approved with lower tax rate

2 days ago
Wood County Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020 budget with a tax levy of 55.5 cents per $100 valuation which will amount to a $24.90 yearly savings on a $100,000 home.

MISD board debates region CTE hub future

2 days ago
The future of career and technical education (CTE) in Mineola ISD – and throughout the region – drew lengthy discussion at Monday’s  Mineola School Board meeting.
Obituaries

Raymond Rex Bodiford  1943-2019

2 days ago

Raymond Rex Bodiford, 75 of Mineola, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in Grand Saline. He was born on Sept. 23, 1943 in Kilgore to the late Rex and Nanny Mae Bodiford. 

Elnora Jean Boyd  1934-2019

2 days ago

Elnora Jean Boyd of Quitman passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14. She was born in Foreman, Ark. on Aug. 12, 1934, to John Dee and Mabel Madden. She was a Baptist and a retired tax accountant. Mrs. Boyd had a long illness of heart disease that she fought for many years.

Jerry Gooch 1940-2019

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Funeral service for Jerry Gooch was held on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. with the Pentecostals of Lindale, Bros. Bryan Tomplait and Robert Remedies officiating. The family received friends at 3 p.m. at the church. Interment followed at the Hawkins Cemetery.

Hughes to chair state committee

2 days ago
State Sen. Bryan Hughes of Mineola has been appointed chairman of the State Affairs Committee for the Texas Senate Oct. 1.
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St. Dunstan’s installing rector

2 days ago
The Church of St. Dunstan in Mineola will install a new rector on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the church, 800 N. Johnson. A reception will follow.
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County hospital district sets tax rate

2 days ago
The Wood County Central Hospital District board of directors voted to set a tax rate at 1.57 cents per $100 valuation and adopted a $283,146 budget for the 2019 fiscal year Tuesday afternoon. The tax rate is down from last year’s 1.95 cents.
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Council of Governments announces Text to 9-1-1 service for Wood, area counties

2 days ago
Text to 9-1-1 service is available in Wood County and many surrounding areas.
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