Wood County has fourth COVID-19 death, all in Winnsboro

Yesterday at 5:56 PM
The daily dashboard from NETHealth shows Wood County with its fourth death from COVID-19, and all four have been in the Winnsboro ZIP code.

The case count rose by two since yesterday, reaching 40. Recoveries total 21 which leaves an active case count of 15.

Mineola schools take small steps to reopen

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Mineola schools will be testing the waters with students returning to school campuses in small numbers next week.

The administrative leadership team met last Thursday to begin laying plans for the possible resumption of school in the fall.

County business relief fund on hold

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Wood County commissioners tabled a request by the Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) to utilize county funds for a business relief program needed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

County judge challenges cities on census

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
County Judge Lucy Hebron has challenged Wood County communities to get on board with the 2020 United States Census.

Ann Marie Pendergrass, A-GHS Valedictorian

Pendergrass, Dailey top A-GHS grads

Yesterday at 7:02 PM

Valedictorian of the Alba-Golden Class of 2020 is Ann Marie Pendergrass.

Salutatorian is Jacob Dailey.

The Class of 2020 will graduate Thursday, June 4 at Panther Stadium at 7 p.m.

Alba-Golden superintendent search narrows

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
The search for a new superintendent for Alba-Golden ISD was narrowed to three candidates last week. The school district received 57 completed applications for the position, and the school board decided to interview six. Those interviews were held over a three-day period, after which that list was trimmed to three candidates.

Corner Column

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
When I was in high school my Dad and I would watch the nightly death toll from Vietnam. On Tuesday, April 28, the corona virus US death count reached 58,365 surpassing the total death watch from Vietnam, which would be 58,220.

Wood County, cities to share in opioid settlement funds

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
In an agreement reached last Thursday with the state government and local entities, Wood County and its cities learned how a pending settlement in the ongoing opioid lawsuit would benefit them financially.

Sheriff’s office giving away fishing poles to youth

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Wood County Sheriff’s plans for the annual KidFish normally held the first weekend in June has had to change.

Rose Hill Food Pantry distributes to those in need

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
The Rose Hill Food Pantry offers services each  second and fourth Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at 1420 CR 2460 in Mineola. 

There is no qualification to receive food.

Joseph Cirasola, 1952-2020

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Joseph Cirasola, 67, of Holly Lake Ranch passed away on May 29, 2020. Joseph was born to Rose and Salvatore Cirasola in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 29, 1952.

Weldon David Riddle, 1932-2020

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Weldon David Riddle, 87, of Mineola passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Mineola. He was born on June 20, 1932 in Bonham to Bury Riddle and Effie Novilla Riddle.

Newana “Ann” Riddle, 1937-2020

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Newana “Ann” Riddle went to her heavenly home Friday, May 22, 2020. Ann was born Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1937 to the late Harvey and Velma Skinner in Wood County.

Lesley Paul “Les Paul” Clanton, 1971-2020

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
Graveside services for Lesley Paul “Les Paul” Clanton, 48, of Lindale are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020 at Concord Cemetery, Mineola with Trey Tenery officiating.

John Michael Milner, 1960-2020

Yesterday at 7:02 PM
John Michael Milner of Hurst passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at age 59. He was born Sept. 20, 1960 in Tyler to Roy C. Milner and Marie McFadden Milner. He grew up in Euless, graduated from …
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