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Naturalist classes planned

Plans are underway, and applicants are streaming in for the 2022 in-person East Texas Chapter Master Naturalist classes. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Tyler Nature Center and … more

Softball tournament benefits child advocacy center

Jeremy Ragsdale slides under tag of Josh Hearn at 3rd base during the championship game of the first responders softball tournament Saturday in Quitman.  more

County teams with UT Health for better community health

Wood County and UT Health East Texas EMS have formed the Wood County Health Advisory Committee “to identify community health concerns and create positive health outcomes, with a focus on … more

Pilot Club marks a century since its founding

Mayor Jayne Lankford proclaimed the week of Oct. 17-23 as Pilot International Founders Week in Mineola. Pilot International was founded in Macon, Ga. in October 1921 and is celebrating its 100th … more

St. Paul celebrating 150th church anniversary

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola will celebrate its 150th anniversary with Sunday worship followed by a dinner on Sunday, Oct. 23. The church was founded in 1871 and claims to be the … more

...Hear the train a-comin’; it’s rollin’ ‘round the bend

One can judge large industries by the equipment required to move their product. The railroad, alongside of which many in the county reside, is by this measure a massive industry. Consider that … more

Habitat for Humanity grant offers aid to Wood County

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has received a $300,000 Housing Preservation Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for critical home repairs for rural East … more

Quitman chamber gearing up for Christmas season events

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce is having a wreath fundraiser sale by the Hometown Christmas Committee. This is an opportunity to brighten and unify the downtown area during the holidays. Donations … more

Twice-a-year Hwy. 80 sale brings out the crowds

A refreshing northern breeze welcomed hawkers of wares up and down Highway 80 this past weekend. The semi-annual Highway 80 Sale drew many locals interested in finding that something … more

Gannon memorial work day even larger during second year

The second annual work day in memory of Jeff Gannon at Animal Protection of East Texas-SPCA was even more successful than last year’s, according to his sister, Kim. The event is held on Oct. … more

Monthly breakfast benefits food pantry ministry

The Bread of Life Ministry in Mineola will hold its monthly benefit breakfast Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7-9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mineola. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit … more

TJC honors Mize, fellow superintendents

The Tyler Junior College Alumni Association honored its 2021 class of award recipients in a glittering event Saturday, Oct. 2, in the new Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center on the TJC main campus. more
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