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Genealogy sleuthing yields results

Wood County Genealogy Society received an envelope with 50 family photos found in a home in Yantis.   Two of the pictures were tintype, which meant they were taken in the late 1850s. The … more

St. Dunstan dedicates marker

A Texas historical marker was unveiled Sunday morning at Church of St. Dunstan’s in Mineola. The Episcopal church was established in 1947. Ground was broken for the first building in 1948 on N. … more

Letter carriers set annual food drive

Saturday, May 11, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. Letter carriers … more

Garden ministry sprouts by area church

The sighting was completely unexpected. Adjacent to the church grounds was a garden. A quick double-check revealed that the garden was unmistakably associated with the church.   There, just … more

Home on Sycamore named yard of month

Amid neatly mowed yards with attractive foundation plantings, Candy Underwood’s home at 708 Sycamore draws the eye with its very contrast to those around it. It has been selected as the … more

County renews promise to help protect children

With inspiring music from the combined choirs of Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro schools, Wood County once again sent the message to stand against child abuse and in support of   crime victims. … more

Mineola celebrates May Fiesta

The May Fiesta, sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce, filled downtown Mineola Saturday with colorful sights and sounds from mariachi bands to revving engines. Among the events were … more

Lions planning annual fish fry

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host their 29th Annual Catfish Fry Saturday, May 11 at the Yantis ISD Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m.   Menu includes fresh catfish, red beans, cole slaw, … more

Blood drive May 7

The next blood drive hosted by the Quitman Rotary Club will be held at First United Methodist Church Quitman, 406 Lane St., on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be done inside … more

May Fiesta to fill downtown Saturday

Celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture in Cinco de Mayo fashion is the purpose of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fiesta de Mayo (May Fiesta) community event scheduled Saturday, May … more

Mineola garden club names yard of the month

A.B. and Gail Jennings bought their house at 305 Newsom in Mineola 36 years ago and raised their family. They’ve always loved gardening and liked the fact that their property already had … more

Kiwanis honors

Mineola ISD Police Chief Cody Castleberry was recognized as the Kiwanis Club April Citizen of the Month for his work making all the schools safer. The award was presented by Mineola Superintendent … more

Mineola High School students lending a helping hand

Students from Emily Winters’ Mineola High School ag class volunteered to helped spruce up the Prayer Garden at First Methodist Church in Mineola.  more

Rotary hosts blood drive

The Quitman Rotary Club will host its next blood donation drive on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quitman First United Methodist Church. Carter Blood Care will take the donations, … more

Music in May to return to gazebo

The city of Mineola brings back its free Music in May concert series for the third year. Performers will appear at the downtown gazebo for each of the five Thursdays in May, beginning Thursday, … more

Candlelight vigil Tuesday at Quitman’s Hogg Park

The annual candlelight vigil for child abuse awareness in Wood County will be held Tuesday, April 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman under the pavilion. The event will include … more

CNB hosting burger benefit

City National Bank in Mineola will host a burglar launch fundraiser for Mineola Caring and Sharing on Friday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A burger, chips and cookie will be served for $10. … more

UT Health Quitman nurse honored for care

Tracy Whinery, BSN, RN, received the DAISY Award for outstanding patient care at UT Health Quitman last week.   Whinery, a wound care nurse, received the nomination from a patient who also … more

Annual show celebrates art

Alyce Leard summed it up simply. “It really is a celebration,” she exclaimed.   The Painters Guild coordinator at the Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) took time out of a very busy … more

Extension Service schedules forum

The Texas Agrilife Extension Service is conducting its Texas Community Futures Forums in counties throughout Texas. The extension service holds these events every five years to help identify … more
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