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Meredith Foundation awards almost $1.5 million in grants

In 2020, the Meredith Foundation has granted $1,475,378 to 14 qualified organizations. more

Help with utility bills available for East Texans

The COVID-19 crisis is creating major financial concerns for many families in rural East Texas. Individuals may have their work hours reduced or be experiencing lay-offs. Many are already living … more

Businesses navigating the brave new world

Businesses have had to change as more restrictions are approved to stem the spread of the viral disease COVID-19. more

Quitman mayor addresses community

Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn has reached out to Quitman residents concerning the ongoing battle due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the state and country. more

High school athletics value more evident now that it’s gone

The ballparks are silent at the moment as scholastic competition has been shut down for the balance of the spring, so far. Often in the absence of an activity, it serves us well to consider the impact and vitality of that activity. more

Many events canceled, postponed

Wood County groups began announcements late last week about community events that are being canceled or postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. more

Flora Masonic Lodge honors Waddleton with award

A Quitman native who came home to practice her gift of medicine received the Quitman Flora Lodge #119 Community Builder Award for 2019. Dr. Beverly Waddleton, on staff as a doctor and faculty member for UT Health Science Center, received the award. more

Mineola League of the Arts classes begin; annual art show to showcase area talent

The Mineola League of the Arts is the place to be for aspiring and seasoned artists. It offers a large array of classes and shows throughout the year. more

Dogwood celebration returning to Quitman with three days of festivities March 20-22

Quitman will be full of fun, contests, good food and activities for the three-day Quitman Chamber of Commerce Dogwood Fiesta March 20-22.  The event will kick off with a street dance … more

Officials stress importance of accurate Census count

Wood County leaders are stressing the critical importance of having an accurate headcount in the upcoming 2020 U.S. census. more

Improvement projects in the works at Alba

The Alba City Council moved ahead with two public improvement projects last week. The city has received a community development grant for $275,000 to address street drainage issues. An … more

Grant helps HVFD acquire new truck

Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. has completed the process to receive a new engine partially funded by a Texas A&M Forest Service Grant Program. Hainesville will receive $218,000 in the form … more
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