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Mineola maintenance crews plan to perform overlay operations on FM 2088 and ditch maintenance on FM 779. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations. Wood County … more
“An old East Texas country boy starting out playing and then went up in the national ranks.” This is how pro truck puller Charlie Hinds of Quitman describes his journey to become one of the … more
At the regular May business meeting, members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the new officers for 2019-20. Joy Hagg, … more
When an East Texas garden is invaded by destructive insects, resorting first to chemical warfare isn’t always the best line of defense. The common approach of bug-therefore-poison might eliminate … more
At JK Business Services, Watson and Kristy Hargus provide bookkeeping services, typing, notary services, conference room and computer station rentals, video conferencing and more for small businesses … more
For her hard work and accomplishments, Quitman High School 2019 valedictorian Abby Dobbs was awarded a scholarship from the Texas Golf Association. The 2019 Doris Kallina/’Nez Muhleman … more
Members of the Mineola Kiwanis and Rotary clubs have joined together for the “KI-RO” Golf Tournament Fundraiser. The tournament will be held Saturday, June 22, beginning at 8 a.m. at the … more
Activities in downtown Alba Saturday for the Life After Meth Ministries included a pie eating contest, motorcycle rally, music and dunking booth. Over $200 was raised for the christian organization, which serves those whose life has been derailed by meth. more
Faith Baptist Church in Quitman hosted a block party to mark the end of the school year in their parking lot Friday evening. Dozens of kids enjoyed a petting zoo, tractor rides, inflatable castle with slide, games, snacks, face painting, balloon animals, and a cake walk. Pastor Mike Midkiff presented $100 on behalf of the church to each of the Quitman schools – elementary, junior high, and high school – plus the Quitman Police and Fire Departments, totaling $500 donated. Tours of the church facilities were given, hot dogs and cotton candy were served, and summer was ushered in with style. more
Clear skies, free hotdogs, bike giveaways and complimentary wriggly worms welcomed folks to the annual Hooked on Fishing youth tournament on Saturday morning along the southern shores of Lake Fork.

Swarming to the Sabine River Authority headquarters, 215 registrants from ages legally alive to those legal to drive competed to catch the heaviest bass, catfish, perch, crappie, and turtles.

Former Dallas Cowboys players Kenneth Gant and Lincoln Coleman Jr. assisted Sheriff Tom Castloo in handing out the hardware to 18 outstanding anglers. Cash Harrison from Celina pulled in a 6.38-pound catfish, netting him the overall prize for the largest catch in any age or classification. more
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