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MISD bus driver lauded for actions after crash

Jay Cloud, who has been a bus driver for Mineola ISD for one year, was presented the “Hero Driver Award” by the board of trustees at the Dec. 16 meeting for his quick thinking and safety during the bus accident on Thursday, Nov. 21. more

Funds available to help area veterans with critical home repairs

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is looking for veterans who need critical repairs on their home.  more

Quitman pair earns prestigious Eagle badge

The steps necessary to achieve the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout rank take years to fulfill and include a final worthwhile community service project, as well as a lengthy review process. That’s why only four percent of Scouts attain this top goal.   more

Horse-riding lessons prove therapeutic for kids

Lake Fork Stables, a small equestrian facility in Yantis, opened its gates in 2017 for horse boarding. By 2018, they had overnight facilities and were offering riding lessons on retired racehorses. more

Color run benefits juvenile arthritis

Mineola Elementary School had its second annual Reindeer Color Run on Friday, Dec. 13. Students who collected $5 or more in donations were able to participate in the 1-mile run.  They raised over $2,300 to donate to the Arthritis Foundation. more

4-H food show winners announced

The annual Wood County 4-H Food Show was held recently with 4-H members exhibiting skills in the Food/Nutrition project. more

County Republican club awards four scholarships

The Lake Country Republican Club awarded four local high school students scholarships at their meeting Monday, Dec. 2. more

Explorers program open to Wood County youth

For children 14-20 interested in law enforcement, Wood County Explorers Program would be a great learning opportunity for them.  more

With new facility, quilt shop grows into national destination – and has bigger plans

Little did she know when she moved to East Texas to raise emus she would be leading a multi-million dollar quilting business with thousands of followers some 20 plus years later. more

Erwins perform

The Erwins will be returning to Lake Country Bible Church in Mineola on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. more

It's Christmas time in Wood County

Quitman and Mineola held Christmas parades through their respective downtowns on Saturday and they were a sight to see. more

City studying request to exempt carts

A request to allow the use of golf carts on city streets in October could come before the Mineola City Council in December. Derrick McCann made one of two requests for off-street vehicles to be … more
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