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Some heroes wear masks, others make them

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked stories of tragedy and uncertain emotions and feelings. But it has also seen unlikely heroes rise to the occasion, from first responders to those on the front lines of the war on the virus and those who have turned their time staying at home into positive action for others. more

Bigham honored for 22 years

Mayor Pro Tem Novada Bigham took the mayor’s gavel to open her final meeting on the Mineola City Council Monday.

Bigham has served Ward Three for 22 years and stepped down at the end of her 11th term. more

Mineola utility customers given deadline

Mineola residents who are late on their utility bills will have two upcoming deadlines to meet. more

More turn to home gardening during pandemic

Dana Gray of Grays’ Nursery and Garden Center summed up Northeast Texas’ vegetable providers in a word. “Overwhelmed,” she said. “The 30-40 providers in Northeast Texas that we purchase from are simply overwhelmed.” more

Recovery ministry building tiny homes

Life After Meth Ministries has expanded its outreach in two significant ways recently. more

Mineola, Alba-Golden planning live, restricted ceremonies for graduation

With new guidance from the governor and the Texas Education Agency last week, Mineola ISD announced last Wednesday afternoon that an outdoor graduation ceremony is planned Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. at Meredith Memorial Stadium, with an alternate weather date of June 6. more

QDC board reviews business assistance

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) was able to give grants to several Quitman businesses in phase two of its plan to give $300 cash or $500 in gift cards to help local merchants during the difficult times of COVID-19. more

KidFish canceled, Bassmasters reset

The annual Wood County Sheriff’s KidFish has been canceled and the Bassmaster Elite Series Texas Fest moved to November. Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo still wants people to know although … more

Cookies for caretakers

Wood County Criminal District Attorney Angela Albers delivered cookie trays and snack baskets to members of the staff at UT Health in Quitman to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 … more

City of Mineola to offer residents free dump service on Saturdays

To assist residents who may be cleaning their homes and properties during additional time spent at home, the City Of Mineola will offer the free use of trash receptacles on Saturdays through May and June, except Memorial Day weekend. more

Mercy Mall Quitman searching for a new home

Mercy Mall Quitman, a non-profit organization that supplies food for the needy, has to find a new headquarters by the beginning of June. more

Gilcreases celebrate 50 years

Gil and Alice Gilcrease celebrated their 50th anniversary April 16 with their daughter Debra K. Teter and son-in-law Brian Teter and grandchildren Haley, Holly and Joey. Bro. Arthur Dimsdale … more
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