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Cities to share resources should illness hit staffs

Four area cities are working on an agreement to share personnel should illness cause one, or more, to be short-handed at their water treatment plants. The cities of Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, … more

Business takes up the call to help make masks

Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman is seeking assistance from their community of quilters and sewers. more

Quitman extends emergency order

The Quitman City Council held a special meeting Thursday evening via teleconference and approved continuing the declaration of local disaster for a public health emergency. more

SRA announces work under way on new lake rec facility

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Lake Fork Recreation Facility to be constructed west of Hwy. 154 in Wood County near Caney Creek. more

Census curtails in-person visits amid threat from virus

Even as the next U.S. Census is underway, the Census Bureau has released the latest population estimates, and Wood County has grown by another 382 residents. more

Robinson bidding adieu to co-op

After 24 years, the face of Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) is stepping into retirement. more

Mineola school board postpones May election

The Mineola School Board election has been postponed until November. more

Bank, EDC team with shoppers to aid retailers

The Small Town Strong project, initiated by Mineola Community Bank, is a reinvestment fund for independently owned small businesses in Mineola, Winnsboro, Lindale, Grand Saline and Edgewood. Its … more

First county case confirmed; schools closing until May 4

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Wood County on Tuesday afternoon by county Emergency Management Coordinator Tully Davidson. The patient was being treated at UT Health in Quitman and became ill through community spread. more

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
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