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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

Lake Country symphony ready to launch 2020 season

The Lake Country Symphonic Band in Mineola launches its 2020 season this Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. more

Band on the rise

The Bobby Irwin Band of Quitman won the 2020 TXM Records Texana Troubadour singer and songwriter contest on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Lindale Texas Music City Grill & Smokehouse. more

Speakers detail many successes of black Americans

The Mineola Historical Museum hosted “Then and Now,” a Black History Month Program on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Addie McFarland Center. Community members and high school students attended the event.  more
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