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Country churches keeping the faith serving communities

Tucked away in quiet roads throughout Wood County are a collection of small, non-descript chapels.  Their very presence can be a source of great comfort to many. However, these small community churches too often are mistaken as mere quaint background to the beautiful landscape. Nothing could be further from the truth. more

There’s one cure for the summer time blues

All fall sports are scheduled to begin competition on time this fall. more

Fence dividing cemeteries becomes a part of history

More than 50 folks gathered last Wednesday morning to witness and partake in the making of history.

After rain delayed work, the fence that had separated two private Mineola cemeteries has been taken down. more

Community seeks methods for positive change

Concerned citizens and community leaders gathered at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola Friday to review ideas on how to come together as a community to make it better. more

Federal PPP COVID relief loans pump millions into Wood County businesses

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) has pumped at least $28 million into 450 Wood County businesses and up to $47.5 million. more

Events in Quitman impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more Quitman events.  Due to Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Old Settlers Reunion and activities of the Lake Country Classics Car club have been derailed. more

Cemetery dividing fence coming down Wednesday

Plans to remove the fence that long separated two private Mineola cemeteries were delayed until this Wednesday (July 15).

The work, anticipated to begin last Wednesday, had to be postponed due to wet conditions. more

Agreement reached to remove fence that separated cemeteries

A vestige of the segregationist past is coming down in Wood County.
An agreement has been reached to remove the fence that has long separated what has been known as the Mineola Black cemetery from its white counterpart. more

Wood County COVID-19 cases pass 100; mask order leads to canceled 4th events

As Wood County cases of COVID-19 neared the 100 mark, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide face mask order on Thursday, July 2.

As a result the city of Mineola canceled its planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Richie’s plans late summer return

The fire was what they call “fully involved.” Afterward, practically nothing stood at what hours before had been Richie’s Grill and Café, a mainstay of the Hawkins community. more

A march for change

A gathering slightly larger than the previous Thursday formed just after 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the gazebo in downtown Mineola. more

A prayer for unity

As protests continued across the nation, about 100 residents attended a gathering for prayer on the north lawn of the Wood County courthouse Saturday morning. more
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