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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

Voter registration deadline June 15 for runoff

Monday, June 15 is the final day to register to vote in the July 14 runoff elections. more

Marchers rally in Mineola

The protests that have spread throughout the nation in response to the killing at police hands of George Floyd in Minneapolis reached Wood County last week and will continue this week. more

Alba-Golden High School

“I am a big believer in the prestige of this ceremony,” shared Alba-Golden principal Michael Mize, from a stage in the middle of Alba-Golden stadium Thursday evening.

“It may be a heat index of 102, it may be miserable for us right now standing out here, but listen, the prestige of this ceremony is not about us, the prestige of this ceremony is about these graduates.” The ceremony to follow honored them, which was not always a certainty this spring. more

Mineola High School

Against a backdrop of coronavirus protocols, the Mineola High School Class of 2020 took its final walk Friday night at Meredith Memorial Stadium.

Like their fellow classmates around the nation, the class was robbed of the last two and a half months of its senior year but did get to enjoy a modified version of a live graduation ceremony as restrictions began to ease starting in May. more

Protest peaceful at county courthouse

With the Wood County courthouse in the background, several Monday morning protesters lined the corner at South Main and Hwy. 154 in Quitman. more

County judge challenges cities on census

County Judge Lucy Hebron has challenged Wood County communities to get on board with the 2020 United States Census. more

Graduating 2020 style

It was a graduation like no other in the history of Quitman High School commencement exercises. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools, this year’s senior class has had to endure hardships that had never been seen. more
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