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County lake beaches remain open for now

Wood County commissioners had planned to discuss closing the public beaches at the county’s four lakes Tuesday.

But instead they held a closed session and took no action afterward. more

Bank working through business aid requests

Since starting the Small Town Strong Project, Mineola Community Bank has had numerous applications for assistance turned in by local small businesses.

Fourteen businesses in Mineola have already received funds as of Friday. Many more applications are ready to be reviewed and approved by MCB and Mineola Economic Development Corporation representatives. more

QDC handing out business assistance checks

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) has had a good response from local businesses responding to its short-term grant offer.

QDC Board President Martha Scroggins said the group is trying to get money into people’s hands this week and they were writing checks Monday, April 6. more

For some, caution is normal

In our small Wood County towns, we’re seeing amazing community creativity as residents come together to care for their friends and neighbors. While the elderly and the vulnerable hunker down for the long haul, others are banding together to take care of their neighbors. 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

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

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

Rodney Keike, Debbie Robinson Quitman man and woman of year

Close to 300 people filled Carroll Green Civic Center for the annual Quitman Chamber of Commerce banquet. The 2020 Vision theme brought together many chamber members representing businesses throughout Quitman. more

Decision time for Wood County voters

Six contested Wood County races headline the Republican primary on Tuesday, March 3. more

Mineola City Council takes steps toward long-range plan for drainage problems

Mineola City Council took a look at problem drainage areas around the city in a workshop Monday. more
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