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Three seek Precinct 1 post

The Precinct 1 commissioner’s position is a three-man race. One incumbent, one former commissioner and a political newcomer to Wood County are each seeking the seat. more

Time to move from walking to doing

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church hosted a community wide luncheon, along with the Mineola Ministerial Alliance, on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work he did to encourage equality and unity among all races. more

JP changing perceptions with community outreach

Since taking office as Wood County Precinct Two justice of the peace in January 2019, Judge Janae Holland and her staff, Monica Bailey and Anita Piper, have made many changes to how their office relates to and is involved with the public. more

Davidson reappointed as county fire marshal

Tully Davidson was unanimously reappointed Wood County fire marshal at last Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting. Davidson is also the county emergency management director and supervises the new environmental officer. His term as fire marshal will run through Jan. 13, 2022. Commissioners approved a bond for Davidson. more

Former Mineola drum major forms non-profit to assist band students

Brian Lyke, Mineola ISD graduate and former drum major, is using his experience and passion for marching band to guide other ambitious young people to success on the field and in life. more

Ramp builders complete 100th project

Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola has many service projects, and through its partnership with Texas Ramp Project (TRP) recently completed its 100th project. more

Churches take steps to thwart shooters

Less than two hours from Wood County in White Settlement, a man sat in a pew of West Freeway Church of Christ during the Dec. 29 service before pulling out a gun and firing into the congregation, killing two parishioners. more

Funds available to help area veterans with critical home repairs

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is looking for veterans who need critical repairs on their home.  more

Mineola man receives a big surprise; daughter he didn’t know gets big prize

Mike Love got the surprise of his life recently when he found out through a reality TV show that he has a grown daughter. Dashae Pardon had been adopted at five days old by loving parents and been raised well, but after giving birth to her son, she had a longing to find her biological family. more

At 103, English prefers to think youthful thoughts and see what’s going on

Irene English turned 103 years old on Nov. 20. Even at her age, she is sharp and quick-witted. After living more than a century, she has seen and experienced many changes.  more

Portraits of the elderly is Cook’s Legacy Project

The Legacy Project began with a question Sunnie Cook asked her aging father, “What legacy do you want to leave?” more

Trick or treat

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