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Alba-Golden ISD residents being surveyed

The Alba-Golden Independent School District board of trustees has employed Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services to assist with the search for a new superintendent. 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

Cities to share resources should illness hit staffs

Four area cities are working on an agreement to share personnel should illness cause one, or more, to be short-handed at their water treatment plants. The cities of Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, … more

Business takes up the call to help make masks

Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman is seeking assistance from their community of quilters and sewers. more

Quitman extends emergency order

The Quitman City Council held a special meeting Thursday evening via teleconference and approved continuing the declaration of local disaster for a public health emergency. more

SRA announces work under way on new lake rec facility

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Lake Fork Recreation Facility to be constructed west of Hwy. 154 in Wood County near Caney Creek. more

Census curtails in-person visits amid threat from virus

Even as the next U.S. Census is underway, the Census Bureau has released the latest population estimates, and Wood County has grown by another 382 residents. more

Robinson bidding adieu to co-op

After 24 years, the face of Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) is stepping into retirement. 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

Meredith Foundation awards almost $1.5 million in grants

In 2020, the Meredith Foundation has granted $1,475,378 to 14 qualified organizations. more
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