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Celebrating our independence

At one of the recent protest rallies in downtown Mineola, two observers follow face-mask protocol. The rallies are scheduled to continue each Thursday at 5 p.m. with a march from the downtown gazebo … more

Mineola Scouts traditional July 4th flag retirement now canceled

Mineola Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts plan to continue with the traditional flag retirement ceremony on the Fourth of July, on a scaled-back basis. The ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. at the Mineola … more

Scout completes eagle project

Alan De Gorostiza (at right on bench) of Troop 36 in Quitman has completed his community service project toward attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He completed a covered bench swing for the Wood … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.  Wi-fi will be available in the parking lot area for patrons. July 2020 is GAO Youth Financial … more

Queens at chamber mixer

Dogwood royalty was on hand last Thursday at the Jim Hogg City Park pavilion for the Quitman Chamber of Commerce mixer. Pictured (from left) are Little Miss Dogwood Karli Kernes, Junior Miss Dogwood … more

Truss manufacturer moving to Quitman park

Texas Timber Works is coming to Quitman. Texas Timber Works is owned by the father-son team of Shaun and Jeremy May who have purchased property in Quitman Business Park to continue the growth of … more

In East Texas Gardens

One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening in Texas is sharing plants. Sharing plants can be the result of seed-starting success: you plant 20 tomato seeds, 18 germinate, but you only need three … more

Health protocols for primary runoff election

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols that will be in place for the primary runoff election in Wood County. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent … more

Band students earn scholarships

Mineola High School 2020 graduates receiving scholarships from the band boosters include, top, Esme Estrada and Ana Cruz, bottom left, Megan Holt, and bottom right, Anjel Garcia. They are shown with … more

Tree removal project

Volunteers with the Texas Baptist Men, led by Wendell Romans, donated their skills last week to safely cut down an aging oak tree near the historic Stinson House at the Wood County Arboretum and … more

Classic vehicle enthusiasts gather at courthouse despite some precipitation on Saturday morning

After a three month delay due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the first Lake Country Classic Cars “Classics and Coffee” went off without a hitch Saturday despite early heavy rain showers. more

WCEDC accepting applications for relief funds

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) was given the go-ahead by Wood County commissioners to begin taking applications for COVID-19 relief for county businesses. more
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