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Eldred named Quitman Elementary principal

Brittany Eldred, who has been an academic advisor at Quitman High School for two years, will move west on East Goode Street to take over the reins as the principal replacing the retiring Mary Ann Nichols. more

Alba EDC awards three businesses relief funds

The Alba Economic Development Corp. voted last Monday to award COVID-19 relief funds to three local businesses. more

Quitman chamber hosting business mixer at park

Quitman Chamber of Commerce is hosting a back-to-business mixer Thursday, June 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park. more

Marchers continue weekly rallies; requested to stay off the highway

For the third week in a row, more than 20 folks gathered at the gazebo in downtown Mineola on Thursday, then trudged north along Pacific St. 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

Mineola Pilot Club names humanitarian of year

Ellen Jackson was honored by the Mineola Pilot Club as Humanitarian of the Year at their annual installation banquet last week. more

Kiwanis donates to civic center

When the splash pad at the Mineola Civic Center needed repairs in order to open for the summer, the Mineola Kiwanis Club stepped up to help. more

Keeping the lights on is a challenging task for co-op

Given the rural nature of Wood County, the heavily-forested topography, the complexity of power transmission, East Texas weather, animal interaction and the occasional man-made accident, keeping the light on in the coffeemaker can be a challenge. more

Wood County Old Settlers Reunion cut to two days

There will be a 118th Wood County Old Settlers Reunion with a limited two-day version of the event. The 2020 edition of one of the state’s oldest active festivals will be held July 31 and Aug. 1 at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. more

Quitman ISD explores standards for naming facilities

She was teacher who inspired her theater students to reach for their highest goals in life.

Now, those former students and many others in the Quitman school district want Kristina Linker Johnson’s efforts memorialized by naming the school theater in her honor. more
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