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Rental assistance available

Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP) has a new program to assist people struggling to pay rent. The funding targets two areas.   Rent assistance may be available several … more

Clubs lend hand to Quitman schools

Rotary and Pilot Clubs of Quitman joined forces last week to purchase 110 digital thermometers for the QISD schools. The thermometers will be provided to student families by school nurses on a … more

How was your spring break?

Schools in Mineola, Alba-Golden and Yantis welcomed back students on Thursday morning. Quitman schools are set to reopen Monday. All students were scanned for temperature on their way into the … more

Power company offers payment options

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) is offering additional payment options for business and residential customers who are behind on their energy bills during the COVID-19 … more

Scholarship winner

Although COVID-19 kept the Old Settlers Reunion from being a realty this summer, the organization’s board was busy going through applications for their $1,000 scholarship. Quitman 2020 graduate … more

Kiwanis shifts back-to-school project to cards

Instead of the usual Back to School project held each August, the Mineola Kiwanis Club realized that because of COVID-19, supplies needed to be handled in a different way. After discussions with … more

Collapsed Mineola sewer line back in business after emergency repairs

A sewer line collapse in downtown Mineola closed part of U.S. Hwy. 80 for a few days and left city public works crews on scene during much of that time to try to mitigate more problems. Emergency … more

Historic WWII ships’ crew honored

Two Thursdays past, the crew of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) received the Congressional Gold Medal for extraordinary service to the nation. West Texas native and Memphis resident Cleatus A. Lebow is … more

Cemetery cancels annual event due to the spread of COVID-19

Memorial Day services for the Wood County Ebeneezer Cemetery Association scheduled for Aug. 22 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Mineola Hay Show entries due Aug. 20

The day for submitting hay samples for the 54th annual Mineola Hay Show will be Thursday, Aug. 20. Exhibitors wanting to enter this year’s Hay Show should bring samples to the Lester Cole Show … more

Country churches keeping the faith serving communities

Tucked away in quiet roads throughout Wood County are a collection of small, non-descript chapels.  Their very presence can be a source of great comfort to many. However, these small community churches too often are mistaken as mere quaint background to the beautiful landscape. Nothing could be further from the truth. more
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