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Federal PPP COVID relief loans pump millions into Wood County businesses

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) has pumped at least $28 million into 450 Wood County businesses and up to $47.5 million. more

Seniors treated to memories parade

On Wednesday, June 17 the Making Memories Parade was a huge success thanks to many spirit-filled residents of Mineola. The portable parade was two cars strong and lasted nearly two hours long. Each “float” was adorned with patriotic garland, balloons and an American flag. more

Eyes are window to self-taught sketch artists’ talents

“It all starts with the eyes,” stated pencil sketch artist Johnny Harris. The retired Lake Fork resident fills his days with fishing and drawing. 

A self-taught artist, Harris has mastered one of the most challenging aspects of creative portraiture – bringing the “sparkle of the eye” to life in a drawing.  more

"Y'all vote"

Weekly marches continue on Thursday afternoons in Mineola. Marchers go against the flow of traffic along Hwy. 37.

Nearly a dozen folks had gathered in downtown Mineola before heading north in the sweltering summer heat Thursday. more

Events in Quitman impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more Quitman events.  Due to Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Old Settlers Reunion and activities of the Lake Country Classics Car club have been derailed. more

Cemetery dividing fence coming down Wednesday

Plans to remove the fence that long separated two private Mineola cemeteries were delayed until this Wednesday (July 15).

The work, anticipated to begin last Wednesday, had to be postponed due to wet conditions. more

Agreement reached to remove fence that separated cemeteries

A vestige of the segregationist past is coming down in Wood County.
An agreement has been reached to remove the fence that has long separated what has been known as the Mineola Black cemetery from its white counterpart. more

Jarvis Christian College announces tuition relief, laptops

Jarvis Christian College’s president and cabinet took a look at the impact that COVID-19 had on people of color and subsequently upon their students. more

Census response challenge ends

Mineola, Winnsboro and Quitman lead the way in responses to the 2020 U.S. Census. The challenge issued by County Judge Lucy Hebron ends on Thursday, and the latest from the Census Bureau shows … more

No Refusal Weekend nets two DWI arrests

A “No Refusal Weekend” was held during the 4th of July weekend in Wood County.

Wood County law enforcement officers were out in force patrolling the roadways for intoxicated drivers. more

Company plans to conduct update of Mineola Historical Resources Survey

The City of Mineola is updating the 2009 Mineola Historic Resources Survey that led to the listing of the Mineola Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. more

Lake Country Playhouse set to resume events

Open auditions for the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” Lake Country Playhouse’s September production, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 13 and 14. more
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