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Mineola city manager sees community on verge of growth, change

Mineola, a quaint town with a strong community heartbeat, is poised for growth and change.

“We are in a very good position. We have to be patient and work together,” states Mercy Rushing, Mineola city manager. more

Fire at Quitman apartments

Quitman firefighters put out a fire last week at the Towner Apartments at the corner of Hwy. 37 and FM 2088. There were no injuries. more

Despite ejections, Alba-Golden boys defeat Quitman with five

Alba-Golden sprinted out of the gate and Quitman could never catch up in last Tuesday’s contest between Wood County rivals. The Panthers won the game 50-34, but not until after all the smoke cleared. more

District attorney hopefuls make their case in forum

Wood County Criminal District Attorney candidates, incumbent Angela Albers and challenger Jodi Cox, spoke to voters at last week’s forum sponsored by the Wood County Bar Association. The forum was held in the 402nd District Courtroom last week. 402nd District Judge candidates incumbent Jeff Fletcher and challenger Brad McCampbell were also at the forum. more

Political forum features candidates for district judge

Candidates for 402nd District Court judge and attorney participated in a forum sponsored by the Wood County Bar Association Friday in front of a packed house in the district courtroom at the county courthouse. more

Three seek Precinct 1 post

The Precinct 1 commissioner’s position is a three-man race. One incumbent, one former commissioner and a political newcomer to Wood County are each seeking the seat. more

Time to move from walking to doing

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church hosted a community wide luncheon, along with the Mineola Ministerial Alliance, on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work he did to encourage equality and unity among all races. more

JP changing perceptions with community outreach

Since taking office as Wood County Precinct Two justice of the peace in January 2019, Judge Janae Holland and her staff, Monica Bailey and Anita Piper, have made many changes to how their office relates to and is involved with the public. more

Davidson reappointed as county fire marshal

Tully Davidson was unanimously reappointed Wood County fire marshal at last Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting. Davidson is also the county emergency management director and supervises the new environmental officer. His term as fire marshal will run through Jan. 13, 2022. Commissioners approved a bond for Davidson. more

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meetings resume

The Mineola Pilot Club is resuming support group meetings for Alzheimer’s patient caregivers Tuesday, Jan. 21 at noon at Red Dome Smokehouse in Quitman. more

Honor group pays tribute to pastors

Some 20 local pastors were honored by members of My Honor, Inc. and the Flora Masonic Lodge in Quitman Friday at noon. more

Walkers enjoy time in county

John Ring and Jimmy Mathews of Buddy Watch Walk - Pier to Pier left Sunday morning after a brief weekend of rest in Mineola. 
U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran Jim Bailey joined them on the next leg of their journey from Mineola VFW to Grand Saline.  more
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