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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

Masonic officers installed

Mineola Masonic Lodge #502 held installation of 2021 officers recently. Installing officer was Verl Tramel. Officers include... more

Wood County COVID-19 cases pass 100; mask order leads to canceled 4th events

As Wood County cases of COVID-19 neared the 100 mark, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide face mask order on Thursday, July 2.

As a result the city of Mineola canceled its planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Ministry offering new tiny home to lucky winner

Second Chance Homes Built by Second Chance Hands has completed its first tiny home and will be using it as a fundraiser for the ministry. The tiny homes are being constructed by clients of … more

Mineola Main Street earns national accreditation

Mineola has once again earned national accreditation as a Main Street City.  “We are pleased to receive this recognition again and are most pleased and honored to serve the Mineola Main … more

Detecting metal and history

It all starts with research. The hobby of metal detecting is really all about digging up history. And, in this game, history begets history. Sure there are those rare finds -- gold coins have been … more

Lee James’s efforts pay off with money to purchase new neighborhood crime watch signs for Mineola

Thanks to the diligent efforts of Lee James, the Mineola Police Dept. has been able to purchase new neighborhood crime watch signs. James spent more than two years retrieving the funds from the … more
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