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County has 4th case; stay-at-home continues

Wood County recorded its second and third cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and fourth on Tuesday as the county entered its second week under a stay-at-home order. more

Quitman DQ hosting blood drive

With blood supplies at critical levels during the COVID-19 outbreak, blood donation is even more important. The Dairy Queen in Quitman will host the Carter BloodCare bus on Wednesday, April 8 from … more

Pandemic leads to delays in local elections

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Texas have resulted in changes to upcoming elections. more

Census curtails in-person visits amid threat from virus

Even as the next U.S. Census is underway, the Census Bureau has released the latest population estimates, and Wood County has grown by another 382 residents. more

First county case confirmed; schools closing until May 4

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Wood County on Tuesday afternoon by county Emergency Management Coordinator Tully Davidson. The patient was being treated at UT Health in Quitman and became ill through community spread. more

Mineola bank hosts blood drive

City National Bank in Mineola is hosting a blood drive Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 200 N. Pacific St. more

Master Gardeners plan county garden tour

The Wood County Master Gardeners will host a Wood County Garden Tour on Saturday, May 2. Each site will feature a unique focal point surrounded by beautiful gardens.  Master Gardeners will be … more

Mineola League of the Arts classes begin; annual art show to showcase area talent

The Mineola League of the Arts is the place to be for aspiring and seasoned artists. It offers a large array of classes and shows throughout the year. more

Dogwood celebration returning to Quitman with three days of festivities March 20-22

Quitman will be full of fun, contests, good food and activities for the three-day Quitman Chamber of Commerce Dogwood Fiesta March 20-22.  The event will kick off with a street dance … more

Murder mystery coming to a playhouse near you

The Mineola Pilot Club and Lake Country Playhouse are hosting a murder mystery dinner theater at the Mineola Civic Center on Saturday, March 28.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be … more

This Week in Your Neighborhood

Revival, Spring cleaning, and Mini Train resumes more

Quitman Garden Club readies annual red geranium sale

Every year for decades the Quitman Garden Club sale of bright red geraniums has brightened landscapes and streets. The success of the sales has made it possible to give high school graduates a chance at one of the three $1,000 scholarships. more
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