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Alba-Golden superintendent leaving despite protests

In an emotionally charged Alba-Golden ISD board meeting on Thursday night, trustees voted unanimously to offer Superintendent Dwayne Ellis a retirement agreement.  The agreement states that … more

All charges dropped against former sheriff, chief deputy

It’s been a long time coming, now it’s gone.  The right to have a speedy trial won out in this long and winding tale dating back five years. The cases against former Wood … more

County EDC focuses on finding new director

The search for an executive director headed the topics discussed at last week’s Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC). Interim Executive Director Jim Berry and board member … more

One of the best in the land

The Mineola High School band was formally presented its Sudler Shield during its concert last Thursday in Lindale. The students performed the music they will present at the Texas Music Educators … more

Holland named Notable African American woman

Judge Janae Holland, Mineola Precinct Two Justice of the Peace, has been selected by the Texas African American Museum in Tyler as one of East Texas’ Notable African American Women. more

Wood County Grand Jury indictments

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury January 29: Joseph Manley Jones, tamper/fabricate physical evidence, third degree felony; and prohibited weapon, third … more

Zoo closing after break-in

Mini S Exotic Zoo on FM 1799 near Lake Holbrook in Mineola is closing its gates for good. On Jan. 26, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the zoo concerning criminal mischief. According to … more

Mineola Police Report, Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

Jan. 30 12:05 a.m. A resident on Frances St. reported that two males were trespassing. The resident reported his son had distracted him while two teenagers came into their residence. When he found … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 22-28

Jan. 22 1:55 a.m. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 3490/FM 2869. Jeremy Lemley, 40, of Holly Lake Ranch, was arrested for possession of controlled substance. 9:29 a.m. Deputies … more

Mineola Police Report, Feb. 6-12

Feb. 6 2:39 a.m. While an officer was conducting routine patrol, he noticed a hatch to a vehicle open at a residence on Harris St. The officer made contact at the resident and found the hatch was … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

Jan. 29   12:09 a.m.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 69 near the west Loop 564 in Mineola. Jazmynne Townsend, 24, of Cedar Hill, was arrested for possession of a controlled … more

Local steer wins in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Herd steer T Bar W Imperial Chex claimed Longhorn Grand Champion Trophy Steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Jan. 21. more
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