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The Wright stuff

Senior Lovely Wright was crowned Mineola’s 2019 homecoming queen in pregame ceremonies Friday at Meredith Memorial Stadium. See photos from the parade and coverage of the game. more

Hughes to chair state committee

State Sen. Bryan Hughes of Mineola has been appointed chairman of the State Affairs Committee for the Texas Senate Oct. 1. more

MISD board debates region CTE hub future

The future of career and technical education (CTE) in Mineola ISD – and throughout the region – drew lengthy discussion at Monday’s  Mineola School Board meeting. more

County budget approved with lower tax rate

Wood County Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020 budget with a tax levy of 55.5 cents per $100 valuation which will amount to a $24.90 yearly savings on a $100,000 home. more

Hotel-motel funds awarded by commission

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC), formerly the Wood County Industrial Commission, has awarded Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) grant applications totaling $75,350. more

Mineola EDC buying land off U.S. 69 South

The Mineola Economic Development Corp. took steps last Tuesday to aid future business development with plans to purchase 6.82 acres on the west side of U.S. Hwy. 69 South. more

Marker dedicated at historic Golden home

The official dedication ceremony for the Wood County historical marker at Doc Cooper Farm in Golden was held Sept. 13. Judge Lucy Hebron officiated the ceremony. more

Quitman city property tax public hearing draws no interest from citizens

A second hearing on the proposed property tax rate for the City of Quitman drew no public comments or participation last Thursday.  more

St. Dunstan’s installing rector

The Church of St. Dunstan in Mineola will install a new rector on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the church, 800 N. Johnson. A reception will follow. more

Hay show rakes in more than $30K for ag program

The 53rd annual Mineola Hay Show raised more than $30,000 for the Mineola High School ag program Tuesday, Sept. 10. more

County hospital district sets tax rate

The Wood County Central Hospital District board of directors voted to set a tax rate at 1.57 cents per $100 valuation and adopted a $283,146 budget for the 2019 fiscal year Tuesday afternoon. The tax rate is down from last year’s 1.95 cents. more

Council of Governments announces Text to 9-1-1 service for Wood, area counties

Text to 9-1-1 service is available in Wood County and many surrounding areas. more
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