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Wood County has 10 deaths, 302 cases of COVID-19

The latest statistics from the Northeast Texas Public Health District show Wood County with more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 10 deaths. Four deaths have been reported for Mineola and one for Alba, in addition to the five reported in Winnsboro before June 10. more

Quitman ISD school board proposing lower tax rate

The Quitman ISD school board met Monday night to set a proposed tax rate for the upcoming year and set a date for a public meeting Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at the new administration building at 600 N. … more

Fewer mixed drink taxes collected in recent quarter

Mixed drink taxes are down in Wood County this year. The state comptroller’s office released its second quarter report recently, and establishments which collect taxes on the sale of mixed … more

County virus cases rising, Mineola has first death

Wood County recorded 68 new cases of COVID-19 for the week from July 20-27 and added one new death, bringing the total to six. more

Mineola council OKs subdivision plat

The preliminary plat for Blackmon Meadows, a new subdivision in Mineola, met approval from the city council Monday. The housing development is off FM 1254 just south of the Mineola Youth … more

County commissioners hear proposal to revive county health authority for pandemic response

The representative of Northeast Texas Health Public Health District - Wood County made a presentation during Wood County commissioner’s budget workshops July 14. more

Mineola budget could tap reserves

Mineola City Council got a second look at a draft budget Monday. The proposed budget is balanced with no new property tax revenue. more

Mineola EDC budget takes a conservative approach

Mineola Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) plans a lower budget and more conservative revenue approach for 2021. more

Program can assist families dealing with high utility bills

Hot summer temperatures mean high utility bills. For those living on limited income this burden can be major. Families have also been impacted by loss of income due to the pandemic. These families … more

Commissioners discuss salaries, canine

County commissioners continued working through the budget with another workshop last Thursday.  Precinct 2 Commissioner Jerry Gaskill commented, “I think we are going to be hurting more … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

July 15-21 Suspicious Activity: 25 Alarm: 13 Burglary: 6 Theft: 9 Criminal Trespass: 7 Assault: 4 Disturbances/Disputes: 9 Shots Fired: 3 Criminal Mischief: 2 Reckless … more

Quitman Police Report

July 4 Angie Lynn Flippin, 48, of Maylene, Ala. was arrested and transported to jail following a traffic stop. She gave a name and date of birth that did not return results and had a firearm. A … more
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