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A story in last week’s Monitor reported former Wood County Chief Deputy Nikki Wright’s probation was revoked for driving while intoxicated. Although she was arrested in Marion County, … more

MISD school year off to great start, Superintendent Mize says

Mineola ISD Superintendent Cody Mize said the district is off to a great start to the new school year.

He told the school board and audience Sept. 9 that construction of the new elementary campus is right around the corner, and the site plan is almost ready to be announced. more

Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit. more

Mineola council sets budget and tax rate

The new Mineola city budget starts Oct. 1 and was approved by the city council Sept. 19. A property tax increase was also approved to help fund city operations, rising from 48.2 cents per $100 … more

Caring and Sharing supports schools

Mineola Caring and Sharing presented a $2,000 donation to the Mineola school district at last week’s board meeting. more

Mineola Kiwanis Club gains new leaders

The Mineola Kiwanis Club board of directors for 2022-23 was installed by Division 34 Lt. Governor John Wisdom of the Quitman Lake Fork Club. more

Gannon family continuing APET memorial work day

The family of Jeff Gannon will once again honor his memory with a work day and donations to benefit Animal Preservation of East Texas. more

YISD voters head to the polls Tuesday

Yantis ISD voters go to the polls Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the YISD office from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters are being asked to approve the purchase of attendance credits from the state to satisfy … more

Alba city council OKs 8% pay raise on split vote

The Alba city budget will include an 8% pay increase for all city staff after a split vote at last Tuesday’s council meeting. Casting aye votes were Robert Kraemer, Tammy Kelbe and Larry … more

County extension offices host pesticide conference

The Tri-County Pesticide Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Cost is $30. Preregister by Oct. 7 with the Rains or Wood County agrilife extension … more

City sales taxes continue upward

Wood County government entities that collect sales taxes earned $724,883 in September, according to the state comptroller’s office. The September report is primarily for taxes collected by … more

Sims earns masters degree from Baylor University

More than 730 Baylor University graduates received their degrees during summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 13 in the Ferrell Center in Waco. Claira Sims of Golden received a master of science in … more
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