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A trip down memory lane for the Gateway

A mainstay of Wood County is being demolished. Brick by brick, board by board, Gateway Lanes in Mineola is being torn down to make way for an ABC Parts store and warehouse. Some say it’s progress, but most feel that it’s a great loss. more

Caring and Sharing ramps up plans to serve area families during the Christmas season

Mineola Caring and Sharing is in full swing as they’re counting down to distribution day on Dec. 14. more

Fun times in Alba

The Alba Fall Festival Saturday featured a variety of fun and games, as well as contests and music. more

Mineola neighbors welcome first responders

At this year’s Texans Against Crime event last Tuesday, Mineola community members came together to show appreciation for Wood County law enforcement and first responders. Three gatherings were planned for the evening, with participants making their rounds to enjoy the fellowship and food. more

Going to Yamboree

Makayla Mitchell will be representing Mineola High School in the 82nd East Texas Yamboree Oct. 16-19 in Gilmer. more

MLOTA announces winners of annual quilt show

The Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) presented it’s annual quilt show Oct. 11-12. The show theme was “My Favorite Holiday.” more

Body builder overcomes hurdles to win award at national event

Lori Vick, a Mineola native, is conquering life, brokenness, autoimmune symptoms and more through fitness. In August, at 51 years old, she went to National Bodybuilding Competition in Pittsburgh and brought home second place in Women’s Physique.  more

Louisiana man arrested in cattle thefts

Justin Glenn Thompson, 40, of Hineston, La. was arrested recently at the Wood County courthouse on a felony cattle theft indictment out of Cass County. more

Garden of grass raided, yields 71 cultivated plants

A phone call from a concerned citizen led Wood County Sheriff’s Department to a marijuana bust last week.  more

County 4-H members earn top awards at annual banquet

The annual Wood County 4-H awards banquet was held Sept. 30 to recognize members, leaders and supporters for their work during the past year. more

Annual co-op meeting draws crowd in Quitman

Nearly 400 members braved the rain and cooler temperatures to attend the 81st annual meeting of Wood County Electric Cooperative Friday afternoon, Oct. 11 at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Prior to the meeting a free concert featuring singer/songwriters and sibling group, The Swoapes, was a crowd pleaser.  more

Hawkins Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

Hawkins Elementary School (HES) is among 300 schools in the nation to receive the Blue Ribbon School designation. more
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