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Reading and patriotism

Members of the Library Outreach Committee of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution decorated the Mineola Library cabinet to welcome fall and … more

McFarland Bears honored with special day in Mineola

Three McFarland Bears, who starred for the football team at Mineola’s black high school in the 1960s, were honored by the city council Monday. Nov. 27 was proclaimed McFarland Bears … more

Alba-Golden sets winter extravaganza

Alba-Golden school district will host a Winter Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 9   from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the school grounds off US Hwy. 69. The day’s activities are scheduled to … more

Forever Young Activity Center hosting Christmas tour of homes

The Christmas Magic home tour sponsored by the Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 featuring five homes in the Lake Lydia area. Tickets are $15 and may be … more

March primary filing continues

Filing continues through Monday, Dec. 11 for places on the Republican and Democratic Party ballots for the March 5 primaries. In Wood County, the district judge, sheriff, tax assessor-collector, … more

Mineola Caring & Sharing prepares for distribution day

The 2023 Mineola Caring & Sharing Food Distribution Project has been in full swing for several months and it is time to pull all the many efforts together and prepare for Distribution Day on … more

Quitman celebrating a hometown Christmas

Hometown Christmas will be celebrated in Quitman Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon-8 p.m. with children’s activities, food trucks, vendors, the parade at 5 p.m., live music, bounce houses an ice … more

Busy weekend kicks off Mineola holidays

Mineola celebrates the Christmas holidays with a weekend full of events Dec. 1-3. In continuing the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, the city will host a snow hill and snow playing … more

Officials report paper ballot support

A parade of speakers detailed the outcome of the Nov. 7 state constitutional amendment election Tuesday morning for Wood County commissioners. The election was the first since the county … more

Gooden appointed to Armed Services Committee

Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee, filling the vacancy left by Speaker Mike Johnson. “As the representative of a state with one of … more

Trout will return to Bridge Bob Pond in February

The annual Texas winter tradition of rainbow trout stocking returns to waterbodies across the state to kick off the holiday season. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will stock thousands … more

Pilot Club honors students’ veteran works

One of the longest running projects for the Pilot Club of Mineola is their veteran’s dinner and patriotic contest. Veterans attending the dinner were honored by President Diane Holmes. … more

It takes a village to put on a playoff game

It’s 76 miles from Honey Grove to Mineola, and from Centerville it is 119. The routes are pretty straightforward. From Honey Grove it runs south through Ladonia, around Commerce, through Miller … more

Renaming of street draws crowd to Mineola City Hall

Last months’ Mineola City Council vote to rename a portion of Padgett St. as Tuck Dr. led to a packed house Monday, with some questioning the decision. The change was needed for 911 … more

Skate park ready

The Mineola Community Skate Park received a huge upgrade during Thanksgiving week as the first phase of the new concrete ramps was laid. By Thanksgiving Day some of the new features were open for … more

Collapsed jail kitchen lines force expansion to start early

By PHIL MAJOR Plans to remodel and expand the Wood County jail will get started a little earlier than planned. Wood County commissioners authorized up to $150,000 in … more

Driving Model T across the country for a cause

Two 103-year-old icons met up Wednesday morning in downtown Mineola. Todd Touchberry, with support from family and friends, is driving his 1920 Model T Ford across the country to raise funds and … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

November 15 Cpl. Rapp, fraud; caller advised someone has written him multiple hot checks for building supplies, will provide hot checks, written agreements. Sgt. Cox, assault, Holiday … more

Mineola Police Report

November 11 2:30 a.m., unknown offense, N. Pacific, subject rode bike to store and it was stolen, police located bicycle at a residence, subject does not want to press charges. 9:39 a.m., … more

Tree lighting to kick off Quitman holiday season

Quitman will open the holiday season with the community tree lighting event on the courthouse square on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Story time with the elves, music, goodies and … more
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