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“It’s a Good Day.”
Jill Brandon led off Monday’s community service in commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with that song, and speakers and musicians followed with messages of love and unity. more

Mineola Fire Report

Fire, other: Jan. 7, 11:27 a.m., 310 N. Line St., Mineola. This was an appliance fire. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Jan. 7, 6:30 a.m., 178 CR 2789, Mineola; Jan. 8, 2:32 p.m., 5850 FM 1801, … more

Mineola Police Report

Jan. 9 1:47 a.m., suspicious person, Stone, subject heard someone outside window, directed patrol issued. 7:53 a.m., alarm, 400 blk E. Broad, everything OK.  12:25 p.m., alarm, 100 blk … more

AMBER alert system helps missing kids

Amber Hagerman would have turned 35-years-old this year had she not been abducted and murdered in Arlington 25 years ago.

The crime remains unsolved. The legacy which that young life may have fulfilled, had she been allowed to live, will never be known. Her legacy does live on, but sadly only in a memorial.

Her brutal killing spurred a local movement to put in place measures which might save youngsters targeted by human predators. more

Sneed named one of Texas’ best

Mineola senior linebacker Trevion Sneed has been named to the Texas Football Super Team, announced last week. That puts the Southern Methodist University commit in a group of the top 40 Texas high school football players. more

Chilson to head CID

A local veteran police officer has taken the reins as captain of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. more

Commissioners OK county COVID leave policy

Wood Commissioners met in special session Tuesday morning to adopt a resolution approving the county COVID leave policy. more

City designates land for future development

The city of Mineola has transferred a one-acre tract to the Mineola Economic Development Corp. for use in economic development. more

Mineola cheer team among best in state contest

The Mineola High School cheer team placed 12th in the state competition last Friday in Fort Worth. more

QISD board extends superintendent’s contract

Quitman ISD school board members unanimously approved a contract for Superintendent Rhonda Turner Monday. more

County sheriff’s office sees personnel changes

Significant moves were made in the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. The obvious approval of Kelly Cole as the new Wood County Sheriff replacing Tom Castloo was among the personnel changes. more

Four Mineola Sound of Swarm band members make all-state

Results of the all-state band competition were announced Tuesday morning. Four members of the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm earned places in the prestigious bands sponsored by the Association of Texas Small School Bands. more
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