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April 16 Between April 10 and 16, Wood County Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple agency assists that included the following: Mineola Police Department, Child Protective Services and … more
April 17 12:02 a.m. A resident on North Line Street reported continued telephone harassment from an ex-boyfriend. A warrant had already been issued for telephone harassment on the suspect and … more
The Wood County Monitor submitted questionnaires to candidates for the Alba-Golden ISD board of trustees election, Yantis ISD board of trustees election, Quitman mayoral and city council election, and Mineola ISD board of trustees election. Following are their responses. more
The City of Mineola is ready to make an addition to its recreational amenities. The city council on Monday OK’d the design and sight plan for a lighted, outside basketball court near the … more
Quitman Animal Clinic will host its 17th annual Pet Fair on Saturday, April 27 with fun activities, live music and giveaways. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. at the clinic. Free food, burgers and … more
Quitman High seniors David Tarno and Jakelin Silva were crowned Prom King and Queen at the QHS Prom on Saturday, April 13. more
Dozens of community members came together at the Wood County Child Abuse Prevention and Victim Rights Candlelight Vigil on April 16 at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman.

Guest speaker Savanna Christian, a first-grade teacher, discussed her experience of adopting children and how to be mindful of child abuse.

She and her husband, Eric, have one biological son and three adopted children. She noted how helpful the organization Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Kids can be in ensuring that children have safe and comforting homes. more
A person died in a house fire Monday night in the 900 block of Winnsboro Street in Quitman, according to authorities. The person had not been identified as of Tuesday morning.

Wood County Fire Marshal Tully Davidson was investigating the cause of the blaze Tuesday morning. He said the body had been sent to Tyler for an autopsy. more
With the council’s unanimous vote of approval Monday, the city of Mineola saw an initiative begun last year on tax delinquent properties finally bear fruit.

Aldermen and alderwomen accepted a bid of $5,000 for a piece of property at 412 Freeman St. as well as a bid for $3,500 for a corner lot at Lowe Street and Simonek Road. The action will place the properties in the hands of new owners and return them to the tax roll for not only the city, but the county and school district as well. more
Concerned that an upswing of pedestrian traffic near Iron Horse Park contributes to an unsafe situation along Front Street, the Mineola City Council on Monday resolved unanimously to create an ordinance designed to slow traffic and alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians.

The action stems from a request made by the Landmark Commission to lower the speed limit along Front Street (between Johnson and Stone) to 20 mph. more
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