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Athletes of all ages and those who enjoy the outdoors are invited to mark their calendars for the Miss Ima 5K and Fun Run, benefitting the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Sponsors … more
The Robert Dibble Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently met in Mineola and elected new officers for the coming year.

The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists is a society whose members are descendants of a man or woman who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American Colonies prior to July 4, 1776. Members share the devotion to country and the principles upon which it was founded that inspired ancestors. more
Wood County’s new congressman, Lance Gooden of Terrell, stopped in Mineola Wednesday morning, May 29, to visit with constituents over coffee at McDonald’s and update residents on what’s happening, and in many cases not happening, in Washington.

Gooden, who was elected last November and took office in January, noted that the portion of Wood County that is in the 5th Congressional District is the eastern-most part. It stretches to some of the areas in eastern Dallas County, where he said “people are very different.”

Gooden said his top two priorities are winning back the U.S. House of Representatives for the Republican Party and making sure that President Donald Trump gains reelection. more
Wood County commissioners approved Wood County Historical Society’s request to apply for a state historical marker at the west side of the county courthouse Friday.

The marker titled “The Flying Hoboes” would honor the first two African-American aviators who flew across the United States, Wood County Historical Commission Chairman Lou Mallory said. One of the aviators, Thomas Cox Allen, was born in Quitman, she said.

According to The New York Times, in 1932, Allen partnered with J. Herman Banning to fly 18 days from Los Angeles to New York. Allen died in 1989 at age 82 in Oklahoma City. more
Madeline Clarke Driver of Quitman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in general studies from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) this spring. Driver is among 1,937 students who graduated … more
Four LeTourneau University students from Wood County were named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List and President’s List for their high grade point averages. Ruth Holland of Hawkins and Harrison … more
Bailey Robertson, senior elementary education major from Winnsboro, is among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the spring 2019 … more
Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) has received an Art Works grant of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The award stems from $80 million in grants approved by the NEA as part of the endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.

The Winnsboro grant is for a six-week musical theatre summer program for children in rural East Texas. Art Works is the endowment’s principal grant-making program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round and will award 977 in this category. more
May 22 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on CR 4870 near Winnsboro at 2:54 a.m. William Luscomb, 38, of Yantis was arrested for outstanding warrants. Deputies were dispatched to Winding Trail … more
May 23 2:40 p.m. An officer assisted SWEPCO and the Fire Department when a resident on Lakeside Place backed into an electrical fixture at their residence and the fixture was smoking. 4:32 p.m. … more
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