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Some cases dismissed against former sheriff

Former Wood County Sheriff James Brown got good news at the end of 2019. On Dec. 31, in the 402nd District Court, visiting Judge Joe Clayton dismissed two felony abuse of official capacity charges … more

County EDC gains new board members, director

Several new members were on hand when the Wood County Economic Development Commission met last Thursday. Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron had previously named Tom Keenan as a new member and as the chairman of the board of directors. more

Commissioners approve organizational chart over county judge’s objection

Over the objection of Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron, Wood County Commissioners voted in solidarity to approve a county organizational chart.  It was 4-1 final vote with Judge Hebron dissenting. more

Former Mineola drum major forms non-profit to assist band students

Brian Lyke, Mineola ISD graduate and former drum major, is using his experience and passion for marching band to guide other ambitious young people to success on the field and in life. more

Ramp builders complete 100th project

Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola has many service projects, and through its partnership with Texas Ramp Project (TRP) recently completed its 100th project. more

Mineola HS pair qualifies for all-state band

Mineola High School musicians Ellery D’Angelo and Megan Holt qualified for the Association of Texas Small School Bands all-state band at area auditions Saturday in Tyler. This is Mineola’s first time having multiple all-state musicians in the same year. more

Filing begins for cities, schools

The filing period for places on the ballot in city council and school board elections begins Wednesday, Jan. 15. The election will be held May 2. Filing period runs through Feb. 14. more

Churches take steps to thwart shooters

Less than two hours from Wood County in White Settlement, a man sat in a pew of West Freeway Church of Christ during the Dec. 29 service before pulling out a gun and firing into the congregation, killing two parishioners. more

Two vying for Precinct Three constable nom in Republican primary March 3

Gary Dixon, serving his third term as Wood County Prec. Three constable, will face off against John McQueen in the March 3 Republican Primary. more

Special meeting set for superintendent contract

The Mineola ISD School Board has called a special meeting for 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3 to consider a contract for the new superintendent. more

Two seeking unexpired DA term

The race is on for Wood County district attorney. Two candidates have filed for the position. Incumbent Angela Albers and challenger Jodi Cox are set to square off in the Republican primary March 3. more

Wood County woman held in arson cases

A Holly Lake area woman is a suspect in a pair of fires in the Enchanted Lake subdivision in Smith County just south of Mineola. more
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