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For some, caution is normal

In our small Wood County towns, we’re seeing amazing community creativity as residents come together to care for their friends and neighbors. While the elderly and the vulnerable hunker down for the long haul, others are banding together to take care of their neighbors. more

QDC offering grants for virus-impacted businesses

Quitman business owners will be able to get financial help through a program established by the Quitman Development Corporation. The program hopes to aid them during these tough days of closings, … more

Mineola school board postpones May election

The Mineola School Board election has been postponed until November. more

Bank, EDC team with shoppers to aid retailers

The Small Town Strong project, initiated by Mineola Community Bank, is a reinvestment fund for independently owned small businesses in Mineola, Winnsboro, Lindale, Grand Saline and Edgewood. Its … more

First county case confirmed; schools closing until May 4

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Wood County on Tuesday afternoon by county Emergency Management Coordinator Tully Davidson. The patient was being treated at UT Health in Quitman and became ill through community spread. more

Mineola school board to meet by teleconference

The Mineola School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. by teleconference. The meeting will also be broadcast live. more

County judge issues disaster declaration

Wood County joined a growing list of Texas counties to declare states of emergency Friday in response to the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. more

High school athletics value more evident now that it’s gone

The ballparks are silent at the moment as scholastic competition has been shut down for the balance of the spring, so far. Often in the absence of an activity, it serves us well to consider the impact and vitality of that activity. more

Local impacts of coronavirus pandemic

Local impacts from the concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus are continuing to expand.
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Wood County had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as of March 31. Count remains at one as of April 2. more

Information concerning COVID-19

Links to local, regional, state and national information more

Two withdraw from MISD election

Mineola ISD board of trustees election is set for May 2. Two seats held by John Abbott and Kyle Gully are up for grabs. Both are three-year terms. more

Quitman Development Corp. begins process for finding a new director

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) spent over an hour Monday discussing the approach to hiring a new executive director. The QDC and former executive director Denea Hudman parted ways Feb. 27 when the board moved to end the oral independent-contractor agreement. more
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