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MISD board plans to name superintendent

The final round of interviews is underway this week for the position of Mineola school district superintendent. more

Alba council improves retirement benefits

Retirement benefits for City of Alba employees got a big boost with recent action by the city council Dec. 2. more

Quitman boil order rescinded

Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption.
Update: The order has been rescinded. more

County makes payment to outside prosecutor

Wood County has paid Dallas attorney Joe Shearin part of the fees he claims the county owes him for expenses incurred when he was serving as attorney pro tem. The expenses date back to when Shearin was working on the cases of former Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown and his former Chief Deputy, Miles Tucker. more

MISD superintendent search narrowed to six

Mineola ISD board of trustees have narrowed down the 45 superintendent applications to six candidates. The first round of interviews was held Dec. 2, 3, and 5. more

Mineola hotel/motel taxes growing

The city of Mineola received its largest hotel-motel occupancy tax check from the state in the third quarter of 2019, the city council learned Monday, Nov. 25. more

Spring primary filing deadline nears

The field for Wood County sheriff continues to get more crowded, and one commissioner seat will be contested. more

Mineola man receives a big surprise; daughter he didn’t know gets big prize

Mike Love got the surprise of his life recently when he found out through a reality TV show that he has a grown daughter. Dashae Pardon had been adopted at five days old by loving parents and been raised well, but after giving birth to her son, she had a longing to find her biological family. more

Church affiliation questioned in appointment for QDC post

Just when you think a routine city council meeting was going smoothly, the appointment of a local dentist to the Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) sparked controversy last Thursday. more

Mineola Elementary students portray historical Texas figures

Mineola Elementary School had a full house for it’s Living History Museum. Third graders represented inventors and entrepreneurs, fourth graders represented historical Texas figures, and fifth graders represented famous Americans in math and science.  more

At 103, English prefers to think youthful thoughts and see what’s going on

Irene English turned 103 years old on Nov. 20. Even at her age, she is sharp and quick-witted. After living more than a century, she has seen and experienced many changes.  more

Portraits of the elderly is Cook’s Legacy Project

The Legacy Project began with a question Sunnie Cook asked her aging father, “What legacy do you want to leave?” more
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