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Agreement reached to remove fence that separated cemeteries

A vestige of the segregationist past is coming down in Wood County.
An agreement has been reached to remove the fence that has long separated what has been known as the Mineola Black cemetery from its white counterpart. more

Wood County EDC working with fewer hotel-motel occupancy funds to grant

The Wood County Economic Development Commission discussed Hotel Occupancy Tax fund disbursements last Thursday. more

Wood County COVID-19 cases pass 100; mask order leads to canceled 4th events

As Wood County cases of COVID-19 neared the 100 mark, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide face mask order on Thursday, July 2.

As a result the city of Mineola canceled its planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Delayed runoff Tuesday for sheriff, commissioner

Wood County voters will decide two runoff elections Tuesday, July 14.

The Wood County sheriff’s race and the contest for Prec. 1 commissioner both ended with a runoff after the Republican primary March 3. more

Monitor office closing July 3 to observe holiday

The Wood County Monitor offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

The closure does not impact any advertising or news deadline or postal distribution of the newspaper. more

Quaker says it’s ending Aunt Jemima brand; Hawkins woman was second to play character

The decision by Quaker Oats to retire the 130-year-old Aunt Jemima brand because it was based on a racial stereotype has hit close to home in Wood County. more

Former police captain’s civil rights lawsuit awaiting appeal to U.S. Fifth Circuit Court

More than a year after former Quitman police captain Terry Bevill filed a civil rights lawsuit against former district attorney Jim Wheeler and Sheriff Tom Castloo and District Judge Jeff Fletcher, the case is awaiting an appeal to the U.S. circuit court. more

Runoff early voting starts Monday

Early voting begins Monday in the July 14 Republican and Democratic parties’ primary runoffs. more

Amtrak service cutbacks include Texas Eagle

The Amtrak passenger train that makes twice-daily stops in Mineola is among those targeted for a cutback in service to three days a week. more

Judge denies deposition for former QDC director

District Judge Jeff Fletcher dismissed a petition by former Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) Executive Director Denea Hudman to depose Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn. Hudman sought the deposition to investigate potential claims in anticipation of a lawsuit. more

Richie’s plans late summer return

The fire was what they call “fully involved.” Afterward, practically nothing stood at what hours before had been Richie’s Grill and Café, a mainstay of the Hawkins community. more

A march for change

A gathering slightly larger than the previous Thursday formed just after 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the gazebo in downtown Mineola. more
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