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Symphonic band presents Christmas concert

Come on over to Mineola’s beautiful Historic Select Theater and hear the Lake Country Symphonic Band’s Christmasy “Everything Christmas” concert.

Concerts are Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Mike Holbrook is back in the director’s seat, so it’s sure to be a fun-filled couple of hours. more

Skateboarders flock to new concrete park in Mineola

The park has been dubbed the best in the East Texas area, and promises to get even better when the second phase can be implemented. more

Primary elections contested

Republican voters in Wood County will have four locally contested races when they go to the polls for the March 5 primary.

Filing concluded on Monday, and there will be contests in two of the four constable precincts and both contested commissioner precincts. more

QDC approves changes in plans for new hotel

Plans for a hotel and apartments off Goldsmith St. due south of Brookshire’s Grocery in Quitman were approved for some changes by the Quitman Development Corp. Monday. more

2024 eclipse could present public safety challenges

The potential for an onslaught of visitors to overwhelm various services before and during the April 8 total eclipse drew representatives of the county and most Wood County cities to a meeting with state officials last Tuesday in Quitman. more

Filing underway for March primaries

Filing is underway for the spring party primaries to be held on March 5.

In Wood County, the district judge, sheriff, tax assessor-collector, commissioners in Precincts One and Three and the four constables will be up for election for four-year terms. more

Biggest Quitman, Bulldog cheerleader retiring

A staple of the Monitor’s coverage of ‘all things Quitman,’ Larry Tucker, is retiring from the news and sports beat. As he continues to recover from some physical challenges, he graciously allowed an interview to talk about his life, his beloved Quitman, and the many friends he has made along the way. more

Attaway named director for Quitman development

Quitman City Administrator James Attaway will also be the executive director of the Quitman Development Corp.

Both roles were previously held by former administrator Rodney Kieke... more

Sound of Swarm snags state silver

Mineola High School’s Sound of the Swarm earned silver at the 2023 UIL state marching band contest in San Antonio last Wednesday in their fifth consecutive trip to state finals. more

Mineola salutes veterans

Saturday, a patriotic parade down Broad St. followed by a ceremony full of gratitude at the gazebo in downtown Mineola paid tribute to those among who have served with honor, courage and commitment. more

State constitutional amendments explained

The following analysis of the proposed 14 state constitutional amendments to be decided by Texas voters on Nov. 7 was prepared by the Texas Tribune. more

Marching bands advance to area contest Saturday

Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro will be among the 27 Class 3A high school marching bands competing at the Area C championship on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. more

Quitman City Council adjusts brush pickup rules

Quitman city council made adjustments to the debris pickup ordinance Thursday and proposed adjustments to the handicap parking ordinance. more

Mineola council OKs dividers it had voted down

Traffic dividers that the Mineola City Council did not approve will appear in the new Park Central subdivision off Hwy. 69 South after all – in a modified format. more


In a story in last week’s Monitor, it was reported that chiropractor John Wisdom of Quitman was leaving his leased facility and planning to build another facility, in conjunction with the Quitman Development Corp.’s business park. more

Something worth celebrating

Plans to extend the Wood County Airport runway to 5,000 feet have gone from impossible dream to tangible progress in the whirlwind of activity in recent months. more

For 40 years, Golden has honored sweet potatoes

The Golden Sweet Potato Festival returns with activities scheduled Oct. 24-28 in downtown Golden.

This marks the 41st time for the festival celebrating the sweet potato harvest in the Golden area. more

Mineola school board opposes voucher plan

Mineola School Trustees announced where they stand on the school voucher program state lawmakers are attempting to pass.

The board approved a resolution Monday opposing vouchers. more

Monster fall concert set by symphony

The Lake Country Symphonic Band will present its fall concert, “A Monster of a Concert” on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Select Theater, 114 N. Johnson St. in Mineola, under the direction of Kelly Bennette.  more

New voting system put to the test

The Wood County elections office is working quickly to implement a new voting system for the Nov. 7 state constitutional amendment election. more
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