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Special Olympics returns in style

After a five-year absence, over 150 athletes from Como-Pickton, Cedar Creek and Upshur and Wood Counties competed for special recognition at a state-sanctioned Special Olympics track and field meet at the Quitman High School track field on Friday, April 5. more

Two seeking Ward Three city council position

Only one of the three seats up for election on the Mineola City Council this year is being contested. Crystal Arcand has challenged 2-term incumbent Cassandra Sampson for the Ward Three seat. … more

Residents on Hwy. 37 north of Mineola petitioning for center turning lane

Residents who live north of Mineola are petitioning the Texas Dept. of Transportation to extend the center turn lane along Hwy. 37. more

Property owners given more time to clean up locations in Quitman

Citizens and commissioners came head-to-head at Thursday night’s Quitman Building and Standards Commission meeting. With the tension in the air almost tangible, the board decided after nearly two hours of deliberation... more

Eclipsed!

Two predictions surrounding Monday’s total solar eclipse in East Texas largely failed to come true. The clouds were thin to non-existent during the time of totality around 1:40 p.m., and the expected traffic jams did not materialize. more

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

Clarification

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
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