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Quitman boil order rescinded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Update: The order has been rescinded.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

Alba-Golden drops in new UIL alignment

The University Interscholastic League, governing body for Texas high schools, announced conference cutoffs Tuesday. As a result Alba-Golden High School will drop one division for competitive … more

Mineola animal shelter seeks holiday donations

Don’t forget the animals during the holiday season. Donations for the APET-SPCA Center in Mineola are needed. JK Business Services at 304 N. Main Street in Quitman is accepting donations to be … more

Republic Services retaining city’s trash contract

The city of Mineola has extended its contract for trash service with Republic Services of Kilgore for another five years. The city council unanimously approved the extension on Monday, Nov. … more

City studying request to exempt carts

A request to allow the use of golf carts on city streets in October could come before the Mineola City Council in December. Derrick McCann made one of two requests for off-street vehicles to be … more

Mineola Police Report, Nov. 21-27

An officer assisted on the school bus accident on Hwy. 80 East. more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Nov. 20-25

Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident. more

Inaugural fund-razor grows awareness

The Mineola Police Department, Mineola ISD PD and Precinct 2 Constable Kelly Smith participated in No Shave November for Testicular Cancer through the Beard Patrol initiative. They raised $255... more

Wood County awarded recognition as StormReady

The National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized Wood County as a StormReady County. Wood County becomes just the fourth county in East Texas to be recognized as StormReady. “East Texas … more

Sheriff’s office getting drug dog

Wood County Commissioners passed a resolution accepting the donation of a female Belgian Malinois puppy for the sheriff’s office. Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo is housing the two-month old and … more

Mineola, Tyler Jr. College join forces for animals

Mineola will partner with Tyler Junior College for animal services. The city council approved a memorandum of understanding with the college’s veterinary technology program on Monday, Nov. … more
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