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Some cases dismissed against former sheriff

Former Wood County Sheriff James Brown got good news at the end of 2019. On Dec. 31, in the 402nd District Court, visiting Judge Joe Clayton dismissed two felony abuse of official capacity charges … more

Holly Lake Ranch hosts political forum

Political season moved into the candidate forum stage Monday with the first in a series of public and private gatherings. The Holly Lake Hawkins Republican Club hosted candidates for Wood County … more

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meetings resume

The Mineola Pilot Club is resuming support group meetings for Alzheimer’s patient caregivers Tuesday, Jan. 21 at noon at Red Dome Smokehouse in Quitman. more

Honor group pays tribute to pastors

Some 20 local pastors were honored by members of My Honor, Inc. and the Flora Masonic Lodge in Quitman Friday at noon. more

Vehicle driven into L. Holbrook

A vehicle was driven into Lake Holbrook on Monday night, Jan. 6 and resulted in no injuries. The driver was out by the time the Mineola fire department arrived. more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Dec. 25-31

Dec. 25 2:51 a.m. Deputies went on an arrest/warrant service to FM 14 near Quitman; Christopher Dalton, 46, of Quitman, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. 8:36 a.m. Deputies were … more

Mineola Police Report, Dec. 26 - Jan. 8

Dec. 26 1:20 a.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on E. Broad St. The resident reported she was trying to get a male to leave her property who refused. The subject was intoxicated but … more

County EDC gains new board members, director

Several new members were on hand when the Wood County Economic Development Commission met last Thursday. Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron had previously named Tom Keenan as a new member and as the chairman of the board of directors. more

Two seeking Precinct One constable nomination in GOP primary March 3

For the first time in many years, Precinct One Constable Stephen Bowser has an opponent, Wood County Sergeant Billy Hill, in the March 3 Republican primary. After holding the office for 20 years… more

High schoolers earn places in all-region bands

Wood County band students auditioned for the Texas Music Educators Association, Association of Texas Small School Bands high school Region 4 band last month and will attend band clinics then put on concerts Jan. 25 at White Oak High School. more

Mineola board accepts bid for new maintenance facility

Mineola ISD has accepted the bid of $339,112 from Southwest Steel Buildings for the construction of a new maintenance building.  Work is expected to begin the last week of January or first … more

Interim Superintendent Hancock passes MISD reins to Cody Mize

Interim Superintendent Randy Hancock passed the torch to Superintendent Cody Mize at the Monday night Mineola ISD school board meeting.

Hancock said this is the moment he has been looking forward to for about four months. more
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