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County has 4th case; stay-at-home continues

Wood County recorded its second and third cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and fourth on Tuesday as the county entered its second week under a stay-at-home order. more

County lake beaches remain open for now

Wood County commissioners had planned to discuss closing the public beaches at the county’s four lakes Tuesday.

But instead they held a closed session and took no action afterward. more

Bank working through business aid requests

Since starting the Small Town Strong Project, Mineola Community Bank has had numerous applications for assistance turned in by local small businesses.

Fourteen businesses in Mineola have already received funds as of Friday. Many more applications are ready to be reviewed and approved by MCB and Mineola Economic Development Corporation representatives. more

QDC handing out business assistance checks

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) has had a good response from local businesses responding to its short-term grant offer.

QDC Board President Martha Scroggins said the group is trying to get money into people’s hands this week and they were writing checks Monday, April 6. more

Man arrested

An Alba area man was arrested and charged on a pair of drug-related charges April 6 at 3:30 p.m.

Benton Jeffery Jones of the Alba area was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance... more

County adopts resolution on child abuse; commissioners debate game room rules

Wood County commissioners declared April 2020 as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Tuesday.

Wood County Child Welfare Board President Sam Scroggins said the annual candlelight vigil at Jim Hogg City Park has been postponed. more

Property annexed for Mineola homes

A new housing addition is in the works in Mineola. The city council approved annexation of 10.24 acres off FM 1254 Monday that is planned as a housing development of around 30 homes. The homes … more

Mineola Fire Report

Motor vehicle accident with no injuries: March 28, 4:34 p.m., 3620 CR 2724, Mineola. No incident found on arrival at dispatch address: March 27, 9:48 p.m., 1118 N. Pacific St., Mineola. more

Mineola Police Report, Mar. 26 - Apr. 1

A teenager reported he had a friend who is a 17 year old female and she has nowhere to go, because her parents would not let her come back home. more

Quitman Police Report, Mar. 18-31

Officer Corbin Hanner responded to a parking lot on S. Main Street concerning a subject who was possibly suicidal and in possession of a firearm. more

Graduation, like everything, up in the air

Educational and extracurricular school activities have yet again been pushed back until Monday, May 4. For now, Mineola ISD is still planning for senior graduation on Friday, May 22. more

Captain Joyce Box hanging up her badge

Captain Joyce Box-Watkins retired Friday after 14 years with the Mineola Police Department and decades in local law enforcement. more
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