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DPS warns of back-to-school traffic dangers

As the new school year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to slow down in school zones, and to be aware of children walking to and from school or waiting for buses. … more

Quitman Young Farmers make donations

Quitman Young Farmers and the Quitman FFA work together each year to give to other organizations through projects including the Quitman Christmas Sharing and Caring Plus along with The Rainbow … more

Lemmon-Aid Bus a sweet ride for seniors

For quite some time, a need existed to provide transportation for senior citizens with mobility problems. Pamela Dountas, seniors director at First United Methodist Church, began to search for the … more

Local drug education program teaches students choices and consequences

The fifth grade drug and alcohol awareness program ‘Together, Against Drugs’ has been educating local students on drug prevention and the importance of good choices for nearly 20 years. The … more

Labor Day deadlines set

The Monitor will observe early deadlines this week for next week’s edition due to our office being closed Monday Sept. 3 for Labor Day. The deadline for news is Wednesday August 29 at 5 p.m. The … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

If your garden is unhappy during these “dog days” of summer, you need to come out to the Quitman Arboretum and focus on the Waterwise Garden. This planting is located on the property line between … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Many of you have already heard our sad news. Our library cat, Chessie, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3. She was a part of our library from the summer of 2009 until this year. She was 9 ½ years old. … more

Mineola Police Report

Mineola Police Department Weekly News Report Aug.15 – At 12:05 a.m. an officer saw two vehicles street racing on North Pacific Street. He turned around, but he lost sight of them. The officer … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for August 1 through August 7, 2018 are: August 7 - Deputies were dispatched to HWY 80 near Hawkins, at approximately 2:11 a.m., in reference to a … more

Mineola Fire Report

Rail vehicle fire: Aug. 11, 7:40 p.m., West Hwy. 80 and FM 1255, Mineola. Medical assistance: Aug. 12, 6:16 p.m., 451 County Road 2311, Mineola. Aug. 13, 4:53 p.m., 3538 East Hwy. 80, … more

Mineola Police Report

Aug. 8 – at 1:45 a.m. officers checked McWhorter Street when dispatch received a call from a resident in regard to hearing noises outside the home. The area was checked and no criminal activity was … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for July 25 through July 31, 2018 are: July 31 - Deputies were dispatched to FM 17 near Alba, at approximately 9:07 a.m., in reference to an … more
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