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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

Recycling aluminum benefits Caring & Sharing

Mineola Caring and Sharing is in overdrive this month as it counts down to distribution day on Dec. 14. During Christmas holidays, they provide assistance to needy families with the focus on senior … more

Bradshaw celebrates 100 years

Gene Bradshaw turned 100 years old on December 1. Sitting in his room at Wood Memorial Home in Mineola, with pictures of his family surrounding him, it’s easy to see that he’s lived a full and … more

Two die in Thanksgiving house fire near Hawkins

Thanksgiving ended tragically for one family in Hawkins when a house fire on County Road 3859 claimed the lives of Courtney Cline and her long-time partner, Ben Mendez. They leave behind five … more

MISD superintendent search narrowed to six

Mineola ISD board of trustees have narrowed down the 45 superintendent applications to six candidates. The first round of interviews was held Dec. 2, 3, and 5. more

Mineola hotel/motel taxes growing

The city of Mineola received its largest hotel-motel occupancy tax check from the state in the third quarter of 2019, the city council learned Monday, Nov. 25. more

Spring primary filing deadline nears

The field for Wood County sheriff continues to get more crowded, and one commissioner seat will be contested. more

Mineola Nature Preserve to close for two weekend youth hunts

Texas Youth Hunting Program will hold a Youth Hunt on Dec. 21-22 and Jan. 18-19 at the Mineola Nature Preserve. The Preserve will be closed to the public from noon Friday, Dec. 20 until noon … more

Mineola man receives a big surprise; daughter he didn’t know gets big prize

Mike Love got the surprise of his life recently when he found out through a reality TV show that he has a grown daughter. Dashae Pardon had been adopted at five days old by loving parents and been raised well, but after giving birth to her son, she had a longing to find her biological family. more
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