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Commissioners OK fire department funds

Wood County Commissioners approved funds for local fire departments Dec. 31. Commissioners Russell Acker and Mike Simmons were absent from the 10-minute meeting.

Ten of the 12 Wood County fire department contracts were approved. Hainesville and Yantis departments are awaiting paperwork. more

Forums planned for primary candidates

Several Republican Party forums featuring candidates in Wood County races will be held throughout January for local voters. more

Quitman Police Report

Dec. 19 Corporal Austin Milbourn received a call from a resident on Third St. who stated two vehicles had been broken in to. Nothing was deemed to be missing. At the man’s request, an … more

Mineola Fire Report

Building fire: Dec. 30, 9:58 p.m., 108 CR 2135, Quitman (assist Quitman FD). Grass fire: Dec. 30, 2:01 p.m., 701 CR 2768, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Dec. 27, 9:07 a.m., 213 … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Dec. 18-24

Dec. 18 12:39 p.m. Deputies spoke with the reporting party about damage to property on CR 4505 near Winnsboro, gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident. 2:11 p.m., Deputies … more

Couple marks 50th anniversary

Errol and Kay Barber celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 5, 2020. more

River authority grants $50K for bass event

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) awarded Wood County a $50,000 Community Assistance Program Grant on Dec. 30 as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2020 Economic Development Initiative. more

Filing begins for cities, schools

The filing period for places on the ballot in city council and school board elections begins Wednesday, Jan. 15. The election will be held May 2. Filing period runs through Feb. 14. more

Churches take steps to thwart shooters

Less than two hours from Wood County in White Settlement, a man sat in a pew of West Freeway Church of Christ during the Dec. 29 service before pulling out a gun and firing into the congregation, killing two parishioners. more

Two vying for Precinct Three constable nom in Republican primary March 3

Gary Dixon, serving his third term as Wood County Prec. Three constable, will face off against John McQueen in the March 3 Republican Primary. more

Contract awarded to Mize by MISD

Cody Mize, lone finalist for the Mineola ISD superintendent position, was approved for a contract unanimously by the MISD School Board on Friday morning. more

Two die in Tx-37 head-on collision

A tragic highway crash last Thursday took the lives of a Quitman resident and her seven-month old grandson. 

Anna Ruth Bates, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Janae Holland. Bates’ grandson, Zander, died Sunday at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas of injuries received in the crash. more
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