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Dixie Lee Cantrell  1933-2020

Dixie Lee Cantrell, 86, of Mineola passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Mineola. She was born on Dec. 6, 1933 in Long Beach, Cal. to the late Thurman Turney and Evie Ford Turney. She … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.  Wi-fi will be available in the parking lot area for patrons. July 2020 is GAO Youth Financial … more

Courthouse repairs

Major repairs are being made to the plumbing in the basement of the Wood County courthouse. This work was being done on the north side of the courthouse. Basement restrooms are not in use so portable … more

County wades into budget deliberations

Wood County commissioners began annual budget workshops last week for the 2021 fiscal year. The early sessions are used to sort through each department and get a general idea of each one’s … more

Jail inmate with serious medical issues released on personal recognizance bond

A Wood County jail inmate in need of apparently serious medical attention was released on a personal recognizance bond last week. “We found out through his defense attorney that Mr. Dial … more

Queens at chamber mixer

Dogwood royalty was on hand last Thursday at the Jim Hogg City Park pavilion for the Quitman Chamber of Commerce mixer. Pictured (from left) are Little Miss Dogwood Karli Kernes, Junior Miss Dogwood … more

Truss manufacturer moving to Quitman park

Texas Timber Works is coming to Quitman. Texas Timber Works is owned by the father-son team of Shaun and Jeremy May who have purchased property in Quitman Business Park to continue the growth of … more

In East Texas Gardens

One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening in Texas is sharing plants. Sharing plants can be the result of seed-starting success: you plant 20 tomato seeds, 18 germinate, but you only need three … more

Health protocols for primary runoff election

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols that will be in place for the primary runoff election in Wood County. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent … more

Band students earn scholarships

Mineola High School 2020 graduates receiving scholarships from the band boosters include, top, Esme Estrada and Ana Cruz, bottom left, Megan Holt, and bottom right, Anjel Garcia. They are shown with … more

Tree removal project

Volunteers with the Texas Baptist Men, led by Wendell Romans, donated their skills last week to safely cut down an aging oak tree near the historic Stinson House at the Wood County Arboretum and … more

Runoff candidates have say in forum

Despite heavy thunder storms looming in the area, about 50 people braved the weather for a forum featuring candidates in runoff elections for Wood County sheriff and Precinct 1 county commissioner in … more
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