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Mineola City Council adopts contract for cost of specialty police training

Mineola City Council approved a contract Monday for members of the police department who undergo specialized training. more

Businesses navigating the brave new world

Businesses have had to change as more restrictions are approved to stem the spread of the viral disease COVID-19. more

Local governments wade through ever-changing landscape

Local governments have had to adjust on the fly as orders have come from the state on how to deal with everything from elections to restrictions on businesses and gatherings. more

Commissioners ratify county disaster declaration

Wood County commissioners unanimously ratified the disaster declaration Judge Lucy Hebron issued last Friday.  Emergency Management Coordinator Tully Davidson said, “The declaration is … more

Quitman mayor addresses community

Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn has reached out to Quitman residents concerning the ongoing battle due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the state and country. more

Emergency plans in place with disaster declaration

According to the disaster declaration signed Friday by Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron, the continued spread of COVID-19 presents a threat of widespread illness, which requires emergency action for the protection of the people of Wood County. more

Mineola man makes pro rodeo hall of fame

The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2020 inductees on Feb. 1 and will include a former Mineola resident and 1979 graduate of Mineola High School. more

Sales tax revenues continue to climb for county, cities

Wood County government entities that collect sales taxes have received an additional $200,000 so far this year. The March report from the state comptroller’s office shows that six cities and … more

Student pens first novel

In Brynna Williamson's newly released book, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a teenage girl faces many challenges as she and her family cross the entire Old West alone. After a catastrophe, the girl, with her younger siblings, must find a way across the harsh untamed wilderness to her grandmother’s home. more

MISD develops plan to educate students from homes

“We’re finally getting to a point where we feel good about what our plan is,” MISD Superintendent Cody Mize said of the schools adapting to educate students with campuses closed by the virus outbreak. more

QISD trustees grant Turner power to act in board’s place

The Quitman ISD school board met in special session last Friday and passed a resolution delegating Superintendent Rhonda Turner to act in place of the board during an emergency closure. more

Schools remain shuttered into April as at-home learning the new norm

All Wood County public school districts are closed until at least April 6 to comply with the governor’s order to try to stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that originated in China in late 2019. more
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