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Young scouts given a taste of flying

As part of the Young Eagles Program, Wisdom Aviation hosted Mineola Cub Scout Pack 385 on Saturday at Wood County Airport Collins Field.  more

MISD bus driver lauded for actions after crash

Jay Cloud, who has been a bus driver for Mineola ISD for one year, was presented the “Hero Driver Award” by the board of trustees at the Dec. 16 meeting for his quick thinking and safety during the bus accident on Thursday, Nov. 21. more

State sales tax report shows retail growth across county

The final sales tax report for 2019 shows retail sales gains of more than 10 percent for Wood County and individual gains for cities ranging from almost seven to more than 30 percent. more

Chase leads to arrest, man at-large

Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Hawkins Police Department and Wood County Precinct Two constable canine team worked into the night on Dec. 18 when a traffic stop on Hwy. 80 turned into a high speed chase and manhunt. more

Funds available to help area veterans with critical home repairs

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is looking for veterans who need critical repairs on their home.  more

UT-Tyler announces fall graduates from county

The University of Texas at Tyler announced its fall 2019 graduates who earned summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude honors. A student receiving a baccalaureate degree with academic honors … more

Job assistance available through Community Action program

As the year ends people often reflect and make resolutions to make 2020 a better year. Greater East Texas Community Action Program promotes a special program targeting people who are serious about finding a job, getting a better job or receiving training. more

MISD board names Mize lone finalist

After culling through 45 applications and interviewing six candidates over the past two weeks, the Mineola ISD board of trustees has unanimously chosen Cody Mize as the lone finalist for the superintendent position.  more

Civic center reveals plans for major upgrades

The Mineola Civic Center has announced plans for a major renovation of the 42-year old facility. more

Two in rematch for district judge

It will be round two in the race for the 402nd District Judge’s race, a repeat of the 2016 contest. more

Quitman pair earns prestigious Eagle badge

The steps necessary to achieve the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout rank take years to fulfill and include a final worthwhile community service project, as well as a lengthy review process. That’s why only four percent of Scouts attain this top goal.   more

Mineola council upholds sign rule

There will be no change to the city of Mineola sign ordinance. As a result, at least two off-premise signs will have to be removed. more
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