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Horse-riding lessons prove therapeutic for kids

Lake Fork Stables, a small equestrian facility in Yantis, opened its gates in 2017 for horse boarding. By 2018, they had overnight facilities and were offering riding lessons on retired racehorses. more

Color run benefits juvenile arthritis

Mineola Elementary School had its second annual Reindeer Color Run on Friday, Dec. 13. Students who collected $5 or more in donations were able to participate in the 1-mile run.  They raised over $2,300 to donate to the Arthritis Foundation. more

Mineola council rules out use of golf carts on streets

A request to allow golf carts to operate on city streets gained no traction from the Mineola City Council Monday. more

Congressman updates Rotary on D.C. events

Congressman Lance Gooden and State Senator Bryan Hughes were welcomed to Mineola by the Rotary Club at the weekly meeting and lunch on Monday, Dec. 2. more

4-H food show winners announced

The annual Wood County 4-H Food Show was held recently with 4-H members exhibiting skills in the Food/Nutrition project. more

Manhunt leads authorities to motel in Wood County

After a manhunt in Lindale, Thomas Sweet was caught and arrested in Hawkins by Hawkins Police Sgt. James Hildebrand and Wood County Constable Kelly Smith with canine Juma. more

Mineola Fire Report

Forest, woods or wildland fire – Dec. 3, 4:36 p.m., FM 17, Alba (assist with plow). Grass fire – Dec. 1, 2:49 p.m., 3520 FM 1255, Grand Saline; Dec. 1, 3:17 p.m., 250 CR 2667, … more

Quitman Police Report

Nov. 19 Officer Corbin Hanner took a report of identity theft. A man stated he discovered a credit card had been obtained in his name and gave information about the person he felt was responsible … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Nov. 26 2:15 a.m. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on FM 779 near Quitman. Charles King, 40, of Crossroads was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  9:02 a.m. Deputies were … more

County Republican club awards four scholarships

The Lake Country Republican Club awarded four local high school students scholarships at their meeting Monday, Dec. 2. more

Explorers program open to Wood County youth

For children 14-20 interested in law enforcement, Wood County Explorers Program would be a great learning opportunity for them.  more

County commissioners OK clerk’s plans for paperwork

Two requests from Wood County District Clerk Donna Huston were approved last week by Wood County commissioners. They were a lease agreement with Xerox and an agreement with Precision Micrographics … more
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