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Care for trees in drought to lessen effects of stress

Only mid-way through June and Texas has already seen extreme heat and very little rain this summer, with the trend predicted to continue. The anticipation of drought can bring many thoughts to mind … more

Trio jailed in Yantis bank ATM theft

The last of three suspects in the burglary of an automated teller machine at the City National Bank branch in Yantis last September has been arrested near Houston. Two of the suspects have … more

New Quitman ISD board members sworn in

Prec. 1 Justice of the Peace Tony Gilbreath swore in recently elected Quitman School Board members Todd Williams and Raymond Peek Monday.  Peek and Williams replaced former members Doug … more

Mineola school board works through preliminary budget

Mineola school trustees got a look at preliminary budget figures Monday. Without payroll or tax figures to consider, the expense line is up $463,000, based on submitted campus and department … more

UT Tyler recognizes students with good grades for spring

The University of Texas at Tyler announced students who were named to the spring 2022 President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List  To qualify for the President’s Honor Roll, a … more

Mineola ISD projects district to get an A grade from state

Though the state won’t release public school grades until late July or early August, Mineola schools’ internal assessment shows the district will be awarded an A in the state’s A-F … more

You can still fill up at this station – with food

In the world of building renovations, there are times when it just comes together as if it were meant to be. That pretty much explains the transition of the old Sinclair gas station on the northwest … more

Two Quitman businesses exit

Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) members moved swiftly through a short agenda Monday evening. QDC Executive Director Rodney Kieke reported a pair of businesses has closed their operations in … more

Mineola ISD board seeks candidate

Mineola school board will accept letters of interest through noon Monday for the vacant school board seat. The board meets again next Monday night and will consider an appointment to fill the term … more

Preserving history

The Wood County Historical Commission has commissioned reprints of the Wood County Democrat’s 120-page centennial edition newspaper from July 1950, from left, commission members Jim Phillips, … more

Westberry posts a banner year in the circle

There are tons of statistics in the sporting world. For the typical fan, statistics capture the basics – the hits, runs and errors – of a game. There are notable exceptions.  On … more

Art in action

Work got underway Monday on the mural project at  406 S. Pacific St. in Mineola, the first effort of the Wood County Unity Mural Project, by the Flint and Steel Coalition. Young painters will … more
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