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Two killed in head-on crash

A woman from Quitman and high school senior from Grand Saline were killed in a head-on crash Sunday, March 26 on FM 779. According to the Dept. of Pubic Safety preliminary report, Frances H. … more

Church signs offer daily reminders of living life well

There are reminders all around. Usually, those reminders stem from one’s youth – stories   parents told or things friends did or lessons learned oneself. It might be a place or … more

Fashion contest highlights sesquicentennial

Mineola’s Fashion Through the Decades Sesquicentennial Costume Contest is among the events during Spring Fling May 20. It is open to men, women and children with possible (minor) award for … more

Countywide broadband project approved

Wood County commissioners approved a $2.5 million proposal from Peoples Telephone last Tuesday to expand rural broadband internet services. The funds are part of the American Rescue Plan, dollars … more

Zoning approved for apartments, commercial

Zoning changes for two parcels on the south side of the Tractor Supply store on S. Pacific in Mineola gained approval from the city council Monday. The west lot with Hwy. 69 frontage is rezoned … more

Dunn details memory center plans for EDC

The Wood County Economic Development Commission got a detailed look at what its $50,000 donation to the proposed Memory Health Life Center has achieved thus far. The commission board met last … more

Mineola ISD board forges ahead with new campus

Mineola school trustees bit the bullet Thursday and agreed to forge ahead with construction of a new primary campus on NE Loop 564, including a third-grade wing. The campus, which had been … more

Doctor receives regional citizen award

The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) honored regional citizens who exemplify excellence in performance, innovation, and contributions to the community at its 103rd semi-annual board of … more

Quitman Police Report

 The Quitman Police Department answered 226 calls for service from March 1-24, issued 37 traffic citations and 78 traffic warnings, one criminal trespass warning, took 13 reports, made 10 … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Medical assist, assist EMS crew: March 16, 7:14 p.m., 153 CR 2610, Mineola; March 20, 5:46 a.m, 1080 CR 2425, Mineola; March 22, 7:16 a.m., 5850 FM 1801, Mineola. EMS call, excluding vehicle … more

Mineola Police Report

March 18 9:28 a.m., criminal mischief, E. Broad, graffiti on side of building. 12:49 p.m., public assist, S. Pacific at E. Commerce, railroad arms down, motorists driving around them, railroad … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

March 15 Deputy Atkinson, fraud; victim given large check, account had been closed, case forwarded to investigations. Deputy Gould, suspicious person, County Road 3940; someone with gun on … more

UT EMS reports benefits to county

Wood County commissioners heard a comprehensive annual report Tuesday by UT Health EMS/Air Team representatives Scott Berkley, John Smith, Hayden Ray and Jared Smith.  Berkley reported the UT … more

Alba-Golden HS one-act play advances to area

The Alba-Golden High School one-act play has advanced to the area competition. The troupe earned the following individual awards: All-star crew - Alex Reyes  Honorable Mention All-star … more

Ruffin makes dean’s roll at Baylor U.

More than 5,100 Baylor University students have been named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s Academic Honor List, which recognizes Baylor undergraduates for their outstanding academic work during each … more

Quitman looking at two junior high bands next school year

The Quitman School Board was entertained by three selections from the junior high band program. Band Director Michael Barron talked about the growth of the program at the junior high level. … more

Meredith Stadium receives funds for lights

New stadium lights are coming to Meredith Memorial Stadium in Mineola, thanks to the stadium’s namesake. The school board approved a budget amendment Monday night for the grant from the … more

Mineola ISD welcomes new principals, finance director

The administrative staff at Mineola ISD was filled out with several new hires Monday, Trustees approved Chase Thomas as the new high school principal, Nicholas Kelley as the elementary vice … more

Homecoming concert Saturday at Jarvis Christian

Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Jarvis Christian University Student Founder’s Homecoming Concert and After Party at 9 p.m. Saturday night, March 25, featuring headlining rap artists K Camp and … more
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