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Fuel, material costs impacting Mineola budgeting

Mineola City Council got to work on the 2022-23 city budget Monday. And just like citizens dealing with inflation, the budgeting process is being impacted. Fuel costs for all departments are … more

Road work set

Drivers near Lake Fork should expect daily lane closures as metal beam guard fence is replaced. The $2.1 million project was awarded to 3LW Civil, LLC of Mason and includes 10 bridges with an … more

Fireworks time

The city of Mineola is resuming its fundraising efforts for the planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center. The event was canceled in 2019, and the city decided not to solicit funds … more

Alba to spend fed money on meter system

In action at a regular meeting Monday, the Alba City Council forged ahead with a plan to commit the majority of the American Rescue Plan grant to fund the installation of a radio-read water use … more

MISD trustees choose method for construction

Mineola school trustees selected the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) method for five building projects approved by voters in May. CMAR is one of six possible methods to get the projects … more

Mineola EDC budget proposes street extension

Extending Park Central in the Mineola industrial park off Bromberg St. will be undertaken as a joint project by the city and its economic development corporation, according to budget proposals the … more

Reuniting to remember a tragic day

Saturday was a special day of remembrance at UT Health Quitman as over 60 people gathered to take a look back at the tragic June 8, 1992 traffic crash which claimed the lives of five young people and … more

Wood County EDC accepting HOT fund applications

Starting June 15, the Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) will begin accepting hotel/motel occupancy tax (HOT) fund project proposals for funding support for the 2022-23 … more

Senior apartments planned for Sears building

A mother-daughter team who formerly operated restaurants in Mineola plans to convert the Sears Hometown Store building on Loop 564 in Mineola into apartments. Suzanne Eldridge Gore, who operated … more

County receives alcohol petition

Wood County commissioners unanimously acknowledged the application on a local option in justice of the peace Precinct 1 for the sale of beer and wine. Precinct 2 Commissioner Jerry Gaskill led the … more

Quilters lend hand for kids

Stitchin’ Heaven Quilt Shop in Quitman worked with customers from all over the country this spring to collect pillow cases for The Rainbow Room in honor of youth mental health … more

Meredith Foundation welcomes newest member

Demethrius Boyd has been appointed to replace Jerry Phillips on the board of directors of the Meredith Foundation in Mineola. Phillips served from July 1, 2010 to Feb. 22, 2022. Board members are … more
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