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Sales tax receipts continue to rise

Five of six Wood County cities reported higher sales tax income in April than a year ago. Only Winnsboro is lagging behind 2022 tax collections. The April report from the state … more

Proclaiming for children

Members of the Wood County Child Welfare and Protection board receive a proclamation from Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month, from left, Sally Attaway, Susan … more

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting starts Monday in Quitman for four school board and one city council races in Wood County. The Alba-Golden, Mineola, Winnsboro and Yantis boards have contested seats as does the … more

Parking variance granted for planned apartments

A variance in the number of required parking spaces at a planned apartment complex in South Mineola was granted Monday by the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The board unanimously approved the … more

Citizens view paper trail voting system

Over 200 people took advantage of the Wood County elections department offer to test voting equipment. The current equipment can not be used after Sept. 1, 2026, by state law.   The county … more

Mineola board opposes state private school voucher plan

State proposals to use public funds to pay for tuition for students in private schools gained some push back from the Mineola ISD School Board Monday. A resolution opposing educational savings … more

County EDC seeks citizen assistance with health survey

The Wood County Economic Development Commission is asking county residents to help them, and in turn, help themselves. The EDC’s Health and Human Services Committee is conducting a survey … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 171 calls for service from March 30 to April 16, issued 24 traffic citations, 61 traffic warnings, one criminal trespass warning, took 12 reports, made one … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Medical assist, assist EMS crew: April 7, 10:20 p.m., 4034 FM 1801, Mineola; April 8, 7:33 a.m., 335 Wren St., Mineola; April 9, 10:26 a.m., N. Hwy. 69 & N. CR 2220, Mineola; April 10, 2:13 p.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 5 Deputy Kovic, assault, Private Road 6536; caller assaulted over the weekend, would like to press charges, forwarded to investigations. Sgt. Cox, Deputy Rapp, warrant service, Winnsboro; … more

Mineola Police Report

April 8 12:06 a.m., assist other agency, CR 2425, attempted burglary, homeowner shot at subjects, on look out for suspects. 12:21 a.m., suspicious vehicle, 6000 blk Hwy. 37, roadside park, … more

Candlelight vigil in Quitman

The annual Wood County candlelight vigil for child abuse prevention and victims’ rights is planned Tuesday, April 25 from 6-7 p.m. at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Booths and food … more

May Fiesta coming to Mineola

Mineola celebrates May Fiesta on Saturday, May 6 in the downtown area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include a pepper eating contest, candy cannon throw, Brianna Arteaga Mariachi Real, DJ New … more

Legion plans semiannual event

Carl E. Azebell American Legion Post 340 will present its Spring Gun Show the weekend of April 29-30th at the Winnsboro City Civic Center at the City Park, 915 Wheeler Dr. Doors open at 9 a.m. both … more

Service clubs planning car show

A car show to benefit four Mineola service clubs is planned Saturday, June 3 at the Mineola Civic Center. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and proceeds go to the projects of the … more

Kiwanis Club schedules tourney

The Quitman Lake Fork Kiwanis Club will host its annual benefit golf tournament Saturday, May 6 at the Links at Land’s End. Proceeds benefit scholarships and youth leadership programs. … more

Civic center hosts mothers, sons

The Mineola Civic Center will host a mother and son night Saturday, April 22 from 5-7 p.m. It is for boys ages 3 to 5th grade with their mom or stand-in. “An Old School Picnic” … more

Library friends host tea, fashion

The Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library Spring Tea and Fashion Show is Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the library annex, 1721 N. Pacific St. Enjoy tea and finger foods and see new spring … more

Breakfast proceeds go to pantry

Breakfast with a Heart will be hosted by the First Baptist Church of Mineola Saturday, April 15 from 7:30-9 a.m. at 204 N. Johnson St. in Mineola. Suggested donation for all-you-can-eat is $10, … more

Event benefits special education

Riding for River to benefit the Wood County Special Education Co-op will be held Saturday, April 29 at Sabine Mud Ranch south of Mineola off Hwy. 69. For information on donating, vendor sign … more
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