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Bassmaster tournament, family festival to showcase Caney Point improvements

Preparations are ramping up for two major events to be held in concert at Caney Point Recreational Area on Lake Fork. Crews were busy late last week on expanding parking and installing a … more

Filing deadline Friday in school, city elections

Friday is the last day to file for places on the ballot in the May 4 city council and school board elections.   Mineola ISD will have an election, as two candidates have signed up for the … more

Early voting begins Tuesday

Early voting in the March 5 party primaries begins on Tuesday, Feb. 20. All early voting in Wood County is conducted at the elections office in Quitman. Days and hours are Feb. 20-23 from 8 … more

Pilots capture chili prize

The Pilot Club of Mineola members serve their entry in the Mineola Kiwanis Club’s annual chili cookoff Saturday. The club was judged best chili. Members include, from left, Lori White, Diane … more

Democrats express voter intimidation concerns

Two Democrats expressed concerns about potential voter intimidation while one Republican threatened legal action over not being able to carry a handgun into the county courthouse. Wood County … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Grass fire: Feb. 7, 11:50 a.m., 602 CR 2373, Alba. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Feb. 5, 8:14 p.m., Sycamore St, Mineola. Good intent call, other: Feb. 4, 6:04 p.m., FM 1253 & FM … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

January 31 Sgt. Morrison, Deputy Whisenhunt, assault, CR 2210; caller advised mother struck him during argument, both had conflicting stories, neither wished to pursue charges.   Cpl. … more

Mineola Police Report

February 3 10:09 a.m., information, W. Loop 564, vehicles parked in fire lane, advised no fire lane at that location. 11:46 a.m., motor vehicle accident, NE Loop 564, two vehicles, one … more

Kid Fish is on Saturday

Bridge Bob’s Pond at Mineola Nature Preserve will be the site of the annual Kids’ Trout Fishing Day on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by Texas Parks … more

Alba-Golden Jr.-Sr. High Roll

A Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks   6th grade Tenley Castloo, Avery Haisten, Piper Hartin, Grayson Hawthorn, Henry Kerry, Judson Paben, Alexander Reynolds, Bobby Yates 7th grade … more

UT Tyler names president’s list honor students

The University of Texas at Tyler announced students who were named to the fall 2023 President’s Honor Roll.  To qualify, a student must have completed, in one semester, 12 or more … more

Kiwanis Club honors Lucases

Sarah and Steven Lucas were awarded the Mineola Kiwanis January Citizens of the Month for their work with Wreaths Across America, the national project which places wreaths on veterans graves in Wood … more

Boyd’s enthusiasm has helped church grow

Speaking with Pastor Demethrius T. Boyd of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is to understand exactly what unbridled enthusiasm is. He beamed as he stretched his arms out, “We are building … more

Parties go ahead with primaries

Wood County commissioners approved separate election judges, election notices and election contracts Tuesday for the county Republican and Democratic parties to hold separate primaries on March 5. … more

McFarland Museum focus of BHM program

This year’s Black History Month Program hosted by the Mineola Historical Museum Board will showcase the McFarland South Ward Museum on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. A ribbon-cutting for … more

Republican club to host forum

Republican Women of Wood County have scheduled a political forum for three local races on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. Races to be featured include Texas House … more

Mineola ISD seeks federal technology funds

Mineola school trustees took steps Monday to participate in a federal program that reduces technology costs. The board voted to pursue funds from the E-Rate program that will pay up to 80% of … more

Event to feature veterans resources

A veterans mobile information fair is planned March 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gov. Jim Hogg Park in Quitman. The Vet Center and the Longview VA Community-Based Outreach Clinic will be … more

Lucky 7th Grammy for Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves took home her seventh Grammy award on Sunday night, Feb. 4 in Los Angeles. The singer from Wood County was featured on “I Remember Everything” from American … more

Chamber gives annual progress update

From a redesigned and updated website to enhanced marketing efforts, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce addressed its missions of enhancing the business environment for its members while serving the … more
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