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Quitman First Methodist church pastor dies

The First United Methodist Church in Quitman is without a pastor following the sudden death Saturday, Sept. 9 of the Rev. Mike Cline. Cline had joined the church in November 2021. The … more

Alba-Golden School Board contributes to new AGISD Education Foundation

The Alba-Golden school board approved a $25,000 donation to the AGISD Education Foundation Monday. The contribution will be drawn from the general operating fund balance. The action followed a … more

Students awarded SNHU degrees

The following students have been named to the Summer 2023 President’s List for Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. The summer terms run from May to August. Full-time … more

Commissioners lower tax rate, approve new budget

Wood County Commissioners met in special session last Thursday to take care of the new tax rate and approval of the proposed budget for 2024. The tax rate was set at .4625 per $100 valuation, … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 371 calls for service between Aug. 11-Sept. 8, issued 109 traffic citations, gave 120 traffic warnings, took 43 reports, 13 warrant arrests and 18 on-site … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Sept. 2, 4:21 p.m., 1101 CR 2275, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Sept. 2, 9:46 p.m., 750 Goodson Cir., Mineola; Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m., 1450 Bromberg, Mineola. Motor … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

August 30 Cpl. Croney; caller advised cousin took vehicle without permission, brought vehicle back but tracker in vehicle showed it had been taken, caller did not wish to pursue charges. … more

Mineola Police Report

September 2 12:45 a.m., city ordinance violation, W. Broad, loud music, music turned off. 5:05 a.m., vehicle stop/arrest, 100 blk Landers, Shacory Mi-zil Williams arrested for possession of … more

Donnie Burge earns degree

Donnie Burge from Alba will be awarded a bachelor of applied arts and sciences in safety and health from Texas A&M Commerce at the Dec. 16 commencement. He will graduate summa cum laude with … more

Pilot Club hosts Alzheimer’s walk during festival

This year’s Alzheimer’s Walk sponsored by the Pilot Club of Mineola will be held in conjunction with the Iron Horse Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23. Registration will take … more

Commissioners OK pay hikes for assistant DAs

Salary raises for members of the Wood County District Attorney’s office were approved by Wood County commissioners last Tuesday. Those attorneys are Logan Sawyer from $31.98 per hour to … more

Drug case nets 25-years

James “Bubba” Early was sentenced by 402nd District Judge Brad McCampbell to 25 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine on Monday, Aug. 28. Early was convicted of manufacture or … more

Teen gets 27 years for sex assaults

Camden Gage King, 19, from Quitman was sentenced by visiting district court judge Christi Kennedy to 27 years in state prison on Friday, Sept. 1. King pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated … more

These grandparents are leading the cheers

Simply stated, the experience of youth sports owes much to the older generation. 

Three local families shared some thoughts about the importance of athletics to their grandchildren and the unique joys of sharing in that experience.  more

Sales taxes rebound with July sales

Sales tax revenues in Wood County rebounded in the September report. All six cities plus the county showed higher sales tax income than in September 2022, and for the year five of six cities … more

Pesticide conference planned in Quitman

The annual Tri-County Pesticide Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Topics covered include Reading and Understanding the Pesticide Label, … more

Quitman council names P&Z members

The Quitman City Council met in special session last Thursday and appointed new members to the Planning and Zoning Commission and appointed a new chairman of that group. Lynn Emmert and Alderman … more

Mineola P&Z approves storage units

The Mineola Planning and Zoning Commission approved three recommendations for property on S. Pacific St. that includes the longtime Goggans Tire center, now Strange Tire and Alignment. Owner … more

Delegation congratulates Mineola

Delegations from the East Texas Amtrak-served communities of Marshall and Longview traveled via Amtrak’s Texas Eagle to Mineola Saturday, Sept. 2 to honor Mineola on the commemoration of the city’s 150th anniversary. more

Popular weenie dog race gets a new starting gate

Mineola’s Iron Horse Heritage Festival Weenie Dog Race will have a bright, new look to go along with a payoff of $200 in cash and prizes and trophy inscription for the winner when the gate goes up on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. more
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