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AGISD accesses additional state CTE funds

The Alba-Golden   ISD board of trustees took action at a special session last Thursday that stands to garner the district an additional $200,000 in state funding. The board approved, by … more

Pilots teach 2nd graders bike safety

Each spring the Mineola Pilot Club conducts a bicycle safety course for second graders at Mineola Primary School. They generally partner with the Mineola Police Department on the project, but this … more

Lions award scholarships to Yantis seniors

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club represented by Lion Joan Bearden, left, presented $1,000 scholarships to these 2024 Yantis High School seniors, from left, Creager Quinn, David Sandoval and Clifton … more

Quitman church welcomes community

Despite big puddles in the parking lot and looming gray skies above, the turnout for the Faith Baptist Church of Quitman block party was considerable Saturday.   Shouts of joy, chattering … more

Alba council seeks flooding solutions

Even as the Alba City Council discussed ways to alleviate some flooding issues around the city, Mother Nature brought another deluge to the city Monday night, no doubt exacerbating an already bad … more

Mineola council seeks citizen input

The Mineola City Council wants to involve citizens in the budget process this year. The council and city staff is asking residents to fill out a survey on the city website,, and … more

Kid Fish a success at Lake Fork

“Oh, Dad!! Daddy, daddy!” This, along with laughter, chatting and squealing of happy children, was not an uncommon sound at the Wood County Kid Fish event on Saturday. The … more

AGHS Class of 2024 set high marks

It was a class of firsts. The first Alba-Golden graduating class to attain 100% College, Career or Military Readiness standards; the first graduate (Easton Campbell) to attain a congressional … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 173 calls for service during May. The department issued 130 traffic citations, gave 182 traffic warnings, took 18 reports, gave three criminal trespass warnings … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Public assist: May 16, 6:45 p.m., W. McDonald. Motor vehicle crash: May 17, 3:16 p.m., CR 2460; May 19, 3:26 p.m., Loop 564 at Hwy. 37. EMS assist: May 18, 4:10 p.m., Lake Holbrook; May 19, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

May 22 Deputy Whisenhunt, possible mental episode, Holly Lake Ranch; caller’s brother having mental episode, en route to guard shack with revolver, subject returned to residence, deputies … more

Mineola Police Report

May 24 4:58 p.m., motor vehicle accident, N. Johnson at E. Broad, two vehicles. 5:27 p.m., motor vehicle accident, E. Broad, two vehicles. 8:16 p.m., disturbance, Goodson Cir., verbal, … more

Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

Fourth Nine Weeks All A’s 3rd Grade Ava Arbter, Jase Blackwell, Destiny Crawford, Kaysen Haire, Kyle Herring, Eason Hooton, Ollie Hortman, Hadley Large, Stetson Latham, Mackenzie … more

Mineola students, staff honored by board

A full house emptied out quickly once the Mineola ISD board handed out the May recognitions on the 20th. Leading off were the top two grads of the Class of 2024, Valedictorian Chevelle Smith and … more

Sales tax income slightly behind last year’s pace

Wood County entities that collect taxes on retail sales are just slightly behind last year’s revenues. The May report from the state comptroller’s office showed that six cities … more

Sheriff’s office sponsors annual kid fish event

The annual Wood County Kid Fish is Saturday, June 1 at 8 a.m. at the Sabine River Authority headquarters, 353 Private Road 5183, just northeast of the Lake Fork Dam. It is sponsored by the Wood … more

Hudson Trust announces community grants

First Baptist Church Mineola Feet First Project and Grace Community Healthcare each received a donation of $5,263 as the 2024 recipients from the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation on … more

New downtown Mineola shop to feature vintage sweet

When Wendy Burke moved here in 2022, she never, ever intended to open a shop. She had owned and operated a shop in Bradenton, Fla. for more than three years, and when she moved to Mineola, she … more

A final tribute

Troop 385 held its final Eagle Scout ceremony in Mineola recently. Tristan Wells and Jackson Wiley were presented their Eagle Awards, assisted by Matthew Patterson, who also recently earned his … more

Cartwright school getting a new lease on life

To Mineola natives, he’s known as MISD Superintendent Cody Mize. But to some in Cartwright, a small, unincorporated community halfway between Quitman and Winnsboro, he has a different … more
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