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City council, school board elections Saturday

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 for city council elections in Mineola, Hawkins and Winnsboro and one seat on the Mineola school board. Voting for the two Mineola … more

Rotary hosts blood drive

The Quitman Rotary Club will host its next blood donation drive on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quitman First United Methodist Church. Carter Blood Care will take the donations, … more

Mineola board honors students, staff members

During its April meeting, the Mineola School Board honored the following students and staff: Students of the month Primary - kindergarten Kinleigh Bell and Emmett Taylor Elementary - … more

County sets hearing for development tax incentive

Wood County commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, May 28 for an economic development tax incentive agreement for the Wood County Economic Development Commission. It is being … more

Music in May to return to gazebo

The city of Mineola brings back its free Music in May concert series for the third year. Performers will appear at the downtown gazebo for each of the five Thursdays in May, beginning Thursday, … more

Three Mineola projects finalized

The Mineola City Council put the final stamp of approval on three major city projects Monday. And two of them came with a small rebate to the city. The final change order for the Park … more

Candlelight vigil Tuesday at Quitman’s Hogg Park

The annual candlelight vigil for child abuse awareness in Wood County will be held Tuesday, April 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman under the pavilion. The event will include … more

CNB hosting burger benefit

City National Bank in Mineola will host a burglar launch fundraiser for Mineola Caring and Sharing on Friday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A burger, chips and cookie will be served for $10. … more

Sales tax receipts rise slightly in April

Overall sales tax collections for Wood County cities were up slightly for the month but remain down slightly for the year. The April report from the state comptroller’s office shows the … more

MISD, three cities’ early voting continues

Early voting continues through, April 30 for a handful of Wood County city and school elections to be held May 4. The city of Mineola, Mineola ISD, city of Hawkins and city of Winnsboro have … more

Kiwanis honorees

Steve and Ellen Brooke were honored as the Mineola Kiwanis Citizens of the Month for their humanitarian efforts in the community, including volunteering with Mineola Caring & Sharing and driving … more

Mineola student to take part in medical program

Three students from The University of Texas at Tyler Academy of Future Health Professionals have been selected to participate in the Joint Admission Medical Program, a state medical school … more

Witt earns honor

Nathan Witt of Mineola, a junior mass communication major at The University of Texas at Tyler, was awarded a 2024 Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding service as a UT Tyler student … more

Quitman city council appoints parks-rec board

The Quitman City Council voted unanimously Thursday to establish a new Quitman Parks and Recreation Board.   According to Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn, the council “feels it is … more

A-G school board buys more land

In a special session conducted Thursday, April 18, the Alba-Golden School Board entered into a contract to purchase 20 acres on the north side of the campus. The unanimous, 6-0, decision … more

May weekend shaping up to be busy

Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 are shaping up to be extremely busy days around Wood County. Mineola ISD has two events planned for May 3. The annual golf tournament benefiting the Tyler … more

Lake Fork overfloweth

Water pours through four of the five flood gates at the Lake Fork dam Monday evening, as recent rains have pushed the lake level above its conservation elevation of 403 feet above sea level.  more

Mineola Fire Department Report

EMS assist: April 11, 12:26 p.m., CR 25409; April 12, 5:36 p.m., Nancy; April 13, 4:44 p.m., FM 1801; April 13, 9:19 p.m., W. Broad; April 15, 6:28 p.m., Landers; April 16, 12:15 p.m., McDonald. … more

Mineola Police Report

April 13 12:35 a.m., harassment, N. Pacific, phone call from ex-boyfriend, suspect advised to make no further contact. 10:53 a.m., suspicious person, E. Broad, subject wanting to sell item … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 10 Cpl. Croney, identity theft; victim applied for loan, someone had been opening accounts in her name, affected credit score, incident report completed. Deputy Whisenhunt, … more
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