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Highways memorialize those who gave all

Traveling through the neighboring counties can lead to some amazing discoveries. Often, those discoveries are hiding in plain sight. Found on county roads, highways   and farm-to-market … more

Memorial ceremony set

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the county courthouse grounds in Quitman on Monday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. This marks the 24th year for the ceremony to honor the nation’s fallen … more

Richey, Elmore leading Quitman Class of 2024

One was the Quitman High School drum major and competed in Academic UIL writing events. The other was the star of the softball team, recently being named the district’s “Co-Defensive … more

Commissioners explore retiree pay

Wood County commissioners took a long look at two expenses critical to the upcoming budget in a workshop last Tuesday – retiree benefits and health insurance. Commissioners heard from … more

High school graduations scheduled

Wood County high schools have scheduled their graduation ceremonies: MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. Meredith Memorial Stadium, Mineola. HS gym if bad weather … more

Concerns raised over shop plan

Memorial Day plans, a retirement announcement, zoning issues and the administration of oaths of office to the newly elected city aldermen produced some strong sentiments for those attending … more

St. Dunstan dedicates marker

A Texas historical marker was unveiled Sunday morning at Church of St. Dunstan’s in Mineola. The Episcopal church was established in 1947. Ground was broken for the first building in 1948 on N. … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Controlled burn: May 9, 6:33 p.m., CR 2840. EMS assist: May 9, 9:51 p.m., CR 2434; May 12, 3:04 p.m., Park Place.; May 15, 12:35 p.m., Blair. Motor vehicle crash: May 10, 12:29 p.m., … more

Mineola Police Report

May 11 12:13 a.m., motorist assist, Greenville at Loop 564, mechanical issues limit speed to 30 MPH, followed to county line. 1:57 a.m., welfare concern, English, vehicle running with … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

May 8 Deputy Pollard, warrant service, Adult Probation. Stephen Mooney arrested for outstanding warrant. Cpl. Croney, Deputy Whisenhunt, animal welfare concern; deputies observed three dogs … more

Nivison earns Belmont honors

Arianne Nivison of Mineola was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University’s spring 2024 Dean’s List. Approximately 44% of the University’s 7,338 undergraduate … more

Probations revoked, guilty pleas heard, sentences assessed in 402nd District Court

These cases have been heard in district court: Michael Jay Murphy, Pineville, La., indecency with a child exposes, third degree felony, probation revoked, 10 years in state prison with 605 days … more

Bid awarded to improve S. Stone, Newsom

The second try resulted in bids approved for improvements to Stone and S. Newsom Streets in Mineola. Lennon Construction submitted the low bid of $460,879 to rehab the two streets. The … more

Alba City Council dismisses complaint on police chief

Alba City Council dismissed a citizen complaint against Police Chief Juan Ramirez following a closed session Monday. The council spent 25 minutes with city attorney Leigh Thompson and another 17 … more

QDC delays decision on property cleanup

The Quitman Development Corporation decided Monday night to hold off on reimbursing the City of Quitman for mowing and property cleanup for the property located at 511 N. Winnsboro St., which was … more

Mineola city sign ordinance to be reviewed

The city of Mineola will be reviewing its sign ordinances after Kathy Lehman outlined an issue with mural painted on her building on E. Broad St. The mural was part of the street art festival … more

Child sex abuser gets life

A Wood County jury convicted Justin Blaine Sicard of Winnsboro of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony, on May 9 following a four-day trial. District Judge J. Brad … more

AGISD gets good security report

There were many recognitions at Monday’s Alba-Golden School Board meeting, however, the most important report of the evening was likely   the recent Texas Education Agency Safety and … more

Mineola to study rules for public events

he way the city of Mineola handles the approval of events such as festivals may be changing. Fire Marshal David Madsen briefed the city council last week about discrepancies between the city … more

Runoff election May 28

The runoff election from the party primaries in March is scheduled Tuesday, May 28, with early voting commencing next week, May 20-25. All early voting is being conducted at the county elections … more
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