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Mineola Caring & Sharing serves 335 families

Mineola Caring & Sharing served 335 families and 1,374 people in 2023,   an increase from 2022.   A number of family applications were received at the last minute, and with the help of … more

Quitman Pilot Club chili cookoff Friday

The annual Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. There’s always some very tasty chili, coupled … more

Black history banquet to present honors

East Chapel CME Church in Mineola and Anthony Wright Productions are putting on a black history awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Mineola High School multi-purpose facility. … more

Sign up for job assistance scheduled

Heart and Hands of East Texas is registering for the spring semester through Feb. 2. Heart and Hands is a 12-week job-readiness program with experiences and skills development designed to … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Jan. 15, 8:07 p.m., 712 S Main, Quitman; Jan. 16, 7:29 a.m., 135 CR 2312, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Jan. 12, 2:50 p.m., CR 2770, Mineola; Jan. 12, 6:29 p.m., N. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

January 10 Cpl. Rapp, suspicious circumstance, CR 3880; male signed up victim for food stamps without permission, case forwarded to investigations. Sgt. Williams, Cpl. Burdick, structure … more

Mineola Police Report

January 13 12:21 a.m., assist other agency, be on look out for vehicle involved in Van Zandt County assault, unable to locate. 12:27 a.m., assist other agency, N. Hwy. 37 at CR 2465, … more

Mineola Kiwanis chili fundraiser Feb. 10

The 14th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook Off will be Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Mineola Civic Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door to taste the entries. Drinks and … more

County racial profiling reports approved

Wood County commissioners approved annual racial profiling reports for several county law enforcement departments Monday. The reports must be filed with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. … more

State says county voting system meets standards

Wood County conducted its November state constitutional amendment election according to state law, Elections Administrator Laura Wise told the county election commission last Thursday. That word … more

Filing underway in city, school elections

Filing has begun for the May 4 city council and school board elections. Deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 16. For the Alba-Golden School Board, incumbents Terry Clark and Mike Ragsdale have … more

QISD board presented positive report

In spite of the rain and the cold, almost all the members of the Quitman school board plus 20 others came to the board meeting Jan. 23. One of the main topics of interest was the result of the … more

Mercy Ships’ mission expands with second ship

Two remarkable women reunited in October after 30 years. Three decades ago, a Mercy Ships volunteer nurse, Aly, was visiting a local hospital in Sierra Leone. She found an 18-year old young … more

Quitman council honors Tucker’s service

Several things of note happened at the January meeting for the Quitman City Council, but the real highlight of the evening was the celebration for Larry Tucker. Tucker is a beloved (and well-known) … more

Mineola hike-bike trail finally seeing progress

The long-delayed project to build a hike-and-bike trail from downtown Mineola to the nature preserve got off the ground Monday. The Mineola City Council approved a bid from Mike Rogers … more

Bowen qualifies for Angelo State honors

Angelo State University in San Angelo has announced the students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester, including Briley Bowen of Winnsboro. To be eligible for the ASU … more

Local students named to SNSU fall honor lists

Wesley Johnstone of Mineola has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List. The fall terms run from September to December. Full-time undergraduate … more

Clark on dean’s list

Kyla Clark of Winnsboro excelled during the Fall 2023 semester at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List. Kyla’s major is … more

402nd District Court accepts guilty pleas

The following guilty pleas were heard in 402nd District Court on Thursday, Jan. 4: William Weiler Hirsch, Dallas, possession of a controlled substance (PCS) penalty group one (PG1) less than one … more

Three vying for commissioner post

Two candidates have challenged three-term Precinct One Commissioner Virgil Holland in the March 4 Republican primary. Wood County sheriff’s investigator Justin Bowring of Yantis and Mayor … more
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