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Quitman hospital earns high rating

UT Health Quitman received the top grade for quality according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, putting it in the top 15% of hospitals in the nation ranked by CMS for quality. … more

Yantis church hosting health fair, event for back-to-school

The First Baptist Church in Yantis will host a resource and health fair and back to school event Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and includes food, games and health … more

Retired ag teachers honored

Mineola chamber making plans for September Iron Horse Festival

The Iron Horse Heritage Festival, a celebration of Mineola’s railroad heritage and the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s biggest community event, returns to historic downtown Mineola … more

Overall sales tax receipts in Wood County decline

Sales tax receipts in Wood County took a dip in the August report from the state comptroller’s office. The report includes primarily sales made in June and reported to the state in July. … more

AG foundation off to great start

The newly-created Alba-Golden Education Foundation briefed district trustees at Monday’s board meeting that they had raised $65,000 in the first three weeks of fundraising. A comprehensive … more

Commissioners propose lowering property tax rate by two pennies

Wood County commissioners continued working on the county budget and proposed a new tax rate for county residents last week The proposed rate of 46.25 cents per $100 valuation two cents lower … more

QDC hears airport grant proposal

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) board heard a presentation by Dr. John Wisdom and Wood County Airport Assistant Manager Erin Mason Monday. The board also approved a budget proposal to … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: July 28, 12:42 18659 CR 4116, Mineola. Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire: Aug. 2, 4:02 p.m., 936 CR 1695, Alba; Aug. 2, 5:05 p.m., 11358 FM 779, Alba. Medical assist, … more

Mineola Police Report

July 29 12:58 a.m., welfare concern, E. McDonald, electricity recently went out, concerned about neighbor, no outage observed. 2:20 a.m., suspicious persons, W. Buchanan at Sycamore, two … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

July 26 Deputy Skinner, warrant service, Alba. Shane Davis arrested for active warrant. Deputy Hughes, Mineola PD, assault; deputy learned assault occurred out of county, contacted … more

Chainsaw art stands sentinel at nature preserve

Folks repeatedly used the same word as they viewed the commissioned tree carving Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve: amazing. Usually, it was a single word, ‘amazing’ followed a few … more

ISDs propose lower property tax bills

Texas public school districts are in the process of setting their budgets and property tax rates in line with the new tax reduction measures passed recently by the state legislature. Lawmakers … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 295 calls for service from July 20 to Aug. 13, issued 137 traffic citations, gave 128 traffic warnings and took 29 reports. One criminal trespass warning was … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Forest, woods or wildland fire: Aug. 5, 4:11 p.m., 669 CR 2754, Mineola Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire: Aug. 9, 3:25 p.m., Shelton between McDaniels and Landers, east side of Shelton. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

August 2 Cpl. Croney, welfare check, CR 3802; multiple trash bags observed on front porch, urine odor, property owner advised they turn on water only for drinking, Adult Protective Services … more

Mineola Police Report

Aug. 5 12:32 a.m., vehicle stop/arrest, 100 blk N. Pacific, Christopher Jacob Labasse, Plano arrested for driving while intoxicated. 1:34 a.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 69 North, unable to … more

Yantis students can eat for free

The Yantis Independent School District announced it will operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2023-2024 school … more

Mineola P&Z OKs permits

A pair of special use permits met the approval of the Mineola Planning and Zoning Commission Monday. Those recommendations will go to the city council for final approval Aug. 28. One, for a … more

Mineola City Council views small decrease in tax rate

Mineola city taxpayers could see a slight decrease in the property tax rate. The city council reviewed possible tax scenarios in a workshop Monday night. The tax rate will be formally … more
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