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Home on Sycamore named yard of month

Amid neatly mowed yards with attractive foundation plantings, Candy Underwood’s home at 708 Sycamore draws the eye with its very contrast to those around it. It has been selected as the … more

County renews promise to help protect children

With inspiring music from the combined choirs of Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro schools, Wood County once again sent the message to stand against child abuse and in support of   crime victims. … more

Mineola celebrates May Fiesta

The May Fiesta, sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce, filled downtown Mineola Saturday with colorful sights and sounds from mariachi bands to revving engines. Among the events were … more

Alliance hosting Mineola baccalaureate

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance will host baccalaureate services for the Mineola High School Class of 2024 on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the gym at the Addie McFarland school, 708 Stone St. … more

Lions planning annual fish fry

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host their 29th Annual Catfish Fry Saturday, May 11 at the Yantis ISD Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m.   Menu includes fresh catfish, red beans, cole slaw, … more

Quitman parks, rec board addresses range of issues

Members of the newly-appointed Quitman Parks and Recreation Board met for the first time Monday, April 29 at City Hall. Mayor Randy Dunn and City Administrator James Attaway were on hand to … more

Forsyth, Sampson among election winners

Municipal elections in Wood County Saturday saw two city council incumbents reelected while a third was defeated. In the only school board race in the county, Tony Forsyth won the two-year … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

EMS assist: April 25, 6:12 a.m., Sycamore; April 27, 3:55 p.m., N. Pacific; May 1, 5:13 p.m., CR 2715. Vehicle fire: April 25, 12:28 p.m., Hwy. 69 at Loop 564. Downed power line: April 26, … more

Mineola Police Report

April 27 3:08 a.m., driving while intoxicated, 700 blk Greenville, followed vehicle, no violations observed. 10:38 a.m., information, E. Commerce, checking damaged fence. 11:13 a.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 24 Cpl. Croney, theft, Hwy. 154; victim had been selling items online, some items were missing, property owner advised he let a male sell them due to being left on the property for so … more

Mineola students win press awards

Two Mineola residents, students at UT Tyler, recently won 17 awards for outstanding journalism. Nathan Witt, the editor-in-chief of the Patriot Talon, UT Tyler’s student-run newspaper, and … more

TJC’s Wind Ensemble records historic firsts

For the past few years, the Tyler Junior College Wind Ensemble has been chasing — and achieving — some ambitious goals. In February 2022, the group became the first community/junior … more

Purple martins have a home in Yantis

Hanging beside the work desk of Julie Mattox in her Yantis home is the poem ‘The Peace of Wild Things’ by Wendell Berry. It reads: When despair for the world grows in me and I … more

Blood drive May 7

The next blood drive hosted by the Quitman Rotary Club will be held at First United Methodist Church Quitman, 406 Lane St., on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be done inside … more

MISD hosts Spanish-speaking family event

On May 3, Mineola school invites all families and persons who speak Spanish to attend and participate in their celebration. This is the second year of holding the event, which is called the … more

May Fiesta to fill downtown Saturday

Celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture in Cinco de Mayo fashion is the purpose of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fiesta de Mayo (May Fiesta) community event scheduled Saturday, May … more

Mineola Police Report

April 20 1:22 a.m., reckless driver, 100 blk E. Broad, high speed pursuit, three adults and three juveniles, juvenile probation and parents contacted. Dustin Blake McKinney, Kaufman, arrested … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 240 calls for service between April 1-18. The department issued 88 traffic citations, gave 89 traffic warnings, took 13 reports, made one on-site arrest and two … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Motor vehicle collision: April 18, 6:34 p.m., FM 1253 at CR 460; April 19, 11:05 p.m., Broad at Pacific. EMS assist: April 18, 8:18 p.m., E. McDonald; April 18, 8:45 p.m., CR 2540; April 22, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 17 Deputy Nichols, burglary, Hwy. 154; about 10 boats tampered with or had items removed, offense report completed. Sgt. Cox, Cpl. Rapp, disturbance, CR 4490; victim’s … more
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