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Mineola Fire Department Report

Grass fire: Dec. 13, 10:00 p.m., FM 1254 & CR 2427, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Dec. 7, 8:13 a.m., CR 2466, Mineola; Dec. 8, 12:54 p.m., NW Loop 564, Mineola; Dec. 9, 2:43 … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

December 6 Lt. Milbourn, Sgt. Morrison, Cpl. Croney, warrant service, CR 2351; deputies observed wanted subject’s vehicle leaving property, attempted traffic stop, driver fled several … more

Mineola Police Report

December 9 12:38 a.m., suspicious person, W. Blair, subject with warning is trespassing. 4:02 a.m., disturbance, Turman, interference with request for emergency assistance. 1:50 p.m., … more

Alba-Golden ISD board receives positive financial audit report

Alba-Golden ISD received an unmodified opinion on the annual financial report from Rutherford, Taylor and Company, Public Accountants, at Monday’s board meeting. The report noted that the … more

Lucas named new Wood County veterans services officer

Steven Richard “Steve” Lucas has been named the new Wood County veterans services officer. County commissioners acknowledged his appointment Tuesday. Lucas replaces Christi … more

Yantis moves up, other local schools see no change in UIL conference numbers

Conference cutoffs announced Friday by the University Interscholastic League for competition during the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years will see Yantis move up to 2A from 1A while other area schools … more

Sales tax receipts near $9 million

A record almost $9 million in sales tax revenue was collected by seven Wood County tax entities during 2023. The December report from the state comptroller showed six cities plus the county … more

Guilty pleas heard in district court

The following guilty pleas were entered in 402nd District Court last week: Kevin A. Skinner, Mineola, burglary of a building, state jail felony, deferred adjudication, three years community … more

Sheriff’s office investigates theft ring

In late November, Wood County Sheriff’s Office investigators began gathering information involving a string of trailer and equipment thefts in the Hawkins and Pine Mills area. On Dec. 5, … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Dept. answered 360 calls for service from Nov. 18 to Dec. 10, issued 33 traffic citations, gave 89 traffic warnings, took 12 reports, issued one criminal trespass warning and made … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Nov. 30, 12:42 p.m., 862 N. Winnsboro, Quitman; Dec. 4, 11:55 a.m., 2785 US Hwy. 80 E., Mineola. Grass fire: Dec. 3, 6:05 p.m., N. Hwy. 69 & N. CR 2262, Mineola. EMS … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

November 29 Deputy Comeaux, missing person; caller had not heard from son in several days, regional BOLO issued for subject.   Sgt. Cox, Cpl. Rapp, suspicious person; victim received … more

Mineola Police Report

December 2 12:27 a.m., reckless driver, W. Broad at city limits, unable to maintain lane, unable to locate. 12:32 a.m., disturbance, W. Kilpatrick, husband locked subject out of residence, … more

UT Tyler holds commencement for fall grads

The University of Texas at Tyler recognized fall 2023 degree candidates during commencement Dec. 8-9. Wood County graduates include the following: Alba Julissa Plancarte, bachelor of … more

Regional choir inspires, amazes with Celtic Christmas concert

For an event which featured music from the soul, it was a visual in the very beginning which perhaps best described the whole performance.   Just after the lights dimmed at the Sulphur … more

MISD trustee resigns following family move

Mineola School Trustee Robby Ballard resigned Monday. Ballard announced that his family is moving to a new home that is 300 yards outside the district and is thus ineligible to serve. He … more

Symphonic band presents Christmas concert

Come on over to Mineola’s beautiful Historic Select Theater and hear the Lake Country Symphonic Band’s Christmasy “Everything Christmas” concert.

Concerts are Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Mike Holbrook is back in the director’s seat, so it’s sure to be a fun-filled couple of hours. more

Garden club selects yard of the month

Fannie Marchman Garden Club of Mineola has chosen the Hebron residence at 153 County Road 2610 as their December yard of the month. Bill and Judy Hebron have lived in Mineola for 10 years and … more

Skateboarders flock to new concrete park in Mineola

The park has been dubbed the best in the East Texas area, and promises to get even better when the second phase can be implemented. more

Primary elections contested

Republican voters in Wood County will have four locally contested races when they go to the polls for the March 5 primary.

Filing concluded on Monday, and there will be contests in two of the four constable precincts and both contested commissioner precincts. more
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