Wood County Monitor 02-18-21


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In this issue

  • A storm for the ages

    Thursday, February 18

    Wood County, Texas blanketed with record snow

    A major winter storm of record-breaking proportions left Wood County and much of Texas in a week-long deep freeze that will make Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day 2021 memorable for decades to come.

  • Juma’s last call

    Wednesday, February 17

    It was a solemn and sad day in Wood County last Thursday. Wood County Canine Officer Juma took her last ride.

  • Mineola, Quitman have contested mayoral races

    Wednesday, February 17

    Mineola and Quitman will have contested races for Mayor on May 1, and Alba will get a new mayor.

    The filing deadline for city council and school board elections passed Friday.

  • East meets west at Winnsboro Center for the Arts

    Wednesday, February 17

    The occasion to remove the business of comparative analysis and observe the aesthetic value of artistic differences is a rarity today.

    The Winnsboro Center for the Arts has, since Dec. 19, afforded local residents just such an opportunity.

  • Arboretum plans bare root tree sale

    Wednesday, February 17

    Winter may have a grip on the temperatures, but the Wood County Arboretum in Quitman is offering a way to fight the cool weather gardening blues: a tree sale.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, February 17

    We finally received our winter. Hope everyone stayed home and warm. In preparation for the precipitation, we did not charge fees during our closure due to weather. If you still cannot get out and about, please call the library and we will make arrangements with you, 903-569-2767.

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Wednesday, February 17

    Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Feb. 9, 3:04 p.m., 501 Phillips St., Mineola.

  • Mineola Police Report, Feb. 6-11

    Wednesday, February 17

    February 7, 2:07 p.m., alarm, S. Pacific, motion alarm-fence beam, cat observed crossing fence.

  • Wesley Marion Criddle, 1965-2021

    Wednesday, February 17

    Wesley Marion Criddle, 55, of Winnsboro passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 in Sulphur Springs. He was born on Sept. 15, 1965 in Mt. Pleasant to the late Willie Marion Criddle and Judy Gaynelle Reese Criddle.

  • Dachiel Ann Turner, 1966-2021

    Wednesday, February 17

    Dachiel Ann Turner of Mineola joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 7, 2021. She was born on July 14, 1966 in Dallas to James Calvin and Phyllis Ann (Allen) Turner.

  • Lila Ruth Jackson, 1927-2021

    Wednesday, February 17

    Lila Ruth Jackson, 93, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. She was born on Dec. 18, 1927 to Fay Shipley and Albert Busbee in Wood County.

  • Russell Franklin Foster, 1942-2021

    Wednesday, February 17

    Russell Franklin Foster, 79, of Bastrop passed away on Feb. 5, 2021 in Round Rock. Russell was born in Yantis to Clyde and Pauline Foster on Jan. 20, 1942. He attended school in Yantis.

  • Clyde Junior Swindell, 1935-2021

    Wednesday, February 17

    Mr. Swindell passed away Feb. 12, 2021 at his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Wolfe City to Thomas Clyde and Ludie Esther Long Swindell.

  • Search for wanted suspect leads to stolen contraband, more

    Wednesday, February 17

    A search for a wanted subject in the Lake Holbrook area Jan. 29 led the Wood County Sheriff’s Office to the recovery of several stolen items, illegal narcotics, weapons and identity cards.

  • High school band students earn top marks in solo and ensemble

    Wednesday, February 17

    UIL solo and ensemble competition was held Friday, Feb. 5. The following area high school band students earned first division ratings to advance to the state competition.

  • Panthers fall to Como-Pickton

    Wednesday, February 17

    The Panthers’ chance to secure a playoff spot were snatched away by the Eagles last Tuesday in Como-Pickton, where Alba-Golden lost 61-30.

  • Panthers beaten by Boles

    Wednesday, February 17

    The Alba-Golden Panthers met Quinlan-Boles Hornets at the Rains Junior High gym in Emory Saturday afternoon to compete for the final fourth-place playoff spot in District 10-2A.

  • Lady Bulldogs’ late rally falls short

    Wednesday, February 17

    On their first playoff trip in a decade, the Quitman Lady Bulldogs’ shooting was as cold as the frigid north winds outside, falling to DeKalb 41-28 in a bi-district game at Prairieland.

  • Mineola High School Honor Roll

    Wednesday, February 17

    All “A’s” plus “AB” for grades 9-12

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Feb. 1-9

    Wednesday, February 17

    February 8 - Deputy McKenzie Chandler, along with several other members of the Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a Mineola residence... Jacob Dale Large, 29, of Mineola was arrested on multiple charges, including child endangerment.

  • Alba-Golden boys try to slow down North Hopkins

    Wednesday, February 17

    Folks attending the final Alba-Golden Panthers home varsity boys basketball game last Friday got a real treat.

  • Mineola holds off Quitman, stays atop district

    Wednesday, February 17

    Mineola moved their District 13-3A record to 11-1 while dropping Quitman to 3-9 with a 60-42 victory at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym Friday night.
    Update: Mineola is set to take on Hooks at Spring Hill in Longview on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

  • Lady Panthers take bidistrict title handily, await area

    Wednesday, February 17

    Deliberate is the best word to describe the Lady Panthers’ 73-31 win over the Rivercrest Lady Rebels last Thursday in Sulphur Springs. Coach Dale Clement’s charges came out ready to play and used a 25-point first quarter to propel them to a bidistrict title.

    Update: The Lady Panthers are set to play Lindsay on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in Pattonville.

  • Delivery of Monitor delayed

    Wednesday, February 17

    Delivery of this week’s Monitor to newsstands and mailboxes is delayed, so please enjoy free access to the e-edition.

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  • Get your joints happy and healthy.

    Tuesday, February 16