Wood County Monitor 1-16-20

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In this issue

  • Some cases dismissed against former sheriff

    Wednesday, January 15

    Former Wood County Sheriff James Brown got good news at the end of 2019. On Dec. 31, in the 402nd District Court, visiting Judge Joe Clayton dismissed two felony abuse of official capacity charges …

  • Holly Lake Ranch hosts political forum

    Wednesday, January 15

    Political season moved into the candidate forum stage Monday with the first in a series of public and private gatherings. The Holly Lake Hawkins Republican Club hosted candidates for Wood County …

  • Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meetings resume

    Wednesday, January 15

    The Mineola Pilot Club is resuming support group meetings for Alzheimer’s patient caregivers Tuesday, Jan. 21 at noon at Red Dome Smokehouse in Quitman.

  • Honor group pays tribute to pastors

    Wednesday, January 15

    Some 20 local pastors were honored by members of My Honor, Inc. and the Flora Masonic Lodge in Quitman Friday at noon.

  • Vehicle driven into L. Holbrook

    Wednesday, January 15

    A vehicle was driven into Lake Holbrook on Monday night, Jan. 6 and resulted in no injuries. The driver was out by the time the Mineola fire department arrived.

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Dec. 25-31

    Wednesday, January 15

    Dec. 25 2:51 a.m. Deputies went on an arrest/warrant service to FM 14 near Quitman; Christopher Dalton, 46, of Quitman, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. 8:36 a.m. Deputies were …

  • Mineola Police Report, Dec. 26 - Jan. 8

    Wednesday, January 15

    Dec. 26 1:20 a.m. A disturbance was reported at a residence on E. Broad St. The resident reported she was trying to get a male to leave her property who refused. The subject was intoxicated but …

  • County EDC gains new board members, director

    Wednesday, January 15

    Several new members were on hand when the Wood County Economic Development Commission met last Thursday. Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron had previously named Tom Keenan as a new member and as the chairman of the board of directors.

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Wednesday, January 15

    Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 2,000 movies and celebrate National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19. Visit the library’s online catalog to see what is new.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Wednesday, January 15

    Are you an apricot fan? If so, join in the celebration during January of National Apricot Month. An especially good way to enjoy apricots is to eat dried apricots. They are an excellent …

  • It starts with one

    Wednesday, January 15

    We stand for the flag and proudly say the pledge of allegiance. We put our right hand over our heart and belt out the star spangled banner in our best American Idol voice. We feel the lump in our …

  • Two seeking Precinct One constable nomination in GOP primary March 3

    Wednesday, January 15

    For the first time in many years, Precinct One Constable Stephen Bowser has an opponent, Wood County Sergeant Billy Hill, in the March 3 Republican primary. After holding the office for 20 years…

  • Rains too much for Bulldogs

    Wednesday, January 15

    A 16-7 second quarter run by Rains sparked the Wildcats on their way to a 61-39 district basketball victory over Quitman varsity boys Saturday afternoon in Emory.

  • Two Mineola lifters take third

    Wednesday, January 15

    Times are changing. The quickest way to fill up a gymnasium in East Texas today is to stage a powerlifting meet. Lifters from 17 area schools competed at Lindale High School Saturday in one of the first meets of the season. The gym was packed.

  • Tresca taking softball skills to play at LeTourneau

    Wednesday, January 15

    Surrounded by family and teammates, Mineola senior Izzy Tresca was awarded a combined Dean’s Scholarship and Dual Credit Scholarship for higher education at LeTourneau University last Friday.

  • Lady Jackets sprint past Lady Panthers for district win

    Wednesday, January 15

    Lady Jacket star Sabria Dean tallied 31 points in a lopsided 70-22 win over the visiting Alba-Golden Lady Panthers last Tuesday, exceeding 2,000 career points for the Lady Jackets. The achievement also placed her at number 50 of the all-time Texas high school girls basketball scorers. 

  • Lady Bulldogs fall to Rains

    Wednesday, January 15

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs faced off against their second top 20 team in a week and fell to the Rains Lady Cats 61-22 on the road Saturday. The game was played on Saturday due to incoming inclement weather Friday evening.

  • Alba-Golden post play helps Panthers grab 65-41 victory

    Wednesday, January 15

    When Alba-Golden senior post Jacob Dailey is the leading scorer for the Panthers, everyone knows the Panthers had a great game. Dailey tallied 21 points and fellow post Boedy Baker chipped in 14, as Alba-Golden dominated the Lone Oak Buffaloes 65-41 Saturday afternoon.

  • Edgewood pulls away from Quitman in second half of district test

    Wednesday, January 15

    After a close first half, Edgewood varsity boys pulled away in the second half to put away Quitman with a 72-56 win in District 12-3A play last Tuesday at Ballard Gym.

  • Fouls contribute to Lady Panthers’ loss

    Wednesday, January 15

    In a lengthy, foul-plagued game, the Lone Oak Lady Buffaloes visited Alba-Golden and bested the Lady Panthers 55-44 Saturday. The Lady Panthers could not evade the referees’ whistles and gave …

  • Mineola Country Club Thursday senior golf scramble winners

    Wednesday, January 15

    1st place at 13 under par:Jimmy Smartt, J.D.Robbins, Mike Casselman, Jon Tanner 2nd place at 10 under par:Bill Lochow, Howard Hanks, Stoney Burke, Paul Ransberger

  • High schoolers earn places in all-region bands

    Wednesday, January 15

    Wood County band students auditioned for the Texas Music Educators Association, Association of Texas Small School Bands high school Region 4 band last month and will attend band clinics then put on concerts Jan. 25 at White Oak High School.

  • Mineola board accepts bid for new maintenance facility

    Wednesday, January 15

    Mineola ISD has accepted the bid of $339,112 from Southwest Steel Buildings for the construction of a new maintenance building.  Work is expected to begin the last week of January or first …

  • Interim Superintendent Hancock passes MISD reins to Cody Mize

    Wednesday, January 15

    Interim Superintendent Randy Hancock passed the torch to Superintendent Cody Mize at the Monday night Mineola ISD school board meeting.

    Hancock said this is the moment he has been looking forward to for about four months.

  • March 3 primary ballot order

    Wednesday, January 15

    The following is the official ballot order for the Wood County Democratic and Republican Primaries March 3 as reported by the Texas Secretary of State office.

  • Jackets handle Alba-Golden

    Wednesday, January 15

    Yellowjacket  freshman T.J. Moreland came out with a hot hand to stoke Mineola’s 66-39 win over neighboring Alba-Golden last Tuesday.  Moreland, who finished with 19 points, hit four 3-point shots in the first quarter to give the Yellowjackets an early cushion against the Panthers.

  • Mineola Middle School Honor Roll

    Wednesday, January 15

    Term 2 Honor Roll: 6th, 7th & 8th grades

  • Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

    Wednesday, January 15

    Second six weeks, honor roll: 3rd, 4th & 5th grades

  • Commissioners approve organizational chart over county judge’s objection

    Wednesday, January 15

    Over the objection of Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron, Wood County Commissioners voted in solidarity to approve a county organizational chart.  It was 4-1 final vote with Judge Hebron dissenting.

  • Walkers enjoy time in county

    Wednesday, January 15

    John Ring and Jimmy Mathews of Buddy Watch Walk - Pier to Pier left Sunday morning after a brief weekend of rest in Mineola. 
    U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran Jim Bailey joined them on the next leg of their journey from Mineola VFW to Grand Saline. 

  • Alba neighborhood has loose dog issue

    Wednesday, January 15

    Two households in Alba have wracked up more than $4,000 in fines for loose dogs, but that does not seem to have curbed the problem.

  • Filing period underway for cities, schools

    Wednesday, January 15

    Local elections to choose city councils and school board members will be held May 2.

  • Senior scholarship night

    Wednesday, January 15

  • Former Mineola drum major forms non-profit to assist band students

    Wednesday, January 15

    Brian Lyke, Mineola ISD graduate and former drum major, is using his experience and passion for marching band to guide other ambitious young people to success on the field and in life.

  • Ramp builders complete 100th project

    Wednesday, January 15

    Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola has many service projects, and through its partnership with Texas Ramp Project (TRP) recently completed its 100th project.

  • Issues publicized against nursing home dated from 2018 and had been resolved

    Wednesday, January 15

    Recently, nursinghomesabuseadvocate.com published an article on its website with the headline, “Wood Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; facility failed to protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.” 

  • Mineola HS pair qualifies for all-state band

    Wednesday, January 15

    Mineola High School musicians Ellery D’Angelo and Megan Holt qualified for the Association of Texas Small School Bands all-state band at area auditions Saturday in Tyler. This is Mineola’s first time having multiple all-state musicians in the same year.

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