Wood County Monitor 1-2-19

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In this issue

  • Alba-Golden boys coach keeping family tradition

    Wednesday, January 1

    There is no doubt what Craig Philo believes about his new position as head basketball coach of the Alba-Golden Panthers. “God led me to Alba-Golden,” he stated matter-of-factly.

  • Late shot falls for Panthers victory

    Wednesday, January 1

    The ball hung on the rim for at least “two Mississippi’s.” Then, it fell through. Hayden Weissert’s short baseline jumper gave the Alba-Golden Panthers a 55-53 edge with :06 on the clock. Alba-Golden finished the game on an eight-point run and ended their Hawkins Holiday Tournament with a remarkable win over the Hughes Springs Mustangs.

  • Lady Bulldogs lose narrowly in tournament consolation game

    Wednesday, January 1

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs emerged from the Hawkins Holiday Hoops Tourney with a mixed bag of results. A disappointing loss on opening day to Cumberland Academy was redeemed in part by a second day win against Trinity and placed the Lady Bulldogs in the consolation game of the eight-team tournament.  Quitman fell to the Tyler Heat 29-28 in the consolation game.

  • Wood County Grand Jury indictments

    Wednesday, January 1

    The Wood County Grand Jury returned the following indictments Dec. 19: Amy Lynn Aguirre, driving while intoxicated third or more, third degree felony; repeat felony offender. David Brent …

  • Mineola Fire Report, Dec. 19-25

    Wednesday, January 1

    Fire, other: Dec. 21, 5:22 p.m., 23591 Dogwood Trail (Enchanted Lakes), Mineola. This was a debris fire from an earlier structure fire. Fire in mobile home used as fixed residence: Dec. 20, 7:36 …

  • Mineola Police Report, Dec. 19-25

    Wednesday, January 1

    Dec. 19 8:13 a.m. An officer assisted DPS with a stalled 18 wheeler at Loop 564. 10:50 a.m. A welfare concern was reported for a juvenile. MISD Police Department was notified to …

  • Academic all-state honors awarded

    Wednesday, January 1

    The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) has recognized Quitman’s Ben Burroughs, River Chaney, Riley Flanagan and Jace Reid as academic all-state student-athletes. Mineola awardees are Zane Bedford, Wylie Franks, Brady Gully and Dalton Rogers.

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Wednesday, January 1

    Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2020. That includes Delene Allen, Jessica King, Sheree Moore, Virginia Hoffpauir, Lauren Tucker and Madison Webber.

  • J.C. Luce, 1940-2019

    Wednesday, January 1

    J.C. Luce, 79 of Mineola passed away on Dec. 17, 2019. He was born on Aug. 29, 1940 to Joe and Elvalee Luce in Lindale.

  • Gracie Lafern Cook, 1938-2019

    Wednesday, January 1

    Gracie Lafern Cook, 81 of Gilmer, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 at her home in Gilmer. She was born on Aug. 12, 1938 in Crockett to the late Leslie Lee Huff and Eunice Taylor Huff.

  • Fundraiser to assist with late beautician’s medical bills

    Wednesday, January 1

    Stephanie Chapman was a blessing and an inspiration to all who knew her, say her friends. She dedicated her life to helping and giving to others. As a beautician for years, she used her profession to connect on a deeper level with those who sat in her chair. 

  • Corner Column

    Wednesday, January 1

    After 12 months, the year in review for 2019 has been reduced to just under 1,600 words (around 30 per week). I will not try to estimate the number of words we presented to our readers during 2019, other than to tell you that it was a whole lot. Along with those stories were hundreds of photos, winnowed from the thousands we took.

  • Assistance with utility bills available

    Wednesday, January 1

    Cold temperatures and humidity often mean high utility bills. For those living on limited income this burden can be major.

  • Giving is tops

    Wednesday, January 1

    Sam Scroggins (right) receives several knitted hats for infants made by Virginia Hoffpauir to be donated to the Rainbow Room in Quitman. Scroggins is president of the county child welfare board.

  • Nana & Papa's open

    Wednesday, January 1

    A ribbon cutting was held recently by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce at the new location of Nana and Papa’s Treasure Chest at 105 South Johnson St. in Mineola.

  • Special meeting set for superintendent contract

    Wednesday, January 1

    The Mineola ISD School Board has called a special meeting for 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3 to consider a contract for the new superintendent.

  • Two seeking unexpired DA term

    Wednesday, January 1

    The race is on for Wood County district attorney. Two candidates have filed for the position. Incumbent Angela Albers and challenger Jodi Cox are set to square off in the Republican primary March 3.

  • Wood County woman held in arson cases

    Wednesday, January 1

    A Holly Lake area woman is a suspect in a pair of fires in the Enchanted Lake subdivision in Smith County just south of Mineola.

  • Leading stories of 2019

    Wednesday, January 1

    (Editor’s note: The following have been chosen as the top Monitor stories for 2019.)

  • A look back at news from Wood County during 2019

    Wednesday, January 1

    Brief summaries of significant news and events from each month of 2019

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