Wood County Monitor 1-23-20

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In this issue

  • Jackets remain unbeaten in district

    Thursday, January 23

    East Texas scholastic basketball produces some unique moments. For senior Kelby Bruner, last Tuesday’s win in Lone Oak represented a career night as the Yellowjacket forward scored the first 14 …

  • Alba-Golden ladies edge Grand Saline, 48-43

    Thursday, January 23

    The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers bounced back from a loss earlier in the week to grind out a 48-43 win over a determined Grand Saline team Friday. It was the Lady Panthers’ constant pressure on …

  • Short-handed Panthers ease past Grand Saline

    Thursday, January 23

    Although missing several players, Alba-Golden came out firing against Grand Saline last Friday evening and held off a determined Indian team giving the Panthers a 43-38 District 12-3A win. …

  • Quitman grabs district win in rough and tumble affair

    Thursday, January 23

    It resembled more of a rugby or hockey match, but it was a girl’s basketball game and in the end Quitman defeated Alba-Golden 45-35 in a District 12-3A match-up last Tuesday. It was a bittersweet win for Coach Blake Hamrick, who started his successful high school career at Alba-Golden and came over to Quitman this year.

  • Pilot Club plans mystery dinner

    Thursday, January 23

    “Strictly Come Murder” is the title of this year’s murder mystery sponsored by the Pilot Club of Mineola and Lake Country Playhouse. The murder will take place at the Mineola Civic …

  • Robert Duncan Blackwell, 1947-2020

    Thursday, January 23

    Robert Duncan Blackwell passed into his heavenly home Jan. 18, 2020 following a lengthy battle with Type 1 diabetes and heart disease. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, …

  • Larry Horton, 1944-2020

    Thursday, January 23

    Larry Horton, 75, of Denton gained his heavenly wings on Jan. 11, 2020, surrounded by his three favorite ladies.

  • Dixie Lorance Perkins, 1940-2020

    Thursday, January 23

    Dixie Lorance Perkins, 79, of Mineola, passed away on Jan. 17, 2020 in a local hospital. Dixie was born on Aug. 3, 1940 in Muleshoe to James Andrew Lorance and Hazle Marie (Templar) Lorance.

  • Quitman Police Report, Jan. 5-14

    Thursday, January 23

    Jan. 5 Officer Linda Williams issued a criminal trespass warning to a Mineola man after the store manager at the Exxon station on Goode St. reported that the man was hanging out at the store, …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, January 23

    We made it through the holidays and into the New Year. The library is back on its regular schedule. Closed on Sunday and Monday as we have been for years, then open Tuesday to Saturday beginning …

  • Mineola Police Report, Jan. 9-15

    Thursday, January 23

    Jan. 9 10:43 a.m. A resident on Front Street reported being scammed by a caller in reference to her Social Security information. The  caller requested money cards to be purchased from …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 1-7

    Thursday, January 23

    Jan. 1 1:32 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Elmwood Lane in Hawkins regarding a stolen car.  Deputies and Holly Lake Security were able to determine the location of the involved vehicle and …

  • Lady Jackets’ press too much for Lone Oak, 49-28

    Thursday, January 23

    The world of Lady Jacket basketball became a bit more joyous as senior Jessiah Riley returned to action. Riley, who has been rehabilitating a lower leg injury, logged almost 12 minutes in Mineola’s 49-28 victory in Lone Oak last Tuesday.

  • Mineola turns over Quitman

    Thursday, January 23

    The Mineola Lady Jackets forced 20 first half turnovers from the visiting Quitman Lady Bulldogs and cruised to a 78-17 win Friday.  Mineola ran the full court press for the first quarter and a …

  • Mineola boys use runs, get past Quitman

    Thursday, January 23

    The Mineola Yellowjackets and Quitman Bulldogs combined for three quarters of excellently-played basketball last Friday. Mineola took advantage of a run late in the second period and early in the third to build a lead which gave them a decisive win, 67-46.

  • QISD board OKs paving projects at HS

    Thursday, January 23

    Quitman ISD board of trustees considered and approved improvements to student parking and the bus drive at the Monday, Jan. 20 meeting. The student parking lot behind the school will be getting a …

  • Mineola Kiwanis Club plans annual chili cook-off

    Thursday, January 23

    Plans for the 11th annual chili cook-off have been announced by the Mineola Kiwanis Club Saturday, Feb. 22 at the First United Methodist Church’s Ministries Center on N. Newsom in Mineola from …

  • QDC hears plans for Stitchin’ Heaven expansion

    Thursday, January 23

    Quitman Development Corporation made quick work on a short agenda Monday night. Much of the agenda was discussion on upcoming activities.

  • Two Alzheimer’s events planned in Wood County

    Thursday, January 23

    During the first week of February, the Alzheimer’s Association will host two special events in Wood County. The first will be an Alzheimer’s community forum luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 …

  • Despite ejections, Alba-Golden boys defeat Quitman with five

    Thursday, January 23

    Alba-Golden sprinted out of the gate and Quitman could never catch up in last Tuesday’s contest between Wood County rivals. The Panthers won the game 50-34, but not until after all the smoke cleared.

  • District attorney hopefuls make their case in forum

    Thursday, January 23

    Wood County Criminal District Attorney candidates, incumbent Angela Albers and challenger Jodi Cox, spoke to voters at last week’s forum sponsored by the Wood County Bar Association. The forum was held in the 402nd District Courtroom last week. 402nd District Judge candidates incumbent Jeff Fletcher and challenger Brad McCampbell were also at the forum.

  • Political forum features candidates for district judge

    Thursday, January 23

    Candidates for 402nd District Court judge and attorney participated in a forum sponsored by the Wood County Bar Association Friday in front of a packed house in the district courtroom at the county courthouse.

  • Three seek Precinct 1 post

    Thursday, January 23

    The Precinct 1 commissioner’s position is a three-man race. One incumbent, one former commissioner and a political newcomer to Wood County are each seeking the seat.

  • County promotes from within for interim IT department head

    Thursday, January 23

    Wood County commissioners met in special session last Friday afternoon to discuss the vacancy in the county’s information technology (IT) department.

  • Time to move from walking to doing

    Thursday, January 23

    St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church hosted a community wide luncheon, along with the Mineola Ministerial Alliance, on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work he did to encourage equality and unity among all races.

  • JP changing perceptions with community outreach

    Thursday, January 23

    Since taking office as Wood County Precinct Two justice of the peace in January 2019, Judge Janae Holland and her staff, Monica Bailey and Anita Piper, have made many changes to how their office relates to and is involved with the public.

  • Davidson reappointed as county fire marshal

    Thursday, January 23

    Tully Davidson was unanimously reappointed Wood County fire marshal at last Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting. Davidson is also the county emergency management director and supervises the new environmental officer. His term as fire marshal will run through Jan. 13, 2022. Commissioners approved a bond for Davidson.

  • Quitman sets city council election for three positions

    Thursday, January 23

    The Quitman City Council approved an ordinance at last Thursday’s meeting calling for a general election Saturday, May 2. There are three at large alderman seats for full two-year terms. Those seats are being held by Susan Resnik, J.R. Evans and Jack Robinson.

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