Wood County Monitor 12-5-19

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In this issue

  • Mineola Chamber Directory

    Friday, December 6, 2019

  • County makes payment to outside prosecutor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Wood County has paid Dallas attorney Joe Shearin part of the fees he claims the county owes him for expenses incurred when he was serving as attorney pro tem. The expenses date back to when Shearin was working on the cases of former Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown and his former Chief Deputy, Miles Tucker.

  • Alba-Golden drops in new UIL alignment

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The University Interscholastic League, governing body for Texas high schools, announced conference cutoffs Tuesday. As a result Alba-Golden High School will drop one division for competitive …

  • Lady Panthers pull away from All Saints

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Coming off a humbling performance in the Eustace Tourney, the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers chalked up a solid victory over the All Saints Lady Trojans Nov. 25. A strong inside game, with Hannah Wright …

  • Mineola animal shelter seeks holiday donations

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Don’t forget the animals during the holiday season. Donations for the APET-SPCA Center in Mineola are needed. JK Business Services at 304 N. Main Street in Quitman is accepting donations to be …

  • Republic Services retaining city’s trash contract

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The city of Mineola has extended its contract for trash service with Republic Services of Kilgore for another five years. The city council unanimously approved the extension on Monday, Nov. …

  • City studying request to exempt carts

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    A request to allow the use of golf carts on city streets in October could come before the Mineola City Council in December. Derrick McCann made one of two requests for off-street vehicles to be …

  • Mineola Police Report, Nov. 21-27

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    An officer assisted on the school bus accident on Hwy. 80 East.

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Nov. 20-25

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

  • Inaugural fund-razor grows awareness

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The Mineola Police Department, Mineola ISD PD and Precinct 2 Constable Kelly Smith participated in No Shave November for Testicular Cancer through the Beard Patrol initiative. They raised $255...

  • Wood County awarded recognition as StormReady

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized Wood County as a StormReady County. Wood County becomes just the fourth county in East Texas to be recognized as StormReady. “East Texas …

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Check out what’s new at the Quitman Public Library. A holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas …

  • Sheriff’s office getting drug dog

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Wood County Commissioners passed a resolution accepting the donation of a female Belgian Malinois puppy for the sheriff’s office. Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo is housing the two-month old and …

  • Mineola, Tyler Jr. College join forces for animals

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Mineola will partner with Tyler Junior College for animal services. The city council approved a memorandum of understanding with the college’s veterinary technology program on Monday, Nov. …

  • Recycling aluminum benefits Caring & Sharing

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Mineola Caring and Sharing is in overdrive this month as it counts down to distribution day on Dec. 14. During Christmas holidays, they provide assistance to needy families with the focus on senior …

  • Bradshaw celebrates 100 years

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Gene Bradshaw turned 100 years old on December 1. Sitting in his room at Wood Memorial Home in Mineola, with pictures of his family surrounding him, it’s easy to see that he’s lived a full and …

  • Two die in Thanksgiving house fire near Hawkins

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Thanksgiving ended tragically for one family in Hawkins when a house fire on County Road 3859 claimed the lives of Courtney Cline and her long-time partner, Ben Mendez. They leave behind five …

  • Three Country Cottage homes set to host Mineola holiday tour

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Experience the warm feelings and happiness of a ‘Country Cottage Christmas’ with family and friends as the Mineola Landmark Commission and Junior Historians host the annual Holiday Tour of Homes Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m.

  • Flurry of Mineola holiday activities

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Christmastime is magical in Mineola. Lights are twinkling and shop windows are decorated to prepare for the happiest time of year. Mineola has activities and events to keep you in the holiday spirit all month long.

  • MISD superintendent search narrowed to six

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Mineola ISD board of trustees have narrowed down the 45 superintendent applications to six candidates. The first round of interviews was held Dec. 2, 3, and 5.

  • Mineola hotel/motel taxes growing

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The city of Mineola received its largest hotel-motel occupancy tax check from the state in the third quarter of 2019, the city council learned Monday, Nov. 25.

  • Spring primary filing deadline nears

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The field for Wood County sheriff continues to get more crowded, and one commissioner seat will be contested.

  • Yantis and Alba herald holidays

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Yantis kicked off the season's festivities with a parade downtown Saturday. Alba Christmas on the Square was a fun community affair on Saturday.

  • North Hopkins’ late rally nips Lady Bulldogs

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    North Hopkins broke open a tight game in the final minutes to secure a 46-41 win over the Quitman Lady Bulldogs Tuesday at Ballard Memorial Gym. The loss dropped Quitman to 4-3. The Lady …

  • Quitman withstands late North Hopkins charge

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Led by senior Jace Reid, the Quitman Bulldogs held off the North Hopkins Panthers 58-55 at home last Tuesday. Reid dominated inside the paint scoring 27 points and hauling down 11 rebounds. The …

  • Erwins schedule performance at Mineola church

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The Erwins will be returning to Lake Country Bible Church in Mineola on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. to present their new CD album titled “What Christmas Really Means.” Come and enjoy hot cider and …

  • Camping singles group plans Texarkana outing

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The Border Lows, local chapter of “Loners on Wheels,” will have its monthly camp out Dec. 11-15 at Texarkana RV Park, 5000 US Hwy. 59, Texarkana (903-306-1364). Camping fee is $25 per …

  • Lake Country Playhouse holiday run concludes

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Only three more performances are left for Lake Country Playhouse’s holiday offering, “Christmas Belles.” Directed by Randy Parrish, the comedy is set in the East Texas town of Fayro and …

  • Wood County Arboretum to offer holiday tours of historic house

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Step back in time this month and savor the simple pleasures of the holiday season during two events at the 1869 Stinson House – a home tour and annual Christmas open house. Tucked in the heart …

  • Harriet Ann Windom, 1946-2019

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Harriet Ann Windom, 73 of Quitman passed away Nov. 15, 2019. “Ann” was born in Dallas on March 8, 1946 as the youngest of two children to Mary Ella and Al Hamilton.

  • Mineola Nature Preserve to close for two weekend youth hunts

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Texas Youth Hunting Program will hold a Youth Hunt on Dec. 21-22 and Jan. 18-19 at the Mineola Nature Preserve. The Preserve will be closed to the public from noon Friday, Dec. 20 until noon …

  • Mineola man receives a big surprise; daughter he didn’t know gets big prize

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Mike Love got the surprise of his life recently when he found out through a reality TV show that he has a grown daughter. Dashae Pardon had been adopted at five days old by loving parents and been raised well, but after giving birth to her son, she had a longing to find her biological family.

  • Two big holiday events this weekend in Quitman

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    The Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club presents this year’s Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7 with the theme “A Fantasy Christmas.” The parade route starts at Quitman High School and ends at Jim Hogg City Park.

  • Courtney Jean Cline Mendez, 1989-2019
    Benjamin Mendez, Jr., 1985-2019

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Funeral services for Courtney Jean Cline Mendez, 30, and Benjamin Mendez, Jr., 34, of Mineola, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater.

  • Oleta May Holt, 1932-2019

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Graveside services for Oleta May Holt, 87, of Mineola, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Lindale.

  • Bessie Lorene Pinto, 1927-2019

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Bessie Lorene Pinto passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. She was born on Saturday, June 18, 1927 in Telephone to the late Charlie and Minnie Penuel Griffin.

  • Elizabeth “Beth” Gail McCrary Stevenson, 1921-2019

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Elizabeth “Beth” Gail McCrary Stevenson, 98, of Mineola passed away Nov. 23, 2019 in Mineola. She was born Oct. 9, 1921 in Hall County to Marcus and Mary Heard McCrary.

  • Billy Backstrom Trigg, 1925-2019

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Billy Backstrom Trigg was born to Viola Jane and William Stanson Trigg on Jan. 9, 1925 in Clara, Miss.

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