Wood County Monitor 2-20-20

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  • Mineola Police Report, Feb. 6-12

    Wednesday, February 19

    Feb. 6 2:39 a.m. While an officer was conducting routine patrol, he noticed a hatch to a vehicle open at a residence on Harris St. The officer made contact at the resident and found the hatch was …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

    Wednesday, February 19

    Jan. 29   12:09 a.m.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 69 near the west Loop 564 in Mineola. Jazmynne Townsend, 24, of Cedar Hill, was arrested for possession of a controlled …

  • Kiwanis chili benefit Saturday

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Mineola Kiwanis club is having its eleventh annual chili cook-off Saturday, Feb. 22. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mineola First United Methodist Church Ministries Center on Newsom St. Tickets are $5 …

  • Local steer wins in Fort Worth

    Wednesday, February 19

    Fort Worth Herd steer T Bar W Imperial Chex claimed Longhorn Grand Champion Trophy Steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Jan. 21.

  • Wood County recognized with work safety award

    Wednesday, February 19

    Wood County has earned a 2019 Excellence in Safety Award from the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) for its record of excellence in involvement and commitment to safety in …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, February 19

    February is just flying by. Like the groundhog predicted, spring is not that far away. Now might be the time to look at gardening books and find inspiration. Many, many thanks to City National …

  • Lady Jackets pull away in district playoff, 62-42

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Lady Jackets claimed the top spot in District 12-3A with a resounding 62-42 win over the Edgewood Lady Bulldogs last Friday in Grand Saline.

  • Jackets secure top spot in district

    Wednesday, February 19

    Mineola’s 61-27 win over the Grand Saline Indians Friday was yet another workmanlike performance.  It put Coach Ryan Steadman’s Yellowjackets one game away from an undefeated district run and clinched a district championship.

  • Mineola schools A+ Academy in bi-district win

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Mineola Lady Jackets cruised to a bi-district title Monday with an 80-8 win over Dallas A+ Academy. The Lady Knights were the fourth seed coming out of District 11-3A.

  • Mineola turns it on in second half against ‘Dogs

    Wednesday, February 19

    After spotting a determined Quitman team a five point 29-24 lead at the half, the Mineola Yellowjackets stormed back in the second half last Tuesday to post a 70-54 win over Quitman. The win kept …

  • Mineola girls grab share of district lead with win

    Wednesday, February 19

    Mineola’s pressure defense and full court press was too much for Quitman to handle last Tuesday night at Ballard Memorial Gym. Lamar University signee Sabria Dean led the Lady Jackets to a 69-29 win.

  • Panthers slip by Grand Saline for district win

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Alba-Golden Panthers did just enough to clip the Grand Saline Indians 35-32 last Tuesday in Grand Saline. The Panthers came through at critical times to produce a score or generate a defensive turnover. 

  • Alba-Golden, Grand Saline battle to wire

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Feb. 11 season finale between the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers and the hosting Grand Saline Lady Indians finished with some frantic action and a narrow, 45-44, loss for the Lady Panthers.

  • Quitman Bulldogs end season with a victory

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Quitman Bulldogs ended the basketball season on a good note with a solid 60-52 win over Lone Oak. The win ended Quitman’s quest for the playoffs as they were 4-8 in District 12-3A and 16-17 …

  • Mineola police arrest man for drug possession

    Wednesday, February 19

    Mineola Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop Monday, Feb. 17 for an expired motor vehicle registration. Raymond Caulk, 35, of Mineola, was arrested for manufacture or delivery of a …

  • Dean, Lady Jackets start hoops playoff run

    Wednesday, February 19

    “Collective effort the entire game,” responded Mineola’s senior stand-out Sabria Dean when asked of expectations for the upcoming playoff run of the 2019-20 Lady Jackets. Entering the final playoff tournament of her stellar four-year career, Dean admitted matter-of-factly, “I am 100% committed to Mineola High School basketball.”

  • Emergency notification system updated

    Wednesday, February 19

    Wood County and its incorporated cities have entered into an agreement with Emergency Communications Network, Inc (ECN) for the use of its Code Red Emergency Notification system. This system, …

  • Final weekend for Lake Country’s opening play

    Wednesday, February 19

    Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola continues its 2020 season opener with Jon Lonoff’s comedy, “Skin Deep.” Directed by Tim Mitchiner, the show runs one final weekend. The Friday …

  • A-G board sets meeting to hire interim superintendent

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Alba-Golden school board of trustees will meet Monday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. to interview and vote to hire an interim school superintendent. As of Monday, there were three candidates.

  • Three speakers scheduled during Black History Month presentation

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Mineola Historical Museum will host “Then and Now,” a Black History Month Program on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Addie McFarland Center, 708 Stone Street.

  • Quitman Chamber of Commerce holding annual banquet Saturday

    Wednesday, February 19

    The Quitman Chamber of Commerce has set its annual awards banquet for Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll Green Civic Center on McAllister Street.

  • Early voting continues for primary

    Wednesday, February 19

    Early voting for the March 3 party primaries started Tuesday in Wood County. Registered voters may cast their ballots at the new county annex in Quitman weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Quitman switches to fleet management program

    Wednesday, February 19

    The city of Quitman has entered into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to save money and give the city newer vehicles for its various departments.

  • Letter to the editor

    Wednesday, February 19

    Mr. Tucker, sir, that was a political ploy if ever I saw one! What exactly did you hope to accomplish? You’ve given the political opposition to State District Judge Fletcher and Wood County Sheriff Castloo an unfair advantage. Placing Jim Brown’s and Miles Tucker’s photo on the front page and then top billing in the article was a bit much. 

  • Letter to the editor

    Wednesday, February 19

    The citizens of Wood County should be outraged that the charges against former sheriff, Jim Brown, and his chief deputy, Miles Tucker, were dropped because of the statute of limitations.

  • Mineola City Council takes steps toward long-range plan for drainage problems

    Wednesday, February 19

    Mineola City Council took a look at problem drainage areas around the city in a workshop Monday.

  • Some elections to be canceled for cities, schools

    Wednesday, February 19

    Alba-Golden and Mineola school districts drew a bevy of candidates for the May school board elections.

  • State report outlines deficiencies in Wood County jail

    Wednesday, February 19

    Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron and Sheriff Tom Castloo have received an analysis from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to use as a guiding tool to plan a new facility.

  • Point of order: County Judge can make motions and vote with commissioners

    Wednesday, February 19

    Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron started last Tuesday’s Commissioner’s meeting by making a statement during the public comments section of the agenda.

  • Quitman school board buys property for administration

    Wednesday, February 19

    Quitman School Board trustees approved a budget amendment for $500,000 to purchase a lot at 600 N. Winnsboro. The building and lot were originally used as a funeral home and for the past few years have been a child care center.

  • Suzette “Susie” Strickland, 1958-2020

    Wednesday, February 19

    Suzette “Susie” Strickland, 61, went home to be with our Lord and savior on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Leopard, Princeton; sister, Kathy Noles, Sanger; and son, Christopher Lemley, Hawkins.

  • Charles Vincent Moore, 1939-2020

    Wednesday, February 19

    Charles Vincent Moore (July 12, 1939 to February 5, 2020) was born in Wichita Falls to Guy Thomas Moore and Pearl Estelle Wiggins (nee) Moore. Charles, a resident of Dallas, also spent a lot of his time lately at Rock Falls Lake in East Texas. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Moore, and a brother, Guy Thomas Moore of White Oak.

  • Gary Dean Boles, 1961-2020

    Wednesday, February 19

    Gary Dean Boles, 59 of Cooper, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Sulphur Springs. He was born on Jan. 8, 1961 in Commerce to the late Edwin Ray Boles and Bettye Bell Boles. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1984 and was a longtime and faithful member of Sand Springs Baptist Church in Mineola. He was preceded in death by father, Edwin Ray Boles.

  • Chris Woods, 1968-2020

    Wednesday, February 19

    Chris Woods, 51, of Quitman passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 in Tyler. James Christopher Woods was born in Tyler on May 17, 1968 to Roger Franklin and Linda Kathryn (Dopson) Woods.

  • Wiley Perry, 1942-2020

    Wednesday, February 19

    Wiley Perry, 77, passed from this life on Feb. 11, 2020 in Quitman. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Church on the Rock in Quitman. The family received friends at the church beginning at 1 p.m. until service time.

  • Dorothy Nell Bryan, 1944-2020

    Wednesday, February 19

    Dorothy Nell Bryan, 75 of Forney, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 31, 1944 in Wood County to the late Bascom Woodfin and Christine Davis Woodfin.

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