Wood County Monitor 2-27-20

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In this issue

  • Mineola Fire Report, Feb. 13 - 19

    Wednesday, February 26

    Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Feb. 13, 6:58 p.m., 1245 E. Hwy. 80, Mineola; Feb. 14, 3:13 p.m., 5058 FM 1801, Mineola; Feb. 15, 2:16 a.m., 1702 N. Newsom St., Mineola; Feb. 15, noon, 405 Goodson …

  • Mineola Police Report, Feb. 13-19

    Wednesday, February 26

    Feb. 13 8:35 p.m. A resident on W. Blair St. reported someone throwing something at his front door. An officer responded to the area but observed no one around the residence. Bricks were located …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Feb. 5-11

    Wednesday, February 26

    Feb. 5  7:05 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to CR 2233 near Mineola to an assault. This case has been forwarded to investigators. 11:31 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Beaulah St. in …

  • Master Gardeners planning county garden tour in May

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Wood County Master Gardeners will host a Wood County Garden Tour on Saturday, May 2.

  • Glidewell awarded Washington D.C. trip through Wood County Electric Co-op

    Wednesday, February 26

    Keeley Glidewell, 16, a junior at Quitman High School, will represent Wood County Electric Co-op at the Government in Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. in June. She is the daughter of Stephanie and John Harrell of Pickton and Danyel Glidewell of Quitman.

  • Quitman High School Honor Roll

    Wednesday, February 26

    A Honor Roll 9th grade Helena Buatista-Mathias, Jacob Johnson, Travis Matthews, Sarah Smith.

  • Sales tax income continues to rise

    Wednesday, February 26

    Wood County shoppers paid $100,000 more in sales taxes in December 2019 than in December 2018.

  • James Donald “J.D.” Wood, 1934-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    James Donald “J.D.” Wood, 85, passed away Feb. 20, 2020 at UT Health Center in Tyler. He was the husband of Elizabeth Jordan Wood, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

  • Barbara Ann Ward, 1938-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    Barbara Ann Ward of Holly Lake Ranch passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2020. She was born in Lubbock on Oct. 11, 1938.

  • William “Bill” Simonds, 1935-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    William “Bill” Simonds, 84 of Winnsboro, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Quitman. He was born on Dec. 5, 1935 in Galveston to the late Perry Simonds and Eva Hightower Simonds.

  • Peggy Diane Tyree, 1945-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    Peggy Diane Tyree, 74 of Mineola went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Feb. 19, 2020. Peggy was born to Troy and Faye Box Skinner on July 17, 1945 in Dallas. Peggy was married to Buster Tyree …

  • Inthia Marie Kinnard, 1927-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    Inthia Marie Kinnard, 92, of Shreveport, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 in Shreveport. She was born on March 7, 1927 in Golden to the late Melton Wright and Inthia Marie Wright.  Marie …

  • Richard L. “Dick” Delk, 1939-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    Richard L. “Dick” Delk, 80 of Winnsboro, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Tyler. He was born on Sept. 29, 1939 in Lake Charles, La. to the late Ed Delk and Eather Delk.

  • Avis Jean Bailey, 1942-2020

    Wednesday, February 26

    Avis Jean Bailey, 77, of Mineola went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Feb. 17, 2020. Avis was born to Thomas Blackwell and Bera Hartsfield Blackwell on April 1, 1942 in Hainesville.

  • Harper has been Yellowjacket mainstay for six years

    Wednesday, February 26

    A man is defined by the company he keeps. Ask Mineola student-coach Jaylon Harper about any aspect of his life, and he will patiently list the individuals, by name, who have made a positive impact on him. It is a novel way to speak about one’s life, and it is brilliant in its truthfulness.

  • Seniors punctuate unbeaten district champions’ victory

    Wednesday, February 26

    Mineola senior basketball players put on an exhibition last Tuesday in the final district game of the year. Kelby Bruner, Wiley Franks, Kaleb Griffin, Colt Marlow and De’Vontae Stephens started the game and propelled the Jackets to an undefeated district record and a district championship, as Mineola bested Edgewood 66-48.

  • Lady Jackets advance to regional quarterfinals

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Mineola Lady Jackets secured an area championship Friday with a 37-15 victory over the Pottsboro Cardinals at Greenville High School. Both teams worked hard against the opposing zone defenses, with Mineola holding a significant edge in shooting percentage throughout the game.

  • Mineola soccer on the rise

    Wednesday, February 26

    One thing is crystal clear when speaking with Coach Shelby Turner about his Mineola Yellowjackets soccer side: he is proud of them. The work ethic, discipline and character of the team have taken …

  • Lady Bulldogs post 3-0 record during own softball tournament

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs ended a solid tournament performance with a walk-off win Saturday afternoon at Quitman Softball Field.

  • Family stories lead Alba woman to share history

    Wednesday, February 26

    It started on her grandmother’s back porch. In between chores and school and play, she would steal up in a quiet spot and listen. What unfolded was like treasure to a young girl. Stories of the homestead and a community and relatives, some personally known and some known only in story, fueled her imagination.

  • Meredith Foundation grant buying new leaf truck for city of Mineola

    Wednesday, February 26

    Mineola is getting a new leaf truck.

  • Social media, politics draw attention by Mineola council

    Wednesday, February 26

    The city of Mineola’s social media and political activity policies for employees came under scrutiny Monday, prompting one city council member to call for policies to be amended to prevent future abuse through social media.

  • Thieves steal copper from MISD softball light poles

    Wednesday, February 26

    Mineola ISD police are seeking information on the theft of copper wiring from at least three of the softball field light poles at Mineola High School.

  • County honors doctor

    Wednesday, February 26

    Winnsboro physician Dr. David C. Murley, was honored with a proclamation Tuesday morning during the Wood County commissioners’ meeting for his years of dedicated service to the county. Murley served as Wood County’s medical director for nearly 50 years and has retired.

  • Quitman City Council learns funds coming in for pavilion restoration

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Quitman City Council acted quickly on a one item agenda last Thursday night.  The council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing continued participation with the ATMOS cities …

  • Mineola library bookmobile takes to the streets for love of reading

    Wednesday, February 26

    One measure of a thriving community is how well that community cares for the youngest and the oldest. Many factors join to provide that care. Among them is the very visible work of the Mineola Memorial Library staff making rounds in the bookmobile.

  • Mineola Lions Club seeks nominations for woman of the year

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Mineola Lions are requesting nominations to name the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of the Year for 2019. Recommendations will be taken through March 19. Nominations may be emailed to …

  • Mineola state honor band performs in San Antonio

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Mineola High School band perfromed in front of more than 2,000 music educators from across Texas Feb. 14 in San Antonio.

  • Appeals court halts hearing aimed at finding where cases delayed

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Twelfth Court of Appeals ordered the hearing District Judge Jeff Fletcher had set for Feb. 18 with District Attorney Angela Albers  and Sheriff Tom Castloo be stayed pending further order of the court.

  • Alba-Golden school board hires interim superintendent

    Wednesday, February 26

    At a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, Alba-Golden ISD board of trustees interviewed four candidates and appointed Eddie White as interim superintendent on a 6-1 vote.

  • Rodney Keike, Debbie Robinson Quitman man and woman of year

    Wednesday, February 26

    Close to 300 people filled Carroll Green Civic Center for the annual Quitman Chamber of Commerce banquet. The 2020 Vision theme brought together many chamber members representing businesses throughout Quitman.

  • Decision time for Wood County voters

    Wednesday, February 26

    Six contested Wood County races headline the Republican primary on Tuesday, March 3.

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