Wood County Monitor 2-6-20

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  • Quitman Police Report, Jan. 16-29

    Wednesday, February 5

    Jan. 16 Cpl. Austin Milbourn took a report from a Quitman woman who stated she believed her daughter had been fraudulently using her debit card. The woman believed the card was being removed from her …

  • Mineola Police Report, Jan. 23-29

    Wednesday, February 5

    Jan. 23 7:37 a.m. A burglary of a vehicle was reported on Pegues Street. Nothing was taken from the vehicle at the time, but the vehicle was rummaged through. The vehicle was unlocked, with no …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 15-21

    Wednesday, February 5

    Jan. 15 11:09 a.m. Deputies were forwarded a phone call regarding a theft on Butternut Glen in Holly Lake Ranch a few months ago. Someone took property from a storage building. This case has been …

  • Mineola Fire Report, Jan. 23-29

    Wednesday, February 5

    Grass fire: Jan. 25, 12:13 p.m., 25294 W. US Hwy. 80, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Jan. 23, 12:40 p.m., 258 CR 2770, Mineola; Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m., CR 2610, Mineola; Jan. 27, 10:23 …

  • City and Mineola ISD to partner for CTE staffer

    Wednesday, February 5

    The city of Mineola will consider a grant partnership for career and technical education next month with the Mineola school district.

  • Arboretum searching for volunteers

    Wednesday, February 5

    It’s no secret spring flowers can chase away the winter blahs.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Wednesday, February 5

    February is known as National Heart Health Month, with many organizations working toward promoting healthy hearts.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, February 5

    February is here and all sorts of things happen in February. We have lots of books to recognize February as African-American History month, Valentine’s and President’s Day.

  • Vadys Elizabeth Ross, 1921-2020

    Wednesday, February 5

    Vadys Elizabeth Ross returned home to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2020. She was born Sept. 24, 1921 in Matagorda to Melton Ellis and Lilly V. Hoskins. She spent her youth in Victoria, where she …

  • Robert Brooke “Buddy” Wilbourn, 1931-2020

    Wednesday, February 5

    Robert Brooke “Buddy” Wilbourn, 88, of Quitman passed away on Feb. 1, 2020. Buddy is survived by his wife of 58 years,  Annette; sister, Lucy Waddell and husband Walter Waddell of …

  • Sandra Lee Glidewell, 1943-2020

    Wednesday, February 5

    Sandra Lee Glidewell, 76, of Quitman passed away on Jan. 26, 2020.  Sandra was born in Sherman on Aug. 16, 1943. Sandra was a longtime resident of Wood County in the Cartwright Community. She …

  • Lois Harrison, 1930-2020

    Wednesday, February 5

    Services for Lois Harrison, 89, of Grand Saline, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Grand Saline, with Susan Smith and Blair Currey …

  • Anthony Lynn “Tony” Humphries, 1960-2020

    Wednesday, February 5

    Services for Anthony Lynn “Tony” Humphries, 59, of Golden were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Alba with Dr. Kelly Burton officiating. Interment was …

  • Gary Don Romine, Jr., 1970-2020

    Wednesday, February 5

    Gary Don Romine, Jr. of Winnsboro passed away on Jan. 28, 2020 at his residence. Gary was born July 30, 1970 in Quitman. He worked as a logger with his father. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer …

  • Lady Jackets roll past Alba-Golden

    Wednesday, February 5

    The district front-running Mineola Lady Jackets stung the Lady Panthers 89-29 in Alba-Golden on Friday.

  • Alba-Golden boys give Mineola stern test

    Wednesday, February 5

    The Mineola Yellowjackets topped Alba-Golden 72–64 on the Panthers’ home court to remain undefeated in district play, though the final margin of eight belies the close contest waged …

  • Lady Jacket pressure too much for Rains

    Wednesday, February 5

    Wielding an extremely effective press, the Mineola Lady Jackets scored a decisive win, 62-30, over the visiting Rains Lady Cats last Tuesday.

  • Yellowjacket inside defense helps secure win over Rains

    Wednesday, February 5

    The Mineola Yellowjackets may have just defined their identity as a basketball team. In the course of their 67-52 win over Rains, the Yellowjackets demonstrated many excellent team qualities. On Jan. 28 one thing was different: they challenged every single shot attempt around the basket.

  • Yellowjackets shut out Van Vandals at home

    Wednesday, February 5

    The Yellowjacket soccer side used some more “Meredith magic” by posting a hard-earned 3-0 win over the Van Vandals Friday. Mineola warmed to the game slowly but came to dominate the proceedings in all aspects.

  • Quitman closes out Grand Saline from the line

    Wednesday, February 5

    The Quitman Bulldogs made their free throws during crunch time in the fourth quarter resulting in a 60-51 victory over Grand Saline last Tuesday. Quitman hit 9-13 charity tosses in the final five minutes to secure the District 12-3A win and keep their playoff hopes alive.

  • Lady Bulldogs take care of Grand Saline, 44-18

    Wednesday, February 5

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs got back into the win column last Tuesday at home with a solid 44-18 win over Grand Saline.  After being down 3-1 early, Ava Burroughs hit a bucket for Quitman to …

  • Mineola HS tractor team advances to state contest

    Wednesday, February 5

    The Mineola ISD Tractor Technician team placed second in the Area 6 Tractor Tech Contest at Sam Houston State University on Jan. 31.

  • Students of the Month

    Wednesday, February 5

    Quitman Rotary Club students of the month are Rylie Flanagan and Shelby Hayes for December and Jaci Coley and River Chaney for January.

  • Mineola Chamber names top volunteer

    Wednesday, February 5

    Mineola Chamber of Commerce President Yvonne Maddox congratulated Betty Bywater on being named the chamber’s top volunteer for 2019 during the annual awards dinner last Thursday.

  • Correction

    Wednesday, February 5

    At last week’s Mineola City Council meeting, a comment attributed to Councilman Greg Hollen should have been attributed to City Manager Mercy Rushing concerning whether homes should have been …

  • Alba-Golden Elementary Honor Roll

    Wednesday, February 5

    The following students’ names were inadvertently left off last week’s Alba-Golden Elementary School honor rolls. All A’s Second Grade Bentley Cole, Alice Kenney, Daniel …

  • Alba area sees pipeline work

    Wednesday, February 5

    A joint venture announced last spring has brought some heavy pipeline construction activity to the Alba area. The Red River crude oil pipeline, which was constructed several years ago to connect …

  • QHS to show film on time teens spend on their screens

    Wednesday, February 5

    A thought-provoking doc- umentary about growing up in the digital age is going to be shown free Monday at 7 p.m. at Quitman High School. The title of the movie is Screenagers: Growing up in the …

  • Wood County 4-H’ers take top places during district food show

    Wednesday, February 5

    Wood County 4-H members took home some of the top awards at the recent District 4-H Food Show in Palestine. The members prepared their food entry and were judged in an interview setting on their …

  • Board extends Turner contract

    Wednesday, February 5

    Quitman ISD school board members extended Superintendent Rhonda Turner’s contract through 2025 at their Jan. 19 meeting. She received a four percent raise up to $135,400 annually. Turner …

  • Quilting destination in Quitman planning 3-day grand opening

    Wednesday, February 5

    It’s Grand Opening time for Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman. Texas’ largest quilt shop and online destination for quilters, is celebrating its 17,500 square foot facility with three …

  • Schools going different ways after UIL reshuffling

    Wednesday, February 5

    After going east for two years to play powerhouses Gladewater, Tatum Sabine and West Rusk the Mineola Yellowjackets will be traveling north and west the next two years to play football.

  • County recognizes human trafficking awareness

    Wednesday, February 5

    Wood County Commissioners adopted a proclamation naming January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

  • First-year district clerk working to winnow old files

    Wednesday, February 5

    When Donna Huston took office as the district clerk last year, little did she know the task ahead. 

    The Texas Library Archives Commission sets guidelines for how long physical records and documents must be retained. Different cases have different retention schedules.

  • Filing continues in city, school elections

    Wednesday, February 5

    Filing continues through Friday, Feb. 14 for places on the May 2 city council and school board ballots.

  • Mineola police offering child safety seat checks

    Wednesday, February 5

    Mineola Police Department now offers child safety seat checks with a certified technician.

    National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification Training is a 3-day program of Safe Kids Worldwide.

  • Mineola softball team hosting first alumni game

    Wednesday, February 5

    The inaugural Mineola Lady Jacket alumni softball game will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Lady Jackets’ softball field just northeast of Mineola Primary School at 1555 State Hwy. 564 Loop.

  • Mineola chamber of commerce honors year’s best supporters

    Wednesday, February 5

    Mineola Chamber of Commerce recognized individuals and entities that were instrumental in helping the chamber with its mission and events during 2019.

  • Supt. Mize offers outlook on future of Mineola schools

    Wednesday, February 5

    New Mineola Superintendent Cody Mize spoke on his desire to serve and see growth at MISD during the Mineola Rotary Club meeting on Jan. 27. He wants to see great things happen for the students and believes that will happen when the community works together as one for the good of all.

  • AG boards set special meeting on superintendent

    Wednesday, February 5

    Longtime Alba-Golden ISD Superintendent Dwayne Ellis appears be on his way out.

    The school board has called a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

  • Alba-Golden students making plans for butterfly garden in park

    Wednesday, February 5

    When Alba Economic Development Corp. suggested adding a butterfly and pollinator garden to the city park, Alba-Golden teacher Marci Curry jumped on the idea.

  • Delayed drug trial results from numerous challenges

    Wednesday, February 5

    While politicians boast of full jails, and with bonds that seem set at non-reasonable rates for nonviolent crimes and misdemeanors, many inmates wonder when they’ll get their day in court.

  • County Judge ruffles feathers with annual review

    Wednesday, February 5

    Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron’s self-entitled “review” has created a backlash from several county officials and department heads.

  • Mineola sports legend dies

    Wednesday, February 5

    Former Mineola High School sports star John Hobbs “Bubba” Kelley has died.

  • Annual chili cook-off brings in $17,000 for Quitman Pilot Club

    Wednesday, February 5

    A packed house attended the Quitman Pilot Club’s 2020 Chili Cook-Off held Friday evening, Jan. 31 at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman.

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