Wood County Monitor 3-19-20

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In this issue

  • Cox family releases statement on health issues

    Thursday, March 19

    The family of Jodi Cox, who recently ran for Wood County district attorney, has released a statement concerning medical issues that occurred prior to the March 3 Republican primary.

  • Corner Column

    Thursday, March 19

    May you live in interesting times. Commonly referred to as a Chinese curse, its actual ties to China are doubtful. Nonetheless, we do seem to be living in interesting times, and its roots appear to be from China.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, March 19

    As I write this, the library is still open. We have not had large crowds, we have not had over 50 in the library at the same time, and our patrons have been great about keeping as much distance between each other as they can when on the computers.

  • Gayland Ray Clark 1954-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Gayland Ray Clark, 65, of Mineola, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Quitman. He was born on July 13, 1954 in Lancaster to the late Harley J. Clark and Georgia Maples Clark. 

  • Kathryn Dodson  1927-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Kathryn Dodson, 92, of Mineola, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Kyle. She was born on March 20, 1927 in Colfax, La. to the late Charles T. Guilliams and Myra Hart Guilliams. She was a homemaker and member of the Mineola Church of Christ.

  • Sandra Myers 1944-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Sandra Myers, 75, of Mineola passed away on March 12, 2020 in Austin. She was born on March 31, 1944, in Pittsfield, Mass. to Robert and Mary Bass.

  • Lois Ann Reddick  1926-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Lois Ann Reddick, 93, of Grand Saline, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Grand Saline. She was born on May 18, 1926 in Ft. Smith, Ark. to the late William Phillips and R. Audry Womack …

  • Dorothy Strebeck 1930-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Services for Dorothy Strebeck, 89, of Alba were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with Bro. Johnny Strebeck officiating.

  • Virginia Ann Hankins  1943-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Virginia Ann Hankins, 76, of Quitman, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Yantis. She was born on June 4, 1943 in Lubbock to the late Marshall W. Sinclair and Anne L. Sinclair.

  • Frances Williams 1956-2020

    Thursday, March 19

    Frances Williams, 64, of Alba passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Quitman. She was born on Feb. 22, 1956 in Canton.

  • Man killed when vehicle crashes into tree

    Thursday, March 19

    A Wills Point man died in a single vehicle crash in the early morning hours Saturday south of Mineola.

  • Summary judgment dismisses case on subdivision

    Thursday, March 19

    The defendants in the Brian Smale vs. Glen Thurman a/k/a Glen Thurman Builder, Inc. a/k/a Rose Hill Springs Development, LLC and Wood County Commissioners Court were awarded a summary judgment in the case Feb. 28.

  • Local sports hit hard by actions related to coronavirus

    Thursday, March 19

    The University Interscholastic League, which oversees athletic, academic and musical competitions for Texas high schools, has canceled all competitions through March 29.

  • Jackets win two out of three final games

    Thursday, March 19

    Mineola overcame a two-run first at-bat by Palestine Westwood Tuesday, March 10 to take a 9-3 baseball win.

  • 14 under wins senior scramble

    Thursday, March 19

    Mineola Country Club senior scramble March 12. 1st place at 14 under par: Steve Raley, F.G. Hardy, Donnie Drake, J.L. Morgan, Allen Brock 2nd place at 13 under par: (tie won by putt off) Bill …

  • Bulldogs upended by Troup

    Thursday, March 19

    Two second inning errors led to three Troup runs and Quitman could not recover, falling to the Tigers 11-4. Ben Burroughs did not allow a hit the first two innings, but errors gave Troup all they needed. Quitman committed eight errors.

  • Lady Bulldogs win in extra innings, 8-7

    Thursday, March 19

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs got in a thrilling 8-7 extra-inning victory at Frankston in their last game before beginning district. The nine-inning affair came after Quitman went ahead in the top of the ninth inning.

  • Defending state champs shut out Alba-Golden

    Thursday, March 19

    The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers came into the district softball opener riding an 11-1 record compiled over some serious competition. The reigning 3A state champion Rains Ladycats brought them down to earth with an 8-0 defeat Monday, March 9 at Alba-Golden.

  • Lady Jackets cruise past Lone Oak, 22-10

    Thursday, March 19

    The Mineola Lady Jackets enjoyed an afternoon game under gusty skies in Lone Oak last Thursday and came home with a 22-10 win.

  • Mineola Police Report

    Thursday, March 19

    March 5 3:38 a.m. An officer was requested by Wood County S.O. to assist a deputy on a traffic stop at S. Pacific and Loop 564. An officer stood by while the deputy conducted a search of a …

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Thursday, March 19

    Medical assist, assist EMS crew: March 6, 7:05 p.m., 320 Greenville Hwy., Mineola; March 7, 4:42 p.m., 507 Landers St., Mineola; March 8, 12:47 p.m., 620 Wigley St., Mineola; March 11, 5:40 p.m., 138 …

  • Wood County Sheriff's Report

    Thursday, March 19

    Feb. 19 10:40 a.m. Deputies spoke with the reporting party for an animal complaint on PR 6113 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident. 8:10 p.m. Deputies …

  • Virus not here yet

    Thursday, March 19

    Wood County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease spawned by the coronavirus which has been spreading worldwide since it was detected late last year in China.

  • Schools extend spring break in reaction to disease spread

    Thursday, March 19

    Wood County school districts extended their spring breaks in an attempt to help curb the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Many events canceled, postponed

    Thursday, March 19

    Wood County groups began announcements late last week about community events that are being canceled or postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Local government entities make modifications in effort to combat potential COVID-19 outbreak

    Thursday, March 19

    Government entities are taking a variety of measures to try to slow the progress of the coronavirus.

  • MISD board deals with impact of closing

    Thursday, March 19

    Though Mineola school trustees carried on with business as usual at the March board meeting Monday, the board and administration kept coming back to the topic of the day – the coronavirus outbreak.

  • County planning new tax office

    Thursday, March 19

    The Wood County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office will be getting a new location in the near future.

  • Flora Masonic Lodge honors Waddleton with award

    Thursday, March 19

    A Quitman native who came home to practice her gift of medicine received the Quitman Flora Lodge #119 Community Builder Award for 2019. Dr. Beverly Waddleton, on staff as a doctor and faculty member for UT Health Science Center, received the award.

  • A-GISD hires search firm for superintendent

    Thursday, March 19

    Alba-Golden school trustees hired Texas Association of School Boards to lead the search for a superintendent.

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