Wood County Monitor 4-16-20


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In this issue

  • Sunday storms down trees, cut power

    Wednesday, April 15

    A strong thunderstorm Sunday evening lashed Wood County and East Texas causing damage from high winds, falling trees and limbs. The storm also knocked out power to much of Wood County, leaving electric companies scrambling to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses. Restorations were still ongoing on Tuesday.

  • County sees fifth, sixth cases as more events pushed back

    Wednesday, April 15

    County Judge Lucy Hebron has announced the fifth and sixth confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wood County. The sixth came Monday after the fifth was announced on Thursday, April 9.

  • Pine tree damages Mineola home

    Wednesday, April 15

    Sunday evening, retired teacher Christine Creswell was looking out onto her back deck “because it was raining and the wind was just blowing like crazy and the hail was coming down,” when she heard a large pine tree felled by the wind come thundering onto the roof of her house. “It was like a groan and then kind of a crash.”

  • Demand at food banks rises during pandemic

    Wednesday, April 15

    With the coronavirus keeping families home from work and children home from school, families are preparing even more meals with less income.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, April 15

    Greetings to all! Are you staying at home and washing your hands? The library staff is doing that, too. We say thank you to our first responders, medical personnel, grocery and food industry …

  • Lavelle Jean Russell Powell, 1941-2020

    Wednesday, April 15

    Lavelle Jean Russell Powell was born on March 14, 1941 at the family home in Lassater, the 13th of 15 children, and the older of twins, to the marriage of Luther David (Luke) and Lena Estelle White Russell.

  • Johnny Mack Pope, 1950-2020

    Wednesday, April 15

    Johnny Mack Pope, 69 of Mineola, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Tyler. He was born on July 16, 1950 in Sulphur Springs to the late Marvin Pope and Bernice Keen Pope.

  • A-GISD board OKs staff wages, delays election

    Wednesday, April 15

    Alba-Golden school board trustees approved continuing wage payments for all employees Monday and postponed the May election. Payments will include contractual and non-contractual, salaried and …

  • Mineola Fire Report, April 2-8

    Wednesday, April 15

    Medical assist, assist EMS crew: April 2, 10:56 p.m., 112 Francis St., Mineola; April 5, 4:50 a.m., 404 Meredith St., Mineola.

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, April 1-7

    Wednesday, April 15

    3:56 a.m. Deputies spoke with the reporting party about an animal complaint on PR 7131 near Mineola. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

  • Wood County Grand Jury indictments

    Wednesday, April 15

    The following indictments were handed down March 25 by the Wood County Grand Jury.

  • Quitman city hall closure means workarounds for staff

    Wednesday, April 15

    The City of Quitman continues to operate and is doing its best to abide by social distancing restrictions.

  • Wood County commissioners plan workshop on gameroom regulations

    Wednesday, April 15

    Wood County Commissioners will hold a workshop in the near future to discuss control over game rooms throughout the county.

  • Kiwanis program shares anti-drug message

    Wednesday, April 15

    Quitman/Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is bringing the national program “Don’t Meth With Us” to Quitman and Yantis fifth graders.

  • Restaurant owner pays it forward

    Wednesday, April 15

    Brad Cobern, owner of Uncle Bubba’s in Mineola and Red Dome in Quitman, paid for and delivered meals ordered from another independently-owned restaurant in Mineola to Mineola city hall administrative staff on Thursday.

  • Musgraves joining worldwide healthcare tribute

    Wednesday, April 15

    One World: Together at Home, the global broadcast April 18 at 7 p.m. local time to celebrate and support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, will include Mineola’s own Kacey Musgraves.

  • Aaron Cedric Stanford, 1969-2020

    Wednesday, April 15

    Aaron Cedric Stanford, 51, of Mineola lived his life to the fullest until the very end. He passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Tyler. He was born in Mineola on Feb. 7, 1969 to the late Carl Bertran Stanford and Lear LaVerne Stanford.

  • County business carries on despite courthouse closing

    Wednesday, April 15

    Even though the Wood County courthouse is shut down, business goes on. County employees are working from home when possible and others are sharing split shifts.

  • Jean Lou Ann (Rogers) Davis, 1931-2020

    Wednesday, April 15

    Jean Lou Ann (Rogers) Davis, 88, of Austin, formerly of Quitman, passed away peacefully April 6, 2020 in Lakeway.

    Jean Davis will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman. Family and friends are invited to pay respects and sign the guest register. During this time there will be no formal visitation with the family due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Keith Lynn Brown, 1947-2020

    Wednesday, April 15

    Keith Lynn Brown, 72 of Golden, passed away on April 4, 2020 in Greenville. His family will attend funeral services on Friday, April 10, 2020, 11 a.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home. Due to restrictions on the number of those gathered, it is requested in person attendance be reserved for his invited family.

  • Mary Thornburgh, 1937-2020

    Wednesday, April 15

    Mary Thornburgh, 82, of Mineola, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Tyler. She was born on Aug. 21, 1937 in Wood County to the late Jack Deas and Allie Deas.

  • Wanda Lynn Todd, 1939-2020

    Wednesday, April 8

    Wanda Lynn Todd, 80, of Quitman passed away on April 4, 2020, in Quitman. She was born in El Dorado, Ark. on Dec. 18, 1939 to Orris Mack and Ann Mae (McGarity) Bull.

  • Pound Puppies

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019