Wood County Monitor 4-30-20

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In this issue

  • Governor announces next steps to reopen

    Wednesday, April 29

    The statewide stay-at-home order spawned by the coronavirus outbreak will be allowed to expire Thursday night, announced Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday.

  • Mineola High School announces top graduates for Class of 2020

    Wednesday, April 29

    Isabella Tresca has been named the valedictorian of the Mineola High School Class of 2020. Tristan Kirk has been named the salutatorian.

  • QDC expands business aid grant program

    Wednesday, April 29

    The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) made plans for phase two of grants for local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Business owners working hard to stay in business

    Wednesday, April 29

    Area businesses have taken a hit during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Dean repeats as girls hoops player of year

    Wednesday, April 29

    For the second year in a row Mineola’s Sabria Dean earned the title of All-East Texas Player of the Year honors named by the Tyler Morning Telegraph. The Lamar University-bound graduate led the Lady ‘Jackets to two consecutive region tournaments at Prosper. 

  • Sports Beat

    Wednesday, April 29

    Before lighting my pipe at the local soccer field, I wandered off an appropriate distance from the group of parents gathered on the sideline. My estimation of appropriate standBefore lighting my pipe at the local soccer field, I wandered off an appropriate distance from the group of parents gathered on the sideline. My estimation of appropriate stand-off distance must have been underestimated, as a man separated himself from the group and headed my way.

  • Mineola taking steps to help businesses reopening

    Wednesday, April 29

    In reaction to the new business guidelines outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott Monday, the city of Mineola is working to help local restaurants with their occupancy rates by Friday, when they can reopen at …

  • Tax abatement for The Vault gains council approval

    Wednesday, April 29

    Following a series of public hearings Monday, the Mineola City Council approved items ranging from a tax abatement to lighted signs in a residential area. The tax abatement was sought by the Vault …

  • Local 4-H’er places 10th

    Wednesday, April 29

    Spring is bass fishing time in Texas. 4-H youth from across the state dusted off their rods and reels to participate in the statewide 4-H Virtual Bass Tournament in March during three Saturday events.

  • Esther Arlene Helberg Lobdell, 1919-2020

    Wednesday, April 29

    Esther Arlene Helberg Lobdell was born June 2, 1919 in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late George R. Helberg and Gertrude Farmer Helberg. She had been a resident of Mineola for 40 years, formerly living in Bluffton, Ohio.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, April 29

    Here comes the end of April and the beginning of May. What flowers do you think we will see? What part of our routine will change as we continue this pandemic journey?

  • Quitman businesses ready to reopen their doors soon

    Wednesday, April 29

    Several Quitman area businesses are happy for the opportunity to reopen.

  • Charles “Butch” Gott, 1943-2020

    Wednesday, April 29

    Charles “Butch” Gott, 76, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, in Comanche.   He was born on Oct. 31, 1943, in Brownwood to Charlie Earl and Gladys (Cadenhead) Gott.

  • Dairy heifer results from junior livestock show

    Wednesday, April 29

    Kendall Davis of the Quitman FFA showed the grand champion dairy heifer in the Wood County Junior Livestock Show’s virtual contest recently.

  • Junior livestock show goat exhibitor results

    Wednesday, April 29

    Hayden Smith with the Hawkins FFA showed the grand champion goat at the video version of the Wood County Junior Livestock Show.

  • WCJLS grand champion steer announced

    Wednesday, April 29

    The grand champion steer for the Wood County Junior Livestock Show was exhibited by Marco Rubio of the Mineola FFA.

  • Fire departments combine forces for well rescue

    Wednesday, April 29

    A 15-year-old girl who fell into an old water well in the Hainesville area April 21 escaped with only some scratches after quick teamwork by three area fire departments. The Hainesville, Quitman …

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Wednesday, April 29

    Fire in mobile home used as fixed residence: April 19, 12:12 a.m., 1547 B Brenda Lane, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: April 16, 3:57 p.m., 774 Goodson Circle, Mineola.

  • Mineola Police Report

    Wednesday, April 29

    Officers assisted with blocking traffic so that heavy equipment could be unloaded on to property at the 300 block of E. Broad for road construction. Officers assisted multiple times throughout the day with numerous pieces of equipment.

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report

    Wednesday, April 29

    April 14 2:29 a.m. Deputies responded to a suspicious person on Hwy. 37 near Quitman. Deputies located the individual and cleared the incident.

  • Corner Column

    Wednesday, April 29

    A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I was once a high school senior.

  • Kendall earns bachelors degree

    Wednesday, April 29

    Taylor Kendall, a 2013 graduate of Mineola High School, will graduate May 2 from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with a bachelors in criminology and a minor in psychology.

  • Scattershooting

    Wednesday, April 29

    I was on my way to the post office the other day when I happened to think of my favorite sports writer, Blackie Sherrod of the old Dallas Times Herald.

  • Simmons appointed to WDEDC by county judge

    Wednesday, April 29

    Prec. 3 County Commissioner Mike Simmons has been appointed to the board of the Wood County Economic Development Commission by County Judge Lucy Hebron.

  • Food ministry still going but needs help to continue

    Wednesday, April 29

    The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Mineola is continuing its food pantry ministry on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

  • Foundation seeks to assist those on front lines

    Wednesday, April 29

    The Quitman Lake Country Charitable Foundation is accepting tax deductible donations for a campaign to support hard-working hospital, first responder and grocery employees during these difficult times.

  • Pilot Club gifts caregivers

    Wednesday, April 29

    The 150 caregivers employed at UT Health Quitman received a pleasant surprise, some soothing hand cream to help combat their constant hand washing, donated by the Pilot Club of Quitman.

  • New chamber board, officers take the reins

    Wednesday, April 29

    The Mineola Chamber of Commerce has selected new board members and officers.

  • Sharon Kay Smith Glassmeyer, 1952-2020

    Wednesday, April 29

    Sharon Kay Smith Glassmeyer, 68, went home to be with our lord and savior on the morning of April 20, 2020. She was born on Jan. 24, 1952 to Weldon and Nadine Smith in Fort Worth.

  • Wednesday, April 22

    A class unlike any other in a time unlike any before...
    Be part of an unprecedented special section honoring the class of 2020.

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