Commissioners OK new policies for lake construction

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Wood County commissioners addressed a growing problem around the county’s four lakes Tuesday. Updates to the application process for pier and boathouse permits met approval. …

MISD security measures approved by school board

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The Mineola School Board approved a pair of security measures Monday. Sixty security cameras and 37 controlled access doors for the new primary school campus were approved for $131,201 from KLC …

Early voting starts Monday for city and school elections

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Early voting begins Monday, April 22 for a handful of Wood County city and school elections to be held May 4. The city of Mineola, Mineola ISD, city of Hawkins and city of Winnsboro have …

Quitman pair put names in record books

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Quitman High School state-qualifying power lifters Addison Marcee and Carlos Flores set some high marks for the program this season.
Powerhouses sometimes come in smaller packages. Quitman High School recently sent two of these powerhouses to the boys’ and girls’ state meets and both brought back medals and set new …

Flying Free, a gourd art creation of Tracy Dahir.

Annual show celebrates art

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Alyce Leard summed it up simply. “It really is a celebration,” she exclaimed.   The Painters Guild coordinator at the Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) took time out of a very busy …

From left, Rob Terry, UT Health Quitman Chief Nursing Officer; Tracy Whinery, BSN, RN; Jared Smith, UT Health Quitman CEO; Misty Welborn, RN, Med/Surg Director; and Renee Gilbreath, RN, Infection Preventionist.

UT Health Quitman nurse honored for care

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Tracy Whinery, BSN, RN, received the DAISY Award for outstanding patient care at UT Health Quitman last week.   Whinery, a wound care nurse, received the nomination from a patient who also …

Abby Day and Jordan Watts enact a scene from “The Lost Boy” before the QISD school board on Monday.

QISD purchases new science curriculum

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After a presentation by Quitman Elementary School Principal Kelli Fortner, the Quitman School Board decided to purchase a new science curriculum for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. …

AGHS one-act play achieves record success

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There were 180 class 2A schools competing statewide in the 2024 One-act Play (OAP). As of last week 24 remained in competition – with the theater department of Alba-Golden High School among …

AGISD facility study completed

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Following last Monday’s school board meeting, Alba-Golden ISD Superintendent Shelby Davidson remarked, “It is truly heartening to watch our students succeed across the whole spectrum of …

Co-op awards 12 scholarships

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Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) has awarded $17,000 in “Power My World” scholarships to 12 deserving area students. These went to high school seniors in the co-op’s 9-county …

Attaway to speak at state conference

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James Attaway, Quitman city administrator and Quitman Development Corp. executive director, has been invited to present at this year’s Texas City Management Association (TCMA) annual conference …


George A. Russell  1936-2024

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Services for George A. Russell, 87, of Golden were held April 8, 2024 at Golden Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Neeley officiating. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola. Mr. …

Darrelene Little 1942-2024

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Darrelene Little, 81, of Alba, passed away in Tyler on Friday, April 5, 2024. The daughter of Elmer Hubert and Edna Mandy (Johnson) Ramsey, Darrelene was born on Nov. 28, 1942, in Sanger. …

Ricky Dewayne Harvey, Jr. 1971-2024

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Services for Ricky Dewayne Harvey, Jr., 52, of Terrell were held at 2 p.m. Friday,  April 12, 2024 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with Bro. Byron George officiating. Mr. Harvey …

Downtown celebration to assist restaurant owner

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The downtown Mineola business community will come together on Saturday to help one of its own. Caring on Commerce will be a benefit for one of the owners of Dizzy Daqs restaurant. …

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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We made it through the eclipse! What an awesome thing! If you’re one of our regulars, please let us know how we are doing and what you would like to have on a wish list for the future. …

Panthers claim title

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Alba-Golden’s Brett Sutton takes third base with a head-first slide last Thursday.
With home and away wins over the Como-Pickton Eagles last Thursday and Friday, the Alba-Golden Panthers completed a perfect district record, securing consecutive district pennants.   …

Alba-Golden boys area track champs, girls 2nd

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Alba-Golden boys continue to blow away the competition in track and field. The Panthers won the area title handily last Thursday in Cooper, scoring 194 points, well ahead of second place with …

Bulldogs gain split with CH

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Davis Watson tags out a Chapel Hill runner at second base.
After losing to Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill last Tuesday 7-2, the Quitman Bulldogs showed up ready for revenge on Friday. The Bulldogs dominated offensively and claimed the win with the 10-run rule …

MHS, QHS advance in regional track

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Annabelle Popek competes in discus for Quitman.
Mineola and Quitman track athletes competed in the area meet last Thursday in Winnsboro. Those placing in the top four advance to the regional meet Friday and Saturday in Whitehouse. Top …

Mineola girls close in on district softball crown

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Mineola High School softball team has qualified for a playoff spot and will contend for the district championship in the last week of the regular season. The Lady Jackets were 10-1 headed into …

Lady ‘Dogs stop Winona

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Allie Berry rounds third base with Coach Catie Glenn urging her on to home for an in-the-park home run.
Quitman Lady Bulldogs got a big win against the Winona Wildcats 19-3   Friday, April 12. They remain in the playoff hunt with a 5-5 district record with two games to go. They traveled to …