The line to board the Hustler carnival ride snaked across the grounds.

Old Settlers Reunion for young & old

The 121st Wood County Old Settlers Reunion wrapped up its three-day run with a packed house Saturday at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. 

Presenting Deason Hunt with a certificate of appreciation (from left) is Shirley Patrick, secretary/treasurer; Karen Pilgrim, president; and Hunt.

Genealogy society given update about free resources

Deason Hunt spoke to the Wood County Genealogy Society July 18 at the Quitman Public Library. The longtime member spoke on “How to Tap Into More Free Online Records Than You Ever …

Chamber preparing Iron Horse Festival

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 The Iron Horse Festival, a celebration of Mineola’s historic railroad heritage and the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s biggest community event, is coming to historic downtown Mineola, …

The Mineola City Council will consider allowing demolition of the home at 303 N. Johnson on Aug. 22.

Church seeks demolition of former Kitchens home

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A public hearing is set Monday, Aug. 22 concerning the demolition of the former Kitchens residence at 303 N. Johnson St. in Mineola. The First Baptist Church of Mineola, which has owned the home …

Quitman school property tax rate proposed to fall six cents

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The Quitman school board is proposing a property tax rate more than six cents lower than last year. The board will meet Monday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. to consider the budget and the proposed property …

Moore nominated to join Mineola economic board

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Becky Moore has been recommended as a new board member of the Mineola Economic Development Corp. The MEDC board accepted the resignation of Barbara Dawson Thursday and will recommend Moore to the …

Alba council proposes officer

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Alba City Council set two special budget meetings and proposed adding a full-time police officer at last Monday’s August meeting. The new officer would supplement the staff which includes a …

Benefit rummage sale planned

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The Ladies Guild of St. Peter’s Church is having a rummage sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13 at 8 a.m. in the church hall, 203 Meadowbrook in Mineola. The sale will go til 4 p.m. Friday and …

County proposing lower property tax

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Wood County taxpayers will get some relief from the county as commissioners are set to lower the tax rate for the next budget year. In a short workshop after Tuesday morning’s regular …

MLOTA celebrating 30 years for organization and home’s former life as an elementary campus

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The Mineola League of the Arts is celebrating 30 years in its permanent home at 200 W. Blair St. in Mineola.  This building spent the first 30 years of its life as Central Elementary School, …

Gathering addresses workforce needs, assistance

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The Jarvis Workforce Council in conjunction with the Wood County Economic Development Commission and Texas Workforce Commission held a countywide Workforce Stakeholders Meeting Aug. 2 from 3-5 p.m. …

Mineola hay show seeks samples

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Collection of samples is underway for the 56th annual Mineola Hay Show. Drop off locations include Big Country Farm Center in Mineola, Potts Feed Store and the Ag Extension Office in Quitman, …

Charlotte Marie Jones Hall  1944-2022

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Charlotte Marie Jones Hall was born on May 21, 1944 in Alexandria, La. to James Luther Jones and Bertha Agnes Reeves Jones. She passed away peacefully at home in Ruston, La. on Monday Aug. 1, 2022 …

State Sen. Bryan Hughes addresses the Mineola Rotary Club Monday.

Hughes reviews key issues in talk for Mineola Rotary

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Election integrity and border security topped the list of topics highlighted by State Sen. Bryan Hughes of Mineola in an address to the Mineola Rotary Club Monday. Hughes noted that Texas ranks …

Corner Column

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Something kind of amazing recently happened. The Monitor won a couple first place awards from the Texas Press Association, but that’s not the amazing part. What is truly remarkable about …

Quitman HS cheerleaders win awards at summer camp

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Quitman High School cheerleaders attended a UCA camp at Great Wolf Lodge this summer and walked away with several accomplishments. The girls earned superior gold ribbons on all …