Quitman council approves Tomie St. drainage project

4 days ago
The Quitman City Council approved a bid for the long-awaited drainage project completion for Tomie Street at their Thursday evening meeting at Quitman Public Library. 

Mineola council approves storage container with conditions for Cafe U in historic home

4 days ago
A storage container that has set next to an alley between two historic homes near downtown Mineola for about a year will now have to meet three conditions in order to remain.

Lighting the way

4 days ago
Folks gather at the gazebo in downtown Mineola for the annual event honoring those with Alzheimer's. [see the candlelight ceremony]
The annual Alzheimer’s Walk was held by the Mineola Pilot Club at the downtown gazebo. Each attendee honored a friend or loved one with a donation.

Economic development commission working on major fishing events at Lake Fork during 2022

4 days ago

The Wood County Economic Development Commission last week discussed the upcoming BassMasters Event and Major League Fishing Tournaments at Lake Fork. 

Commission Chairman Tom Keenan reported the WCEDC is gearing up for the BassMasters event May 19-22 at the Sabine River Authority (SRA) headquarters at Lake Fork.

Mineola chamber Christmas parade Dec. 4

4 days ago

Mineola will ring in the holiday season with its annual lighted Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Theme of this year’s events “Christmas through the Decades.”

SBA reports record loans during 2021 across region

4 days ago
Dallas/Fort Worth area’s entrepreneurial climate remained remarkably strong this year despite the widespread economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quitman Hometown Christmas plans advance

Wednesday, November 10
After a large turnout for last year’s first Hometown Christmas in Quitman, the committee planning the event is excited about the prospects for this year.   

The program is scheduled Dec. 11 from 2-8 p.m.

Making Christmas brighter

4 days ago
Lake Country Classics Car Club welcomed classic car owners and fans to last Saturday’s “Coffee and Cars” event held on the north side of the Wood County courthouse square.

Civic center improvements

4 days ago
Hochheim Prairie Insurance Branch 53 recently made a donation to the Mineola Civic Center for tennis court improvements.

Five generations gather

4 days ago
Five generations of one family gathered recently for a photo. They include, from left, Jacob Davis holding Josiah Davis, from Tyler, Patricia Wieland from Katy, Heidi Davis from Quitman and Linda Wray from Mineola. 
Five generations of one family gathered recently for a photo.
be well, stay safe...


Giving trees are located around Mineola to assist with toys for less-fortunate children.

Mineola Caring and Sharing gift trees ready to assist with bringing extra Christmas joy

4 days ago

It is time again for the Caring and Sharing toy drive in Mineola.

Giving Trees have been placed in several locations to help the Caring and Sharing community toy drive again this Christmas season.

Old saddle’s value more than its practical worth

4 days ago

Brian Moore lives with his family in Elm Grove, La., just south of Barksdale Air Force Base. He comes from a family which has enjoyed great longevity in their family genes. That propensity for long life has illuminated a story which centers on an old saddle out back in his workshop.

Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

4 days ago
We are certainly thankful for our patrons, staff, board, Friends of the Library and all the others who make what we offer possible.

UT Health Quitman hosting blood drive Nov. 29, encourages honoring veterans with donation

4 days ago
In recognition of Veterans Day, Carter BloodCare encourages blood donors to give in November in honor and support of U.S. military veterans and active duty service members.

DPS offers safe driving tips for navigating holiday traffic

4 days ago
There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely.

Association lauds Hebron for training efforts

4 days ago
The Texas Judicial Academy of the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) has honored Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron as a fellow.

Public invited to meet new county veterans officer

4 days ago
A meet and greet will be held Friday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon for new Wood County Veterans Services Officer Christi Billman.

First-time online auction exceeds expectations for Quitman Pilot Club’s community projects

4 days ago
The Quitman Pilot Club’s Fall Fundraiser was an online auction hosted by Northeast Texas Antiques & Auctions, held Nov. 5-11. The club exceeded its ambitious $14,000 goal.

West too much for Jackets in area football playoff

4 days ago
Friday in Forney, Dawson Pendergrass did not see open field in the West secondary as often as he'd become accustomed in recent weeks. Here, he prepares to stiff-arm a would be Trojan tackler.
The West Trojans ended the Mineola Yellowjackets 2021 gridiron campaign in the area round last Friday at Forney. The 37-7 thumping was a demonstration of the most fundamental skills of the sport: blocking and tackling.

Lady Jackets add to the trophy case at New Diana

4 days ago
The Mineola Lady Jackets came home with the New Diana tournament hardware Saturday.

Mineola opened the tournament Thursday with a 39-24 win over the hosts.
Madyson Pence drives past Kylie Kennedy for the layup.

Quitman hangs on for win against county rivals

4 days ago

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs held off Alba-Golden at Ballard Memorial Gym last Tuesday to record a 36-30 victory over their Wood County rivals.

Lady Bulldogs win one of four games in Union Grove tourney

4 days ago

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs continued their search for offense this past weekend at the Union Grove Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs went 1-3 at the tournament, beating Paul Pewitt but falling to Beckville, Como-Pickton and Hughes Springs.

special sections

Sound of the Swarm

Wednesday, November 17

Mineola's own Sound of the Swarm won the 2021 marching band championship, and we were there to document it.