Christmas season in Wood County

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The Quitman High School Band color guard performed with Christmas packages.
Christmas celebrations broke out across Wood County over the weekend. Mineola began with events downtown Friday evening, continued with a Celtic festival and the annual parade Saturday and concluded …

Mobile Santa fills gap for youngsters

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What started as Pastor Tim Letsch noticing long Christmas lines has slowly but surely turned into a holiday tradition for many East Texas towns.  In 2009, Pastor Tim did a simple thing …

Alba city council terminates employee

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The city of Alba is in search of a new water-wastewater operator. The city council voted unanimously Monday to terminate Kenneth Anglin, an employee of the city for almost seven years. The …

At Saturday’s Celtic Christmas event in Mineola, elves roast s’mores.

Celtic Christmas comes to East Texas

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By BRYNNA WILLIAMSON Citizens walking the streets of downtown Mineola last week would have seen an incredible sight for Mineola, Texas: Santa in a kilt. Those attending …

March primary filing deadline Monday

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The filing deadline is Monday for places on the ballot in the March 5 party primaries in Texas. Former District Judge Jeff Fletcher has tossed his name into the hat for state representative in …

The Stinson House at the Wood County Arboretum has been decorated for the holidays and will be open Dec. 14.

Arboretum hosting holiday open house

Yesterday at 10:08 AM

Make the holiday extra jolly this season with a visit to the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens’ Christmas open house. The 1869 Stinson House is decked out in its finest festive …

Joe Moore of Mineola is congratulated upon becoming the chairman of the Outdoor Hospitality Induatry group.

Moore chair of national outdoor group

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OHI, the national trade association representing the voice of the outdoor hospitality industry, has announced the results of its board of directors election and its next chair, Joe Moore, a long-time …


Michael Rudy Medina  1967-2023

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Visitation for Michael Rudy Medina, 56, of Mesquite was held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. Mr. Medina passed away Nov. 27, 2023 in Longview. He was …

Mineola Fire Department Report

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Wood County Sheriff’s Report

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County grand jury issues indictments

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The following Wood County Grand Jury indictments were handed down Nov. 27: Jerri Ruth Brassfield, Winnsboro, possession of a controlled substance (PCS) penalty group 1/1-B (PG1-1B) less than one …

Restored Wood County record books, which have also been digitized.

Preserving historic records expensive process

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Wood County commissioners approved a bid of $197,838 on Nov. 28 to continue the process of preserving the county’s records. Kofile in Dallas, which has been assisting the county with …

The U.S.S. Arizona at anchor.

Brothers among casualties aboard Arizona

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truck the USS Arizona was nearly eight feet long and weighed 1,760 pounds. It was a modified armor-piercing naval shell rigged with a delayed fuse. The bomb was designed to be dropped from about …

Quitman, Mineola battle in White Oak

Yesterday at 10:16 AM
Area basketball teams enjoyed another week heavily laden with tournament competition. The Mineola boys and Quitman boys were busy at the White Oak tourney, while the Alba-Golden boys were at All …

Edgewood gives Panthers measuring stick

Yesterday at 10:18 AM
The Alba-Golden Panthers got an early-season measure from the Edgewood Bulldogs last Tuesday and fell 66-36 in Edgewood. Many teams will calibrate their efforts based on games scheduled against …

Lady Bulldogs recover to take win over Grace Community

Yesterday at 10:17 AM
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs defeated Grace Community 36-27 on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The visitors fell behind 11-5 in the first quarter but turned the tables with a 15-3 second quarter to give Quitman …