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Summer fun

For many youngsters, swimming lessons remain a traditional summer rite of passage. Pictured is some of the action at the Quitman City Pool morning lessons. more

Windmill repairs

Gary Sims of Golden put the iconic windmill at the Mineola Nature Preserve back in service Tuesday, replacing the entire upper workings with all-new Aeromotor parts. He will also service the windmill … more

Alba-Golden students can eat for free

Alba-Golden ISD has announced its policy that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income … more

Quitman writer earns prize for best entry in group’s contest

Jean Pamplin presented a $100 check to Jenniffer Hudson Connors, of Quitman, for her winning entry in the Northeast Texas Writers Organization writing contest. A group of readers at Lake Cypress … more

Coalition asks school district to partner for art facility

Nathan Witt of the Flint and Steel Coalition continued making the rounds of public bodies, presenting the group’s primary project, A.R.T. House, to the Mineola school board Monday, July … more

Ranch near Quitman to offer unique opportunities for heroes facing obstacles

Heroes Ranch, North Texas’ newest adaptive trophy hunting and sport fishing ranch, will host a groundbreaking celebration for their soon-to-be-built accessible 6,500-square-foot, … more

Bingo in the park returning to reunion

The time-honored tradition of bingo during the Old Settlers Reunion Aug. 5, 6 and 7 coordinated by the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is on the agenda after missing last year when COVID-19 shut down … more

Playhouse has new director

The Lake Country Playhouse announces the appointment of a new executive director. The Board of Governors has officially appointed George Jones to fill the position. George will start in his new role … more

No one fights alone

The Mineola community rallied for the Blackwell family Saturday with a barbecue, car wash and more at Meredith Memorial Stadium. Six-year-old Jase, son of Mineola High School athletic director Luke … more

Area veterans hear inspiring words from decorated service member

It is hard to choose which thought from U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class John Wayne Walding contained the most wisdom. His presentation at the Lake Country Neighbors Veterans Thank You last Tuesday was … more

Quitman 4-H’er named a state water ambassador

Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors are laying the foundation for future advocates of water education in Texas, and Daniel Kernes of the Quitman 4-H Club is one of these ambassadors. Daniel, who is a very … more

Fallen soldiers tribute making its way to Mineola

There are a lot of gooseneck trailers in Wood County. A very special one will be making its way to Mineola on Aug. 5. Contained on the trailer will be the one-of-a-kind traveling memorial, the … more
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