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Residents on Hwy. 37 north of Mineola petitioning for center turning lane

Residents who live north of Mineola are petitioning the Texas Dept. of Transportation to extend the center turn lane along Hwy. 37. more

Property owners given more time to clean up locations in Quitman

Citizens and commissioners came head-to-head at Thursday night’s Quitman Building and Standards Commission meeting. With the tension in the air almost tangible, the board decided after nearly two hours of deliberation... more

Symphonic band presents Christmas concert

Come on over to Mineola’s beautiful Historic Select Theater and hear the Lake Country Symphonic Band’s Christmasy “Everything Christmas” concert.

Concerts are Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Mike Holbrook is back in the director’s seat, so it’s sure to be a fun-filled couple of hours. more

Skateboarders flock to new concrete park in Mineola

The park has been dubbed the best in the East Texas area, and promises to get even better when the second phase can be implemented. more

Attaway named director for Quitman development

Quitman City Administrator James Attaway will also be the executive director of the Quitman Development Corp.

Both roles were previously held by former administrator Rodney Kieke... more

Sound of Swarm snags state silver

Mineola High School’s Sound of the Swarm earned silver at the 2023 UIL state marching band contest in San Antonio last Wednesday in their fifth consecutive trip to state finals. more

Mineola salutes veterans

Saturday, a patriotic parade down Broad St. followed by a ceremony full of gratitude at the gazebo in downtown Mineola paid tribute to those among who have served with honor, courage and commitment. more

50 years in the salt mine for Sanders

Billy Eugene Sanders recently celebrated a remarkable milestone at the Morton salt mine in Grand Saline. more

Perfectly fine art adorns Wood County walls

Seeing any of the creations as they went up throughout the week, one can easily surmise that the citizens of Wood County are getting more than just fine, but in many cases, incredible works of art. more

Hay show support remains strong

When all was said and done, auctioneer Kelly Conley had coaxed $35,925 from bidders at the 57th annual Mineola Hay Show last Tuesday.

When add-ons were totaled, the money raised for the Mineola ag program had topped $40,000. more

Mineola ready to celebrate all things train

Mineola’s annual celebration of its railroad history, the Iron Horse Heritage Festival, kicks off with entertainment at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown and goes until 4 p.m. more

It’s music to their ears

They each came to this area from other regions of Texas and with one stop in between – from Wellington to Granbury to Quitman, and from Grand Prairie to Providence to Mineola. The two ladies, … more

New life for old school

The name carved in stone above the door says Lloyd C.S.D 17, but it is more popularly known as the Coke school. more

Mineola golf course reopens – golf only

It was hardly business as usual for the Mineola Golf Club, but some members of the Senior Golf Association gathered last Thursday morning for their weekly scramble. more

Fire destroys golf clubhouse

To some, it was like losing an old friend. more

Free books coming to area children

What had began as a gesture to motivate the students of a rural high school in small-town Tennessee has become one of the most prolific and beneficial educational endeavors ever undertaken. Currently 138 youngsters from Alba-Golden, Quitman and Yantis have joined 2.5 million children in receiving books free-of-charge from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  more

New museum dedicated to preserving McFarland School memories, legacy

On the 40th anniversary of the McFarland School reunion, a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of Mineola’s Black school was unveiled Friday. more

Historical documents from cornerstone reveal glimpse of Mineola life in 1936

The surprisingly-well preserved contents of a sealed copper box was unveiled Saturday morning at the Mineola’s Historical Museum.

The box was placed in the cornerstone of the building when it was built in 1936 as a brand new U.S. Post Office. more

Reunion will go on despite pavilion

Yes, there will be a Wood County Old Settlers Reunion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman Aug. 3, 4 and 5.

There will be a 122nd Old Settlers Reunion despite an unfinished pavilion at the park. It had been hoped the rebuilding of the pavilion would be complete in time for the reunion, but some of the materials have been back-logged.  more

First time up among the clouds for youngsters

Local aviators of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1475 rallied Saturday to provide youngsters their first flights during a Young Eagles Day at Wisener Field. more
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