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Young Eagles take to the skies above Wood County

Even overused words like “awesome” have a place. That singular word was the description of choice among participants of the Young Eagles day on a recent Saturday morning at Wood County Airport. more

Chamber honors best of the best

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce provided the venue last Thursday for the city to celebrate together again. It wasn’t a celebration of what the city was once again doing; it was a celebration of what the city has been doing all along. more

Award-winning carving represents special memory for sister of artist

Rickie Wiley’s acorn carved out of driftwood won best of show among all artists entered in the intermediate division of the Mineola League of the Arts annual art show last week. more

County show nets $308K

The 2022 Wood County Jr. Livestock Show was held March 29-April 1 at the Quitman Ag Pavilion, showcasing the hard work and talents of hundreds of local young farmers and ranchers. more

A man for all pizzas

Richard Elston never thought when he came to Mineola from Denton in 1991 to manage the local Pizza Hut he would spend the rest of his working life here – and become an institution. more

Quilters reveal hidden story

American history came alive Saturday in the ministry center of the First United Methodist Church in Mineola.

Although perhaps this piece of the nation’s lore may not be as well known as some, it was nonetheless an important lesson for the packed house. more

After four years, progress coming for walking trail

The dream to connect downtown Mineola to the Nature Preserve is finally taking a step toward becoming reality. more

Forty-five years of faith: Weise has blessed generations of children

“They just scooped us up and loved us.” That is how Elizabeth Wiese described coming to the parish of St. Peter’s Catholic Church as a young mother with small children in 1972. Wiese has never forgotten how she, her husband Harold and their young family were taken into the fold by the small group of parishioners. more

Clinic not sidelined by pandemic

As the two-year-old pandemic has made health care access and decisions more acute, one resource for the community has remained steadfast. more

Helping preserve history

The historic Select Theater in Mineola held a benefit auction Saturday evening to raise funds for repairs to the iconic neon tower atop the century-old movie theater. more

The artistry of light and magic

“We are all under the same big sky, the sky open to heaven.”

So reflected artist Barbara Mason about her pastel creation titled ‘Under an Open Heaven.’  more

Quitman Pilot Club chili cookoff a huge success

A lively crowd flocked to the Quitman Pilot Club’s 18th Chili Cookoff at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman on Friday night, Jan. 28.  more
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