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In search of smiles, Pierce repairs bicycles in need of love and care

Robert Pierce, who lives north of Mineola, has been fixing up older or damaged bikes and donating them to children who could use them for almost a decade. more

Little Free Library joins Iron Horse Square park

Leave it to a bunch of retired teachers. more

Giving back to the game they love

A pair of former Mineola High School athletes who each went on to excel in their sport at a higher level is opening a unique academy concentrating on baseball and softball skills.  more

Nature has not been too kind to East Texas trees

When storms rolled through East Texas Sunday, Feb. 28, Doug Lee was startled by a loud boom at his home near Hoard. He assumed a lightning strike but didn’t realize the extent until the following day. more

Mineola handler and retriever named nation’s best in obedience competition

Trap loves to play.
Even when at attention, his playful eyes can belie his calm obedience.
But when it’s time to go to work, Trap obeys his handler’s commands, whether by voice or hand motions. more

Eateries open doors in spite of pandemic

The industry of a dairy-farmer, the resilience of a boxer and the attitude of an eternal optimist. It appears that is the combination of characteristics required for someone starting their own business. And that, alone, is not a recipe for success.

Those traits may build a foundation for success, but the end result depends on offering a product for which people will pay, in effect sharing in one’s vision. more

A storm for the ages

Wood County, Texas blanketed with record snow

A major winter storm of record-breaking proportions left Wood County and much of Texas in a week-long deep freeze that will make Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day 2021 memorable for decades to come. more

Juma’s last call

It was a solemn and sad day in Wood County last Thursday. Wood County Canine Officer Juma took her last ride. more

East meets west at Winnsboro Center for the Arts

The occasion to remove the business of comparative analysis and observe the aesthetic value of artistic differences is a rarity today.

The Winnsboro Center for the Arts has, since Dec. 19, afforded local residents just such an opportunity. more

Music in play

The Pilot Club of Quitman has added the next level of play, and fun, to Gov. Jim Hogg Park. Working with the city and park advisors, Delene Allen and Walter Lutonsky, the Quitman Pilots have purchased playground grade musical instruments for the park. more

Nature Preserve equestrian trails honored

The Mineola Nature Preserve equestrian camp and equestrian trails have been recognized with the Ned Granger Award by the Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association (TETRA) for outstanding facilities. more

A comm-unity comes together

“It’s a Good Day.”
Jill Brandon led off Monday’s community service in commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with that song, and speakers and musicians followed with messages of love and unity. more
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