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Making windows merry and bright

One never knows what kind of magic can come out of the back of a well-worn Chevy step-side pickup. For businesses throughout East and South Texas, that magic comes in the Christmas window paintings … more

Wood County has no shortage of Christmas events

Plenty of holiday events are scheduled around Wood County, starting with a busy weekend ahead. more

Mineola Pilot Club promotes patriotism

Patriotism is one of the focuses for the Pilot Club of Mineola. For many years, the club has sponsored a contest for Mineola Elementary students to develop patriotic ideals in children. more

Caring & Sharing final week volunteers needed

The Mineola Caring & Sharing project is heading to the finish line for the annual food distribution Saturday, Dec. 10, and volunteers are needed to help sort, box and transport food. more

Ila Wisdom honored at tree-lighting event she helped initiate

The now-annual tree-lighting at the eastern steps of the Wood County courthouse was dampened but not dimmed last Thursday evening. The wet, wintry weather kept the crowd slightly smaller than the past couple of years, but the few dozen that did come to witness it lit up all the same. more

Blue Santa Jeep show rescheduled

The Jeep show benefiting the Wood County Blue Santa program has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 at Meredith Memorial Stadium in Mineola. more

Bell ringing is back

After a one-year absence, Salvation Army bell ringing has returned to Mineola. It’s important to note that 100% of the money donated remains in Mineola to benefit needy families all year long. … more

Club honors florist

Cheryl Wood of Cheryl’s Lake Country Florist spoke to the Mineola Kiwanis about her experience in Uvalde. more

Mineola holiday Tour of Homes returning

The Mineola Landmark Commission hosts “Welcome Back Home,” continuing the annual Tour of Homes which was suspended two years due to COVID-19. The tour will be Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. more

Rotarians mark anniversary

The Rotary Club of Mineola celebrated its 82nd year of existence Friday, Nov. 18. Members at last week’s meeting included, from left, Frank Taylor, Kraig Yarbrough, Lou Steele, Mark Anderson, … more

Service honored

The Wood County Child Welfare Board and Child Protection Board honored past members for their service Oct. 3 at Jim Hogg Park in Quitman by having a brick in their name placed on the walkway to the … more

Car club helping children

The Lake Country Classics Car Club donated $500 to the Wood County Child Protective Board for the Rainbow Room at their last Cars and Coffee event Saturday until next spring. more
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