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“Country roads, take me home...”

September marks time for a ride about the county. Wood County is a prime “taking a ride in the country” kind of place. more

Record hay show auction tops $40K

The Mineola Hay Show has come a long way.

When the bids and add-ons were tabulated last Tuesday night, the show generated more than $40,000 to assist the Mineola High School ag programs. more

Pandemic creating challenges in local health care

Calling it a crisis and scary times, UT Health Quitman Hospital CEO Jared Smith again briefed the Mineola City Council last week on the situation during the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, fueled by … more

Community treasure is decade old

Years, and even decades, of hard work and dedication will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Alba Public Library and Museum marks its 10th anniversary. more

One last hurrah for Alba builder of world’s fastest car

John Dearmore of Alba will wrap up a 65-year career in racing with a final grand tour this fall.

Dearmore will be showing his top fuel dragster that first burst onto the scene more than 50 years ago. It achieved national recognition in its heyday in the early 1970s as one of the fastest cars on the planet. more

Iron Horse Festival returns to Mineola

Mineola will once again celebrate its railroad heritage with the Iron Horse Festival Saturday, Sept. 25 in the downtown area. more

Married 71 years

Jay and Mary Ingram of Mineola celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary Sept. 2. They were married in Houston County on Sept. 2, 1950 at the age of 16. (Courtesy photo) more

Stray inspires children’s book with message

Most things in life we choose, on occasion things seem to come to us. 

So it was with Wood County resident Nancy Falster and her passion about the proper care of dogs. more

Lake Fork man among first Pentagon 9-11 responders

Lake Fork resident Nelson Eaton was on call at Arlington County, Va. Fire Station No. One the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

The first word that it would not be a normal day came with news that an airplane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. When the second plane hit, it became evident this was no accident. more

Bringing back the Beckham

“It’s a path we followed to get to the Beckham, a path we sometimes didn’t understand, but a path nonetheless,” explained the current owner of the Beckham Hotel, Sarah Butler. … more

Generous gift

The Ladies Golf Association (LGA) of the Mineola Golf Club presented a check to the East Texas Food Bank for $2,525 on Aug. 20, proceeds from the annual LGA Couples Tournament held the weekend after … more

Quitman senior center plans open house

September is National Senior Center Month, and Forever Young Activity Center (FYAC) in Quitman is planning an open house on Sept. 10 to invite the community to come and see what they have to offer … more
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