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Grant puts county cemetery records where all can view

In 1970 two Mineola women began painstakingly recording every grave marker they could find in Wood County and published their findings in a limited-edition four-volume set. Now that genealogical … more

Goldman shares tribute to brother lost in combat

A young woman of Winnsboro, Misty Goldman, offered remarks at the GoldStars Tribute Wall ceremony Saturday in Mineola. She is the elder sister of Shane Goldman, who at the age of 19 was killed in the … more

Still no funding for Hwy. 69 overpass near Golden

All the right-of-way has been secured for an overpass on US Hwy. 69 over FM 779 just east of Golden. But the $31.25 million project has yet to be funded by the Texas Dept. of Transportation … more

Reunion makes triumphant return

The Wood County Old Settlers Reunion completed its three-day run Saturday. The scaled back version followed 2020's cancellation. more

Meteor shower watch set at preserve

The Mineola Nature Preserve, in conjunction with the Astronomical Society of East Texas, will sponsor a viewing of the Perseids Meteor Shower at the Nature Preserve on Thursday evening, Aug. 12, from … more

Quitman Rotarians mark anniversary

Greg Hollen of Mineola presented Quitman Rotary Club President Lauren Doan a new bell last Thursday to start the club’s meeting. The bell was awarded at the 75th anniversary of the Quitman club … more

Sam Scroggins awarded child welfare volunteer of year

Quitman community activist and volunteer Sam Scroggins was named Texas Council of Child Welfare Board’s (TCCWB) “Volunteer of the Year Award” for Region IV. The past president of … more

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Wood County

After months of declines, COVID-19 cases in Wood County, the state and nation have shot back up. In recent weeks the county recorded two deaths, after several months of no deaths, bringing the … more

Carnival, music, bingo and more for Old Settlers Reunion

After a one year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Wood County Old Settlers Reunion comes alive this week at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. The three-day affair begins Thursday and … more

It’s for the children

The Tips for Tots benefit for Wood County Child Welfare Board was a huge success Monday night in Quitman, as all 500 seats were sold out for the catfish buffet provided by AJ’s Fish House at … more

Summer fun

For many youngsters, swimming lessons remain a traditional summer rite of passage. Pictured is some of the action at the Quitman City Pool morning lessons. more

Windmill repairs

Gary Sims of Golden put the iconic windmill at the Mineola Nature Preserve back in service Tuesday, replacing the entire upper workings with all-new Aeromotor parts. He will also service the windmill … more
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