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Skate Day draws a crowd

Skate Day at the St. Paul Community Skate Park in Mineola Tuesday afternoon drew a large crowd of skateboarders and others, promoting friendly competition as well as other activities through the … more

Mineola grad earns MD

Brittany Witt, daughter of Susan and Todd Witt of Mineola and a 2013 graduate of Mineola High School, graduated from the Texas A&M University Medical School on May 31. Of the 141 graduates, she … more

County 4-H’ers gain leadership knowledge

Four Wood County 4-H members recently attended District Leadership Lab in Galveston. This annual summer event includes 4-H members from all over East Texas and is designed to prepare the members … more

Best in the state

Quitman’s Bobby Irwin took top honors in the FFA talent show at last week’s convention in Fort Worth. He also took home the People’s Choice Award. Irwin said, “Thanks to the … more

Your move: New chess club attracts young and old

Perhaps more than any other, the game of chess is a game of concentration. The number of possible moves may, to a novice, be quite intimidating. To a more experienced player, it is the ability to … more

A dream comes true

Melea Bedford had her dream come true last Thursday when the Kilgore Rangerettes named their newest team members. The 2020 Mineola graduate was among 32 young ladies named to the famed dance … more

County welcomes army invasion

An army invaded Wood County last week. Each summer, throughout the south and southeastern United States, as well as locations in the northeast, youth fan out taking on the work of helping … more

Clerk brand records reveal history of county and state

When registration of marks and brands for Wood County citizens opens in the county clerk’s office Aug. 31, County Clerk Kelley Price is likely to be first in line. The clerk has her own new … more

Historical commission honored

Members of the Wood County Historical Commission received an award from the Texas Historical Commission in recognition of its active and well-preserved preservation program at the Tuesday, June 29 … more

Celebrating 65 years

H.W. Holcomb and Carol Ann Latham were married at First Baptist Church of Abilene June 8, 1956 by Dr. Elwin L. Skiles. They spent their early years in Sulphur Springs. They purchased and operated … more

Gardening is a family affair for generations

Tilling the soil runs in the blood. John Calvin Davis came to Red Springs in 1902 and bought some land for $2 an acre. He farmed ribbon cane in two large plots on either side of a running creek. At … more
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