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Weather delays youth art show

The artwork of 50 talented teens from nine high schools and home schools in Northeast Texas will soon be on display. The 7th Annual Art in the Gallery High School Art Competition is located at The Winnsboro Center for the Arts in Winnsboro. more

Mineola church welcomes pastor

First Christian Church of Mineola announces its new pastor, Dr. William David Ellis. Ellis and his wife, Deanna, have lived in Mineola for a year and love it here.

He began his ministry here on Feb. 15. He is not only a gifted preacher but also an author of short stories and Christian fiction for young people. more

Fannie Marchman Garden Club announces programs for season

Fannie Marchman Garden Club began its second half of the club year with a hands-on meeting in January, called winter sowing.

Presenters Angela Thompson and Kim Hughes demonstrated sowing vegetable or flower seeds in repurposed gallon milk jugs. 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

Mineola, Quitman have contested mayoral races

Mineola and Quitman will have contested races for Mayor on May 1, and Alba will get a new mayor.

The filing deadline for city council and school board elections passed Friday. 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

Davis reaches out about health care resources

If the face on the recently-installed billboards in Tyler and Longview concerning HIV testing and prevention is familiar, it’s because Kevin Davis is a 2013 graduate of Mineola High School. more

Aluminum can recycling center benefits Caring & Sharing fund

Has anyone noticed this trailer loaded with cans parked behind Brookshires in Mineola and wondered what it’s all about? It belongs to Mineola Caring & Sharing, a 501(c)3 organization that helps the needy with food, toys, stockings and other gifts during the Christmas season. more

Trees help beautify Lake Holbrook public areas

The public areas of the Lake Holbrook shoreline were further improved last Thursday with the planting of 30 trees between the public beach and the County Road 2260 causeway. more
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