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No time like homecoming

Mineola homecoming celebrations kicked of Wednesday evening with a bonfire on the old practice field east of the high school. more

Quitman faithful come home

A couple hundred Bulldogs past, present and future gathered on the north side of the Wood County courthouse square Friday afternoon following the Quitman homecoming parade, donning blue jerseys, tees, uniforms and mums. more

Sweet! Golden marks 40th potato festival

There are many events throughout the year in Wood County. They reflect the unique nature of the communities and the folks who give them life. Some of the events are purpose-driven and some celebrate anniversaries of heritage. Then, there is the Golden Sweet Potato Festival. more

Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit. more

Mineola celebrates Iron Horse Heritage

Fun for all ages was found downtown Saturday at the Iron Horse Heritage Festival in Mineola. more

Mineola Hay Show marks 56th year Tuesday

The 56th annual Mineola Hay Show is Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center.

The highlight of the show is the benefit auction which raises funds to support the Mineola FFA programs. more

Manning station is labor of love, preserving history

Is the Mineola Train Station a train station that houses a museum or a museum that functions as a train station? Since its restoration and rounding-out of the museum contained inside, it is a legitimate question. For local residents, one might say it depends on one’s perspective. more

Mural reflects message of unity

“In unity, there is strength.” For generations to come, motorists traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 69 (South Pacific St.) in Mineola will be reminded of that message, emblazoned across the top of a colorful mural – the first major public art of the Wood County Unity Mural Project. more

County orders outdoor burning ban

Wood County commissioners voted unanimously to approve an order to prohibit outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days from Tuesday’s date. more

Second-chance poles fly Old Glory

“You can get the impression, by what’s in the news every day, that people are not proud of our country, that no one loves our country, and that what our nation stands for is not good. Nothing could be farther from the truth.” Ryan Pool was speaking about how and why he had come to purchase and install used flagpoles in the Mineola area. more

A Marine’s perspective on the 4th

July 4 is America’s holiday.

For a Quitman graduate who has made a career of the military, it holds deep meaning, but he’s unsure if that’s the case for everyone. more

Young Eagles take to the skies above Wood County

Even overused words like “awesome” have a place. That singular word was the description of choice among participants of the Young Eagles day on a recent Saturday morning at Wood County Airport. more

Chamber honors best of the best

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce provided the venue last Thursday for the city to celebrate together again. It wasn’t a celebration of what the city was once again doing; it was a celebration of what the city has been doing all along. more

Award-winning carving represents special memory for sister of artist

Rickie Wiley’s acorn carved out of driftwood won best of show among all artists entered in the intermediate division of the Mineola League of the Arts annual art show last week. more

County show nets $308K

The 2022 Wood County Jr. Livestock Show was held March 29-April 1 at the Quitman Ag Pavilion, showcasing the hard work and talents of hundreds of local young farmers and ranchers. more

A man for all pizzas

Richard Elston never thought when he came to Mineola from Denton in 1991 to manage the local Pizza Hut he would spend the rest of his working life here – and become an institution. more

Quilters reveal hidden story

American history came alive Saturday in the ministry center of the First United Methodist Church in Mineola.

Although perhaps this piece of the nation’s lore may not be as well known as some, it was nonetheless an important lesson for the packed house. more

After four years, progress coming for walking trail

The dream to connect downtown Mineola to the Nature Preserve is finally taking a step toward becoming reality. more

Forty-five years of faith: Weise has blessed generations of children

“They just scooped us up and loved us.” That is how Elizabeth Wiese described coming to the parish of St. Peter’s Catholic Church as a young mother with small children in 1972. Wiese has never forgotten how she, her husband Harold and their young family were taken into the fold by the small group of parishioners. more

Clinic not sidelined by pandemic

As the two-year-old pandemic has made health care access and decisions more acute, one resource for the community has remained steadfast. more
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