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Memorial Day reminder of those who won’t return

The blackberry patch was outside of Lindale. In summer, a truck would pull into south Mineola and kids from the neighborhood would pile in the back. For a day’s worth of picking, a youngster … more

MISD Melvin scholarship has first two recipients

The Dick Melvin family awarded Mineola seniors Maggie Estrada and Alexis Villeda the initial scholarships of the newly-created Sharon Melvin Memorial Scholarship, last Wednesday at Mineola High … more

Mineola wraps up Music Nights

Music in May concludes Thursday evening in downtown Mineola. Meredith Crawford and the Mean Streak will be performing on May 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the downtown gazebo. S. Johnson St. … more

Free health fair planned at Quitman city park in June

The Wood County Health Advisory Council is sponsoring a free health fair at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park and the Quitman Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Representatives from UT … more

Memorial Day event resumes

A Military Veterans Memorial Day ceremony is planned at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse in Quitman. There will be a speaker, flag ceremony and playing of Taps. more

Cars, coffee return

The Lake Country Classics Car Club monthly Classics and Coffee will be in downtown Quitman Saturday, May 21 and the third Saturday through November from 8-10:30 a.m. The event is free and there is … more

Kiwanis club monthly honoree

Mark Hooks, assistant Mineola fire chief, was honored as the April Kiwanis Citizen of the Month. Mark is actively involved in several Kiwanis projects such as the Chili Cook Off and the posting of US … more

Big weekend planned around fishing tournament

Saturday and Sunday will be big days at the Bassmaster Elite series event at Lake Fork. The festival is free and open to the public. On Sunday, country music stars, the Bellamy Brothers, will perform … more

Breakfast benefits pantry

Breakfast with a Heart benefiting the Bread of Life food pantry ministry will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, May 21 from 7-9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 204 N. Johnson in … more

Bellamy Brothers to headline Lake Fork Bassmasters

Country music concerts have returned to the Simms BassMaster Elite Fishing Tournament at Lake Fork May 19-22, headquartered at the Sabine River Authority property east of the dam. The elite … more

Peanut brittle turns into growing enterprise, located in Mineola

Yes, there is a Grandma Cleda, and yes, she makes peanut brittle. And not just any peanut brittle, a recipe she spent over two years perfecting so that it’s light, crunchy and doesn’t … more

Couple creates idyllic setting in unlikely spot

Wood County does hold visual surprises. Sometimes one simply has to drive to the crest of a hill, or in this case, halfway down a long driveway to begin to glimpse a beautiful scene … more
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