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Quitman council honors Rev. Jones

The Quitman City Council honored a Quitman icon at last Thursday’s meeting.

A large contingent of family and friends was on hand to honor the late Rev. Bobby H. Jones, a local minister and businessman. more

Bagging cash for vets

They Got Your 6 Foundation, a local charity assisting veterans, first responders and their fami- lies with various needs, hosted a benefit cornhole tournament in downtown Mineola Saturday. more

Sprouting peace

A ribbon cutting was held by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve for the new Promise of Peace garden. more

Trammell takes the helm at Quitman chamber of commerce

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce has tabbed a native to take control of the organization after former Executive Director Christine Thomas took over the reins of the Wood County Economic Development … more

Splash Day celebration

Non-profit offers events for mobility challenged

“Imagine that you are strapped into a chair, unable to move. Then, suddenly, the straps dissolve and not only can you walk around but you can float through the air….” This is … more

Grilling for a good cause

Mike Mason, left, and Ryan James, center, man the grill for the Caring & Sharing hamburger fundraiser Friday, June 9 at the City National Bank in Mineola, with C&S campaign chairman Roy … more

Program marks brick streets centennial

Among the celebrations throughout the year in honor of the city of Mineola’s 150th anniversary is another important milestone. The brick streets of Mineola turn 100 years old this summer, … more

Garden brings a promise of peace and more

What began as an outdoor education outreach in poorer neighborhoods in Dallas has expanded to the Mineola Nature Preserve. Promise of Peace community gardens founder Elisabeth Dry has relocated … more

Pavilion reconstruction begins

Work has begun at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman on the restoration of the pavilion. The new center post has been erected. The construction will be completed before the Old Settlers Reunion in August. … more

Mobile military museum readies for roll out

The call came just before Memorial Day weekend. Robert Dymek, founder and operator of the GHQ Military Museum, was nearing completion of his initial displays, housed in a remodeled building behind … more

First time up among the clouds for youngsters

Local aviators of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1475 rallied Saturday to provide youngsters their first flights during a Young Eagles Day at Wisener Field. more

Army of helpers spreads good news across county

The UM (United Methodist) Army of youth from various Texas churches joined forces last week to complete a variety of assistance projects in the northern part of Wood County including the Quitman area. more

Historical marker planned for Freeman Chapel church

A historical marker is expected to be placed at the site of the former Freeman Chapel Baptist Church as a part of the upcoming Freeman Chapel Homecoming celebration. The celebration – set for … more

Lodge awards community builder to Patricia Neel

Flora Lodge No. 119’s 2023 Community Builder’s Award was presented to Patricia Neel by Worshipful Master Charlie Couser on Thursday, May 25 at its facilities in Quitman. This is the … more

Colorful tour highlights local gardens

Folks participating in last Saturday’s Fannie Marchman Garden Club annual garden tour were rewarded with a brilliant, if humid, morning. The full illumination highlighted a rainbow of colors … more

Annual KidFish draws crowd to Lake Fork

It was a beautiful day for fishing Saturday as 300 kids showed up with their parents and guardians for the annual KidFish held the first Saturday in June. The area at the headquarters of Sabine River … more

A tradition of donuts

In keeping with the tradition of National Donut Day, on Friday, June 2, Beth and Roy Shockey of Mineola’s Salvation Army Service Unit delivered donuts to Mineola Police Dept., Mineola Fire … more

Block party in Quitman

The ladies making balloon animals were popular at the Faith Baptist Church block party Saturday on the church parking lot. more

Quitman Pilot Club partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

The Pilot Club of Quitman has become a local program partner of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This partnership makes it possible for every Alba-Golden, Quitman and Yantis   … more
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