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Library children’s story times combine summer fun with learning

Ah, summer at the library. The days of reading challenges, cold air conditioning, and… calf roping? Yes, calf roping – and much more. Wood County’s libraries have gone above … more

Benefit set for 4th at Mineola preserve

The Mineola Community Friends organization, which has put on free holiday dinners in partnership with Logan’s Place, plans a Friends of July celebration Thursday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … more

Hudson Trust announces community grants

First Baptist Church Mineola Feet First Project and Grace Community Healthcare each received a donation of $5,263 as the 2024 recipients from the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation on … more

A final tribute

Troop 385 held its final Eagle Scout ceremony in Mineola recently. Tristan Wells and Jackson Wiley were presented their Eagle Awards, assisted by Matthew Patterson, who also recently earned his … more

Quitman church hosting annual family fun day event

Faith Baptist Church of Quitman will hold VBS EXPRESS PLUS on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. with a one-session Vacation Bible School for children ending at 6 p.m. A family-oriented Community Block Party … more

Genealogy sleuthing yields results

Wood County Genealogy Society received an envelope with 50 family photos found in a home in Yantis.   Two of the pictures were tintype, which meant they were taken in the late 1850s. The … more

St. Dunstan dedicates marker

A Texas historical marker was unveiled Sunday morning at Church of St. Dunstan’s in Mineola. The Episcopal church was established in 1947. Ground was broken for the first building in 1948 on N. … more

Letter carriers set annual food drive

Saturday, May 11, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. Letter carriers … more

Garden ministry sprouts by area church

The sighting was completely unexpected. Adjacent to the church grounds was a garden. A quick double-check revealed that the garden was unmistakably associated with the church.   There, just … more

Home on Sycamore named yard of month

Amid neatly mowed yards with attractive foundation plantings, Candy Underwood’s home at 708 Sycamore draws the eye with its very contrast to those around it. It has been selected as the … more

County renews promise to help protect children

With inspiring music from the combined choirs of Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro schools, Wood County once again sent the message to stand against child abuse and in support of   crime victims. … more

Mineola celebrates May Fiesta

The May Fiesta, sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce, filled downtown Mineola Saturday with colorful sights and sounds from mariachi bands to revving engines. Among the events were … more

Lions planning annual fish fry

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host their 29th Annual Catfish Fry Saturday, May 11 at the Yantis ISD Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m.   Menu includes fresh catfish, red beans, cole slaw, … more

Blood drive May 7

The next blood drive hosted by the Quitman Rotary Club will be held at First United Methodist Church Quitman, 406 Lane St., on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be done inside … more

May Fiesta to fill downtown Saturday

Celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture in Cinco de Mayo fashion is the purpose of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fiesta de Mayo (May Fiesta) community event scheduled Saturday, May … more

Mineola garden club names yard of the month

A.B. and Gail Jennings bought their house at 305 Newsom in Mineola 36 years ago and raised their family. They’ve always loved gardening and liked the fact that their property already had … more

Kiwanis honors

Mineola ISD Police Chief Cody Castleberry was recognized as the Kiwanis Club April Citizen of the Month for his work making all the schools safer. The award was presented by Mineola Superintendent … more

Mineola High School students lending a helping hand

Students from Emily Winters’ Mineola High School ag class volunteered to helped spruce up the Prayer Garden at First Methodist Church in Mineola.  more

Rotary hosts blood drive

The Quitman Rotary Club will host its next blood donation drive on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quitman First United Methodist Church. Carter Blood Care will take the donations, … more

Music in May to return to gazebo

The city of Mineola brings back its free Music in May concert series for the third year. Performers will appear at the downtown gazebo for each of the five Thursdays in May, beginning Thursday, … more
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