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Fire destroys golf clubhouse

To some, it was like losing an old friend. more

Yantis church hosting health fair, event for back-to-school

The First Baptist Church in Yantis will host a resource and health fair and back to school event Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and includes food, games and health … more

Mineola chamber making plans for September Iron Horse Festival

The Iron Horse Heritage Festival, a celebration of Mineola’s railroad heritage and the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s biggest community event, returns to historic downtown Mineola … more

Free books coming to area children

What had began as a gesture to motivate the students of a rural high school in small-town Tennessee has become one of the most prolific and beneficial educational endeavors ever undertaken. Currently 138 youngsters from Alba-Golden, Quitman and Yantis have joined 2.5 million children in receiving books free-of-charge from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  more

Breakfast benefits local food pantry

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by First Christian Church, 209 N. Pacific in Mineola, Saturday, Aug. 5.                         … more

VBS students learn about mission work

Part of the curriculum at Holly Brook Baptist Church VBS included teaching children about missionaries and what they do in communities they are called to serve. The children learned about … more

Pair honored for life-saving actions

A school employee and a Quitman city police officer have been recognized for their efforts in saving a high school student from choking in May near the end of school. A Quitman Police Department … more

Mineola seniors adding activities

The Mineola Senior Center has added some new activities. On Mondays there is a group playing Rummikub from 10 a.m. to noon at the center. A Game Night has been added on Wednesday from … more

Tips for Tots set Monday at Lake Fork

The eighth annual Tips for Tots benefiting foster children in Wood County is Monday, Aug. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Bill Smith’s Fish House at Lake Fork, 5375 N. FM 17 (near FM 515).   The … more

Produce stand a labor of love

Sometimes, it takes a lot of courage to do what one loves to do. For 25 years, Alba resident Stevan Johnston logged in and out of a shop in Terrell as an automotive mechanic.   He provided … more

Getting ready for school

The Mineola Kiwanis Club distributed free school supplies Saturday morning at the Mineola Civic Center, along with hot dogs and popsicles. Participants line up to register.   more

Walkers enjoying civic center grounds

According to the temperature sign on Hwy. 69, it was 76 degrees just before 7 a.m. last Friday. The perfect temperature for a walk. more

Benefiting Mineola for 65 years

It has been a year of celebrating milestones for the city of Mineola, which turned 150 years old this year.

Among those key dates recently discovered was the Meredith Foundation, which turned 65 years old on July 19. more

Mineola civic center having an estate sale

The Mineola Civic Center is hosting an estate sale Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of its continuing efforts to upgrade facilities. more

Popular pickleball makes its presence in county

The pickleball craze has done more than sweep the nation – it appears to be here to stay. The amazingly simple, yet intricate, game is popping up all around East Texas. It shows no sign of … more

Softball game a tradition for rodeo company and fire department members

At an undisclosed location in the early morning hours Saturday, July 8, the Mineola Volunteer Fire Department softball team defeated the Flying C Rodeo Company, 11-5. The game was the last … more

Fourth of July festivities

New museum dedicated to preserving McFarland School memories, legacy

On the 40th anniversary of the McFarland School reunion, a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of Mineola’s Black school was unveiled Friday. more

Historical documents from cornerstone reveal glimpse of Mineola life in 1936

The surprisingly-well preserved contents of a sealed copper box was unveiled Saturday morning at the Mineola’s Historical Museum.

The box was placed in the cornerstone of the building when it was built in 1936 as a brand new U.S. Post Office. more

Reunion will go on despite pavilion

Yes, there will be a Wood County Old Settlers Reunion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman Aug. 3, 4 and 5.

There will be a 122nd Old Settlers Reunion despite an unfinished pavilion at the park. It had been hoped the rebuilding of the pavilion would be complete in time for the reunion, but some of the materials have been back-logged.  more
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