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Work continues on US Hwy. 80

Resurfacing of sections of U.S. Hwy. 80 is continuing in Mineola. The next phase is from U.S. 69 (Pacific St.) east past Mimosa Dr. toward Loop 564. The pavement will be milled up and new … more

County sees large sales tax drop

Only time will tell if a sudden dip in Wood County sales tax collections is an anomaly. The county, which collected $300,066 in sales tax revenue in February 2023, saw its income drop by more … more

Catching fish and fun at Lake Fork

Lake Fork will be the center of attention in Wood County this week, as Bassmasters brings its professional fishing tour to the famed fishing lake, and Wood County celebrates the event with a two-day … more

Four local contests in primary; Friday final day for early voting

In Tuesday’s March 5 primary, Wood County voters will choose Republican nominees for two county commission seats and two constables, as well as participate with neighboring counties in … more

Fighting fires from the air

Area firefighters received a close-up look at one of the most innovative and efficient airborne fire suppression systems in the world when Dauntless Air brought Fire Boss 216 to Wood County Airport … more

The stars shone on Mineola

When Wood County Judge and former Mineola mayor Kevin White was named man of the year at Thursday’s annual chamber banquet, he described his philosophy of service: “Wherever there is a … more

Nature preserve to open during eclipse weekend

The Mineola Nature Preserve will remain closed for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. But the expansive park will be open for regular operations on the prior weekend, Saturday and … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

February 14 Cpl. Croney, dog bite, CR 2503; while working at residence, victim was bit by their dog, owner received citation for not being able to provide vaccine records, advised to quarantine … more

Mineola Police Report

February 17 7:54 a.m., disturbance, E. Broad, verbal only. 8:11 a.m., criminal mischief, 100 blk E. Front, damage to sign on building, weather related. 8:14 a.m., harassment, Meredith, … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Grass fire: Feb. 20, 2:15 p.m., 27346 FM 1253, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Feb. 15, 9:52 a.m., CR 2248, Mineola; Feb. 18, 6:37 p.m., CR 2330, Mineola; Feb. 19, 10:02 a.m., PR 6645, … more

QHS pair snag calves at scramble

Two Quitman FFA members have caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble. Mason Williams caught a calf Feb. 2 and Kori Hammond on Jan. 31. They earned a … more

Candidates file reports, early voting underway

The second round of political expenditures and campaign contributions has been filed by candidates in the March 5 primary for the period through Feb. 5. In the Precinct One commissioners race, … more

DAR hears tales of the first first family

Members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, were enthralled by the visitor to their recent chapter meeting. Welba Dorsey presented her … more

Guilty pleas heard in district court

The following guilty pleas were heard and sentences assessed in 402nd District Court on Feb. 1: James Edward Miller, Yantis, driving while intoxicated third or more, third degree felony, 10 … more

Quitman grad’s work benefits state center

The efforts of a Quitman High School graduate to secure funding for a computer lab at the State Supported Living Center (SSLC) in Austin has drawn praise from colleagues and recognition for her … more

Hawkins ranch joins American Angus Association

Triple Creek Angus of Hawkins is a new member of the American Angus Association. The AAA with more than 22,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the … more

Mineola church hosting three Lenten fish fries

Lenten fish fries are planned on Friday Feb. 23, March 8 and March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 203 Meadowbrook in Mineola. Menu includes catfish, hush puppies, french … more

Blood drive set in Quitman

The next Quitman Rotary Club blood drive will be held at First United Methodist Church - Quitman on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be done inside the church. Carter … more

Main Street brings back fun pianos

Plans are underway for the Mineola Main Street Program’s Dueling Pianos fundraiser on Saturday, April 13 at the Mineola Civic Center. This is the second year the program has brought the Killer … more

Chavez earns honors at Sam Houston State

Jimena Chavez of Mineola is among the students listed on the Dean’s List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville for the Fall 2023 semester. Undergraduates qualify … more
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