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Alba-Golden homecoming court

Members of the Alba-Golden homecoming court include... more

Alba City Council adopts budget and tax rate

The Alba City Council approved a combined tax rate of $.7753 per $100 valuation at a special meeting Monday to set the tax rate and approve the budget for 2024.     The special meeting … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Grass fire: Sept. 9, 7:01 p.m., 3130 SE Loop 564, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Sept. 9, 2:37 p.m., 312 W. Blair St., Mineola; Sept. 9, 3:04 p.m., 1220 N. Pacific St., Mineola; Sept. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

September 6 Cpl. Baldwin, burglary, CR 2700; property owner replacing windows on house, noticed someone removed one, tools stolen from residence, case forwarded to investigations. Sgt. Cox, … more

Mineola Police Report

September 9 12:42 a.m., suspicious person, Second, someone came on porch to steal box of food, no offense occurred. 2:17 a.m., city ordinance violation, Bromberg, residents making noise, … more

Mineola council OKs budget, tax rate, rezoning request

Mineola city council approved a budget for 2023 and the property tax rate to support it Monday. The council set the tax rate at $.5255 per $100 valuation, a drop of about a penny. It includes … more

Hay show support remains strong

When all was said and done, auctioneer Kelly Conley had coaxed $35,925 from bidders at the 57th annual Mineola Hay Show last Tuesday.

When add-ons were totaled, the money raised for the Mineola ag program had topped $40,000. more

Annual meeting set at New Hope

The annual meeting of the New Hope Cemetery Association of Wood County will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct.  1 at the pavilion. more

Car show during festival benefits Caring & Sharing

Among the many highlights of the annual Iron Horse Heritage Festival in Mineola Saturday will be the second annual Caring & Sharing Car Show, put on by Kirk Henson with ETCSO. more

Quitman board reviews plans for district facilities

The Quitman ISD school board heard a presentation from Harris-Craig Architects concerning facility planning at Monday’s meeting. The study gave a summary of immediate needs in facility improvements. more

Mineola has record school enrollment

The most recent report showed the district with 1,685 students, up from 1,624 at the end of school last May. more

Many factors influence East Texas weather

“To understand weather, you have to understand that the atmosphere is much like a river – with currents and eddies and bank interactions – and then added to it is instability resulting from moisture and temperature.” more

Texas MG owners celebrating centennial in Mineola

The Texas MG Register will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the MG Car Company at their fall gathering in Mineola Oct. 5-8. more

Quitman man charged with intoxication manslaughter

A Quitman man has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of a Mineola man in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon.

Maxwell Hunter Lee, 25, was released on $100,000 bail Sunday from the Wood County jail. more

Mineola ready to celebrate all things train

Mineola’s annual celebration of its railroad history, the Iron Horse Heritage Festival, kicks off with entertainment at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown and goes until 4 p.m. more

Nov. 7 election to use paper ballots in county

The Nov. 7 state constitutional amendment election will be conducted largely with paper ballots in Wood County.

County commissioners voted Friday on an emergency purchase for $311,771 with Hart InterCivic for ballot readers, paper ballots and special voting machines compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. more

Homecoming in Quitman

Mikey Pickering and Hannah Holland were crown Quitman's 2023 homecoming king and queen Friday night just before the Bulldogs took on Ore City. more

Mineola City Council sets budget, tax rate adoption

Mineola City Council held a quick public hearing on the proposed city budget Monday and set a special meeting Monday, Sept. 18 to adopt the budget and the property tax rate to help support it. … more

Constitution week begins on Sept. 17

Monday, Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of the nation’s least known official … more

Guilty pleas heard in 402nd District Court

The following guilty pleas were heard in 402nd District Court Aug. 31: Jordan Coyne, Hawkins, possession of a controlled substance PG1/1-B less than one gram, state jail felony, six months in … more
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