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Grand jury hands down indictments

The Wood County Grand Jury handed down the following indictments on July 27: Kevin Dwayne Williams, Mineola, possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (PG1) less than one gram, state … more

Wood County man faces murder charge in stabbing death at Tyler residence

A Wood County man has been arrested by Tyler police and charged with murder in a stabbing death. Chance Archer James Hull, 22, listed with an Alba address, was taken into custody at the location … more

Family escapes from RV fire

An RV fire at Lake Fork July 30 claimed the RV as well as both family vehicles and most of their personal belongings. The couple and two young children got out just ahead of the flames.  more

Quitman HS cheerleaders win awards at summer camp

Quitman High School cheerleaders attended a UCA camp at Great Wolf Lodge this summer and walked away with several accomplishments. The girls earned superior gold ribbons on all … more

Gathering addresses workforce needs, assistance

The Jarvis Workforce Council in conjunction with the Wood County Economic Development Commission and Texas Workforce Commission held a countywide Workforce Stakeholders Meeting Aug. 2 from 3-5 p.m. … more

Mineola hay show seeks samples

Collection of samples is underway for the 56th annual Mineola Hay Show. Drop off locations include Big Country Farm Center in Mineola, Potts Feed Store and the Ag Extension Office in Quitman, … more

Volunteers stand ready to aid Holly Lake residents

Bill Bollinger and his wife Jean walked into Holly Hall to play bingo on a Saturday night in October 2006, a regular Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. (HLVFD) fundraiser now held at the fire … more

Hughes reviews key issues in talk for Mineola Rotary

Election integrity and border security topped the list of topics highlighted by State Sen. Bryan Hughes of Mineola in an address to the Mineola Rotary Club Monday. Hughes noted that Texas ranks … more

MLOTA celebrating 30 years for organization and home’s former life as an elementary campus

The Mineola League of the Arts is celebrating 30 years in its permanent home at 200 W. Blair St. in Mineola.  This building spent the first 30 years of its life as Central Elementary School, … more

Chamber preparing Iron Horse Festival

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

County proposing lower property tax

Wood County taxpayers will get some relief from the county as commissioners are set to lower the tax rate for the next budget year. In a short workshop after Tuesday morning’s regular … more

Benefit rummage sale planned

The Ladies Guild of St. Peter’s Church is having a rummage sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13 at 8 a.m. in the church hall, 203 Meadowbrook in Mineola. The sale will go til 4 p.m. Friday and … more
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