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Quitman woman dies in traffic crash

A Quitman woman was killed and two other Quitman residents were injured in a head-on traffic cash southeast of the city Sunday morning. According to the Dept. of Public Safety preliminary report, … more

County commissioners wade into budget talks

Wood County Commissioners started the budget process with a series of workshops last week. The opening talks have been a basic overview of the various departments in the county. In the weeks to come, … more

Summer fun

For many youngsters, swimming lessons remain a traditional summer rite of passage. Pictured is some of the action at the Quitman City Pool morning lessons. more

County, Peoples partner on broadband

Wood County Commissioners approved a resolution between Wood County and Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Peoples) to deploy fiber optic facilities with National Telecommunications and Information … more

Windmill repairs

Gary Sims of Golden put the iconic windmill at the Mineola Nature Preserve back in service Tuesday, replacing the entire upper workings with all-new Aeromotor parts. He will also service the windmill … more

Alba-Golden students can eat for free

Alba-Golden ISD has announced its policy that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

July 14 Deputy Linda Williams was dispatched to a residence on CR 4440 for the theft of a Harley Davidson. According to the complainant, the motorcycle did not run and had been sitting on the … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: July 17, 3:06 p.m., 499 CR 2427, Mineola. Passenger vehicle fire: July 16, 2:43 p.m., Hwy. 37 & CR 2302, Mineola. Forest, woods or wildland fire: July 16, 2:39 p.m., 100 blk … more

Mineola Police Report

July 17 5:55 a.m., assist other agency, Rainbow, attempt to locate juvenile. 10:34 a.m., reckless driver, N. Pacific at city limits, unable to maintain lane, unable to locate. 10:43 a.m., … more

Quitman writer earns prize for best entry in group’s contest

Jean Pamplin presented a $100 check to Jenniffer Hudson Connors, of Quitman, for her winning entry in the Northeast Texas Writers Organization writing contest. A group of readers at Lake Cypress … more

Coalition asks school district to partner for art facility

Nathan Witt of the Flint and Steel Coalition continued making the rounds of public bodies, presenting the group’s primary project, A.R.T. House, to the Mineola school board Monday, July … more

Sheriff gives update, HOT funds OK’d

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) board of directors heard an update on county law enforcement from Sheriff Kelly Cole at last Wednesday’s meeting.   Cole … more
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