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Quitman grads walk across the stage

A capacity crowd gathered Friday night at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym to honor 79 Quitman High School graduates.  more

Mineola Class of 22 marches into history

Following words of wisdom from their principal, Mike Sorenson, and their top two graduates, Sunni Ruffin and Jack Heard, the Mineola High School Class of 2022 added 112 names to the list of Yellowjacket alumni in a ceremony Friday at the high school gym, with the basketball scoreboard clock frozen at 20:22. more

Young Eagles take to the skies above Wood County

Even overused words like “awesome” have a place. That singular word was the description of choice among participants of the Young Eagles day on a recent Saturday morning at Wood County Airport. more

Turn out low for state primary runoffs

Less than 9% of registered voters in Wood County returned to the polls last Tuesday for the party primary runoff election. Some 2,838 votes were cast by 32,91 registered voters, with the large majority cast in the Republican primary. more

County pauses to honor the ultimate sacrifice

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wood County veterans held a Memorial Day service at the memorial monument on the courthouse square. more

Program’s first grads recognized in special ceremony

Participants in the first Mineola after-school skateboarding program earned their wings last Tuesday in the form of skateboards and safety equipment in a formal graduation ceremony at the middle school. more

Non-resignation now termination

In another twist to the dismissal of former Assistant District Attorney Joey Fenlaw, District Attorney Angela Albers decided to terminate him after accepting a resignation he claimed he did not give. Wood County commissioners approved the termination at the April 19 meeting. more

Education foundation makes teachers’ day

The Mineola ISD Education Foundation held its annual prize swarm on Friday. The following teacher grants were awarded... more

Mineola May Fiesta returns

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Mineola May Fiesta Day in downtown Mineola Saturday, May 7. more

Chamber honors best of the best

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce provided the venue last Thursday for the city to celebrate together again. It wasn’t a celebration of what the city was once again doing; it was a celebration of what the city has been doing all along. more

Wet-dry vote sought

A tobacco store near Yantis has begun the process of seeking a wet-dry election for Wood County Justice Precinct One.

Red Beard’s Tobacco, just south of Yantis on Hwy. 154, is publishing a public notice in this week’s Monitor advising that a petition is being sought. more

Quitman council grants zoning change for duplexes

Citing a need for more housing opportunities, Quitman aldermen unanimously approved an earlier recommendation by the planning and zoning board to make a zoning change allowing developer J.R. Douglas … more
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