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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

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

It’s music to their ears

They each came to this area from other regions of Texas and with one stop in between – from Wellington to Granbury to Quitman, and from Grand Prairie to Providence to Mineola. The two ladies, … more

Plenty of star power will be on preserve stage

Headlining artist for Mineola’s Sesquicentennial Sabine Stomp on Saturday is the Old 97’s. more

$150,000 in grants awarded for events from county hotel-motel occupancy taxes

The Wood County Economic Development Commission approved Hotel Occupancy Tax funds to several county events at the Aug. 27 meeting. more

New life for old school

The name carved in stone above the door says Lloyd C.S.D 17, but it is more popularly known as the Coke school. more

Mineola golf course reopens – golf only

It was hardly business as usual for the Mineola Golf Club, but some members of the Senior Golf Association gathered last Thursday morning for their weekly scramble. more

Quitman council plans lower tax rate

Quitman aldermen proposed a new property tax rate for the city and annexed 1.727 acres at 163 County Road 2110 Thursday. more

Mineola, Quitman schools fare well on tests

The latest round of Texas public schools test scores was released last week by the Texas Education Agency.

The results were mostly positive for Mineola and Quitman, while Alba-Golden had a few areas of concern. more

JPs seek pay raise

The Wood County Salary Grievance Committee public hearing this Thursday morning has been postponed until next week.

The salary grievance request is from three Wood County justices of the peace who are seeking a raise. They are seeking to be paid on the same scale as other elected officials in the county. more

Fire destroys golf clubhouse

To some, it was like losing an old friend. more

Free books coming to area children

What had began as a gesture to motivate the students of a rural high school in small-town Tennessee has become one of the most prolific and beneficial educational endeavors ever undertaken. Currently 138 youngsters from Alba-Golden, Quitman and Yantis have joined 2.5 million children in receiving books free-of-charge from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  more

Airport receives unexpected runway funding

The Wood County Airport received some unexpected good news from the recently-completed session of the state legislature.

Airport leaders have long sought to extend the runaway from 4,000 feet to 5,000 in order to accommodate larger corporate aircraft, principally jets whose insurance requires them to use longer runways. more

New museum dedicated to preserving McFarland School memories, legacy

On the 40th anniversary of the McFarland School reunion, a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of Mineola’s Black school was unveiled Friday. more

Historical documents from cornerstone reveal glimpse of Mineola life in 1936

The surprisingly-well preserved contents of a sealed copper box was unveiled Saturday morning at the Mineola’s Historical Museum.

The box was placed in the cornerstone of the building when it was built in 1936 as a brand new U.S. Post Office. more

Reunion will go on despite pavilion

Yes, there will be a Wood County Old Settlers Reunion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman Aug. 3, 4 and 5.

There will be a 122nd Old Settlers Reunion despite an unfinished pavilion at the park. It had been hoped the rebuilding of the pavilion would be complete in time for the reunion, but some of the materials have been back-logged.  more

Missing water supply money investigated

Missing funds have been discovered by a local water supply, possibly as much as $123,000 taken by an employee. more

Rodeo action in Mineola

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