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Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Sept. 11, 7:57 a.m., 2919 S FM 17, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Sept. 10, 9:40 a.m., 240 Minwood, Mineola; Sept. 10, 11:56 a.m., 164 Private Road 6645, Mineola; Sept. … more

Precinct Two Constable’s Report

The following activities are reported for August: 33 assigned civil papers in and out of county were served, attempted and/or processed  Served writs of possession  Lake law … more

Mineola Police Report

Sept. 9 4:29 p.m., welfare concern, Molly, party concerned subject is being controlled. Sept. 10 3:26 a.m., alarm, E. Commerce, everything OK. 12:05 p.m., suspicious vehicle, N. Johnson, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

September 8 Deputy Matthew Cooper responded to CR 2697 for an assault. A female stated she was assaulted by her employer’s family member. She stated they had a verbal argument, and the … more

Alba grad earns degree at MSU

Kendra Lee McGahee Harpold of Alba graduated cum laude in August from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls with a bachelor of science in radiologic sciences. more

Commissioners take care of annual items

Wood County commissioners took care of a few annual items at Tuesday morning’s meeting. 

Commissioners approved meeting dates for the upcoming year as well as county holidays, payroll dates, sheriff’s and constable’s fees. more

QISD board OKs AC bids

The cafeteria at Quitman Elementary School will soon be cooler after the school board approved air conditioning at Monday night’s meeting. more

“Country roads, take me home...”

September marks time for a ride about the county. Wood County is a prime “taking a ride in the country” kind of place. more

Commissioners set lower tax rate

At a special session of the Wood County commissioners last week, the property tax rate was adopted for the upcoming year which enables them to meet the new budget adopted. more

Visiting judge says McCampbell can hear Jeff Fletcher’s cases

Visiting Judge Alphonso Charles ruled against a request from former 402nd District Judge Jeff Fletcher to have current Judge Brad McCampbell recused from district court cases involving Fletcher’s clients. The two were involved in a tense, and at times bitter, campaign for district judge in 2020. more

Record hay show auction tops $40K

The Mineola Hay Show has come a long way.

When the bids and add-ons were tabulated last Tuesday night, the show generated more than $40,000 to assist the Mineola High School ag programs. more

Quitman council adopts budget, tax rate

The Quitman City Council approved a tax rate of $0.5411 per $100 valuation last Thursday. The rate consists of maintenance and operations at $0.3900 and interest and sinking of $0.1511 to bring the total to the $0.5411.

The council opened the session with a public hearing to discuss the tax rate, but no citizens were present, and Mayor Randy Dunn ended the hearing. The adoption of the tax rate was approved unanimously. more
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