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Lumber storage burns

Mineola Fire Dept. responded to a structure fire at the Blueberry Ridge Farm east of the city on US Hwy. 80. Fire Marshal David Madsen said the structure housed lumber and was a total loss. The owner … more

Nature preserve donation

Mineola Public Works director Kyle McCoy accepts a $500 donation to the Mineola Nature Preserve from Koni Riley with Dance Dimensions, as part of the proceeds from the group’s annual fun run … more

Bears honored

Several former McFarland Bears were on hand for the proclamation of McFarland Bears Athletes Day in Mineola Monday, Nov. 27. From left, Crystal Walton representing Eddie Walton, TaShara Stephens … more

Alba-Golden events planned for Christmas

Alba-Golden school district will host a Winter Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 9   from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the school grounds off US Hwy. 69. The day’s activities are scheduled to … more

Caring & Sharing readies distribution

Around four dozen volunteers, including members of the Mineola High School Key Club, were busy sorting and packing food items for the Mineola Caring & Sharing campaign, which will be distributing … more

Brothers among casualties aboard Arizona

truck the USS Arizona was nearly eight feet long and weighed 1,760 pounds. It was a modified armor-piercing naval shell rigged with a delayed fuse. The bomb was designed to be dropped from about … more

County grand jury issues indictments

The following Wood County Grand Jury indictments were handed down Nov. 27: Jerri Ruth Brassfield, Winnsboro, possession of a controlled substance (PCS) penalty group 1/1-B (PG1-1B) less than one … more

Moore chair of national outdoor group

OHI, the national trade association representing the voice of the outdoor hospitality industry, has announced the results of its board of directors election and its next chair, Joe Moore, a long-time … more

Alba city council terminates employee

The city of Alba is in search of a new water-wastewater operator. The city council voted unanimously Monday to terminate Kenneth Anglin, an employee of the city for almost seven years. The … more

Arboretum hosting holiday open house

Make the holiday extra jolly this season with a visit to the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens’ Christmas open house. The 1869 Stinson House is decked out in its finest festive … more

Preserving historic records expensive process

Wood County commissioners approved a bid of $197,838 on Nov. 28 to continue the process of preserving the county’s records. Kofile in Dallas, which has been assisting the county with … more

Mobile Santa fills gap for youngsters

What started as Pastor Tim Letsch noticing long Christmas lines has slowly but surely turned into a holiday tradition for many East Texas towns.  In 2009, Pastor Tim did a simple thing … more

March primary filing deadline Monday

The filing deadline is Monday for places on the ballot in the March 5 party primaries in Texas. Former District Judge Jeff Fletcher has tossed his name into the hat for state representative in … more

Celtic Christmas comes to East Texas

By BRYNNA WILLIAMSON Citizens walking the streets of downtown Mineola last week would have seen an incredible sight for Mineola, Texas: Santa in a kilt. Those attending … more

Christmas season in Wood County

Christmas celebrations broke out across Wood County over the weekend. Mineola began with events downtown Friday evening, continued with a Celtic festival and the annual parade Saturday and concluded … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Passenger vehicle fire: Nov. 17, 7:15 p.m., 135 NE Loop 564, Mineola. Grass fire: Nov. 17, 4:54 p.m., 4394 S. FM 17, Alba. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Nov. 16, 4:22 a.m., Mineola; Nov. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

November 22 Sgt. Morrison, Deputy Pollard, welfare check; deputies located female lying in ditch highly intoxicated. Dawn Miller arrested for public intoxication, possession of controlled … more

Mineola Police Report

November 25 2:55 a.m., public assist, McWhorter, open 911 call, accidental. 5:22 a.m., assist other agency, N. Pacific, subject may be having stroke, went with EMS. 11:27 a.m., assist … more

Reading and patriotism

Members of the Library Outreach Committee of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution decorated the Mineola Library cabinet to welcome fall and … more

McFarland Bears honored with special day in Mineola

Three McFarland Bears, who starred for the football team at Mineola’s black high school in the 1960s, were honored by the city council Monday. Nov. 27 was proclaimed McFarland Bears … more
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