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Mineola Police Report

September 16 5:57 a.m., information, Van Zandt County, information about robberies in Van Zandt County. 8:59 a.m., civil matter, E. McDonald, tree being cut down hit subjects house, civil … more

Quitman chamber returns to offices in Hogg city park

The Quitman chamber of commerce is moving its offices back to its former home in Jim Hogg City Park. The chamber has been located in the economic development office behind city hall for the past … more

Pilot Club sets conference on memory care

The Pilot Club of Quitman is hosting a free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Conference at the First Baptist Church of Quitman (301 Lane St.) on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. until noon.   … more

Lake Fork couple teams to win national title

“Once you love something, it is very hard to give it up,” commented Angie Grobeck. She and her life partner Robert Jones are freshly returned from earning a National Figure Skating championship. more

New Quitman city budget raises police pay

The Quitman City Council approved a $3.9 million budget for 2023-24 last Thursday. It will be supported by a property tax rate of $.5257 per $100 value as well as an 8% increase in water rates. more

Bassmasters tournament returns to Wood County

Wood County commissioners approved the Bassmaster host agreement with the Wood County Economic Development Commission last Tuesday. The event returns to Lake Fork at the new facilities of the Sabine River Authority headquarters in late February 2024. more

Ex-fireman backs away from arson guilty pleas

A former member of the Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. has pleaded guilty to four counts of arson for a series of fires set prior to his arrest in September 2021. more

Utility district employee arrested on $300K theft

The Wood County Sheriff’s Dept. has been investigating a possible theft from the district since June, when it was reported that about $40,000 was missing. more

Man charged in Longview woman’s death

A Longview woman was killed and a Gilmer man was arrested following a single vehicle crash east of Quitman on Monday morning, Sept. 25. According to the Dept. of Public Safety preliminary … more

Co-op Operation Round Up grants top $65,000

The Wood County Electric Charitable Foundation, through donations to Operation Round Up, recently granted $65,573 to seven deserving non-profit organizations. Since its founding six years ago… more

Caring & Sharing at 40

Mineola Caring & Sharing celebrated 40 years of service at the first volunteer meeting of the year last Monday. more

Family continues tradition of helping animal causes

The fourth annual work day and donation event benefiting Animal Protection of East Texas in memory of Jeff Gannon is Sunday, Oct. 8 at the animal shelter off west U.S. Hwy. 80 in Mineola. more

Commissioners set county salary schedules

County employees were given an across-the-board pay increase of six percent. more

Panthers celebrate homecoming in Alba

Well over a hundred gathered on the Alba square Friday afternoon support the Panthers at the inaugural community homecoming pep rally. more

Festival draws a crowd

The annual Iron Horse Heritage Festival found patrons flocking to downtown Mineola once again... more

Perfectly fine art adorns Wood County walls

Seeing any of the creations as they went up throughout the week, one can easily surmise that the citizens of Wood County are getting more than just fine, but in many cases, incredible works of art. more

Burning ban lifted

Wood County Judge Kevin White lifted the outdoor burning ban Tuesday afternoon.

The order, effective Sept. 26, says the Texas Forest Service finds drought conditions have subsided and the County Judge and Fire Marshal agree, so burning may resume. more

Alba-Golden homecoming court

Members of the Alba-Golden homecoming court include... more

Alba City Council adopts budget and tax rate

The Alba City Council approved a combined tax rate of $.7753 per $100 valuation at a special meeting Monday to set the tax rate and approve the budget for 2024.     The special meeting … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Grass fire: Sept. 9, 7:01 p.m., 3130 SE Loop 564, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Sept. 9, 2:37 p.m., 312 W. Blair St., Mineola; Sept. 9, 3:04 p.m., 1220 N. Pacific St., Mineola; Sept. … more
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