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One last hurrah for Alba builder of world’s fastest car

John Dearmore of Alba will wrap up a 65-year career in racing with a final grand tour this fall. Dearmore will be showing his top fuel dragster that first burst onto the scene more than 50 years … more

MISD initiates process for long-range strategic plan

The Mineola school district kicked off a strategic planning process last week, some of which also doubles as the state-mandated training for the school board. Lloyd Graham, a retired school … more

Iron Horse Festival returns to Mineola

Mineola will once again celebrate its railroad heritage with the Iron Horse Festival Saturday, Sept. 25 in the downtown area. The Mineola Landmark Commission will help kick off the event with its … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

August 25 Deputy McKenzie Chandler was dispatched to Hwy. 69 for a burglary of a vehicle. The window to the vehicle was broken to gain entry. Another report of a burglary of a vehicle came in at … more

Married 71 years

Jay and Mary Ingram of Mineola celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary Sept. 2. They were married in Houston County on Sept. 2, 1950 at the age of 16. (Courtesy photo) more

Mineola residents join national angus association

Scott and Lori Williams of Mineola are new members of the American Angus Association. The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef … more

Guilty pleas heard in 26 Wood County criminal cases

The Wood County district attorney’s office prosecuted 26 criminal cases through guilty pleas in 402nd District Court during August.  Among those sentenced in district court were as … more

New chief deputy named

A longtime law enforcement officer in Wood County has taken over the job as chief deputy for the sheriff’s office. County commissioners approved transferring Lt. Robert Holland to the chief … more

Funds available to aid pine forest restoration

Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Longleaf Pine Implementation Team have funding available for private landowners interested in restoring and enhancing longleaf pine ecosystems on their … more

Stray inspires children’s book with message

Most things in life we choose, on occasion things seem to come to us. 

So it was with Wood County resident Nancy Falster and her passion about the proper care of dogs. more

Mineola EDC approves $200,000 for new hotel

Plans to bring a new hotel to Mineola were advanced by the Mineola Economic Development Corp. last week, with the completion of an incentive package. more

Major League Fishing schedules Lake Fork event

Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced that Lake Fork will be on the schedule for the 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour, which will showcase 80 of the best bass anglers in the world competing in seven regular-season tournaments around the country for millions of dollars. more
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