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LeTU honor students

The following students were named to the Spring 2022 President’s List at LeTourneau University in Longview. The President’s List recognizes students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade … more

Guilty pleas heard in criminal cases

The following criminal cases were resolved with guilty pleas in 402nd District Court in Quitman Thursday, June 9: Jodi Leigh Williams, Rowlett, possession of a controlled substance penalty group … more

Student exchange program gains local representative

A Mineola Elementary School teacher has been named the new local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES).  Kayla Henton has taken on the task as the coordinator. … more

Commissioners OK several personnel changes

Wood County commissioners made quick work on a short agenda Tuesday morning.  Commissioners Virgil Holland and Jerry Gaskill were absent, attending a continuing education workshop. Judge Lucy … more

Masat trained at school that became Top Gun

What is it like to fly a high-tech fighter aircraft? Alba resident Ken Masat paused a moment, straightened in his chair and began to explain.  “As you near the speed of sound, there is … more

Sales tax receipts fall for some cities

Sales tax collections in Wood County took a step back for the first time since the initial recovery from the pandemic business restrictions of two years ago. The June report from the state … more

Safety lessons

Children in the Mineola area have received bicycle safety instructions from the Mineola Pilot Club and the Mineola Police Department since 2000. Second graders at Mineola Primary School ride through … more

Community mural project set for week-long effort

The Wood County Unity Mural Project, a program of the Flint and Steel Coalition, gets underway this weekend, with the painting taking place next week, culminating Saturday, June 25. Muralist Luis … more

City memorializes music teacher-entrepreneur

On the first birthday since his passing last August, John DeFoore Jr., the influential Mineola music entrepreneur and teacher, was memorialized with a day in his honor last Wednesday, June 8. He … more

Alba-Golden board fills administrative positions

Alba-Golden School Board President Jason Stovall retained his chair in the reorganization Monday. Stovall will lead the board with the assistance of newly-elected Vice President Dwayne Ellis and … more

Kiwanis Club honors Elston

Richard Elston was named Mineola Kiwanis Citizen of the Month for May. Richard was manager of the Mineola Pizza Hut for many years and during that time helped with fundraisers and donations of pizza … more
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