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Mineola Fire Department Report

Controlled burn: March 15, 10:10 a.m., CR 2210. Assist EMS: March 15, 9:32 p.m.,   CR 2320; March 19, 6:29 p.m., 1050 W. Loop 564; March 21, 11:28 p.m., CR 2320; March 22, 8:33 p.m., N. … more

Mineola Police Report

March 23 12:11 a.m., assist other agency, Meredith, EMS. 1:51 a.m., disturbance, N. Newsom, everything OK. 1:17 p.m., escort, S. Pacific at city limits, funeral. 1:42 p.m., public … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

March 20 Deputy Skinner, traffic hazard, FM 17; deputy located several trailers parked on the state right-of-way, trailers towed from property. Cpl. Smith, runaway juvenile; mother advised … more

Arboretum hosts annual plant sale in Quitman

Plant lovers celebrating the return of sunny weather are invited to stop by the upcoming spring sale, organized by the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This much-anticipated event is … more

Utility bill assistance available in county

High utility bills can be a struggle for households. The summer months are coming with an additional burden. East Texas households may qualify for assistance through federal LIHEAP funding. … more

Genealogy society hopes to spur more interest

The descriptions were remarkably similar and each, singularly-powerful. The three people recounted their experiences in visiting their ancestral communities.   For Susan Few it was a trip … more

Quitman One Act Play advances to area

“The Lost Boy” found its way on a path to area finals last week when Quitman’s One Act Play presentation earned second place at bidistrict competition on March 29 at Northeast Texas … more

Eyesore being removed

Demolition commenced last week on the old Towner Apartments on N. Winnsboro St. in Quitman. The location is the subject of a Building and Standards Commission hearing Thursday, though the demolition … more

Water tower features Bulldogs

The Quitman Bulldogs logo graces the newly-repainted water tower near the football stadium.  more

Clouds, rain forecast in solar eclipse path

One thing is guaranteed. The skies will grow dark over Wood County Monday afternoon.

Whether local residents and the predicted thousands who flock here to see the rare total solar eclipse will actually be able to view it is another question. more

Cross illuminates Easter story at Little Mound

A couple of weeks before Easter Sunday, a coincidental meeting in the parking lot of the Little Mound Baptist Church led to some friendly advice. When discussing the upcoming sunrise service, Pastor Michael Phillips had offered, “Be sure to get here a bit early so you can see the illuminated cross.”

That little aside could not prepare one for viewing the illuminated cross for the first time. It is, quite possibly, the most meaningful representation of Easter for miles around.  more

Bassmasters deemed a huge success

There were kudos all around as the Wood County Economic Development Commission reviewed the success of the recent Bassmasters fishing tournament on Lake Fork Feb. 29-March 2. more

Bridge dedication honors Bridges’ service

Quitman Lake Fork Kiwanis Club members celebrated their 28th anniversary by braving some mud on Wednesday, March 27 as they gathered at the future site of Quitman’s Dog Park to dedicate a bridge on the walking path to original club charter member RT Bridges. more

Livestock auction surpasses $300,000

The annual premium auction of winning entries in the Wood County Junior Livestock Show climbed above $300,000 Friday evening at the Quitman school ag barn. more

Alba-Golden Junior-Senior High Honor Roll

A Honor Roll 3rd Nine Weeks   6th grade Tenley Castloo, Avery Haisten, Piper Hartin, Henry Kerry, Joselyn Lyles, Judson Paben, Isabella Reber-Gonzales, Alexander Reynolds 7th … more

Junior livestock show concludes with auction

The sale of champions will conclude the 2024 Wood County Junior Livestock Show this week. The sale starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Quitman ag facility off FM 2088 on the north end of the high … more

Mineola chamber planning for annual fiesta in May

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the annual Fiesta de Mayo (May Fiesta) which celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture in the area from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 in historic … more

Mineola police cite five for egg-throwing

Four juveniles and a 17-year-old identified as being from the Grand Saline area have been issued 15 citations for criminal mischief following a series of egg-throwing incidents in Mineola on Sunday, … more

Two candidates seeking Mineola board position

Two candidates are seeking the unexpired two-year term on the Mineola School Board during the May 4 election. Early voting will be held April 22-30. The last day to register to participate in … more

Alba-Golden film maker state semifinalist

“Stories are kept there…and they need to be told,” commented Alba-Golden High School filmmaker Hunter Whitecotton. He was referring to the production of short films, … more
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