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Mineola campuses closed to visitors

Mineola ISD Superintendent Cody Mize appealed for cooperation between the school and the families it serves on a number of COVID-19 mitigation measures at a public webinar meeting conducted Sept. 9. Mineola schools remain open, but the campuses are closed to visitation effective Monday, Sept. 13.  more

Pandemic creating challenges in local health care

Calling it a crisis and scary times, UT Health Quitman Hospital CEO Jared Smith again briefed the Mineola City Council last week on the situation during the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, fueled by … more

Community treasure is decade old

Years, and even decades, of hard work and dedication will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Alba Public Library and Museum marks its 10th anniversary. more

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 ago. It achieved national recognition in its heyday in the early 1970s as one of the fastest cars on the planet. 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 superintendent, moderated the session with the board on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and also with community members the following night. 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. 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
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