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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

Mineola, Quitman post offices add delivery service

Mineola and Quitman have been added to the US Postal Service’s new pilot program offering same or next day package delivery. more

Mineola board OKs lower school tax rate

Mineola school trustees approved a $17.4 million budget and a property tax rate of 96.31 cents per $100 valuation last Tuesday.

The rate is falling more than eight cents thanks to higher property values in the district. more

COVID cases remain high

COVID-19 cases in Wood County and across East Texas continue at high levels.

Yantis schools closed its facilities last Wednesday through Friday in response to an increase in what it termed “COVID cases and other illnesses.” more

Lake Fork man among first Pentagon 9-11 responders

Lake Fork resident Nelson Eaton was on call at Arlington County, Va. Fire Station No. One the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

The first word that it would not be a normal day came with news that an airplane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. When the second plane hit, it became evident this was no accident. more

WCEDC presses case to spend fed relief aid on broadband

How to spend the $8.8 million the county is set to receive from the American Rescue Plan was the topic of a county budget workshop last week. The county has already received $4.4 million of that … more

QDC board gets downtown update

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) heard a report from Executive Director Rodney Kieke last week on activity going on in downtown Quitman.  The building at 107 Lipscomb has been sold … more

Wood County Grand Jury hands down indictments

The Wood County Grand Jury handed down the following indictments Aug. 25. Nathan Harrison Stewart, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sydney Ryane Armendariz, driving while … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Aug. 19, 2:26 p.m., 1450 Bromberg, Mineola; Aug. 21, 1:05 p.m., 805 Ivey St., Mineola; Aug. 22, 6:36 p.m., 23843 CR 460, Mineola. Motor vehicle accident with … more

Mineola Police Report

August 21 10:43 a.m., disturbance, E. Front, subject on train without a ticket making threats, escorted off train, will wait for ride. 2:00 p.m., public assist, Nature Preserve, vehicle broken … more
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