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Wood County Sheriff’s Report

August 17 Deputies Matthew Cooper and Mike Allison with Sgt. Jeremy Smith responded to the area of CR 2262 in the Mineola area for a disturbance. After checking the apartment complex and … more

Bringing back the Beckham

“It’s a path we followed to get to the Beckham, a path we sometimes didn’t understand, but a path nonetheless,” explained the current owner of the Beckham Hotel, Sarah Butler. … more

County treasurer won’t seek reelection

Wood County Treasurer Becky Burford has announced she will not seek a fourth term in the 2022 election. Burford has served as county treasurer since 2011, after serving in the county auditor’s … more

Generous gift

The Ladies Golf Association (LGA) of the Mineola Golf Club presented a check to the East Texas Food Bank for $2,525 on Aug. 20, proceeds from the annual LGA Couples Tournament held the weekend after … more

VFDs get additional money

Wood County commissioners acted on a lengthy agenda last Tuesday which included several personnel changes. The resignation of Chief Deputy Nikki Wright left the position open until Wood County … more

Strike up the bands

Strike up the bands With the return of Friday night high school football comes the halftime entertainment provided by the marching bands. Above, the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm … more

Chain reaction of kindness

As presenter Cody Hodges described, “It was a day just like any other, except it was April 20, the first warm spring day in 1999 in Colorado. Seventeen-year old Rachel Scott took her lunch and … more

Quitman property tax rate proposed to drop slightly

Quitman city council members approved a proposed property tax rate at last Thursday’s meeting. Prior to the official meeting, a workshop discussing the tax rate was held. The council voted … more

Iron Horse Festival returns

The Mineola Iron Horse Festival is back on the schedule for Saturday, Sept. 25 after being canceled in 2020. The Mineola Chamber of Commerce sponsors the familiar day-long festivities on the … more

Mineola Hay Show on tap Sept. 14

The 56th annual Mineola Hay Show will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the center. Proceeds from the show benefit the … more

Quitman senior center plans open house

September is National Senior Center Month, and Forever Young Activity Center (FYAC) in Quitman is planning an open house on Sept. 10 to invite the community to come and see what they have to offer … more

Three extension offices hosting pesticide conference

Wood, Rains and Van Zandt County extension offices will host the Tri-County Pesticide Conference Friday, Oct. 1 at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Cost is $30, and registration deadline … more
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