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Tax abatement guidelines on hold again

A public hearing on adopting guidelines and criteria for granting abatement within a reinvestment zone for commercial and industrial tax abatement in Wood County led to the matter being tabled by county commissioners last week.  more

Alba council OKs easement for coffee shop

Alba City Council approved an easement last week for The Mining Post, a new coffee shop on the downtown square.

The business is constructing a wooden deck in front of the sidewalk that is on the city’s street right-of-way. It is on the same level as the sidewalk. more

Volunteer firemen hosting benefit fish fry

The Coke/Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual fundraising dinner Feb. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fire station on FM 515 and FM 69. more

Rescheduled Kiwanis chili cookoff Saturday

After a two-week weather delay,  the 13th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook Off is rescheduled Saturday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Marine Corps League detachment joining national wreath project

The Marine Corps League detachment in Wood County has begun a new mission and will be hosting the laying of wreaths at the Roselawn Cemetery in Mineola in conjunction with Wreaths Across America and Beaty Funeral Home. more

DAR chapter honors pair with community service awards

The John Hogg, Sr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored two individuals with the DAR Community Service Award.  more

Deadline approaching for city, school elections

With the Friday, Feb. 18 filing deadline approaching, no city council and school board elections are contested in Mineola, Quitman, Alba, Alba-Golden and Yantis.

The election is May 7. more

Early voting underway in party primaries

Early voting in the spring party primaries began Monday in the Wood County elections office in Quitman.

The office has recorded 304 in-person early votes and another 221 votes by mail for the first day. more

Alba sewing group wrapping children in love, quilts

A rainbow of colors adorned the pews of the Alba United Methodist Church last Thursday as Pastor Dee Bryant blessed the multi-color quilts headed, appropriately, to the Rainbow Rooms across Northeast Texas. more

AGISD $17 million plan features classrooms and gym

By unanimous vote, the Alba-Golden School Board called a bond election for $16 million at Monday’s  board meeting. The measure will be voted on at the May 7 election. more

$29.85 million for MISD includes new primary

The Mineola School Board voted unanimously last Thursday night to ask the district’s voters to approve a bond issue for $29,855,000 to build a new school and create a career and technology center.

The election will be held on Saturday, May 7 in conjunction with school board and city council elections. more

Cool day for some fishing

The Mineola Nature Preserve hosted its annual children’s trout fishing event Saturday. more
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