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Kiwanis plan chili cookoff

The 13th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook off is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. This will be the second year featuring the First Responders Challenge. more

Mineola council approves spending COVID money

The Mineola City Council approved spending almost $1.2 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Monday.

The city has received half the funds, about $590,000, and has two years to encumber the money approved by Congress for COVID-19 relief. It must be spent within four years. more

Quitman council OK’s project funds

The Quitman City Council approved a Quitman Development Corporation request for $25,000 to go toward Phase One in the efforts of UT Health Quitman to locate a memory care center for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia. more

District attorney, county judge candidates outline campaign issues

A forum featuring Wood County judge and the district attorney candidates was held at the Yantis Community Center last Thursday night. A crowd of 30 people were on hand to hear from the candidates and submit questions to moderator Jim Rogers. more

Campaign fund reports filed for March 1 Republican primary

Campaign finance reports for the primary March 1 have been filed. The first filing deadline was Jan. 18. more

Alba-Golden ISD committee proposes $16 million bond

The Alba-Golden Facilities Improvement Committee recommended a $17 million construction project to the school board Monday.

The board plans to take up the recommendation at the February meeting for a possible bond election in May.

The committee recommended a $16 million bond with $1 million coming from district reserves. more

Funds target innovative Quitman memory care center

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) unanimously approved $50,000 last Wednesday in support of Phase One of an innovative memory care concept project in Quitman. 

The Wood County Central Hospital District matched that grant with $50,000, and the Quitman Economic Development Corporation committed $25,000 which was approved by the Quitman City Council last Thursday.  more

City and school filing underway this week

Filing for city council and school board elections gets underway Wednesday, Jan. 19 and goes until Feb. 18. more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

January 5 Deputy Melissa Pollard was dispatched to Hwy. 37 for an individual experiencing a mental health crisis.  The individual was transported to the hospital for mental … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Grass fire: Jan. 10, 12:23 p.m., 1109 Engle St, Mineola; Jan. 11,3:49 p.m., 589 CR 2359, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Jan. 8, 3:35 p.m., 224 Wigley St., Mineola: Jan. 9, 8:46 a.m., … more

Quitman Police Report

January 1-15 The Quitman Police Department responded to 96 calls for service, issued 23 citations, gave 18 warnings, one criminal trespass warning was issued, and six reports were taken. These … more

Mineola Police Report

January 8 12:06 a.m., unknown offense, 1800 blk N. Pacific, loud music from apartment, asked to turn down, officers advised everything OK. 6:44 a.m., suspicious vehicle, N. Pacific, vehicle … more
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