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QDC OKs funds for chamber

The Quitman Development Corp.(QDC) voted Monday to approve a resolution which will initiate a Business Development and Retention Services Agreement with the Quitman Chamber of Commerce. The … more

Quitman Junior High Honor Roll

3rd Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 6th Grade   Brady Bess, Makayla Griffith, Millie Jordan, Kaleb Pearsall, Jennabella Till 7th Grade Austin Hardin-Letterman, Lola Hayes, Kenna … more

Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

3rd Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Adelyn Adams, Ava Arbter, Lilly Best, Jase Blackwell, Caysen Brooks, Eli Calixto, Kayelee Cobb, Destiny Crawford, Tanner Harris, Kyle Herring, … more

Marchman Garden Club plans programs

The January meeting of the Fennie Marchman Garden Club started the 2024 schedule with a review of upcoming programs and activities.   The club participated in the Sorelle Farms/Bob Wells … more

Reception set for high school art contest

The 10th Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition will be presented by Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) at 200 Market St. from April 6-27. The reception to celebrate the artists will … more

Dance team awarded

Rhythm Elite dance team from Dance Dimensions in Mineola are Power Dance National Champions in the variety category and also placed third in the pom category! They competed on March 9-10 in … more

Wood County fugitive arrested at border

A man wanted for a six-year-old child sex abuse case in Wood County was stopped at the U.S./Mexico border on Monday, April 1 and jailed in Hidalgo County. Emilio Torres Salas, 66, was indicted … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

EMS assist: March 29, 8:54 a.m., E. McDonald; April 1, 8:40 p.m., CR 2249; April 2, 11:26 a.m., CR 2700; April 2, 2:21 p.m., E. US Hwy. 80; April 4, 8:04 a.m., FM 49; April 4, 2:31 p.m., CR 2330. … more

Crash snarls traffic

N. Pacific St. in Mineola had to be shut down for several hours Thursday afternoon, April 4 after a southbound vehicle struck a power pole in the 1700 block, severing it at the base and also pulling … more

Mineola Police Report

March 30 3:39 a.m., disturbance, W. Blair, subject showering in residence uninvited, unable to locate. 9:09 a.m., drug offense, Mimosa, resident with item in room, will be handled by … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

March 27 Sgt. Williams, Cpl. Burdick, Deputy Whisenhunt, warrant service, Private Road 6644. Percy Raspberry arrested for outstanding warrant. Sgt. Morrison, Deputy Williams, Trooper … more

Extension Service schedules forum

The Texas Agrilife Extension Service is conducting its Texas Community Futures Forums in counties throughout Texas. The extension service holds these events every five years to help identify … more

Special Olympics returns in style

After a five-year absence, over 150 athletes from Como-Pickton, Cedar Creek and Upshur and Wood Counties competed for special recognition at a state-sanctioned Special Olympics track and field meet at the Quitman High School track field on Friday, April 5. more

UT Health emergency medical system offers annual report to Wood County commissioners

Wood County commissioners heard the annual report from the UT Health system’s emergency medical service. It included a message from UT’s Scott Berkley that during the cyber attack that … more

Wood County Grand Jury returns indictments against 19

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury on March 25: Bryan John Adams, Hawkins, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, third degree felony, Jan. 28, … more

Real London taxi cab making rounds in Mineola

There is a new ‘smile-maker’ on the streets of Mineola. It is not sidewalk entertainment or musical panhandlers – but a proper English taxi. That term is not used lightly… more

Record teacher grants handed out by Mineola Education Foundation

With much fanfare and hoopla, the Mineola ISD Education Foundation handed out 39 teacher classroom grants totaling almost $83,000 Friday in the halls fo the district’s four campuses. more

Two seeking Ward Three city council position

Only one of the three seats up for election on the Mineola City Council this year is being contested. Crystal Arcand has challenged 2-term incumbent Cassandra Sampson for the Ward Three seat. … more

Residents on Hwy. 37 north of Mineola petitioning for center turning lane

Residents who live north of Mineola are petitioning the Texas Dept. of Transportation to extend the center turn lane along Hwy. 37. more

Property owners given more time to clean up locations in Quitman

Citizens and commissioners came head-to-head at Thursday night’s Quitman Building and Standards Commission meeting. With the tension in the air almost tangible, the board decided after nearly two hours of deliberation... more
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