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Artist Alley dedication Saturday

Art pieces are going up this week in the latest project by Wood County walls and Murals. Artist Alley in Mineola extends two blocks west of Pacific St. in the alley between Broad and Commerce … more

Sales taxes decline slightly

A slight downward trend in sales tax collections continued for Wood County cities in the July’s report from state comptroller. The report includes primarily retail sales made by merchants … more

Quitman runner in Junior Olympics

Some may not be able to pronounce it, but Quitman High School senior Katie DeGorostiza is making a name for herself locally and beyond for her excellence in cross country and track. After coming … more

Winnsboro pair keeps library humming

The Gilbreath Memorial Library in Winnsboro is just as cute as can be. It has thousands of books, neatly organized in 7- or 8-foot, dark-wood shelves. It has a gorgeous, imaginative … more

East Texas Serenaders tribute planned for marker unveiling

The Mineola Landmark Commission is wrapping up its collection of items to go into the time capsule that will be replaced in the old post office which now houses the Mineola Historical Museum. It … more

Sales tax impacting EDC budget

The recent dip in sales tax revenues will be reflected in the proposed Mineola Economic Development Corp. 2024-25 budget. With two months left in the fiscal, sales tax revenue is down slightly … more

Mineola looks to tighten belt

A little belt-tightening was in evidence as the Mineola City Council began reviewing the proposed 2024-25 budget Monday. One of the city’s chief revenue sources, sales taxes, won’t … more

Mineola School Board approves purchasing used buses

Mineola school trustees voted to purchase four or five used buses from Pflugerville ISD Monday. That district is selling off several buses from 2020 that it no longer needs that were purchased … more

County history recorded

We’ve all thought it, or something like it. “I wish I had recorded more of what Grandma used to tell me about.” “I wish I could remember the stories Great-Grandpa … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Assist EMS: June 29, CR 455, 6:00 a.m.; July 2, 2:41 a.m., Hart; July 2, 4:52 p.m., N. Pacific; July 3, 6:29 p.m., FM 49; July 5, 11:12 a.m., FM 1799; July 6, 12:31 p.m., FM 1253; July 7, 6:51 p.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

July 3 Deputy Whisenhunt, theft; caller advised sometime during night someone stole   firearm from vehicle, offense report completed. Deputy Pollard, theft, CR 4505; during night … more

Study tracking behaviors shows Lake Fork bass still plentiful

Biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) have completed an innovative study that tracked the movement and behaviors of largemouth bass at Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Fork. … more

Guilty pleas entered in criminal cases

The following guilty pleas were heard recently and sentences assessed in 402nd District Court: June 11 Mac Dewayne Ford, Tyler, sexual assault, second degree felony, 20 years in state … more

Wood County Grand Jury hands down indictments

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury in June: June 10 Rickiey Lee McNeail Jr., Hawkins, theft of property less than $2,500 with two or more previous … more

Alba resident joins association

Jenifer Ingram of Alba is a new member of the American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The association, with more than 22,000 active adult and junior members, is the … more

Coyne named to president’s list

The University of Hartford announces that Kelsey Coyne of Yantis has been named to the President’s List for the spring 2024 semester. To be placed on the President’s List, students … more

Mineola students to receive free meals

All four Mineola ISD school campuses will operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2024-25 school year. … more

County party awards pair of scholarships

Two students from Wood County were awarded the second Wood County Democratic Party’s   Dr. Charles Thompson Memorial Scholarships. Joseph Nguyen from Winnsboro High School and Lila … more

Local Democrats represent at state convention

Eight Wood County residents serving as delegates of the local Democratic Party attended the Texas State Democratic Party Convention in El Paso. They competed aggressively with over 5,000 other … more

Burge presenting program

Wood County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, July 15 at 5 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. The speaker will be Saundra Burge. Her topic will be “The History of Alba.” … more
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