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Bid awarded to improve S. Stone, Newsom

The second try resulted in bids approved for improvements to Stone and S. Newsom Streets in Mineola. Lennon Construction submitted the low bid of $460,879 to rehab the two streets. The … more

Alba City Council dismisses complaint on police chief

Alba City Council dismissed a citizen complaint against Police Chief Juan Ramirez following a closed session Monday. The council spent 25 minutes with city attorney Leigh Thompson and another 17 … more

QDC delays decision on property cleanup

The Quitman Development Corporation decided Monday night to hold off on reimbursing the City of Quitman for mowing and property cleanup for the property located at 511 N. Winnsboro St., which was … more

Mineola city sign ordinance to be reviewed

The city of Mineola will be reviewing its sign ordinances after Kathy Lehman outlined an issue with mural painted on her building on E. Broad St. The mural was part of the street art festival … more

Child sex abuser gets life

A Wood County jury convicted Justin Blaine Sicard of Winnsboro of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony, on May 9 following a four-day trial. District Judge J. Brad … more

AGISD gets good security report

There were many recognitions at Monday’s Alba-Golden School Board meeting, however, the most important report of the evening was likely   the recent Texas Education Agency Safety and … more

Mineola to study rules for public events

he way the city of Mineola handles the approval of events such as festivals may be changing. Fire Marshal David Madsen briefed the city council last week about discrepancies between the city … more

Runoff election May 28

The runoff election from the party primaries in March is scheduled Tuesday, May 28, with early voting commencing next week, May 20-25. All early voting is being conducted at the county elections … more

Students apply scientific principals

Mineola High School held an annual science fair on Friday. The fair hosted at least 30 booths, all staffed, created, and designed by high schoolers. Much of the necessary equipment to run the … more

Bringing back summer classics

Quitman, Grand Saline, Winnsboro, Lindale, Van – a list of towns in the immediate vicinity that once had a motion picture theater and no longer do. Mineola remains one of the last remaining … more

AGISD board looks closely at teacher pay

Alba-Golden heard a presentation on teacher pay by Zachary Hobbs from the Texas Association of School Boards Thursday night at a special meeting. Hobbs, who has worked with TASB for 10 years and came … more

Property value increases continue, though not as much as recent years

Property values across Wood County continued to rise in 2023, though the rate of increase was much lower than recent years. Preliminary values released by the Wood Couty Appraisal District last … more

Loitering banned in Mineola

Loitering will no longer be allowed in the city of Mineola. The city council approved an ordinance Tuesday, May 7 that would make those guilty of the offense subject to a fine. The … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

EMS assist: May 2, 4:19 a.m., W. Hwy. 80; May 3, 12:37 p.m., N. Pacific; May 3, 9:15 p.m., CR 2332; May 3, 10:13 p.m., CR 2230; May 4, 5:44 p.m., Mimosa; May 4, 7:37 p.m., CR 2918; May 5, 7:01 p.m., … more

Mineola Police Report

May 4 12:03 a.m., terroristic threat, Maxine, subject receiving threats. 1:09 a.m., drug offense, Loop 564 at FM 49, reckless driver, Deborah Michelle Jones arrested. 1:29 a.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

May 1 Deputy Comeaux, terroristic threat, Holly Lake Ranch; caller’s dog went into neighbor’s yard, neighbor threatened to shoot it, caller confronted neighbor who threatened to … more

QISD offering no-cost summer meals

This summer, Quitman ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no cost summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program … more

Wood County Grand Jury hands down indictments

The following indictments were returned by the Wood County Grand Jury April 29: Brandon Shane Albrightson, Winnsboro, injury to a child, third degree felony, Sept. 14, 2023. Kenneth Curtis … more

Mineola ISD hosts event for families

Mineola ISD welcomed more than 200 Spanish-speaking families to their second annual Fiesta event on Friday, May 3. The event was exclusively in Spanish with several community organizations who … more

Loving earns initiation into college honor society

Latricia Loving of Mineola was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society She was initiated at … more
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