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Alba-Golden school district announces food assistance guidelines

Alba-Golden ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines. more

Mineola High School grads can benefit from new UT-Tyler and TJC collaboration

Leaders from Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler signed an agreement Monday to create the TJC & UT Tyler Promise Transfer Scholarship. It will benefit Mineola High School graduates and students from other area school districts. more

East Texas welcomes first medical school

The very first class of medical students in East Texas has begun its journey at the University of Texas at Tyler.

A White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2027 was held at the Tyler campus recently, and the university announced that 95% of the students in the inaugural class are from East Texas. more

Walkers enjoying civic center grounds

According to the temperature sign on Hwy. 69, it was 76 degrees just before 7 a.m. last Friday. The perfect temperature for a walk. more

MEDC buying land for industrial use

With all the space filled in Mineola’s industrial park in the southeast section of the city, the Mineola Economic Development Corp. plans to purchase more land.

The MEDC board approved buying 6.736 acres on the north side of Northeast Loop 564 Thursday for $275,000. more

Benefiting Mineola for 65 years

It has been a year of celebrating milestones for the city of Mineola, which turned 150 years old this year.

Among those key dates recently discovered was the Meredith Foundation, which turned 65 years old on July 19. more

Economic study gives commission planning tool

A report detailing economic forces in Wood County paid for by the Wood County Economic Development Commission is available to the public online.

The study was sought by the WCEDC in an effort to give a thorough analysis of economic forces, trends and conditions in Wood County. The cost to the WCEDC was $18,200. The lengthy report was done to serve as a tool for economic development decision-makers in the county. more

Mineola opts to suspend brush pickup to assist with additional street paving

City of Mineola residents will not have brush picked up during July and August beginning next year. more

Alba officer jailed, suspended without pay

An Alba police sergeant has been suspended without pay after he was jailed in Hopkins County on six charges July 18.

David Reed Tipps had bonds set totaling $650,000 following an incident involving his wife, Jessica Beth Tipps, who was also later jailed. more

Mineola civic center having an estate sale

The Mineola Civic Center is hosting an estate sale Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of its continuing efforts to upgrade facilities. more

Quitman ISD School Board approves copiers, hears new shop building nearing completion

Quitman ISD school board members quickly disposed of their agenda Monday night. The board approved Xerox for district-wide copiers for the upcoming year and approved revisions to the Employee … more

Sales tax income sees rare decline

Monthly sales tax income in Wood County fell behind as July receipts totaled $752,591 compared to $773,239 last July. The income remains slightly ahead of 2022 for the year after seven months, … more

Southside church hosting health fair and fish fry

The Southside Church of Christ in Mineola will host a health fair Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 527 Read St. Patrons can get checked for blood pressure, diabetes and … more

Fifth Sunday gospel singing

Fifth Sunday singing will be held Sunday, July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pilgrim’s Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, 205 CR 2376 in Golden. All are welcome. more

Mineola bank to host community blood drive

Origin Bank in Mineola will host a community blood drive Friday, Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Carter Bloodmobile will be set up in the parking lot at 1825 N. Pacific St. Those who … more

Mineola Kiwanis plan to distribute school supplies

School supplies will be available Saturday, July 29 at the Mineola Kiwanis Back to School event. Students in pre-K through 5th grades from Mineola and Alba-Golden, who are in need of supplies, are … more

Reunion will go on using pavilion slab

The 122nd Old Settlers Reunion will spring to life this year on Aug. 3, 4 and 5 in Quitman. Although the rebuilding of the pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park has not been completed, Old Settlers … more

Peoples begins project to expand internet service to unserved rural areas of county

Extending broadband internet services to unserved areas of Wood County is underway thanks to a $2.5 million project that Wood County commissioners funded from the county’s share of the American … more

Proposed tax breaks impact ISD budgets

While the Texas legislature’s proposal to lower school property taxes promises to benefit homeowners, the way it will be done could become a nightmare for taxing entities, especially school … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Dept. answered 140 calls for service between July 1-16. The department issued 55 traffic citations, gave 47 traffic warnings and took 10 reports. Officers made five warrant arrests … more
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