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No quorum for Alba City Council meeting

The Alba City Council was unable to conduct business Monday when it failed to seat a quorum. Council members Tammy Kelbe, Debbie Shaddox and Tim Westervelt were not in attendance, and the … more

Former publisher Estes among inductees

Four new members will be inducted in the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame during the Texas Press Association’s annual conference June 21 in College Station. Among them are former owner of the … more

Hefner named to chair new committee

State Representative Cole Hefner, R-Mount Pleasant, was appointed as chair of the House Select Committee on Securing Texas from Hostile Foreign Organizations Monday. The committee will assess … more

Letter carriers set annual food drive

Saturday, May 11, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. Letter carriers … more

Wood County students earn UT-Tyler degrees

The University of Texas at Tyler recognized spring 2024 degree candidates during Spring 2024 Commencement May 3-4.  Graduates from Wood County are listed by hometown, name, college, degree … more

Mineola Class of 2024 top graduates selected

Yes, Mineola High School 2024 valedictorian Chevelle Smith is named for the popular 1960s model Chevrolet, and yes, she even drives one (a ’67 model). But that’s one of the few areas … more

Monitor wins awards in press contest, co-owner honored by association

The Wood County Monitor won two first place awards in the better newspaper contest of the North and East Texas Press Association. Awards were announced April 27 in Granbury. The association … more

Garden ministry sprouts by area church

The sighting was completely unexpected. Adjacent to the church grounds was a garden. A quick double-check revealed that the garden was unmistakably associated with the church.   There, just … more

Home on Sycamore named yard of month

Amid neatly mowed yards with attractive foundation plantings, Candy Underwood’s home at 708 Sycamore draws the eye with its very contrast to those around it. It has been selected as the … more

County renews promise to help protect children

With inspiring music from the combined choirs of Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro schools, Wood County once again sent the message to stand against child abuse and in support of   crime victims. … more

Mineola celebrates May Fiesta

The May Fiesta, sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce, filled downtown Mineola Saturday with colorful sights and sounds from mariachi bands to revving engines. Among the events were … more

Alliance hosting Mineola baccalaureate

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance will host baccalaureate services for the Mineola High School Class of 2024 on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the gym at the Addie McFarland school, 708 Stone St. … more

Lions planning annual fish fry

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host their 29th Annual Catfish Fry Saturday, May 11 at the Yantis ISD Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m.   Menu includes fresh catfish, red beans, cole slaw, … more

Quitman parks, rec board addresses range of issues

Members of the newly-appointed Quitman Parks and Recreation Board met for the first time Monday, April 29 at City Hall. Mayor Randy Dunn and City Administrator James Attaway were on hand to … more

Forsyth, Sampson among election winners

Municipal elections in Wood County Saturday saw two city council incumbents reelected while a third was defeated. In the only school board race in the county, Tony Forsyth won the two-year … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

EMS assist: April 25, 6:12 a.m., Sycamore; April 27, 3:55 p.m., N. Pacific; May 1, 5:13 p.m., CR 2715. Vehicle fire: April 25, 12:28 p.m., Hwy. 69 at Loop 564. Downed power line: April 26, … more

Mineola Police Report

April 27 3:08 a.m., driving while intoxicated, 700 blk Greenville, followed vehicle, no violations observed. 10:38 a.m., information, E. Commerce, checking damaged fence. 11:13 a.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 24 Cpl. Croney, theft, Hwy. 154; victim had been selling items online, some items were missing, property owner advised he let a male sell them due to being left on the property for so … more

Mineola students win press awards

Two Mineola residents, students at UT Tyler, recently won 17 awards for outstanding journalism. Nathan Witt, the editor-in-chief of the Patriot Talon, UT Tyler’s student-run newspaper, and … more

TJC’s Wind Ensemble records historic firsts

For the past few years, the Tyler Junior College Wind Ensemble has been chasing — and achieving — some ambitious goals. In February 2022, the group became the first community/junior … more
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