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Bagging cash for vets

They Got Your 6 Foundation, a local charity assisting veterans, first responders and their fami- lies with various needs, hosted a benefit cornhole tournament in downtown Mineola Saturday. more

Sprouting peace

A ribbon cutting was held by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve for the new Promise of Peace garden. more

Mineola school board selected best in region

The Mineola ISD school board has been named board of the year by the Region 7 Education Service Center.

The board will be among 20 regional winners to compete for state honors in September. more

Haggerton earns degree at MSU

Jacob Haggerton of Mineola is among more than 4,100 students graduating from Mississippi State University in spring 2023. Haggerton received the bachelor of science from MSU’s College of … more

Most cities see higher sales taxes

Wood County entities showed similar results as recent months from the June report released by the state comptroller’s office last week. Five cities and the county continued to show gains … more

Casper awarded president’s list

Megan Christine Casper earned a 4.0 GPA in the spring 2023 semester, securing a position on Southern Arkansas University’s President’s list. Casper is a senior pre-health biology … more

Diomede makes ACU dean’s list

Madelyn Diomede of Yantis was named to the Abilene Christian University Spring 2023 Dean’s Honor Roll. Diomede is a junior majoring in Information Systems. Diomede was among more than … more

DAR planning old fashioned 4th

The Daughters of the American Revolution will host an old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration at the Jim Hogg Park Honeymoon Cottage in Quitman July 4 from 10 a.m.-noon.   The Elizabeth … more

Trammell takes the helm at Quitman chamber of commerce

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce has tabbed a native to take control of the organization after former Executive Director Christine Thomas took over the reins of the Wood County Economic Development … more

Splash Day celebration

Non-profit offers events for mobility challenged

“Imagine that you are strapped into a chair, unable to move. Then, suddenly, the straps dissolve and not only can you walk around but you can float through the air….” This is … more

Grilling for a good cause

Mike Mason, left, and Ryan James, center, man the grill for the Caring & Sharing hamburger fundraiser Friday, June 9 at the City National Bank in Mineola, with C&S campaign chairman Roy … more

Program marks brick streets centennial

Among the celebrations throughout the year in honor of the city of Mineola’s 150th anniversary is another important milestone. The brick streets of Mineola turn 100 years old this summer, … more

Garden brings a promise of peace and more

What began as an outdoor education outreach in poorer neighborhoods in Dallas has expanded to the Mineola Nature Preserve. Promise of Peace community gardens founder Elisabeth Dry has relocated … more

Mineola ISD employees to pitch in for cost of health insurance plan

Mineola school district employees will have to start pitching in on their health insurance. The school board voted Monday to continue paying the same $408 per month for the basic plan, which … more

Couple expresses concerns about possible return to the Jim Crow era

During the public forum at the last Wood County commissioner’s meeting, several county citizens spoke on paper ballots and becoming a “Constitutional” county. Not all the … more

Storm leaves much of county in the dark

Severe storms rumbled through Wood County and a wide swath of East Texas in the early morning hours Friday, June 16, decimating electricity delivery systems for the Wood County Electric Co-op and … more

Mineola Police Report

June 10 3:35 a.m., suspicious vehicle, S. Pacific, unoccupied. 9:43 a.m., found property, N. Pacific, debit card, returned to owner. 10:46 a.m., disturbance, Rainbow, father and son … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

June 7 Cpl. Cooper, violation of bond condition; victim’s ex-husband came to residence, not allowed due to bond conditions, offense report completed. Deputy Way, traffic stop, Hwy. … more

Commissioners OK plans for federal COVID dollars

Wood County Commissioners approved a pair of agreements for using portions of the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds at last Tuesday’s meeting. Approved were a program contract for … more
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