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“New” concrete skate park becoming reality for Mineola

Imagine back to when you were a kid. Did you ever have that one project you just dreamed about, a place designed by a kid, for a kid? That’s exactly what Mineola’s Flint and Steel … more

Council reverses course on 1-way school zone

way school zone ordinance near Quitman Elementary School approved by the city council last month was reversed by the council on Thursday. Mayor Randy Dunn explained that the change impacted a … more

Mineola holiday tour of homes Dec. 3

The Mineola Landmark Commission and Junior Historians will host the “150 Years Under the Mistletoe” Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased … more

Donations sought for veterans’ wreaths

Roselawn Cemetery north of Mineola will once again be the site of the placement of Christmas wreaths on the graves of almost 800 veterans buried there. Following a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. … more

Probations revoked in 402nd District Court

Motions to revoke probation were heard for the following on Nov. 15 in 402nd District Court: Marc Baker, Arlington, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, third degree felony, three … more

Cowboys are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey

There are certain key memories associated with youth. For Dallas Cowboy fans of a certain generation, those influences might be the sound of the silver trumpet of Tommy Loy, the voice of Pat … more

County history on display

Wood County Historical Commission Chairman Ulna McWhorter presents historical Civil War mementos to county commissioners at last week’s open house for the Archive and Research Center on the … more

Following Billman’s resignation, county in search for new veterans service officer

Wood County is looking for a new veterans service officer. Christi Billman submitted her resignation effective Nov. 6 after two years of service. County Judge Kevin White said the county is … more

Holiday beer garden plans up in the air

Plans for a beer garden during the Hometown Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown Quitman were approved by the city council Thursday. But it may not happen. The chamber had sought a … more

No more “Quit” for Quitman water tower

The Quitman water tower near Bud Moody Stadium will have a new look when it is repainted, resolving a long-held contention about the word “Quit” facing the football stadium. The … more

A-G foundation hands out first grants

The Alba-Golden Education Foundation held its first prize patrol last Wednesday for teacher classroom grants. The following teachers received these amounts to fund the listed projects. … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Dept. answered 444 calls for service during October. Officers issued 106 citations and 149 warnings. Seven incidents/offenses were reported. One criminal trespass … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Cooking fire, confined to container: Nov. 14, 5:39 p.m., 245 CR 2425, Mineola. Grass fire: Nov. 14, 3:57 p.m., CR 2210, Mineola. Motor vehicle accident with injuries: Nov. 14, 9:38 p.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

November 8 Deputy Whisenhunt, animal welfare concern; deputy observed horse in poor condition, contact made with owner who advised it was very old, advised to have it checked at vet to ensure it … more

Alba-Golden ISD continues perfect state financial rating score for 20 years

For the 20th consecutive year, Alba-Golden ISD achieved the highest possible rating on the annual Financial Integrity Rating for the State of Texas (FIRST). Director of Finance Kaitlynn Hawley … more

Covered pavilion proposed at Mineola train park

A covered pavilion in Iron Horse Square Park is the next phase of improvements to be carried out at Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola. The Mineola Landmark Commission reviewed preliminary plans … more

SRA dedicates new Lake Fork rec area

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) recently held a dedication ceremony to open the Caney Point Recreation Area. The facility is located west of Hwy. 154 in Wood County near Caney Creek … more

Bond debt prevents MISD from perfect score in financial rating

For the first time in at least 20 years, Mineola schools failed to receive a perfect score on the state’s financial accountability rating. Mineola was dunned two points for its ratio of … more

Wood County genealogy society hosts UT-Tyler history professor

Wood County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library, 202 E. Goode St. Dr. James Newsom will be back, and his topic will “The Beginnings of … more

Class of 1960 reunites to swap memories and more

Members of the Mineola High School Class of 1960 gathered for a luncheon at Logan’s Place on Oct. 21. The event was planned by Linda Peacock Rhodes and the gathering “emceed” … more
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