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Sean of the South performing in Mineola

The Flint and Steel Coalition is hosting an evening of storytelling and music with Sean Dietrich “Sean of the South” for belly laughs and good ole Southern hospitality on Dec. 3. … more

County Grand Jury hands down indictments

The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury on Oct. 30: Bradley Paul Birdwell, Hawkins, theft of property less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions, … more

Downtown Quitman traffic snarled by wide truck loads

Three trucks carrying oversized loads through Quitman last Wednesday, Nov. 1 created quite the traffic mess when they inadvertently traveled due north on Main St. from the courthouse square and were … more

Courthouse tree lighting to kick off holiday season

Quitman will open the holiday season with the community tree lighting event on the courthouse square on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Story time with the elves, music, goodies and … more

Busy weekend welcomes holidays to Mineola

Mineola will kick off the Christmas holidays with a weekend full of events Dec. 1-3. In continuing the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, the city will host a snow hill and snow playing … more

Wood County Arboretum holding annual benefit fall barn sale

Celebrate cooler temperatures this week with a visit to the fall barn sale at the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Quitman. Bargain hunters are invited to shop from 8 a.m. to 1 … more

County vehicle purchases to require horse-trading

Wood County commissioners approved a pickup for the Precinct Three constable’s office, after learning the Chevy Tahoe that was ordered would take more than a year to arrive. It will also … more

Mineola home tour features three eras

The Mineola Landmark Commission will celebrate “150 Years Under the Mistletoe” with its 2023 Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.   … more

Church marks anniversary of 1853 founding

The Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church between Hainesville and Pine Mills celebrates its 170th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 19 with a special service and meal. The church started as Holly Springs Baptist … more

Mineola EDC keeps officers

Mineola Economic Development Corp. will have the same officers and directors for another year. Board members Ellen Brooke, Becky Moore and Gary McKinley volunteered to serve another two-year … more

Art project gains partnership with UT-Tyler students

A partnership between the Flint and Steel Coalition and the Studio Art & Art History Association at the University of Texas at Tyler was announced Friday when the association’s student … more

New officers installed for DAR chapter

After an interesting program on the history of the Caddo Native Americans in Wood County presented by Jim Phillips of the Wood County Historical Commission, two chapter officers were officially … more

Benefit set for Dubbs Saturday

The Mineola community is coming together to give back to one of its own who has given so much to the community for over 35 years. Wanda Dubbs, who has set a high bar for volunteerism, has been … more

Hainesville VFD holding annual stew, auction

The 45th annual Sam White stew and gumbo dinner and auction benefiting the Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. is Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5-9 p.m. at the fire station, 3312 FM 49 on the west side if … more

CampV offers vets a hand up

Great care is taken when retelling stories on this page. The ability to suppress one’s emotion belongs to the profession. Personal emotion is sacrificed in an effort to more accurately portray … more

Award signifies service of highest order

Albert Watts had already served in the United States Army for 18 years and was looking forward to retiring from the service when he found himself in a life-or-death battle in Vietnam. Now 92, he … more

SRA grant helps Alba with water tank painting

The city of Alba got some good news on its planned project to paint the interior of the ground storage tank. The city council learned last month that the project is required by the Texas … more

Car show benefits Blue Santa

A perfect day for a car show Saturday helped raise funds for the Blue Santa program. The event at the Mineola Middle and Primary Schools parking lot drew more than 100 entries of all varieties, plus … more

County plans to honor its veterans

Wood County will acknowledge the contributions of military veterans with a variety of events. Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. The annual Veterans Day parade in Mineola will be Saturday, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

October 25 Cpl. Croney, criminal mischief, CR 3144; during argument with boyfriend, he busted out victim’s vehicle window, wished to pursue charges. Sgt. Morrison, vehicle fire, CR … more
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