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Lake County Symphonic Band sets spring concert

Members of the Lake Country Symphonic Band will present their spring concert, “Entry of the Guests” on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Select … more

Mineola VFW post to be awarded Purple Heart designation

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7523 in Mineola will be officially designated as a Purple Heart Post on Saturday, March 30, followed by a celebration at 3 p.m. All veterans, citizens of … more

Rally demonstrates never giving up

There are images in the sporting world which endure. Images which transcend time and evoke in athletes and spectators alike a sense of awe or finality or even joy.   As a community Wood … more

Three hurt in crash

Three women were injured in a two-vehicle traffic crash Friday, March 8 just before 4 p.m. on U.S. Hwy. 80 east of Mineola at County Road 2651. Georgianna Steward of Fate was westbound in a 2018 Kia … more

Man sentenced 35 years for officer assault

A Wood County jury convicted Enrique Raymon Tuner of McKinney of assault causing bodily injury of a police officer on Wednesday, March 6 in 402nd District Court in Quitman. He was sentenced to … more

Resident seeks environmental enforcement

James Hervey of Quitman asked Wood County commissioners to put the sheriff’s department environmental officer back on environmental duties. Hervey, who lives on County Road 2175, spoke … more

TxDOT awards contract for overpass at US 69, FM 779

The Texas Dept. of Transportation has awarded a bid for the construction of an overpass on U.S. Hwy. 69 at FM 779 near Golden. Bids on the long-awaited project were opened on March 5. Five … more

Two races headed to May runoffs

Two precinct races in the Wood County Republican primary will be decided in a runoff scheduled May 28. Randy Dunn and Justin Bowring led the three-way race for the party’s nomination for … more

City briefs businesses on possible eclipse impacts

About the only thing certain about Monday, April 8 is that the skies will grow dark in the early afternoon. Mineola and Wood County are directly in the path of a total solar eclipse with … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Feb. 23, 1:48 p.m., 1777 US Hwy. 80 E. #3, Mineola. Natural vegetation fire, other: March 6, 2:38 a.m., 3250 FM 1254, Mineola. Forest, woods or wildland fire: Feb. 24, 3:44 … more

Mineola Police Report

March 2 1:50 a.m., assist other agency, CR 2320 at Greystone, backup sheriff’s unit. 7:50 a.m., city ordinance violation, W. Broad, noisy vehicle, owner agreed to stop. 8:55 … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

February 28 Investigator Perkins, Sgt. Sepulvado, Deputy McGee, warrant service, CR 4827. Jamie Perkins arrested for outstanding warrant. Sgt. Sepulvado, Deputy Mcgee, warrant service, CR … more

Going, going, gone

The old radio communications tower off East McDonald St. in Mineola came down last Wednesday to make way for a brand new tower that will host all of the City of Mineola and Mineola ISD radio … more

Alba council seeks grant for generators

Alba City Council met in its newly-renovated council chambers Monday. The council approved authorization to seek administrative services for a Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program grant to … more

Pilot Club plans annual benefit mystery dinner

Save the date for the Mineola Pilot Club’s fifth annual mystery dinner and show. This year’s show will be Friday, April 19 at the Mineola Civic Center.   Doors will open at 6 p.m., … more

Annual Meredith grants awarded

The Meredith Foundation of Mineola has announced its 2024 grant awards to 15 organizations. Trustees met on Feb. 19 and awarded $1,180,428 in grants. The organizations receiving funding … more

Quitman council approves change for water tower bid

The Quitman City Council voted Monday morning to approve a contract change order to the 50,000 gallon elevated storage tank painting contract from BRZ Coatings, Inc., of $39,800 for lead … more

County EDC introduces its strategic plan

The strategic plan for the Wood County Economic Development Commission, introduced formally last week, sets lofty goals for improvements across the county. Executive Director Christine Thomas … more

Ballards found a home, educated generations

Just a “stop along the way.” That’s what Delbert and Mary Ballard originally thought about Quitman when they moved there in 1958. Delbert Ballard had accepted a job as a coach and … more

Fish and fun combine for great time at Lake Fork

The Lake Fork Family Fest March 2-3 capped off the four-day Bassmaster tournament at Lake Fork. It was put on by the Pilot Club of Quitman, Wood County Economic Development Corp. and Sabine … more
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