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Police arrest suspect in QISD threat

Quitman police made an arrest Monday evening after Quitman school officials became aware of a threat to the junior high. According to a letter posted by Superintendent Rhonda Turner, school … more

Early voting continues in Yantis ISD election

Early voting continues through Sept. 27 for voters in the Yantis school district. Voting hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Yantis ISD administration office, 105 W. Oak. Voting day … more

Wood County country school days recalled

It started with the ringing of a more than 100-year old school bell by Wood County historian Ulna McWhorter.  The bell was found buried in the ground on McWhorter property. The next two hours … more

QDC board OKs budget

The Quitman Development Corporation approved a new budget to be presented to the city council for approval at the council’s meeting which has been moved to Sept. 22 at City Hall. The QDC budget … more

Mineola says goodbye to beloved ambassador

Mineola bid farewell to one of its biggest supporters last week. Lou Hooks Wagner, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 13. Services were Friday at the First Baptist Church. more

Pickups collide

One person was injured when two pickups collided last Thursday, Sept. 15 about 4:45 p.m. on US Hwy. 69 at County Road 2262 northwest of Mineola. The dark Ford was stopped to turn left onto the county … more

Quitman breaks ground on school ag facility

Quitman ISD Superintendent Rhonda Turner, Assistant Superintendent Christopher Mason and QISD school board President Dr. Jeremy Smith were joined by others as they broke ground for the new … more

Supporter honored

Former longtime Yantis Mayor Jerry Miller tosses out the ceremonial first pitch at last Saturday’s Yantis Volunteer Fire Dept. coed softball tournament at Quitman’s Youth Foundation Park. … more

Former chief deputy’s DWI probation revoked

Former Wood County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Audrey “Nikki” Wright was given 180 days probated for one year after pleading true for violating probation for a driving while intoxicated … more

Former Stage Store to be remodeled for AutoZone

The former Stage Store at 1116 N. Pacific St. in Mineola is the planned location for an AutoZone store. more

Civic center board promotes Bright to manager

Lisa Bright of Mineola has been named the manager of the Mineola Civic Center.

She replaces Nancy Murphy, who is retiring Oct. 14 and moving to Virginia to be closer to family.

Bright has served as assistant director of the center, working with Murphy, since 2017. more

Iron Horse Festival has a little bit of everything

It promises to be a busy weekend as the Iron Horse Heritage Festival sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce returns to downtown Mineola Saturday, along with other related events. more

Baptist church gains approval to demolish former Kitchens home

The First Baptist Church of Mineola has obtained a demolition permit for the vacant home at 303 N. Johnson Street, known as the Kitchens home.

The city Landmark Commission voted 5-2 in favor of the request last Thursday, and the Mineola City Council gave the final approval on Monday on a 6-1 vote. more

Sound of the Swarm

Mineola's own Sound of the Swarm won the 2021 marching band championship, and we were there to document it. more

Class of 2020

Quitman schools lay out plans to combat coronavirus should it come to East Texas

The coronavirus scare was addressed by Quitman ISD superintendent Rhonda Turner at the March 9 board meeting. She said the school is preparing but there is no need to panic. more

Medical school for East Texas to address shortage of providers

East Texas Medical Center Foundation has gifted $80 million, the single largest contribution ever made in the region, to help establish the University of Texas Medical School in Tyler. The school … more

It's Christmas time in Wood County

Quitman and Mineola held Christmas parades through their respective downtowns on Saturday and they were a sight to see. more

Mineola Marches, Swarms State

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