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Mineola coronation Saturday

A process that began almost five months ago will culminate in the Mineola Sesquicentennial Coronation Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. Admission is free. The Royalty Court … more

40 years of kindness

Small towns need support mechanisms, those organizations which fill real needs among the residents. Some of these organizations have long historical roots. Others come into fruition to fill a passing … more

Quitman keeps fire chief, affirms Attaway

The Quitman City Council voted unanimously to retain Fire Chief Scott Wheeler last Thursday. Wheeler has been the five chief for several years. There were three nominees for the post and they were … more

Abbott dedicated 49 years to education

John Abbott came to Mineola to teach in 1974. He never left, and he never stopped teaching. His “retirements” were the subject of good-natured kidding, because each time, he went … more

Quitman school threat leads to arrest

Last Thursday Quitman ISD Superintendent Chris Mason posted a letter to parents and guardians concerning a possible threat at Quitman High School. Mason stated, “Our staff took immediate … more

Mineola officially the sweetest place in Texas

Pending the expected approval from the Texas House of Representatives, the city of Mineola will become the Sweets Capital of Texas – at least for the next 10 years. A resolution to that … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Camper or recreational vehicle (RV) fire: April 15, 8:35 a.m., 641 CR 2840, Mineola. Grass fire: April 18, 4:50 p.m., FM 49 & Loop 564, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: April 14, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 12 Sgt. Morrison, traffic stop, FM 14; driver Jeremy Kay, 39, arrested for active warrant. Cpl. Cooper, traffic stop, FM 49; driver refused to pull over, fled from deputy. Joshua Grato, … more

Mineola Police Report

April 15 1:49 a.m., unsecured area, E. Commerce, open door. 8:46 a.m., information, 300 Greenville, subject wants to report information of assault. 11:16 a.m., escort, N. Pacific. 11:26 … more

Blood drive set

Quitman Rotary Club will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare on Wednesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. At the Quitman First United Methodist Church, 406 Lane St. Donors will receive a … more

Top Quitman grad already has college degree

Quitman High School senior Joisalyn Tarno has made history in her educational journey. She is the first QHS graduate to also earn an associate degree from Tyler Junior College during her senior year. … more

Mural celebrating the Musgraves family OK’d

The Mineola Landmark Commission has approved a new mural in the downtown historic district to grace the north wall of MPrints Printing and Graphics along Kilpatrick at N. Johnson. The Flint and … more

Varsity hoopsters take part in benefit

There was quite an event at White Oak High School on the day before Easter. A collection of some of the best basketball players in the area came together for a benefit basketball game – an … more

Improvements at train park coming

The Mineola Landmark Commission welcomed new member John Sheeran Thursday and discussed adjustments at the new mini-train depot at Iron Horse Square Park. The train had its first run of the … more

QISD board purchases more ChromeBooks

oard members approved the purchase of 185 more Chromebooks to be dispersed on all three campuses at Monday’s meeting. There will be 125 ChromeBooks at the high school, 35 at the junior high … more

Sales tax receipts continue to rise

Five of six Wood County cities reported higher sales tax income in April than a year ago. Only Winnsboro is lagging behind 2022 tax collections. The April report from the state … more

Proclaiming for children

Members of the Wood County Child Welfare and Protection board receive a proclamation from Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month, from left, Sally Attaway, Susan … more

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting starts Monday in Quitman for four school board and one city council races in Wood County. The Alba-Golden, Mineola, Winnsboro and Yantis boards have contested seats as does the … more

Parking variance granted for planned apartments

A variance in the number of required parking spaces at a planned apartment complex in South Mineola was granted Monday by the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The board unanimously approved the … more

Citizens view paper trail voting system

Over 200 people took advantage of the Wood County elections department offer to test voting equipment. The current equipment can not be used after Sept. 1, 2026, by state law.   The county … more
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