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Mineola Police Report

April 20 1:22 a.m., reckless driver, 100 blk E. Broad, high speed pursuit, three adults and three juveniles, juvenile probation and parents contacted. Dustin Blake McKinney, Kaufman, arrested … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Department answered 240 calls for service between April 1-18. The department issued 88 traffic citations, gave 89 traffic warnings, took 13 reports, made one on-site arrest and two … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Motor vehicle collision: April 18, 6:34 p.m., FM 1253 at CR 460; April 19, 11:05 p.m., Broad at Pacific. EMS assist: April 18, 8:18 p.m., E. McDonald; April 18, 8:45 p.m., CR 2540; April 22, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 17 Deputy Nichols, burglary, Hwy. 154; about 10 boats tampered with or had items removed, offense report completed. Sgt. Cox, Cpl. Rapp, disturbance, CR 4490; victim’s … more

Mineola garden club names yard of the month

A.B. and Gail Jennings bought their house at 305 Newsom in Mineola 36 years ago and raised their family. They’ve always loved gardening and liked the fact that their property already had … more

Kiwanis honors

Mineola ISD Police Chief Cody Castleberry was recognized as the Kiwanis Club April Citizen of the Month for his work making all the schools safer. The award was presented by Mineola Superintendent … more

Mineola High School students lending a helping hand

Students from Emily Winters’ Mineola High School ag class volunteered to helped spruce up the Prayer Garden at First Methodist Church in Mineola.  more

New plaza dedicated

Meredith Foundation Chairman Bob Smith, Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford and Mineola Economic Development Corp. Chairman Gordon Tiner team to cut the ribbon at the new 1888 Plaza in downtown Mineola … more

Hwy. 37 turn lane on schedule for 2027

Residents north of Mineola got some good, if not timely news recently in their quest to have the center turn lane of State Hwy. 37 extended north from Walmart. The residents have petitioned the … more

WCEDC working on three goals

Three major goals from its recently-completed strategic plan will be the focus of the Wood County Economic Development Commission. Chairman Tim Keenan outlined the goals at the monthly board … more

State salary grant for rural DAs comes without much guidance

Citing a lack of guidance from the state, Wood County commissioners approved the transfer of funds from the district attorney’s office to the county treasurer Tuesday. The $175,000 grant … more

City council, school board elections Saturday

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 for city council elections in Mineola, Hawkins and Winnsboro and one seat on the Mineola school board. Voting for the two Mineola … more

Rotary hosts blood drive

The Quitman Rotary Club will host its next blood donation drive on Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quitman First United Methodist Church. Carter Blood Care will take the donations, … more

Mineola board honors students, staff members

During its April meeting, the Mineola School Board honored the following students and staff: Students of the month Primary - kindergarten Kinleigh Bell and Emmett Taylor Elementary - … more

County sets hearing for development tax incentive

Wood County commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, May 28 for an economic development tax incentive agreement for the Wood County Economic Development Commission. It is being … more

Music in May to return to gazebo

The city of Mineola brings back its free Music in May concert series for the third year. Performers will appear at the downtown gazebo for each of the five Thursdays in May, beginning Thursday, … more

Three Mineola projects finalized

The Mineola City Council put the final stamp of approval on three major city projects Monday. And two of them came with a small rebate to the city. The final change order for the Park … more

Candlelight vigil Tuesday at Quitman’s Hogg Park

The annual candlelight vigil for child abuse awareness in Wood County will be held Tuesday, April 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman under the pavilion. The event will include … more

CNB hosting burger benefit

City National Bank in Mineola will host a burglar launch fundraiser for Mineola Caring and Sharing on Friday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A burger, chips and cookie will be served for $10. … more

Sales tax receipts rise slightly in April

Overall sales tax collections for Wood County cities were up slightly for the month but remain down slightly for the year. The April report from the state comptroller’s office shows the … more
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