County history recorded

4 days ago
We’ve all thought it, or something like it. “I wish I had recorded more of what Grandma used to tell me about.” “I wish I could remember the stories Great-Grandpa …

Mineola School Board approves purchasing used buses

4 days ago
Mineola school trustees voted to purchase four or five used buses from Pflugerville ISD Monday. That district is selling off several buses from 2020 that it no longer needs that were purchased …

East Texas Serenaders tribute planned for marker unveiling

4 days ago
The Mineola Landmark Commission is wrapping up its collection of items to go into the time capsule that will be replaced in the old post office which now houses the Mineola Historical Museum. It …

Sales tax impacting EDC budget

4 days ago
The recent dip in sales tax revenues will be reflected in the proposed Mineola Economic Development Corp. 2024-25 budget. With two months left in the fiscal, sales tax revenue is down slightly …

Mineola looks to tighten belt

4 days ago
A little belt-tightening was in evidence as the Mineola City Council began reviewing the proposed 2024-25 budget Monday. One of the city’s chief revenue sources, sales taxes, won’t …

The between-inning fun included a dizzy kid competition.

The old ballgame returns to East Texas

4 days ago

A recent home-stand opener between the newly-fledged East Texas TimberHogs and the Texarkana Rhinos   started and ended with fireworks. On the first pitch of the night, the lead-off Rhino took a …

MANUEL PASILLAS

Winnsboro pair keeps library humming

4 days ago

The Gilbreath Memorial Library in Winnsboro is just as cute as can be. It has thousands of books, neatly organized in 7- or 8-foot, dark-wood shelves. It has a gorgeous, imaginative …

KATIE DEGOROSTIZA

Quitman runner in Junior Olympics

4 days ago

Some may not be able to pronounce it, but Quitman High School senior Katie DeGorostiza is making a name for herself locally and beyond for her excellence in cross country and track. After coming …

Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Library Notes

4 days ago

Camp We Read has come to a close. It was an awesome summer reading program. We visited the primary and elementary campuses during summer school as well as hosted seven programs in the library. …

Sales taxes decline slightly

4 days ago
A slight downward trend in sales tax collections continued for Wood County cities in the July’s report from state comptroller. The report includes primarily retail sales made by merchants …

Artist Alley dedication Saturday

4 days ago
Art pieces are going up this week in the latest project by Wood County walls and Murals. Artist Alley in Mineola extends two blocks west of Pacific St. in the alley between Broad and Commerce …
obituaries

David Henry Nichols 1949-2024

Thursday, July 11
David Henry Nichols passed away at his home in Mineola on June 25, 2024. He was born on Nov. 2, 1949 in Mineola to Dewey Henry Nichols and Ruth Alma (Neighbors) Nichols. He served his country in …

Wilda Joyce Williams 1940-2024

Thursday, July 11
Wilda Joyce Williams, 84, of Town Creek, Ala. passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024 in Moulton, Ala. A graveside service was held at Concord Cemetery on July 6, 2024.   Mrs. Williams was born …

Francis Mae Copeland Hass 1944-2024

Thursday, July 4
Services for Francis Mae Copeland Hass, 79, of Yantis were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with Bro. James Judd officiating. Interment followed in …

Wood County Grand Jury hands down indictments

Thursday, July 11
The following indictments were handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury in June: June 10 Rickiey Lee McNeail Jr., Hawkins, theft of property less than $2,500 with two or more previous …

Guilty pleas entered in criminal cases

Thursday, July 11
The following guilty pleas were heard recently and sentences assessed in 402nd District Court: June 11 Mac Dewayne Ford, Tyler, sexual assault, second degree felony, 20 years in state …