Property owners given more time to clean up locations in Quitman

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Citizens and commissioners came head-to-head at Thursday night’s Quitman Building and Standards Commission meeting. With the tension in the air almost tangible, the board decided after nearly two hours of deliberation...

Quitman woman killed in traffic crash

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A Quitman woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision the morning of Wednesday, April 3 just outside the Quitman city limits on State Hwy. 37 North.

Residents on Hwy. 37 north of Mineola petitioning for center turning lane

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Residents who live north of Mineola are petitioning the Texas Dept. of Transportation to extend the center turn lane along Hwy. 37.


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Onlookers at Swearingen Park on Lake Fork observe the total solar eclipse, as the horizon appears as though the sun were setting in all directions – here, north – despite being midday.
Two predictions surrounding Monday’s total solar eclipse in East Texas largely failed to come true. The clouds were thin to non-existent during the time of totality around 1:40 p.m., and the expected traffic jams did not materialize.

Special Olympics returns in style

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Enthusiastic support for the Wood County Warriors from their "speed squad" was on display for the 25m walk/run.
After a five-year absence, over 150 athletes from Como-Pickton, Cedar Creek and Upshur and Wood Counties competed for special recognition at a state-sanctioned Special Olympics track and field meet at the Quitman High School track field on Friday, April 5.

Record teacher grants handed out by Mineola Education Foundation

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Kelsey Young and Stacy Wedding are excited to receive a $1,500 grant for motor skill development toys for the Mineola Primary School. The Mineola Education Foundation passed out 39 classroom teacher grants on Friday.
With much fanfare and hoopla, the Mineola ISD Education Foundation handed out 39 teacher classroom grants totaling almost $83,000 Friday in the halls fo the district’s four campuses.

Cassandra Sampson (left) and Crystal Arcand seek election the Mineola City Council seat for Ward Three.

Two seeking Ward Three city council position

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Only one of the three seats up for election on the Mineola City Council this year is being contested. Crystal Arcand has challenged 2-term incumbent Cassandra Sampson for the Ward Three seat. …

Mark Anderson and his cab, appropriately named Winston.

Real London taxi cab making rounds in Mineola

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There is a new ‘smile-maker’ on the streets of Mineola. It is not sidewalk entertainment or musical panhandlers – but a proper English taxi. That term is not used lightly…

Crash snarls traffic

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N. Pacific St. in Mineola had to be shut down for several hours Thursday afternoon, April 4 after a southbound vehicle struck a power pole in the 1700 block, severing it at the base and also pulling …

Dance team awarded

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Rhythm Elite dance team from Dance Dimensions in Mineola are Power Dance National Champions in the variety category and also placed third in the pom category! They competed on March 9-10 in …

Reception set for high school art contest

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The 10th Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition will be presented by Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) at 200 Market St. from April 6-27. The reception to celebrate the artists will …

Extension Service schedules forum

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The Texas Agrilife Extension Service is conducting its Texas Community Futures Forums in counties throughout Texas. The extension service holds these events every five years to help identify …


Carolyn “Lynn” Kay Burks-Lee  2001-2024

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Carolyn “Lynn” Kay Burks-Lee died unexpectedly on April 3, 2024. Lynn was born in Greenville on July 30, 2001. She was a beautiful girl, inside and out, from the day she was born …

QDC OKs funds for chamber

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The Quitman Development Corp.(QDC) voted Monday to approve a resolution which will initiate a Business Development and Retention Services Agreement with the Quitman Chamber of Commerce. The …

Quitman Junior High Honor Roll

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3rd Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 6th Grade   Brady Bess, Makayla Griffith, Millie Jordan, Kaleb Pearsall, Jennabella Till 7th Grade Austin Hardin-Letterman, Lola Hayes, Kenna …

Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

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3rd Nine Weeks A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Adelyn Adams, Ava Arbter, Lilly Best, Jase Blackwell, Caysen Brooks, Eli Calixto, Kayelee Cobb, Destiny Crawford, Tanner Harris, Kyle Herring, …

Marchman Garden Club plans programs

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The January meeting of the Fennie Marchman Garden Club started the 2024 schedule with a review of upcoming programs and activities.   The club participated in the Sorelle Farms/Bob Wells …

UT Health emergency medical system offers annual report to Wood County commissioners

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Wood County commissioners heard the annual report from the UT Health system’s emergency medical service. It included a message from UT’s Scott Berkley that during the cyber attack that …

Mineola, Quitman tracksters advance

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Left to right, Makena Quiambao, Zion Olajide, Callie Black and Annabelle Popek show off their newly acquired hardware. Olajide, Black and Quiambao swept the top three spots in the discus. Olajide threw 91 feet, with both of her teammates challenging that throw. Quitman's Popek claimed the fourth spot and an area meet berth.
Wood County schools were well-represented at the District 13-3A Track and Field Championships held last week at Meredith Memorial Stadium. 

Winnsboro captured the varsity boys crown with Quitman in a close second-place finish.

Quitman rallies to defeat Como-Pickton

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Canin Peppers out on a run down between third and home.
The Quitman Bulldogs picked up a non-district baseball win last week beating the Como-Pickton Eagles 13-6. Weston Pence was the winning pitcher, striking out nine batters over seven innings.  …

Errors thwart Mineola in 4-3 loss

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Preston Haskin is thrown out trying to stretch a solid double into a triple early in the Mt Vernon game last Friday.
onality in the scorecard from Mineola’s 4-3 district baseball loss to the Mt. Vernon Tigers last Friday. Every time the Tigers scored, there were errors recorded in the scorebook. In short, …

Teammates William Morris and Otis Lee stride ahead in the 3200m run.

Alba-Golden teams sweep district track meet

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The Alba-Golden Panthers returned from the District 15-2A meet in Cooper with two more varsity track championship trophies. The boys won in an overwhelming manner, scoring in double figures for all …

Alba-Golden’s Adielyn Smith comes off the mound and tosses to Alexis Wilmut at first after fielding a bunt in the win over Detroit.

AG Lady Panthers capture win over Detroit

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The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers continue to put together quality wins early in the second half of district play.   Last Tuesday they dispatched the visiting Detroit Lady Eagles, 8-2, and improved …

Mason Smith winds up to deliver a pitch.

Panthers pounce on Trojans

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The Alba-Golden Panthers defeat the Cumby Trojans 14-3 Friday. After two innings, the scoreboard remained empty. After three, the Panthers trailed by one, 3-2. Mason Smith pitched a …