Burning ban lifted

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Wood County Judge Kevin White lifted the outdoor burning ban Tuesday afternoon.

The order, effective Sept. 26, says the Texas Forest Service finds drought conditions have subsided and the County Judge and Fire Marshal agree, so burning may resume.

Bassmasters tournament returns to Wood County

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Wood County commissioners approved the Bassmaster host agreement with the Wood County Economic Development Commission last Tuesday. The event returns to Lake Fork at the new facilities of the Sabine River Authority headquarters in late February 2024.

Perfectly fine art adorns Wood County walls

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Quitman art students took a bus to the square downtown to learn from muralist Patrick McGregor, who created the art along the west-facing wall of Dani's Sidekick.
Seeing any of the creations as they went up throughout the week, one can easily surmise that the citizens of Wood County are getting more than just fine, but in many cases, incredible works of art.

Utility district employee arrested on $300K theft

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The Wood County Sheriff’s Dept. has been investigating a possible theft from the district since June, when it was reported that about $40,000 was missing.

Ex-fireman backs away from arson guilty pleas

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A former member of the Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. has pleaded guilty to four counts of arson for a series of fires set prior to his arrest in September 2021.

Commissioners set county salary schedules

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County employees were given an across-the-board pay increase of six percent.

Alba-Golden's 2023 homecoming king Easton Campbell and queen Erin Langston pictured shortly after her coronation with attendants River Quintana and Charlotte Hays.

Panthers celebrate homecoming in Alba

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Well over a hundred gathered on the Alba square Friday afternoon support the Panthers at the inaugural community homecoming pep rally.

Robert Jones and Angie Grobeck competing at nationals.

Lake Fork couple teams to win national title

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“Once you love something, it is very hard to give it up,” commented Angie Grobeck. She and her life partner Robert Jones are freshly returned from earning a National Figure Skating championship.

Senior year photo of Jeff Gannon

Family continues tradition of helping animal causes

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The fourth annual work day and donation event benefiting Animal Protection of East Texas in memory of Jeff Gannon is Sunday, Oct. 8 at the animal shelter off west U.S. Hwy. 80 in Mineola.

Corner Column

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Just like every class before it and every class since, the high school Class of 1973 tossed its caps in the air and went forth to change the world.

Did we?

Sam Curry, seated at front right, is the only original director still active with the organization. Pictured are, from left, Joyce Curry, president; Frankie Wilford; Ray Shockey; Bill Ware; Kris Ware; Janell Abbott, director; Beth Shockey, treasurer; Roy Shockey, director and project chair; Linda Fry; Charles Fry; Sandy Burleson; Cindy Dromgoole, director; Marika Vickers; Syntha Pierce, vice president; Wynn Harle, secretary; Wayne Williams; Elaine Tuck and Sam Curry.

Caring & Sharing at 40

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Mineola Caring & Sharing celebrated 40 years of service at the first volunteer meeting of the year last Monday.


Charles Wayne Turner 1935-2023

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Charles Wayne Turner, a proud Texan born in Hainesville, embarked on a life journey from a “country boy” donning overalls to a life full of adventure and purpose. His enduring love story …

Margaret Yvonne “Maggie” Kinsey 1934-2023

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Margaret Yvonne “Maggie” Kinsey was born in Sabetha, Kan. on Sept. 29, 1934 to Harry and Peggy Corwin, and sister Joanne. Her early years of schooling included Roosevelt Elementary, …

New Quitman city budget raises police pay

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The Quitman City Council approved a $3.9 million budget for 2023-24 last Thursday. It will be supported by a property tax rate of $.5257 per $100 value as well as an 8% increase in water rates.

Quitman chamber returns to offices in Hogg city park

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The Quitman chamber of commerce is moving its offices back to its former home in Jim Hogg City Park. The chamber has been located in the economic development office behind city hall for the past …

Pilot Club sets conference on memory care

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The Pilot Club of Quitman is hosting a free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Conference at the First Baptist Church of Quitman (301 Lane St.) on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. until noon.   …

Co-op Operation Round Up grants top $65,000

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The Wood County Electric Charitable Foundation, through donations to Operation Round Up, recently granted $65,573 to seven deserving non-profit organizations. Since its founding six years ago…
district play begins

Unbeaten Alba-Golden Panthers secure fourth win with late push

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Peyton Dickinson slices through the Boles defense for 58 yards and a score, giving the home side a 21-3 lead with 3:35 left in the half. 
The Alba-Golden Panthers out-conditioned the visiting Boles Hornets Friday with three fourth-quarter scores to claim a 39-18 win. The Panthers rolled up 385 yards and seized control in the final quarter.

Lady Panthers get district opening win

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Lainey Teel and Alexis Wilmut defend the net in action against Frankston last Tuesday. Alba-Golden won 30-28, 25-16, 11-25, 28-26.
Call it nerves. The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers overcame a shaky start to take the visiting Boles Lady Hornets in a straight-set win last Friday.

A-G middle schoolers win cross country meet

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Alba-Golden eighth-grade cross country team of, from left, Briana Ringgold, Averi Stevenson, Callie Campbell, Sophia Richardson, Sadie Wright, Jayla Sitar, Peyton Clark, Maddie Moore, Tayla Peterson and Harlow Sauceman won the middle school competition at Lone Oak.
Alba-Golden junior Brandt Peterson placed seventh overall at the Bradon Lynch Memorial Cross Country Meet at Lone Oak High School Saturday.

Wood brings home Sulphur Springs trophy

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Quitman’s Braleigh Wood won the Sulphur Springs Wildcat Invitational cross county meet Friday as the Quitman girls placed third behind Pittsburg and Paris. Wood ran a 12:00.1 for the win. …

Mt. Vernon not too steep for Yellowjackets

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There are many ways to describe the memorable 42-27 whooping which Mineola put on the Mt. Vernon Tigers Friday. Here are two. Three consecutive sacks. The Jackets had taken an 11-point lead …

Jaxon Wilson and Landon Green come to their teammate's aid in tracking down Grand Saline quarterback Jett Taylor.

Grand Saline routs Quitman Bulldogs

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Grand Saline hosted Quitman for homecoming Friday night, with the Indians posting a 39-6 victory for the hometown faithful.

Lady Jacket Jadelyn Marshall’s work at the net helped to secure a straight-set win over Gladewater.

Lady Jackets stop Gladewater in three

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The Mineola Lady Jackets are primed for district volleyball play. There were no signs of fatigue or lack of confidence in last Tuesday’s straight-set win over the visiting Gladewater Lady …

District play begins

Friday, September 22

District play gets underway as Mineola travels to Mt. Vernon, Alba-Golden hosts Boles for homecoming and Quitman travels to Grand Saline. Mt. Vernon opens the scoring for a 7-0 lead but Mineola …