Participants trace the outline for the mural as projected onto the wall.

Art in action

Thursday, June 23

Work got underway Monday on the mural project at  406 S. Pacific St. in Mineola, the first effort of the Wood County Unity Mural Project, by the Flint and Steel Coalition. Young painters will …

Mineola ISD board seeks candidate

Thursday, June 23

Mineola school board will accept letters of interest through noon Monday for the vacant school board seat. The board meets again next Monday night and will consider an appointment to fill the term …

Preserving history

Thursday, June 23

The Wood County Historical Commission has commissioned reprints of the Wood County Democrat’s 120-page centennial edition newspaper from July 1950, from left, commission members Jim Phillips, …

Two Quitman businesses exit

Thursday, June 23

Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) members moved swiftly through a short agenda Monday evening. QDC Executive Director Rodney Kieke reported a pair of businesses has closed their operations in …

Anna Westberry in action.

Westberry posts a banner year in the circle

Thursday, June 23

There are tons of statistics in the sporting world. For the typical fan, statistics capture the basics – the hits, runs and errors – of a game. There are notable exceptions.  On …

You can still fill up at this station – with food

Thursday, June 23
The Sinclair Market at the corner of  TX 11 and TX 37 in Winnsboro.
In the world of building renovations, there are times when it just comes together as if it were meant to be. That pretty much explains the transition of the old Sinclair gas station on the northwest …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 23
First month of summer break is almost over. We’ve had wonderful attendance at our Summer Reading events on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. We’ve made several crafts and completed some …

Mineola ISD projects district to get an A grade from state

Thursday, June 23
Though the state won’t release public school grades until late July or early August, Mineola schools’ internal assessment shows the district will be awarded an A in the state’s A-F …
obituaries

Betty McCormack Finley  1942-2022

Thursday, June 23
Betty McCormack Finley, 80, was welcomed into her heavenly home on June 16, 2022. She was born on June 9, 1942 in Grand Saline to the late Henry Lawerence McCormack and Beulah Young McCormack.  …

Steven Miles McWilliam 1951-2022

Thursday, June 23
Steven Miles McWilliams of Alba went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on June 3, 2022. He was born on Jan. 7, 1951, in Dallas to James Word McWilliams and Serena Anne Miller. He graduated from …

Fireworks time

Thursday, June 9

The city of Mineola is resuming its fundraising efforts for the planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center. The event was canceled in 2019, and the city decided not to solicit funds …

Care for trees in drought to lessen effects of stress

Thursday, June 23
Only mid-way through June and Texas has already seen extreme heat and very little rain this summer, with the trend predicted to continue. The anticipation of drought can bring many thoughts to mind …

Trio jailed in Yantis bank ATM theft

Thursday, June 23
The last of three suspects in the burglary of an automated teller machine at the City National Bank branch in Yantis last September has been arrested near Houston. Two of the suspects have …

New Quitman ISD board members sworn in

Thursday, June 23
Prec. 1 Justice of the Peace Tony Gilbreath swore in recently elected Quitman School Board members Todd Williams and Raymond Peek Monday.  Peek and Williams replaced former members Doug …

Mineola school board works through preliminary budget

Thursday, June 23
Mineola school trustees got a look at preliminary budget figures Monday. Without payroll or tax figures to consider, the expense line is up $463,000, based on submitted campus and department …

UT Tyler recognizes students with good grades for spring

Thursday, June 23
The University of Texas at Tyler announced students who were named to the spring 2022 President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List  To qualify for the President’s Honor Roll, a …
police reports

Mineola Fire Department Report

Thursday, June 23

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Thursday, June 23

Mineola Police Report

Thursday, June 23