Nov. 7 election to use paper ballots in county

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The Nov. 7 state constitutional amendment election will be conducted largely with paper ballots in Wood County.

County commissioners voted Friday on an emergency purchase for $311,771 with Hart InterCivic for ballot readers, paper ballots and special voting machines compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mineola ready to celebrate all things train

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Mineola’s annual celebration of its railroad history, the Iron Horse Heritage Festival, kicks off with entertainment at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown and goes until 4 p.m.

Homecoming in Quitman

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Newly-crowned 2023 Quitman homecoming king and queen Mikey Pickering and Hannah Holland after being crowned by the previous queen, Kameran Farnham, and attendant Sawyer Osbourn.
Mikey Pickering and Hannah Holland were crown Quitman's 2023 homecoming king and queen Friday night just before the Bulldogs took on Ore City.

Claudio Picasso paints the west wall of The Works coffee shop drive-thru in Mineola on Monday evening.

Artworks in progress across county

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The walls around your town may be looking brighter these days.

Kelly Conley reprised his role as auctioneer for the Mineola Hay Show Sept. 12.

Hay show support remains strong

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When all was said and done, auctioneer Kelly Conley had coaxed $35,925 from bidders at the 57th annual Mineola Hay Show last Tuesday.

When add-ons were totaled, the money raised for the Mineola ag program had topped $40,000.

Alba-Golden homecoming court

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Members of the Alba-Golden homecoming court include, front from left, junior duchess Alexis Wilmut, ring-bearer River Quintana, freshman duchess Halley Peterson, flower girl Charlotte Hays and sophomore duchess Piper Hallman; middle, nominees for homecoming queen are seniors Erin Langston, Lexi France, Kirsty Jackson-Colegrove and Madelyn Osbern; back row, king nominees are seniors Easton Campbell, Seth Converse, Gavin Parker and Jett Kruse.
Members of the Alba-Golden homecoming court include...

Annual meeting set at New Hope

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The annual meeting of the New Hope Cemetery Association of Wood County will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct.  1 at the pavilion.

Car show during festival benefits Caring & Sharing

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Among the many highlights of the annual Iron Horse Heritage Festival in Mineola Saturday will be the second annual Caring & Sharing Car Show, put on by Kirk Henson with ETCSO.

Texas MG owners celebrating centennial in Mineola

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The Texas MG Register will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the MG Car Company at their fall gathering in Mineola Oct. 5-8.

Democrats award Thompson scholarships

Thursday, September 14
The first awardees of the Dr. Charles Thompson Memorial Scholarship were presented this summer to Sol Torres from Winnsboro High School and Lauren Dickerson from Mineola High School for $500 each.

Quitman board reviews plans for district facilities

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The Quitman ISD school board heard a presentation from Harris-Craig Architects concerning facility planning at Monday’s meeting. The study gave a summary of immediate needs in facility improvements.

Mineola has record school enrollment

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The most recent report showed the district with 1,685 students, up from 1,624 at the end of school last May.

Quitman man charged with intoxication manslaughter

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A Quitman man has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of a Mineola man in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon.

Maxwell Hunter Lee, 25, was released on $100,000 bail Sunday from the Wood County jail.

A recent weather map from NWS Shreveport.

Many factors influence East Texas weather

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“To understand weather, you have to understand that the atmosphere is much like a river – with currents and eddies and bank interactions – and then added to it is instability resulting from moisture and temperature.”


Rev. Michael “Mike” Wayne Cline  1960-2023

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Rev. Michael “Mike” Wayne Cline, a beloved husband, son, brother, father and grandfather, peacefully passed away on Sept. 9, 2023, in Tyler. He was born on Jan. 11, 1960 in El Paso. …

Alba City Council adopts budget and tax rate

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The Alba City Council approved a combined tax rate of $.7753 per $100 valuation at a special meeting Monday to set the tax rate and approve the budget for 2024.     The special meeting …

Mineola council OKs budget, tax rate, rezoning request

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Mineola city council approved a budget for 2023 and the property tax rate to support it Monday. The council set the tax rate at $.5255 per $100 valuation, a drop of about a penny. It includes …

Quitman Library Connections

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and apply for the smartest card around. Library cards are available for those providing proof of residence in Wood County and photo …

Mineola golf club winners

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Winners of the Senior Golf Association championship at the Mineola Golf Club Sept. 11-12: SGA Champion – Chad Hutchins Super Senior Champion – Greg Bartz 1st Flight   …

Lady Bulldogs run to home meet trophy

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Braleigh Wood (center) of Quitman, trailed closely by Raylie Peebles of Mineola, get off to a quick start, eventually finishing first and sixth, respectively.
Quitman girls won their own cross country meet Saturday with a team score of 64.

The Lady Bulldogs had the first two finishers and three in the top 10.

Bulldogs control ball in win over Ore City

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The Quitman offensive line clears a path.
The Quitman Bulldogs gave the homecoming crowd at Bud Moody Stadium plenty to cheer for Friday with a 30-8 victory over the visiting Ore City Rebels.

Alba-Golden perfect season intact at 4-0

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"Panther Jett Kruse moves to shut-down the corner.
The Panthers dominated the first three quarters and frustrated the hosting Wildcats at every juncture. The Panthers were quicker with their first steps, more physical and played through to the whistle.

Caroline Castleberry’s six service aces played a big role in dispatching the Grapeland Sandiettes in straight sets last Tuesday.

Mineola tops Grapeland in three games

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The Mineola Lady Jackets appear to be nearing district form, as they took care of the visiting Grapeland Sandiettes in straight sets last Tuesday.

Lady Panthers, from left, Alexis Wilmut, Kalli Trimble and Lainey Teel will be part of the Alba-Golden attack in upcoming district play.

A-G Lady Panthers fall to Hawkins

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Above all else, volleyball is a sport of timing. There is the split-second timing within each volley as well as the timing of shifts in momentum. To be successful, both must be mastered.

Eddie Guerra and Chris Rossie upend a Bullard running back.

Mineola suffers second half woes

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The Bullard Panthers loosed their offensive firepower on the Mineola Yellowjackets in the second half and went home with a 49-10 win Friday.