Candidates line up for place on primary ballot

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Contested races have emerged in Wood County for district judge, district attorney and Prec. 3 constable in the March 3 Republican primary.

Filing deadline is Dec. 9.

Scroggins named QDC board president

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Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) selected longtime board member Martha Scroggins to take over the helm as president of the organization at their Nov. 11 meeting.

MISD board OKs CTE resolution

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Amidst a room full of CTE supporters, the Mineola ISD board of trustees approved a resolution Monday to move forward with planning a regional hub for Career and Technical Education (CTE).

MISD superintendent job draws 45 applicants

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Mineola ISD school board held a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, to review and discuss resumes received for the superintendent position.

The board has received resumes from 45 applicants, exceeding the expectations of 30-40. 

Mineola school board OKs using district fields for youth soccer association 2020 seasons

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The Mineola Soccer Association has a new home.

The Mineola ISD board of trustees unanimously approved a facility use proposal prepared by Shelby Turner, Mineola High School Soccer coach, at the Monday night meeting.

Obituaries
Patricia Ann Rodgers, 1937-2019

Patricia Ann Rodgers, 1937-2019

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Patricia Ann Rodgers, 81 of Mineola, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Longview. She was born on Dec. 10, 1937 in Kimball, Tenn. to the late Edward Morrison and Martha Jane Hudson Morrison. …

Sam P. Hooper, Jr., 1948-2019

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Sam P. Hooper, Jr., Ph.D. lost his life to cancer on Nov. 11, 2019. He was 71. He was born in Nacogdoches and raised throughout Texas, completing his B.A. at Austin College and his doctorate at …

Kelsey Lynn Cowley, 2002-2019

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Funeral services for Kelsey Lynn Cowley, 17, of Alba were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Amazing Grace Fellowship Church, Alba, under direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with …

Robert Richard Spurgeon, 1948-2019

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Services for Robert Richard Spurgeon, 71, of Golden, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, Golden, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of …

Dolores Jean Spaugh Hyde, 1936-2019

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Graveside services for Dolores Jean Spaugh Hyde, 83, of Pasadena, were scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Salem Cemetery. Mrs. Hyde passed away Nov. 17, 2019 in Pasadena. She was …

the week in wood county

Community Thanksgiving meals and services planned

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Meals, services, gatherings, and more are happening this holiday season in Quitman, Yantis, Mineola, and Winnsboro.
what is happening

    • Author to speak
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      Author Ali Master, of Beyond the Golden Door, will be speaking Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Country Bible Church, 1402 N. Pacific in …

    • Chamber plans holiday parade
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      The 2019 Mineola Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Mineola. This years theme is “A Charles …

Multiple organizations step into the gap in fight against hunger in Wood County

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With a large percent of Wood County residents living at or below the poverty level, hunger is an ever-present problem. According to Feeding America, one in five people struggle with hunger in East Texas. During the holiday time, that need seems to intensify. 

Donations sought for state championship rings

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Donations are being accepted at the Mineola ISD administration office to purchase state rings ($250 per ring) for each member of The Sound of the Swarm.

special sections

Mineola Marches, Swarms State

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First Responders
Thursday, November 7

Quitman Homecoming
Wednesday, September 25