Property values skyrocket

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The value of taxable property in Wood County rose by $400 million or just over 10%, since 2020. Certified property values from the Wood County Appraisal District, announced last week, show the …

Disc golfers compete in sanctioned event

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Disc golfers gave rave reviews to the disc golf course at the Mineola Nature Preserve, which hosted its first sanctioned tournament on Saturday with a full complement of 90 players. It was organized …
Sergeant 1st Class John Wayne Walding, U.S. Army, speaks at the Lake Country Neighbors Veterans Thank You event last week.

Area veterans hear inspiring words from decorated service member

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It is hard to choose which thought from U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class John Wayne Walding contained the most wisdom. His presentation at the Lake Country Neighbors Veterans Thank You last Tuesday was …

Old Settlers Reunion sets three-day event schedule

Thursday, July 15
After a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Old Settlers Reunion returns to Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman Aug. 5, 6 and 7. There have been a few changes to this year’s …

No one fights alone

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The Mineola community rallied for the Blackwell family Saturday with a barbecue, car wash and more at Meredith Memorial Stadium. Six-year-old Jase, son of Mineola High School athletic director Luke …

Radio tower approved for nature preserve site

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The city’s efforts to replace a radio tower that hosts communications for the Mineola Fire Department has taken another turn. The latest plans call for the tower to be located on a section of …

The Alba-Golden Ag-science Project Center is taking shape and is expected to be complete in October.

New Alba-Golden agriscience facility taking shape

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At the core of the new Alba-Golden Schools ag-science project center is a 30’ x 50’ indoor practice arena. It occupies the center of the building and is quite literally, the centerpiece. …

Sales taxes boost MEDC’s bottom line

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As part of the Mineola Economic Development Corp. budget presentation last Thursday, City Manager and EDC Director Mercy Rushing noted the organization should end the year with $861,041 in the …

Kings Lane repairs OK’d

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Faced with two bad streets and money to repair only one, the Mineola City Council voted Monday to complete the repairs started last year on Kings Lane. Public Works Director William Crump said …

Mineola Sound of the Swarm top rated again

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Continuing its trend of excellent musicianship, Mineola Bands earned top spots in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) sponsored by the Association of Texas Small School Bands. The final …

Tips for Tots returning to aid county’s vulnerable children

Thursday, June 24
After a year’s absence due to the pandemic, “Tips for Tots” will return Aug. 2. The major fundraiser for the Wood County Child Protection Board (WCCPB) is alive and well. The …

A.R.T. House youth empowerment project may be funded with federal COVID relief money

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Funding to bring a structure up to code to house the A.R.T. House for the Flint and Steel Coalition gained approval from the Mineola City Council Monday, contingent upon approved use of federal COVID …
obituaries

Gerald Dewayne Taylor 1952-2021

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Gerald Dewayne Taylor, 59, passed away July 22, 2021 at his residence in Alba. He was born in Orange and lived most of his life in the Alba area. Survivors include his father, Gerald Taylor of …

Bingo in the park returning to reunion

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The time-honored tradition of bingo during the Old Settlers Reunion Aug. 5, 6 and 7 coordinated by the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is on the agenda after missing last year when COVID-19 shut down …

Ranch near Quitman to offer unique opportunities for heroes facing obstacles

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Heroes Ranch, North Texas’ newest adaptive trophy hunting and sport fishing ranch, will host a groundbreaking celebration for their soon-to-be-built accessible 6,500-square-foot, …

Sheriff gives update, HOT funds OK’d

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The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) board of directors heard an update on county law enforcement from Sheriff Kelly Cole at last Wednesday’s meeting.   Cole …

Quitman Library Connections

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During the 118th Old Settler’s Reunion, volunteers from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society will be available to assist visitors with family history research at the Quitman Public …

Tax holiday helps with back-to-school

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Shoppers can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items, such as …

Quitman Rotary marking 75th

Thursday, July 15

Rotarians, past and present, will gather at Anconna’s Restaurant in Quitman to celebrate the local club’s 75 years of service to the community, District 5830 and the world at large …

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

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July 14 Deputy Linda Williams was dispatched to a residence on CR 4440 for the theft of a Harley Davidson. According to the complainant, the motorcycle did not run and had been sitting on the …

Mineola Fire Department Report

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Building fire: July 17, 3:06 p.m., 499 CR 2427, Mineola. Passenger vehicle fire: July 16, 2:43 p.m., Hwy. 37 & CR 2302, Mineola. Forest, woods or wildland fire: July 16, 2:39 p.m., 100 blk …