County virus cases rise by nine to 107

Tuesday, July 7
The latest statistics from the Northeast Texas Public Health District on Monday show Wood County has had 107 total cases of COVID-19.

Early voting ends Friday for Tuesday's runoff election

3 days ago
On election day Tuesday, voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the respective voting precinct polling sites.

Delayed runoff Tuesday for sheriff, commissioner

4 days ago

Wood County voters will decide two runoff elections Tuesday, July 14.

The Wood County sheriff’s race and the contest for Prec. 1 commissioner both ended with a runoff after the Republican primary March 3.

Wood County COVID-19 cases pass 100; mask order leads to canceled 4th events

4 days ago

As Wood County cases of COVID-19 neared the 100 mark, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide face mask order on Thursday, July 2.

As a result the city of Mineola canceled its planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center.

Wood County EDC working with fewer hotel-motel occupancy funds to grant

4 days ago

The Wood County Economic Development Commission discussed Hotel Occupancy Tax fund disbursements last Thursday.

Agreement reached to remove fence that separated cemeteries

4 days ago
A historical marker and American flag stand just inside the fence between Cedar Memorial Gardens and the Black cemetery in Mineola, with a cross in the background on the other side. The fence is scheduled to be taken down next week.
A vestige of the segregationist past is coming down in Wood County.
An agreement has been reached to remove the fence that has long separated what has been known as the Mineola Black cemetery from its white counterpart.

Guest Column

4 days ago
Words cannot dull the pain of George Floyd’s family. Like many Black families before them, they find themselves in the spotlight for reasons that every parent, sibling and spouse dreads. While his death has catalyzed a symbolic call to action, he was not a symbol to his loved ones — he was a father, brother and son. I can only pray that they find the “peace that passes understanding.”

County judge says new law, COVID-19 impacting budget

4 days ago

Over the next several months, Wood County commissioners, the county judge, the county auditor, elected officials and department heads will be meeting to discuss the county’s next budget for fiscal year 2020-21, the 2021 budget.

Wood County high school graduates have many opportunities to earn locally-sponsored scholarships.

Communities support grads through many scholarships

4 days ago

In as trying a school year as the county has seen in quite some time, 36% of the combined graduating classes from Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman high schools will benefit from monetary scholarships. The vast majority of those students are recipients of locally-sponsored scholarships.

obituaries

James Curtis Neal, 1957-2020

4 days ago
James Curtis Neal was born in Big Sandy to Carl Neal and Patricia Griffith Pender on Dec. 2, 1957 and was called to his eternal home on June 30, 2020 in Groveton.

Julius Dewayne Gardner, 1982-2020

4 days ago
Julius Dewayne Gardner was born on June 6, 1982. He died June 19, 2020 and services were June 27. He was the second born to Eveline Gardner of Mineola and the late John A. Gardner of Tyler. Julius …

Robert O. Wilson, 1941-2020

4 days ago
Robert O. Wilson, known in life as Bob, Bobby, Dad, Papa and Captain Bob, was born in Jacksonville, Fla. April 9, 1941 and passed peacefully to eternity July 4, 2020. How fitting that he would go to …
events in play

Classic films to be screened at Select

4 days ago

With no new content from studios hitting movie theaters, Lake Country Playhouse and The Historic Select Theater, in conjunction with Jericho Productions in Tyler, will be presenting a full weekend of great films.

Lake Country Playhouse set to resume events

4 days ago

Open auditions for the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” Lake Country Playhouse’s September production, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 13 and 14.

Wednesday, May 27

Company plans to conduct update of Mineola Historical Resources Survey

4 days ago
The City of Mineola is updating the 2009 Mineola Historic Resources Survey that led to the listing of the Mineola Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Census response challenge ends

4 days ago
Mineola, Winnsboro and Quitman lead the way in responses to the 2020 U.S. Census. The challenge issued by County Judge Lucy Hebron ends on Thursday, and the latest from the Census Bureau shows …

Jarvis Christian College announces tuition relief, laptops

4 days ago
Jarvis Christian College’s president and cabinet took a look at the impact that COVID-19 had on people of color and subsequently upon their students.
special sections

Class of 2020

Thursday, May 28

Quitman Chamber Directory
Thursday, March 19

Special holiday section
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mineola Chamber Directory
Friday, December 6, 2019