Some cases dismissed against former sheriff

Wednesday, January 15
Former Wood County Sheriff James Brown got good news at the end of 2019. On Dec. 31, in the 402nd District Court, visiting Judge Joe Clayton dismissed two felony abuse of official capacity charges …

County EDC gains new board members, director

Wednesday, January 15
Several new members were on hand when the Wood County Economic Development Commission met last Thursday. Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron had previously named Tom Keenan as a new member and as the chairman of the board of directors.

Commissioners approve organizational chart over county judge’s objection

Wednesday, January 15
Over the objection of Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron, Wood County Commissioners voted in solidarity to approve a county organizational chart.  It was 4-1 final vote with Judge Hebron dissenting.

Issues publicized against nursing home dated from 2018 and had been resolved

Wednesday, January 15
Recently, published an article on its website with the headline, “Wood Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; facility failed to protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.” 

Two seeking Precinct One constable nomination in GOP primary March 3

Wednesday, January 15
For the first time in many years, Precinct One Constable Stephen Bowser has an opponent, Wood County Sergeant Billy Hill, in the March 3 Republican primary. After holding the office for 20 years…

John D. Hanson, 1946-2020

Wednesday, January 8
John D. Hanson, 73, of Ben Wheeler, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at his home. He was born on Aug. 17, 1946 in Mineola to the late Thomas Hanson and Mildred Stanford Hanson. He and his wife …

Janet Marilee Myres 1935-2020

Wednesday, January 8
Services celebrating the life of Janet Marilee Myres, 84, of Mineola will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Quitman. Janet was of the Pentecostal Faith …

Tony Lee Patterson 1943-2020

Wednesday, January 8
Funeral services for Tony Lee Patterson, 76, of Quitman will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola. Tony was born on Nov. 12, 1943 in Grand Prairie to Woodrow …

Kenneth “Chip” Howell 1948-2020

Wednesday, January 8
Kenneth “Chip” Howell was born April 4, 1948 in Houston. Much of his childhood and school years were spent in Arlington. Chip served in the US Navy from 1967-1970. Much of his career …

Charlie Bowden 1945-2020

Wednesday, January 8
Charlie Bowden, 74, of Mineola, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in Tyler. He was born on April 20, 1945 in Mineola to the late Ralph Bowden and Emma Thomas Bowden.  He was preceded in …

Kayla Munger (right) signs up at the Quitman Garden Club booth at the Senior Scholarship Night at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Garden club member Jan Whitlock (seated) was on hand to answer questions and sign up students.

Senior scholarship night

Wednesday, January 15

Woody Weimer attended the pastor appreciation lunch. He is Wood County Jail chaplain and involved in Christian Motorcycle ministry.

Honor group pays tribute to pastors

Wednesday, January 15

Some 20 local pastors were honored by members of My Honor, Inc. and the Flora Masonic Lodge in Quitman Friday at noon.

Filing period underway for cities, schools

Wednesday, January 15

Local elections to choose city councils and school board members will be held May 2.

Alba neighborhood has loose dog issue

Wednesday, January 15

Two households in Alba have wracked up more than $4,000 in fines for loose dogs, but that does not seem to have curbed the problem.

Interim Superintendent Hancock passes MISD reins to Cody Mize

Wednesday, January 15

Interim Superintendent Randy Hancock passed the torch to Superintendent Cody Mize at the Monday night Mineola ISD school board meeting.

Hancock said this is the moment he has been looking forward to for about four months.

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