District judge dismisses two Jerry Boone charges

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402nd District Judge Brad McCampbell dismissed cases of aggravated assault against Jerry Wayne Boone last Friday during a full court day of status hearings.

QDC targets downtown sidewalks for improvement

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Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) board members nominated a new board member, and the group discussed projects and initiatives for the upcoming year Monday.

Commission seeks funds for mini-train depot

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This rendering shows plans for a shaded loading and parking area and restrooms for the mini-train at Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola as proposed by the landmark commission.
Improvements to Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola were presented to the Mineola Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Thursday.
Amelia Taylor and Wes Stigen of Gilmer prepare Argentinian meat.

Dutch treat

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The National Dutch Oven Gathering came to Texas last week at the Mineola Civic Center as members from around the country showed off their skills at cooking a variety of foods in a traditional cast iron dutch oven.

Early voting begins Monday for November election

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Early voting in the Nov. 2 general election begins Monday, Oct. 18 at the Wood County elections office in Quitman.

College Board awards Quitman student

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Quitman High School student, Diego Osornio-Rios has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Swarm plays marching host

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Trumpet players for the Mineola High School band lean into their sound.
More than two dozen bands competed at the Mineola Marching Festival held Monday at Meredith Memorial Stadium. The annual event serves as a key fundraiser for the high school band.

Taking tree trimming to new heights

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An Aerial Solutions helicopter takes off from a local pasture to begin the day’s cutting between Mineola and Grand Saline.
Folks in the southwest corner of the county may have seen quite a unique flying machine recently. A helicopter towing a long structure was working at very low altitude. 

TJC honors Mize, fellow superintendents

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TJC superintendents, from left, alumni awards honorees Damenion Miller, Winona ISD superintendent; Stan Surratt, Lindale ISD superintendent; Dr. Donni Cook, Chapel Hill ISD superintendent (retired); J. Cody Mize, Mineola ISD superintendent; Don Dunn, Van ISD superintendent; Lamond Dean, Chapel Hill ISD superintendent; and Dr. Marty L. Crawford, Tyler ISD superintendent. Not pictured: Micah Lewis, Grand Saline superintendent.
The Tyler Junior College Alumni Association honored its 2021 class of award recipients in a glittering event Saturday, Oct. 2, in the new Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center on the TJC main campus.

Fun funds fire dept.

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In addition to the annual fish fry, a cornhole tournament was held in downtown Alba on Saturday to raise funds for the Alba Volunter Fire Dept.

Quitman artist chosen for Marty Zewick prize

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“Texas Dawn” by Spring Parnell
Spring Parnell of Quitman is the winner of the $10,000 Marty Zewick Artist Award. The competition took place recently after more than 100 friends and patrons of late artist Marty Zewick contributed the funds to honor her. 

Patchwork in the park

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Jim Hogg City Park was full of quilts as part of the Stitchin’ Heaven fall festival over the weekend.
Jim Hogg City Park was full of quilts as part of the Stitchin’ Heaven fall festival over the weekend.

Company faces EEOC civil rights complaint

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against SDI of Mineola doing business as Sonic Drive-In to correct unlawful employment practices on the basis of sex and to provide …

events

DA hosting second benefit softball tournament

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More than 100 Wood County first responders will sport a different uniform Saturday, Oct. 16 on the softball diamond to raise money for the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC).  The …

Arboretum fall plant sale ahead

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Cooler temperatures are expected to provide a fitting backdrop for the fundraising event Saturday, Oct. 16 on the grounds of the arboretum, 175 Governor Hogg Pkwy., home of the historic 1869 Stinson House that serves as the cornerstone of the venue.

Pair of trick-or-treat events planned in Quitman

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The Quitman Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for Halloween. The chamber has been a part of organizing the annual downtown Candy Walk on Friday, Oct. 29.

Golden preparing for annual potato festival

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The Golden Sweet Potato Festival returns to its namesake Wood County community Oct. 22-24.

Lake Country car club holding event in Quitman

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The Lake Country Classics Car Club hosts its monthly Classics and Coffee Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8-10:30 a.m. on the square in Quitman.

obituaries

Daniel Lloyd Gambill, 1959-2021

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Daniel Lloyd Gambill, 62, of Quitman ran into the arms of his savior on Oct. 6, 2021 at Lake Quitman. He was born July 18, 1959 in Dallas to Glen and Sarah Bills Gambill.

Richard Lee Waggoner, 1943-2021

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Richard Lee Waggoner, 77 of Edgewood entered the pearly gates Oct. 4, 2021 in Grand Saline following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born Nov. 8, 1943 in Henderson and raised in Mineola.

Pamela Sue Mitchell, 1952-2021

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Pamela Sue Mitchell passed away Aug. 25, 2021 in Longview following declining health issues for years. She was born in Sulphur Springs July 5, 1952.

Daniel Allen “Corky” Sullivan, 1941-2021

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Daniel Allen “Corky” Sullivan, 80, passed away Aug. 20, 2021 of complications of COVID-19.   He was born April 22, 1941 in Corpus Christi.
James Tatum at the piano.

Legendary Mineola jazz musician dies in Detroit

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Those who worked closely with him say Detroit jazz musician and music educator James Tatum touched lives just as majestically as he touched piano keys in concert halls and classrooms throughout the U.S.

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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We’ve decorated for Halloween and the staff has decorated pumpkins based on books or characters in books. Stop by the library (301 N. Pacific) and vote for your favorite or find us on Facebook …

Joint venture acquires Sanderson Farms

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Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, is being acquired for $4.53 billion. The company has real estate and equipment in Wood County valued at more than $35 million, …

Sales tax receipts continue upward climb in county

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With two months left in the year, Wood County governments have collected almost $7 million in sales tax revenue. The October report from the state comptroller’s office shows six cities plus …

Mineola Caring & Sharing schedules next meeting

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Mineola Caring & Sharing Christmas program’s second volunteer meeting of the season will be held Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Committee chairs will present …

Quitman sweeps district cross country

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Lady Bulldogs Katie Degorostiza and Madyson Pence, who finished in first and third place respectively, led the Quitman girls to a district cross country championship.
The Quitman cross country teams scored a clean sweep at the district cross-country meet Saturday at Northeast Texas Community College. The Bulldog and Lady Bulldog teams will next compete on Monday, Oct. 25 at in the regional meet at the Jesse Owens Memorial Athletic Complex in Dallas.

Lady Bulldogs split contests, remain in playoff contention

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Quitman’s Ashley Davis sends a shot back at Harmony during Friday’s district  game.
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs split district games last week, winning at Winona and losing to state-ranked Harmony Friday.

Lady Jackets grab five-game win over Chapel Hill

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Lady Jackets rush to congratulate Kozbie Riley on her match-winning kill shot against Chapel Hill.
During senior night festivities before the match against Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, Mineola Lady Jacket senior Kenleigh Aguirre thanked Mineola for welcoming her to the school, even though she spent …
Cacie Lennon goes for a kill shot for the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers in action against Quinlan Boles Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Lady Panthers bow to Quinlan

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Alba-Golden lost to Quinlan-Boles on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in four games. Boles won the first game 25-23. The Lady Panthers came back to even the match with a 26-24 win...

Taming the Tiger elusive for Mineola

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Julian Ramos nabs the Mt. Vernon quarterback for a loss, a rarity on the evening.
The Mt. Vernon Tigers are playing football at a very high level. They came to Mineola and dissected the Yellowjackets, winning in a dominating fashion 49-7.

Welcome to Friday night

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Keep up with Mineola and Quitman football. Mineola is on the road to Pottsboro while Quitman hosts Grand Saline in key district games for both teams. Pottsboro moves quickly down the field with …

Quitman can’t hit the right notes against Harmony

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Quitman’s Carson Dickens runs for yardage at Harmony last Friday.
The Harmony Eagles scored early and often in a 67-0 win over the Quitman Bulldogs Friday. The Bulldogs drop to 4-3 on the year and 1-2 in district.

Cooper’s speed too much for Panthers

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Alba-Golden’s Jerry Skinner hauled in a tough catch for a score in the closing moments of the first half against Cooper.
Take the fastest two players on the field. Put one at quarterback and the other in the slot. Then run the quarterback option and the jet-sweep over and over and over again. That sums up the Cooper Bulldogs, who came to Alba-Golden and went home with a 52-19 win.