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Co-op helps inaugurate new park pavilion

The first community gathering in the newly-reconstructed pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman was held Friday afternoon. Wood County Electric Co-op welcomed more than 275 members. more

Group assisting Quitman families for 44 years

Quitman Christmas Sharing Plus (QCSP) is gearing up for the holiday season, as it has each fall since it was formed in 1980. The all-volunteer board met to begin planning on Sept. 19 and will … more

Iron Horse Rhythm Run 5K winners

The following were top finishers in the annual Iron Horse Rhythm Run by Dance Dimensions Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve. more

Exploring square plots good excuse for drive

Time for an annual county tour. Having already done a circumnavigation of the county, an investigation into the middle of the county and a drive-about Lake Fork, the tour needed a mission. … more

Arboretum planning annual fall plant sale

Plant lovers celebrating autumn can harvest a bounty of blooms when the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens kicks off its annual fall plant sale. more

50 years in the salt mine for Sanders

Billy Eugene Sanders recently celebrated a remarkable milestone at the Morton salt mine in Grand Saline. more

Caring & Sharing at 40

Mineola Caring & Sharing celebrated 40 years of service at the first volunteer meeting of the year last Monday. more

Family continues tradition of helping animal causes

The fourth annual work day and donation event benefiting Animal Protection of East Texas in memory of Jeff Gannon is Sunday, Oct. 8 at the animal shelter off west U.S. Hwy. 80 in Mineola. more

Panthers celebrate homecoming in Alba

Well over a hundred gathered on the Alba square Friday afternoon support the Panthers at the inaugural community homecoming pep rally. more

Perfectly fine art adorns Wood County walls

Seeing any of the creations as they went up throughout the week, one can easily surmise that the citizens of Wood County are getting more than just fine, but in many cases, incredible works of art. more

Hay show support remains strong

When all was said and done, auctioneer Kelly Conley had coaxed $35,925 from bidders at the 57th annual Mineola Hay Show last Tuesday.

When add-ons were totaled, the money raised for the Mineola ag program had topped $40,000. more

Annual meeting set at New Hope

The annual meeting of the New Hope Cemetery Association of Wood County will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct.  1 at the pavilion. more

Car show during festival benefits Caring & Sharing

Among the many highlights of the annual Iron Horse Heritage Festival in Mineola Saturday will be the second annual Caring & Sharing Car Show, put on by Kirk Henson with ETCSO. more

Many factors influence East Texas weather

“To understand weather, you have to understand that the atmosphere is much like a river – with currents and eddies and bank interactions – and then added to it is instability resulting from moisture and temperature.” more

Texas MG owners celebrating centennial in Mineola

The Texas MG Register will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the MG Car Company at their fall gathering in Mineola Oct. 5-8. more

Mineola ready to celebrate all things train

Mineola’s annual celebration of its railroad history, the Iron Horse Heritage Festival, kicks off with entertainment at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown and goes until 4 p.m. more

These grandparents are leading the cheers

Simply stated, the experience of youth sports owes much to the older generation. 

Three local families shared some thoughts about the importance of athletics to their grandchildren and the unique joys of sharing in that experience.  more

Delegation congratulates Mineola

Delegations from the East Texas Amtrak-served communities of Marshall and Longview traveled via Amtrak’s Texas Eagle to Mineola Saturday, Sept. 2 to honor Mineola on the commemoration of the city’s 150th anniversary. more

Wood County Walls hosting first Texas Street Art Festival

The first Texas Street Art Festival is set the week of Sept. 16-23 as part of the newly established Wood County Walls initiative. more

Breakfast to benefit pantry

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola on Saturday, Sept. 9.   The all-you-can-eat breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, … more
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