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Alba cancels October fall festival

Alba Economic Development Corp. (EDC) reluctantly agreed to cancel the annual fall festival in October. The EDC agreed last week to try to have a larger event at Christmas, including the annual fire department benefit fish fry. more

Shoppers can take advantage of Texas sales tax-free weekend

Texas shoppers can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100... more

Church plans anniversary event

New Hope Baptist Church, established in 1864, will have a 156th anniversary celebration Sunday, Aug. 2 with guest speaker Bro. Fred Morrow and music by John Beck. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and … more

Cause continues, walks pause

Weekly marches in Mineola on Thursday afternoons up N. Pacific St. have concluded, according to organizers. The final march was held last week in protest of racial injustices that have been the focus … more

Child Welfare Board forced to cancel Tips For Tots event

The Wood County Child Welfare and Protection Board has regretfully officially canceled Tips-for-Tots in 2020 held in the past each first Monday in August at AJ’s Fish House at Lake Fork. more

"Y'all vote"

Weekly marches continue on Thursday afternoons in Mineola. Marchers go against the flow of traffic along Hwy. 37.

Nearly a dozen folks had gathered in downtown Mineola before heading north in the sweltering summer heat Thursday. more

Events in Quitman impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more Quitman events.  Due to Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Old Settlers Reunion and activities of the Lake Country Classics Car club have been derailed. more

Cemetery dividing fence coming down Wednesday

Plans to remove the fence that long separated two private Mineola cemeteries were delayed until this Wednesday (July 15).

The work, anticipated to begin last Wednesday, had to be postponed due to wet conditions. more

Divisive past sparks present unity

More than fifty folks gathered Wednesday morning to witness and be part of history in the making.
The fence that once separated Cedar Memorial Gardens from the Black cemetery to the west is being removed. more

Classic films to be screened at Select

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. more

Lake Country Playhouse set to resume events

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. more

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

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. more
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