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One new death as active COVID-19 cases fall to 75 with no new cases today

Mineola recorded its fifth death on Aug. 6 from COVID-19, according to the Northeast Texas Public Health District. The county now has 11 deaths, with five each in Mineola and Winnsboro and one in the Alba ZIP code. more

Old line under new road collapses

City of Mineola crews have been monitoring a collapsed sewer line along E. Broad St. (Hwy. 80). The old clay line suffered the collapse over the weekend and will require emergency repairs. more

Country churches keeping the faith serving communities

Tucked away in quiet roads throughout Wood County are a collection of small, non-descript chapels.  Their very presence can be a source of great comfort to many. However, these small community churches too often are mistaken as mere quaint background to the beautiful landscape. Nothing could be further from the truth. more

Alba council sets tax hearing

A public hearing for the proposed city of Alba property tax rate was set Monday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at city hall. more

Mineola Fire Report

Building fire: July 26, 4:53 a.m., 20921 CR 450, Lindale. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: July 23, 10:05 a.m., 108 Bowdoin St., Mineola; July 23, 1:59 p.m., 108 W. Buchanan St., Mineola; July 26, … more

Mineola Police Report

July 23  7:00 p.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of Francis St. in reference to a disturbance. Several of the residents were upset over a trash can being moved and signs being posted on … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, July 22-28

Suspicious Activity: 23 Alarm: 11 Burglary: 3 Theft: 7 Criminal Trespass: 5 Assault: 3 Disturbances/Disputes: 12 Shots Fired: 2 Criminal Mischief: 5 Reckless Driver: … more

QISD child care center benefit for teachers, students

The Quitman ISD enters into a new era for the upcoming school year. The district will begin offering a child care center for QISD teachers and staff. The Bulldog Early Learning Center will kick off its initial year later this month. more

Residents recount stories of family deaths from Spanish flu pandemic 100 years ago

As the nation and the world deal with the continuing fall out from the spread of COVID-19, the viral disease caused by the coronavirus that spread from China in late 2019, some local families are recalling stories passed down from past generations about family members afflicted by the so-called Spanish flu a century ago. more

As county records 10th COVID-19 death, health district provides details

As Wood County recorded its 10th death related to the COVID-19 viral disease Friday, the Northeast Texas Public Health District began releasing details about the victims. more

County schools prepare to reopen amidst pandemic

In the brave new world of COVID-19, Wood County school districts are moving ahead with plans for an on-time reopening of classes starting next week. more

Yantis ISD announces free meals

The Yantis Independent School District announced a change to its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2020-2021 school year.  more
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