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Debris removal ongoing

The Texas Department of Transportation is working in numerous counties to remove debris from the state right-of-way left behind from recent storms. This covers the entire Tyler District which … more

Movie night popular at Quitman city pool

Quitman’s community came together on Saturday, June 8 to enjoy “Movie Night at Quitman City Pool.” The pool featured “Jaws,” the 1975 classic shark terror. Adults … more

Ministry offers women hope from addiction

To say that life can be messy is just not strong enough of a statement. People are fallible, and given the wrong decision(s), they can find themselves slowly being destroyed by addiction.   … more

Mineola parks board hosting July 5th event

The Mineola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Board will host a free family event Friday, July 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Mineola Nature Preserve. It will be a fundraiser for the renovations to the … more

Blood drives hosted in county

Two blood drives will be held in Wood County in the coming weeks. The first is Saturday, July 6 at Walmart in Mineola, NE Loop 564 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next is Tuesday, July 16 at UT … more

Sales tax income shows decline

Sales tax collections across Wood County continue to show a slight downward trend from previous years. Bucking that trend are the county’s two smallest cities that collect the tax, Alba … more

Quitman ISD names new assistant principal

The Quitman School Board approved hiring Angie Andrews as the assistant principal for the elementary school Monday. Andrews comes from Fruitvale, where she was the lone principal, according to QISD … more

The boys of summer

The baseball U-6 (T-ball) and baseball (U-14) district tourneys hosted last week at the Mineola Youth Foundation provided plenty of action. Players from the Mineola Mustangs and Mineola Legends carry … more

Music group subject of new historical marker

A couple music-related historical markers are headed for downtown Mineola. The Mineola Landmark Commission has received the marker for the East Texas Serenaders, early pioneers in Texas Swing … more

Historical commission honored

The Texas Historical Commission awarded a 2023 Distinguished Service Award to the Wood County Historical Commission, presented at last week’s Wood County commissioners meeting. This annual … more

Wood County district clerk’s office resumes offering passport services

The Wood County district clerk’s office staff has been designated as Passport Acceptance Agents by the U.S. State Dept. The office began accepting applications Monday and will process … more

Legion facing closure without participation

The message posted on social media was stark. Either show up for the monthly meeting of American Legion Post 296 in Mineola on June 27 to select officers, or the post faces closure. Interim … more

Library children’s story times combine summer fun with learning

Ah, summer at the library. The days of reading challenges, cold air conditioning, and… calf roping? Yes, calf roping – and much more. Wood County’s libraries have gone above … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Assist EMS: June 7, 1:56 p.m., CR 2271; June 8, 1:06 p.m., University; June 8, 7:14 p.m., Autumn Wind Court; June 9, 5:34 p.m., FM 1799; June 11, 9:20 a.m., W. Hwy. 80. Mutual aid: Structure … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

June 5 Deputy Whisenhunt, dog bite, Quitman ER; victim bitten by her dog while attempting to break them up during fight. Due to vaccine records being expired, dog must be quarantined. … more

Mineola Police Report

June 8 6:12 a.m., reckless driver, W. Patten at Hogg, vehicle not stopping, vehicle stopped, subject arrested, Zaqueo Alejo Jr. arrested for evading arrest or detention, reckless driving. … more

County chair speaking to Wood society

Wood County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Speaker will be Ulna McWhorter, chair of the Wood County Historical Commission.  Her topic … more

QDC approves facade grant

The Quitman Development Corporation voted Monday night to approve a façade grant for the Edward Jones building located at 304 N. Main Street. The grant is for $2,943. It will be used to … more

Postal holidays could impact newspaper delivery

The Monitor’s postal delivery schedules for subscribers may be disrupted twice in the coming weeks due to mid-week postal holidays. The Juneteenth national holiday next week falls on … more

Local airman retires

Master Sergeant Samuel T. Clem, Mineola High School Class of 2004, has retired from the United States Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state after serving 20 years as a cyber … more
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