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Hawkins Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

Hawkins Elementary School (HES) is among 300 schools in the nation to receive the Blue Ribbon School designation. more

Health expo draws crowd, blood

Folks learned about their health at Living Young in Quitman last Thurday. Information was available about a range of medical services, hospice and insurance. Prizes were drawn, snacks were … more

Alba plans fall festival Oct. 12

Fall back in time at Alba’s first Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 12. Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family. Contests, live music, kids’ activities, dancing and more are … more

Mineola band hosting marching festival

Mineola Sound of the Swarm, the only band in Texas to hold the State Marching title and the Honor Band title, is gearing up for a very busy October dubbed “Bandtober” by … more

Wood County Arboretum plans fall plant sale

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

Garden Club lays out plans for coming year

Fannie Marchman Garden Club of Mineola opened its 84th year at its September meeting, and members enjoyed a bulb exchange. Programs through December will be a field trip to the Rose Gardens in … more

Many hands made light work

Dozens of folks were on hand to unload  more

Quitman council seeking monthly reports from QDC

In a special meeting Oct. 1, the Quitman City Council approved the $258,205 Quitman Development Corporation budget on a 3-2 vote. more

Commissioners switching meeting days to Tuesdays

Wood County Commissioners held their final Friday meeting Oct. 4. Meetings will now be held on Tuesday’s at 10 a.m. with the next scheduled for Oct. 22. Commissioners approved the Tuesday dates for the next year. more

Community offered opportunity to speak on new superintendent characteristics

The Mineola ISD board of trustees approved a general timeline for the new superintendent search last Tuesday. more

Yard of the month

The Fannie Marchman Garden Club has selected Vicki and Jeff Sandifer of Mineola as the Yard of The Month for October 2019 at the corner of Pamela and Newsom Street. This yard speaks volumes as … more

Fundraiser has goal to make improvements to Mineola Senior Citizen Center facilities

The Mineola Senior Citizen Center, on the corner of McDonald and University Dr., is having a fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11-3 to raise money for building repairs and updates. A lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips and a drink, and delicious cakes and pies will be available for purchase by donation. more
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