Sports

Dance Dimensions does Disney

2 days ago
A team of dancers from Dance Dimensions in Mineola performed at Disney in Florida earlier this month.
A team of dancers from Dance Dimensions in Mineola performed at Disney in Florida earlier this month. After sending in a video, the team was invited to perform in 2020 but had to be postponed due to …
Anna Westberry in action.

Westberry posts a banner year in the circle

Thursday, June 23
There are tons of statistics in the sporting world. For the typical fan, statistics capture the basics – the hits, runs and errors – of a game. There are notable exceptions.  On …

Mineola athletes named for district awards

Thursday, June 16
Mineola’s Spencer Joyner has been named Pitcher of the Year for District 13-3A Baseball. Other all-districts selections include the following: First team selections for Mineola included …

Bulldogs garner district baseball accolades

Thursday, June 16
The Quitman Bulldogs had a pair of athletes make the District 13-3A All-District squad. Senior Mason Reynolds ended his career being honored as the district’s first team catcher while …

Panthers awarded district baseball honors

Thursday, June 16
The following Alba-Golden players have been named to the all-district baseball team: District Most Valuable Player, Chaelton Cook  Pitcher Of The Year, Conner Gibson 1st …

Quitman HS celebrates a year of successes

Thursday, May 19
A successful year of athletics was celebrated by over 250 people at the annual Quitman athletic banquet at Carroll Green Civic Center last Tuesday night. Athletic Director Shane Webber set the …

Local athletes miss out on medals at state track meet

Thursday, May 19
Five student athletes from Quitman, four from Mineola and one from Alba-Golden competed in six events at last week’s state high school track meet in Austin. In the pole vault, …

Cowboy headed to state final

Thursday, May 12
A Quitman cowboy has made his way to the Texas High School Rodeo Association (THSRA) finals in Abilene in June.  Colt Carpenter, a home-school student, will be competing on the state level in …

Rivercrest ousts Panthers in two games

Thursday, May 12
It sounds silly, but just before Rivercrest came to bat in the bottom of the third inning, a buzzard flew in and landed atop the light tower in left field. At that time Alba-Golden held a 3-0 lead in …

Freshman garners two state berths

Thursday, May 12
On March 3, just a short two months ago, Mineola freshman Olivia Hughes ran her first 800-meter race. Thursday Hughes will compete at the Texas track and field championships. That is hard to believe, …

Panthers district champs

Thursday, April 28

Fishing for scholarship

Wednesday, April 20

Jackets edge Bulldogs

Wednesday, April 20

Lady Bulldogs blank Mineola

Wednesday, April 20

Three teams garner district track championships

Wednesday, April 20

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Mural reflects message of unity

2 days ago
“In unity, there is strength.” For generations to come, motorists traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 69 (South Pacific St.) in Mineola will be reminded of that message, emblazoned across the top of a colorful mural – the first major public art of the Wood County Unity Mural Project.

County orders outdoor burning ban

2 days ago
Wood County commissioners voted unanimously to approve an order to prohibit outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days from Tuesday’s date.

Second-chance poles fly Old Glory

2 days ago
“You can get the impression, by what’s in the news every day, that people are not proud of our country, that no one loves our country, and that what our nation stands for is not good. Nothing could be farther from the truth.” Ryan Pool was speaking about how and why he had come to purchase and install used flagpoles in the Mineola area.

A Marine’s perspective on the 4th

2 days ago
July 4 is America’s holiday.

For a Quitman graduate who has made a career of the military, it holds deep meaning, but he’s unsure if that’s the case for everyone.

County appraisal district delays fully funding retirement plan

2 days ago
Plans to fully fund the retirement plan for the Wood County Appraisal District (WCAD) have been put on hold.