Fun for all ages

The big kids outnumbered the little kids on the mini-train at Iron Horse square in Mineola last Saturday. It looked like they had just as much fun.

Trials resume, defendant sentenced

Thursday, June 17
A Hawkins man was sentenced to 18 months in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after being found guilty at the first jury trial in the 402nd District Court in 15 months. Justin Charles …
The Alba-Golden School Board opened their Monday evening meeting by recognizing the contributions of retiring Curriculum Director Michele Glidewell.

AGISD board recognizes retiring curriculum director

Thursday, June 17
The Alba-Golden Board of Trustees recognized Michele Glidewell at the regular board meeting Monday. Glidewell is entering retirement after 26 years in public education. Altogether, she accumulated …

QDC gets business progress updates

Thursday, June 17
The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) heard updates from Executive Director Rodney Kieke at Monday’s meeting. Kieke had spoken to the landscaping company working on the parking lot on …

County sales tax receipts rise again

Thursday, June 17
Wood County government entities collected more than $750,000 in sales tax revenue for the April reporting period. The report from the state comptroller’s office issued last week shows that …

Cool air coming

Thursday, June 17

Thanks to donations, the Select Theater in Mineola was able to replace its two aging air conditioning units last week. The effort blocked the street in front of the theater as a large crane lifted …

Krodel celebrating his 95th birthday

Thursday, June 17

James Krodel will be celebrating his 95th birthday Friday. Krodel visits daily with his wife, Mary. Mary, 94, recently broke her hip and is rehabilitating at Heritage Healthcare in Quitman. Marine …

Quitman Bulldog Wyatt Hightower is one of many Quitman Bulldogs who hit the weights at 7 a.m. each morning this summer.

Webber comes home, begins rebuilding Quitman HS athletic program

Thursday, June 17

There are those who wondered why Quitman graduate Shane Webber left a great job in a successful athletic program to take over a football program that has been 1-68 over the last seven years. The …

Mineola players, coach compete in FCA contests

Thursday, June 17
Former Mineola football stand-outs (from left) Dawson Elmore, Hunter Wright and Kobe Kendrick stand with FCA Red team head coach and Mineola athletic director Luke Blackwell after the all-star game win June 5 in Tyler.
Mineola was well-represented at the Northeast Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of Champions athletic competitions June 4-5. Athletic Director Luke Blackwell served as head coach for …

Brenda Kay Womack  1949-2021

Wednesday, June 16

Brenda Kay Womack, 71, of Mineola passed away on June 2, 2021 in Tyler. She was born on June 21, 1949 in Dallas to Lonnie and Mable Braden. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Braden …

Lifelong ambition fueled new Quitman hospital CEO

Thursday, June 17
At age 16 while growing up in the Greenville, S.C. area, he already knew he wanted to be involved working with people in some form of the medical profession. The son of a radiologist, 31-year-old …

Wood County EDC sets HOT fund project deadline

Thursday, June 17
The deadline to submit applications for hotel/motel occupancy tax (HOT) fund project proposals is less than two weeks away. Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) will be accepting …

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, June 17
QPL Summer Reading, “Tails and Tales,” is happening during June, and there will be an activity and cartoon show scheduled for each Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. in the library community room. …

Mineola High School Honor Roll

Thursday, June 17

Fourth Quarter All A’s   Freshmen Rylee Adley, Cody Brannan, Jazmin Cruz Caro, Ana De La Garza Escudero, Mariana Delgadillo, Abbie Dobbs, Aiden Gould, Ella Layne, Natalie Mata, …

Commissioners approve getting lots returned to property tax roll

Thursday, June 17

Wood County commissioners approved the sale of six lots at Clear Lakes for $4,311 to Elegment LLC. According to Patrick Woods of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott LLP, these lots have sat …

Church registering for basketball camp

5 days ago

Registration is under way for the annual basketball camp at Holly Brook Baptist Church July 26-28. Part of a sports ministry outreach, the camp is open to children ages 7-12, limited to the first …

KiRo benefit tournament delayed again

Wednesday, June 9

The Mineola Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs have once again postponed their benefit golf tournament. Impending weather pushed the tournament back the first time to June 5. And with Saturday’s …