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Christmas season in Wood County

Christmas celebrations broke out across Wood County over the weekend. more

McFarland Bears honored with special day in Mineola

Three McFarland Bears, who starred for the football team at Mineola’s black high school in the 1960s, were honored by the city council Monday. Nov. 27 was proclaimed McFarland Bears … more

Alba-Golden sets winter extravaganza

Alba-Golden school district will host a Winter Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 9   from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the school grounds off US Hwy. 69. The day’s activities are scheduled to … more

Forever Young Activity Center hosting Christmas tour of homes

The Christmas Magic home tour sponsored by the Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 featuring five homes in the Lake Lydia area. Tickets are $15 and may be … more

Mineola Caring & Sharing prepares for distribution day

The 2023 Mineola Caring & Sharing Food Distribution Project has been in full swing for several months and it is time to pull all the many efforts together and prepare for Distribution Day on … more

Quitman celebrating a hometown Christmas

Hometown Christmas will be celebrated in Quitman Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon-8 p.m. with children’s activities, food trucks, vendors, the parade at 5 p.m., live music, bounce houses an ice … more

Busy weekend kicks off Mineola holidays

Mineola celebrates the Christmas holidays with a weekend full of events Dec. 1-3. In continuing the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, the city will host a snow hill and snow playing … more

Pilot Club honors students’ veteran works

One of the longest running projects for the Pilot Club of Mineola is their veteran’s dinner and patriotic contest. Veterans attending the dinner were honored by President Diane Holmes. … more

Skate park ready

The Mineola Community Skate Park received a huge upgrade during Thanksgiving week as the first phase of the new concrete ramps was laid. By Thanksgiving Day some of the new features were open for … more

Tree lighting to kick off Quitman holiday season

Quitman will open the holiday season with the community tree lighting event on the courthouse square on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Story time with the elves, music, goodies and … more

Giving Trees set up for C&S toy drive

Giving Trees have been placed for the Mineola   Caring & Sharing community toy drive, now in its 25th year. Ornaments on the trees have the gender and age (up to 12) of the child. … more

Marine Corps League honors Gold Star families

The Wood Cunty detachment's annual ball celebrating the Marine Corps anniversary paid special tribute to local families who have lost loved ones serving in the armed forces. more

“New” concrete skate park becoming reality for Mineola

Imagine back to when you were a kid. Did you ever have that one project you just dreamed about, a place designed by a kid, for a kid? That’s exactly what Mineola’s Flint and Steel … more

Donations sought for veterans’ wreaths

Roselawn Cemetery north of Mineola will once again be the site of the placement of Christmas wreaths on the graves of almost 800 veterans buried there. Following a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. … more

County history on display

Wood County Historical Commission Chairman Ulna McWhorter presents historical Civil War mementos to county commissioners at last week’s open house for the Archive and Research Center on the … more

Holiday beer garden plans up in the air

Plans for a beer garden during the Hometown Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown Quitman were approved by the city council Thursday. But it may not happen. The chamber had sought a … more

Attaway named director for Quitman development

Quitman City Administrator James Attaway will also be the executive director of the Quitman Development Corp.

Both roles were previously held by former administrator Rodney Kieke... more

Sound of Swarm snags state silver

Mineola High School’s Sound of the Swarm earned silver at the 2023 UIL state marching band contest in San Antonio last Wednesday in their fifth consecutive trip to state finals. more

Mineola salutes veterans

Saturday, a patriotic parade down Broad St. followed by a ceremony full of gratitude at the gazebo in downtown Mineola paid tribute to those among who have served with honor, courage and commitment. more

Benefit breakfast Saturday at St. Paul’s

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 11.   The all-you-can-eat breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, jams, … more
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