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Courthouse tree lighting to kick off 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

Busy weekend welcomes holidays to Mineola

Mineola will kick off 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

Mineola home tour features three eras

The Mineola Landmark Commission will celebrate “150 Years Under the Mistletoe” with its 2023 Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.   … more

Art project gains partnership with UT-Tyler students

A partnership between the Flint and Steel Coalition and the Studio Art & Art History Association at the University of Texas at Tyler was announced Friday when the association’s student … more

New officers installed for DAR chapter

After an interesting program on the history of the Caddo Native Americans in Wood County presented by Jim Phillips of the Wood County Historical Commission, two chapter officers were officially … more

Benefit set for Dubbs Saturday

The Mineola community is coming together to give back to one of its own who has given so much to the community for over 35 years. Wanda Dubbs, who has set a high bar for volunteerism, has been … more

Car show benefits Blue Santa

A perfect day for a car show Saturday helped raise funds for the Blue Santa program. The event at the Mineola Middle and Primary Schools parking lot drew more than 100 entries of all varieties, plus … more

Mineola Senior Center update

On Mondays and Thursdays there is a group playing Rummikub from 10 to noon at the Mineola Senior Citizens Center. A Game Night has been added on the first and third Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. … more

Mineola Kiwanis citizens of the month

Jennifer and Kirk Hensen were selected Mineola Kiwanis Citizens of the Month for October. The Hensons devote their time to organizing car shows for charity organizations. They earned over $12,000 for … more

DAR members clean veterans’ headstones

Recently two groups of members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution spent an early morning cleaning 40 veterans’ headstones at … more

Tournament raises funds for veterans foundation

The fourth annual First Responders’ Softball Tournament tournament raised over $12,000 Oct. 21 for They Got Your 6 Foundation, through business and community sponsorships, participatory entry … more

Church blesses community

Members of the Cartwright Baptist Church were at the Brookshire’s in Quitman Saturday morning paying for groceries and gasoline for more than three hours. The acts of kindness were the result … more

Tree sales benefit youth camp

This is Wind Song Farm’s 11th year to donate all proceeds from the Christmas tree farm to East Texas youth. Folks can cut a live Christmas tree and make a donation to the youth department … more

Senior center sets spud sale

The Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman will host a fundraising baked potato lunch on Friday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 404 S. Main St. A super-sized potato with pulled pork and all the … more

Car show benefits Blue Santa

A car show and festival Saturday, Nov. 4 at Meredith Memorial Stadium in Mineola will benefit the Blue Santa program in Mineola, which distributes toys to children at Christmastime from local law … more

Mineola garden club names yard of the month

Brian and Brenda Ray bought their home at 416 Pamela Dr. in Mineola in August 2015.  Soon after, they replaced a row of shrubs, some dead, with a less formal bed sporting a crepe myrtle tree … more

Chamber cuts ribbon at pavilion

The newly-reconstructed pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. more

Kiwanis Citizen of the Month

Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford was honored as the Mineola Kiwanis Citizen of the Month for September. She can be seen at every event in town, supporting the citizens of the city. Kiwanis President … more

Partial eclipse is a start

The solar eclipse which reached approximately eighty-percent annularity over Wood County provided plenty of spectacle to warrant a gathering in front of Quitman Middle School midday Saturday. more

Marchman garden club begins fall activities

The May meeting ended the 2023-24 fiscal year for the Fannie Marchman Garden Club, with the installation of new officers for 2024-25: President Kim Hughes, 1st VP Jana Cook (membership), 2nd VP … more
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