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QHS pair snag calves at scramble

Two Quitman FFA members have caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble. Mason Williams caught a calf Feb. 2 and Kori Hammond on Jan. 31. They earned a … more

Candidates file reports, early voting underway

The second round of political expenditures and campaign contributions has been filed by candidates in the March 5 primary for the period through Feb. 5. In the Precinct One commissioners race, … more

DAR hears tales of the first first family

Members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, were enthralled by the visitor to their recent chapter meeting. Welba Dorsey presented her … more

Guilty pleas heard in district court

The following guilty pleas were heard and sentences assessed in 402nd District Court on Feb. 1: James Edward Miller, Yantis, driving while intoxicated third or more, third degree felony, 10 … more

Quitman grad’s work benefits state center

The efforts of a Quitman High School graduate to secure funding for a computer lab at the State Supported Living Center (SSLC) in Austin has drawn praise from colleagues and recognition for her … more

Hawkins ranch joins American Angus Association

Triple Creek Angus of Hawkins is a new member of the American Angus Association. The AAA with more than 22,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the … more

Mineola church hosting three Lenten fish fries

Lenten fish fries are planned on Friday Feb. 23, March 8 and March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 203 Meadowbrook in Mineola. Menu includes catfish, hush puppies, french … more

Blood drive set in Quitman

The next Quitman Rotary Club blood drive will be held at First United Methodist Church - Quitman on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be done inside the church. Carter … more

Main Street brings back fun pianos

Plans are underway for the Mineola Main Street Program’s Dueling Pianos fundraiser on Saturday, April 13 at the Mineola Civic Center. This is the second year the program has brought the Killer … more

Chavez earns honors at Sam Houston State

Jimena Chavez of Mineola is among the students listed on the Dean’s List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville for the Fall 2023 semester. Undergraduates qualify … more

County students make Harding fall honor rolls

The following are among more than 1,300 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the Fall 2023 semester. Leah Ward of Winnsboro is a senior … more

Pair honored at UA-Fayetteville

Local students were named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s and Chancellor’s Lists in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.   To … more

Johnson awarded surgical technology degree

Cheyenne Johnson of Hawkins graduated with an AAS in surgical technology from South Plains College in Levelland in Fall 2023. Johnson was among more than 400 students who are being recognized … more

Tucker is QISD Top Bulldog

The Quitman School Board honored former Wood County Monitor editor Larry Tucker on Monday, Feb. 12 with a new award called the “Top Bulldog.” This award is presented to members of … more

Program focuses on McFarland museum

The reciting of the poem “Invictus” was one of the highlights of the Black History Month Program hosted by the Mineola Historical Museum Board in partnership with McFarland Foundation … more

MISD trustees honor students, staff members

Mineola school trustees honored the following students and staff during the Feb. 12 board meeting: Students of the month Primary school, second grade, Hudson Lindley and Samuel Hopper. … more

QISD board approves IT upgrades

Several noteworthy topics were addressed in the Quitman ISD board meeting Feb. 12. One of the topics that will most affect staff and students to QISD is the new IT project “to replace and … more

Quitman council approves development projects

Much of the Quitman City Council action on Tuesday, Feb. 13 concerned matters for the Quitman Development Corp. The council unanimously voted to approve the $3,000 façade grant for the … more

Commissioners get ARPA fund project updates

Wood County commissioners received an update on the county’s projects being funded by the American Rescue Plan Act during the COVID-19 pandemic. The projects include rural broadband … more

Highway resurfacing planned in Quitman

State Highway 154 in Quitman is being resurfaced from State Highway 37 at the Quitman Square east to Elaine Dr. Weather permitting, the project should take 2-3 weeks to complete. This … more
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