July 23, 2014 RSS feed / News

TxDOT work slated in Wood County

Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to begin resurfacing operations on Highway 80 west of Mineola. More...

Infantry conducts annual training

The 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, is conducting its annual training with units from all over Texas training at Fort Hood and other areas now through the first of August. More...

VBS coming to Golden church

“Weird animals where Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind,” is the theme of Pilgrim Rest #2 Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School to be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Ole Miss team to return Thursday for Lake Fork study

In 1994 a team from the University of Mississippi did an Economic Impact Study of the effects of the development of Lake Fork in East Texas. More...

Beef quality training coming to Overton

Beef producers can get free training to help them become more competitive in the industry by attending a Texas Beef Quality Producer program in Overton, Tuesday at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. More...

Mineola man dies in one car accident

A Mineola man died just east of Mineola on Saturday, July 12 in a one car accident. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Larry Vaughn worked the accident in which Jose Ramirez, 59 of Mineola lost his life. More...

Festival of Poetry set in Longview

The 2014 East Texas Fall Festival of Poetry Contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Summit Club in Longview. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. More...

Gov. Perry activates Texas National Guard to southern border

CAMP MABRY, Texas (July 21, 2014) – Gov. More...

Two East Texas medical organizations to join forces

Two of the most well-respected and experienced medical organizations in East Texas have joined forces to create a partnership for heart patients in the state. More...

Holiday lighting contest to return

The Mineola Main Street Board has allocated $1,000 to pass out to downtown merchants for a holiday lighting contest. The theme and guidelines will be announced at a later date. More...

Sheriff warns of continued scams

Sheriff Jim Brown wants to remind everyone there are numerous scams still active in the area. It seems the most active current scam is someone calling saying they are with law enforcement. More...

Area record low temperatures

Business marquees are many feet in the air and changing them doesn’t happen as easily as the weather changes, but the local thermometer marquee reflected an extremely low temperature for 11:30 on a July morning on Friday. More...

Unpaid Toll 49 fees could land drivers in court

Drivers who have used Toll 49 without paying may find themselves in court soon. Beginning in late July, the Smith County prosecutor will initiate legal proceedings against vehicle owners who have repeatedly ignored requests for payment. More...

Court presents preservation award; votes to oppose changes to Clean Water Act

The Wood County Commissioners Court presented a distinguished service award to the Wood County Historical Commission during a regular meeting Friday. More...

Quitman attorney arrested on animal cruelty charge

Mark Welker, a Quitman attorney, was arrested on one charge of cruelty to livestock animals on July 18. According to Wood County judicial records, Welker was arrested by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office on July 18. More...

Pioneer Day Celebration coming to Quitman Saturday

Members of the Quitman ward of the Church of Latter-Day Saints will gather at Jim Hogg Park on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to hold their annual Pioneer Day Celebration. More...

Sea Rim State Park celebrates reopening

Sea Rim State Park on the upper Texas coast has been reborn after being battered and inundated by two hurricanes in the past decade and now sports a host of improvements to enhance the visitor experience. More...

Star gazing set Friday

The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Star Gazing Program at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Friday with the program beginning at 10 p.m. The bad weather makeup day will be Saturday at the same time. The preserve will be open by 8 p.m. More...

Pygmy goats are sought after pets, but can require special care

With their playful temperaments and small, compact size, it is no surprise that pygmy goats are often sought after as pets. More...

Deadline approaches for Texas prepaid tuition program

The deadline is Friday, July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. More...