July 23, 2014 Edition

July 23, 2014 / News

Holiday lighting contest to return

The Mineola Main Street Board has allocated $1,000 to pass out to downtown merchants for a holiday l...
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Local hearings on GoBus fare increases in nine days

The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) Executive Committee approved on July 2 beginning the p...

Sheriff warns of continued scams

Sheriff Jim Brown wants to remind everyone there are numerous scams still active in the area. It see...

TxDOT work slated in Wood County

Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to begin resurfacing op...
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Area record low temperatures

Business marquees are many feet in the air and changing them doesn’t happen as easily as the w...

Infantry conducts annual training

The 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, is conducting its annual training with units ...

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 Ju...

VBS coming to Golden church

“Weird animals where Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind,” is the theme of Pilgrim Rest #...
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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 Histo...

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 th...

Beef quality training coming to Overton

Beef producers can get free training to help them become more competitive in the industry by attendi...
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Quitman attorney arrested on animal cruelty charge

Mark Welker, a Quitman attorney, was arrested on one charge of cruelty to livestock animals on July ...

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 Departmen...

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 Satur...

Festival of Poetry set in Longview

The 2014 East Texas Fall Festival of Poetry Contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Summi...

Sea Rim State Park celebrates reopening

Sea Rim State Park on the upper Texas coast has been reborn after being battered and inundated by tw...

Gov. Perry activates Texas National Guard to southern border

CAMP MABRY, Texas (July 21, 2014) – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the activation of up to 1,...

Star gazing set Friday

The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Star Gazing Program at the Mineola Nature Pres...
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Two East Texas medical organizations to join forces

Two of the most well-respected and experienced medical organizations in East Texas have joined force...

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 ofte...

Deadline approaches for Texas prepaid tuition program

The deadline is Friday, July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Pro...
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