April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s time for baseball!

Joe Wayne Reynolds is shown here taking a picture and coaching his son Evan in a t-ball scrimmage last week. Quitman Youth Foundation teams are gearing up for the 2015 season. More...

Columns

Home Sweet Home

APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH The organization “Prevent Child Abuse America” was founded in 1972 and works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. More...

Ponderations

from the Back Porch By Roy Faubion

“The best things in life are free.” We have heard for many generations how if we will only look around us with expectant vision we will find beauty, often breathtaking beauty, to enjoy. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alba Library/Museum Board - meets the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the library building. Everyone is welcome to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous - new meeting place 404 S. Main Street, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Quitman. More...

Sports

Lenzie Foley signs with Woodlands Strykers

THE WOODLANDS, TX - The Woodlands Strykers are proud to announce the signing of two players from Northeast Texas College. Pitchers Lenzie Foley and Bryce Tomlin will be a part of the Strykers opening day roster on May 28th. More...

Bulldogs defeat visiting Mineola 6-5

The Quitman Bulldogs scored four first inning runs Saturday and built a 6-0 lead that held up as visiting Mineola scored five runs in the late stages of the game, before falling to Quitman 6-5. More...

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The Quitman Bulldogs are headed to region play after winning the team district championship. They are (left to right) Blake Hettich, Clayton Rhodes, River Asmussen, Jeremy Bates (individual first place winner) and Garrett Peak. More...

Donahue steps down from WCIC chairmanship

Ken Donahue, Alba, stepped down effective immediately, as the chairman of the Wood County Industrial Commission (WCIC) Board of Directors at the group’s April 2 meeting at Holly Lake Ranch. More...

Child Abuse, Sexual Assault awareness proclamations highlight court meeting

Wood County Commissioners approved proclamations naming April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” and “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” at their Friday meeting. More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

There will be a Quitman school board candidates forum held Wednesday, April 22, at the Quitman Elementary Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

50th Wedding Anniversary

The family and friends of J.D. and Sara Morgan want to congratulate them on their 50th anniversary April 16. The couple has made the Quitman area their home for the past 18 years. J. D. Morgan is a retired Dallas firefighter. More...

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Benton Burrow recently graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was the only Civil Engineering student to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average of 4.0. More...

McCreight announces for Yantis school board

Incumbent Yantis Independent School District (ISD) board trustee Dr. Boyd McCreight has announced he is running for re-election to the school board in the May 9 election. McCreight has served on the board for over a decade. More...

Obituaries

HENRY C. SANDERS

Funeral services for Henry C. Sanders well known as “Bob” 86, of Wesley, AR, were held April 8, 2015 at the Richland Baptist Church at Mt Olive with Elders Eddie Samuels and Kent Boyd officiating. More...

MARGARET PAULINE BACKER

Funeral services for Margaret Pauline Backer, 94, of Mineola, were held April 10, 2015 at Pilgrims Rest #2 Church with Bro. Craig Kearby officiating. Burial was held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola. Mrs. More...

DOROTHY LEE DAVIS BOUREK

Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Davis Bourek, 86 of Schulenburg, TX formerly from Quitman, were held April 11, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro with Rev. John Pflug Jr. officiating. Burial was held in Quitman Cemetery. Mrs. More...