July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

TxDOT plans work in Wood County

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

Columns

Ponderations

Dad referred to it as a stock farm. I called it a ranch. He pointed out the fact that cotton was planted over a large portion of the land and cattle were grazing on the grassy portion. Therefore, he explained, it was a stock farm. More...

Home Sweet Home

Use Your Slow CookerMany people don’t think about using their slowcookers in the summer, but it is the perfect time. Itkeeps you from having to turn the oven on and therecipes are usually easy to put together. More...

Quitman Library Notes

July is National Air Conditioning Appreciation Month. More...

Obituaries

GLADYS LENORE WATTS

Funeral services for Gladys Lenore Watts, 94, Mineola, were held July 18, 2014 at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Burial was held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Watts passed away July 11, 2014. More...

EDWARD “PETE” LOONEY

Funeral services for Edward “Pete” Looney, 84, Quitman , were held July 19, 2014 at Sand Springs Baptist Church, Mineola with Brothers Nick Kerry and Gordon Schulz officiating. Burial was held in Lake Fork Cemetery, Rains County. More...

ROY CRUTCHFIELD

Funeral services for Roy Russell Crutchfield, Sr., 73, of Alba, were held July 21, 2014, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home chapel, Alba, with Rev. Kelly Burton officiating. More...

Breaking News - 5:04 PM

Quitman Police investigate death of two small children

At this time, the Quitman Police Department is investigating the deaths of two small children which occurred inside the city limits of Quitman. More...

Wood County Democrat seeks submissions for Old Settlers Reunion

The Wood County Old Settlers Reunion is right around the corner, and once again, we need your help. We’re looking for anyone with Wood County history, stories and old photographs to submit them by 5:00 p.m. on July 18. More...

Quitman attorney arrested on animal cruelty charge

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. More...

Special Sections

News

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...

60 Years of True Love Johnsons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mack and Julia Johnson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 17, 2014. More...

South Pacific comes to Mineola

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, “South Pacific,” hits the stage at Mineola’s Lake Country Playhouse as part of the 2014 season. More...

Sports

Summer workouts at Quitman High School

The athletes of Quitman High School are preparing for the start of the new school year with summer workouts supervised by Quitman Athletic Director and head football coach John Woodard. More...

Alba horseman tames mustangs for competition

The cattle barn during the Ft. Worth Stock Show can be a cold place sometimes. Especially for a 13-year-old boy spending several days with his FFA project. More...

Wild horse & burro adoption heading to Sulphur Springs

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Sulphur Springs, Texas, August 1-2, 2014. More...