Wood County Stories

Wood County Airport Reaching New Heights

By Brynna Williamson

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… no wait, it really is a plane!”

Here, in the communities that comprise Wood County? Well, why not?

Thanks to generous donations from North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) and the Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC), among others, the Collins Field / Wood County Airport is pleased to be announcing new renovations for 2023.

For the First Time in Forever, Or at Least 150 Years

By Brynna Williamson

Come one, come all to the first-ever Sabine Stomp, held in good ol’ Mineola, Texas! This inaugural celebration is a big-time first: it celebrates the 150 years that the community of Mineola has been in existence. So, understandably, organizers are not going halfway on the celebration--they’re going all out.

The Sabine Stomp event, which will be held on Saturday, September 2, will have pretty much anything attendees could want from a community celebration.

You Can Make a Difference - And It Isn’t Hard

By Brynna Williamson

2023 makes five consecutive years running that the Patriot Sporting Challenge has reached out into the community to find like-minded, good-hearted people willing to give a hand to the families of disabled or deceased Texan veterans.

How can Wood County families help? By fishing, golfing, and having a day of fun!. 

Wow! What Wonderful Wood County Walls We’re Watching

By Brynna Williamson

Imagine this: You’re driving through a small town. It can be any small town, any that you’ve visited anywhere. You drive past the local theater, the local pharmacy, the restaurants, the library…

Then suddenly—bam, there it is!

Right on the side of the building, a huge, flowing, waterfall of color—a mural so beautiful you absolutely have to stop and stare.

Quitman ISD Kicks Off History of New Show Barn with Blowout Junior Livestock Show

By Brynna Williamson

Glitter and glam, boots, and clay dirt. Cows, bell bottoms, and halter tops. Because this is TEXAS, baby!

Folks from all walks of life met together in late March this year to support kids at the Wood County Junior Livestock Show held in Quitman. The event, which ran from March 28 to March 31, was chocked full of events like ag mechanics shows, goat shows, and even photography and floral contests.