Wood County, TX

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District Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced a 40-year-old man to 40 years in prison for first-degree Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim that Shannon Bryan Quinn forcibly raped was a family member. They launched the investigation after the victim’s sibling notified a school resource officer. Quinn must serve at least 20 years before becoming eligible for parole.
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Betty McCormack Finley 1942-2022

Betty McCormack Finley, 80, was welcomed into her heavenly home on June 16, 2022. She was born on June 9, 1942 in Grand Saline to the late Henry Lawerence McCormack and Beulah Young McCormack. Betty married her husband of 56 years, Tom Finley, on June 11, 1966. They had two children, raising their family in Grand Prairie before retiring to Mineola in 1997.
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Oklahoma Man Guilty Of Cattle Theft In Wood County

Robert Ray Snow, 49 years old of Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to stealing livestock in Wood County. Rangers with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association say he issued bad checks to the Winnsboro Livestock & Dairy Auction for multiple cattle purchases over six months. He was sentenced to 5 years deferred adjudication probation and must pay restitution of nearly $58,000 to the auction house plus court costs.
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Three Indicted For ATM Burglary

In September 2021, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit worked on a burglary of an ATM at the City National Bank in Yantis. Now all three suspects are indicted and charged with theft of over $300,000 of ATM, unauthorized motor vehicle use, and engaging in organized criminal activity. In addition, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office thanked the Attorney General’s Task Force in Houston for locating the third suspect. They arrested him last Wednesday.

3 from Houston area arrested in September Yantis ATM burglary

YANTIS, Texas (KLTV) - The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has made arrests in an ATM burglary that happened in September. In September 2021, the sheriff’s office Criminal Investigations unit worked the burglary of an ATM. It was located at the City National Bank in Yantis. All three suspects...

Wood County Woman Jailed For Spitting In Casket

Authorities arrested a Quitman woman after walking into a Tyler funeral home, going up to a casket, and spitting on the corpse inside. They charged 51-year-old Laurie Lynn Hinds with abuse of a corpse, a state jail felony. Witnesses said Hines had animosity toward the family of the person in the casket.

Harrison County seeking information after 100 pounds of copper wire stolen

HALLSVILLE, Texas (KETK) – The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is seeking the public’s help in identifying individuals involved in the theft of over 100 pounds of copper wire at Braxton Services, formerly BP Production offices, in Hallsville. Video surveillance shows a white or light colored 2020 Ram pickup truck with a toolbox backed up […]

Overturned 18-wheeler closes FM 14 in Wood County

WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – An overturned 18-wheeler is blocking FM 14 in Wood County, according to TxDOT. TxDOT said this happened approximately half a mile south of Highway 37 and is blocking both lanes. FM 14 is closed at that location. TxDOT is on the way to help with traffic control. No information has […]
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Above the Noise

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.”. With so much noise about conflict and controversy nowadays the world is far from being the calm babbling brook most of us would like it to be. It’s hard to hear the good news above all the cacophony. County Line Magazine strives to be a resource for good news, great places to visit, and inspiring arts and music.

Wood County judge returns from leadership training in D.C.

WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A group of county judges and commissioners traveled to Washington D.C. to improve their ability to serve as advocates for county issues at all levels of government. One East Texas county judge was on the trip and shared how she will implement what she learned...

Wood County Judge Attends Conference In Washington

Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron and eighteen other Texas county judges and commissioners traveled to Washington, D.C., to study with the V.G. Young Institute of County Government. The group met with government and congressional leaders to expand their knowledge of county issues at the federal level. In addition, Judge Hebron visited the National Association of Counties, which she says has been a massive resource for small, rural counties, to advise how to spend the American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Wood County Health Fair in Governor Jim Hogg Park June 11

The Wood County Health Advisory Council sponsors a free health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Governor Jim Hogg City Park and Quitman Civic Center. UT Health East Texas representatives provide healthcare information and free health screenings. The event also features live entertainment, giveaways, children’s activities, food and local vendors, and a chance to win prizes throughout the day.

Rural, Set, Go June 7

The Rural, Set, Go: Boost for Wood County is set for June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Instant Offices of Texas, 214 E. Goode Street next door to Quitman Public Library. This program is an information and networking forum focused on addressing Wood County workforce needs. It is co-sponsored by the Wood County Economic Development Commission and Workforce Solutions East Texas.

Graduation 2022

Having trouble viewing this document? Click here to download the PDF. Left in Car – Studies show that on a 75 degree day, temps inside a car (with windows cracked) can raise to 100 degrees in 10 minutes. Temps in dark colored cars can rise even more, reaching …

Kid Fish coming to Lake Fork June 4

Id Fish has been set for June 4 at the Sabine River Authority (SRA) headquarters on FM 288 between Hwy. 154 West and Hwy. 182. The event annually draws hundreds of kids who get to fish free with hopes of earning some great prizes. The event is sponsored by the...

Free health fair planned at Quitman city park in June

The Wood County Health Advisory Council is sponsoring a free health fair at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park and the Quitman Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Representatives from UT Health East Texas will be available to provide healthcare information and free health screenings. There...

Garden series planned

The Texas Master Gardeners Wood County present a free garden educational series beginning Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hawkins City Park Pavilion, 180 W. Blackburn. Topics include Annuals for Year-Round Color and Pollinator Beds – How to Set Up and What Plants to Use. Bring a...