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Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library will not offer free federal income tax assistance this year, however, printed forms are available here. You may contact the AARP Tax Aide office at 888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thank you all for your patience and an even bigger thank you to the staff of the Mineola Memorial Library. We have been short-staffed the last several weeks, and the staff stepped up along with … more

Food safety resolutions

Many people make resolutions for the new year — things that you have decided to learn or improve on and are determined/resolved to complete. How about making some food safety resolutions for … more

Corner Column

There are occasions when one happens upon something out of the past. It just happens, often without rhyme or reason.  So it was that after many years, the joy of Louis L’Amour found its way back. more

Quitman Library Connections

January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year. In the Children’s Department there is a display featuring our newest young adult mysteries.  more

Corner Column

By Phil Major

As I type this through tears that have flowed for several days, I struggle to find words to express the great loss many are feeling.

The news that our friend, fellow community newspaper owner and all-around good person Suzanne Bardwell had been killed in a traffic crash in Longview Friday afternoon hit like a ton, many tons, of bricks. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year to you all! We are back to normal operating hours. Thank you for understanding and letting our employees spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Coming up soon, we … more

Corner Column

It’s been almost three years since Joyce Hathcock retired as publisher of the Monitor after a long career of helping to guide this newspaper through thick and thin. Word of her death last week … more

Sports Beat

Just before Christmas the champions of Texas scholastic football were crowned in what has become a four-day event like no other. The quality of play was, as expected, excellent. The fact that such … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The year 2021 is almost complete. It was much better than 2020 and here’s hoping 2022 will be even better. We have enjoyed serving the community of Mineola over this past year. In January, we … more

Letter to the editor

The following was presented to the Mineola City Council Monday in the writer’s absence but was not read into the record: Tonight you will be deliberating the purchase of a 280-foot tall … more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Special thanks to the Quitman Chamber of Commerce for the beautiful Christmas tree in the library’s … more
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