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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

It is October! We have finished with our updates. We have new flooring in the entrance. We have our shelves arranged how we want them. We can locate things again. We really hope you like all the … more

In East Texas Gardens

Gardeners are happiest when their plants are blooming. They invite you to see their gardens, post pictures on Facebook, and even have photo books printed of their gardens of blooms. If you happen to visit their gardens when the blooms start fading, they’ll say, ‘You should have been here last week.’ Blooms are fleeting – a gardener must also look for the beauty after the flowers fade. more

Quitman Library Connections

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is this Friday. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6-9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. For more information, call 903-975-5745. more

Corner Column

This week’s column is borrowed from Texas Press Association President Laurie Ezzell Brown, who has carried on the family tradition of putting out a top-notch community newspaper in Canadian, in the northern reaches of the Texas Panhandle.

She captures in graphic terms the long-term cost to the nation of the decline of newspapers. Please share it with someone who thinks social media can somehow replace real journalism in your community. more

Letter to the Editor

I was at the Mineola/West Rusk game on Friday night and was blown away with the behavior of the Mineola fans during the West Rusk HS marching band halftime performance. more

Letter to the Editor

I hope you go out of business. Your reporting is absolutely the worst I have ever seen. You sure do know a lot about what was said and by who during a meeting that was closed door. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

September has begun and so have all of our programs. These activities are for a variety of ages. It is the hope the activities will help instill a love of the library to our youngest patrons and … more

Quitman Library Connections

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what the Quitman Public Library has to offer. Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

What a beginning to August! I’m sure you saw the story about our changes during the first week of August. What a week that was! Many thanks again to the Tocker Foundation and the Meredith … more

In East Texas Gardens

I love to see butterflies in the garden. It’s not because I take awesome photos of butterflies – my photos are generally blurry – nor is it because I’m a budding entomologist – my knowledge of butterflies is limited to swallowtails and “orange” – but because I love the movement that butterflies bring to a garden. more

Letter to the Editor

As a senior in Mineola High School, I am very hurt and concerned by the recent change within our school board. There may be things that I don’t understand, but I would like to reiterate how much this affects me and the community.

Dr. Tunnell has been here for my class since the beginning of our high school career. She was the first superintendent to make an impact on us in a long time. She is the superintendent that we saw at every single sport event, induction ceremony, band competition, and any other thing that involved the students on a Mineola campus.

Many of us can attest to this. more

Corner Column

To the Monitor’s readers in Mineola and across Wood County, I am bidding adieu. An opportunity takes me elsewhere in East Texas. As the recipient of many kindnesses – large and small – I … more
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