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Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, June 23
Gossip has been around probably since the third human being came along – it takes two to gossip and the third one to have someone to gossip about. Social media has ramped up gossip into the …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 23
First month of summer break is almost over. We’ve had wonderful attendance at our Summer Reading events on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. We’ve made several crafts and completed some …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, June 16
In short order, three gentlemen have moved on who have done amazing work in this community. Not to put too much pressure on their replacements, but they have left some good-sized shoes to …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 9
Summer has begun! And we are so very glad so many people are visiting the library. Our new trees and flower beds are welcoming visitors to the library. Tuesday, May 31 we began our summer by …
John Arbter

Corner Column

Thursday, June 9
The rash of shootings which have targeted the nation’s school children is an epic tragedy. Predictably, public discourse about prevention too often sounds promising but collapses into political …
John Arbter

Sports Beat

Wednesday, June 1
Like all large complex undertakings, there are always areas to improve. The improvements are not in the student athletes or the actual competition, but rather in the method in which we stage the games. 
Thursday's front page of the Uvalde Leader-News

Corner Column

Wednesday, June 1
Through tears of grief, anger, frustration, but mostly sadness, the events from Uvalde last week set off ever-evolving thoughts, spurred by recent, at first seemingly unrelated events.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, May 26
May is a busy month, almost as busy as December. Believe it or not, we get busy at the library, too.  Summer Reading Events begin on Wednesday, June 1 at 2 p.m. in the Mineola Memorial …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, May 26
Dear Editor:  It is very sad that the community around Alba-Golden School didn’t think enough of the school to pass the recent bond election. I guess the good people of Mineola …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, May 19
Dear Sir: Was  I the only one to see this Mother’s Day contradiction? The media’s coverage of Ukraine’s beleaguered children brings us to tears. Our elected leaders offer …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, April 28
By the time you read this, we will have finished our participation in this year’s East Texas Day of Giving. Our goal was to raise $2,500 to use toward upgrading our computer hardware, finish …

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, April 20
Dear editor: Our community is facing a healthcare crisis of significant proportions. Many are uninsured or underserved and feel like they have nowhere to turn. We need your help to reach those in …
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Letters Policy

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Letters to the editor are opinions expressed by the writers and in no way reflect opinions or policies of this paper. Publication of a letter does not necessarily mean the facts have been confirmed.

Mural reflects message of unity

2 days ago

“In unity, there is strength.” For generations to come, motorists traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 69 (South Pacific St.) in Mineola will be reminded of that message, emblazoned across the top of a colorful mural – the first major public art of the Wood County Unity Mural Project.

County orders outdoor burning ban
2 days ago

Wood County commissioners voted unanimously to approve an order to prohibit outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days from Tuesday’s date.

Second-chance poles fly Old Glory
2 days ago

“You can get the impression, by what’s in the news every day, that people are not proud of our country, that no one loves our country, and that what our nation stands for is not good. Nothing could be farther from the truth.” Ryan Pool was speaking about how and why he had come to purchase and install used flagpoles in the Mineola area.

A Marine’s perspective on the 4th
2 days ago

July 4 is America’s holiday.

For a Quitman graduate who has made a career of the military, it holds deep meaning, but he’s unsure if that’s the case for everyone.

County appraisal district delays fully funding retirement plan
2 days ago

Plans to fully fund the retirement plan for the Wood County Appraisal District (WCAD) have been put on hold.

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      Thursday, April 14

      To the editor: On April 6 former Quitman resident and dear friend Becky Hibbard passed from this life to the next. For many years she and her …

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      Thursday, March 31

      Happy Spring! Feeling like planting a garden? Stop by the library and check out some books on the subject. We have lots of books from flower …

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      Thursday, March 10

      Thanks to a calendar anomaly that comes around every 28 years, the Mineola City Council found itself virtually hidden from the audience at last …

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