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May you live in interesting times. Commonly referred to as a Chinese curse, its actual ties to China are doubtful. Nonetheless, we do seem to be living in interesting times, and its roots appear to be from China. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

As I write this, the library is still open. We have not had large crowds, we have not had over 50 in the library at the same time, and our patrons have been great about keeping as much distance between each other as they can when on the computers. more

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A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I was once a high school senior. more

In East Texas Gardens

Winter can be the best time to rid your garden of exotic invasive plants. Two of the more common offenders in Wood County are nandina (also called heavenly bamboo) and Chinese privet. more

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Last week’s championship performance by the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band at the state contest exemplifies what we know about the youth of today. more

The Forgotten Who Serve

Dear editor:

I wrote this in response to a kind veteran’s wife who thanked me with a card this day. more


I was on my way to the post office the other day when I happened to think of my favorite sports writer, Blackie Sherrod of the old Dallas Times Herald. more

Letter to the editor

Dear editor: Given the important role the Mineola Independent School District plays in the life of almost every single child and family in our city, I expect to see very diligent reporting by the … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is open and providing public service in accordance with current state guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. more

Quitman Library Connections

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Feb. 14 from 6-9 p.m. in the library community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always … more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2020. That includes Delene Allen, Jessica King, Sheree Moore, Virginia Hoffpauir, Lauren Tucker and Madison Webber. more

Corner Column

After 12 months, the year in review for 2019 has been reduced to just under 1,600 words (around 30 per week). I will not try to estimate the number of words we presented to our readers during 2019, other than to tell you that it was a whole lot. Along with those stories were hundreds of photos, winnowed from the thousands we took. more
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