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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Remember the bluebonnets at the library this spring? Remember how abundant they were? Remember how pretty they were? Well, this is the other side of that beauty. We are waiting for the seed pods to … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is celebrating May as “Reading the Cowboy Trail” Month, and the line up of books on display is looking mighty good. Stop by and check out what is new in adult, … more

Sports Beat

The moment came at the 5:58 mark of Scottie Scheffler’s press conference, just after winning the 2024 Masters golf tournament. The question came from veteran sportswriter Shawn Martin. … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Hello, everyone. Can you believe it’s almost May already? We’re gearing up for summer reading: Camp We Read. This will be Wednesdays at 2 p.m. beginning the last Wednesday in May. … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it through the eclipse! What an awesome thing! If you’re one of our regulars, please let us know how we are doing and what you would like to have on a wish list for the future. … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 7-13. It is a time to honor our nation’s libraries and library workers’ contributions. This year’s theme, … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings to you all. I bet you were wondering where this column has been. Well, apparently, I let my mind go on Spring Break for most of this month. The library has remained open Tuesday to … more

Corner Column

Glenn Rogers has served two terms in the Texas legislature and lost his race for reelection badly in the recent Republican primary. He is quite conservative, but he caught the wrath of Gov. … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Spring appears to have sprung! Maybe not by the meteorological calendar but the weather sure seems like it. Do you need inspiration for your garden? Suggestions on vegetable … more

Quitman Library Connections

Eclipse glasses are here. Stop by the Quitman Public Library during business hours and get yours for $1.50 each. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library to fund library programs. March is … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We are in the midst of Restaurant Week in Mineola. This is a community helping community event. You get to visit a variety of restaurants and sample their wares. When you choose the event item, a … more

Quitman Library Connections

Don’t miss our free “Kick the Sugar Cravings” class on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 1-2 p.m. presented by Denise Nix INHC, CFNC and sponsored by Natural Grocers in Tyler. Denise … more

Corner Column

Gary Edwards, whose words and photos graced the pages of this newspaper from 1997-2013, passed away recently. His death was not marked with the fanfare one would expect from a photographer whose … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We are gearing up for our Second Annual Restaurant Week. It will happen Feb. 11 through 17 in Mineola. Participating restaurants will have deals or specials for you to enjoy. Funds raised during … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Finally, we have received winter. Brief, frigid and then it’s gone. Regarding 2023, the library had a very good year. We circulated 28,388 items that included books, audio books and DVDs. … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Here we are in January of 2024. Can you believe it? We hope you had a safe and happy weekend celebration of a new year. In our next column, we will share our 2023 accomplishments and the … more

Corner Column

Five years ago BP (before the pandemic) we wandered into Wood County to take on the task of publishing the Monitor. It had been part of a larger newspaper group for several decades (of course, … more

Sports Beat

The 2023 season was a unique football year. Fourteen times in UIL history have more than one East Texas team won a state title in the same year. Of those seasons, it has happened that East Texas … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

What a fantastic afternoon on Dec. 14. It was our annual Open House and it was the best attended in many, many years. So grateful to those that attended, prepared refreshments, visited with us, and … more

Quitman Library Connections

During the Christmas holiday, the Quitman Public Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. The public wi-fi will be available for patrons who have the network and password. … more
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