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Quitman Library Connections

Check out what’s new at the Quitman Public Library. A holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas … more

November is National Bell Pepper Month

Who knew? It’s National Bell Pepper month. This tasty veggie comes in many shapes and sizes and can be used in so many creative ways. Check out these reminders of ways to include them in your … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The holidays are fast approaching. We have several cook books and craft books that might be useful this time of year. We have lots of seasonal books in the children’s area for reading on chilly fall evenings (or any other time of year). more

Corner Column

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

What is Main Street?

What is Main Street? That is a question I have heard many times.  Well, look around Mineola because the people in this town are Main Street. more

Halloween traffic safety

 It’s almost time for Halloween! This should be a fun time for kids and families. To make sure all the trick-or-treaters stay safe, keep these tips from Texas A&M AgriLife Passenger Safety Department and Texas Dept. of Public Safety in mind. more

Quitman Library Connections

Stop by the Quitman Public Library for treats on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. during the Quitman Chamber of Commerce Halloween Candy Walk!  National Family History Month is observed during … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Isn’t this cool fall weather wonderful? Gets you in the mood to cook again, maybe work in the yard or just curl up in a comfortable place and read a book that takes you to somewhere else. We … more

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
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