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High school football got off to a rousing start with scrimmages held throughout East Texas. The Mineola Yellow Jackets will entertain another tough foe this week as they host Caddo Mills Friday in … more
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s recent remarks about the state of political discourse in our country pretty well echo my own thoughts on the matter. “There’s probably more acrimony, divisiveness, … more
 With kids heading back to the classroom this month, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting online resources that are especially helpful for students and teachers. A variety of tools for … more
After working in North Dakota for nine months, I’m excited to be back in Texas and close to home while working in the field I love. North Dakota was a challenge mostly due to the change in … more
This week finds Wood County football teams getting their first taste of actual contact against someone other than a teammate. It’s time for pre-season scrimmages. Scrimmages are glorified … more
Despite my standing as a credentialed Cheesehead, it’s worth noting that I’ve spent nearly half my adult life in Texas toiling at newspapers – specifically those in West Texas. I’ve lived in … more
With the changes we are making at the Monitor, I am moving to the sports desk full time, and I’ll be writing a sports-oriented column most weeks – my first journalism heroes were sports writers: … more
With more than a week of temperatures hovering at or above 100 degrees, many east Texas gardens are looking a bit ragged. But some gardens still boast plenty of blooms. So how do you find those … more
Starting next week, I’m going to turn this column space over to the new guys, Hank Murphy and Zak Wellerman, as I head on over to the sports side of the Monitor. I will occasionally fill in every … more
August is National Golf Month, so let your first swing be by the Quitman Public Library to check out our large collection of some of the best books on golf.     Quitman Public … more
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