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Once again Texans celebrated Arbor Day, on Friday, Nov. 3. Last year this column addressed some of my favorite trees for East Texas; this year I’d like to write about trees that no East Texan … more
Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween! The library enjoyed wearing costumes and participating in the festivities. Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library will meet on Thursday at 1 p.m. in … more
With the arrival of the feral hog gang plundering and pillaging the beautiful gardens that graced the grounds at the arboretum, I am reminded of the lyrics from a song of yesteryear. “Accentuate … more
John Rainey and John Gore have each now crossed to the other side of life, the ritual we call death. In their lives, each man touched countless people in so many different ways. I had the privilege … more
October has been a terrific month! The Friends of the Library met at the Mineola Nature Preserve and learned a lot about the preserve and its history and future. It was a really nice day to be … more
You might have noticed, if you have been reading your Wood County Monitor and the articles I have written covering the Mineola School Board, that the school district has called another bond election. … more
With the arrival of the feral hog gang plundering and pillaging the beautiful gardens that graced the grounds at the arboretum, I am reminded of the lyrics from a song of yesteryear. “Accentuate … more
As I listened to the seconds tick off in the Dallas Cowboy 35-30 loss to the Rams Sunday, my mind wondered back to the first Cowboy game I ever went to. I was one of the 30,000 people in attendance … more
October is finally here! Many of our staff participate in the Mineola High School Marching Band and this is the season for marching contests. Please be patient with our staff. Three of our staff are … more
Have you ever wondered what oblivious sadist labels food packages “resealable tear here?” I’ve come to the conclusion there must be some out there since a large part of the time when these … more
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