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Well, it’s almost over. The leaves are nearing the end of their color cycle, the cool Texas breeze is beginning to morph into a bone-chilling wind and football is winding down. For me this has … more
It is no longer fun anymore. Remember when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas were times you looked forward to sharing with family and friends and just simply enjoy life as it was, you know, those … more
Having been a member of the Monitor staff for 35 plus years, I have become accustomed to the odd little things that cross my desk… now computer. Some of the tidbits are print worthy and many are … more
The whirlwind of Veteran’s Day activities in the past week gave each of us time to reflect and remember those who we have known or currently know who have been or are currently active in our … more
This writing a column situation every week can be tough. It shouldn’t be so hard for someone who likes to talk so much, right? This week my thoughts are on the topic that we’re being inundated … more
Fall is getting closer. The weather will hopefully be getting cooler and wetter and gardeners will slowly be migrating back outdoors after the heat this summer. Now is a perfect time to plan the … more
Ever wonder what the person who invented pump bottles was thinking? Of course, if you’re like me and believe in God’s plan, then one would think that God inspired the person or at least gave … more
Stop by Whataburger some morning and look around the dining room. Chances are you will see a table occupied by four men drinking coffee and it is likely, in a town the size of Mineola, you will know … more
I love the Texas State Fair. I grew up going to the state fair every year. We always got out of school on a Friday to attend the fair. As I write this, the fair is coming to a close as Grambling … more
As sure as the magic lilies are popping up in odd places across the countryside and the pumpkins and mums are providing punches of color on porches, fall has arrived. The school year, sports seasons … more
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