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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
Isn’t this cool weather wonderful? A great time to grab a few minutes to curl up with a really good book. The Mineola Memorial Library is part of two book clubs. One is the East Texas Library … more
Things are flourishing and lovely inside the picket fence I write about. Outside the picket fence is another story altogether. As a peace-loving “Yankee,” a woman who grew up in the suburbs of … more
Medicare’s “Compare” websites have helped millions of Americans find the right nursing home, hospital or home health care agency for themselves or their families. Now, a new Medicare online … more
Thursday morning and I’ve made my traditional first of school trip to the Mineola Primary School to see the smiling teachers and crying mommies and daddies. (I’m not making fun – I was there … more
Those school bells will be ringing in just a few days and summer will be but a memory for students and staff at all of our local school districts. Doris Newman and I will no doubt be out at the … more
It escapes me how a Baptist girl growing up in East Texas managed to not go to church camp, but somehow I managed to. There were some youth trips and GMA (Girls Missionary Auxiliary) events with … more
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