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I remember the day I met my first Cowboy, Dallas Cowboy that is. I was a third grader in Mrs. Farris’ class at Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School deep in the heart of Pleasant Grove in southeast … more
I had been out of the classroom for 21 years. It was 2001 and I left my job at the Wood County Democrat to my new task as a special education teacher at my old high school, W.W. Samuell, in … more
Inventory is moving along nicely. We hope to be finished with this annual, monumental task soon. Thanks for letting us slow down on programs during the month of August. We needed to recharge as well … more
We’ve all been told since we were kids “drink your milk for strong bones and teeth.” That’s because it is an excellent source of calcium. But did you know that milk has other essential … more
I will try and begin each article with a little bit of the history surrounding the property located at the back of Hogg Park in Quitman. The woods that you see at the rear of the park used to … more
The sunshine yellow elm tree leaf that had somehow adhered to my windshield rode with me a full block before being wiped away by the force of the wind. It was a rather in-your-face moment that fall … more
If you’ve had the chance to view the sun setting into a deep gorge at Big Bend National Park, or stargaze from the Permian Era fossil reef in West Texas’ Guadalupe Mountains, you understand the … more
It looked so huge and there were kids running around everywhere. It was my first day at Little Folks School deep in the heart of Pleasant Grove in southeast Dallas. In reality, Little Folks was a … more
It’s funny the things we find we have in common with those around us. I just recently found out from my sister that her stomach gets sick if she has to write out a big check. So does mine. The … more
Question: Can I complete business with Social Security online? Answer: There are many things you can do on Social Security’s website. You can conduct most of your Social Security … more
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