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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
When writing columns, I try to take something personal with the hope my experience, whatever it might be, is a story my readers can relate to and remember something from their life experience. I … more
I wonder how many people feel as fortunate, blessed, as I to have had a wonderful mother who lovingly laid the groundwork for their lives? During a 28-year newspaper career I wrote feature stories … more
It’s the time of the year for miracles. They take many forms but you can see them all day long. Like morning dew sitting heavy on the grass, the evening sun pouring its last, low light on … more
I happened to approach the gardens from a different direction today, and I was surprised at the fall beauty of many of the plants. If you arrive at the back of Hogg Park from the road that runs in … more
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
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