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April is the prettiest month in an East Texas garden - at least it’s my favorite month in my own garden. Early in the month the last of my early spring bulbs provide effortless color - Spanish … more
I wonder how many other people are such creatures of habit as I? I am realizing just how much so in a variety of ways. My weekday mornings couldn’t be accomplished without a regular routine. As … more
There was a 50 year anniversary a couple of weeks ago which marked one of those moments in time some of us will never forget. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed April 4, 1968. It was a … more
Who loves to walk in the door after a long day at work and be greeted by the aroma of a warm soup in the slow cooker? Slow cookers offer many benefits in the kitchen. Keep these tips in mind when … more
 With kids heading back to the classroom this month, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting online resources that are especially helpful for students and teachers. A variety of tools for … 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
After working in North Dakota for nine months, I’m excited to be back in Texas and close to home while working in the field I love. North Dakota was a challenge mostly due to the change in … more
This week finds Wood County football teams getting their first taste of actual contact against someone other than a teammate. It’s time for pre-season scrimmages. Scrimmages are glorified … more
For anyone who’s been at a Wood County high school game this past school year you’ve probably seen a tall black guy in jeans and a polo shirt who looks like he should be on the court or field … more
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