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The Quitman Public Library Summer Reading 2019 begins June 5 with a kick-off party at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park, where we will discover “A Universe of Stories!” There will be lots of splash pad … more
Late spring in East Texas is filled with so much color, and shrubs can provide a long lasting backdrop of blooms – especially in rainy springs like this year. One of my favorite large shrubs is … more
We are halfway through the month of May. School is about to wrap up and summer programs are about to begin. This year we will say goodbye to Annalee as she heads off to college. We have enjoyed … more
If you are a close reader of our obituaries, you know that the actress who played Michelle Mudturtle passed away recently. Janet McGill Faubion, the puppeteer for Michelle, lived out her final days in Quitman.

After seeing that connection, I did a little research... more
Dear Editor: It takes a village. Thank you to the Citizens and City of Quitman for letting the Daughters of the American Revolution be a part of the restoration of the Honeymoon Cottage … more
Eeek! A bug! No worries. The Friends of the Wood County Arboretum are ready to help calm your fears and educate you by presenting a Nature U program called Insect Friends and Foes by Allen … more
I love baseball. The exactness of the game, the sensory images of the diamond, the sounds and scents. There is so much uniqueness to the game that most sports cannot even dream to be as appealing to … more
Much has been written about the impacts of newspapers shrinking and closing.

In a recent article about the media desert that springs up when a town loses its paper, the city manager of a West Texas community remarked that participation in local elections had declined since the local publication shuttered.

Indeed, it has been known for years that newspaper readers are more informed about their communities and more likely to take part in the various aspects of community life. more
Springtime begins a new season in pond management. Spring is the time for stocking and the beginning of regular feeding of catfish. For most ponds in our area, a catfish only, or catfish and fat … more
May is here! School is about to finish for the 2018-2019 school year. Two of our staff members will graduate and head out for other learning adventures. We’ll treasure our time with them until they … more
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