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I’ve written about early spring bulbs and summer bulbs but not about some of my favorite bulbs of late spring: lilies. Who doesn’t love Easter lilies, with their pure-white, sweetly-scented … more
I recently read an article discussing the restorative powers of gardens and gardening. I realized that the beauty and serenity one finds in gardens is a gift for all of us. We at the Arboretum like … more
On Saturday, April 27, Mineola police hope to take unused prescription medication out of medicine cabinets throughout Mineola. The point is to reduce opportunities for theft and abuse of these products, some of which are no doubt opioid-based pain pills.

That’s commendable, and I hope the take back event is a rousing success.

What’s not commendable, however, is the volume of opioid-based medications that poured into our medicine cabinets in the first place, how the lure of eye-popping profits coaxed big drug makers like Purdue Pharma to aggressively market products that would unleash a torrent of addiction and death across the nation. more
As you are reading this, two of us are returning from Austin and the annual Texas Library Association Conference. This is a gathering of librarians from all over the state, and sometimes from … more
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, April 12, 2019. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. in the … more
Did I hear someone mention a plant sale? They must have been referring to the Wood County Arboretum annual spring plant sale. On Saturday, April 13, you will find a fantastic array of seasonal … more
Much like the palette of our own lives, the countryside seems to be changing daily – more green, more vibrant and variety of colors.

And with longer hours of sunlight, we have more opportunities to enjoy it.

We have been traversing these highways and byways for so long that the earliest memories are distant and faint. more
Workforce Solutions of East Texas will conduct a Hiring Fair on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room of the Quitman Public Library. Several caregiver positions are … more
April is here. Will it bring showers? Will we get an Easter snow? I cannot wait to find out. Although I am enjoying these cool temperatures, I am ready to have more sunny days than rainy … more
A friend and I recently took Amtrak from Mineola to Dallas and back.
Although riding the train was enjoyable, waiting for it was not. more
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