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Mineola and Wood County lost a real ‘character’

I have been living in Wood County off and on since 1981. I have been coming to Wood County since my birth in 1950. In that time I have had the opportunity to meet many unforgettable people. We … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving … more

Salvation Army

Standing in front of Walmart or Brookshire’s on a cold and wet Saturday ringing the Salvation Army bell may not sound like a lot of fun to most people. But those who ring the bell know the … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Welcome winter? This event is not official until Dec. 21. Those of us who live in Northeast Texas have learned to be patient and flexible when it comes to fall and winter temperatures. By the time … more

Congratulations

There are some congratulations to go around for Wood County athletes. First, we want to say a big “way to go” to Yantis cross country runner Maddie Hooker. Yantis Coach Christy Beech is … more

Those marvelous maples

Arbor Day in Texas is the first Friday in November, and every Texas gardener knows that fall is the second best time for planting a tree (the best time being 20 years ago). That being said, what tree … more

Quitman Library Connections

The FOL Fall Book Sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 14 and runs through Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The sale will take place during library business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The 2nd Friday … more

Playoffs on the horizon for several sports

As regular season football comes to a close and the playoffs are on the horizon, there are other sports already in state playoff activity. Congratulations and good luck to the Mineola Girl’s … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

For those of us who receive and read our Wood County Monitor every Wednesday, Boo! it’s Halloween once again. The Haunting of Hogg Park will take place, as it has done for several years now, at the … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The holidays are fast approaching. We have a variety of cookbooks and craft books to help with the upcoming activities. We have lots of other books to just read and travel to imaginary places and … more

Corner Column

Although the U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy, the Supreme Court has held in numerous decisions handed down through the years that Americans enjoy protection against unwarranted … more

Corner Column

Every election season, whether presidential or midterm, millennial voters are always discussed as an influential electorate; however, this group is one of the least likely to vote while also being … more
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