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A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I was once a high school senior. more

In East Texas Gardens

Winter can be the best time to rid your garden of exotic invasive plants. Two of the more common offenders in Wood County are nandina (also called heavenly bamboo) and Chinese privet. more

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Last week’s championship performance by the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band at the state contest exemplifies what we know about the youth of today. more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is open and providing public service in accordance with current state guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2020. That includes Delene Allen, Jessica King, Sheree Moore, Virginia Hoffpauir, Lauren Tucker and Madison Webber. more

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After 12 months, the year in review for 2019 has been reduced to just under 1,600 words (around 30 per week). I will not try to estimate the number of words we presented to our readers during 2019, other than to tell you that it was a whole lot. Along with those stories were hundreds of photos, winnowed from the thousands we took. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The holidays are fast approaching. We have several cook books and craft books that might be useful this time of year. We have lots of seasonal books in the children’s area for reading on chilly fall evenings (or any other time of year). more

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By Phil Major
There was not supposed to be another animal in the Major household. more

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By Larry Tucker
He was the first man I ever remember meeting. more

Home Sweet Home

Americans are eating more avocados than ever.  In 1985, the average American ate one pound a year. Now it’s more than 7.5 pounds per person. Why do we love avocados? There are some very … more

In East Texas Gardens

As I grow older, I begin each year by reflecting on the one that has just ended – successes, failures, achievements and personal losses – loss of friendships and loss of friends. The losses over the years are many, and I turn to the winter garden to help me heal.  more

Corner Column

This week’s column is borrowed from Texas Press Association President Laurie Ezzell Brown, who has carried on the family tradition of putting out a top-notch community newspaper in Canadian, in the northern reaches of the Texas Panhandle.

She captures in graphic terms the long-term cost to the nation of the decline of newspapers. Please share it with someone who thinks social media can somehow replace real journalism in your community. more
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