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With the official coming and going of Halloween, we can take a breath at the arboretum, watch the leaves fall, contemplate new flowerbeds, and plan for the upcoming holidays. Halloween night found a … more
Greetings! March is certainly trying to come in like a lion. Hopefully that means a pleasant spring is not too far behind. more
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 - 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745. more
          I believe it was a Texas Monthly article I read recently about how Dan Rather, a Texan, was one of the few national journalists who had foreseen that … more
John Rainey and John Gore have each now crossed to the other side of life, the ritual we call death. In their lives, each man touched countless people in so many different ways. I had the privilege … more
Welcome to December. I am sure your gardens are confused by the cool nights and warm days. The few remaining plants in the Arboretum Gardens continue to send out new growth, and a few blooms appear … more
I firmly believe if we can’t laugh at ourselves we are missing lots of opportunities for merriment. Besides, it’s much nicer to laugh at one’s self than at others. Though I have to say, … more
The Quitman Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Singer-songwriter and accordionist Jo-El Sonnier will be at the Quitman Public Library on Nov. 22 … more
Thanksgiving is a special time of the year for me. There have been three major “happenings” for me in the past 20 years, each involving Thanksgiving week. On November 3, 1997 I went into the … more
Things are flourishing and lovely inside the picket fence I write about. Outside the picket fence is another story altogether. As a peace-loving “Yankee,” a woman who grew up in the suburbs of … more
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