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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

What a beginning to August! I’m sure you saw the story about our changes during the first week of August. What a week that was! Many thanks again to the Tocker Foundation and the Meredith … more

In East Texas Gardens

I love to see butterflies in the garden. It’s not because I take awesome photos of butterflies – my photos are generally blurry – nor is it because I’m a budding entomologist – my knowledge of butterflies is limited to swallowtails and “orange” – but because I love the movement that butterflies bring to a garden. more

Corner Column

To the Monitor’s readers in Mineola and across Wood County, I am bidding adieu. An opportunity takes me elsewhere in East Texas. As the recipient of many kindnesses – large and small – I … more

Corner Column

Last week we talked in this space about snakes, and we will continue with that theme this week. I am talking about the recently convened session of the Texas Legislature. A lot of the news … more

Ag News

Driving around, any astute observer has surely noticed the abundant wildflowers on the side of the road. In my area we have worlds of Black-Eyed Susan (the yellow flower) and the white flower about … more

Home Sweet Home

Home grown fruits and vegetables often trigger a desire to preserve foods at home. While this can be a fun and rewarding way to keep foods long after the season ends, care must be taken to assure … more

In East Texas Gardens

If you’re looking for reliable plants that bloom in an array of colors through the heat of summer, sages are the plants for you. I’m not referring to culinary sage (Salvia officinalis, which … more

Corner Column

On more than one occasion I have read about animals, such as snakes, seeking higher ground during all this wet weather.

But the top of our office front door, really? Did he think the water would get that high? more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

When volunteers appear to work in the gardens on a hot and humid Wednesday morning, you know their hearts are in their work. June is a transition month for our gardens at the Arboretum and for … more

Quitman Library Connections

QPL Summer Reading 2019 is happening the entire month of June, and we will discover “A Universe of Stories!” Fun activities are planned for each Wednesday, so stop by the library for your game … more

Corner Column

The vehicles zoom past the window, dozens of times a day, for several days leading up to major holidays. They are the members of the local Kiwanis Club, attending to their duties to place American … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

School is out and summer break has arrived. So have the more seasonal temperatures. The Library’s air conditioner is working and we have cool books and movies to check out as well. The Friends … more
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