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Sports Beat

The baseball season had been a trying one. The team was talented, but like all teams they had a number of strengths and more than a few weaknesses. It is what makes high school sports so appealing. more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted.  Here are answers to some of your questions... more

Corner Column

This week we are going to take a slight break from talking about, well, you know what, to talk about chickens. Specifically the young people in Wood County who have raised their chickens for the … more

Sports Beat

Funny thing about sports venues. Their design comes into vogue, and you end up with a number of gymnasiums that resemble one another. It is unavoidable I suppose. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Well, well, well. How are you holding up in this time of staying home? Are you getting caught up on your reading? Caught up on the things you wanted to do but couldn’t? more

Home Sweet Home

In response to the current situation, many of us have turned to buying and using more canned foods as they have a longer shelf life and are an economical option. Bulk buying the same canned goods can sometimes lead to repetitive meals, but it doesn’t have to get boring. Get creative and see what you can come up with. more

Corner Column

What we have witnessed over the course of the past few weeks has ranged from the magnificent to the ridiculous.

We have seen communities soldiering on as best they can under difficult and trying circumstances. 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

Quitman Library Connections

You may have heard that the Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted. more

Corner Column

With an abundance of caution.

It’s a term we’ve seen multiple times a day. more

In East Texas Gardens

Gardening is a labor of love. At least, that’s what I tell myself when I’ve spent a day pulling weeds or spreading fertilizer or trimming brambles. It only makes sense to reward your labor with plants that you love. more

Corner Column

In the coming weeks citizens will be receiving their 2020 United States Census forms.

We are featuring articles about why the census is important, and in particular why Wood County needs to improve on its 20 percent undercount from 10 years ago.

It got me to thinking about how the census tracks our history as a people, especially my own life and my family’s. more
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