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Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2019! The library will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. more

Mineola Memorial Library

We made it through the holidays. A new year is on the horizon! As you may have noticed, we were closed Saturday, December 22. We will be closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Years but will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 at 9 a.m. more

Corner Column

Earlier this year, about 43 miles northeast of Mineola in Monticello, a coal-fired power plant was mothballed. Two additional coal-burning plants, one southeast of Corsicana and another northeast of Austin, also closed in 2018. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The year is winding down quickly. Do you need some inspiration for a holiday meal or a craft? Stop by the Library and see if we have a book that can help solve your dilemma. Our annual board … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Those of us who volunteer at the Quitman Arboretum would like to wish our friends and neighbors a merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Your support and continued appreciation of our efforts to … more

Create your own path in your East Texas garden

Most of the country has put their gardens to sleep by December, not to be revisited until spring. But in East Texas, we’re so glad for the break from the summer heat that we will start a new garden … more

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
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