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Letters to the editor

4 days ago
Dear editor: Early voting for the March 5 election has started. Proposition 11 is presented as “School Choice” that would allow any student to attend any school they choose and the …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, February 15
We are in the midst of Restaurant Week in Mineola. This is a community helping community event. You get to visit a variety of restaurants and sample their wares. When you choose the event item, a …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, February 15
Dear editor: No! Seriously? I know it’s too early for an April Fool’s joke! You’re telling the citizens of Wood County that the incumbents (Cole Hefner, Virgil …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, February 8
Regarding the WCM 1-25-24 front page article on our County voting equipment, I have worked for/with the election’s office for 16 years. I have set up and run polling locations in all four of …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, February 8
Don’t miss our free “Kick the Sugar Cravings” class on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 1-2 p.m. presented by Denise Nix INHC, CFNC and sponsored by Natural Grocers in Tyler. Denise …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, February 1
Gary Edwards, whose words and photos graced the pages of this newspaper from 1997-2013, passed away recently. His death was not marked with the fanfare one would expect from a photographer whose …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, February 1
We are gearing up for our Second Annual Restaurant Week. It will happen Feb. 11 through 17 in Mineola. Participating restaurants will have deals or specials for you to enjoy. Funds raised during …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, January 25
Dear editor: I’m very disappointed our city leadership decided to take such a myopic approach to a once in a lifetime opportunity. In 2017 our family drove late into the night to …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, January 18
Finally, we have received winter. Brief, frigid and then it’s gone. Regarding 2023, the library had a very good year. We circulated 28,388 items that included books, audio books and DVDs. …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, January 18
America is suffering a pandemic of random mass shootings. This week saw an Iowa school attacked, which further depicts America’s spiritual and moral dilemma. What are we to do? Absent a …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, January 11
Dear editor: I personally want to thank Wood County Monitor editor and staff for producing an “in print” newspaper. Many newspapers and magazines are no longer “in …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, January 11
Dear editor: In responding to the latest “Corner Column” (it’s usually my first look in our local paper) I felt a kinship to our current Wood County Monitor owners, Phil …
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Letters Policy

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Letters to the editor are opinions expressed by the writers and in no way reflect opinions or policies of this paper. Publication of a letter does not necessarily mean the facts have been confirmed.

Symphonic band presents Christmas concert

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Come on over to Mineola’s beautiful Historic Select Theater and hear the Lake Country Symphonic Band’s Christmasy “Everything Christmas” concert.

Concerts are Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Mike Holbrook is back in the director’s seat, so it’s sure to be a fun-filled couple of hours.

The new concrete has already seen ample action.

Skateboarders flock to new concrete park in Mineola

Thursday, December 14, 2023

The park has been dubbed the best in the East Texas area, and promises to get even better when the second phase can be implemented.

Primary elections contested

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Republican voters in Wood County will have four locally contested races when they go to the polls for the March 5 primary.

Filing concluded on Monday, and there will be contests in two of the four constable precincts and both contested commissioner precincts.

QDC approves changes in plans for new hotel

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Plans for a hotel and apartments off Goldsmith St. due south of Brookshire’s Grocery in Quitman were approved for some changes by the Quitman Development Corp. Monday.

2024 eclipse could present public safety challenges

Thursday, December 14, 2023

The potential for an onslaught of visitors to overwhelm various services before and during the April 8 total eclipse drew representatives of the county and most Wood County cities to a meeting with state officials last Tuesday in Quitman.

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      Thursday, January 4

      Dear editor: The Monitor Dec. 21 article concerning paper ballots quoted four people giving anecdotal information and subjective opinion as …

    • Mineola Memorial Library Notes
      Thursday, January 4

      Here we are in January of 2024. Can you believe it? We hope you had a safe and happy weekend celebration of a new year. In our next …

    • Corner Column
      Thursday, January 4

      Five years ago BP (before the pandemic) we wandered into Wood County to take on the task of publishing the Monitor. It had been part of a …

    • Sports Beat
      Thursday, December 28, 2023

      The 2023 season was a unique football year. Fourteen times in UIL history have more than one East Texas team won a state title in the same year. …

    • Mineola Memorial Library Notes
      Thursday, December 21, 2023

      What a fantastic afternoon on Dec. 14. It was our annual Open House and it was the best attended in many, many years. So grateful to those that …

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