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Letters Policy

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 … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it to the end of the month. April showers really did bring May flowers.

The big question: when will the Mineola Memorial Library reopen? more

Letter to the Editor

My last day with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, Aug. 1. Although I have very much enjoyed my time at the chamber, I know I need to further my education. more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is open and providing public service in accordance with current state guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. All patron … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Here we are in May. Things are beginning to open up based on Governor Abbott’s directives, Judge Lucy Hebron’s instructions, availability of cleaning supplies and comfort level of establishment. more

In East Texas Gardens

Shade in your garden is a welcome respite during a Texas summer, but it can also be a source of beauty throughout the spring. May brings blooms on some of my favorite shade-loving plants. more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library has reopened this week and will provide services in accordance with current state guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. … more

Sports Beat

Before lighting my pipe at the local soccer field, I wandered off an appropriate distance from the group of parents gathered on the sideline. My estimation of appropriate standBefore lighting my pipe at the local soccer field, I wandered off an appropriate distance from the group of parents gathered on the sideline. My estimation of appropriate stand-off distance must have been underestimated, as a man separated himself from the group and headed my way. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Here comes the end of April and the beginning of May. What flowers do you think we will see? What part of our routine will change as we continue this pandemic journey? more

Corner Column

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I was once a high school senior. more

Scattershooting

I was on my way to the post office the other day when I happened to think of my favorite sports writer, Blackie Sherrod of the old Dallas Times Herald. more

Sports Beat

No one noticed the injury. Only after the point was scored did the collective audience see that one of the players did not get up. more
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