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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

Quitman Library Connections

Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near … more

Home Sweet Home

When it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are excellent choices – they top the charts in nutrition. Their benefits include... more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Lots of things happening in April. We had a very successful bake sale thanks to City National Bank and all who baked and bought. We appreciate CNB for putting this on for us.

There is a potential for a book sale on Saturday, April 17. more

Corner Column

Do you read the public notices? It’s OK to admit if you don’t, but you could be missing out on some important information. more

Letter to the editor

While many residents of Mineola have expressed concern about the proposed concrete batch plant to be located near the Mineola Nature Preserve, I would like to express my concerns as a user of the nature preserve.  more

Letter to the editor

I just wanted to express publicly my disapproval of the proposed construction of a concrete batch plant at the corner of S, Loop 564 and CR 2724, directly across from the Mineola Nature Preserve’s Derby Equestrian Center.  more

Letters to the editor

As a frequent visitor to Mineola to enjoy your restaurants, your friendly folks and your open arms, but also to take walks or ride horses through the Nature Preserve, I have a word or two to say about the impending mistake of letting a concrete batch plant being built literally a stone’s throw away from your beautiful almost 3,000-acre preserve. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wow! One quarter of 2021 is behind us. We made it past snowmageddon, and COVID-19 vaccines are more widely available. As I write this, the sun is out and everything is looking up. Friday, … more

Corner Column

Wood County, the city of Mineola and other local government agencies are coming out in opposition to a bill by State Sen. Bob Hall and a companion bill in the House of Representatives that will basically take away the right of cities, counties, school districts and others to lobby the state legislature.

While it is true that this is a massive overreach by state government to try to tell cities, counties and others what to do, the issue is more complicated than that. more

Sports Beat

Twelve months ago, the scholastic sporting world in Texas began holding its breath. The big question on everyone’s mind was: could we count on having a football season in the fall? All spring sports had just been ceased. Even the UIL state basketball tournament was stopped, in one case during a finals game.
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There is much which could be written about the 2020-21 scholastic sports season. A few words may be warranted to capture a couple of teaching moments which have been provided through the competition of our sons and daughters this school year.  more

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and to help promote the importance of healthy eating, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these top tips to “Eat Right” all year long. more
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