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Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Yesterday at 8:58 AM
The First Tuesday Book It Craft is at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month on Oct. 4, and the craft will be a pumpkin made from a re-purposed book. This is a fun, cute craft that can be used for …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, September 21
Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL staff to highlight the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Month” each September to promote freedom to …

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, September 21
Recently, I read about the traffic plan for the new elementary school in Mineola. I think this should be reviewed. My concern is using Shady Lane to access the school facilities.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, September 15
September has started off with well-attended new programs. Thank you, everyone who attended our programs. We had a good time and hope you did, too. Our programs are free to attend and …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, September 8
Dear editor: We are overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity of time and talent from all the volunteers that worked so diligently on the paint and repairs project at Ms. Betty’s house on …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, September 8
National Voter Regis-tration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20, and the Quitman Public Library is participating in the month-long “Register in September – Vote in November” voter …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, September 1
Everyone has a price, it has been said, and apparently Saudi Arabia is out to prove that, at least when it comes to male professional golfers. If you are a fan of professional golf, as I am, then …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, September 1
Can you believe school has resumed? Wow. Where did the days of summer go? Never fear, the library has many programs planned for the fall. We will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, August 25
Dear editor: In the Aug. 4, 2022 edition of the Wood County Monitor, I read with local pride that the Monitor had received four awards from the Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, August 25
Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is a library card! Patron cards are available for residents who can provide …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, August 18
Can you believe school is about to start? Seems like summer just got here. A big shout out and thank you to the staff and volunteers, especially during the last week of July when I went on …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, August 18
What you are reading is history in the making, also known as the first draft. We were reminded of that in a big way recently when a reproduction of the 1950 Wood County centennial edition of the …
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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.

Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

Yesterday at 9:02 AM

The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit.

County approves plan for federal pandemic funds
Yesterday at 8:48 AM

Wood County Commissioners voted to approve the use of the American Rescue Plan Act funds Tuesday. That $8,845,417 will be allocated as follows...

Mineola council cancels truck parking permit
Yesterday at 8:46 AM

A Mineola city ordinance approved in 1986 to allow large truck parking in residential districts by permit was overturned by the city council Sept. 19.

QISD names superintendent finalist
Yesterday at 8:46 AM

The Quitman School Board named assistant superintendent Chris Mason as the lone finalist to become the new superintendent Monday.

Mason will replace Rhonda Turner, who announced in August that she is retiring Dec. 31 after serving as QISD superintendent for 15 years.

Quitman council OKs hotel, apartment incentives
Yesterday at 8:45 AM

“It was a good night at the council, a great day for Quitman,” summarized Mayor Randy Dunn upon completion of last Thursday’s city council meeting. He added that progress had been made on the issue of housing, on lodging and for investment in the city.

The council unanimously approved two incentive agreements between the Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) and real estate developer Scott Johnson. The development is targeted for a 10-acre parcel which Johnson has purchased behind (south of) Brookshires Grocery. 

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