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I would like to thank each of those who helped cleanup downtown Quitman. I asked for help and you came! more
Fifty years ago. Once you begin having clear recollections of events that far back, it’s a stark realization of the passage of time. The retrospectives on the lunar landing a half century ago are coming at us from many quarters. more
For me, the Fourth of July has always meant a celebratory day of picnics and fireworks. I’m sure Thursday night’s planned pyrotechnics at the Civic Center in Mineola will not disappoint. more
I really appreciate law enforcement. Thank you for your service. I live in Mineola, just outside the city limits. I have called the Sheriff’s Department several times – many, many loose dogs. more
Last week we talked in this space about snakes, and we will continue with that theme this week. I am talking about the recently convened session of the Texas Legislature. A lot of the news … more
Driving around, any astute observer has surely noticed the abundant wildflowers on the side of the road. In my area we have worlds of Black-Eyed Susan (the yellow flower) and the white flower about … more
Home grown fruits and vegetables often trigger a desire to preserve foods at home. While this can be a fun and rewarding way to keep foods long after the season ends, care must be taken to assure … more
If you’re looking for reliable plants that bloom in an array of colors through the heat of summer, sages are the plants for you. I’m not referring to culinary sage (Salvia officinalis, which … more
On more than one occasion I have read about animals, such as snakes, seeking higher ground during all this wet weather.

But the top of our office front door, really? Did he think the water would get that high? more
When volunteers appear to work in the gardens on a hot and humid Wednesday morning, you know their hearts are in their work. June is a transition month for our gardens at the Arboretum and for … more
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