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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what your Quitman Public Library has to offer. Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence … more
High school football got off to a rousing start with scrimmages held throughout East Texas. The Mineola Yellow Jackets will entertain another tough foe this week as they host Caddo Mills Friday in … more
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s recent remarks about the state of political discourse in our country pretty well echo my own thoughts on the matter. “There’s probably more acrimony, divisiveness, … more
 With kids heading back to the classroom this month, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting online resources that are especially helpful for students and teachers. A variety of tools for … more
After working in North Dakota for nine months, I’m excited to be back in Texas and close to home while working in the field I love. North Dakota was a challenge mostly due to the change in … more
This week finds Wood County football teams getting their first taste of actual contact against someone other than a teammate. It’s time for pre-season scrimmages. Scrimmages are glorified … more
Despite my standing as a credentialed Cheesehead, it’s worth noting that I’ve spent nearly half my adult life in Texas toiling at newspapers – specifically those in West Texas. I’ve lived in … more
With the changes we are making at the Monitor, I am moving to the sports desk full time, and I’ll be writing a sports-oriented column most weeks – my first journalism heroes were sports writers: … more
With more than a week of temperatures hovering at or above 100 degrees, many east Texas gardens are looking a bit ragged. But some gardens still boast plenty of blooms. So how do you find those … more
Starting next week, I’m going to turn this column space over to the new guys, Hank Murphy and Zak Wellerman, as I head on over to the sports side of the Monitor. I will occasionally fill in every … more
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