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Phil Major

Corner Column

5 days ago
Something kind of amazing recently happened. The Monitor won a couple first place awards from the Texas Press Association, but that’s not the amazing part. What is truly remarkable about …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Wednesday, July 27
The old saying, the more things change, the more they stay the same, is true for high school dress codes. They are making news again, with one district to our west going overboard with …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, July 21
Summer Reading events are wrapping up. By the time you read this column, we will have hosted the Texas A&M Chemistry Road show (thank you Mineola ISD for the use of the elementary gym), the TAME …

Letters to the editor

Thursday, July 21
Dear Editor: More than a decade ago, Wood County purchased electronic voting machines and ended the use of paper ballots. We feel that this was a mistake. Electronic voting machines are programmed …
Larry Tucker, Editor

Corner Column

Thursday, July 14
I got to meet Charlie Daniels in the mid-1970s. The late fiddle master and country rocker was always a favorite of mine. He passed away a couple of years ago at a young 83. It was a time in my …

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, July 14
July is National Anti-boredom Month, and the library offers plenty of summer reads and movies to keep you entertained. A new shipment of large print books has arrived and ready to be checked out. …
Dr. Jim Pennington of Texas A&M presented the Chemistry Road Show for the Mineola Memorial Library last week.

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, July 7
Summer Reading program is halfway over. We’ve had lots of fun on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. coloring fish, turning in reading logs and participating in two additional activities. Children …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, June 23
Gossip has been around probably since the third human being came along – it takes two to gossip and the third one to have someone to gossip about. Social media has ramped up gossip into the …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 23
First month of summer break is almost over. We’ve had wonderful attendance at our Summer Reading events on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. We’ve made several crafts and completed some …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, June 16
In short order, three gentlemen have moved on who have done amazing work in this community. Not to put too much pressure on their replacements, but they have left some good-sized shoes to …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 9
Summer has begun! And we are so very glad so many people are visiting the library. Our new trees and flower beds are welcoming visitors to the library. Tuesday, May 31 we began our summer by …
John Arbter

Corner Column

Thursday, June 9
The rash of shootings which have targeted the nation’s school children is an epic tragedy. Predictably, public discourse about prevention too often sounds promising but collapses into political …
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Letters Policy

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.

Mural reflects message of unity

Thursday, June 30

“In unity, there is strength.” For generations to come, motorists traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 69 (South Pacific St.) in Mineola will be reminded of that message, emblazoned across the top of a colorful mural – the first major public art of the Wood County Unity Mural Project.

County orders outdoor burning ban
Thursday, June 30

Wood County commissioners voted unanimously to approve an order to prohibit outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days from Tuesday’s date.

Second-chance poles fly Old Glory
Thursday, June 30

“You can get the impression, by what’s in the news every day, that people are not proud of our country, that no one loves our country, and that what our nation stands for is not good. Nothing could be farther from the truth.” Ryan Pool was speaking about how and why he had come to purchase and install used flagpoles in the Mineola area.

A Marine’s perspective on the 4th
Thursday, June 30

July 4 is America’s holiday.

For a Quitman graduate who has made a career of the military, it holds deep meaning, but he’s unsure if that’s the case for everyone.

County appraisal district delays fully funding retirement plan
Thursday, June 30

Plans to fully fund the retirement plan for the Wood County Appraisal District (WCAD) have been put on hold.

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      Wednesday, June 1

      Like all large complex undertakings, there are always areas to improve. The improvements are not in the student athletes or the actual …

    • Corner Column
      Wednesday, June 1

      Through tears of grief, anger, frustration, but mostly sadness, the events from Uvalde last week set off ever-evolving thoughts, spurred by …

    • Mineola Memorial Library Notes
      Thursday, May 26

      May is a busy month, almost as busy as December. Believe it or not, we get busy at the library, too.  Summer Reading Events begin on …

    • Letters to the editor
      Thursday, May 26

      Dear Editor:  It is very sad that the community around Alba-Golden School didn’t think enough of the school to pass the recent …

    • Letters to the editor
      Thursday, May 19

      Dear Sir: Was  I the only one to see this Mother’s Day contradiction? The media’s coverage of Ukraine’s beleaguered …

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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, March 31

Corner Column

Thursday, March 10

Positively pork

Thursday, March 3

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, March 3