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Greetings! March is certainly trying to come in like a lion. Hopefully that means a pleasant spring is not too far behind. more
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 - 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745. more
          I believe it was a Texas Monthly article I read recently about how Dan Rather, a Texan, was one of the few national journalists who had foreseen that … more
Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. It’s a good deal. Medicare subsidizes the outpatient drug benefit, generally paying about 75 percent of the program’s … more
Last month I stood in the middle of the circle of desks at the State Board of Education taking the oath of office. As I was standing there, repeating my oath being administered by Senator Larry … more
John Rainey and John Gore have each now crossed to the other side of life, the ritual we call death. In their lives, each man touched countless people in so many different ways. I had the privilege … more
I firmly believe if we can’t laugh at ourselves we are missing lots of opportunities for merriment. Besides, it’s much nicer to laugh at one’s self than at others. Though I have to say, … more
The Annual Friend to Friend Women’s Health Program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 from noon – 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 203 Meadowbrook Street in Mineola. Hope you can … more
Things are flourishing and lovely inside the picket fence I write about. Outside the picket fence is another story altogether. As a peace-loving “Yankee,” a woman who grew up in the suburbs of … more
This is one of my favorite times of the year. The excitement that seems to be oozed at this time of year is invigorating and almost tangible. The boys and girls, now young men and women, whom we have … more
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