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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
          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
So many of you have commented on the combining of the Wood County Democrat and Mineola Monitor and asked, “Well, is it going to be for the better, or for the worse?” Our plan is for it to be for … 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
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
Dear editor: Doris Newman’s May 10 op-ed was right on! Proposed changes to the current ACA should concern us all. If the people of Wood County care about coverage of preexisting conditions, … more
It’s the end of school and high school graduation is all around us. I remember the feeling of anxiety as I prepared for graduation in May, 1969 from W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas. It was a … more
To the editor, Now that the smoke has cleared, the taxpayers of Mineola have dodged a bullet, i.e. a $41 million debt owed for the next 30 years. By a mere 79 votes, our little town could have … more
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