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Americans are eating more avocados than ever.  In 1985, the average American ate one pound a year. Now it’s more than 7.5 pounds per person. Why do we love avocados? There are some very … more

Quitman Library Connections

You may have heard that the Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted. more

Letter to the editor

Dear editor: What we’re experiencing in our world today is nothing new. more

Corner Column

With an abundance of caution.

It’s a term we’ve seen multiple times a day. more

Corner Column

May you live in interesting times. Commonly referred to as a Chinese curse, its actual ties to China are doubtful. Nonetheless, we do seem to be living in interesting times, and its roots appear to be from China. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

As I write this, the library is still open. We have not had large crowds, we have not had over 50 in the library at the same time, and our patrons have been great about keeping as much distance between each other as they can when on the computers. more

In East Texas Gardens

Gardening is a labor of love. At least, that’s what I tell myself when I’ve spent a day pulling weeds or spreading fertilizer or trimming brambles. It only makes sense to reward your labor with plants that you love. more

Corner Column

In the coming weeks citizens will be receiving their 2020 United States Census forms.

We are featuring articles about why the census is important, and in particular why Wood County needs to improve on its 20 percent undercount from 10 years ago.

It got me to thinking about how the census tracks our history as a people, especially my own life and my family’s. more

Selfless examples

Dear editor: My name is Grant Madden. I had the honor of having a few of the Mineola Fire Department members in a class I help teach at the Texas A&M Spring fire school in College Station. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Many thanks to the Meredith Foundation for approving our requests for the coming year. We really do appreciate your support of us and all the Mineola projects you fund. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

February is just flying by. Like the groundhog predicted, spring is not that far away. Now might be the time to look at gardening books and find inspiration. Many, many thanks to City National … more

Letter to the editor

Mr. Tucker, sir, that was a political ploy if ever I saw one! What exactly did you hope to accomplish? You’ve given the political opposition to State District Judge Fletcher and Wood County Sheriff Castloo an unfair advantage. Placing Jim Brown’s and Miles Tucker’s photo on the front page and then top billing in the article was a bit much.  more
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