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Letter to the editor

The citizens of Wood County should be outraged that the charges against former sheriff, Jim Brown, and his chief deputy, Miles Tucker, were dropped because of the statute of limitations. more

Quitman Library Connections

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Feb. 14 from 6-9 p.m. in the library community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always … more

Arboretum searching for volunteers

It’s no secret spring flowers can chase away the winter blahs. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

February is here and all sorts of things happen in February. We have lots of books to recognize February as African-American History month, Valentine’s and President’s Day. more

Quitman Library Connections

Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. The Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of materials located near the front checkout desk. more

Corner Column

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

I am reminded of the famous line from the newspaper cartoon “Pogo” from the 1960s. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it through the holidays and into the New Year. The library is back on its regular schedule. Closed on Sunday and Monday as we have been for years, then open Tuesday to Saturday beginning … more

Quitman Library Connections

Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 2,000 movies and celebrate National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19. Visit the library’s online catalog to see what is new. more

Home Sweet Home

Are you an apricot fan? If so, join in the celebration during January of National Apricot Month. An especially good way to enjoy apricots is to eat dried apricots. They are an excellent … more

It starts with one

We stand for the flag and proudly say the pledge of allegiance. We put our right hand over our heart and belt out the star spangled banner in our best American Idol voice. We feel the lump in our … more

Letters Policy

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. more

In East Texas Gardens

As I grow older, I begin each year by reflecting on the one that has just ended – successes, failures, achievements and personal losses – loss of friendships and loss of friends. The losses over the years are many, and I turn to the winter garden to help me heal.  more
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