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Twelve months ago, the scholastic sporting world in Texas began holding its breath. The big question on everyone’s mind was: could we count on having a football season in the fall? All spring sports had just been ceased. Even the UIL state basketball tournament was stopped, in one case during a finals game.
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There is much which could be written about the 2020-21 scholastic sports season. A few words may be warranted to capture a couple of teaching moments which have been provided through the competition of our sons and daughters this school year.  more

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and to help promote the importance of healthy eating, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these top tips to “Eat Right” all year long. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We survived Snowmageddon. We were very lucky compared to many libraries across Texas. We closed for a week, but we did not suffer any plumbing or structural issues. We were blessed. more

Public information laws have served the people of Texas well

Bold steps nearly 50 years ago created a landmark protection for the people’s right to know in Texas.

Lawmakers approved the state’s open records law, now known as the Texas Public Information Act. Born out of a political financial scandal, the act’s aim was to allow citizens to hold public officials accountable. more

Corner Column

Like a moment frozen in time, the hand-operated perpetual calendar reads March 18.
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March 18 would have been the last time we held an in-person news meeting. more

Quitman Library Connections

March is the time to plan your garden for spring and summer blooms, and the Quitman Public Library has information you need to get ready. Near the front desk is a seasonal display of books, selected … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it through the snow. It was pretty but it was cold. Some of us fared better than others and are still working through the lingering effects. The library was very blessed to have suffered no damage.  more

Corner Column

One might think that after the year we’ve been through, there might be some reckoning about what really qualifies as a life-or-death situation.

A high school basketball game certainly does not.

Stupid fan behavior has been around a long time, so when it reared its ugly head last Thursday night on the north side of Longview, it was – sadly – not too much of a surprise. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We finally received our winter. Hope everyone stayed home and warm. In preparation for the precipitation, we did not charge fees during our closure due to weather. If you still cannot get out and about, please call the library and we will make arrangements with you, 903-569-2767. more

Home Sweet Home Hearty Whole Grains

We all need healthy, whole grains every day. Whole grains have B vitamins, minerals and fiber which add to our overall good health. How many of the following whole grain foods have you had … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

January is gone and we have moved on into February. Can you believe it? Need some books to read to your children with the Valentine Day or Ground Hog Day theme? We have several. more

Quitman Library Connections

Friends of the Quitman Public Library members are hoping to reconvene regular 2nd Tuesday meetings at noon on Feb. 9. Call the library at 903-763-4191 for meeting confirmation. Officers for FY21 are … more
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