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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

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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

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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

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

If something has happened and you are not well, please, do not visit the library. If you have items checked out, simply call the library and ask if we can either renew or extend the due date. We do not need details, we want to work with you during this crazy time. more

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On a chilly March evening almost a decade ago, we strolled among monuments and historic buildings in and around the magnificent National Mall in Washington, D.C. more

Quitman Library Connections

January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year.  more
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