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Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Library Notes

2 days ago
Camp We Read has come to a close. It was an awesome summer reading program. We visited the primary and elementary campuses during summer school as well as hosted seven programs in the library. …
Phil Major

Corner Column

2 days ago
Certain moments in time are burned into the memory banks. Saturday’s attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump will likely take its place alongside a long and growing list …

Mineola Police Report

2 days ago
July 6 2:23 a.m., motorist assist, 700 blk S. Pacific, truck broken down. 8:45 a.m., assist other agency, E. Good, phone pinging at location, no contact. 10:22 a.m., public assist, …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, July 4
Here we are in July. Can you believe it?   Our summer reading program, Camp We Read, is finishing up. We have had a great summer with this program. We’ve had visits from Toys in Box …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 20
June is ending and July is just right here.   We are halfway through our summer reading program: Camp We Read. We have had some great programs so far such as Toys in Box 3D Printing and a …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, June 13
Summer Reading Rodeo 2024 is in full swing during June. The program is designed for ages pre-K through 10. There will be special events each Wednesday in June from 1-2 p.m.  Stop by the front …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, June 6
Summer has arrived. Well, maybe not by the calendar but definitely by the heat! Did you notice? The yard has been mowed. It still needs work and I am looking into that. Camp We Read …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, May 30
The QPL 2024 Summer Reading Rodeo is happening during June with entertainment and activities each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. with a schedule as follows: On the 5th, The Creature Teacher will present …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, May 23
Remember the bluebonnets at the library this spring? Remember how abundant they were? Remember how pretty they were? Well, this is the other side of that beauty. We are waiting for the seed pods to …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, May 16
The Quitman Public Library is celebrating May as “Reading the Cowboy Trail” Month, and the line up of books on display is looking mighty good. Stop by and check out what is new in adult, …
John Arbter

Sports Beat

Sunday, April 28
The moment came at the 5:58 mark of Scottie Scheffler’s press conference, just after winning the 2024 Masters golf tournament. The question came from veteran sportswriter Shawn Martin. …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Sunday, April 28
Hello, everyone. Can you believe it’s almost May already? We’re gearing up for summer reading: Camp We Read. This will be Wednesdays at 2 p.m. beginning the last Wednesday in May. …
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Enthusiastic support for the Wood County Warriors from their "speed squad" was on display for the 25m walk/run.

Special Olympics returns in style

Thursday, April 11

After a five-year absence, over 150 athletes from Como-Pickton, Cedar Creek and Upshur and Wood Counties competed for special recognition at a state-sanctioned Special Olympics track and field meet at the Quitman High School track field on Friday, April 5.

Cassandra Sampson (left) and Crystal Arcand seek election the Mineola City Council seat for Ward Three.

Two seeking Ward Three city council position

Thursday, April 11

Only one of the three seats up for election on the Mineola City Council this year is being contested. Crystal Arcand has challenged 2-term incumbent Cassandra Sampson for the Ward Three seat. …

Residents on Hwy. 37 north of Mineola petitioning for center turning lane

Thursday, April 11

Residents who live north of Mineola are petitioning the Texas Dept. of Transportation to extend the center turn lane along Hwy. 37.

Property owners given more time to clean up locations in Quitman

Thursday, April 11

Citizens and commissioners came head-to-head at Thursday night’s Quitman Building and Standards Commission meeting. With the tension in the air almost tangible, the board decided after nearly two hours of deliberation...

Onlookers at Swearingen Park on Lake Fork observe the total solar eclipse, as the horizon appears as though the sun were setting in all directions – here, north – despite being midday.

Eclipsed!

Thursday, April 11

Two predictions surrounding Monday’s total solar eclipse in East Texas largely failed to come true. The clouds were thin to non-existent during the time of totality around 1:40 p.m., and the expected traffic jams did not materialize.

    • Mineola Memorial Library Notes
      Thursday, April 18

      We made it through the eclipse! What an awesome thing! If you’re one of our regulars, please let us know how we are doing and what …

    • Quitman Library Connections
      Thursday, April 4

      The Quitman Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 7-13. It is a time to honor our nation’s libraries and library …

    • Mineola Memorial Library Notes
      Thursday, March 28

      Greetings to you all. I bet you were wondering where this column has been. Well, apparently, I let my mind go on Spring Break for most of this …

    • Corner Column
      Tuesday, March 19

      Glenn Rogers has served two terms in the Texas legislature and lost his race for reelection badly in the recent Republican primary. He is …

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      Thursday, March 7

      Upshur County has announced plans, as part of the courthouse renovations, to remove the old jail from the top floor except for one cell. They …

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