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Letters to the editor

As a frequent visitor to Mineola to enjoy your restaurants, your friendly folks and your open arms, but also to take walks or ride horses through the Nature Preserve, I have a word or two to say about the impending mistake of letting a concrete batch plant being built literally a stone’s throw away from your beautiful almost 3,000-acre preserve. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wow! One quarter of 2021 is behind us. We made it past snowmageddon, and COVID-19 vaccines are more widely available. As I write this, the sun is out and everything is looking up. Friday, … more

Corner Column

Wood County, the city of Mineola and other local government agencies are coming out in opposition to a bill by State Sen. Bob Hall and a companion bill in the House of Representatives that will basically take away the right of cities, counties, school districts and others to lobby the state legislature.

While it is true that this is a massive overreach by state government to try to tell cities, counties and others what to do, the issue is more complicated than that. more

Sports Beat

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.
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.
March 18 would have been the last time we held an in-person news meeting. more

Letter to the editor

Does Mineola really want a concrete batch plant across the street from the Mineola Nature Preserve and The Derby, Frisby Golf, Mineola’s equestrian campground and trails?  I don’t think so, and here are some of the reasons why... 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

Letter to the editor

As a transplant to the Mineola area over the last 12 years, I have been impressed and excited about what the city of Mineola and Wood County have done to encourage growth and development in the area. 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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