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When it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are excellent choices – they top the charts in nutrition. Their benefits include... more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Lots of things happening in April. We had a very successful bake sale thanks to City National Bank and all who baked and bought. We appreciate CNB for putting this on for us.

There is a potential for a book sale on Saturday, April 17. more

Corner Column

Do you read the public notices? It’s OK to admit if you don’t, but you could be missing out on some important information. more

Letter to the editor

While many residents of Mineola have expressed concern about the proposed concrete batch plant to be located near the Mineola Nature Preserve, I would like to express my concerns as a user of the nature preserve.  more

Letter to the editor

I just wanted to express publicly my disapproval of the proposed construction of a concrete batch plant at the corner of S, Loop 564 and CR 2724, directly across from the Mineola Nature Preserve’s Derby Equestrian Center.  more

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
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