Welcome to The Poolville Post - Online
The Poolville Post has been located in Poolville since July, 2012, and from the very beginning, the goal has been to provide "Positive news for and about the people who are Poolville, Texas."
Online Edition March - April 2020
The print version of the Poolville Post has been retired. It was owned, operated and published under the direction of Tacy Ellis. The online edition of the Poolville Post is its own entity, published by Greg Bade. Its primary purpose is to continue the "sense of community" that was developed during the printed version and keep it alive and healthy. It is the sincere hope of the online version that community members will continue to submit their stories, activities and significant happenings, so we can continue to keep you informed and perhaps even entertained. I will be looking for school news, church news, community news and VFD news to include in the online edition. As needs and wants grow and change, new pages or features can and will be added. It is my intention to publish the online version every two months at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Advertising will continue to cover the cost of running a website. Ads are limited to a business card size ad and will cost $15.00 per issue (two months). For a small additional fee, your ad can be linked to your business website. To view this feature, click on any ad or picture where you see a smiling yellow star. Classified ads are still free.
Ads for the online edition should be paid for in advance and mailed to:
The Poolville Post - P.O. Box 320 - Poolville, Texas 76487.
Checks should be made out to The Poolville Post. Ad deadlines are the 25th of the month preceding publication.
Please support our advertisers, and when you do, tell them you saw their ad in the Poolville Post - Online. They are the ones who pay for this publication.
If you need to contact us or send us a story, the address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why should you read the online edition? While the print version of any paper is inherently more exciting and even perhaps more personal (it arrives in your mailbox after all) than an online version, it is seldom read cover to cover at one sitting, and after a few days it may be used to mop up spilled tea, start a fire or line the bird cage. The online version will never suffer those calamities. It will be here until the next issue comes out, so you can return again and again. You can also send the link to friends around the country and around the world, and they can see what is happening in Poolville. With an online version, photographs can be published in color, and interviews can be recorded live, so you can actually hear the person speak. The possibilities are staggering.
Site Launch Date: February 5, 2014
Site last updated on 05-08-2020
Updates happen as information is received. If you want to know if there is new content, see the "Last Updated Date" below.
All content contained in the online Poolville Post is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed for profit without expressed written permission. Authored content copyrights belong to the authors. All other content belongs to the Poolville Post.
A Word or Two From the Publisher - Greg Bade
(May - June)
Site Announcement Date: February 9, 2014
"Summer is a promissory note signed in June ..."
I suppose it is a bit of a coincidence that for many of us we are emerging from our chrysalis of isolation in June, about the time that so many butterflies are also meeting the world for the very first time. For the butterflies everything is new. For us, well I hope we too can learn to adapt to what is new.
Activities are beginning to open up, but many of our favorite activities are still restricted. Many large scale venues are still closed, and many small venues are also being very cautious about opening in earnest. Poolville ISD has announced that it will hold a graduation ceremony for seniors in June. Other area schools are finding creative ways to hold graduations in May. Some area churches are open while others remain closed. Frustration often abounds.
Update 05-06-20: Updated School Poem Winners With Video- School Updates Page
Update 05-06-20: Senior Photos Posted - School News I Page
There are many activities that are still being held online through Facebook including free concerts by many of the featured musicians on the music page. The best way to keep track of these is to go to the performer's Facebook page and look for "live" events. Poets of course continue to post videos of their poetry on Facebook, and there are audio poems carried over from last month on the "Wordsmithing" page.
May celebrations are posted, but there is still time to add an anniversary or a birthday. Just let me know.
The calendar is still a little sparse, but the good news is that Mineral Well State Park is once again open for day use, and their full calendar of events will be held live on Facebook...all for free!
And as the school year begins to wind down, teachers and students are busier than ever trying to complete their assigned duties and tasks, hampered by the restrictions that have been put upon them. I have been working with the schools during April, sponsoring a poetry contest, and I can tell you that the teachers and the administrators are working as hard as ever to stay and keep in touch with their students. If you have not seen the winning poems, they are posted on the School Updates page.
Finally, take a look at this year's high school graduates on the School News I page. I know they would appreciate it.