Month: January 2022

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WISD Playground

A New Generation Making Memories

As Winnsboro grows and school needs change, Winnsboro ISD is keeping up with the times. Recent changes to accommodate student needs had left students without playground equipment. COVID restrictions and a need for children to burn off excess energy is now easier at the Winnsboro Memorial Intermediate School. The installation of needed playground equipment has...


Crisis: Dogs and Cats

By David Corning Who says you can’t teach an old dog something new? I was appalled recently to learn of a crisis the city is in regarding unwanted cats and dogs, not to mention the county as a whole where this is concerned. I also was unaware that our city shelter will only service city...


Keeping Rover from Roaming

By Jim Rogers, Editor Tuesday, January 18, 2022 may be easily overlooked as the community rushes out of a holiday and into the everyday of life. However, the day may serve as a key moment in creating good neighbors and a better life for outdoor dogs. The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act (Senate Bill 5) went...

Zoe and Elmo

Have We Been Gaslighting Elmo?

By Chuck Roy, Publisher Last week our Associated Press subscription lit up with yet another viral moment. It was about one of our favorite TV characters – Sesame Street’s Elmo. And it seems that Elmo’s unhinged rant about a pet rock resonates with many exasperated citizens and that many Americans said that they could relate...

Lt. Col (Ret) Allen West

Lt Col (Ret) Allen West speaks at RWWC

By Sue Machetta Lt. Col (Ret) Allen West was the most recent speaker and candidate to appear at the Republican Women of Wood County monthly meeting. The meeting was well attended but a challenge was presented by the candidate to all – register to vote! Additionally, he challenged those persent to remember that our faith...


Wood County Candidate Forums

According to Janna Castillo, Wood County Republican Party Chair, various candidates for county office on the March 1, 2022 Primary Election ballot will participate in 11 forums across the county. Each individual forum will feature those candidates vying for office county-wide and for commissioner in that specific precinct. Only two of the 11 forums will...


Jamie Ruth Galloway

Mrs. Jamie Ruth Galloway, age 101, passed away on January 3, 2022, in Mt. Pleasant. Jamie was born August 31,1920 in Pleasant Grove, TX. to Bernard A. and Eula Mae Huffman Kimmey. She married Edward Glenn Galloway on October 28, 1941, in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. Survivors include...


Birth of a Social Conscience

By Jim Rogers, Editor My social conscience was born when I was nine years old. Although I did not identify it as that at the time, the effect of a morning in the Fall of 1960 has stayed in my memory all these years. It was the second week of school and new English grammar...