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2022 WHS Fishing Team Places 14th at State
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Winnsboro Fishing Team Places 14th at State

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Winnsboro Fishing Team placed 14th out of 133 high schools represented at the Texas High School Bass Fishing Association state tournament held May 14-15 at Lake Belton. The 2021-22 Raiders have made successful run in every facet. Competing in the Northeast Division, Winnsboro gathered team of the year...

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Too Much Information

By Shiela K. Haynes TMI. Remember that catch phrase from a few years ago? You’re talking to your friend or colleague and maybe share a few more details than you intended. Awkward. And they might have replied, “TMI!” Too much information. I am the queen of TMI. Odds are really good that if you’ve gotten...

2022 WHS FFA Banquet
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FFA Students Recognized at Banquet, 2022-23 Officer Team Announced

By Shiela K. Haynes Winnsboro FFA students and supporters filled the Winnsboro Civic Center Monday evening for a time of celebration, recognition of outstanding members, and installation of officers for 2022-23. Chapter president Cody Ellison was recognized with the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award. The award is given to a senior student and is a symbol...

Sigma Operations Suspended
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Winnsboro Fertilizer Plant Forced to Temporarily Suspend Operations

By Chuck Roy The Sigma plant has been ordered to temporarily stop all operations until they can prove they’re not polluting the town of Winnsboro. The stench produced by Sigma’s processing operations is appalling to many city residents and reprehensible to businesses and visitors. Sigma Partners, LLC, a Winnsboro based fertilizer processing facility, has accepted...

Who What When Where and How
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Who What When Where and How

In all fields of endeavor there is always room for improvement. No doubt that I could be a better publisher, manager, business owner, etc. And the same follows through for the hearts of service of those elected-volunteers on the Winnsboro City Council. None of the Alderpersons are professional politicians, thank goodness, for it would be...

2022 WHS Softball Ends at Area
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Lady Raiders Season Ends in Area Round

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Lady Raiders came up against a formidable West Rusk team in the area round of the playoffs falling 12-2 and 14-0 in the best-of-three series at Longview. West Rusk came into the series with a 25-1 record behind a power-hitting lineup, solid pitching, clean defense plus the benefit...

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Coaches Make an Impact

By Shiela K. Haynes Coaches are among the most sacrificial people I have ever known. They work incredible hours for an income that covers the bills but will never make them wealthy. They take care of the student athletes under their supervision. Not just the physical development, but the whole person including emotional health and...

2022 WRA Rodeo Royalty
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WRA Rodeo Royalty

Judging for Winnsboro Rodeo Association Royalty was conducted Saturday, May 7. Contestants were judged on horsemanship, interview, modeling and speech during a full day of activities. Royalty will be crowned each night of the rodeo beginning with Junior Princess (ages 3-5) and Princess (ages 6-10) on Thursday, Miss WRA Teen (ages 11-15) Friday, and Miss...

Did You Vote?
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Did You Vote?

by Chuck Roy Of course, voting is a right and a privilege, but it is not mandatory. As witnessed during last week’s City Council, Bond Proposals, and School Board races, the people of Winnsboro are very typical of the national averages when it comes to casting a ballot. However, if voters can’t get worked up...