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2022 WHS Fishing Team Places 14th at State

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...

2022 WHS FFA Banquet

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...

2022 WHS Softball Ends at Area

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...

2022 WRA Rodeo Royalty

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...

Kentucky Derby Party

Friends and Neighbors: A Kentucky Derby Party at the Library

By Enola Gay Mathews Although I’m new to Winnsboro life and unfamiliar with The Standard Club, I made more new friends when I attended the Kentucky Derby Party at Winnsboro’s Gilbreath Memorial Library on May 4. The Standard Club carries quite a proud history with over 110 years of providing books and support for our...

Raiders Baseball Team 2021-22

Rugged Red Earns Top Playoff Seed

Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Rugged Red captured a share of the District 13-3A title with a 9-2 victory over Mineola on April 26, while Harmony knocked off Mount Vernon 5-2 to hold their position. Harmony and Winnsboro wrapped up the district schedule with 10-2 records; the teams had split in head-to-head competition. The...



By Tumbleweed Smith “Most people like popcorn,” says Donna McInnis. “It’s unusual to come across someone who doesn’t like popcorn.” Donna and her husband Steve have a popcorn store in Hico, Texas. “My store is Hico Popcorn Works,” says Donna, who previously was a medical social worker. “We actually took our name from a turn...


Sabine Saltwater Success

By Capt. Adam Jaynes Success in the Sabine estuary depends on water clarity, sunlight and wind speed. The southerly winds have really beat us up through March and April. When you mix in decent cool fronts here and there with a strong north wind your hands are really tied on where you are able to...