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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...

Rylee Stephens

Lady Raiders Prep for Playoffs

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Lady Raiders were clipped by Mount Vernon 11-5 on Friday. Paired with the 12-2 loss against the Lady Tigers on March 22, Winnsboro falls in head-to-head for playoff seeding purposes. Winnsboro was scheduled to wrap up the district schedule Tuesday in a consequential contest at Chapel Hill. Results...

Unstuffed Peppers

Unstuffed Peppers

By Mandy Manners Unstuffed Peppers turn stuffed peppers on their heads, quite literally! Instead of filling peppers, the bright and juicy vegetable simmers with savory sausage and fluffy, flavorful rice. Rich, cheesy, and with beautiful seasoning, Unstuffed Peppers mix up a traditional dish for a majestic taste! Get ready to crunch into a meal you...

Haleigh Risner

Track District 13-3A Meet – Risner

By Shiela K. Haynes Rugged Red Stadium was the site for the District 13-3A track and field meet on April 13-14 that brought together teams from Winnsboro, Harmony, Mineola, Mount Vernon, Quitman and Winona. Pictured above is Haleigh Risner, a recent track signee with Texas A&M-Commerce, who crushed the field in the 3200 with a...