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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 been completed thanks to Emergency...

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 matters and that it should...

Winnsboro ISD

WISD Board Approve Grant Request; COVID Numbers Up

By Jim Rogers Enrollment has increased as the Winnsboro ISD returns from the mid-year break. However, attendance is down thanks to COVID, Superintendent Dave Wilcox told school board trustees Tuesday, January 11, 2022 during a called board meeting. During the meeting the board approved submitting a grant request to Texas Community Bancshares (TCBS) for the amount of $10,000 that would...

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Candidate Forum in Winnsboro

Staff Report The Winnsboro News will be sponsoring a forum for candidates to showcase their political platforms to potential voters. This year, the event will be held at the Carden Hall, 214 N. Franklin Street, Winnsboro, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27. All registered voters are encouraged to attend. Candidates scheduled are for the Office of Wood...

Manuel Pasillas

Pasillas Named New Librarian

By Enola Gay Mathews Winnsboro’s Gilbreath Memorial Library has a new librarian. Manuel Pasillas began his task Tuesday January 4, 2022 among the stacks of his new environs. After spending some months assisting at public libraries in Rockwall and McKinney, Pasillas spent part of 2021 as an employee of the Sulphur Springs Public Library in 2021, and was referred by...

Winnsboro Farmers' Market

Bringing Culture to Agriculture

By Andie Miller As a designated cultural arts district, people have come to know Winnsboro for its art, diversity, and elaborate events. More recently, the Winnsboro Farmers’ Market has gained a spot in the sun as an authentic market boasting farm fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, artisan baked goods, fresh cut flowers, and more. Stacy Finley, the Market Manager,...

City special session

City special session

By Jim Rogers, Editor, The Winnsboro News No action was taken by the Winnsboro City Council during a Special Session December 9th in which they responded to a petition signed by 195 Winnsboro voters. However, the council members did direct city staff to focus on specific projects in the City of Winnsboro Action Plans 2021-2031 and the cost of General...

Republican Women of Wood County

Republican Women of Wood County

by Sue Machetta You should have been there. I had the privilege of attending the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Wood County (RWWC). Besides lunch and an informative business meeting, we had the opportunity to hear from Don Huffines, a 2022 Republican candidate for Governor of Texas. Besides giving a presentation on what he believes in and hopes...

Jarvis Christian College Makes Romanian Connection

Jarvis Christian College Makes Romanian Connection

Hawkins, Texas – Jarvis Christian College President Dr. Lester C. Newman signed a Memorandum of Understanding November 18 with a Romanian university to launch a mutually beneficial student and faculty exchange program between East Texas and Eastern Europe. The MOU will also promote academic and cultural ties between the two schools; promote joint research, seminars, conferences and workshops; provide for...

Community Thanksgiving Service Focuses on Blessings and Blessing

Community Thanksgiving Service Focuses on Blessings and Blessing

By Jim Rogers, Editor A Community-wide celebration of Thanksgiving for blessings received and blessings given featured testimonies of thanks, contemporary and traditional hymns, and placed the spotlight on a number of Christian based ministries in Winnsboro was hosted Sunday evening, November 21st by First Baptist Church and Pastor David Rose. The ecumenical gathering of churches reflected the unity of thanksgiving...