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Autumn Wind - The Villanuevas

Another Miracle moment at Autumn Wind

May 10 was a day to remember for Willie and Mary Villanueva. The Winnsboro couple had their 66th wedding anniversary in February, but were unable to celebrate it due to COVID-19. The senior living community where they live, Autumn Wind, stepped up and made sure the couple had a wonderful celebration to make up for it. When speaking to their...

Edible Frog

Frogs, Oh My!

By Mandy Manners OK, so you got some frog legs. And whether you bought them or caught them, here is how to prepare and enjoy them. And, by the way, this Frog Legs Recipe is simply the best, and I can tell you that because it comes from a chef that works in an elite restaurant in Rome, Italy. I...

20220526 Reese Lindley

Most Athletic, Reese Lindley

By Shiela K. Haynes Reese Lindley and Crayton Klika were selected as Most Athletic by their peers. Lindley is a three-year varsity player for the Lady Raiders basketball team. Klika is a multi-sport standout with two years of varsity experience each in football, basketball, and baseball. Reese Lindley Lindley built a strong athletic resume in high school. The senior played...

20220526 Crayton Klika

Most Athletic, Crayton Klika

By Shiela K. Haynes Reese Lindley and Crayton Klika were selected as Most Athletic by their peers. Lindley is a three-year varsity player for the Lady Raiders basketball team. Klika is a multi-sport standout with two years of varsity experience each in football, basketball, and baseball. Crayton Klika Klika is a natural athlete who has taken advantage of the weight...

20220526 Friends and Neighbors

Friends and Neighbors

By Enola Gay Mathews Two Graduates Among 1600 at Allen High School I take pride in being the grandparent of a Class of 2022 high school graduate. In this case, two graduates. I have twin grandsons, Dorian and Dante Zapata, who received their diplomas on the night of May 20, 2022 at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas. Turbulent weather forecast...

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 honors to finish ahead of...

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 for excellence. It is a...

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 of a deep playoff run...

2022 WHS Baseball Advances to Area

Rugged Red Pushes Past Pewitt, Advances to Area

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor Crayton Klika dove headfirst into a slide over home plate to clinch a 3-2 triumph in the second game of the best-of-three series to defeat Paul Pewitt and advance into the second round of the playoffs. The games were played Friday at Longview. Winnsboro won the first game 5-4. “I felt that our guys...

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 WRA Rodeo Queen (ages 16-24)...

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 library. Starting ‘way back when’...