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Raider Band Members Receive End-of-Year Recognitions

The Raider Band recognized band members for outstanding achievement at an April 23 banquet. Nico Perez received the prestigious John Philip Sousa Award, an honor recognizing the outstanding band member for a career of musical and leadership excellence and integrity. The senior also received the Leonard Bernstein Award, which recognizes pure outstanding musicianship and high-level performance. Darian Blair received the...

Baseball: JV Raiders Finish on Top

The JV Raiders closed out the 2022 season with a win over Mineola. The one-loss squad held the best record in District 13-3A for the second year in a row. JV coach Drake Staggs said, “They got better every game. Hitting the ball, base running and pitching got better. Just all around, we had some guys who stepped up toward...

Friends and Neighbors: Meeting Mount Vernon

By Enola Gay Mathews During April, beautiful Mount Vernon, Texas has claimed most of my time and attention. Mainly because my boss dispatched me there to gauge the interest of the residents and businesspeople in having their own newspaper! The response has been overwhelming, and thus a separate and stand-alone Mount Vernon News is soon to become a reality. In...

Friends and Neighbors

by Enola Gay Mathews My Mom the Iris Hunter Iris blooms are showing up all over the place! No matter the color, iris blossoms always bring me happy thoughts of my mom and her perennial green thumb. Wherever she lived, there would be flowers! And her iris, as an easy transplanter, always went with her. She’d often stop and ask...

City Council Candidate Forum Scheduled

By Chuck Roy On Tuesday, April 26, The Winnsboro News will be sponsoring a political forum at the Winnsboro Civic Center for voters to hear the platforms of prospective City Council candidates who have filed for the May 7th general election. The forum starts at 6pm and all Winnsboro residents are encouraged to attend. Candidates that have filed for election...

Men with Firetrucks

By Tumbleweed Smith Carroll Choate drills water wells all over west Texas.  He has had his business since 1957.  He started it while he was working at the oil refinery in Big Spring.  Prior to the official start of Choate Well Service, he did the work for his family and friends at no charge.  He knew the procedure well because...

The Mount Vernon News

By Chuck Roy Mount Vernon is one of the charming Northeast Texas cities that residents and tourists love. And, honestly, what’s not to love? Mt. Vernon has good places to eat, comfortable accommodations for a stay, good schools and churches, good arts and entertainment venues, excellent outdoor activities and in general, a good place to conduct business, raise a family,...

Winnsboro Parks and Recreation January Report

By Stacy Finley Park Updates and Events January has been a topsy turvy month for my departments! Illness has struck much of the City Staff and other community members. The civic center restroom renovations have also been in full swing, so most days it is best for me to work from home where there is some quiet, not to mention...

City Council Sets Meeting to Call for Bond Election

By Jim Rogers Several citizens addressed the Winnsboro City Council during their regular session, Tuesday, February 8, both from the podium and from their seats. The rowdy session for the council addressed public concerns surrounding the Texas Sigma Partners facility in the industrial area on All-Star Road in Winnsboro. The council agenda addressed requests by non-profit groups for fees to...

Bill Jones Day Proclamation

Mayor Andrea Newsome proclaimed February 9, 2022 Bill Jones Day during the Tuesday evening, February City Council meeting. WHEREAS, Whereas, Bill Jones was born and educated in Winnsboro, Texas, where he lived with his wife of 44 years, Betty; and WHEREAS, he served his country in the United States Air Force, he would later graduate from East Texas State University...

LD Smith

Reverend LD Smith moved to Heaven on Friday, January 28, 2022, after a week of double pneumonia caused by covid. LD had also been battling vascular dementia for a few years. He was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and served as pastor and evangelist for many years. As a teen and young adult, he traveled with several...

City Council

Winnsboro City Council moved a step closer to defining the seven items to be placed on the May municipal ballot as a General Obligation Bond Issue, amended a grant proposal, and approved fee revisions for Farmers Market and to Bowery Bazaar during a Special Called Session, Monday evening, January 31, 2022. Much of the evening conversation for the council focused...