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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...

Sigma Operations Suspended

Winnsboro Fertilizer Plant Forced to Temporarily Suspend Operations

By Chuck Roy The Sigma plant has been ordered to temporarily stop all operations until they can prove they’re not polluting the town of Winnsboro. The stench produced by Sigma’s processing operations is appalling to many city residents and reprehensible to businesses and visitors. Sigma Partners, LLC, a Winnsboro based fertilizer processing facility, has accepted an agreement ahead of Wednesday’s...

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’...

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...

Ronnie Knight

Ronnie Knight, A Call to Duty

By Enola Gay Mathews          When Ronnie Knight was asked in October 2021 to step in as Interim City Administrator for Winnsboro, he felt it was a call to duty, thus he accepted. I met Ronnie during his last week in office, and found that he exudes a feeling of neighborly interest and honest good will in his handshake and smile....

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...

The Mt. Vernon News

The Mt. Vernon News

by Chuck Roy The Mount Vernon News is coming. No doubt about it, and we are coming to mailboxes and newsstands near you just as fast as we can. As a general rule, very few good things happen overnight and a good and professional newspaper just does not appear during the night. Our team of editors, writers, and artists are...

Makenzie Lyons

City Gets a New Administrator

By Chuck Roy The Winnsboro City Council completed the search to fill the position of City Administrator during the Saturday, March 12 executive session. Makenzie Lyons was selected from a field of highly qualified contenders and has accepted the position. Sources say that Mrs. Lyons could be onboard in as little as two weeks. Mrs. Lyons has an impressive resume...