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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...

Wood County Candidate Forums

According to Janna Castillo, Wood County Republican Party Chair, various candidates for county office on the March 1, 2022 Primary Election ballot will participate in 11 forums across the county. Each individual forum will feature those candidates vying for office county-wide and for commissioner in that specific precinct. Only two of the 11 forums will feature candidates for state office....

Mount Vernon Companies Selected to Aid in Application for ARP Funds

By Lillie Bush-Reves The Mount Vernon City Council selected Gary Traylor and Associates and KSA Engineers to work for the city in proposals for use of just over $670,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. Traylor and Associates will write and administer the grant, while KSA Engineers will assist with the technical details needed for...

Filing Date for City and School Elections Near

By Jim Rogers Filing dates approach for three two-year terms for alderman in the City of Winnsboro and two three-year terms for Winnsboro ISD trustees. As the City of Winnsboro staff returns from the New Year holiday, they are at work preparing for the January 11th City Council meeting and facing a few staff issues related to COVID. City Secretary...

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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...

City Will Follow-Up on Citizens’ Complaints Regarding Local Industry

By Jim Rogers, Editor, The Winnsboro News Winnsboro City Council moved through their December Regular Session agenda quickly checking off each item until they were bogged down with public comments concerned with air quality affected by the industrial park located within the city limits east of downtown Winnsboro on property north of State Highway 11, west of All Star Road...

Search for New City Administrator Underway

By Jim Rogers Ten resumes have been submitted and more are expected as the Winnsboro City Council begins their search for a new City Administrator. The new administrator will replace Craig Lindholm whose resignation was accepted in a special session of the council called September 21, 2021. Lindholm’s last day as CA was September 30th. He was under contract until...

City Council Discusses Grant and Makes Board Appointments

By Jim Rogers, Editor, The Winnsboro News The City of Winnsboro has received a grant award totaling $274,890 to be used to “Reconstruct streets to remove a potential threat to public safety and improve access.” The grant is funded through a U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The...

WVFD annual Christmas Project

Because of the generosity of the citizens and businesses in Winnsboro, the Winnsboro Volunteer Fire Department conducted a very successful Christmas Project again this year. According to WVFD social media, this year every child received multiple toys, stocking stuffers, candy, and a blanket. Families received a gift card for food along with a certificate from Brookshire’s for a Christmas hen...

Texas Sigma Partners Provides Jobs Environmentally Friendly Product

Chicken Lit 685 By Jim Rodgers, Editor, The Winnsboro News On the eastern edge of the Winnsboro city limits at a building that was standing empty, a $10-million investment has been made and 25 employees have jobs with hourly wages ranging from $10 to $25 per hour. Texas Sigma Partners, an affiliate of Sigma Agri Science, has made multiple modifications...