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Tabs in London

Almost Like Coming Home Again

By Nancy N. Roy One of the more amazing opportunities of my life was when I was just a young girl of 8-years old, or so, and I lived in England with my family. My Dad was in the Air Force and was stationed near a huge airbase just a 45-minute train ride from downtown London. We were stationed there...

Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day – Understanding the Sacrifice

By Shiela K. Haynes I am continually humbled by the service and sacrifice of our men and women in the Armed Forces. When I read the passage in Isaiah 6:8, it always reminds me of our service members. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said,...

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...

Hayden Deaton

Winnsboro Advances Two to UIL State Meet

Hayden Deaton and Haleigh Risner have earned berths in the UIL Class 3A State Meet set for Thursday, May 12, at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The pair advanced out of the Region 2 meet held April 29-30 at Whitehouse. The top two competitors in each event out of each of...

62nd Annual Winnsboro Rodeo

The 62nd Annual Winnsboro Rodeo

May 19-21, 2022 Winnsboro Rodeo Arena The 62nd Annual Winnsboro Rodeo presented by Texas Country Ford takes place May 19-21. Three nights of rodeo with competition featuring professional and amateur cowboys and cowgirls, some local and others from around the nation. Rodeo princesses are announced on Thursday and Friday evenings, and the rodeo queen will be crowned Saturday. This year,...

Will Wilcox

Rugged Red Falls to Tigers

By Shiela K. Haynes, Editor The Rugged Red fell victim to the Tigers 2-1 with the opponent’s seventh inning, walk-off homerun on Friday at Mount Vernon. With the loss, the Rugged Red drops into a two-way tie with Harmony in the race for the district crown. Both teams have 8-2 district records; the teams split in head-to-head contests. Mount Vernon...

The Lady Chuck Wagon Cook

The Lady Chuck Wagon Cook

By Tumbleweed Smith “It’s kinda like camping but it has a western and historical flair to it,” says Kellye Duncan of San Angelo who started cooking by chuck wagon after spending 35 years in the restaurant business. She is the proud owner of two chuck wagons. “The first one was actually a hay wagon that came out of a Sears...

WCA Renaissance Gala

Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Chuck Roy “Wow … Awesome!” and “Amazing,”were a few of the comments directed towards a magical night in Winnsboro as The Winnsboro Center for the Arts presented the highly anticipated Renaissance Under the Stars. A sold-out Civic Center audience of finely dressed revelers – actually more like a reenactment of a Knights of the Round Table Feast, was treated to...

Plastic Makes Perfect for Bass

Plastic Makes Perfect for Bass

By Kinny Haddox There’s no better way to catch April bass than on soft plastic lures. Back a half century ago, young Bill Dance busted on the scene of bass fishing like a bull in a china shop. His main weapon of choice in landing huge stringers of largemouths was a simple plastic worm. In fact, he knew so much...

Small Town Shoes???

Five Qualities Found in Every Small Town Person

By Mandy Manners I am in a heated debate with my publisher. He is a big time city-slicker who moved to a small town a decade ago. Now he calls himself a small town guy. Wrong, so wrong, in fact that I am hijacking his next Op-Ed. I read it while I was in his Winnsboro office last week. Only...

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...