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Winnsboro History Museum

Be sure and visit the Winnsboro Historical Museum:  The museum is open from 1-4pm on Fridays and 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Location is 100 Broadway at the old Train Depot, on the southeast corner of Broadway (Hwy. 11) and Main (Hwy 37) in Winnsboro, TX. Call (903) 347-2634 and schedule group visits by appointment.

PLEASE ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE WINNSBORO, TEXAS AREA. This video is presented as a courtesy with a single license for use for WinnsboroTexas.org and AutumnTrails A's Association and C.G. Willis.  All Rights Reserved of original copyright holder; please contact for use or  redistribution. CONTACT US.  Thank you.

Click on the puppy dog  to link to the

Winnsboro Animal Shelter.  

CITY COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2023

​UPDATE POST MEETING

AGENDA OVERVIEW:  CLICK HERE

Source: https://winnsborotexas.civicweb.net/document/30886/


KEY TOPICS ON AGENDA

  • Sigma Litigation and update to council (city laws violated) related to pending legislation in Austin, TX:  The plant is granted a temporary operation period of 45 days by the court to ramp up and perform a stack testing of chemicals going in the stack and chemicals and odors that are emitted.


  • The start date was slated for April 5, however, both sides of the issue need to agree on an independent 3rd party qualified environmental expert as an observer for all of those 45 days.  Right now, the start date was around April 17 and subject to change based on court proceedings. 


  • Any complaints of the following if ONLY going beyond or past the Sigma Plant property lines:  smoke, steam with particulate matter, odors or noise, should be reported to the city as it violates city ordinances (law):  903-342-3620 non emergency number at the Police Dept., Scotty Sewell, code enforcement, or email info@winnsborotexas.com or <mlyons@winnsborotexas.com>


  • These potential emissions may also violate their TCEQ permit; so reports can be made to TCEQ as well.  Go here online to report a concern;  https://www.tceq.texas.gov/compliance/complaints
  • NOTE:  Phone calls to TCEQ are not recorded or logged as concerns.​​


Sigma Plant Injunction  Press Release [click]

Copy of District Court Order Temp. Injunction [click]

Council Minutes Show Sigma Refused Access for soil testing to police code enforcement [click]​

TRAILS COUNTRY 

TRAVEL TOURISM NEWS

Wood County Recognized with Award as “Best Weekend Road Trip” in Texas
     Wood County, Texas [9/12/2023] — The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) announced today that Wood County has been recognized with a prestigious award as a premier tourist destination for other Texans.
      Official Best of America recognized Wood County as the “Best Weekend Road Trip” for other Texans, and memorialized the honor with a video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCx3iOJdZeg&feature=youtu.be

    "We are ecstatic to receive this award which is a reflection of all the hard work put forth by the people who live in Wood County,” said Christine Thomas, Executive Director of the WCEDC. “Everyone, residents, and businesses alike, has played a role, whether through their tax dollars or volunteerism at the many exciting events that we host throughout the year.
    “It’s also important to recognize the businesses in Wood Country which have done a great job of welcoming visitors, in turn making Wood County a regular destination for people from Dallas and Houston and all points in between,” she added.
     “These are exciting times. We look forward to building upon the recognition, doing everything we can to maintain our attraction to the tourist community.”
   This is not the first time the county has been recognized. Last year, it was highlighted by CultureMap at https://sanantonio.culturemap.com/news/travel/07-19-22-travel-texas-wood-county/  [
Read full release here]

Winnsboro's ​ TX Farmer's Market @ 100 Carnegie St

(SUMMER MARKET: 8-Noon,

Every Saturday, April thru Oct.)


April 6, 2024  Opening Day, Spring Market

What makes this Farmer's market the best, includes: "High quality producers Agricultural products  only; Huge variety of products  and ALL LOCAL  vendors.  No resellers,  only true growers
Covered booth spaces"​  https://winnsborofarmersmarket.com/

TRAILS COUNTRY REPORTER & PRODUCTIONS

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, TOURISM, VISITORS, THINGS TO DO, SHORT STORIES TO READ NEWS, EVENTS, WEATHER LINKS, CommUNITY info; Wood County, TX  & Other Areas of the Northeast Texas and East Texas Piney Woods Forest Trails, Tourism, History, Heritage. 

​CLICK MOST ANY IMAGE TO LINK TO MORE INFORMATION.

Wood County Area.  It's  East Texas.  

Wood County has a population of 45,000 plus

and Market Trade Area of 250,000 in an eight county contiguous radius census tract.

the East Texas area of  Wood, Smith, Hopkins and Franklin, counties.  

Over 90 named Lakes / Bodies of water, Dining, Shopping, Great Living.

It's Proximity:   The Wood County Area is Rural yet is close enough

to major metropolitan. areas of the Dallas / Ft. Worth (85 Miles) Area and Tyler (40 miles). 

It's just A tank away for a day!

 It's laid back at a different pace than many suburban cities crawling with traffic, smog and lines.

It's Shovel Ready for Measured Growth.

Planned Potential.  Good Folks.   In the Right Corner 

of Texas.



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THE TRUE ONLINE GUIDE.         BLESSED COMMUNITIES.       TREASURED HERITAGE.       BOUNDING IN SHOPPING , DINING & PLAYING.        HOME OF AUTUMN TRAILS, AZALEAS & DOGWOODS.

Piney Woods Life Magazine

July 4 Fireworks Shows, East Texas


Location:
Pleasure Point Lake Winnsboro
CR 4858 Winnsboro Tx. 
West side of Lake Winnsboro
Date/Time Information:
July 4, 2024 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Contact Information:
Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

903-342-3666.


Vacation Bible School Dates 2024 ~ East Texas

(click to Print) / Courtesy of KWNS Radio 104.7

​​​​​​Things to See & Do

LOCAL EVENTS & AREA LAKES INFO 


WOOD COUNTY & AREA LAKE INFO

 Four County Lakes PLUS  world renowned Lake Fork CLICK ON ANY BLUE LINK FOR LOCATION, MAPS, BOAT RAMPS, AMENTIES


Beach in Wood County
Come enjoy one of the most incredible white-sand beaches and some of the clearest water in the Pineywoods of Northeast Texas at beautiful Lake Hawkins.

​https://lakehawkinsrvpark.com/facilities/beach/
Beach / Day Use, Open 8 am to dark
$5/person* (Cash, credit card, Apple Pay accepted)
Children 4 and under are free
* $10 per person for HOLIDAYS and holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day).  We reserve the right to shut the gate at any time due to capacity limits. No need to call and reserve a day pass. Just show up and pay at check-in window. Recreational Facilities, Beach Area, Picnic Area, Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Volleyball Courts, Dock, Swimming, Other Amenities & Services, Ice, Restrooms, Showers, Store.
 


LAKES OF WOOD COUNTY

Current Lake Levels, Access, Docks, Fishing, Marinas, Parking and More:   ​www.trailscountryreporter.com/lakes-a-z-list.html;

Lake Winnsboro  (get worms at Tractor Supply in town at 801 E Coke Rd · (903) 342-0009 (opens at 8 a.m.), or the Winnsboro Lake Store Marina at  630 Co Rd 4890 · (903) 629-3214 (Also opens at 8 a.m.)​