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DID YOU KNOW?
​There are over 480 business in the 75494. ​  There are over 100 lodging facilities and 6 public lakes in a 20 mile radius.  There are 80 named lakes and 5 public lakes in Wood County, Texas.
 While the 3.1 square miles of city limits has 3,434 population, the 75494 zip code population is 11,875,  the WISD district geographic population is 9,212 with about 1300 students enrolled, and there are roughly 25,000 people living within 12 miles of Winnsboro. 

​WOOD COUNTY RETIRES K9 JUMA TO CONSTABLE SMITH 
K9 MATA TAKES THE REINS AS TOP DOG 

[Wood County, TX] - 9/22/20

Wood County K9 Officer Juma was retired by Wood County Commissioners, and K9 Mata took the reins under handler Constable Kelly Smith, Precinct 2.

K9 Officer Juma was retired for health reasons, to the permanent ownership of Smith. Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron read a proclamation recognizing Juma for her service and duty to the county for the past two years.

K9 Officer Mata is a two-year old highly trained GSD with more skills than Juma. Funding for the trained K9 officer came from $13,500 in donations from Wood County citizens, mostly in precinct 2, and surrounding areas to K9Officer.Org, who accepted the charity donation to Wood County under Texas local government code 81.032. An additional $3,000 was raised from across the country. K9 Mata will continue advanced maintenance training in the future.


Click on the puppy dog to link to the Winnsboro Animal Shelter.  

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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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TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION (2ND EXTENDED)  HEARINGS ON TUESDAY - HOW TO MAKE INPUT


OFFICIAL MEETING NOTICE HERE (CLICK)

    HB 28 Relating to curriculum, materials, and activities in public schools.

   SB 2 Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

   SB 3 Relating to civics training programs for certain public school social studies teachers and principals, parental access to certain learning management systems, and certain curriculum in public schools, including certain instructional requirements and prohibitions.

      SB 9 Relating to requiring public schools to provide instruction and materials and adopt policies relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, and dating violence.
     SB 15 Relating to virtual and off-campus electronic instruction at a public school, the satisfaction of teacher certification requirements through an internship teaching certain virtual courses, and the allotment for certain special-purpose school districts under the Foundation School .


TO CONTACT YOUR ELECTED STATE OFFICIALS,  GO HERE
https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home


TO READ A CURRENT BILL TEXT VERSION, SEARCH FOR BILL HERE BY BILL NUMBER:
https://capitol.texas.gov/billlookup/billnumber.aspx
THIS IS THE 87(2) 2021 SESSION.


HOW THIS WORKS:  Proposed bills (introduced versions) usually

* first go through committee hearings, * then edits are incorporated into the engrossed versions, and eventually

*voted on in the House and Senate, then

* go to the Governor for signing or veto.

A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here: https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/

WINNSBORO CITY COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOPS
STALLED THIS WEEK


The next City Council Workshop is slated for August 24, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

The Winnsboro City Council meeting on Monday, August 16, abruptly ended on vote of 3-2 with the Mayor breaking the tie, after a mere 21 minutes, for the staff’s failure to provide a detailed line item break out budget in time for the meeting.  The council also instructed the City Administrator to move all the meetings from 4:30 back to the usual time of 5:30 p.m., to afford the public a better opportunity to attend.  The remaining budget workshop meetings this week (Wednesday and Friday) were therefore canceled to comply with council's request.

It was noted during public comments section, the following factual data on the history of budgets for the city.  

Adopted budgets prior years
FY 2020-21 17 pages
Fy 2019-20: 47 pages
Fy 2018-19: 99 pages
Fy 2017-18: 145 pages
Fy 2016-17: 158 pages
Fy 2015-16: 153 pages
Fy 2014-15: 174 pages

Proposed 2021-22  ?  It us unknown about this year's budget, as the staff has not provided detailed itemized printed budget to the Mayor as of Friday, August 20, 2021. 

Under state law, local government code 102, the Mayor is the budget officer and responsible for preparation of the budget.  Sources state she has made her request in writing, after the council members met on Monday.  This follows specifically after Councilmember Joan Morris, stated in that meeting, to continue budget workshops, the council needed a detailed itemized budget by department in their hands before a meeting in order to allow ample time for review.  This "itemization was last provided to council in 2018," Morris stated, and has not been provided this year, last year or year before.

It was also revealed in Monday night's meeting the staff has still failed to provide Mayor Andrea Newsome, sworn in to office in May of this year, with a key to city hall or business cards to conduct business and represent the city.

FDA APPROVES PFIZER CV19 VACCINE

[HEALTH NEWS - WHITEOAK, MD]


FDA NEWS RELEASE
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
Approval Signifies Key Achievement for Public Health
August 23, 2021: FDA approves Comirnaty (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA), which was previously known as Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.
For Immediate Release:
August 23, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”


Since Dec. 11, 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has ... [click to continue reading or print the entire press release.]


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