My father was Lt. Albert R. Hamilton, Jr. I was 16 months old when he was killed in the C-124 crash in June of 1953. I never knew him and my mother rarely spoke of him. I have gaping holes in my heart where his memory should be.
~ Terry Mathews, Winnsboro, Texas
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Allen Prazak, Shannon Monk, Fred Howard and Rhandy Simmons are Miss Demeanor and the Groove Felons. The popular quartet returns to The Bowery Stage July 29 with their special arrangements of tunes from the Great American Songbook. (Courtesy Photo)
Miss Demeanor and the Groove Felons are making a return engagement to The Bowery Stage Saturday, July 29. The local quartet has earned quite a loyal following since they first played together seven years ago.
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402nd District Judge Jeff Fletcher and Court Coordinator Donna Huston (Photo by Terry Mathews)
When the people of Wood County elected a new district judge last fall, they got a package deal.
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Don O’Neal LeBlanc (Courtesy Photo)
Tenor Don O’Neal LeBlanc and accompanist Mary Dibbern will return to Winnsboro to open the second season of Sunday Afternoon Classical Series at Winnsboro Center for the Arts Sept. 3.
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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band play a tribute to Texas, framed by a shot of Jerry Jeff Walker. (Photo by Rachel Finney for The Winnsboro News)
By Rachel Finney, Special Correspondent to The Winnsboro News
A light summer breeze welcomed parrotheads to the stage as Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers Band docked in Frisco for the “I Don’t Know” tour on Saturday night.
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The Blandelles are (l-r) John Harris, John Knagg, Greg Connelly, Kevin Rainey, Gary Felmet, Evan Yeager and Carl Herod. (Courtesy Photo)
A one-time gig at a 1985 sports banquet turned into a nice side job for five coaches from Bland High School in Merit.
Continue reading “Dancin’ in the Streets –The Blandelles return to Monday Night Live June 19”
Hannah Kirby will be in concert at Winnsboro Center for the Arts Saturday, June 10. (Courtesy Photo)
Hannah Kirby has always known what she wanted to be – part of a bigger story. At 24, she is well on her way to realizing her dream.
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