Wood County Stories

Wood County to Host a Blowout Four-Day Experience at Lake Fork

By Brynna Williamson

You’ve heard the proverb, “There are plenty of fish in the sea.”

Well, the competitors at the upcoming AFTCO Bassmaster Elite fishing tournament and Lake Fork Family Fest event hope that there will be plenty of big fish in Wood County’s Lake Fork, too.

It’s Logan’s Place–And It’s Yours, Too

By Brynna Williamson

Subtle chatter fills the mint-green room. Fairy lights twinkle on the white wood veranda outside, while the clink of forks and knives on quickly emptying plates fill the air with background noise. You turn to the person in front of you—a smiling, pleasant hostess (“Haven’t I seen her around town before? Yes, she’s definitely from Mineola”), and she shows you to a brand-new table. You settle in for an evening of enjoyment, coziness, and well-reviewed food.

Winnsboro Autumn Trails or Bust—65 Years Running

By Brynna Williamson

Try and visualize 300 Model A cars from 1940 lined up in a row and people in old-timey hats and scarves, smiling as they drive through downtown. Or, maybe even better, 1,000 proud, tall horses, ridden by straight-backed, Southern-accented cowboys and cowgirls from across the state.

Well, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. After all, it’s what happened last year.

A Canopy of Possibility

Note: Portions of this story are excerpted from Dr. Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt’s first-ever Fall Convocation speech to all students, faculty, and staff at Jarvis Christian University on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. She assumed the office as JCU’s 13th president on July 1.

By Brynna Williamson

Jarvis Christian University (JCU) has come a long, long way in the past few years. There have been a lot of changes—some with total excitement, like the official recognition of Jarvis as a university rather than as a college.

Wood County Airport Reaching New Heights

By Brynna Williamson

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… no wait, it really is a plane!”

Here, in the communities that comprise Wood County? Well, why not?

Thanks to generous donations from North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) and the Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC), among others, the Collins Field / Wood County Airport is pleased to be announcing new renovations for 2023.