Wood County Stories

Winnsboro Farmers' Market: Fresh Options, Fantastic Locale

By Shiela Haynes, Editor of The Winnsboro News

Vine-ripened tomatoes, home-canned jams and jellies, local honey, fresh-cut flowers, locally sourced meat, and fresh-baked goods are just a handful of reasons to make your way to the Winnsboro Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning this fall. Open 8:00 a.m. to noon from the first week in April through the end of October, the market hosts as many as 600 visitors on any given Saturday.

Rebirth of Mineola’s Historic Beckham Hotel

By Kent Huffman, CEO & CMO for East Texas Marketing, LLC

The charming East Texas town of Mineola is known far and wide for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Mineola and nearby Golden, Texas are the childhood stomping grounds of country music superstar Kacey Musgraves. But Mineola is also home to an arguably lesser-known, yet intriguing legend: A fascinating historic building named the Beckham Hotel & Ballroom.