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The Waxahachie High School drama department presents “Mary Poppins” as its next production. Performances are Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 24-27, at the Performing Arts Center, 3001 U.S. Highway 287 Bypass. A second weekend of “Mary Poppins” will run Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Performance ti…

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The Ellis County Museum is set to kick off a capital campaign that will see funds raised for the installation of an elevator and renovation of the historic structure’s third floor, among other work.

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Lately, going to the movie theater has been a painful experience. Studios have been turning out films that are poorly written, sloppily executed or just plain awful. Will Ferrell taking on the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes is a bright red beacon pointing to this fact. 

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Celebrations to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held starting this Saturday with an essay and oratorical contest and a parade and programs Monday. 

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First United Methodist Church will host its annual pancake breakfast on Jan. 26 in the Family Life Center at 505 W. Marvin in Waxahachie. The event will begin at 7 a.m. and pancakes will be served until 11 a.m. Casseroles and baked goods will also be for sale.

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Join the Indian Trail Master Naturalists at their monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 28. Prior to the meeting, from 5-6 p.m., the Master Naturalists will make bird treats with suet balls, peanut butter pinecones and fruit garlands. Then, if you can, join them Saturday, Feb. 2, as they put out the …

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VIP (full access) passes are now on sale for the sixth annual Crossroads of Texas Film & Music Festival. Individual tickets also are available for the screenings and concerts.

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The “Write Way” writers club meets at 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center. Any senior center member is encouraged and welcome to join. Shown, from left, are Debbie Compton, Pat Pratt, Doris Wheeler, Frances Springer, Betty Woodruff and A…

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Did you miss out on the first 1,000 rainbow trout added each to the Waxahachie Sports Complex’s lake and at Mustang Creek Park back in early December?

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Since his graduation from Waxahachie High School five years ago, Sam Chance’s acting career has been transforming, taking him across the country and international borders. His latest project was for the National Geographic show “Locked Up Abroad,” which involved a 10-day shoot in Tunisia.

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Auditions for Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2019 are coming up, with opportunities for actors and musicians to be a part of a theater experience like no other. 

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting in Waxahachie at the Asian King Buffet, 507 N. U.S. Highway 77, Suite 950, in the Northgate Shopping Center, across from Osuba Restaurant and Whataburger, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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Nothing quite says “Merry Christmas” in Texas like a prime rib served as the main dish of your Christmas meal! When it comes time to prepare your prime rib this holiday season, be sure to reference Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Path to the Plate’s tips and tricks to ensure that …

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ENNIS—Those of you longing for the clean, family-friendly humor of “The Andy Griffith Show” need to make a beeline for Theatre Rocks! and take in the local theatre’s production of “Where’s Santa?”

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A special event this New Year’s Eve not only provides a great way to ring in the New Year but also a way in which to support Ellis County-based nonprofit organizations.

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“Got cocoa?” You will if you attend the Chocolate Stroll in downtown Waxahachie from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Bring the entire family downtown to ring in the holiday season against a backdrop of sparkling lights while enjoying hot cocoa, Christmas treats and a visit and photo with Santa an…

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Brighten your holiday spirits by visiting three historic Waxahachie homes adorned in their holiday finest during the Candlelight Home Tour from 2-8 p.m. Dec. 1-2. This year’s holiday home tour features three unique homes all located on West Parks Street: the Robertson Home at 409 W. Parks St…

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The Waxahachie City Federation of Women’s Clubs is collecting 2019 calendars to be taken to the Dallas VA hospital the first week in January. Drop-off points are the Waxahachie Sun and KBEC Radio.

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It was a busy day Saturday at Evelyn Coleman Junior High School, where an old fashioned craft show was held. Previously known as the WHS Pre-Christmas Sale, the sale was held in the “old” Waxahachie High School building and attracted more than 90 vendors from around the state.

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The Waxahachie Lions Club held its annual vision screening for Waxahachie ISD students Thursday, bringing its mobile vision clinic to the Global High School campus. Through the clinic, students of all grade levels were seen by volunteer eye doctors free of charge, with glasses to be provided…

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Steeped in history, honor and tradition, the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps was celebrated by members of the Ellis County Detachment Number 1452, Marine Corps League, during a birthday ball held Saturday night.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University Theatre is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” later this year in the Hagee Center Performance Hall. 

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Downtown Waxahachie says “cheers” at the fourth annual Waxahachie Wine & Art Walk from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Mayor Kevin Strength and wife Jean Strength celebrated their love for each other and for the city by placing a heart-shaped love lock on a fence near the corner of College and Jefferson streets downtown.

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As part of its multimedia efforts, the Waxahachie Sun is teaming up with the Ellis County Museum to provide educational information about our community’s history. Starting now and over the coming weeks and months, we will bring you short videos highlighting artifacts from the museum’s collection.