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There are some stories, once you read them or watch them on the movie screen, that make a lasting impression. Such is the case with watching the new film, “Just Mercy,” in that it compels you to find a way to right a wrong in your community or give back in some manner.

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Cancun’s Restaurant in Waxahachie. The guest speaker was Melissa Lehew, accompanied and assisted by her husband, Derek Lehew.

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This spring, the Ellis County Master Gardeners and Ellis County Extension Agency are again teaching a variety of classes to prepare your gardens and yards. The classes are being offered through Waxahachie ISD’s Lighthouse for Learning, continuing education program. A list of this semester’s …

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The Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band program closed out the TMEA Area round of state band auditions Saturday by adding nine All-State 6A Band qualifiers and three state alternates to their list of state qualifiers – bringing its total all-state honorees to 11, including its All-State Jazz mu…

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The celebration of Mardi Gras returns to downtown Waxahachie in February will all of its pomp and circumstance. Events start with a pub crawl Friday, Feb. 21, followed by a Mardi Gras parade, concert and beer sip ’n stroll Saturday, Feb. 22.

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Congratulations to Waxahachie High School senior Leslie Martinez, whose artwork took third place out of hundreds of entries in the HS 2-D Division for the Fort Worth Stock Show Art Contest. Of the 1,600 total art entries, only 44 made it to the finals, which places Martinez in the top 2-perc…

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The upcoming Waxahachie High School winter musical “Big Fish” is set to debut Jan. 23-26 in the Performing Arts Center. This magical Broadway play streamlines a touching story of imagination, family and togetherness through the many actors in the musical theater department.

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The trend lately in Hollywood is to produce movies that are not worth your time or a remake of a better-made film that seeks to make a quick buck banking on nostalgia. Original storytelling is something of a rarity, like an eclipse of the sun, but it does happen.

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Mike Snider is a faithful volunteer who spends two days a week at Waxahachie CARE. He also volunteers at Manna House in Midlothian two days and Children’s Hospital in Dallas one day a week. In his spare time, he may volunteer a Saturday with North Texas Food Bank in Plano.

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The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame in Waxahachie is sponsoring an Essay and Oratorical Contest and an Art Contest to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the museum, 411 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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Congratulations are extended to Patrick, who began an internship with the Waxahachie Police Department this week. Patrick is shown with Police Chief Wade Goolsby (at left) and Assistant Police Chief Joe Wiser.

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“Uncut Gems” is one of those films that grabbed my attention with its oddball trailer. It gave no sense to what the story was about or what to expect from Adam Sandler.

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The spy thriller “Homeland” has taken audiences on an exciting and emotional ride as its story has unfolded over the past seven seasons. However, when the show makes its premiere for an eighth season Feb. 9, audiences will see Waxahachie actor Sam Chance as a cast member.

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting in Waxahachie at Cancun’s Restaurant, 2000 Corporate Parkway in Waxahachie, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Cancun’s new location is on North U.S. Highway 77 near Atwoods, Branded…

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In 2003, Ellis County Master Gardener Association decided to make scholarships available to graduating high school seniors residing in Ellis County.

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Waxahachie resident Mike Peavler’s new book, “How the Firefly Earned His Light,” shows children how purpose can be found through helping others in need.

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Congratulations to Waxahachie High School senior Leslie Martinez, who was recently selected as a finalist for the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Art Contest with her painting, Barbeque Lunch. She and her teacher, Breelyn Wright, will be recognized at the Finalist Awards Ceremony in F…

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The truth has amazing power. It has the power to inform the public, shine a light into the darkness and see the facts for what they are, which can be scary at times. The new movie, “Dark Waters,” shows that while truth can be buried for a while, it can also be brought to light.

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For many, the daily tasks of an average high schooler can be extremely overwhelming. But Waxahachie High School senior McKensi Bryce has brought a whole new level of extreme dedication to the table.

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Waxahachie ISD holds its 23rd annual DEAR Day on Friday, Feb. 21, with signups under way to serve as a guest reader.