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The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents the Grammy Nominated Hermitage Piano Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at SAGU’s Hagee Auditorium.

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Congratulations are extended to Waxahachie High School seniors Melody Green (at left) and Joselynne Hernandez, who took the top two prizes in the recent Waxahachie Symphony Association Young Artist Scholarship competition. The two WHS choir students were awarded the honors after going throug…

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Twenty-three students from across Ellis County recently competed in the annual county spelling bee. Emma Munguia (at left) from Clift Elementary was named champion, with Shalini Asirvadam of Life School named runner-up.

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The recipe for creating a great action movie is simple. You need to keep the plot simple, add a car chase and a gunfight or two and mix in a few jokes for some flavor. Using this recipe, the new film, “Bad Boys for Life,” created an extraordinary dish the whole audience could enjoy all at once.

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Culinary herbs not only taste good and add flavor to foods but can also add color and interest to your garden and landscape design.

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CASA of Ellis County extends its appreciation to Jean Ann Underwood (at right) representing The Men’s Downtown Bible Class for its generous donation to the nonprofit’s capital campaign for a new building. Shown accepting the donation is CASA executive director Rhodie Rawls. “We love our comm…

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Students from the Career & Technical Student Organization, HOSA, represented Waxahachie ISD at the HOSA Area Spring Leadership Conference on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in McKinney.

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Helicopters for Heroes announces its seventh annual namesake event will be held Friday-Sunday, Feb. 21-23, in Ennis.

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The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Waxahachie High School Performing Arts Center, 3001 U.S. Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie. The performance is hosted by the Waxahachie ISD Choir Program. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Purchase tick…

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RED OAK – Life School, an open-enrollment public charter school serving more than 5,600 students, held its fifth annual elementary science fair at the Life School Red Oak campus Friday, Feb. 7.

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If your family includes cats, dogs or other backyard pets, you can keep them healthy and insect free using some common herbs.

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Waxahachie CARE extends its appreciation to Saint Joseph Catholic School, its third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, teachers and volunteers, who recently stopped in to help the nonprofit with some tasks. “You were a huge help,” CARE posted on its official Facebook page. Located at 1208 Ferris A…

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Art has a long history of communicating thoughts and ideas, and that is no exception in the realm of faith. Local artist Leah Lawless-Smith begins the tour of her latest painting, “Washing of the Feet by the Apostle of the Apostles” at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.

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The Avenue Church hosted its first Night to Shine, a special prom event for those with special needs, Friday, Feb. 7. A bevy of volunteers and sponsors from across the community came together to provide the event free of charge to participants. Night to Shine is a national program developed …

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The Waxahachie Community Theatre presents “Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders” at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at University Church, 221 Solon Road, Waxahachie. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com.

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The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association is hosting a fundraiser for Waxahachie CARE called Downtown Dine Around for the month of February. Cards are $15 and can be purchased through CARE or any participating merchant. Twelve merchants are offering great deals to help promote the cause,…

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The Friends of FirstLook, a pro-life nonprofit in Waxahachie, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the organization with a gala themed “Envision 2020, Celebrating the Past, Focusing on the Future” on Friday at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

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In the group photo, officers were elected for 2020-2021 at the Auxiliary to Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie semi-annual meeting held Jan. 28 at Farley Street Baptist Church. Shown from left are president Billie McCullough, first vice president Joan Powell, second vice p…

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The Sun found these cute little Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas cookie sellers at Walmart on Saturday. Please support the annual sale by stopping by any of the popup booths around town through March 22, when the sale concludes.

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The Waxahachie Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of band director Rich Armstrong, hosted its annual Jazz Café on Saturday evening at the Waxahachie Civic Center, with guests dining and dancing to music that included favorites from the past to new works. Proceeds from the event benefit the …

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Historic Waxahachie Inc.’s annual membership drive is under way and continues through March 15. Everyone in the community who cares about the city’s history is encouraged to join and become a member of the organization. The public and current HWI Members are invited.

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Books are a gateway to expanding the mind and fostering creativity while growing the imagination. And Waxahachie resident and author Kelsi McCraw believes that’s the case with her new book, “Damaged Goods: The Shadows of Wrath.”

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The opportunity to learn through the Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education Program is here again. Registration has begun and classes start Monday, Feb. 24.

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Congratulations to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ellis County volunteer advocates who were recently sworn in by Judge Jim Chapman. Welcome to Rhonda and Michael Kilpatrick, Phyllis McElroy, Linda Gray and Ashley Flach in their new roles in working with CASA children and youth.

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Fellowship Park, provided to the community by Central Presbyterian Church in Waxahachie, was awarded the the Pride in Neighborhood award for January. “Many thanks to Dr. Bill Abbott, Marilyn Abbott, Glynn Killough and everyone involved on a job well done. Congratulations!” reads a post on th…

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The Ellis County Master Gardeners have compiled a to-do list of gardening activities as well as tips and other information for the month of February. Here’s what you should know for your yard and garden.

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The Art on the Square Gallery is hosting a Pop Up Art Exhibit featuring three local members of the Ellis County Art Association from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

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The Waxahachie Senior Activity Center has a variety of activities coming up this month and we would love for you to join us.

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Waxahachie Sun film critic Andrew Branca reviewed all nine of the movies nominated for 2020 best film honors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Save Friday, Feb. 7, for the start of the new, free First Friday Movie Series at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. It all begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Groundhog Day trivia contest and prizes – questions about both the movie, “Groundhog Day,” and the holiday.

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Through the ages, popes have been powerful leaders, devout in their faith and have been able to influence people across the globe, from world leaders to the common person. Most people have known the pope from a distance – from what they have read, sees on television or by having been fortuna…

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Northside Elementary wishes a happy retirement to “Mr. Domingo,” whose last day was Friday. “Thank you for the time sacrificed each morning & afternoon to ensure our Northsiders were safe crossing the street! You will be missed, but your heart of service will not be forgotten!” the schoo…

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The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame in Waxahachie held its annual Essay and Oratorical Contest and an Art Contest on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the museum, 411 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Waxahachie. The Waxahachie Sun is honored to publish the winning entries from the three div…

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Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center executive director Leslie Deen spoke with KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM owner Jim Phillips during the radio station’s Hour of Hope broadcast that aired at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.