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The Waxahachie High School Spring Jazz Concert will feature Mario Cruz and Larry Spencer. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Waxahachie High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

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Some films leave a lasting impact on a person’s life because of the honesty, conviction, and truth that come across in their words. I had that feeling as I was watching Chadwick Boseman’s last film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

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This weekend, April 17-18, Scarborough Renaissance Festival hosts its seventh annual Artisans Showcase Weekend. Scarborough is proud to host one of the largest outdoor juried craft shows in the country with some of the most unique handmade treasures and works of art found anywhere in North Texas. 

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Classes continue for the spring semester of Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education. The classes listed below begin in April. To view the complete catalog or register on-line go to www.wisd.org. Online learning is also available.

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Classes continue for the spring semester of Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education. The classes listed below begin in April. To view the complete catalog or register on-line go to www.wisd.org. Online learning is also available.

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RED OAK – Last weekend, almost 3,000 children and adults from Ellis and Dallas counties participated in Egg Fest at Oaks Church, with a spokesman saying, “Children of all ages had an ‘eggs-ellent’ time at Egg Fest.” The church parking lot was transformed into an Easter escape complete with a…

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In this week's edition of The Critic's Corner, film reviewers Andrew Branca of the Waxahachie Sun and David Dunn of Southlake Style Magazine share their thoughts on the film classic, "The Rocketeer."

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Waxahachie Global High theater students will perform “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Coleman Junior High Fine Arts Center. Admission is free; concession stand items will be available. Donations are welcome.

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Classes continue for the spring semester of Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education. The classes listed below begin in April. To view the complete catalog or register on-line go to www.wisd.org. Online learning is also available.

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The spring semester of Waxahachie ISD’s Lighthouse for Learning community education program is under way with more classes starting up this week and beyond. Participants can learn everything from a new language to arts, cooking and much more.

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Classes continue for the spring semester of Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education. The classes listed below begin in April. To view the complete catalog or register on-line go to www.wisd.org. Online learning is also available.

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DALLAS – EarthxFilm announces 10 days and nights of drive-in, outdoor and online screenings during this year’s hybrid edition of the Dallas-based environmental film festival slated for April 16-25.

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The Waxahachie Firefighters Association recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Dinah Weable Foundation. The donation was raised through the sale of T-shirts for the annual Care Enough to Wear Pink campaign, which helps aid people battling cancer. The Waxahachie H-E-B joined with the fi…

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The 21st annual Ellis County Master Gardeners Garden Expo held March 27 was a success by all accounts, with reports indicating more than 200 people in line before the gates even opened at the event.

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Some movies just fit the bill. For me, on Friday, the need was to see some great action involving fistfights, gun battles, and car chases – and Bob Odenkirk’s latest film “Nobody” fit the bill perfectly.

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Over the years I have noticed some films stick with you long after the credits have rolled, and you have left the theater or the living room. The characters and narrative connect with the audience on a deep level and pull on the heart strings. Such was the experience for me watching the Osca…

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The Art Gallery, located at 301 N. College St. (Glenn’s Warehouse Carpets), will have an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, featuring local artist Leah Smith. The community is invited.

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The Ellis County Youth Expo kicked off its activities Thursday, March 25, with the judging of its creative arts division. Works submitted included textiles, baked goods, photography, drawing and more.

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HILLSBORO – The Hillsboro Wine and Photography Art Walk on May 8 will unite local art photographers and business owners to showcase their wares just in time for Mother’s Day. The event is sponsored by Sipping With Cheryl.

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CASA of Ellis County and the Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center will co-host Bling Bang Bash Designer Bag Bingo and Gun Raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Ellis County Youth Expo Center in Waxahachie.

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The San Antonio Book Festival announces a major addition to its 2021 author lineup. Bestselling author Isabel Allende, known for her 25 bestselling books, will be participating in this year’s festival.

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Waxahachie Bible Church is bringing an Easter egg hunt to the homes of families in Ellis County with children up to sixth grade. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate; however, you must be a resident of Ellis County to receive the Easter egg delivery.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University is excited to welcome the award-winning band We Are Messengers for a free musical performance in SAGU’s Sheaffer Center during Campus Day on April 16. 

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This weekend, the Ellis County Master Gardeners hold their 21st annual plant sale and gardening expo at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. The everything-you-need-to-know-about plants event will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Admission is free.

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Leaders and members of Messiah Church of the Living God Independent recently gathered to give thanks and show their appreciation to the many volunteers who spent several Saturdays working to restore the exterior of the 100-year-old building.

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In this edition of The Critic's Corner, reviewers Andrew Branca of the Waxahachie Sun and David Dunn of Southlake Style Magazine share their thoughts on the Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winner film, "Nomadland."

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Waxahachie CARE is looking for more volunteers to join its team. “So many volunteer groups have partnered with CARE,” a spokesman wrote on the Waxahachie nonprofit food bank’s official Facebook page. “The work is endless and there is no way we could do all we do without each of you. However,…