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Waxahachie High School recently announced those members of the band who earned a seat in the all-region bands, with a number of students advancing to the area competition.

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The Waxahachie High School Musical Theatre Department along with the Spirit of Waxahachie Band present the 2021 winter musical, “Matilda,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 21-23, with 2 p.m. shows Jan. 23-24, at the WHS Performing Arts Center. “These kids have worked so very hard under uncertain circumstances…

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“Half Brothers” is one of those films that on the surface looked like it had a lot of promise but, after a few minutes into the picture, those hopes seemed to be dashed. While the story looked compelling enough for me to purchase a ticket, its lack of depth didn’t have the sustaining power t…

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Movies that warm the heart and touch the soul are something to be truly treasured. That is the feeling that I left with after seeing Tom Hank’s latest film, “News of the World.” It rewards audiences for their hard-earned dollar with a great story that leaves a lasting impression.

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Members and guests are invited to attend the Ellis County Art Association’s first 2021 monthly member meeting Monday, Jan. 4, at Art on the Square LLC. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., with a mini show to begin at 6 p.m.

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One of the things I enjoy about the Christmas season is the big blockbuster movies that are coming to the theater giving promises to thrill, inspire or warm your heart from the moment you see the trailer. That is what I thought going to see Gal Gadot back in action as Wonder Woman but, alas,…

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The Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie has unanimously endorsed a partnership that will allow it to sponsor a new Hispanic ministry at its church. Funds for this effort have been given through a grant from the Central Texas Annual Conference.

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Historic Waxahachie Inc. is excited to announce the winners of its 2020 Christmas Tour of Lights and Contest. The public voted online and at a variety of local businesses and picked their favorite historic houses. A gift basket drawing was held as part of the contest, with David and Pat Smit…

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A sock drive is under way at the Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St., Waxahachie, with the donations to be given to local nonprofits for distribution.

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This holiday-themed display can be seen at Pettigrew Academy, 806 E Marvin Ave. in Waxahachie.

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Congratulations are extended to the recently announced winners of the NAACP essay writing contest. First place was presented to Eric Terrones, a Waxahachie High School student; second place was presented to Avery Abadie, a WHS student; and third place went to Aileen Garcia, a student at Glob…

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Waxahachie Rebekah Lodge No. 381 rccently dropped off 286 pounds of donated canned food at Waxahachie CARE, the community’s food bank located at 1208 Ferris Ave. “Thank you to everyone that contributed and helped,” CARE wrote on its Facebook page.

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The lights are on, the popcorn is fresh, and the auditoriums are ready for the audience. After months of construction, ShowBiz Cinemas in Waxahachie is ready to show movies once again while offering many new entertainment options.

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In this edition of The Critic's Corner, Waxahachie Sun film critic Andrew Branca takes on the question of whether the Bruce Willis classic, "Die Hard," is a Christmas movie or not with Southlake Style Magazine's film critic, David Dunn.

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Sun contributing photographer Mike Sackett recently took in the holiday lights decorating many of the historic homes in Waxahachie. Don't forget that Historic Waxahachie Inc.'s annual Tour of Lights is ongoing through the 19th, when all votes are due to name a favorite display.

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George Clooney is an actor you can’t help but like. He shares that quality with Tom Hanks but adds a little bit more suaveness in his acting roles. However, unlike Hanks’ films, some of Clooney’s movies you want to like, but you can’t in the end.

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Waxahachie High School’s Spirit of Waxahachie marching band placed first at the Area B contest and will perform at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the 2020 UIL State Marching Contest, which is being held at the Alamodome in San Antonio. For livestream and ticket information, visit https://www…

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Some of the most telling chapters of history are when ordinary people stand up for what is right against the face of evil and despite the consequences they might face. One movie that recently touched me was “The 12th Man” directed by Harald Zwart, which puts this type of courage on display.

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Common Ground Ministries extends its appreciate to Hanna Holler and her eighth-grade girls from The Avenue for helping raise money for its building fund. “They raised an AMAZING $200 and we are blessed beyond measure!”

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Congratulations to the Waxahachie High School vocalists on their honors from the latest All-State Audition Round.

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Pettigrew Academy students made all their ornaments for a space-themed tree. Painted clay planets and origami stars were the favorites. Two students went with Pettigrew owner Kim Bauman and cut the 12-foot tree themselves. Gifts for the Christmas party from students included food for the fre…

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Historic Waxahachie Inc.’s annual Christmas Tour of Lights is under way and continues through Dec. 19. The tour features homes that are 50 years of age or older, and viewers are asked to vote for their favorite one no later than the 19th. A tour book and ballot boxes are available at the fol…

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Congratulations to the Spirit of Waxahachie Marching Band for its first division rating (all 1s) at the UIL Region 20 Marching Contest. With the first division, the band advanced to the UIL Area B competition at Little Elm Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 5, for a chance to qualify for the UIL 6A S…

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The Ellis County Republican Women will host their annual Christmas brunch at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Butter & Grace Restaurant, 1585 N. U.S. Highway 77, Waxahachie. The brunch will serve as the 2021 officers’ installation ceremony.

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If you’re wondering why the Ellis County Museum has folding chairs in its display window, there’s a good reason. The museum is in need of chairs and tables for its third-floor event center and meeting rooms. Once all of the renovations are completed, the museum wants to have everything ready…