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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…

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Since the 1970s, Waxahachie High School senior parents have hosted the biggest graduation party of the year, Project Graduation.

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The Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its November meeting at First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie, with Regent Vicki Williams presiding. With more than 30 in attendance, it was noted that 20% were perspective or pending members. The newest member,…

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Waxahachie ISD CTE students in the construction technology classes within the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster have donated 68 wooden U.S. flags to the Waxahachie Fire Department. In a special presentation, Simpson Elementary principal Darla Wilson, whose husband, the late Fire…

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Waxahachie was recently honored with the People’s Choice Resiliency Award from the Texas Downtown Association for its #HachieHeart windows. “Thank you to all who voted,” the city wrote on its official Facebook page. “Just one more reason why Waxahachie is such a wonderful place to live, work…

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Waxahachie CARE has posted on its official Facebook page that it is in need of volunteers, especially with the holidays approaching. Those interested can visit the nonprofit food bank’s website at https://www.waxahachiecare.org/ where they can download an application.

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It has been said that an actor who has a talent for dramatic role can’t do comedy and the reverse for comedic actors. However, every once in a while, a film comes around that showcases an actor with a talent for both. One of these is “Reign Over Me.”

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Pettigrew Academy students spent a recent Friday learning about the full “blue” moon and then made one.

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The Ellis County Museum is hosting a Champagne cocktail party and fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Norcross home, 600 Sycamore. Those wanting to attend should RSVP no later than Nov. 30. Attendance is limited to 40 people; the cost is $100 per person.

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It’s not too late to join Lighthouse for Learning fall/holiday classes. For more information, contact the WISD Community Education Office at 972-923-4614, ext. 21615, or email mcobb@wisd.org. The complete catalog may be viewed online. To register, go to www.wisd.org and see Lighthouse Regist…

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History is a great teacher because it simply presents the facts, which allows people and countries to learn from their mistakes. The new film, “The Trial of Chicago 7,” sheds a light on a time in our country’s history that needs to be reviewed again because of its parallels to events taking …

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Waxahachie High School and Global HOSA students are hosting a Toy Drive through Nov. 13. This drive is in honor of Trevor Daniel of Greenville, who is fighting T-cell lymphoma. 

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The community is encouraged to support the Ellis County Museum by purchasing lovelocks available at the museum and participating downtown merchants.

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Ellis County Museum board members continue moving forward with their decision to restore and rehabilitate the interior of the museum’s 1889 building from top to bottom.

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Local resident Daniel Smith has ridden, collected and worked on Vespas and Vespa toys for about 20 years. He and his wife, Leah, have organized local Vespa events that have attracted many other riders to the city of Waxahachie. During the same time frame, he has also collected Vespa toys, ab…

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From earliest times laundry was done by hand by the womenfolk. The clothing items would be carried to the creek and wet down. Then they would be pounded with a stick and wrung out and hung to dry.

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A new plant church has been established in Waxahachie. The St. Mark the Evangelistic Anglican Church will open its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, (Feast of All Saints) at the English Merchant’s Parlour, located at 109 N. Rogers St. in downtown Waxahachie.

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I think it was said best in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers” that the soldiers who served together in the 101st Airborne E Company were a part of a company of heroes. The same can be said of the new Netflix film, “The Outpost,” which honors its brave soldiers by telling their story.

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Chick-fil-A Waxahachie, 996 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass, is looking to schedule group performances throughout the holiday season beginning the week after Thanksgiving. Slots will be available from 5-7 p.m., with the performances outside the restaurant.

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Waxahachie ISD presented the first Go Van Gogh program for this school year with Art of the Lone Star State.

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Live performances are still a thing right now – and beautiful ones are happening right in our backyard in the Theatre Rocks! production of “The Glass Menagerie.” The American classic written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Bill Rhoten runs one more weekend at the intimate theatre in Ennis.

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The Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its October meeting at the First Baptist Church in Waxahachie with 32 members and six guests in attendance. There was a special presentation of certificates for length of membership in DAR. The ladies receiving certif…

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A good Halloween movie is about providing its audiences with either a good fright or something to chuckle about long after the credits roll. Adam Sandler’s latest flick, “Hubie Halloween,” seems to do none of that and is more of a step backward for the actor.

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The Pumpkin Hach is open weekends through the end of October. Here's a gallery of photos from the first weekend.

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The Waxahachie Fire-Rescue Pink Out shirts are available at Waxahachie H-E-B while supplies last. Proceeds benefit mammograms for local women in need.

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At the Waxahachie City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, Mayor David Hill read the Constitution Proclamation commemorating the 233rd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America. Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the U.…