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In this edition of The Ag Report, Waxahachie, Texas-based ag producer and host John Paul Dineen III talks about his experience judging ag mechanic projects at the State Fair of Texas. A production of the Waxahachie Sun.

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Local law enforcement will be on hand to serve up lunch at Chili’s in Waxahachie from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. The benefit will see 20% of proceeds donated to the nonprofit Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation, which serves critically injured peace officers and their families.

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Since opening 10 months ago, the Ugly Heifer Grill has become known for its flavorful food, fresh ingredients, and one-on-one relationship with customers. About a month ago, the restaurant expanded by opening Pizzeria Giovenca, which brings a taste of New York to Ellis County.

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Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the flow of goods traveling from ports to the consumer, that flow has been hampered by the country’s labor shortage, with impacts being seen in Ellis County.

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City officials, community leaders, and the public gathered for the groundbreaking of the new city hall annex Friday, Oct. 15. The new annex will provide much-needed office space for city operations and provide better customer service for residents, officials said.

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2021 marks the year that Pete’s Automotive is celebrating 40 years of business, with special activities including a joint ribbon cutting event with the Red Oak and Waxahachie chambers of commerce. Asked at the celebratory event what he believed was the reason behind four decades of success, …

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TEMPLE – Agricultural producers in Texas can now sign up to receive free email and text messages directly from their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center for information related to loans, farm disaster assistance, conservation programs, crop insurance and other USDA programs. …

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The Waxahachie City Council unanimously approved a request for a specific use permit for a clothing recycling bin for Central Presbyterian Church at its Monday, Oct. 4, meeting. Proceeds from bin collections go to aid the church’s outreach program.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved zoning that will allow for the redevelopment of a former school building into an event center during its meeting Monday, Oct. 4. The historic building is located at 716 Dunaway St.

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For the past six years, Kevin Crouch has worked hard to provide residents with critical weather information through his Ellis County Weather social media sites. Crouch is expanding that mission as he joins the staff at the Waxahachie Sun and Ellis DownHome.

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Each year, nearly one in five adults experiences a mental health illness. But fewer than half get treatment. Knowing treatment options – including those available through your health plan—can help you or a loved one.

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Early registration for the eighth National Conference on Grazing Lands, hosted by the National Grazing Lands Coalition, will end Oct. 15. Attendees for the Dec. 6-9 conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, can register for $395 prior to Oct. 15 and $475 after that. To register for the con…

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WoodmenLife’s Spread the Love initiative, which helps provide area food banks with food, recently turned into a challenge between two Woodmen of the World members to see who could collect the most jars of peanut butter.

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Work is moving forward to restore the circa 1907 former freight depot on College Street across from City Hall. The building was initially built for the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad, which went into receivership in 1930 before reorganizing as the Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Company.…

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The city of Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission gave its recommendation to approve a zoning change to remodel the former South Ward School building into an event center at its Tuesday, Sept. 14, meeting. The item was approved 5-1 vote with commissioner David Hudgins in dissent.

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A motion to deny approval of the Ink Masters Tattoo Studio sign was voted down at the Thursday, Sept. 9, Heritage Preservation Commission meeting. Commission members Shannon Simpson, Curtiss Thompson, and Glenda Felty voted against the motion, while Becky Kauffman and Peggy Crabtree were in …

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Ewe 2 Yarn will take part in the North Texas Yarn Crawl from Sept. 10-19. Ewe 2 Yarn is located at 308 S. College St. (in Farmhouse) in downtown Waxahachie.

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With the hospitals full of COVID-19 patients, there is much to fight for here in Ellis County, and the local initiative, Feed the Fight, is grateful for the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie staff “who show up every day, but especially on Labor Day, to fight for our friend…

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Members of the public gathered at city hall Tuesday evening to hear about the efforts the city of Waxahachie is taking to update its comprehensive plan. The plan serves as a roadmap that outlines the city’s current and future needs – and how they will be addressed.

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The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission took no action on the proposed Gibson Crossing development on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at its Aug. 24 meeting. The topic was continued to the Sept. 28 meeting, when it will be revisited.

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The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a specific use permit for the second location of a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station during its Tuesday, Aug. 24, meeting. The new store is planned for 1851 N. U.S. Highway 77.

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The Ink Masters tattoo studio sign in downtown Waxahachie sparked a long conversation about acceptable signs during the Heritage Preservation Commission's August meeting.

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Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first location in Waxahachie, with the first day of business Monday, Aug. 23.

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Was your car declared a total loss after an accident or flood? Here are some answers to questions you might be asking.

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The Waxahachie City Council denied a request for specific use permits relating to clothing donation bins during its Monday, Aug. 16, meeting. The request was filed by the for-profit business, Archer Recycling Inc., which is owned by Crowley resident Jaclyn Archer. She is a franchisee of The …

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The Heritage Preservation Commission approved the installation of a takeout window on the side of the historic Rogers Hotel at its Thursday, Aug. 12, meeting. The window will be for a new downtown pizzeria.

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The North Texas Food Bank recently received a $100,000 equitable food access grant from Starbucks to help increase access to nutritious food among households with individuals who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color residing in communities experiencing high food insecurity rates. NTFB …