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If you live in or around Ellis County, chances are you have been to or heard of The Dove’s Nest. Located just one street south of the historic Ellis County Courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, the restaurant welcomes guests week in and week out from across the area.

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If you’re driving along Water Street in Waxahachie, you may see a quaint little cottage with a sign that reads, “Wild Thyme Herb Shop.” If you go in, you’ll be greeted kindly by the owner Nancy Morgan.

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“The Ellis County Commissioners Court responds to attacks on citizens’ gun rights with an affirming resolution upholding the Second Amendment. Article 1, Section 23, protects citizens’ ‘inalienable and individual right to keep and bear arms,’ ” reads a press release issued by the county Wedn…

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Waxahachie City Council members approved the disannexation of 28.215 acres adjacent to the city of Red Oak that is being developed for senior housing at Monday night’s meeting.  

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In this week's The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III visits with Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller about the state's program that recognizes families who have been involved in farming for 100 years, with additional recognition available at reaching the 150-year mark. Each year, a ceremony …

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Over the next several months, more than 7,500 feet of sidewalks will be added in the city of Waxahachie, improving walkability and safety. One of the first locations where they are being added is along MLK Jr. Boulevard, the city reported on its Facebook page.

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For shoppers of the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market, organizers have extended the shopping opportunities through December to meet the needs of its growing number of customers.

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In an effort to bring creativity into the classroom, Waxahachie ISD teachers embraced this Halloween season into their curriculum. Unfortunately, a shortage of pumpkins in Ellis County halted that initiative.

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When it comes to holiday traditions, there is no crowning jewel like the wreath on your front door, and Nice Touch 184, a local wreath making business owned by Jenice Quesada of Waxahachie, is looking to provide you with the perfect wreath for this year’s festivities.

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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing its long-time members, recently noting CA Wilson Appliance, Electronics & Mattress’s membership of 55 years.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III talks about how he got his start in agriculture as a first-generation farmer. He talks about the challenges – and how the support of one's family is key to success.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University hosted its 13th annual Credentialing Day on Oct. 3. Leaders from several Assemblies of God districts came to the campus to meet with students and provide information about how to engage the credentialing process in their districts.

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The Waxahachie Partners in Education Advisory Board spends countless hours bringing the community and district together through a common goal to encourage volunteer involvement.

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The Waxahachie chapter of Woodmen Life recently presented a $500 donation to Common Ground Ministries to help bring a wonderful Christmas to the nonprofit’s enrolled children and their families.

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Part of preparing for a job is engaging with an experienced professional that knows the ins and outs of the business. Waxahachie High cosmetology students had the opportunity to hear from a stylist that is at the pinnacle of her career – but it has not always been that way.

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Seniors will soon have another choice when it comes to housing. The Waxahachie City Council members approved the zoning for the Garden Valley Senior Living facility during their Oct. 21 meeting. The complex is set to be built at the southwest corner of Garden Valley Parkway and Goodnight Lane.  

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After months of construction, Waxahachie’s The Great Escape will open its doors to the community, with its first escape room opening Nov. 1 and six more rooms to open over the next few months.

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The Ag Report host John Paul Dineen III visits with his son, John Paul Dineen V in this week's edition, with the two discussing the annual Ellis County Youth Heifer Show and Sale, slated for this weekend at the Ellis County Expo Center. The show and sale allow youth to work with an animal pr…

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FERRIS – Ellis County Judge and Director of Emergency Management Todd Little held a news conference Tuesday to describe Sunday’s storm damage in the county and the plans for recovery. At the briefing, which was held at the site of storm damage in downtown Ferris, Little was joined by city of…

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Students from the Career & Technical Student Organization, Waxahachie FFA, has been representing Waxahachie ISD at several of the major fall shows.

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RED OAK – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus has three women enrolled this semester in its Industrial Systems – Electrical Specialization program, the largest female cohort for that program in the campus’ history.

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Waxahachie City Council member Chuck Beatty (at left) was recently honored with the Excellence in Service Award during the Texas Municipal League Conference in San Antonio.

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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce recently recognized KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM for having been a chamber member for more than 50 years.

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Work continues to move forward on the construction of the city’s newest park, Railyard Park in downtown Waxahachie, although several engineering issues that have been resolved have pushed its completion date to the middle of November.

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The County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas recognized Ellis County Commissioners Lane Grayson (Pct. 2) and Randy Stinson (Pct. 1) on their completion of the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum at the 2019 annual conference.

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This week, The Ag Report host John Paul Dineen III visits with local ag producer Lee Calvert about his endeavor, The Pumpkin Hach, which has brought the community together in a variety of ways, including serving as a fundraiser for Waxahachie FFA. #TexasAgricultureStory

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The Ellis County Master Gardeners staff a booth each Saturday at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market, providing tips and advice on how to have a successful garden and healthy yard as well as offering plants for sale.

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Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm celebrated its third annual Farm Heritage Day on Sunday, Sept. 29, with several hundred people taking part.

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Three Rivers Coffee Co. is providing free paint for people to paint their pumpkins from noon-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and from noon-6 p.m. Sundays during October. Purchase your pumpkins at The Pumpkin Hach (located also in the 2800 block of N. U.S. Highway 77) or bring from home. Shown here …

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Waxahachie ISD celebrated National Custodial Workers Recognition Day on Oct. 2. “They are the quiet heroes of the district,” a spokesman said. “They are the first on campus and the last to leave. They work tirelessly to ensure WISD maintains a clean and healthy environment so our students ma…

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Work is under way at the corner of Rogers and Main streets in downtown Waxahachie as the Texas Department of Transportation reconfigures the signal and crossing mechanisms to meet Americans with Disability Act standards. Main Street is a state highway.

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A new chapter in healthcare was started Wednesday as the community celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new Baylor Scott & White Primary Care Clinic. The clinic, which will be located at 4431 E. U.S. Highway 287 between Waxahachie and Midlothian, is anticipated to open in August 2020.

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In this week's Ag Report, hosting duties are handled by John Paul Dineen V, who interviews Clift Elementary School fifth grade teacher Portia Wood about the chicken house and garden complex on campus. The program allows students to learn about animal husbandry and raising produce. #TexasAgri…

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Navarro College, in conjunction with the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a free Google workshop for small business owners. The workshop will be held in the Waxahachie Police Department’s community room, 630 Farley St., on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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The next phase of entertainment in Waxahachie is set to begin with the expansion of ShowBiz Cinemas. In this expansion, ShowBiz seeks to become a total entertainment venue by offering bowling and an arcade along with movies.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III is joined by cotton farmer Steve Patman for a discussion on how cotton farming has changed over the years, from hand picking to the harvesting equipment used now. #TexasAgricultureStory

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The Ellis County Master Gardeners recently hosted a Horticulture Pop-Up event at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market, where they provided several tips and advice on how to grow some fresh produce as the seasons change from summer to fall.

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Waxahachie has a new attraction starting this weekend when The Pumpkin Hach opens up in front of Atwoods Ranch and Home and directly behind Chicken Express on North U.S. Highway 77.