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Gingerbread Antiques in downtown Waxahachie is among the stores working to provide a safe shopping experience for visitors and residents alike during the pandemic.

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For many people it is a Facebook moment in the making when they see a field of sunflowers in the country. They stop, grab their selfie and continue their journey down the road. That stop, however, represents something different to Ellis County agriculture producers who’ve invested money and …

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Two Waxahachie ISD teachers, Debbie Leggett and Julie Hudson, have teamed up for a booth at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market. Their products include culinary offerings as well as handmade jewelry.

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Residents and visitors to Waxahachie have a new place to beat the heat, cool down and chill out. Chill Zero has a variety of tasty frozen options that range from homemade ice cream and popsicles to shakes and sundaes.

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The Ellis County Extension Office has scheduled private applicator trainings on Tuesdays, July 21, Aug. 25, and Sept. 22, in the Ellis County Extension Office in the Ellis County Sub-courthouse in Waxahachie.

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The city of Waxahachie Economic Development Department has formed a working group with the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and the Navarro Small Business Development Center to explore the feasibility of establishing a business incubator in the city.

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Construction crews are putting the final touches on the Waxahachie area’s latest amenity, Northside RV and Resort. The gate on the new haven for visitors to the city is anticipated to open Aug. 7.

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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce celebrated several ribbon cuttings and openings of new businesses here in Ellis County the last couple weeks:

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As Waxahachie ISD plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year, the district would like to hear from parents and asks them to take a moment to complete a survey to share feedback. The deadline to complete the survey is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

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Dining out is a special treat for the entire family. It gives mom a break from cooking, picky eaters a choice of what to eat and stops the fuss over who’s cleaning the kitchen. Having a delicious meal can’t be beat – and if you happen to get an outstanding waiter or waitress, it’s icing on t…

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For almost two years, The Dessert Spot has served as a home away from home for visitors to downtown Waxahachie. It is not only a place to socialize, owners Elmo and Arthelia Harris have made sure it is a place that is built on friendship.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services sent an updated listing of COVID-19 cases to Ellis County officials July 2. The county’s Office of Emergency Management subsequently converted the list to a city-by-city analysis that indicates, as of July 2, the numbers below:

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Union Pacific Railroad will be working on railroad crossing improvements from the morning of Wednesday, July 8, through Saturday, July 11.

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After a few days’ hiatus, the Texas Department of State Health Services has resumed sending a listing of COVID-19 cases to Ellis County officials. The county’s Office of Emergency Management subsequently converted the list to a city-by-city analysis that indicates, as of July 1, the numbers below:

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Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability…

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There are four free COVID-19 mobile testing sites coming up in Ellis County, with six days of testing offered. The testings in Waxahachie and Ennis allow walkups. The testing in Ferris and Maypearl require registration ahead of time at txcovidtest.org. Registration for the Ferris and Maypear…

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After a few days’ hiatus, the Texas Department of State Health Services has resumed sending a listing of COVID-19 cases to Ellis County officials. The county’s Office of Emergency Management subsequently converted the list to a city-by-city analysis that indicates, as of July 1, the numbers below:

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With the new month upon us, the Waxahachie Chamber is excited to relaunch its program of networking events, starting off with this week’s Speed Lead Luncheon on Thursday, July 2, at noon for chamber members. If you would like to join the chamber in order to attend this networking event, incl…

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Collin and Katie Harwell, owners of Waxahachie’s newest restaurant, Bluebonnet Barbecue, look forward to serving up their style of Texas barbecue to both Ellis County residents and people passing through for a visit.

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Waxahachie has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the…

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ShowBiz Cinemas is making preparations to welcome the community back to the theater near the end of July or early August.

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state is pausing any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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A free mobile COVID-19 testing site will be offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. People meeting criteria must schedule an appointment in advance by calling 512-883-2400 or visiting https://txcovidtest.org. Criteria includes:

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state is pausing any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging businesses and nonprofits that have not applied for the Paycheck Protection Program to do so immediately before the June 30 deadline to have all documents submitted to SBA.

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The Waxahachie Chamber will be hosting a Hachie Home & Real Estate Fair on July 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Waxahachie Civic Center featuring the best of Waxahachie Chamber members in home financing, title companies, real estate, home beautification, home-owners insurance and more! This event…

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In his new role as the city of Waxahachie’s senior director of economic development, Warren Ketteman will work to strengthen relationships with existing businesses and the community while recruiting new businesses.

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Life School recently announced the realignment of several roles within its academics department, including the consolidation of the director of curriculum and instruction and central office liaison into a director of elementary leading and learning and a director of secondary leading and learning.

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Chiggers are the immature stage of certain mites belonging to the family Trombiculidae. More closely related to spiders than to insects, chiggers belong to the class Arachnida, along with scorpions and ticks. In Texas, the term “chigger” commonly is used to describe the parasitic larval stag…