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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office started a new chapter Jan. 1 with the swearing-in of new sheriff, Brad Norman, who said he’s honored to serve the county once again. He recently visited with the Sun about his plans to improve the agency’s operations, while addressing needs and areas in need…

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The effects of the COVID-19 virus are still being felt in the business community and, like so many other businesses, The Sticker Place in downtown Waxahachie has adapted to this new normal as it continues to provide a needed service.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Thursday evening, Jan. 14, there have been 15,181 total cases in Ellis County, of which 963 are active. There have been 14,021 recoveries and 197 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has se…

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This week, Texas has directed most COVID-19 vaccines to large sites or hubs around the state. Ellis County residents who are considered front-line healthcare workers, 65 years of age or older, or those with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness may now regist…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, there have been 14,810 total cases in Ellis County, of which 989 are active. There have been 13,624 recoveries and 197 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has see…

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We are officially 13 days into the new year and the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce is more ready than ever to take on 2021. At the beginning of each year, the chamber sets a goal of a certain number of new members to acquire throughout that year. Last January, the goal was set at 100 and by …

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AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services is launching a new website featuring videos, the latest information and helpful resources to promote Texas Targeted Opioid Response, a statewide public health effort to fight against opioid addiction and overdose.

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It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but especially on New Year’s Day! Feed the Fight delivered 350 breakfast tacos for the night shift saying goodbye to 2020 and the day shift coming in to start 2021 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Monday evening, Jan. 11, there have been 14,172 total cases in Ellis County, of which 667 are active. There have been 13,308 recoveries and 197 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen…

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Waxahachie police, firefighters, and department staff received their first round of a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning. With the vaccine given out, both departments are continuing precautionary measures to lessen the spread of the virus.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved changes to the city’s code of ordinances relating to garbage and trash at its Monday night meeting. The changes go into effect April 1 as the city moves from hand pickup of trash and recyclables to a poly cart system.

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The board of trustees at Waxahachie Preparatory Academy has chosen Nathan Daves as their next administrator.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Friday morning, Jan. 8, there have been 13,820 total cases in Ellis County, of which 1,049 are active. There have been 12,575 recoveries and 196 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has see…

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Finding that right cut of beef can make all the difference in turning a special occasion, family get-together, backyard barbeque or meal around the dinner table into a memorable time no one will soon forget. That is what Bardwell-based Ashcraft Beef looks to provide its customers: the differ…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, there have been 12,020 total cases in Ellis County, of which 402 are active. There have been 11,460 recoveries and 158 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has see…

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After months of development, distribution of the first round of the COVID-19 vaccination is under way. As this process moves forward, it is critical, however, that people continue taking the proper precautions to keep everyone safe.

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It’s the holiday season and unarguably one of the best parts of this time of year is its seasonal treats. A Morgan family favorite for Olivia, 7, and Abby, 5, is candied nuts, and the two young girls decided to make what they love for a good cause.

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Frontline COVID-19 fighters at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie COVID-19 received plenty of holiday cheer both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Every first and third Thursday of the month people across the nation are tuning in to listen to the stories and testimony of former Ellis County resident Erika Seamayer-Williamson.

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The federal government’s website for Medicare, medicare.gov, recently issued several reminders to recipients to help in the fight against Medicare fraud.

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In this edition of The Ag Report, Ellis County ag producer and host John Paul Dineen III talks about what Christmas and the holiday season mean to those in the agriculture industry. #TexasAgricultureStory

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Concurrently with the county jail experiencing positive cases of COVID-19, the Sun also has received reports of multiple county employees and elected officials who work at the Ellis County Courts and Administration Building having been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. At least one of th…

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As of Dec. 21, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards reported 22 inmates at Wayne McCollum Detention Center have been confirmed with active, positive test results for COVID-19. This is in addition to 15 jailers confirmed with active, positive test results.

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Waxahachie CARE extends its appreciation to Waxahachie High School teacher Curtis Green and Waxahachie ISD Construction & Building Trades for building and donating a portable building to it. “Additional space is something we are always in need of,” the local food bank wrote on its offici…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Monday, Dec. 21, there have been 10,613 total cases in Ellis County, of which 377 are active. There have been 10,096 recoveries and 140 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen 98,222 …

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, Ellis County ag producer John Paul Dineen III speaks with Ginger Cole about beekeeping and honey production. Ginger and her husband George operate Hachie Honey. #TexasAgricultureStory

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The Nov. 3 general election, which included the presidential election, saw 20 Daymark Living residents cast their ballots, an activity that fits right in with the Waxahachie-based residential facility’s culture of offering its residents the same type of life as everyone else.

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Ray Barksdale was presented with a plaque during the Mid-Way Joint Airport Board meeting Dec. 10 for his support, help and dedicated service to the airport and for the last 10 years.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Thursday morning, Dec. 17, there have been 10,249 total cases in Ellis County, of which 652 are active. There have been 9,458 recoveries and 139 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has see…

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, Ellis County producer and host John Paul Dineen III talks about how he is using a drone in his farming and ranch operations. He also talks about other ways drones are being used in agriculture. #TexasAgricultureStory

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, there have been 10,065 total cases in Ellis County, of which 538 are active. There have been 9,389 recoveries and 138 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen…