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After more than 18 years of service with the city of Waxahachie, economic development director Doug Barnes has retired. Community leaders, family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Friday to wish him well.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved an agreement Tuesday that would help get the city and other communities back up and running in the event of a disaster. The city is now a part of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Mutual Public Works Aid Program.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved a zoning change that would allow for the construction of the Cypress Creek apartment complex at its Tuesday night meeting. The apartments will be located northwest of Post Oak Drive at U.S. Highway 287 Bypass.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III visits with Boyce Feed & Grain manager Ginger Mulkey, who shares some tips on how to start raising chickens. #TexasAgricultureStory

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Employees, supporters and community leaders turned out Thursday to mark a major milestone for one of Waxahachie’s home-grown industries. Americase opened the doors of its new location at 6200 N. Interstate Highway 35E with a grand opening that also celebrated its 35 years in business.

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After months of construction, MOD Pizza opened its doors this week to introduce residents and visitors to its own take on pizza. Guests can choose from several pizzas on the menu or create a custom pie.

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In a 5-1 vote, the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission gave its recommendation to approve a zoning change for the Cypress Creek apartment complex at its Tuesday night meeting. The proposed complex looks to be built northwest of Post Oak Drive at U.S. Highway 287 Bypass.

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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce hosted a Women’s Health Fair at the chamber on Jan. 11. The fair featured 11 chamber members who specialize in women’s health all gathered together for a public event to serve the community.

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Chamber of commerce presidents from Red Oak (Clint Woodward), Midlothian (Laura Turhune), Ennis (Jeannette Patak) and Waxahachie (Sandy King) recently met at the Ellis County Expo Center to plan the upcoming Ellis County Market. The market will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 14,…

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, cohosts and Ellis County ag producers John Paul III and Heather Dineen discuss health and fitness, with Heather sharing her story of how she came to be a certified personal trainer – and how they use this to educate their customers of their Yellow Far…

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A group photo of the 2020 Greencoat Ambassadors for the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. The Greencoats will serve as representatives of the chamber and assist with community events, while helping welcome and shepherd new chamber members during their first year.

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Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, AXIS Contracting will commence concrete road improvements on the north side of Stadium Drive.

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In a 3-2 vote Wednesday, the Waxahachie Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board recommended the expenditure of up to $100,000 to repair a hole that formed in the parking lot of Covenant Life Church.

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The city of Waxahachie has partnered with Swagit Productions LLC to stream its indexed public meetings, live and on demand, on its website portal. The link to the portal can be found at http://www.waxahachie.com/government/city_council/city_council_meeting_live_stream.php.

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The Ellis County Republican Women are hosting a candidates forum Monday, Jan. 13, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III discusses the how and why of agricultural spraying as it relates to harvest production. Using the current wheat planting as an example, he shares information about the process, including the training requirements placed upon …

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The Waxahachie City Council accepted a donation from Baylor Scott & White of its former hospital campus on West Jefferson Street at its Monday night meeting. The city will look to redevelop the site, which adjoins Getzendaner Park.

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With a shared commitment to great client service and team member appreciation, Yeldell, Wilson, Wood & Reeve, P.C. has merged with Brandon W. Diviney, CPA, a Kaufman, Texas, public accounting firm effective Jan. 1. The firms will consolidate under the name of YWRD, P.C.

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In a 4-1 decision, the Waxahachie City Council approved the site plan and development agreement for The Park at Northgate apartment complex at its Monday night meeting. The apartment complex will be at the corner of Northgate Drive and Stadium next to Lumpkins Stadium.

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Monday, Dec. 31, several of the stylists from Vogue Salon and Spa at Legacy Ranch gave up their free time and used their talents to do makeovers for seven women in the salon’s second annual makeover event.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III visits the Texas Department of Agriculture to get the latest update on the hemp rules under development. State legislators approved the agricultural growing of hemp in its last session. #TexasAgricultureStory

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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce announces its 2020 board of directors, which includes Marcus Armstrong, Community National Bank & Trust; Dr. Seth Atkins, Ellis County Family Dentistry; Dusty Autrey, AAA Bail Bond Service; Melissa Ballard, Town Square Title; Kerric Bradford, Oncor; Sco…

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During its Tuesday meeting, the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission gave its recommendation to the development of five new homes to be constructed across from the former First Baptist Church building in the 300 block of Rogers St.

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Chris and Carrie Brown are passionate about the food they serve – and they hope people will enjoy their new restaurant, Super Sliders, which is set to open its doors in January at 1313 W. Main St. in Waxahachie.

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A multi-family development slated for construction at the southwest corner of Northgate and Stadium drives drew opposition from neighbors during the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting Tuesday night.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III visits with Sun reporter Andrew Branca about ag production activities going on at this time in Ellis County with the change in the seasons under way. #TexasAgricultureStory

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Dozens of downtown businesses have bonded together to form an association to support each other in Waxahachie, an effort seen on full display in downtown Waxahachie on Saturday during the nonprofit organization’s annual Chocolate Sip and Stroll.

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Christmas time is just around the corner but sooner than that are several opportunities to network with the thriving business community found in the Waxahachie Chamber!

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Century 21 Judge Fite Company has named Jacob Benson regional sales manager of the Ennis and Waxahachie regional offices. Kent Bush will continue the role as regional sales manager in the Midlothian regional office.

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Members of the Navarro College Fire Academy on the Waxahachie campus participate in a physical training session last week. The academy, which is licensed by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, offers day and night time classes. For more …

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University was recently ranked for having one of the best online programs to receive a master’s degree in history by the independent website, https://www.intelligent.com.

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The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission gave its recommendation to approve a specific use permit for the creation of a daiquiri shop at its Tuesday night meeting. Daiquiriville is set to be built in the North Grove Business Park, which is in the 2800 block of N. U.S. Highway 77.

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In this week’s edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III and Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller listen to the Italy FFA Ag Issues team present their topic. The team needed one more presentation to qualify for contest – and an opportunity presented itself while the team was in Austin …

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Christmas time is here and the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to contribute to the holiday spirit and quality of living in Waxahachie.

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Entrance signs are up at both entrances to the new Little Creek Trail, according to the city, which notes that the trail spans from Brown Singleton Park on Farley Street through Chapman Park, to Indian Drive near Global High. The finishing touches are being completed and the trail will be op…

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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, Dec. 5, for the grand opening of Park Place Apartments, located at 240 Park Place Blvd. Attendees enjoyed refreshments, door prizes, networking and tours of the model apartments. For more information, call 214-980-1206.