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Known for its refreshing Big Gulps and ice cold Slurpees, 7-Eleven’s newest location will call Waxahachie home. Planning and Zoning Commission members gave their approval to the retailer’s request for a specific use permit during the panel’s Tuesday night meeting. 

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A potential choice for older residents looking for housing remains on hold with the Waxahachie City Council’s decision Monday to table a decision on a new senior living complex until its Aug. 5 meeting.

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The Ellis County Extension Office has scheduled private applicator trainings for Tuesday, May 28; Monday, June 24; and Tuesday, July 23, in the Extension Office located in the Ellis County Sub-courthouse in Waxahachie.

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DALLAS – In an increase from two years ago, 16 million people now travel between Houston and North Texas annually – and a majority of Texans say they would like to use a high-speed train as a safe, reliable time-saver for those trips, according to the findings of an updated travel trends stu…

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As growth continues to come to Waxahachie, more burden is placed on existing infrastructure to accommodate the new demands. 

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A transformation is under way in Waxahachie as more businesses and developers make an investment into the city’s future. Expanded opportunities for growth are taking place alongside new amenities that enhance the community. Sectors reporting growth include that of retail.

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An opportunity to protect your identity and destroy unwanted confidential material is coming to First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, Ellis County ag producer John Paul Dineen III tells us about a vintage corn picker with a storied history.

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The Waxahachie Downtown Farmer’s Market kicks off its 17th season April 27. The city is accepting applications for new vendors to join its ranks. 

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, Ellis County ag producer John Paul Dineen III discusses road safety issues involving agricultural equipment and the motorists with whom they share the rural roads.

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(Austin, TX) –  The Texas House of Representatives passed HB 347 Tuesday, sending the legislation over to the state Senate for its consideration. Filed by state Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), HB 347 would eliminate the “tiered” annexation system for Texas counties and make all counties equa…

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The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board has approved the first step into the remodel of the old Waxahachie Police station downtown. Board members approved the use of up to $100,000 to gut the inside and complete repairs to make the structure build-ready.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, Ellis County ag producer John Paul Dineen III talks about his visit to Washington, D.C., where he met with lawmakers about issues facing farmers and ranchers across the nation. He also talks about a leadership program available to young people through…

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Ellis DownHome (www.ellisdownhome.com) is an interactive Internet resource where residents of our county can share their experiences and expertise with each other. It is a collection of topics ranging from cooking to events for children, senior activities to Texas day trip locations. It is a…

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All northbound lanes of Interstate Highway 35E will be closed overnight in Waxahachie on Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28. Closure hours are from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. each night to allow the implementation of a traffic switch.

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MyTee Sweet Snowcones is calling out the community to #stickyourtongueoutatchildabuse (#bluetongue) child abuse prevention campaign. The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center kicked off the initiative as a leadup to April, which is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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The Ag Report, hosted by John Paul Dineen III, is a weekly video news program produced by the Waxahachie Sun with new episodes published every Thursday. Previously recorded episodes may be viewed on the Sun's website at waxahachiesun.com.

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The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association’s Downtown Dine Around, which ran throughout the month of February, raised $2,000 for Waxahachie CARE, the local nonprofit that serves as a food bank and also provides other assistance to people in need. 

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Waxahachie High School had 21 CTE students successfully complete two years of Navarro College dual credit coursework in cosmetology, earning a level one certificate. They are invited to participate in the Navarro College graduation ceremony in May.

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AUSTIN – More than five years ago David Lopez, an elevator mechanic from Waxahachie, lost a good friend in an elevator repair accident. Wednesday, he visited the state Capitol in Austin to advocate for House Bill 2466, which would improve workplace and consumer safety by creating a registrat…

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Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce board chairman Bruce Glaves (at right) presented the Chair’s Special Award to Kip Fedora for his service to the organization this past year. The presentation was made during the annual chamber awards dinner Thursday evening.

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Seniors looking for another housing choice may have another option to choose from in the future now that the Arden Hills Seniors development has received approval from the Waxahachie City Council for its Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs housing credits funding application. 

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Plans are taking shape to transform one of Waxahachie’s iconic structures and give it a new lease on life. In an interview with the Sun, local builder and developer Chris Acker said he’s looking to remodel the former home of First Baptist Church Waxahachie on McMillan Street. The mixed-use d…

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Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Duncanville, an outpatient department of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, is now part of the North Texas-based network of Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Centers.  

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DALLAS – Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train, has named Resource Environmental Solutions as the project’s provider of ecological mitigation services to help protect and enhance natural ecosystems and the environment throughout construction and operations.  

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(DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX) – CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company has been named a Platinum Award winner and winner of the Five Star Award by the Cartus Broker Network for its outstanding performance during 2018. This will be the sixth year to receive this prestigious award. The awards will be present…

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Institutions of higher learning have an impact that extends beyond the classroom and into the communities they serve, according to a recent study by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas. As an example, the study’s findings show that Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s e…

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While coffees, espressos and lattes are served daily at Fresh Market, it is the atmosphere that fosters friendships – and keeps customers coming back for a refill. In the four years the coffee shop has operated in downtown Waxahachie, its staff works continually to make the former lumber yar…

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Weather changes signal to homeowners that more time will be spent in the yard performing back-breaking labor like raking and bagging up leaves. Waxahachie company Leaf It To Us gives time back to residents by sucking those leaves away.