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In these challenging times, Edward Jones financial advisors said they are thinking about the health of their clients, their families and their colleagues, what’s happening in their communities and the effect of Covid-19 on the markets.

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Businesses that are experiencing difficulties due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to reach out to the Texas Comptroller’s Office with questions and options available to them.

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DALLAS – The North Texas Food Bank has announced a partnership with the team at Shiftsmart to employ workers from the hospitality industry who have suffered from lost income as a result of the coronavirus’ impact on the economy. The initiative employs them in place of traditional volunteers …

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Since launching its economic relief programs in the past several weeks, the U.S. Small Business Administration has seen a wide spectrum of businesses affected by COVID-19 apply for assistance.

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AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Thursday against Auctions Unlimited LLC, alleging price gouging Texans for necessary, health-related supplies. According to a media release from the AG’s office, Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration, Auctions Unlimited listed an au…

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Among the companies in Waxahachie giving hope to residents in the stressful time associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is the grocery store, H-E-B.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about struggles for both daycares and the parents who need their services. Some are struggling to stay open or have closed temporarily. This has led to essential workers, such as first responders and medical professionals, with limited options for childcare …

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Among the COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread impacts has been the closing of Poston Gardens in Waxahachie.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has launched an online portal to streamline the process and validation of leads for more supplies. The portal is administered by the run by the state’s Supply Chain Strike Force.

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The Governor’s Office has been publishing a number of releases relating to actions being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the most recent actions, by date, as taken by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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CLARIFICATION (5:01 p.m. Friday, March 27): The Dart Corporation’s use of the term “presumed positive” in its March 25 press release reflects implementation of the company’s “presumed positive” protocol. The company, operating from an abundance of caution, presumes a positive result and acts…

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In a 4-1 vote, the Waxahachie City Council approved to amend its COVID-19 disaster declaration at an emergency called meeting Wednesday morning. The amendment follows in the steps of Ellis County, which approved a shelter in place order for residents Tuesday.

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The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has prompted several businesses to establish certain hours for senior citizens to do their shopping. This is reflective of the Centers for Disease Control including older adults among those more at risk for complications if they contr…

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The U.S. Census Bureau continues to accept applications for temporary part-time positions with the 2020 Census. Although many job offers have been made, there is still an opportunity, according to the bureau’s website, https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html.

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On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter requesting a presidential declaration of a major disaster in Texas based on the continued impact of COVID-19. This action follows his March 13 declaration of a state of disaster for all 254 Texas counties.

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Congressman Ron Wright’s office is requesting input from restaurants, retail and services businesses on how they are managing the COVID-19 crisis. In particular, feedback is asked along these questions:

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As the stress on health care workers heightens throughout a national health care system on high alert, Focused Post Acute Care Partners, a Fort Worth, Texas-based skilled nursing care company with 31 communities in east and west Texas and along the Gulf Coast, is reaching out for extra help …

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the U.S. Small Business Administration has included the entire state in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration and granted access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which will provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying busine…

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Tuesday, March 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements. The warnings feature textual statements with photo-realistic color images depicting some of the lesser-known, but serious health …

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To help lessen the financial hit from businesses having to limit their services and even close their doors as part of efforts to keep the community safe, the U.S. Small Business Administration will be providing federal disaster loans for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce recently extended its appreciation to Gerdau Ameristeel (Midlothian) for donating Tyvek suits and N95 respirator masks to the Midlothian Fire Department. “Like many of our first responders and healthcare professionals across the country, they are struggling…

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During this rapidly developing situation with COVID-19, Carter BloodCare continues to make transfusion possible with sanitation and safety in mind. It is safe to give blood. If you are feeling well and are eligible, please plan to help your community by giving blood. Blood will still be need…

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Due to the extension of spring break for Waxahachie ISD schools this week out of concerns raised with the COVID-19 pandemic, Tacos 4 Life has decided to take action and partner with the community to feed children who are in need.

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March 19, 2020 - Earlier today, Governor Abbott and state leaders updated Texans on COVID-19. Citizens across the state are working to overcome challenges to ensure public health and secure the safety of all first responders working to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19. We are expected to…

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Following an executive session held as part of its Monday night meeting, the Waxahachie City Council enacted a local state of disaster for the next 30 days relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will also see several city facilities closed through May 11.

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During a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Waxahachie Police Department, Ellis County Judge Todd Little announced that the county is declaring a disaster declaration in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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REACH Council, which provides school and community-based drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention programs to students and residents in Ellis and Johnson counties, urges the community to be aware of increased risks for underage alcohol users during spring break.

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The Waxahachie ISD extends its congratulations to Coleman Junior High and Dunaway Elementary for being the district’s February Energy Savers of the Month.

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Every ten years, there is a nationwide census – and this year is that time again! Since the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, educators and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for the community – the Waxahachie Chamber has joined force…

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The community is invited to nominate a teacher in Ellis County for the good work he or she does in the classroom. From those nominations, one teacher each month will be selected to receive a $250 gift card as presented by Frank Kent Automotive in Ennis. The Waxahachie Sun will also feature t…

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Waxahachie ISD will hold its annual job fair from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Waxahachie High School, 3001 U.S. Highway 287 Bypass. Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration. Representatives from all campuses and departments will be available to discuss job opportunities in areas includi…

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Property owner and retired Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki’s plan for 98.695 acres will be presented before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission at its March 24 meeting. The development is a case for annexation due to the land being located in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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The Ellis County Commissioner’s Court, Ellis County Complete Count Committee and the United Way of West Ellis County are sponsoring a Census 2020 Poster Contest to engage the county’s students in grades kindergarten through fifth.

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Amber Huckabee, an educator with Waxahachie ISD, has been named the Teacher of the Month for February by Frank Kent Ennis and was presented a $250 prize in recognition of her work in the classroom. The nomination for Huckabee read, “Amber is one of the most dedicated teachers I’ve known. She…

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Waxahachie High School students from the Career & Technical Student Organization, SkillsUSA, represented Waxahachie ISD at the SkillsUSA District 6 Leadership and Skills Conference on Feb. 14-15 at TSTC in Waco, with four students advancing to the state competition in April.

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Students from the Waxahachie High School Career & Technical Student Organization, Texas Association of Future Educators, represented Waxahachie ISD at the 36th annual Teach Tomorrow Summit on Feb. 20-22  in McAllen.