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A little over a year and half ago Waxahachie Police Chief Wade Goolsby created a crime scene unit made up of employees who had expressed their desire to pursue the necessary training to serve in that capacity. This past week saw a highly involved training conducted at the department that all…

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County Extension agent Mark Arnold has scheduled private applicator trainings on Tuesdays, April 27, May 25, and July 27, in the Ellis County Extension Office in the Ellis County Sub Courthouse in Waxahachie.

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In a 4-2 vote at its April 13 meeting, the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the Emory Lakes mixed-use residential development to the city council.

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Thinking about being a vendor at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market? Spots are available, and you can learn more about the opportunity at an organizational meeting slated for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

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Through a generous donation, Waxahachie firefighters now have another tool to keep themselves healthy on the job. The department is the recipient of a sauna donated by the Hotworx corporate office along with $3,000 from Waxahachie franchisees Pat and Janie Sullivan for maintenance and upkeep.

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Saturday morning, the Ellis County Expo Center was filled with shoppers attending the first Ellis County Market. More than 110 vendors were on hand to offer everything from information on services, education and health to the sale of a variety of products.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 89 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,649 confirmed cases, 3,604 probable cases, 22,088 recoveries and 309 deaths, according to DSHS.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, local ag producer and host John Paul Dineen III discusses the damage off-roading does to a producer's fields. Ellis County Sheriff Brad Norman joins the conversation to talk about the laws and potential fines/jail time that can come into play. #TexasA…

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MIDLOTHIAN – Midlothian-based nonprofit Bridges Training Foundation recently announced the receipt of a grant from the Midlothian Community Development Corporation. A major breakthrough during the pandemic, the grant will help Bridges in its struggle to remain open and serve the community.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved a new mixed-use residential development at its April 5 meeting that includes apartments, townhomes, commercial, retail, restaurant, and office spaces at the northwest corner of Washington Avenue and North Grove Boulevard.

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The Texas Medical Association’s website refers to Texas as “the uninsured capital of the United States” and cites statistics showing more than 4.3 million Texans, including 623,000 children, lack health insurance. 


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MANSFIELD – The Mansfield community will soon be home to a satellite campus for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. TTUHSC will expand its traditional BSN program to the area, providing a resource for new nurses critical to the operation of hospitals and clinics.

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The Waxahachie Police Department recently hosted an Easter egg hunt for the police and fire departments. “The Easter bunny, who strongly resembled Chief (Wade) Goolsby was all tuckered out from all the kids!” read a caption on the police department’s official Facebook page.

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Christ the King Lutheran Church recently supported Feed the Fight – Waxahachie by providing goodies to the volunteers and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie staff at the Ellis County Vaccination Hub. “With over 50,000 vaccinations done and thousands more still to go, the El…

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 87 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,639 confirmed cases, 3,584 probable cases, 22,061 recoveries and 309 deaths, according to DSHS.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 89 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,609 confirmed cases, 3,555 probable cases, 22,000 recoveries and 308 deaths, according to DSHS.

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In this report from the 2021 Ellis County Youth Expo, Sun contributor Mike Sackett visits with several exhibitors who took part in the cattle exhibition. #TexasAgricultureStory

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In this report from the 2021 Ellis County Youth Expo, Sun contributor Mike Sackett visits with several exhibitors in the swine and lamb divisions. #TexasAgricultureStory

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 107 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,609 confirmed cases, 3,563 probable cases, 21,990 recoveries and 308 deaths, according to DSHS.

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The emergency number field is diverse and offers a lot of opportunities to those who find their calling in it, but how does someone become a 911 dispatcher or call taker?

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The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission approved a final plat of 81 lots for the Cottages on Cantrell development at its recent meeting. The development of cottage-style homes is located in the 900 block of Cantrell St.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 85 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,528 confirmed cases, 3,515 probable cases, 21,883 recoveries and 306 deaths, according to DSHS.

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A special committee of the Ellis County Commissioners Court has allocated $1 million of economic relief grants to healthcare, social service, and small business organizations within the county. The grants are intended to help these organizations recover from losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With the state opening up more categories of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Baylor Scott & White hosted a mini-vaccination hub Saturday, March 20, to serve some of the city’s most vulnerable population. The clinic, which was held at Lee Penn Park, saw 200 people vaccinated.

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In this week’s edition of The Ag Report, host and local ag producer John Paul Dineen III speaks with livestock show chairman Casher Dowell about this year's Ellis County Youth Expo. Also, Waxahachie Sun managing editor Jo Ann Livingston visits with 4-H club manager Teasdale Long and member C…

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 93 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,362 confirmed cases, 3,367 probable cases, 21,562 recoveries and 302 deaths, according to DSHS.

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In the first week of March, the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce reopened the option to its members of hosting in-person events again after a three-month time period of virtual-only events. That being said, the chamber’s upcoming schedule is packed-full of businesses ready to celebrate their h…

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The Ellis County Museum has been working this past week to bring a fire line to the historic building for a new fire sprinkler system. The next step in the museum’s ongoing renovation project will be to start on the elevator pit in the back of the building. For more information on the museum…

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie took to the streets Saturday, March 20, with a Community Vaccination Pop Up at Penn Park. Thanks to the effort, 200 more community members slept better that night knowing they’ve received their COVID-19 vaccine. 

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 108 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,275 confirmed cases, 3,335 probable cases, 21,429 recoveries and 300 deaths, according to DSHS.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved a zoning change for a new convenience store with gas pumps, a multi-tenant retail building with a drive-thru restaurant, and an office building during its meeting this week.

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Members of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce made a $2,500 donation to the Friends of WISD on Monday afternoon. The political action committee is working to influence voters to vote yes on the May 1 school bond by highlighting the district’s positive efforts and its future needs.

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With the state of Texas opening up phase 1C of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Ellis County Vaccination Hub is working to keep matters rolling as smoothly as possible.

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In this week’s edition of the The Ag Report, host and local ag producer John Paul Dineen III talks about his relationship with his son, John Paul Dineen V, as they work on the farm together. #TexasAgricultureStory