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O’Brien’s Bookshop, located inside of Gingerbread Antiques, 310 S. College St., in historic downtown Waxahachie, is collecting book donations to benefit children in Waxahachie ISD. Simply purchase a new book and drop it in the box by the front door no later than Friday, Dec. 3. Labels are pr…

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Parents, students, staff members and visitors gathered Nov. 19 at Dunaway Elementary School for the dedication of the Dunaway Outdoor Classroom.

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The Settles Science and Nature Center held its fall open house Saturday, Nov. 13. Located behind Pettigrew Academy, 806 E. Marvin, Waxahachie, the center offered a nature exchange, free games, exhibits, crafts and more. The center will again open to the public will be held Earth Day, April 23.

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Pettigrew Academy students recently expressed their appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Walt Friis for the donation of several magazines for the school library. Free reading is a favorite part of every day at the school.

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The Life High School Waxahachie Theatre Program presents “The Lion King Jr.” in two performances Saturday, Nov. 20, (1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) in the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Memorial Park, 400 S. Grand Ave., Waxahachie.

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Congratulations to the Waxahachie FFA LDE teams for being named the 2021 Blackland District LDE Sweepstakes Champions. Waxahachie FFA advanced 11 teams to the area competition slated for Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Finley Junior High counselors are changing the lives of students involved in The Male & Female Leadership Academy. The junior high program is geared toward seventh and eighth-grade students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. The goal-oriented program is focused on building con…

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Congratulations to the Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band! Waxahachie High School’s award-winning band ended its 2021 marching competition with yet another trip to the UIL 6A State Marching Band Championship in San Antonio. Only 20 bands from across the state made their way through the various…

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This marching band season has been one for the books for Life High School Waxahachie. The goal-oriented band program, which began in 2013 with only four students, finished the season with its highest achievement yet.

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Longtime education champion and Texas State University alumnus Refel Rushing has established a $60,000 endowment for students in the university’s Department of Engineering Technology. Funds from the Ralph B. Rushing Engineering Technology Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or gradu…

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Waxahachie High School FFA had three teams head to Stephenville on Friday, Nov. 5, for the Tarleton State University Invitational LDE contest. All three teams landed in the top 10 with Ag Advocacy placing third, Senior Chapter Conducting placing fourth and Senior Creed placing ninth. Congrat…

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AUSTIN – Kim Kriegel, trustee from Waxahachie ISD, joined 35 other school board members from across Texas on Sept. 24-26 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2022.

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Waxahachie ISD recently celebrated CAN-struction, a fun event that fostered creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. GT students from each campus worked together to design and create a can structure with nonperishable items that reflected the district’s theme o…

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Gifted and Talented students at all nine of Waxahachie ISD’s elementary campuses recently demonstrated their creativity through a newspaper challenge. The challenge was held during GT Brain Stretch Sessions this month.

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The Waxahachie High School class of 1991 will hold its 30th reunion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Nay Barn, 1550 Farm-to-Market 1446, Waxahachie. Tickets are $35.

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Congratulations to the Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band on earning a 1st Division Region UIL rating. This is the highest score a band can receive and qualifies Waxahachie High School to advance to the University Interscholastic League Area B Marching Championship on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Pen…

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RED OAK – As part of an effort to develop service opportunities for students, staff, and even the community, Red Oak ISD is hosting its second annual fall ROISD Comm-Unity Service Day from noon-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, with 22 area projects available across the district and community. It is a …

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Waxahachie High School crowned its 2021 homecoming king and queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday night's game against Mansfield at Lumpkins Stadium.

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The Waxahachie High School advanced drama team presented its final performance of “The Outsiders” during a Sunday matinee show, Oct. 17, at the Performing Arts Center under the direction of Andy Reynolds. Reynolds is celebrating his 20th year as the head director for WHS, where he’s directed…

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Pettigrew Academy students are shown here enjoying the recently reopened Settles Nature and Science Center. They explored the exhibits, played games, researched, and traded for points with Scarlett Hajovsky, manager. The center will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 13.

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The Waxahachie High School homecoming court has been announced. Members are (front row) Maci Rust (freshman duchess), Brooklin Carroll (sophomore duchess), Lia Tangalos (junior princess), Vanessa Garza (senior nominee), Brooklyn Baskin (senior nominee), Wynter Clark (senior nominee), Jh’Kyah…

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RED OAK – Keaton O’Neal grew up in Palmer in Ellis County and has an associate of applied science degree in cybersecurity from Texas State Technical College. The Waxahachie resident is a system support specialist at Waxahachie ISD. 

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Navarro College hosted its annual Fall Festival the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 28, at its Midlothian campus, 899 Mount Zion Road. A variety of activities were enjoyed at the family-friendly event, including a live DJ, face painting, hay ride, cosmetology braiding station, photo booth, fire tr…

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After a two-year delay due to the pandemic and its restrictions, Navarro College Foundation held its 2021 Brilliance Gala event at the Waxahachie Civic Center, with well over 200 guests in attendance. The evening featured cocktails, dinner and entertainment, along with a fashion show sponsor…

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Waxahachie High School hosted the Region 20 All-Region Jazz Auditions on Saturday, Sept. 18, with the following students earning a chair in the top band and the opportunity to record for the All-State Jazz Ensemble.