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Gingerbread Antiques in downtown Waxahachie is among the stores working to provide a safe shopping experience for visitors and residents alike during the pandemic.

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For many people it is a Facebook moment in the making when they see a field of sunflowers in the country. They stop, grab their selfie and continue their journey down the road. That stop, however, represents something different to Ellis County agriculture producers who’ve invested money and …

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Residents and visitors to Waxahachie have a new place to beat the heat, cool down and chill out. Chill Zero has a variety of tasty frozen options that range from homemade ice cream and popsicles to shakes and sundaes.

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Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as the Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants – and dogs at the SPCA of Texas are among the winners.

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Substitute school teacher Emily Rolen said she was looking for a life purpose during the “stay safe, stay home” order issued earlier this spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Construction crews are putting the final touches on the Waxahachie area’s latest amenity, Northside RV and Resort. The gate on the new haven for visitors to the city is anticipated to open Aug. 7.

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As posted on the city’s official Facebook page, per Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent proclamation amending his Executive Order No. GA-28 as it relates to mass gatherings, residents living within the city limits of Waxahachie must have approval from their local mayor to have an outdoor gatherin…

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Dining out is a special treat for the entire family. It gives mom a break from cooking, picky eaters a choice of what to eat and stops the fuss over who’s cleaning the kitchen. Having a delicious meal can’t be beat – and if you happen to get an outstanding waiter or waitress, it’s icing on t…

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Renovations are under way at the Optimist Club Pool on Patrick Street so that it can continue to be a place where memories are created and summer fun can bloom. The pool looks to open around the middle of July.

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For almost two years, The Dessert Spot has served as a home away from home for visitors to downtown Waxahachie. It is not only a place to socialize, owners Elmo and Arthelia Harris have made sure it is a place that is built on friendship.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services sent an updated listing of COVID-19 cases to Ellis County officials July 2. The county’s Office of Emergency Management subsequently converted the list to a city-by-city analysis that indicates, as of July 2, the numbers below:

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Early voting for the Republican and Democratic Joint Primary Runoff Election is under way, with election day itself set for Tuesday, July 14.

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After a few days’ hiatus, the Texas Department of State Health Services has resumed sending a listing of COVID-19 cases to Ellis County officials. The county’s Office of Emergency Management subsequently converted the list to a city-by-city analysis that indicates, as of July 1, the numbers below:

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Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability…

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There are four free COVID-19 mobile testing sites coming up in Ellis County, with six days of testing offered. The testings in Waxahachie and Ennis allow walkups. The testing in Ferris and Maypearl require registration ahead of time at txcovidtest.org. Registration for the Ferris and Maypear…

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After a few days’ hiatus, the Texas Department of State Health Services has resumed sending a listing of COVID-19 cases to Ellis County officials. The county’s Office of Emergency Management subsequently converted the list to a city-by-city analysis that indicates, as of July 1, the numbers below:

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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees passed its 2020-21 academic calendar during a special meeting Monday, June 29. The board reached its decision after reviewing feedback from employees and community members.

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Collin and Katie Harwell, owners of Waxahachie’s newest restaurant, Bluebonnet Barbecue, look forward to serving up their style of Texas barbecue to both Ellis County residents and people passing through for a visit.

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Waxahachie has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the…

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The Rotary Club of Waxahachie recently held a work day in advance of setting out U.S. flags across the community for the July 4 holiday. The club’s flag subscription program places flags at participating businesses and residences for $40 a year. The cycle runs from Memorial Day through Veter…

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RED OAK – A recent partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fresh Hope Kits and Oaks Church saw the distribution of boxed, fresh produce at no cost to the community from the end of May to the beginning of June to families, nonprofits and churches.  

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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees passed its 2020-21 academic calendar during a special meeting Monday, June 29. The board reached its decision after reviewing feedback from employees and community members.

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RED OAK – COVID-19 and school closures in the spring understandably left some parents feeling uncertain and apprehensive for the start of the upcoming school year. While some families are eager for their child to return to on-campus learning, other families have concerns due to COVID-19.

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ShowBiz Cinemas is making preparations to welcome the community back to the theater near the end of July or early August.

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state is pausing any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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The Northside Elementary student council has been recognized for the fifth time by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association with the prestigious Student Leadership Award.

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A free mobile COVID-19 testing site will be offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. People meeting criteria must schedule an appointment in advance by calling 512-883-2400 or visiting https://txcovidtest.org. Criteria includes:

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state is pausing any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.