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It’s a job not everyone wants to do – which is one reason Wendy Middleton believes her new business, “Poof Be Gone,” is headed for success.

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The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management, in association with the city of Midlothian, is hosting its annual Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget totaling $44,985,780 Monday night along with voting to keep the property tax rate the same at $0.68 per $100 valuation.

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Waxahachie police officers met with residents to have a conversation on topics ranging from law enforcement to family, hobbies and other interests, during a Coffee with a Cop event held Monday at Starbucks.

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Here are photo galleries from the Waxahachie Indians vs. Marcus Marauders varsity football game, a home game for the Indians at Lumpkins Stadium on Friday, Sept. 13.

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For Midlothian actor Todd Terry, the starring role in the new Amazon Prime series “Vindication” has given him the chance to share his faith and passion for acting with a worldwide audience. Vindication is a new faith-based crime drama that follows Terry’s character, Detective Travis. As Trav…

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For more than 40 years, the Moreno family has called 501 Gibson St. home. It has been a place where Pete and Guadalupe Moreno raised their three daughters, shared special moments and made a lifetime of memories.

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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees honored Shackelford Elementary campus officer Milton Cobb during its meeting Monday.

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The United Way of West Ellis County has been selected from among more than 100 applications to receive an award for new books that will expand its mission of supporting local reading programs.

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance with information of the whereabouts of Ray Earl Armstrong, 56.

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III is joined by his wife Heather (The Yellow Farmhouse), Scott Osiier (owner, BC Seasonings & Rubs) and Jim Dockins, president of the Downtown Waxahachie Farmers Market. The group announces the startup of a new winter farmer…

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After more than 26 years of service to the city, public works director Jeff Chambers is putting away his hardhat and safety vest for good. Chambers’ career with the city was celebrated during a reception upon his retirement Friday.

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On Thursday, Congressman Ron Wright visited the WHS Career & Technical Education wing with his D.C. staff. Wright represents the sixth district of Texas, which serves the southeast Dallas/Fort Worth area, plus part of Tarrant County and Ellis and Navarro counties.

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Texas State Technical College held its Back-to-School Bash on Thursday at its North Texas campus in Red Oak.

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The Indian Trail Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists, will meet Monday, Sept. 23, in the family life center at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. The community is invited to attend.

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Concerns were expressed by several residents over the proposed tax rate and the proposed budget during the Sept. 3 Waxahachie City Council meeting. The tax rate and the budget are set to be voted on by the council at its Sept. 16 meeting and would go into effect Oct. 1.

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Here are photo galleries from the Waxahachie Indians vs. Mesquite Poteet Pirates varsity football game, a home game for the Indians at Lumpkins Stadium on Friday, Sept. 6.

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Shopping local just became a little easier with the latest development at the Downtown Waxahachie Farmers Market. The market will test a new winter season that will start Nov. 2, once the regular season closes in October.

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Have you ever been walking around Waxahachie or Ellis County and seen a red hat bobbing in the crowd while you’re out running errands or having a meal? Chances are you have encountered a member of the Red Hat Society.

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The new location of Cancun’s Ameri-Mex Restaurant is something that would make singer Jimmy Buffett proud with its palm tree-lined exterior and relaxed atmosphere inside. Cancun’s is putting the final touches on the building, where it is set to open by the end of the month.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The “We Were Soldiers Once” profiles are researched and written by Perry Giles, one of the founding members of the Ellis County Veterans Day Appreciation Committee. Giles’ columns are written in first person based on information compiled from newspaper articles, letters from h…

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The opportunity to learn through the Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education Program is here again. Registration has begun and classes start Monday, Sept. 23.The classes listed below begin in September, with hundreds of online learning classes also available.  

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Each year, a ceremony is held recognizing Texas Ag Memorial Day at the state Capitol in Austin. The Ag Report hosts John Paul III and Heather Dineen talk about the significance of the memorial ceremony in this week's edition, including how people can nominate their loved ones who have passed.

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The city of Waxahachie announced Tuesday that, over the course of the next few days, inspection crews will conduct a physical survey of a portion of the sanitary sewer system.

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Is it even possible to imagine more than five dozen flavors of popcorn? In fact, that many and more flavors will soon be offered with the opening of Jordan E’s Popcorn & Candy Co. in historic downtown Waxahachie.

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Donations are being accepted for the annual Constitution Day Project sponsored by the Ellis County Republican Women. This is the 11th year the club will provide pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence to around 3,000 fifth-graders across Ellis County.

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A new Alzheimer’s Association support group for caregivers is available in Ellis County. Headed up by Jennifer Keathly, the group meets at 4 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the offices of Texas Premier Realty North Central Texas, 100 N.E. Main St., Suite B, Ennis.