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Smiles ran from ear to ear as community members came together to rededicate the M&M Playground in Getzendander Park on Tuesday. The play structure, which has served the city for almost 30 years, has undergone an extensive update and refurbishment. 

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 The Waxahachie ISD community is grieving after the sudden loss of one of its beloved educators. Mandy Carter passed away after injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident.  

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Known for its refreshing Big Gulps and ice cold Slurpees, 7-Eleven’s newest location will call Waxahachie home. Planning and Zoning Commission members gave their approval to the retailer’s request for a specific use permit during the panel’s Tuesday night meeting. 

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Waxahachie ISD recently celebrated its seniors who’ve made decisions about their post-graduation plans. Those who have made a commitment to college, technical school or the military were honored with pep rallies at Waxahachie High School (below) and Global High School (above). Parents were i…

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Since the passing of its canine officer Cross, the Waxahachie Police Department has been trying to raise funds to purchase another police dog. This new dog will have big paw prints to fill because Cross was outstanding at what he did.

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Wednesday morning, several area nonprofits gathered at Citizens National Bank as the Waxahachie Foundation awarded grants to enable these organizations to provide services to the people they serve.

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A project to bring 18 new apartment homes has been tabled after a heated discussion between developer Chris Acker and the Historic Preservation Commission during the latter’s recent meeting. The proposed Crescent Creek Villas is set to be located near Kaufman Street and Martin Luther King Jr…

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The sudden drop in temperature and blustery wind late Thursday afternoon did little to discourage motorcycle club members and individuals from Waxahachie and the surrounding area from coming together in front of City Hall as Waxahachie Mayor Kevin Strength issued a proclamation declaring May…

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The Waxahachie Police Department is taking a pro-active approach to crime with the formation of a new specialized unit. The Problem Directed Response Team’s mission will be to put a halt to serious issues before they have a chance to grow. 

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Sixteen Waxahachie High School CTE students have passed their national clinical medical assistant exams and achieved status as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant or CCMA.

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Waxahachie firefighters are hitting the streets with the goal of putting a smile on children’s faces. Crews are raising funds with the annual Fill the Boot campaign benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

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With such a downpour of rain Saturday morning in Waxahachie, it was not the best of conditions to be “out and about” but our beloved first responders who are always “out and about,” regardless of the weather as they serve and protect us, joined dedicated volunteers from Brown Street Church o…

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Late Friday evening, the Waxahachie ISD administration sent out a letter to parents and guardians of all Waxahachie High School students that referenced errors in attendance record keeping – and the possibility those could impact course credits where excessive absences are involved.

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With the contract for the viaduct project set to go out for bid in June, the Waxahachie City Council approved three related agreements with the Texas Department of Transportation during its meeting Monday. One of those ensures the preservation of a portion of the concrete railing from the hi…

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National Prevention Week will be observed May 12-18 in Ellis County, with the IMPACT Waxahachie Coalition joining with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in increasing public awareness of and action around mental and or substance use disorders. SAMHSA leads public …

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A large crowd was on hand Thursday evening at the Ellis County African American Hall of Fame on East MLK Jr. Boulevard as residents gathered to hear the presentation of the 2019 Most Endangered Places list for Waxahachie. 

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With redevelopment occurring on the city’s east side, the Waxahachie City Council has approved a hydrologic and hydraulic floodplain study of Rock Branch Creek. The study will establish the floodplain’s location from the railroad tracks north of Gardner Street to Waxahachie Creek.

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A potential choice for older residents looking for housing remains on hold with the Waxahachie City Council’s decision Monday to table a decision on a new senior living complex until its Aug. 5 meeting.

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Ever wonder what the treasures in your attic are worth? Gingerbread Antiques will host free appraisals from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Local antique experts and certified appraisers Marsha and Larry Schaefer will be on hand to tell you what you have and what it’s worth. Appraisals are …

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AUSTIN, Texas – [Monday, May 6], the Senate passed House Bill 3 sponsored by Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Galveston). While I was not supportive of the initial version of the bill that came to the Senate floor due to the inherent assumption of a sales tax increase, I was proud to work with my other …

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Winners in the second annual ECCHO Kids Baking Championship were third place Hannah Morneau (age 11), second place Hannah Pettis (age 12) and first place Grace Martin (age 11), who prepared a with “persimmon delight with goat cheese icing” cupcakes. Also participating in the contest were Jac…

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The Ellis County Extension Office has scheduled private applicator trainings for Tuesday, May 28; Monday, June 24; and Tuesday, July 23, in the Extension Office located in the Ellis County Sub-courthouse in Waxahachie.

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The Ellis County Republican Women have announced their 2019 scholarship recipients. Scholarship committee members include chair Maureen Kennedy, Donna Blanton, Judy Shwabe, Jane Vineyard and Tommie Worthy.

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The Crape Myrtle Room of the Waxahachie Civic Center was filled to near capacity Friday, May 3, as the first Rose Awards Luncheon was held to honor Christian women in Ellis County.

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Residents, community leaders and public officials gathered during a recent town hall meeting to discuss a growing problem in the community, underage drinking. An effort is being led by a nonprofit outreach group, Impact Communities, to put a social hosting ordinance in place to curb this act…

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Here are unofficial results posted at 9:17 p.m. by the Ellis County Elections Office for municipal and school board elections across the county, as well as several propositions.

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It’s Cinco de Mayo time in Waxahachie. The annual hosted by the Ellis County Hispanic Organization kicked off Friday evening with a block party and continues Saturday, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. in downtown Waxahachie.

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Saturday, May 4, is Election Day for city council and school board positions across Ellis County. With the adoption of Vote Centers in Ellis County, registered voters now have the convenience of being able to cast their ballot at any of the voting locations. 

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The Waxahachie Community Theatre presents the family friendly production of “Mamma Mia!” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Single performance and season ticket information is available…

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May 2 began with thunderstorms – and lots of rain. A gathering of residents planned for noon at the historic Ellis County Courthouse to participate in the National Day of Prayer 2019 looked bleak as additional rain was forecast, so the venue was changed to Farley Street Baptist Church. 

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After an extensive, months-long search process that drew 86 applications from across the county, the Waxahachie ISD board of trustees voted Thursday morning to name interim Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain as its lone finalist for permanent superintendent.