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After more than 18 years of service with the city of Waxahachie, economic development director Doug Barnes has retired. Community leaders, family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Friday to wish him well.

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What better place for a part time job than in the Renaissance! The Job Faire for Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2020 takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, at the festival’s main offices, located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie.

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The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame in Waxahachie held its annual Essay and Oratorical Contest and an Art Contest on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the museum, 411 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Waxahachie. The Waxahachie Sun is honored to publish the winning entries from the three div…

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Members of the Waxahachie Fire Department and HEB presented a check to the Dinah Weable Foundation in the amount of $4,354.40 on Monday. The Dinah Weable Foundation works to provide mammograms to women who are unable to afford them. Funds were raised through the sales of pink T-shirts during…

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Members of the Waxahachie Police Department recently presented a check to the Testicular Cancer Foundation in the amount of $9,229.29. This amount was later doubled by an anonymous donor. These funds were raised through the sales of T-shirts, hats and donations from officers and the public. …

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The Waxahachie City Council approved an agreement Tuesday that would help get the city and other communities back up and running in the event of a disaster. The city is now a part of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Mutual Public Works Aid Program.

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Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center executive director Leslie Deen spoke with KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM owner Jim Phillips during the radio station’s Hour of Hope broadcast that aired at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

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There are some moments in life where you just have to stop and ask yourself, “Did that really just happen?” That’s what Waxahachie High School senior Monticella Woodley was asking herself after she was surprised with a $48,000 scholarship to the University of Texas in December.

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With the approval of an interlocal agreement between the city of Waxahachie and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, a hydrologic and hydraulic study will be conducted on Waxahachie Creek. The study will start at the upstream end of the creek’s watershed, which is west of Midlothi…

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The new atmosphere of Waxahachie High School provides unique opportunities for students to grow in their academics, leadership and versatility. Making a significant contribution to these attributes is the WHS Student Council.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved a zoning change that would allow for the construction of the Cypress Creek apartment complex at its Tuesday night meeting. The apartments will be located northwest of Post Oak Drive at U.S. Highway 287 Bypass.

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The United Way of West Ellis County celebrated its 2019 giving campaign, recapped goals and objectives from last year, recognized key volunteers/supporters and confirmed 2020 Community Fund grant recipients at its annual meeting Friday, January 17, at the Salvation Army.

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WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS - On Thursday, January 23, 2020 at approximately 10:14 pm the Waxahachie Police Department was dispatched to the 800 block of E. Main (MLK Boulevard) regarding a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located an individual inside a residence with a gunshot wound. Emergenc…

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, host John Paul Dineen III visits with Boyce Feed & Grain manager Ginger Mulkey, who shares some tips on how to start raising chickens. #TexasAgricultureStory

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Employees, supporters and community leaders turned out Thursday to mark a major milestone for one of Waxahachie’s home-grown industries. Americase opened the doors of its new location at 6200 N. Interstate Highway 35E with a grand opening that also celebrated its 35 years in business.

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Caitlin Richardson is a Waxahachie High School senior with big dreams. She wants to become a surgeon. However, school bills can be just as big as medical bills, so she decided to join Questbridge.

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RED OAK – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus held its annual counselor update on Friday to kick off the new year.

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After months of construction, MOD Pizza opened its doors this week to introduce residents and visitors to its own take on pizza. Guests can choose from several pizzas on the menu or create a custom pie.

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In a 5-1 vote, the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission gave its recommendation to approve a zoning change for the Cypress Creek apartment complex at its Tuesday night meeting. The proposed complex looks to be built northwest of Post Oak Drive at U.S. Highway 287 Bypass.

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This spring, the Ellis County Master Gardeners and Ellis County Extension Agency are again teaching a variety of classes to prepare your gardens and yards. The classes are being offered through Waxahachie ISD’s Lighthouse for Learning, continuing education program. A list of this semester’s …

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In this week's edition of The Ag Report, cohosts and Ellis County ag producers John Paul III and Heather Dineen discuss health and fitness, with Heather sharing her story of how she came to be a certified personal trainer – and how they use this to educate their customers of their Yellow Far…

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The quality of life for Grant Kunz has significantly improved after he sought medical treatment deemed illegal in the United States. The 12-year-old is now looking to schedule his third appointment in Panama, where he will receive 60 million stem cells extracted from donated umbilical cord.

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The Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band program closed out the TMEA Area round of state band auditions Saturday by adding nine All-State 6A Band qualifiers and three state alternates to their list of state qualifiers – bringing its total all-state honorees to 11, including its All-State Jazz mu…

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The celebration of Mardi Gras returns to downtown Waxahachie in February will all of its pomp and circumstance. Events start with a pub crawl Friday, Feb. 21, followed by a Mardi Gras parade, concert and beer sip ’n stroll Saturday, Feb. 22.

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In a 3-2 vote Wednesday, the Waxahachie Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board recommended the expenditure of up to $100,000 to repair a hole that formed in the parking lot of Covenant Life Church.

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The upcoming Waxahachie High School winter musical “Big Fish” is set to debut Jan. 23-26 in the Performing Arts Center. This magical Broadway play streamlines a touching story of imagination, family and togetherness through the many actors in the musical theater department.

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The city of Waxahachie has partnered with Swagit Productions LLC to stream its indexed public meetings, live and on demand, on its website portal. The link to the portal can be found at http://www.waxahachie.com/government/city_council/city_council_meeting_live_stream.php.

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The Ellis County Republican Women are hosting a candidates forum Monday, Jan. 13, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.