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In a 4-2 vote at its April 13 meeting, the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the Emory Lakes mixed-use residential development to the city council.

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In a law enforcement career that spans more than 35 years and one that’s involved high-risk calls, vehicle pursuits, and armed suspects, Danny Williams feels his battle with the COVID-19 virus is the closest he’s ever been to death.

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 126 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,708 confirmed cases, 3,641 probable cases, 22,148 recoveries and 309 deaths, according to DSHS.

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Thinking about being a vendor at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market? Spots are available, and you can learn more about the opportunity at an organizational meeting slated for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

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Support from our voters and community should never be taken lightly by someone who is elected to public office. I’m honored to have served for the last three years as a trustee for the Waxahachie Independent School District. I’d be humbled with an election to another term. 

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Through a generous donation, Waxahachie firefighters now have another tool to keep themselves healthy on the job. The department is the recipient of a sauna donated by the Hotworx corporate office along with $3,000 from Waxahachie franchisees Pat and Janie Sullivan for maintenance and upkeep.

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Saturday morning, the Ellis County Expo Center was filled with shoppers attending the first Ellis County Market. More than 110 vendors were on hand to offer everything from information on services, education and health to the sale of a variety of products.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 89 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,649 confirmed cases, 3,604 probable cases, 22,088 recoveries and 309 deaths, according to DSHS.

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Beginning in June, the Waxahachie Civic Center will serve as an auxiliary county courthouse for the purpose of jury selection, an effort to get the courts back up and running with jury trials.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved a new mixed-use residential development at its April 5 meeting that includes apartments, townhomes, commercial, retail, restaurant, and office spaces at the northwest corner of Washington Avenue and North Grove Boulevard.

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The Texas Medical Association’s website refers to Texas as “the uninsured capital of the United States” and cites statistics showing more than 4.3 million Texans, including 623,000 children, lack health insurance. 


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Hear Scott Brooks, Publisher of the Waxahachie Sun, share about our new video show, The Sun Spot. This will be a weekly show all about the city of Waxahachie and its inner workings. Expect to see special guests and hear direct and factual information from those leading our great city.

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 87 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,639 confirmed cases, 3,584 probable cases, 22,061 recoveries and 309 deaths, according to DSHS.

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Houston authorities have apprehended a man wanted in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Waxahachie resident Jordan Von Hoffman.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 89 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,609 confirmed cases, 3,555 probable cases, 22,000 recoveries and 308 deaths, according to DSHS.

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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas will host a free informational workshop and intake clinic on Property Tax: Navigating the Road from Tax Appraisal to Appeal, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Nicholas P. Sims Library, 515 W. Main St.

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The Waxahachie City Council meets this evening at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St. Briefing is at 6 p.m. in the council conference room, with the meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. Other meetings this week include:• The city of Waxahachie Firefighters and Police Officers Civil Service Co…

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On Thursday, April 1, Waxahachie Fire Capt. Jon Wilson’s passing was officially recognized as a line of duty death during a morning ceremony that saw a plaque placed at the Waxahachie Fire-Rescue LODD Memorial.

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Since his February appointment by the Ellis County Commissioners Court, newly appointed Precinct Two Constable Casey Borders said he’s working to maintain the high level of professionalism left by retired constable Terry Nay and to build relationships with community members.

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 107 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,609 confirmed cases, 3,563 probable cases, 21,990 recoveries and 308 deaths, according to DSHS.

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The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission approved a final plat of 81 lots for the Cottages on Cantrell development at its recent meeting. The development of cottage-style homes is located in the 900 block of Cantrell St.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 85 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,528 confirmed cases, 3,515 probable cases, 21,883 recoveries and 306 deaths, according to DSHS.

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A special committee of the Ellis County Commissioners Court has allocated $1 million of economic relief grants to healthcare, social service, and small business organizations within the county. The grants are intended to help these organizations recover from losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With the state opening up more categories of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Baylor Scott & White hosted a mini-vaccination hub Saturday, March 20, to serve some of the city’s most vulnerable population. The clinic, which was held at Lee Penn Park, saw 200 people vaccinated.

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With the state of Texas expanding its vaccination groups to encompass all adults, the Ellis County Vaccination Hub is looking at how to best serve the community in the weeks to come.

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 93 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,362 confirmed cases, 3,367 probable cases, 21,562 recoveries and 302 deaths, according to DSHS.

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I, Kim Kriegel, am running for Waxahachie ISD School Board, Place 3. To continue serving WISD students, staff, and parents, I hope to be elected to another term as a board member in the May election. I believe my 31 years as a public-school teacher, two terms as a school board member, and my…

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Rounds of applause greeted the two newly promoted officers at the Waxahachie Police Department as they marked the milestone Monday night. In a ceremony attended by family, friends, and fellow officers, Corey Kaelin was promoted to corporal and Kevin Wright was promoted to sergeant.

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CASA of Ellis County and the Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center will co-host Bling Bang Bash Designer Bag Bingo and Gun Raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Ellis County Youth Expo Center in Waxahachie.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 108 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,304 confirmed cases, 3,346 probable cases, 21,468 recoveries and 300 deaths, according to DSHS.

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At its March 15 board of trustees meeting, district administration presented changes to the current year’s academic calendar. Additional days were built into the academic calendar in case of COVID-related shutdowns, which we have not had to use. Accordingly, the last day of school for studen…

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RED OAK – Red Oak ISD reports that a baby great horned owl that had to be re-treed at one point in its young life continues to successfully make its way to adulthood.