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The act of honoring someone for their service to the community has turned into a matter of contention for the Waxahachie City Council, with an agenda item about possibly naming the future city hall annex abruptly withdrawn without explanation by Mayor Doug Barnes during the council’s July 19…

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Continued growth in the community has triggered the need for a second medical office building at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie campus. The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission will hear about the project on Tuesday, Aug. 10. The project is slated to go before …

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Javion Anderson recently returned home to Waxahachie from his out of state job in New York to help the youth of the area he grew up in. Mostly from money he saved from his job, Anderson bought enough school supplies to help more than 65 elementary students.

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Active COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Ellis County, with the state’s Department of State Health Services reporting 380 active cases as of Monday evening – almost double last Tuesday’s count of 209. The count was 54 as of July 1.

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AUSTIN – Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza has drawn the ballot order for the eight proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. To appear on the ballot, the proposed amendments must be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of both the Tex…

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The Ellis County Clerk’s Office will soon be notifying residents who have registered brands, ear tags, tattoos, or electric devices for their livestock that they will have to re-register. Brands are required to be re-registered on a decennial basis. The expiration date is Aug. 30, with the s…

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There are more than 6,000 children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area without a good bed to sleep in, according to Chad Hughes of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. To help address the need, Waxahachie Lions Club members and volunteers partnered with the nonprofit on a workday last Saturday at Getzendaner Park.

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Steps are being made to trim the county budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. County commissioners held a long discussion on priorities during their meeting Tuesday, with County Judge Todd Little providing an update of where the process stands.

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Active COVID-19 cases have increased again in Ellis County and now top 200, according to the state’s Department of State Health Services data dashboard. As of Tuesday afternoon, the county’s active case count stood at 209, almost quadruple the 54 cases reported July 1.

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COVID-19 cases have declined slightly in Ellis County, according to the state’s Department of State Health Services data dashboard. As of Monday evening, the county’s active case count stood at 139, still almost triple the 54 cases reported July 1. The county had hit the 175-mark last week.

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Monday evening’s special meeting of the Ellis County Juvenile Board didn’t happen because board chair, District Judge Bob Carroll, said it hadn’t been properly posted at the courthouse – although two separate agendas (one labeled special meeting and the other as a supplemental special meetin…

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Sweets of all varieties are on display and for sale at the Sweet Lab booth at the Waxahachie Farmers Market, open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through the end of October.   

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Eagle Scout candidate, Matthew Rice of Waxahachie Boy Scout Troup 232, chose the restoration of veterans’ headstones at Hillcrest Burial Park for his project.

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The Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office announces the conviction and sentencing of a 37-year-old Barry man on multiple charges, including aggravated assault of a police officer, stemming from a May 4, 2019, offense. He will have to serve at least half of the assault and evading arres…

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Six years ago, the lives of Korinna DeLaRosa and her family changed in a matter of minutes. While sleeping, Korinna suffered a massive cardiac episode that caused her heart to stop beating. Since then, she’s made great strides in reclaiming her life through the support of countless individuals.

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In a time of hyperpolarization, it’s easy to see things as good or bad with no in-between, and with no chance for change. Chaplain Stephanie Brewer is not one of those people, however, and it’s a good thing. She is the president and founder of Freedom Declared Ministries Inc., which is based…

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Upgrades are under way to modernize the older sections of Wayne McCollum Detention Center with newer security equipment.

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COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Ellis County, according to the state’s Department of State Health Services data dashboard. As of Monday evening, the county’s active case count stood at 175, more than triple the 54 cases reported July 1.

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Ellis County, according to the state’s Department of State Health Services data dashboard. As of Thursday afternoon, July 15, the county’s active case count stood at 136.

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FirstLook announces that the doors to its new, state-of-the-art sexual health and pregnancy center are now open. The new facility greatly expands the nonprofit’s ability to provide area residents with high-quality, confidential, accessible sexual health care, all free of charge.

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AUSTIN – State Rep. Jake Ellzey recently shared how he worked with his House colleagues to pass impactful legislation for his district and Texans across the state. The 87th session of the Texas Legislature ended May 31, with a special session now under way.

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court finalized a $185,000 escrow agreement at its Tuesday, July 13, meeting that will help complete the sale of the former classroom wing of the old First Baptist Church building. The county is looking to use the building for additional office space.

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The Waxahachie City Council entered into a construction manager at-risk contract for $416,085 with WRL General Contractors for the fire station No. 4 project at its Tuesday, July 6, meeting. The new fire station will be located on Brookside Road near Interstate Highway 35E. It is anticipated…

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The Waxahachie City Council is looking to explore an update to the city’s charter and have an elected mayor rather than one appointed by the council. Discussion on the topic was held both during a briefing session and the July 6 regular council meeting.

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Producers from around the area got a first-hand look at some of the latest agriculture innovations during the recent Ellis County crop tour, which featured test crops.

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Waxahachie’s Pride in Neighborhood program aims to keep neighborhoods clean and free of debris, while at the same time showcasing the city’s beauty. Started in 2007, Project PIN works to recognizing residents who make a positive contribution.

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Plans are moving forward on the construction of a new dealership building at Waxahachie Central Kubota. Waxahachie City Council members unanimously approved a specific use permit for the project as well as a developer agreement during their Tuesday, July 6, meeting. The approval includes a s…

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The Waxahachie Sun announces an “extra special, extra sweet” promotion. Anyone purchasing an annual, digital subscription for $60 will receive their choice of six cookies from The Dessert Spot (an $18 value).

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Ellis County Sheriff Brad Norman recently announced several promotions at Wayne McCollum Detention Center.

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During the June 15 meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, Sheriff Brad Norman awarded a certificate of merit to Sgt. Tim Bulot and other first responders for their critical role conducting search and rescue, traffic control, and hazard mitigation operations during the May 3 tornado…