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Waxahachie ISD high school students have received a new tool to help them be successful in a 21st-century learning environment. Reliable and accessible technology is a crucial part of learning, particularly during a pandemic, and Waxahachie ISD continues to invest in technology resources for…

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Family, friends, city officials, and fellow police officers gathered Jan. 7 at the Waxahachie Police Department to recognize officers Andrew Gonzales and Abe Partington on their promotion to corporal.

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The Waxahachie Branch NAACP 6240 held a virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life on Monday, the late civil rights leader’s birthday.

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The English Merchant’s Parlour and St. Mark the Evangelist Anglican Church will host a free talk about Queen Elizabeth II from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Presenting the talk is historian, the Rev. Steven Jenkins of the Free Church of England.

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Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) is shown with constituents who joined him on opening day of the 87th Legislature. From left are Judge Greg Wilhelm (Ellis County), former Chief of Staff Ben Stratmann, Ron Sutton (Hood County), Birdwell, Ike Thomas (Hood County), Bobby Vickery (Navarro County…

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RED OAK – Red Oak ISD joins 1,024 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month and to honor the men and women who serve the students, staff, and community of ROISD.

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The city of Waxahachie Park Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the parks building, 401 S. Elm St. Members will discuss the lake parks master plan.

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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees will meet in workshop sessions at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Thursday, Jan. 21, at the administration building, 411 N. Gibson St.

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office started a new chapter Jan. 1 with the swearing-in of new sheriff, Brad Norman, who said he’s honored to serve the county once again. He recently visited with the Sun about his plans to improve the agency’s operations, while addressing needs and areas in need…

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The effects of the COVID-19 virus are still being felt in the business community and, like so many other businesses, The Sticker Place in downtown Waxahachie has adapted to this new normal as it continues to provide a needed service.

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The Waxahachie Branch NAACP 6240 invites the community to a scheduled Zoom meeting commemorating the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on the United States and the world. 

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The city of Waxahachie cemetery is conducting a cemetery-wide cleanup starting March 1. Please collect all removable objects (flags, containers, photo frames, planters, etc.) on top of gravesite and or around headstones by this date. All items not removed by scheduled cleanup date will be di…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. By giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be th…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Thursday evening, Jan. 14, there have been 15,181 total cases in Ellis County, of which 963 are active. There have been 14,021 recoveries and 197 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has se…

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This week, Texas has directed most COVID-19 vaccines to large sites or hubs around the state. Ellis County residents who are considered front-line healthcare workers, 65 years of age or older, or those with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness may now regist…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, there have been 14,810 total cases in Ellis County, of which 989 are active. There have been 13,624 recoveries and 197 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has see…

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It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but especially on New Year’s Day! Feed the Fight delivered 350 breakfast tacos for the night shift saying goodbye to 2020 and the day shift coming in to start 2021 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Monday evening, Jan. 11, there have been 14,172 total cases in Ellis County, of which 667 are active. There have been 13,308 recoveries and 197 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen…

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Waxahachie police, firefighters, and department staff received their first round of a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning. With the vaccine given out, both departments are continuing precautionary measures to lessen the spread of the virus.

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A few weeks before Christmas, Waxahachie and Rowlett Police officers donned Santa hats and put part of the local law enforcement motto, “to serve,” into action.

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The Waxahachie City Council approved changes to the city’s code of ordinances relating to garbage and trash at its Monday night meeting. The changes go into effect April 1 as the city moves from hand pickup of trash and recyclables to a poly cart system.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Friday morning, Jan. 8, there have been 13,820 total cases in Ellis County, of which 1,049 are active. There have been 12,575 recoveries and 196 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has see…

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Even with the proper precautions, the COVID-19 virus can strike anyone at any moment regardless of age or health conditions. That is the case with the Alsup family of Red Oak, which is still recovering from the effects of the novel coronavirus.

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The Ellis County Master Gardener Association is asking people to save the date of Saturday, March 27, for the 2021 Lawn and Garden Expo, which will be held at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie.

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Members of the Waxahachie Firefighters Association are presented with a check for $1,780 from H-E-B for its annual Cares Enough to Wear Pink T-shirt campaign that goes to help people fighting cancer, cancer research and prevention. The Waxahachie Fire Association and H-E-B have teamed up to …

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The city of Waxahachie Firefighters and Police Officers Civil Service Commission will meet at noon Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St.  

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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in a workshop with a discussion of the recent demographic report and the district's plans for its continuing growth.

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Finding that right cut of beef can make all the difference in turning a special occasion, family get-together, backyard barbeque or meal around the dinner table into a memorable time no one will soon forget. That is what Bardwell-based Ashcraft Beef looks to provide its customers: the differ…

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By mid-afternoon on a recent Saturday, the refreshing drinks were poured, bags of crackers and cookies had been bagged and chili was steaming in the cooker. The food was prepared and ready to feed the homeless and hungry neighbors on Waxahachie’s East Side, with the initiative set up at the …

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First Baptist Church in Waxahachie hosts the annual Ellis County Homeless Coalition Let’s Get Warm Giveaway from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The giveaway offers free hot meals, hot showers, coats, blankets and free medical checkups.

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AUSTIN – With another round of winter weather predicted to make its way to parts of Texas this weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to remind Texans to make preparations now for potentially hazardous weather still to come this season.