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Downtown merchants The Mix and Eubanks Florist recently held a fundraising effort for the Dinah Weable Breast Cancer Survivors’ Event, raising $3,000 toward the initiative to pay for mammograms.

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The annual recognition of small businesses takes place this Saturday, Nov. 28, when Small Business Saturday is celebrated, with local residents and visitors encouraged to patronize those small businesses, particularly those located in historic downtown Waxahachie.

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Jonathan and Sarah Bell began serving as senior pastors of Covenant Life Church in January 2018 when previous senior pastors, Gerald and Sharon Parson, stepped down to join Life Languages International.

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Since we’d like to provide our teams at the Sun time with family and friends during the holidays, we will publish only one edition of the Sun during Thanksgiving week – that being the Wednesday, Nov. 25, edition.

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The Rotary Club of Waxahachie’s Nov. 12 luncheon meeting saw each veteran in the organization honored with a special pin.

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Thanksgiving is not only a holiday dedicated to gathering family around the dinner table, but even more so to reflecting and counting our blessings. As we approach the end of an unexpected roller coaster of a year, there is still so much to be thankful for — and we certainly deserve some hea…

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WACO – Starting in March, Texas State Technical College will offer a statewide online software engineering boot camp for people who want to learn new skills to move into the technology field.

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The Ellis County Toys for Tots Campaign, hosted by the Ellis County Marine Corps League Detachment 1452, opened family and agency toy applications Nov. 1 and will continue to accept those through Monday, Dec. 7.  

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A difficult situation ended Wednesday afternoon with Ellis County Pct. 3 Constable Curtis Polk Jr. and County Judge Todd Little shaking hands and then hugging.

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A round of applause greeted Doug Barnes on Monday night at City Hall, as he was welcomed to his first term as Waxahachie’s newest city council member. Before running for council, Barnes served for 18 years as the city’s economic development director.

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Since the 1970s, Waxahachie High School senior parents have hosted the biggest graduation party of the year, Project Graduation.

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Three Waxahachie High seniors have enlisted in the U.S. Army. For some, the decision was based on the fulfillment of a moral or family legacy or to better themselves. But for all of them, it was to serve their country.

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Raffle tickets are being sold now to benefit Waxahachie High School teacher Robert Rodriguez, who continues to recover from injuries received in an accident. All proceeds go directly to the family. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

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MIDLOTHIAN – Methodist Midlothian Medical Center has opened its doors, becoming the first hospital in the history of this Ellis County community. Methodist Midlothian is now the 12th hospital owned by or affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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RED OAK – Following pay increases this past summer, Red Oak ISD again rewards employees with a loyalty payment for staff to thank them for their dedication to the district. All eligible employees received an additional $250 in their account Nov. 20.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University held its 14th annual Credentialing Day on Oct. 1. The special day allows Assemblies of God district leaders from across the United States to join together in educating SAGU students on the processes and responsibilities of receiving one’s pastoral cr…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Thursday evening, Nov. 19, there have been 6,590 total cases in Ellis County, of which 336 are active. There have been 6,153 recoveries and 101 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen…

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The corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Young Street was a hub of activity Saturday, Nov. 7, as Rotarians and their spouses, along with community volunteers joined together to begin the restoration of Messiah Church of the Living God.

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, there have been 6,336 total cases in Ellis County, of which 184 are active. There have been 6,109 recoveries and 43 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen 6…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, there have been 6,268 total cases in Ellis County, of which 202 are active. There have been 6,024 recoveries and 42 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen …

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Media release: On 11/14/2020 at around 2:28 AM, dispatchers at the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 400 block of S. IH-35E service road about a major accident involving a single vehicle.  The vehicle was identified as a black 1995 Chevy Ca…

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Friday evening, Nov. 13, there have been 6,174 total cases in Ellis County, of which 338 are active. There have been 5,794 recoveries and 42 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen 66…

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A specially called city council meeting Thursday saw the canvassing of votes from the Nov. 3 election and the swearing-in of Place No. 1 candidate Mayor David Hill and Place No. 3 candidate council member Melissa Olson.

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During a time of social distancing, sometimes the solution to give back to a community can be as simple as washing a bus. Last Thursday, Life High School Waxahachie’s National Honor Society kicked-off its campus initiative with a good old-fashioned bus wash.

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The Sun recently accompanied Jamal Rasheed, Ph.D., as he placed U.S. flags on the graves of veterans in the Prince Hall Fraternal Cemetery in advance of Veterans Day.

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Each year, Manna House provides Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance for families in need. This year, the nonprofit will be providing Thanksgiving meal kits for Ellis County families, as well as gifts for children through the Christmas Angel Tree program. Manna House is in need of food and …

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ARLINGTON – The North Central Texas Emergency Communications District (NCT9-1-1) has seen an increase in requests to connect home addresses to cell phone numbers after the coronavirus pandemic forced households indoors. 9-1-1 technology does not allow for this solution and it would put calle…

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University alumnus, Ryan McCray, recently fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a federal agent. After six months of intensive training with the U.S. Border Patrol Academy, McCray graduated and began his first day on the job Sept. 28. 

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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County and released Thursday evening, Nov. 12, there have been 6,053 total cases in Ellis County, of which 355 are active. There have been 5,710 recoveries and 42 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen …

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After sharing with the Sun last Wednesday that she intended to sign an affidavit to withdraw from a pending runoff for Place 2, Waxahachie City Council, candidate Tiffany Duran has since indicated to city secretary Lori Cartwright that she may not be doing so after all.

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Life School parent Johnnie Ware of Life Middle School Waxahachie brings a unique perspective to what it means to be a part of the Life School family. Her journey began when her children, Denys and Dennis, were accepted to Life School Red Oak when the campus first opened in 2003.

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For David and Lisa Bittle, food is more than providing a meal to satisfy a physical need, it’s a way to connect with people and create moments that will live on past the dinner table. In September, the Bittles saw their dream become reality with the opening of their new business, My Father’s Table.

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The Ellis County Museum is hosting a Champagne cocktail party and fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Norcross home, 600 Sycamore. Those wanting to attend should RSVP no later than Nov. 30. Attendance is limited to 40 people; the cost is $100 per person.

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The Waxahachie Sun recently paid a visit to the Dog Spot Boarding Kennels, finding a country environment offering fresh air and a facility that is clean, spacious and ideal for boarding dogs.