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Parents, students, staff members and visitors gathered Nov. 19 at Dunaway Elementary School for the dedication of the Dunaway Outdoor Classroom.

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Earlier this year, a campaign sign issue arose during the Waxahachie municipal election when candidate Paul Christenson was found to have signs belonging to his opponent Billie Wallace in his possession.

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As of Monday evening, Nov. 22, the active COVID-19 case count stood at 282 for Ellis County, with the death count at 478 since the pandemic’s onset in March 2020. The active case and death counts are reported on the Texas Department of State Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. The county re…

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The Tree of Angels dedication ceremony provides a place for families and friends of those who have lost someone because of a violent crime or a sudden death event to gather and honor their loved ones.  Organized by the Midlothian Police Department, the Tree of Angels event will be held at 7 …

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Waxahachie Police officers, staff and their families attended the Waxahachie Police Department’s annual awards ceremony, Friday, Nov. 5, at The Venue at The Avenue Church. Twenty officers and staff were presented with various awards for their heroic actions and exemplary service to Waxahachi…

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In a 4-1 vote, the Waxahachie City Council adopted an ordinance regulating the use of golf carts, neighborhood electric vehicles, and off-highway vehicles on public streets at its Monday, Nov. 15, meeting. Mayor Pro-Tem Billie Wallace was the dissenting vote, citing safety concerns.

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The Waxahachie City Council adopted historic residential design guidelines during its Monday, Nov. 15, meeting for homeowners and developers doing work in the city.

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The Waxahachie Fire Department has kicked off its annual Toys for Kids toy drive to provide children across the community with at least one gift to unwrap Christmas morning.

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As of Monday evening, Nov. 15, the active COVID-19 case count stood at 99 for Ellis County, with the death count at 475 since the pandemic’s onset in March 2020. The active case and death counts are reported on the Texas Department of State Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. The county rep…

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AUSTIN – The filing period for the 2022 Texas primary elections officially opened Sunday, Nov. 14, allowing candidates to file with their respective party chairs for a place on the March 1, 2022, primary ballot.

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The annual Ellis County Veterans Appreciation Ceremony was held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The indoor ceremony of music and military branch recognitions concluded with a wreath-laying ceremony at the outside memorial.

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The final touches are being made at Waxahachie’s newest brewpub, Southern Roots Brewing Company, which looks to open in December. Southern Roots will offer a wide section of craft beers along with specialty pizzas.

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In honor of Veterans Day, U.S. flags have been placed at both the veterans monument and by veterans’ headstones in Prince Hall Fraternal Cemetery. Each year, the effort serves to remember Black military veterans and their contributions to the nation.

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CASA of Ellis County hosted a grand opening and open house of The Clay Jenkins Family Foundation CASA House for CASA of Ellis County on Friday, Nov. 5. CASA was joined by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting ceremony, with chamber Ambassador and Judge William Wallace pre…

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In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, several organizations and businesses recently contributed to the Weable Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation. Check presentations were made Friday, Oct. 29, with stops made at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, Inter…

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Flavorful nostalgia is what Brett and Ashley Silva put into each Mason jar of iced tea and lemonade they sell through their mobile drink business, Porch Swing Iced Tea. After a year in business, Porch Swing Iced Tea has developed a loyal following that continues to grow.  

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The community is invited to attend the annual Ellis County Veterans Appreciation Ceremony slated for Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The ceremony will be held indoors, with music by the Classic Swing Band starting at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony itself starts at 10 a.m.

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For the past 10 years, the Waxahachie Firefighters Association has fundraised through its annual “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” T-shirt campaign to help in the fight against cancer. This year, firefighters have switched gears and will smoke Thanksgiving turkeys.  

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As of Monday evening, Nov. 8, the active COVID-19 case count stood at 94 for Ellis County, with the death count at 470 since the pandemic’s onset in March 2020. The active case and death counts come from the Texas Department of State Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. The county reported 1…

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On Monday, Nov. 8, city of Waxahachie crews observed a gasoline smell near the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Getzendaner Street. The area was examined to locate the cause of the odor and standing liquid in the adjacent lot was identified as the source, according to a city media release.

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On Nov. 4, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs met and unanimously approved H.R. 5516, Congressman Jake Ellzey’s VITAL Assessment Act. It is now ready to be voted on by the full House of Representatives.

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The beloved Festival of Trees benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County returns Friday-Saturday, Nov. 19-20, at Waxahachie Bible Church.

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City officials, community leaders, and members of the public gathered to dedicate the newest city facility at the Waxahachie City Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 4. The new pavilion and columbarium give a covered space for ceremonies and gatherings as well as an alternative burial option for crem…

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The city of Waxahachie is looking at expanding its industrial footprint with a new development between Solon and Patrick roads just off Interstate Highway 35E. The proposed industrial development would span more than 575.97 acres and feature an industrial complex, a business park for office …

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court received an executive summary of a final audit report on the county’s Tax Assessor and Collector’s Office during its Tuesday, Nov. 2, meeting. The 28-page summary and its findings resulted from an initial Notice of Audit letter delivered to the tax office…

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Dozens of people have felt the love from The Samaritan Project in Waxahachie the past couple of years. Headed up by Waxahachie resident Donna Aud, the group feeds people in need. And in partnership with the Little Pantry located behind Taco Casa, you may have driven by and seen The Samaritan…

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The success of the regional monoclonal antibody infusion center has caught the attention of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, which will take over operations Nov. 6 from Ellis County and the city of Ferris. The county commissioners approved letting the existing contract expire at t…

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Community leaders, city staff, and the public marked the start of renovations to the Wags-a-Hachie Dog Park with a groundbreaking Friday. Work on the 28,450 square feet site is expected to be completed by the end of January.

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As of Friday evening, Oct. 29, the active COVID-19 case count had increased to 529 for Ellis County, with the death count now at 465 since the pandemic’s onset in March 2020. The active case and death counts come from the Texas Department of State Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. The cou…

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In a 3-1 vote during its Monday, Oct. 18 meeting, the Waxahachie City Council approved a resolution setting a time limit for public comments. Council member Melissa Olson was the dissenting vote, with council member David Hill absent from the meeting.

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Waxahachie High School’s homecoming weekend featured a slew of activities, including the return of the fan favorite Waxajam, where alumni musician who were in several garage bands in the 1960s and 1970s get together to play the music of their time.

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The Waxahachie Senior Activity Center is inviting the public out to an open house and craft sale from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 12. Proceeds from the craft sale will benefit the center’s Be a Santa to a Senior program.

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As of Monday evening, Oct. 25, the active COVID-19 case count was at 339 for Ellis County, with the death count now at 455 since the pandemic’s onset in March 2020. The active case and death counts come from the Texas Department of State Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. The county report…

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For almost two years the COVID-19 virus has crippled if not taken lives, while leaving people with only questions after their loved ones passed. Waxahachie resident Jerry Bryce lost four family members to the virus in less than a month.

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For Paul Box, running is a sport that keeps him challenged both mentally and physically. This drive and focus led him to complete his sixth Boston Marathon on Oct. 11.