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A gift to the Navarro College – Waxahachie campus of a 10-inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope will give students the ability to have hands-on experiences while learning about the solar system. Making the donation of his personal telescope was Dr. Donald Capone, chairman of the Petroleum Techno…

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In its fifth year as a nonprofit organization, Our Sunflower Friends of Ellis County continues to serve people facing a cancer diagnosis or other catastrophic health issue, and who also have significant medical bills.

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With almost seven months on the job, Curtis Polk Jr. is finding his stride as he goes about his work as the new Ellis County constable for Precinct 3.

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Waxahachie Community Theatre presents “Looking Glass Land” by James Devita in performance Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, at University Church, 221 Solon Road, Waxahachie. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This production of “Looking Glass Land” features local …

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Target in Waxahachie recently celebrated the completion of its employee giving campaign for the United Way of West Ellis County’s 2019-2020 campaign. “Thanks, team members, for giving back to your communities and for driving a corporate, social responsibility,” UWWEC executive director Kasey…

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The 9-1-1 Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services Act, or H.B. 1629, was introduced into the House of Representatives on March 7, 2019. Since then, there’s been a lot of information about this legislation floating around and we want to make sure you understand exactly what this act m…

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Waxahachie CARE recently held its volunteer appreciation picnic at the home of Randy and Candace Ahlfinger. Several dozen volunteers were on hand for the opportunity to get to know each other, especially those who serve on a different shift. It also was a time to relax, enjoy swimming, a bar…

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Only 2-percent of Texas FFA members receive the coveted Texas FFA Lone Star Degree each year. This is the highest degree that can be attained by an FFA member at the high school level. Recently, five Waxahachie FFA members received the honor during the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention …

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The DART Foundation recently presented Waxahachie ISD with a grant for $50,840 through its Spotlight on Secondary STEM program. Theresa Smithey, secondary science curriculum coordinator for Waxahachie ISD, was responsible for securing the funds through the grant application process. With the…

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Three Rivers Coffee Co. hosted a “popup shop” July 12 that featured a collection of artists and vendors, including Signs and Such, and also benefitted several local nonprofits. Ezrielsart, a local artist, painted a 24X30-inch portrait of a lion on site that was raffled off to benefit Daniel’…

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In this week's The Ag Report, hosts John Paul III and Heather Dineen tell us the meaning of those labels you find on the beef products you purchase. They break it down into easy-to-understand information – and you may be surprised at what you learn. #TexasAgricultureStory

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The Waxahachie City Council faced a “whopper” of a decision Monday night, voting 4-1 to deny a request for a special use permit for a stand-alone Burger King restaurant. 

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will have the ability to increase fines on water supply violations as a result of legislation that goes into effect Sept. 1.

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Appointed Special Advocates of Ellis County extends its congratulations to its newest CASA volunteer advocates, Joseph and Stacey Graves and Beverly Bibi, who were recently sworn in by Judge Jim Chapman. “We know these folks have a great desire to help kiddos in need and are so honored that …

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Anna Rodgers is the July honorary council member. Presenting her with the award is Waxahachie City Council member Kevin Strength. Rodgers is a 2019 graduate of Waxahachie High School and will attend Texas A&M University this fall. 

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MIDLOTHIAN — The lights and sounds at the Texas Pinball Museum give visitors the impression a window into the past has opened. For only $10 admission, people can experience the joy and thrill of an arcade that’s only a short drive away in Midlothian. 

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The Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County with be having its annual Quilt Show on Friday-Saturday, July 19-20, in Ennis. The quilt show has traditionally been in Midlothian; this will be its first year in Ennis and will be held at Sokol Hall, 2622 State Highway 34. Quilt show hours are fro…

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In the wake of Barry’s rain and flooding, a broad area of heat and high humidity will take hold over much of the southern and central United States for the balance of this week.

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With the closing of the latest session of the Texas Legislature, state Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) shared some reflections on his time in office and new developments coming out of Austin with the Sun this week. 

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The Waxahachie Police Department and Chief Wade Goolsby conducted a special awards ceremony Wednesday evening to recognize several officers and dispatchers. 

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Alyssa Villarreal of Waxahachie has been raising awareness about human sex trafficking since she was a fifth-grader, a major societal issue she first learned about during a program at her church, Bethsda Assembly of God.

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With the start of each new school year, children work to find the educational stride that will set them on the right path. Community organization Shoe Buddy helps out by providing students the right pair of shoes that not only provides comfort but confidence as well. 

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The Waxahachie Civic Center encourages everyone to stop by and check its new plazas, which were recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited to share these new spaces with you and hope you enjoy them,” a spokesman said. 

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For me, art gives a person the chance to look into the window of somebody’s soul and view their creativity. When I heard the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth was showing a selection of Claude Monet’s work, I knew that it was something I wanted to see firsthand. 

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David Smith got a surprise when he walked out of his business, Glenn’s Warehouse Carpets on College Street, on Monday. A small sinkhole had formed almost in the center of the parking lot. 

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Dozens of volunteers with the Auxiliary to Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie were honored Tuesday morning during the group’s annual meeting, which also saw the installation of officers.

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Residents have another opportunity to ask questions and review plans for a segment of Loop 9 that would come through Ellis County during a public meeting slated for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Cedar Hill Recreational Center located at 310 E. Parkerville Road.

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Sister Mary Ann Honza, CDP, a beloved former teacher at St. John’s Catholic School in Ennis, was recently honored for her 75 years of faithful service to the Congregation of Sisters of Divine Providence during the 2019 Jubilee Celebration. 

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The City Hall Art Program displays works of art by local artists in the rotunda at Waxahachie City Hall. Artists submit works for consideration every six months and a panel chooses what will be displayed. “We have some extremely talented local artists and invite everyone to stop by City Hall…

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Burger King is eyeing Waxahachie for a new stand-alone location in the Waxahachie Towne Crossing shopping center on U.S. Highway 77. The Waxahachie City Council is expected to review the project’s concept plans during its July 22 meeting. 

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Waxahachie was filled with patriotic pride this week as the city held its annual Crape Myrtle Festival Wednesday evening at Lumpkins Stadium, and crowds lined the streets Thursday for the annual Fourth of July parade honoring veterans. Be sure to take a look at our Crape Myrtle Festival/Four…

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In a three to two vote this week, the Ellis County Commissioners Court approved the reopening of the four ground floor entrances to the historic courthouse in downtown Waxahachie. 

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State Rep. John Wray announced this week he will retire from the Texas House at the end of his current term serving House District 10, which includes all of Ellis County and part of Henderson County.

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United Way of West Ellis County volunteers posted a successful United Way Day of Action on June 21, with 51 community members volunteering a total of 107 hours of service to Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties. In addition to the meal routes that were run within Ellis County, the v…

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Members of the Sandstone Ranch Addition Neighborhood Crime Watch recently met at the Waxahachie Police Department. As part of its community outreach efforts, the Waxahachie Police Department assists neighborhoods with establishing a crime watch program. Those who are interested in starting t…