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The Waxahachie City Council unanimously approved a plat for Garden Valley Apartments during its Monday night meeting; however, members denied the developer’s request to waive the park land dedication fees for the property.

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Work on restoring a piece of Waxahachie’s history is moving forward, with the former freight depot located on College Street across from city hall being transformed into a space where people can gather.

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As you are likely aware, Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order rescinding the statewide mask mandate as of March 10.The governor’s order also requires public schools to follow the guidelines (https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf) set fo…

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On Wednesday, Mike Egan, a U.S. Army veteran and former Green Beret, announced that his campaign raised $100,000 in his first week of fundraising for his campaign for the Texas 6th Congressional District. 

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 172 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 18,082 confirmed cases, 3,235 probable cases, 21,074 recoveries and 283 deaths, according to DSHS.

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Since opening its doors Feb. 2, the Ellis County Vaccination Hub has administered 14,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. With the demand for vaccines rising, the need for more volunteers to work at the hub continues to grow.

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The recent, historic winter storm has left the state’s ag producers working to assess damages done to their crops, livestock, and infrastructure. 

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Volunteers with Hillcrest Baptist Church of Cedar Hill will be able to serve more people in need in Waxahachie starting Saturday, March 6.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 203 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 17,943 confirmed cases, 2,771 probable cases, 20,441 recoveries and 276 deaths, according to DSHS.

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Following the ice storm and extreme cold last week, some of our water customers may experience higher than normal water bills due to broken plumbing or leaks caused by the temperatures. For those that this is the case, the city of Waxahachie is offering a one-time water billing adjustment to…

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The National Weather Service – Fort Worth office will hold an online SKYWARN class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, for Ellis, Dallas and Rockwall counties. The class is free and open to all ages.

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Former senior Trump administration official, Brian Harrison on Monday announced his candidacy for the special election to be held for the 6th Congressional District of Texas on May 1. To date, Harrison is the most senior Trump administration official to announce a run for federal office.

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The Waxahachie Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board voted Tuesday to recommend a funding request of $104,878 for the Ellis County Museum’s renovation project. The funds will be used to upgrade existing restroom facilities on each of the historic building’s three floors.

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Several years ago, Waxahachie High School construction technology instructor Curtis Green saw a video by television personality Mike Rowe, who introduced the nonprofit organization, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

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According to Thursday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 135 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 17,859 confirmed cases, 2,730 probable cases, 20,384 recoveries and 272 deaths, according to DSHS.

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With all of the snow that fell during the recent winter weather event, two brothers wanted to get together to build something. However, with one living in Longview, the other here in Waxahachie, that joint effort couldn’t happen with all of the icy roads in between.

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Filing is over for the Waxahachie City Council and Waxahachie ISD board of trustees elections slated for May 1. The incumbents are running for re-election in all five of the races, with three of those races contested.

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According to Tuesday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 229 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 17,742 confirmed cases, 2,664 probable cases, 20,108 recoveries and 268 deaths, according to DSHS.

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Ellis County Judge Todd Little was notified Tuesday, Feb. 16, that businesses are able to increase their percentage of occupancy back up to their previous level under the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.

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The severe winter weather that has seen temperatures dip down into the single digits has hampered city operations, but not halted them. Despite the challenges, city employees have worked together to provide vital services to Waxahachie residents.

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While residential trash service is scheduled to resume normal pickup schedules on Monday, Feb. 22, the Citizen's Convenience Station will be open until 4 p.m. today (Friday) and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) for Waxahachie residents to take in bagged household trash if desired. The …

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As demand for energy remains at unprecedented levels due to historically cold temperatures, suppliers continue to experience challenges with supply and delivery that limit the amount of natural gas Atmos Energy can deliver to its customers.

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From the city of Waxahachie: Trash service for Friday, February 19 will not be able to run due to the continued unfavorable road conditions. Once the weather is clear, all trash will be recovered as soon as we can safely do so. While the situation will be evaluated to begin pickup on Saturda…

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An online video of water spilling out of the side of the Rockett Special Utility District water tower off of Farm-to-Market 813 raised some questions, with SUD general manager Kay Phillips telling the Sun it wasn’t a leak but an overflow fill. Under the weather conditions, the SUD is having …

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The Ellis County Vaccination Hub resumes operations Monday, Feb. 22, after having been closed all of this week due to inclement weather conditions. Vaccination appointments are being rescheduled.

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Among the many residents who went without power in Ellis County for an extended period of time during this week’s historic snowy weather event were those who live in Mustang Acres, a community along Mustang Road at Reagor Springs.

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WAXAHACHIE FAMILY YMCA – Select YMCAs, including the Waxahachie Family YMCA, are opening their doors to those in the community without power and or water as a safe place to warm up from 10:00am - 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 17.

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CITY SERVICES UPDATE. As we continue to navigate through the uncertainly of this week’s weather situation, we wanted to provide an update for a few items. First, we are continuing to evaluate the weather and road conditions in determining the schedule for City offices for the remainder of the week.

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According to Monday evening’s report from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ellis County has 470 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, Ellis County has posted 17,470 confirmed cases, 2,596 probable cases, 19,527 recoveries and 266 deaths, according to DSHS.