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Before heading off into spring break, Waxahachie High School CTE instructors and students had an opportunity to share the program’s opportunities with the district’s fifth-graders.

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On the surface, going to Chicago in the winter time might not seem like the best plan. I know that from the countless jokes I received from family members, friends and co-workers before I departed. Despite that friendly ribbing, the people of Chicago gave me a warm reception to their city. 

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie held a chili cook-off Feb. 28, with nine teams consisting of hospital employees and a team of Baylor Auxiliary volunteers entered. When the results were in, the team of “wonderful, talented Baylor Auxiliary volunteers were first place winn…

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The Indian Trails Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is offering the Linda Moxley Indian Trails Master Naturalist Scholarship in the amount of $1000 to a graduating 2019 senior from Ellis or Navarro counties who plans to attend any college or university to major in the natural sc…

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County Extension agent Mark Arnold has scheduled private applicator trainings for Tuesday, March 19; Tuesday, April 23; and Wednesday, May 22, in the Ellis County Extension Office in the Ellis County Sub-courthouse in Waxahachie.

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Above, John Paul Dineen V and “Shop Cat,” one of the Dineen family’s farm cats, take a break from filming on The Ag Report at the Dineen’s family farm in Waxahachie. The Ag Report, a weekly video newscast produced by the Waxahachie Sun that provides updates on farming and ranching news, made…

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Growing up, comic books were a part of my daily life. While I didn’t have any myself, my friend Nino always had boxes full. Countless hours were spent at his house reading and getting to know characters like Wolverine, Deadpool, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. 

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The Ag Report, hosted by John Paul Dineen III, is a weekly video news program produced by the Waxahachie Sun with new episodes published every Thursday. Previously recorded episodes may be viewed on the Sun's website at waxahachiesun.com.

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Free tickets to the annual Ellis County Master Gardener Lawn & Garden Expo are available now at the Waxahachie Sun. Stop by our office, 200 N. Rogers St., Suite B, during business hours to pick up yours. The expo is slated for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Waxahachie Civic Cen…

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The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ellis County are hosting several events during April in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Both nonprofit organizations provide very focused, specific services to children in need.

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The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association’s Downtown Dine Around, which ran throughout the month of February, raised $2,000 for Waxahachie CARE, the local nonprofit that serves as a food bank and also provides other assistance to people in need. 

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More than 600 readers participated in Waxahachie ISD’s 22nd annual Drop Everything And Read Day. The district’s Partners in Education initiative saw volunteers from across the community read to students in grades pre-K through sixth. D.E.A.R. Day serves to encourage the importance, value and…

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Waxahachie High School choir seniors took both prizes in the Waxahachie Symphony Association Young Artist Award scholarship competition. Kamerann Burney (at right), was named the first-place winner of a $1,500 scholarship, with Madison Zandt, the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Burney wil…

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Waxahachie Global High School Rotary Student of the Month for December was Liliana Vega, the daughter of Oscar Vega and Daphne Emmons. She has been in the Interact Club for a year. Her favorite Interact event is Hidden Miracles and she can be found at the Cowboy Church on the first Saturday …

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Waxahachie High School had 21 CTE students successfully complete two years of Navarro College dual credit coursework in cosmetology, earning a level one certificate. They are invited to participate in the Navarro College graduation ceremony in May.

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It’s not too late to join many others who are part of Lighthouse for Learning/Community Education.  The classes listed below are beginning end of March. To view the complete catalog or register online go to www.wisd.org.  Students may also mail in registrations to the WISD Administration Bui…

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AUSTIN – More than five years ago David Lopez, an elevator mechanic from Waxahachie, lost a good friend in an elevator repair accident. Wednesday, he visited the state Capitol in Austin to advocate for House Bill 2466, which would improve workplace and consumer safety by creating a registrat…

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The lifetime achievements in the fine arts by six Waxahachie High School alumni were honored Saturday evening at the Performing Arts Center, where the ceremony also showcased current students’ works as a preview to what the future holds.

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September Waxahachie Global High School Rotary Student of the Month was Steven Cloud, the son of Mike and Safaa Cloud. He has been a member of Interact for three years and his favorite Interact event is Hidden Miracles, where he serves faithfully as needed. Steven is active in the Technology…

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The Waxahachie Youth Baseball Association is looking for baseball players between the ages of 15-18 (based on age as of 4/30/19) who are looking to be part of a great and unique organization to continue playing the game they love.

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In addition to our ongoing classes and support groups such as exercise classes, support groups, lunch programs and social functions, the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center also plans the following special events during the month of March:

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Waxahachie High School FFA members were among 800 FFA members from across the state who took part in a two-day Texas FFA Day at the Capitol event. 

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Mark your calendars for Ellis County Rainbow Room’s annual run, slated for March 30 in conjunction with the start of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Waxahachie ISD partners with the Dallas Museum of Art to bring the Go van Gogh program to its elementary students. Local, DMA trained community volunteers visit the schools to lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at artwork from the DMA’s permanent collections before crea…

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First Baptist Church of Waxahachie hosted a grand opening for its new campus Sunday, March 3. The day was celebrated with special services, a ribbon cutting, family activities and a concert.

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The third annual WHS Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held March 2, 2019 at the Performing Arts Center. This year's inductees were Brent Winn, Bryan Felty, Deborah Tidwell, Gary French, Jesus 'Chuy' Hernandez and Michael Underwood.

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Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce board chairman Bruce Glaves (at right) presented the Chair’s Special Award to Kip Fedora for his service to the organization this past year. The presentation was made during the annual chamber awards dinner Thursday evening.

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Waxahachie Mayor Kevin Strength was presented the Outstanding Citizen of the Year honor during the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet Thursday evening.

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A fixture in the Waxahachie community for more than a century and a half, First Baptist Church will celebrate moving to new facilities Sunday, March 3, with a full day of worship, Bible study, food, games, ribbon cutting and a gospel music concert. 

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Congratulations to Waxahachie ISD’s 9,000th student, Coleman eighth-grader Jordan Johnson, who recently moved here from Cedar Hill. Shown are, from left, Coleman principal Brad Andrews, deputy superintendent Lee Auvenshine, Jordan Johnson, trustee Kim Kriegel, interim Superintendent Dr. Bonn…

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Central Presbyterian Church will observe Ash Wednesday with a simple supper followed by worship, communion and the imposition of ashes as a symbolic reminder of the words, “You are dust and to dust you shall return.” 

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Work continues at the Chautauqua Auditorium as needed improvements to increase the event venue’s viability for community gatherings are made. Construction workers have converted part of the existing ticket booth and concession stands into a new restroom and new audio-visual equipment has bee…