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As I was sitting at home looking for something new to watch, the Netflix film “Uncorked” grabbed my attention. “Uncorked” has a compelling story that looks at the complicated relationships family members have with each other.

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“The road is long with many a winding turn that leads us to who knows where, who knows where, but I’m strong, strong enough to carry him – he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” – The Hollies

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As we approach another week of uncertainty, it is challenging to say the least. Some are facing harder times than others but it is safe to say we are all being affected in some way. What seems to be making it harder for me, personally, is in the past when I’ve experienced a difficult week or…

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Scarborough Renaissance Festival was truly hopeful that the COVID-19 situation would subside in time for us to be able to open with the adjusted six-week schedule previously announced.

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It’s time to start planning. As your Downtown Merchants Association, we’d like to recommend some links to help you through this time of crisis. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help!

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In trying times like these, the true character of not only individuals but organizations, institutions, governments, and businesses is displayed. I want to offer kudos and commend H-E-B in Waxahachie. Their display of civic duty, on site helpful staff and an efficient strategy for service is…

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I have endured over two weeks of self-imposed isolation because of the deadly coronavirus that has swept the world. Nothing like this has been seen since the flu epidemic of 1918, when 50 million people died. So, it is a small price to pay, even if we have to stay isolated for many weeks. Bu…

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In light of the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, several cities and states have issued a stay-at-home mandate, and more will continue to do so in the days ahead. So, what does that mean for restaurants?

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Matthew 19:26 (NIV) – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

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“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.” — Herbert Swope

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Adrian Rogers, who was pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee, once said, “If you want to know how rich you are, just make a list of everything you have that money cannot buy.”

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With the rapid changes across the nation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to update you on the proactive steps we are taking at Tractor Supply to serve you, your family and your animals’ needs today and in the longer term.

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DoorDash remains vigilant in our efforts to help the communities we serve during this uncertain time. We are actively working to ensure the safety of customers and Dashers and supporting the local businesses who are being asked to change how they operate. The U.S. FDA has stated that there i…

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Americans have always answered the call in times of national crisis: growing victory gardens during WWII, raising flags after 9/11, stacking sandbags during floods, sending supplies after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Today is no different. Your neighbors in Ellis County need your help and w…

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At Aldi, we know you rely on us as your trusted neighborhood grocery store. We truly value your continued loyalty and I’d like to let you know how we are ensuring we meet your needs during this challenging time.

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I have decided I’m going to open a defensive riding school. Not defensive driving school – I had to go through one of those one time. The instructor said there is no such thing as an unavoidable accident.

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The Waxahachie Chamber would like to feature a message from its president/CEO, Sandy King, on current events:

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Narrative poetry or song lyrics are among my favorite collective treasures. I have written numerous lyrics myself, but mostly I enjoy the creative productions of many and various other authors and song writers who have touched my heart and my life with their beautiful descriptive words relat…

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Right now, America is experiencing a time like no other as the coronavirus runs rampant here and around the world and a  pandemic, as well as a national emergency, has been declared.

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Amid all the craziness in the world, my wife, boys and I decided to take in a couple movies last week. With maybe 10 cars in the parking lot, a theater cleaner than I’ve ever seen and social distancing measures in place, it was as safe an activity we could find. We simply needed to get out o…

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Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 4 p.m., it is with a sad heart that we have to announce that Sims Library will be closed (including curbside) until this pandemic and state of emergency is over. With the emergency declarations from our city and national government, the board of director…

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I just wanted to thank Judge Jim Chapman for the informative and enjoyable article in the Sunday, March 15, Sun.

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Help needed! As many of you know, Tacos 4 Life in Waxahachie offered to help families with food this week in order to alleviate the anxiety and burden associated with losing school lunches.

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As we enter this unprecedented time of combating a pandemic virus, I know that there are many concerns throughout our community. As a result, I am reaching out to reassure you that the Waxahachie Police Department is committed to keeping our community safe. You may see a reduction in face-to…

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“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He never grows faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out. He gives power to the faint and increases the strength of the weak. Even youths may faint and grow weary, and…

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With the rapid changes across the nation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to update you on the proactive steps we are taking at Tractor Supply to serve you, your family and your animals’ needs today and in the longer term.

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As the gathering storm looms on the horizon, we hear the rumblings of its severity and gather provision to weather it.

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I wanted to keep you all informed and let you know that Governor Abbott announced that he is waiving the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, he is requesting that the Department of Education waive federal …

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On March 12, 2020, the board of directors of the Ellis County Master Gardener Association decided to cancel our annual Lawn and Garden Expo which was to be held on March 28, 2020, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. This event usually brings 3,000 or more members of the gardening public to the v…

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Every 10 years we can stand up for ourselves and our community by getting counted in the Census. Your Census questionnaire should be arriving to your mailbox soon and asks basic questions like the name, age and race/ethnicity of each person living at your address.

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There are times in life I believe we lose sight of who God really is and how He is intertwined in our lives. It’s hard for us to understand just how big God is yet, at the same time, we don’t take a step or think a thought that He does not see or know. He’s bigger than we can comprehend, yet…

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This is a story I wrote about Ronnie Dawson over four years ago, when WAXAJAM had just taken place and he was one of the deceased Waxahachie musicians we were honoring. This article was published in a local newspaper and I thought it was time to have it republished, in order to once again ho…

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At the state Comptroller’s Office, the health and well-being of our taxpayers, employees and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our tax…

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A century ago, Major League Baseball flourished in Waxahachie in the springtime. The Detroit Tigers, featuring the legendary Ty Cobb, trained here from 1916 through 1918. The following year, the Cincinnati Reds encamped here before embarking on their 1919 campaign that culminated with a Worl…

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In his new film “The Way Back,” Ben Affleck shows audiences how pain and anger can tear people apart, leaving them isolated, alone and separated from the ones they love. The movie also portrays how there are people who are willing to help in those moments.

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If you have small children, or you have the joy of the company of 10 grandchildren like me, you have probably seen a Christmas movie about a train that transports a couple of dozen children to the North Pole on Christmas Eve night – possibly hundreds of times.

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Yup, I was right. Spring is definitely in the air. In an earlier article I mentioned I detected buds on my flowering crabapple trees when I walked out to my mailbox. Today I made another trek out there (I tell my doctor I walk for exercise – it’s not a lie, it really is a long walk out to th…

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Every ten years, there is a nationwide census – and this year is that time again! Since the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, educators and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for the community – the Waxahachie Chamber has joined force…

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Any human problem, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, is addressed through self-help books.

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Ellis County and the entire state of Texas has experienced rapid growth since the last census in 2010, which reflects the strength of our amazing state and county. However, Texas communities have been historically undercounted, which affects our government representation at every level, infr…

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As quick as last Tuesday came and went, another election cycle begins. Matter of fact, since Tuesday’s election resulted in one runoff election, that being for Ellis County sheriff, we’ll have two election days in May. The first, on May 2, will be to choose who sits on city council and the s…

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Thank you to everyone who supported my campaign for Texas House of Representatives. I am proud that we ran a clean race that focused on the issues and kept service to our community at the forefront of our messages.