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These cooler mornings have energized me, kind of like that little bunny. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not planning to join a marching band, train for a marathon, a half-marathon, or any other competitive event. I DO know my limits!

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Life can be extremely tricky at times. Often, we find ourselves overwhelmed with everything we have to juggle. Family, job, relationships, and finances, to just name a few, are enough to keep anyone busy. I have been astonished at the number of people I come across professionally and persona…

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In the upcoming election to fill the vacant seat for Texas House District 10, citizens of Ellis and Henderson counties have a choice. One candidate, John Wray, has a proven record of dedicated and successful public service to those specific communities, and he has no interest in seeking anot…

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I hate to say it, but when you see any modern martial arts type of movie you have pretty much seen them all. The new Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is no exception. It features a story that mirrors hundreds of other, better-produced pictures leaving no originality fo…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The “We Were Soldiers Once” profiles are researched and written by Perry Giles, one of the founding members of the Ellis County Veterans Day Appreciation Committee. Giles’ columns are written in first person based on information compiled from newspaper articles, letters from h…

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The skies are blue, the sun is hot and the people gathering are hungry for more than just food. It’s Saturday in South Dallas, and this is the recipe most every Saturday morning as several individuals from the Waxahachie area band together to feed, clothe and pray for the homeless and those …

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Early in my ministry of working in the church, I was involved in a sensitive counseling matter. We had a family in our church that was a victim of a prank caller. The male individual would call this particular family and direct his calls to the wife and mother of the home. He would say horri…

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The city of Ferris, like so many other cities, is fighting the rise in COVID numbers and our local hospitals, local physicians, City operations, and educational institutions are being pushed to their limits. With our underserved population, we are especially vulnerable to the rise in cases. …

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“Until you realize how easily it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else's game.” – Evita Ochel

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The “We Were Soldiers Once” profiles are researched and written by Perry Giles, one of the founding members of the Ellis County Veterans Day Appreciation Committee. Giles’ columns are written in first person based on information compiled from newspaper articles, letters from h…

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Have you ever wondered what God is thinking? What really occupies the mind of God? What bothers Him? What makes Him happy or sad or even angry? It may sound silly to some. I don’t know why I think about things like this, but I do.

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“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley

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Most people believe that when our nation’s patriots defeated the British in 1783, the people of the United States of America lived happily ever after in a blissful democracy, but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Hello everyone! We’ve had the pleasure of opening our doors every day for the past three months. It’s been great welcoming all of you back inside the center. We’ll never get the lost time returned to us, but we can get together and enjoy today and the days ahead. We look forward to greeting …

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There have been times in my life when I have made some pretty big mistakes. One that comes to mind is when I was younger and not handling a situation in the correct manner at a job I had. I remember being called in and having to answer for the decision I made.

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On Sunday morning of March 1, 1915, H.E. Dixon, Mack McKinney and night watchman Bass made a grisly discovery at the Jackson Garage on the corner of Jefferson and Jackson streets in Waxahachie. These men found the mutilated body of Jack Jones on the floor of the sleeping room of the garage. …

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“People’s indifference is the best breeding ground for corruption to grow” — Delia Ferreira, chair of Transparency International

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about the history of 911 innovation and the phases the industry has gone through to accommodate new technologies. As an early adopter, the North Central Texas Emergency Communications District is at the forefront of innovative development. We push for the type of te…

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Since the invention of the video game, Hollywood has sought to bring that virtual plane of existence to the big screen. The new Ryan Reynolds movie, “Free Guy,” works to engage audiences in this unique world.

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Don’t you hate the feeling when you are playing in a game or watching your favorite sports team and the other team scores again, pretty much diminishing any hope of your team winning? I hate that feeling. You hold on to hope … then you know, short of a miracle, you are about to lose. That is…

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John Wray grew up in a meager household in Waxahachie, worked his way through college and law school, developed a successful private law practice and has previously served our community as our state representative. He has always valued family, church and community support. He has served on t…

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If a researcher were to sit down at the end of 2021 and tabulate and record the number of times individual key words were mentioned over the course of the year, “vaccine” would surely be near the top. The advent of COVID-19 vaccines and the key role they have played in slowing the spread of …

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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world .. .would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner

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On Feb. 27, 1934, a Dallas businessman patented a device that was to be installed in Waxahachie and was still in use in 2021. It was patent No. D0091622, a new stop sign.

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Not much makes me happier than the change of seasons from summer to fall. I love that first morning of fall when I step outside and feel the cool air on my face. I know the days of a hot summer are over and cooler temperatures are finally here. I love the fall because football season has ret…

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Have you noticed anything different lately? Is your little piece of the world operating differently than it did just one short year ago? Are you making the same decisions you once made? How are you coping with the ever-changing world in which we find ourselves living?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The “We Were Soldiers Once” profiles are researched and written by Perry Giles, one of the founding members of the Ellis County Veterans Day Appreciation Committee. Giles’ columns are written in first person based on information compiled from newspaper articles, letters from h…

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Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. – Mother Teresa

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In this week's Sun Spot, Scott Brooks of the Sun and former mayor/current council member, David Hill discuss a number of city-related matters. Regarding the last topic, Brooks and Hill have a frank discussion about recent council actions, or inaction, related to naming the city's new annex a…

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I came to Waxahachie in 1986 as the fire chief, and I remember when Chuck Beatty was elected to city council. I sat through city council meetings from 1986 to October 2012.

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Dear fellow citizens of Waxahachie: After reading the Sun’s research and report in its Aug. 4 issue, I feel compelled to speak up. I believe that the current City Council members should be ashamed of their actions and should rethink their decision. Partisan politics should never play a role …

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Have you ever asked yourself this question? “Why is this happening to me?”

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Metamorphosis is a strange phenomenon. A dark cocoon can unleash a beautiful butterfly. At the same time, a beautiful showing of public support can get ugly due to back room political deals and the threats of social alienation. Metamorphosis is a strange phenomenon.

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I was talking with my physician the other day and he was despondent about the wicked rise of the delta variant in Texas and Ellis County. It attacks the young. It goes for the unvaccinated like a tick after a dog.

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An imposing brick structure, a block from the Ellis County Courthouse, was constructed in 1888 as the third Ellis County Jail. Serving its original purpose until the late 1920s, a major portion of the building still stands as a witness to the 19th century life in Waxahachie.

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When the sun comes out to play, many of us make plans to do the same. The summer months bring the promise of backyard barbecues, pick-up games in the park and wasting away lazy afternoons in the water. This year’s summer season feels extra special as COVID-19 vaccines have paved a way for us…

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The first 911 call was made on February 16, 1968 in Haleyville, Alabama by Representative Rankin Fite. It was a call that launched an industry dedicated to saving lives and supporting communities. 

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On a Friday afternoon in the fall of 2013, I received a phone call from my law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, that completely changed my life here in Ellis County.

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This is in response to the letter to the editor in Wednesday’s paper. We are an older couple living at the Waxahachie Lake. We have a hard time pushing those green and blue bins up the hill every Thursday. We are in our 80s and my husband has to use a walker to get around. The other problem …