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The new year is all about resolutions and fresh starts. It’s the perfect time to help families start planning ahead for important discussions such as: how to identify signs of loneliness in older adults; a crisis plan for a caregiver who may be affected by illness or other life events; and s…

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We contacted Seal Tex while experiencing issues with our walk-in freezer, which needed structural repairs. Chris Hilden came out and inspected the unit. To repair it would cost thousands. Chris began to ask questions about what we do and we of course inquired about what their company is all …

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SAL squadron 388 performed a flag retirement as part of Flag Day Observance in June. At that time, the cable to the flagpole at Waxahachie Autoplex broke. Squadron 388 took on the project of getting the flag flying again on this 80-foot high flagpole.

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In 1970, Harold Vineyard, along with his brother Jack, decided to purchase Big A Auto Parts from Glen Brooks and his brother. Most people in town will know the business better by its current name, taken in 1990, NAPA Auto Parts.

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This is something that needs to be considered as far educating our county residents. Are our county residents aware that if you are vaccinated for Covid-19, more than likely you can still possibly infect others with COVID-19?

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There is an urgent need for toys due to a mass influx of applications. While I have continued to be amazed at the generosity and selflessness of the residents of Ellis County as they continue to not let us down, due to the last minute influx of children requested through family and agency (n…

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Logic dictates wearing a mask to help from spreading the virus based on nothing more than medical science. One’s voluntarily participation dictates the mandates put in place. The economy depends, unfortunately, on the effects of those mandates. All are the results of one’s personal choice. P…

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This year has certainly been unusual, and we have all seen many changes that we would prefer were not happening.  Due to the COVID-19 virus, it saddens me to say that we had to. make the difficult decision to cancel the Dinah Weable Breast Cancer Survivors Event. This will be the first time …

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College Street Printing is pleased to announce the launch of a newly revised user-friendly website. Now not only can customers call their orders and requests in as they have done for years, you are now able to access customer service through our website. Simply go to www.collegestreetprintin…

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Maybe you already know about the statue sitting on the west lawn of the Ellis County Courthouse that honors Confederate soldiers. And maybe not. But with the issue concerning Constable Curtis Polk and the disgrace of having his office in the basement next to the “Negroes” sign, I think it’s …

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Curtis Polk Jr., an elected African American constable of Precinct 3, was recently moved to the basement of the historic Ellis County Courthouse. The basement room, especially set aside for Polk, is exceptionally small for a constable, but the offensive noun on the wall reading, “NEGROES,” i…

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Every November we recognize National Family Caregivers Month. Like you, we see the ups, downs, wins and struggles that family caregivers face on a regular basis. Layering a global pandemic on top of caregiving has created new levels of stress, uncertainty and isolation. Find and share resour…

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It is with great sorrow that I must announce that we have to cancel our craft show. I am terribly sorry for the late notice. I was out of town most of last week and had no idea the numbers in Ellis County are spiking like they are. Ellis County has an extremely high positivity rate right now…

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The Nicholas P. Sims Library board of directors and library staff would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony that showcased the new addition and reopening. Sims Library would like to express appreciation to Eubanks Florist for the lovely fl…

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Election season is always a stressful time … but on steroids this year, during a national election! Waxahachie’s voter turnout is typically around 13.5%. This year, 70% of our registered voters came out to exercise their civic duty and vote. I am thankful for your overwhelming support in ele…

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On behalf of the 2020 Veterans Appreciation Day committee, we would like to invite you to join us for the 20th annual Ellis County Veterans Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10:30-11 a.m. The ceremony will be held outside at the Ellis County Veterans Memorial at the Waxahachie Civic Center…

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I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your support and confidence in me as your councilmember. It is truly an honor to be re-elected to the Waxahachie City Council. I will continue serving with honesty and integrity to be the best public servant that I can be. 

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My wife and I have been working on an elaborate Halloween display with social distant candy delivery, video show and audio that can be heard in your car for tomorrow evening. 544 Washington Ave Waxahachie 75165. Please come by and get your kids to come.

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I have been a lifelong resident of Waxahachie and have seen the makeup of our city council in good times and bad. Before the year 2000 our population did not seem to fluctuate very much, everything was pretty stagnant and stable. As we are all aware, we no longer have that luxury in our smal…

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The first time I met with David Hill was at church; the second time was in his office. In both places, he shared with me his faith and his passion for making a difference in our community. Over the past 8-plus years, I have seen David Hill in many different venues of service, including his w…

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I met Pat Souter at “Waxahachie 101,” a program designed to better inform our citizens about the goals and challenges of various city of Waxahachie departments and, hopefully, build trust within the community.

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The vision we have to accomplish things is important. Sometimes a fresh perspective will help form that vision. But yet any vision, however derived, languishes in stagnation without an ability to apply itself in an effective manner. A good idea remains just that.

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Many Trump supporters of 2016 hoped he would quit tweeting after the election. It has only worsened. They hoped he would help the economy. We are facing the highest deficit in American history. They hoped he would display and promote Christian values. He misquotes scripture and teargasses pe…

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While we are in a time of fluctuation, the importance of having things that are a positive influence on our well-being, and the continuance thereof, becomes more evident. Well-proven methods and tested vision that have guided our city through both growth and challenges to being able to maint…

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Never in my lifetime of almost 80 years have I ever known of an election that had the critical importance and significance regarding the future of our city, state, nation and yes, world, as we face the elections of 2020 in just over one week. Nationally, the outcome will determine if we rema…

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Without question, Mr. David Hill possesses the skills, desire, and aptitude necessary to serve on our City Council for Waxahachie, Texas.

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We are excited to announce we are accepting vendor applications for our third annual Coleman Old Fashioned Craft Show on Nov. 21. We have had the show for more than 25 years although the name has changed.

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The Texas Education Agency recently announced a six-week extension of the minimum funding guarantee established by the original reopening guidelines issued this summer for all public school districts. This means a funding guarantee is in place for the entire first half of the school year for…

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Last year, Hull Millwork started hosting a series of window workshops geared to educate home and business owners about the value of wood windows on historic buildings. We traveled to different cities across the state including Fredericksburg and El Paso and had full attendance at each event.

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We remain diligent in our efforts to provide you with vital updates on the state’s reopening process and recovery resources. This week, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials.

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As a Waxahachie native, it has been a joy to watch the growth our community has experienced while still retaining the small-town character and charm of my beloved home. This has only been possible because of the careful planning and expertise of our city council and city staff.

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When we lay claim to the ground we are standing on, we need to remember it is connected to ground around us. And that is connected to the ground around it. And so on. Which, in this case, is our fair city of Waxahachie.

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Last week we celebrated an important week for both our state and our nation – National Small Business Week. Throughout the week, we honored Texas’ many small businesses and recognized the critical role they play in growing our economy. In fact, 99.8% of all businesses in Texas are small and …

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After reading an opinionated commentary in a local media, and it is of my summation it is nothing more, by a candidate for Waxahachie City Council, it brought to mind the old adage that how a person conducts their campaign directly shows a direct correlation to their performance in the offic…

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On Sunday, Congressman Wright was admitted to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas due to complications surrounding his treatment for cancer. Congressman Wright has been in a tough battle with cancer this year, after overcoming a first bout with the disease in 2018. Ron is, as usual, is in good s…

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We are excited to announce the full lineup for the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend! This year’s lineup is filled with over 125 authors, including Matthew McConaughey, David Chang, Kevin Kwan, Sigrid Nunez, Isabel Wilkerson, Julia Alvarez, Michael J. Sandel, Ibi Zoboi, and more. The two-week…

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Encouraging our networks to respond to the 2020 Census is more important than ever. With just two weeks left to respond, we want to make sure we get an accurate count for our region. Census responses remain confidential and will influence the future of Ellis County over the next decade.

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We remain diligent in our efforts to provide you with vital updates on the state’s reopening process and recovery resources. Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced select expanded business openings in Texas. A summary of these openings can be found below, along with links to associated Open Te…

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month and Healthy Aging Month. With the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, it’s essential that older people, especially those living with dementia, are not socially excluded and that we all do our part to help one another make healthy lifestyle decisions.

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To our faithful supporters of The Reservation at Waxahachie High School, that time has come again. It is time to open up; our first official day will be Tuesday, Oct. 6, and for the next seven weeks, we will be open both Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Once football season is fi…

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The past six months have been a challenging time for our communities, residents and Texas business owners. The Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office would like to recognize your efforts, as you work together to help combat COVID-19.

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This is the time of year when we would normally be announcing the date of the 28th annual Taste of Ennis but, as you know, there is nothing “normal” about 2020. After careful consideration, the board of directors has made the difficult decision to rebrand our yearly fundraiser for 2020.

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The most disturbing thing about the article “Open Texas” on the front page of the Daily Light Aug. 26, other than the picture of two people standing on the steps of the courthouse not wearing masks or physical distancing, was County Judge Todd Little’s reference in the article to “liberty.” …

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This year has certainly been unusual, and we have all seen many changes over the past few months that we would prefer not to be happening. Due to the current regulations and unpredictability of the COVID-19 virus, it saddens me to say that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Di…

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For the people who think COVID-19 is a hoax or no big deal, the death toll in the United States is 170,000 and rising.