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The Nicholas P. Sims Library staff and library board would like to thank the community for its flexibility and patience as we navigate both Covid-19 and building construction. The library’s main focus is to reach a point that our doors can be safely opened while continuing the required healt…

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As the Texas economy continues its thoughtful and strategic reopening process, our state remains resilient. The Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office continues to focus on providing you with the latest news, information and resources during these challenging times.

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As another school year comes to a close, I could not be more proud of the folks of Waxahachie ISD, students and parents included. I know it has been extremely difficult for everyone involved. The bottom line is we made it and everyone (to my knowledge) is SAFE. Covid-19 gave us all we could …

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A lot of comments. A lot of questions. Our property is being used to collect revenue to take care of our schools and governments where the property is located. Property taxes are how we fund ourselves collectively. How we derive at the amount we pay is a matter of personal knowledge and educ…

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Waxahachie High School will host a parade to honor our awesome class of 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the high school.

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Unfortunately, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your Medicare number, personal information and money. And they’re using robocalls, social media posts and emails to do it.

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Coronavirus has highlighted the critical role that public service plays in our society. However, even in normal times we rely on our local, county, state and federal service workers for clean water, food safety, national defense, air safety, police and fire protection, education, postal serv…

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Every year people come together on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving for #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement. As an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, we are joining nonprofits and individuals around the world in a special #GivingTuesdayNow event on May 5.

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In March, Texas State Technical College took a proactive approach to protect our communities, students, faculty and staff by closing our campuses and shifting face-to-face classes to online delivery as we collectively faced the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to announce that plans for ret…

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We all are feeling the cash crunch of shelter-in-place orders. Many are out of work and many businesses are feeling the pain acutely. In response, the federal government has already allocated well over $2 trillion for coronavirus relief but now governors are asking D.C. for at least $500 bil…

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After hearing feedback from our valued customers who consider us an essential business providing economical shopping alternatives for household goods, we have decided to reopen Unity Thrift as soon as possible.

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We hope this email finds you healthy and safe. This is a challenging time for all Texans, but by working together, we will come out of this even stronger than before. The governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office and community partners continue to closely monitor the current situa…

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This pandemic has changed my life, my views and overall my attitude. I continue to tell my family that the one thing that has gotten me the most is not knowing my last day was my last. Although that’s how most things are in life. You go through life without really knowing when or what will b…

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Pettigrew Academy will be physically closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school term due to the COVID-19 virus. Distance learning will continue through May 21.

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The city of Ennis Health Department was notified on April 7 of two Buc-ee’s employees who tested positive for Covid-19. The employees traveled to Ennis from other locations on or about March 27-30.

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During the official White House press briefings by the coronavirus task force over the last several weeks, the president, vice-president and other task force members have often commented on the nationwide compliance of the American citizens with the guidelines to “stop the spread” of the dis…

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For 72 years, the United Way of West Ellis County has stepped up when the community needs us. Now, we recognize a looming crisis, growing alongside the one in health care. We expect community resources to be inundated and local residents will need extra support during this time.

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We hope you are continuing to remain healthy and safe during these uncertain times. Our office and community partners continue to closely monitor the current situation and are working hard to provide you with the latest information, updates and resources.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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We are very much interested in knowing what our readers think of a campaign flier sent out by county commissioner candidate Pct. 3, Richard Rozier, that makes use of a Getty Images’ stock photograph of some potholes.

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We would like everyone to know that we support Richard Rozier for county commissioner of Ellis County Precinct 3 and why.

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I am supporting Joseph R. “Joe” Gallo for judge of the new Ellis County Court at Law No. 3. This is a brand-new court which has been designated solely as a criminal law court. We need the criminal law experience Joe has for this new court.

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In 2008, the Lord called me to start Ellis County Honor Flight. Recall, this volunteer organization took Ellis County World War II veterans on an all-expense paid tour of Washington, D.C. They were brought primarily to visit their newly constructed memorial.

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I have known Joe Gallo for approximately 20 years. Mr. Gallo has been a lawyer on all THREE sides of a courtroom. An expert in Texas criminal law, he’s been a prosecutor, a defense attorney and a criminal court judge for our great city. The new Ellis County Court at Law No. 3 will handle onl…

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In the latest session, the Texas Legislature authorized the creation of the new Ellis County Court at Law No. 3. The citizens of Ellis County have been given the opportunity to elect the first judge to preside over this new court, which has been assigned to handle criminal law related matter…

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The act of voting is always special – we as Americans should never take that right for granted. But voting becomes even more exciting when you see a person you respect, trust and call a friend on the ballot.

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The staff and board of REACH Council would like to thank the following sponsors and community partners for their support in the fifth annual 5K Cupid Shuffle & Fun Run (Race Against Drugs) held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium:

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Joe has been a business leader and mentor to me for over 15 years. I’ve respected his ability to listen and be open minded before offering any advice. He has shown what a true husband and father should be and now has this magical moment to preside over one of our courts.