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I have had the privilege to serve with Mary Lou for the last several years. She is well versed in city government and understands the needs of the people of Waxahachie. She has worked tirelessly as liaison to the planning and zoning commission as well as many other boards.

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Place 4 for the Waxahachie City Council election is a difficult one for me.  I know and like Billie Wallace. I respect her years of service in law enforcement and the good works she has done in the community. However, neither of these good attributes cause me to to want to stop supporting Ma…

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It has been said that change in our lives is inevitable. While that is generally true, change for change’s sake is usually not a good thing. Often it is more important to consider the long-lasting consequences of change before making one. This is the case in voting for who will either contin…

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I am endorsing Billie Wallace for the Waxahachie City Council. Please vote for this amazing lady. Because I live outside the city limits, I cannot vote for her, so I am urging my friends in the city to vote for her. I hate that I cannot vote for her, but I endorse her because I know she love…

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I witnessed the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce’s Waxahachie City Council candidate forum. The incumbents and a few of the candidates presented themselves as worthy of being elected. 

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I have known Chuck Beatty and served with him for many years. He has been both a friend and a mentor. He has a true love for Waxahachie and the quality of life it brings. He has been involved in many of those quality of life things that we have enjoyed for the last 20 plus years!

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I have known Billie Wallace for 25 years and you will never meet anyone with such a drive to serve her community. She wants to serve all of the people in her community with her own values for what is positive for the whole community. Billie has 30 years in city government, leading and protec…

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I am proud to vote for my friend Billie Wallace for Waxahachie City Council. Here’s why:

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It is an honor to author an enthusiastic letter of support for Waxahachie City Council candidate Billy Wallace. Having known Billy for nearly/over 20 years, I can personally testify to her decades-long dedication to service above self. Whether it was as a neighbor who always offered a helpin…

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Some of the most difficult questions for families when it comes to care of an aging loved one revolve around finances. How can I afford care? What is the best way to fund it? What kind of care will my long-term-care insurance cover? Is there any sort of financial support for those caring for…

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I am proudly endorsing Billie Wallace for City Council, Place 4. Billie Wallace is an exemplary citizen and servant of Waxahachie. With Billie, what you see is what you get. She has tremendous discernment in difficult situations. Her problem-solving skills were put on display (even though sh…

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Please let this serve as my endorsement of Billie Wallace for Waxahachie City Council, Place 4.

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Please join me in voting for Mary Lou Shipley for Place 4 on the Waxahachie City Council. Mary Lou is the very best because she combines good judgment with deep caring for the city of Waxahachie and all of its residents.

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The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help yo…

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Due to COVID-10, the city of Waxahachie has canceled current events at the Railport Amphitheater. As a result, the WAXAJAM committee has decided to move the date to correspond with the Waxahachie ISD homecoming.

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This recent storm was a tragic event that resulted in the death of dozens of Texans. The entities responsible for keeping our state powered failed in their mission.

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This historic winter storm, unlike anything experienced to date, has brought new challenges to our residents and small businesses. We would like to make you aware of new federal disaster assistance available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. If your business was impacted by the…

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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…