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A lot of talk about the Confederate statue at the Ellis County Courthouse. Some say it is offensive to them and should be removed. Others say it is historically significant and should remain.

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I can assure you that I and many members of my generation know a lot about the statue we wish to see removed from the grounds of the Ellis County Courthouse. We grew up in Waxahachie and many of us still reside here.

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The Rotary Club of Waxahachie appreciates all of the community support for our Flag Program. Not only does it beautify our city, we are able to assist many community projects throughout our community such as Daniel’s Den, Hope Clinic, YMCA, scholarships and many more. Without you, this would…

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For 16 years, CASA of Ellis County has been holding in-person training sessions for our volunteer advocates. In compliance with pandemic guidelines, we just completed our first ever virtual training and were able to swear in nine new volunteers via video conferencing to serve our Ellis Count…

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Well folks, after what has got to be one of the longest campaigns in history due to COVID-19, we are done. I want to thank the citizens of Ellis County for your support and confidence to elect me as your next sheriff.

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I’m finding that there is a lot of misinformation out there about the COVID-19 pandemic. People will believe some of the craziest stuff. If someone tells you something he heard from his cousin, who heard it from his neighbor, who heard it from someone on the internet, chances are it may not …

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It saddens us to announce that, for the first time ever, the Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie will not take place this October. The Festival Committee has determined that the current Covid-19 concerns are too great to risk the health of festival attendees and workers and, since …

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The Ellis County Museum and Historic Waxahachie Inc. would like to announce that, due to the pandemic, the Gingerbread Trail and Christmas Home Tours have been canceled this year.

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Now, more than ever, the responsible actions of each and every Texas resident will be vital in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. It will take the collective action of all Texans to help keep their neighbors safe while also keeping our businesses open and protecting our livelihoods. Tex…

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The problem with making Juneteenth a federal holiday is that it’s not the day slavery ended in America. Most people believe that, at the end of the Civil War when Union troops came to Texas and other southern states to make sure the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was being followed, this …

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Scammers may use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. In some cases, they might tell you they’ll send a Coronavirus test, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare number or personal information. Don’t fall for it; it’s a scam.

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Over the past several months, we have experienced an onslaught of circumstances that have tried and tested every ounce of our human fabric on a local, national and global scale. A virus, that once seemed distant and far removed, has completely changed our daily lives and forced us into home …

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At the protests, on the social medias, in the printed newspapers and all over the broadcasts on the airwaves, there it was. The fact that racism is among us, still, in Ellis County.

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Yes, amigos, all life matters. That is very true and skin color should make no difference whose life it is. Skin color, age, religion, culture or social standing makes no difference. Life is a gift from God and all life should be respected.

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I am grateful that we have a representative for the Sixth Congressional District of our great state of Texas who really cares about all citizens, not merely catering to the special interest groups as too many members of Congress do. Congressman Wright is a real neighbor in my view!

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We are truly heartbroken and outraged by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and other recent acts of racism and violence by law enforcement and other Americans.

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So proud of our Hachie community. Our many partnerships throughout Ellis County have enabled us to provide food and utility assistance to those living in poverty for several years.

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The United Way of West Ellis County fights for the health, education and financial stability of our communities. We strive for positive and permanent change by forging unlikely partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems and mobilizing the best resources to care for individuals in a …

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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…