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For 26 years now, I’ve struggled through the month of October. My first wife, Jimmie Lou, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 1995. We jokingly referred to her as the Breast Cancer Awareness poster girl that year. In subsequent years, the joking became much more difficult as the di…

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Tara and I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone in HD10 who put their faith in me to be their voice in the Texas Legislature. Our positive campaign for freedom, liberty, and constitutional limits on governmental power resonated with thousands, and I look forward to working every …

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I just wanted to express my support for John Wray for House District 10.

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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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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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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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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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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 …

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I want to totally agree with Jim Kauffman regarding our new trash containers. They are a total “eyesore” for our town. Some stay on the curb or in the street for days whereas the bags were gone after pickup. We still see a few bags on the curbs probably because some elderly have trouble hand…

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We have a problem, a big ugly problem. After all of our ongoing efforts to make our city look better, “ew shot ourselves in the foot.”

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Mr. John Wiedemann, the father of Ollie Wiedemann who was murdered by his mother on the morning of Aug. 23, 2019, initiated a phone discussion with me regarding the process of establishing a program of supervised access for children whose parents are involved in high conflict divorce cases s…

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Wheels of Fire took place on June 26, 2021, starting and ending at Railport Brewing Company. Shannon and Richard Womack, owners of Railport Brewery, are one of our biggest supporters as they provided the facility and donated all the commemorative mugs and a free beer, distributed to riders a…

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Do you ever wonder why our parade in Waxahachie is called the Crape Myrtle Fourth of July Parade? A group of women, members of Gardeners Limited, chose a committee to help beautify the city in 1992. The committee became the Crape Myrtle Council and consisted of Neil Blankenbeckler, Susie Bra…

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I am all for a holiday, but if I am going to point to a date in history that slavery ended in America let’s get it right.

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Reading the graduation speeches of WHS students, especially Mariel Camargo, I was reminded of just how wonderful it is to get an education. (‘Waxahachie High School class of 2021 graduation speeches’ in The Waxahachie Sun, May 31, 2021) America’s educational opportunities are far from the no…

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As the school year draws to a close, we want to thank you for your partnership this year in implementing COVID-19 health protocols. We are proud that Waxahachie ISD students were able to learn in-person from the first day of school, and that we never had to shut down due to COVID. We could n…

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We’re all in for the amazing health care workers at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie who showed up this past year and adapted daily to a new normal in order to take care of our loved ones here in Ellis County. They didn’t just do their jobs as healthcare providers caring …

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Inclusion offers that all ideas are heard equally, even those of exclusion. Exclusion does not return the favor. During the Waxahachie City Council race, we have seen campaigns of both.

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For all of those who voted against the Waxahachie ISD bond issue, I do not want to hear one word from you when the portable building to house classes start arriving and the class sizes start to increase to take care of the influx of students.

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There is probably a long list of reasons why most us would never have a desire to be a candidate in the caustic environment of state or national politics today. Dealing with opponents who twist the truth or just outright lie in an effort to tear down candidate for political office would be a…

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We are writing in support of the re-election of Chuck Beatty as Place 5, city councilman. Chuck has extensive experience in local government in Waxahachie, having served several terms as councilman and mayor. He has played a key role in many of the major projects you see that have improved o…

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We are writing in support of the re-election of Mary Lou Shipley as Place 3 city councilwoman.

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My name is Danny Williams, and I grew up in Waxahachie. I am endorsing Billie Wallace for City Council. I guess you could say that I know Billie in three different ways.

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As a former WISD student and now voter, I am endorsing Kim Kriegel for WISD Trustee, Place 3. Mrs. Kriegel’s credentials as a dedicated public servant, involved educator, and mentor has shown and still shows through her leadership and legacy today. Mrs. Kriegel is very well respected and adm…

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I have known Billie Wallace for more then 40 years. She has served the city of Waxahachie for 30 years as a distinguished law enforcement officer and rose to the rank of lieutenant. After her retirement she continued to volunteer her time and energy in serving the citizens of Waxahachie.

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My wife and I would ask you to vote for Mary Lou Shipley for Waxahachie City Council on May 1, 2021. She has served our city as an attorney, prosecutor, and city council member for many years.

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Kim Kriegel was a part of WISD before I came through as one of her students at Turner Middle School in the early ‘90s. She has continued to serve WISD every decade after in one way or another, and for some time now, she has served faithfully on the WISD school board.

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The Wright family strongly supports Kim Kriegel for WISD School Board Trustee, Place 3. Mrs. Kriegel was a classroom educator for more than 30 years followed by two previous terms on the WISD School Board.

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I enthusiastically endorse Mary Lou Shipley for Place 4 on the Waxahachie City Council.

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The citizens of Waxahachie are fortunate to have several worthy candidates currently running for city council. However, I keep thinking of the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” That is why I am supporting incumbents Mary Lou Shipley and Chuck Beatty for city council.

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In Waxahachie we like green spaces, the senior center, libraries, balanced budgets and Mary Lou Shipley because she likes these things, too. As she said at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce forum April 7, she wants “a healthy, livable city with a sound infrastructure and managed growth.”

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I would like to take this opportunity to endorse my friend Charles “Chuck” Beatty for the position of city councilman, Waxahachie, Texas.

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I humbly ask for your vote for Billie Wallace, my mother. She has served the community of Waxahachie for as long as I can remember. She has always had a giving heart and a heart to help others in need. Her candidacy for Waxahachie City Council reflects her heart to give back, as she continue…

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Our city has grown tremendously in recent years. It is growing so much that some predict sustained prosperity in perpetuity for the city. During this period of explosive growth the city government works, so far successfully , to ensure that growth is managed in a manner that allows the city …

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Please join me in voting for Mary Lou Shipley for Place 4 on the Waxahachie City Council. I have known Mary Lou for more than 30 years and valued her advice and counsel for many years while serving as the district attorney of Ellis County during my tenure as commissioner of Ellis County, Pct. 3.

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As the city of Waxahachie elections draw near, we would like to recommend Mary Lou Shipley who is running for one of the city council seats.

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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…