Indian apparel

Are you looking for your official Waxahachie Indian apparel and gear? You can find popular athletic brands and design options for athletics, fine arts, and other programs on the official online store. See details online at

Barrel racing

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Ellis County offers barrel racing practice in its covered arena at 6 p.m. every Friday through the third week in December. $10 per horse. For more information, visit Current Coggins; service dogs only.

Roping lessons

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Ellis County in Red Oak hosts calf/breakaway roping lessons from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at its covered arena. Ground lesson is $10 per person; lessons on your own horse are $20 per person. Held through the third week of December. For more information, visit Current Coggins; service dogs only.

ECEA monthly meeting

The Ellis County Equine Association meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at White Rhino Coffee House in Waxahachie. Anyone interested in learning more about the club or helping is welcome to attend.

Yoga with horses

Equest Hooves for Heroes, a program located at Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4, in Dallas, offers free yoga with horses from 12:30-2 p.m. every third Sunday for active duty military, veterans and family members. Learn more at

YMCA karate

The Waxahachie Family YMCA has open registration every month for karate. Children must be registered by the 5th of the month to participate in that month’s activities. Karate is open to anyone between the age of 4 and 18. Non-member pricing is $85 and member pricing is $60. Register for karate online at

Big O Speedway schedule

ENNIS – Big O Speedway hosts dirt tracking racing to the area on Friday and Saturday nights through November. The pits open at 5 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the grandstands opening at 6 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps take place at 7:45 p.m. Friday and 6:45 p.m. Saturday. These are followed by pro late model qualifying at 8:15 p.m. Friday and 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The racing action starts at 8:15 p.m. Friday and 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Big O Speedway is located at 3118 Farm-to-Market 85 in Ennis. General admission is $15. Seniors 65+ or military with ID is $12. Children ages 3-10 years old re $8; 2 and younger are free. Pit pass admission is $35. For additional information, call 317-777-2222 or visit online at

Fall baseball, softball registration under way

WYBA registration for the fall season is under way for both the fall baseball and softball programs and will be open through Sunday, Aug 22.

Baseball Programs

• Blastball,


• 6U Modified

• 7U Coach Pitch

• 8U Coach Pitch

• 9U

• 10U

• 11/12

• 13/14U

• 15/18U

Softball Programs


• 8U

• 10U

• 12U

• High School Age

For more information and to register, visit online at


5K run/walk Aug. 14

The Dallas Wings Smash the Stigma Community 5K Run/Walk with Drug Prevention Resources will be held Saturday, Aug. 14.

The event runs from 5 a.m.-3 p.m. at Getzendaner Park, 400 S. Grand Ave. Besides the run, the event will feature vendor booths and live entertainment. For more information, contact Becky Vance at


Sporting Clay Classic

The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center will host its first Sporting Clays Classic at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Ellis County Sportsmans Club in Waxahachie. The center is seeking sponsors, teams, and prize donations from local businesses. Businesses can purchase a team of four for $800; if a business prefers, it can purchase a team to sponsor local law enforcement officers who may wish to participate.”

The nonprofit ECCAC provides justice, hope, and healing for the children of Ellis County through a multidisciplinary approach, working with CASA, law enforcement agencies, and the justice system.

For more information about the center or to sponsor or register a team, visit


Triathlon benefit

The Gift of Adoption Waxahachie Triathlon will be held from 5:30 a.m.-noon Monday, Sept. 6, at Spring Park, Lakeshore Drive. The triathlon is a bike, run and swim event. For more information, contact Adam Pfeil at 817-287-1196.


Benefit golf tourney

Mentors Care hosts its second annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 7 at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth. Registration is at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information, email or call 972-467-5153.


C10s in the Park

C10s in the Park is slated for 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Getzendaner Park, 400 S. Grand Ave. in Waxahachie, with 1,200 class GMs (1947-1987) on site. Truck registration is sold out. Free to spectators. Following the truck show, the event will host its Party on the Square, concert and truck show, from 6-10 p.m. at the intersection of Jackson and Franklin streets in downtown Waxahachie. For more information, email or visit

Horse show

The Ellis County Equine Association will hold a horse show Saturday, Sept. 18, with its final show for the year Saturday, Oct. 9, both at Lone Star Cowboy Church.

For more information about the Ellis County Equine Association, visit its website at For more information on events at Lone Star Cowboy Church, visit


Awareness walk

The Heights Ellis County Family Resources is hosting a one-mile walk, “Walk a Mile in our Shoes,” to raise awareness about domestic violence from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 2, in downtown Waxahachie and on the city park trail. Starts at the northeast corner of the courthouse square.

Contact Jennifer Salzman at or 972-989-8938.


Toys for Tots golf tourney

The first Ellis County Toys for Tots Classic golf tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 4, at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ferris.

The annual campaign will see the purchase of toys, books, and stocking stuffers for children in need this Christmas season, along with covering minimal operating costs to run the program in the county.

Fees are as follows: four-person team $400, individual player $100, player super ticket $50, putting contest entry $20, player mulligan $20, million dollar shootout battle ticket $10 and awards reception ticket $10. Sponsorships are diamond $5,000, dinner $2,500, gold $2,000, silver $1,000, website $625, beverage $500, putting contest $500, cart $500, million dollar shootout $500, hole in one $300, golf ball $300, pin flag $150 and tee box $100.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., when the silent auction also opens. A barbecue lunch is at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start rain or shine at 1 p.m. Drawing for the million dollar shot is at 6 p.m., with the dinner/awards reception at 6:30 p.m. The silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit or email Charisse Lock at


SAGU Golf Classic

The 24th annual SAGU Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at Walnut Creek Country Club, 1151 Country Club Drive, Mansfield. The 11 a.m. lunch guest speaker is John Houston, founder/president of J Houston Companies. Tee time is 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit or email Must register in advance.

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