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The price for peace

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/8 12:20A News Staff
Chris Roark croark@cherryroad.com It’s no secret when a train is rolling through Waxahachie. The blaring horn lets you know – no matter what time of day or night it is. But any chances of establishing quiet zones in the city appear to be off the...

Scarborough Renaissance Festival opens April 8

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/8 12:00A News Staff
Staff report Scarborough Renaissance Festival s 42nd season is scheduled to open April 8, with opening weekend offering kids 12 and under free (up to three kids 12 and under get in free with each paid adult), $10 discount at the gate for seniors...

Event to teach about movement disorders set for Feb. 20

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/7 11:00P News Staff
Staff report An event to learn more about the disease states and treatment options for movement disorders including medication and surgical options is set for 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Neurology Care, 115 Park Place Blvd, Suite 100 in Waxahachie. Light...

WISD considers if WHS facility upgrades should be included in bond

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/7 8:00A News Staff
Chris Roark croark@cherryroad.com Lumpkins Stadium continues to be a sticking point in discussions about a proposed $567 million bond package in Waxahachie ISD. During a work session Monday board members discussed various options on how to...

Police arrest Walmart shooting suspects

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/7 6:11A Chris Roark
Chris Roark, croark@cherryroad.com Waxahachie police have arrested the two individuals suspected of being involved in the shooting of an 18-year-old Walmart employee in the store’s parking lot on Dec....

Marine veteran finds her purpose in WISD classroom

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/7 12:00A News Staff
Chris Roark croark@cherryroad.com Jay Ruiz spent approximately 10 years serving in the United States Marine Corps. Her career began in 2011 with basic training in Parris Island, South Carolina. It included a tour in Afghanistan in 2014 as well as...

Waxahachie council OK’s homestead exemption

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/6 5:12P Chris Roark
Chris Roark, croark@cherryroad.com Some property tax relief is coming to Waxahachie residents. Monday the Waxahachie City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to establish a general homestead exemption of 1 percent of the resident’s...

Italy man fatally shot

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/6 4:25P Chris Roark
Staff report Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies, at the request of the Italy Police Department, responded to a call of a shooting around 7:25 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Rosemond Lane in Italy. The victim, who was identified as...

H-E-B announces plans for Waxahachie store expansion

Business - Waxahachie Daily Light 2/6 4:20A Chris Roark
Staff report H-E-B has plans to renovate and expand its H-E-B store in Waxahachie, starting in early 2023, according to a press release. The renovations will grow the store’s footprint to 127,000 square feet, and with the additional space and...

Commissioners douse February fireworks sales

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/5 12:00A News Staff
Bill Spinks wspinks@cherryoad.com The sale of fireworks in Ellis County leading up to Texas Independence Day provided the most explosive discussion during the regular bi-weekly meeting of Ellis County Commissioners at their last meeting. The...

Some school districts closed Friday, others to have delayed start

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/2 12:56P Chris Roark
Staff report Waxahachie ISD released the following information about school start times Friday: After careful consideration of the weather forecast and road conditions, we have made the decision to start school on a two-hour delay tomorrow,...

Sponsors need for The Avenue Church’s Night to Shine Prom

News -Waxahachie Daily Light 2/2 6:46A Chris Roark
Staff report The Avenue Church announced it will once again serve as a host of Night to Shine 2023, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, celebrating people with special needs will...
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