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Juneteenth celebration slated for Saturday, June 18, at Lee Penn Park

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/20 8:38A By ANDREW BRANCA andrew@waxahach
Plans are under way to bring the community together to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18 in Waxahachie. The event hosted by the Waxahachie Branch NAACP 6240 will feature a parade and fellowship to take place in Lee Penn Park.

Taylor named new WPD's community services officer

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/20 6:34A By ANDREW BRANCA andrew@waxahach
Giving back to others runs in the veins of Waxahachie Police officer James Taylor, who has made 280 donations of platelets to Carter Blood Care over the last nine years. This giving spirit and community-focused mindset are what led him…

Final steel beam in place at city hall annex

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/20 5:54A By ANDREW BRANCA andrew@waxahach
As construction workers put the final steel beam into place for the new city hall annex building Wednesday, May 18, a round of applause could be heard from onlookers on Rogers Street below. The annex is set to be completed…

The Warren Center Supporters Raise a Glass for Autism Awareness

Waxahachie BubbleLife iReporter 5/20 4:18A Dana Cobb
The Warren Center invited donors and friends of the nonprofit to celebrate Month of the Young Child at a cocktail reception hosted at Park City Club on Thursday, April 28. Guests had the pleasure of...

Ellis County Tax Offices

Ellis County, TX - News Flash 5/19 11:44A
All Ellis County Tax Offices will be CLOSED on May 26th for Training. We will Reopen on May 27th at 8:00 a.m. We Apologize for the Inconvenience.

FAIR PARK FOURTH MAKES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO FAIR PARK ON JULY 4TH

Waxahachie BubbleLife iReporter 5/19 12:40A Bubble Life
THIS YEAR WILL FEATURE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND        DALLAS     May 17, 2022    Fair Park Fourth   will return to  Fair Park on Monday, July 4 ,   from  4:30 p.m ....

A helping bridge between Waxahachie and Kenya

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/18 6:16A By ANDREW BRANCA andrew@waxahach
When Samwel Otieno first sought assistance for the hospital he founded in Kenya, a lot of doors were closed. However, one opened when he met fellow Rotarian and Waxahachie resident Dave McSpadden in December 2021.

Wright sworn in for city council seat

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/17 7:31A By ANDREW BRANCA andrew@waxahach
The Waxahachie City Council welcomed its newest council member Chris Wright during Monday night’s meeting, with City Secretary Amber Villarreal administering the oath of office to Wright and returning council member David Hill. Wright was elected...

ILEA graduates recognized

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/16 3:57P Courtesy photo
Congratulations are extended to Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mike McKenna (at left) and Lt. Mike Boyd (at right), who recently graduated from the 59th School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration - ILEA....

Post-Pandemic, Teachers Renew Calls to Revisit STAAR Test Uses

NBC Dallas-Fort Worth (Local Beat) 5/13 1:18P Wayne Carter
Shelbi Varnell taught second grade in North Texas but quit her job because she was so frustrated over her school s reliance on standardized test scores. How quick they were to label the students to be low, or They’re smart or They’re high; we...

Service honored during memorial ceremony

Waxahachie Sun (Local News) 5/13 11:51A By ANDREW BRANCA andrew@waxahach
As each name was read aloud, the bell of the historic Ellis County Courthouse sounded to remember a life given in service to the community on Friday, May 13, as a part of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National…
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