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WAXAHACHIE – While not all students are fans of their teachers, Waxahachie resident Joy McDonald (a junior high teacher by day) can be certain her cool ratio goes up when it comes to her side hustl

Ernesto “Checho” Garcia

ENNIS – The Ellis County Special Investigations Unit Narcotics Division executed a search warrant and arrest warrant this past Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of Edgewood Street in Ennis.

State Rep. Jake Ellzey

ELLIS COUNTY – Newly elected State Rep. Jake Ellzey will be heading to Washington DC after winning the 6th Congressional race in a special election against Susan Wright last week.


Photo courtesy Life High School

Waxahachie – The Life High School Waxahachie baseball team is continuing to make history with its defeat of the Celina High School Bobcats this past weekend. 

WR Triston Edwards (13) splits defenders and runs up field after catching a pass from Joshua Erving (2). Photo by Steve Patterson / Moving Pictures.

After a tough loss on the road to Colleyville-Heritage last week, the Hawks bounced back with a 46-35 win over District rival Midlothian HS, in what may have been the Hawks best all-around team per

MANSFIELD – Brandon Hawkins Jr. scored two touchdowns and accounted for 220 total yards to lead Waxahachie over Mansfield 21-7 and into the playoffs.


Most Americans were as indifferent to the U.S. women’s soccer team’s recent loss to Sweden in the Olympics as they were excited about the team’s World Cup win in 2019.

As a 20-year member of Congress and four-year Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, let me speak bluntly and directly.


Chopped Chicken Taco Salad

FAMILY FEATURES – As kids and parents return to busy schedules full of sports, homework and weeknight activities, building a plan for nutritious and easy meals can be challenging.

Blackened Salmon Sliders with Pickled Beet Relish

FAMILY FEATURES – Few moments make summers quite as special as family meals, whether you’re soaking up the sun’s rays on the patio or beating the heat at the dining room table.

Apple Avocado Toast

FAMILY FEATURES – Busy mornings, afternoons and evenings are the norm for many families with days full of work, school, extracurricular activities, social commitments and more.


Kenneth “Kenny” Nolan McElhaney

Kenneth “Kenny” Nolan McElhaney, 65, of Ferris, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 2:35 a.m. in Waxahachie, surrounded by his family.

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Curtis Wayne Maness of Ferris, Texas (63) passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.  

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Gordon Edwards was born on Dec. 16, 1942 in San Diego, Calif. to James and Ruth Edwards. 

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