School closure extended to May 4

Waxahachie, TX - Waxahachie Independent School District, and all other public schools in Ellis County and the state of Texas, will remain closed until Monday, May 4.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered all public schools closed until then to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, meaning that at-home learning will continue at least until then.

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WISD sets April 17 for classroom return; other districts wait and see

Waxahachie, TX - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain has announced that Waxahachie Independent School District has set Friday, April 17 as the date that WISD students will return to classrooms.

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Five cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ellis County

Waxahachie, TX - The Local Health Authority confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County on Sunday, bringing the countywide total to five confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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Ellis County has first presumptive COVID-19 case

Ellis County - Hours after County Judge Todd Little issued an order prohibiting gatherings of 50 or more people, Ellis County has reported its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus, Little announced Tuesday night.

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Waxahachie mayor declares local state of disaster as part of COVID-19 preparedness

Waxahachie, TX - Waxahachie Mayor David Hill declared a local state of disaster in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Monday.  The Disaster Declaration Order, in effect for 30 days, comes even as Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Griffith told the City Council there were no confirmed cases of the novel virus in Ellis County as of Monday.

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Life High School Waxahachie Hosts Future Chefs Cooking Contest

Waxahachie, TX - In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 school-age children and young people (6 to 19 years) have obesity. Life School is working to change this statistic by teaching students about the importance of making healthy food choices through a cooking contest hosted by its food service provider, Sodexo.

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Life High School Waxahachie to Host Future Chefs Cooking Contest February 28

Waxahachie, TX - In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) have obesity. Life School is working to change this statistic by teaching students about the importance of making healthy food choices through a cooking contest hosted by its food service provider, Sodexo.

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‘It shouldn’t have happened’: Waxahachie woman says her dog got sick, died after release from quarantine at local SPCA

Waxahachie, TX - A Waxahachie family is seeking answers after their dog left a 10-day quarantine with a local shelter, was rushed to an emergency vet and ended up dead that very night.

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Fire damages popular Waxahachie eatery

Waxahachie, TX - A popular Mexican restaurant in north Waxahachie will be closed for business for some time after a fire on Sunday chased customers and employees alike out of the building.

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Angelina Church Missing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Waxahachie, TX - Angelina Church, a 14-year-old from Waxahachie, Texas, is missing and hasn’t been seen since January 27, 2020. She was last seen at a Walmart about 30 minutes south of Dallas, Texas, and she hasn’t logged into her social media accounts since.

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