Life High School Waxahachie Hosts Surprise ‘Drive-In Parade’ for Class of 2020

Waxahachie, TX - Having your school close your senior year of high school in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis is definitely disappointing for students and their families. That’s why Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) wanted to find a new way to celebrate the class of 2020.

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Waxahachie ISD staff, students sew masks during shortage

Waxahachie, TX - In a time of need, members of the Waxahachie ISD family have stepped up to combat the shortage of medical masks.  Maria White is a paraprofessional in the life skills classroom at Waxahachie High School and answered the call for masks the week after spring break.

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Virus impacts Ellis businesses

Waxahachie TX - The COVID-19 pandemic is not only affecting daily life in Ellis County, but also impacting businesses that count on healthy help. When employees fall ill, not necessarily through any fault of their own, the repercussions can be wide-ranging on commerce, not to mention on the workers themselves.

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There are now 44 Cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County

Waxahachie, TX - As of the evening of April 7th, the Ellis County Local Health Authority has confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 44 cases.

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A device produced in a Waxahachie garage could save thousands of lives

Waxahachie, TX - With every day bringing another worrisome coronavirus statistic, the best news we heard last week came not from the White House nor the CDC, but from a garage in Waxahachie.

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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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