• August 22, 2014

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This the rendering of the proposed bridge project to take place on Interstate Highway 35E in Waxahachie. 

Highway project could add branding for Waxahachie

Renovations to Interstate 35E in Waxahachie, which would create a new gateway for motorists and brand the city, could start as early as summer 2015. The cost for this project is $120 million and funding is pending approval from the Texas Transportation Commission who will meet on Aug. 27-28.

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Indians varsity volleyball 3-0 in Byron Nelson

The Waxahachie lady Indians varsity volleyball team was up north to play their first of the three day Byron Nelson Classic tournament. The Indians kept fans on the edge of their seats with exciting comeback wins and strong play both defensive… Comments (0)

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Ice Bucket Challenge at Baxter Elementary, Midlothian, Texas

T.E. Baxter Elementary principal Courtney Carpenter, assistant principal Stacy German and counselor Becky Wiginton accepted the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS.…

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  • Ice Bucket Challenge at Baxter Elementary, Midlothian, Texas

    Ice Bucket Challenge at Baxter Elementary, Midlothian, Texas

    T.E. Baxter Elementary principal Courtney Carpenter, assistant principal Stacy German and counselor Becky Wiginton accepted the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS. They took the plunge on Aug. 19 at the end of the first day of teacher development.

  • Shoe Buddy

    Shoe Buddy

    The fourth annual "Shoe Buddy" drive gave away 85 vouchers for a free pair of shoes to needy Waxahachie students.

  • Downtown Farmers Market Grill Fest 2014

    Downtown Farmers Market Grill Fest 2014

    Master Gardeners cut and grilled vegetables and fruit to give to shoppers during Saturday's Famers Market, to help local vendors boost sales. The grillers showed shoppers different ways vegetables and fruit can taste depending on how the foods are cooked.

  • Cherokee Charmers Thrill

    Cherokee Charmers Thrill

    Waxahachie High School's Cherokee Charmers held their showcase presentation Wednesday afternoon at J.W. Williams Gymnasium, and the drill team proved that hard work pays off. After weeks of drills, preparation and tryouts, the 2014-2015 edition of the Charmers received awards and provided the crowd of friends and family with four dance routines.

  • Driver survives crash into bridge column

    Driver survives crash into bridge column

    Members of the Waxahachie Fire Department freed a trapped driver from a Ford F-250 pickup truck after it had struck a pylon underneath the Farm-to-Market Road 878 overpass. Emergency crews received the call at about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday. The driver was then transported by CareFlite air ambulance to Baylor

  • Aston Vista partners with local youth to bring top flight UK soccer to US

    Aston Vista partners with local youth to bring top flight UK soccer to US

    The Aston Villa FC help camps at Lions Park this week, and have teams in Midlothian, Ennis, Red Oak and Waxahachie.

  • Truck Accident July 26

    Truck Accident July 26

    Members of the Waxahachie Fire Department freed a trapped driver from a Ford F-250 pickup truck after it had struck a pylon underneath the Farm-to-Market Road 878 overpass. Emergency crews received the call at about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday. The driver was then transported by CareFlite air ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Before the arrival of the helicopter, a landing zone was set up on the highway and police officer diverted traffic onto the service road. After the helicopter left for Dallas, emergency crews cleared the scene at about 5:15 p.m.

  • Kernow Storm FC provide local soccer camp

    Kernow Storm FC provide local soccer camp

    Joe Hunt and Antony Penna, with the Kernow Storm FC, have been holding soccer camps at Lions Park this week. Part of the Aston Villa FC in Cornwall, which was established over 120 years ago, the coaches develop players who are wanting to compete at a higher level.

  • Air Evac

    Air Evac

    Air Evac lifts the driver of a Nissan that slammed into a garbage truck on Friday off Farrar Road, near Woodridge Drive. The driver and an garbage truck employee were injured in the accident. Video was taken near Heather Lane, in Waxahachie by Tabatha Burnett.

  • Baseball player single-handedly lives his dream

    Baseball player single-handedly lives his dream

    Cristian Gonzales throws some pitches with the Daily Light sports editor Geoff Gorman.Cristian Gonzales is just like any other young boy, he plays with his friends, his room is full of trophies and famous sports athletes’ posters and he enjoys playing baseball, which he does with only one hand. Cristian was born with a condition called symbrachydactyly, in which a child is born with small or missing fingers or a missing hand. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but it does not seem to be hereditary. At a young age, Cristian decided he wasn’t going to let this deficiency stop him from playing the game he loves, baseball.http://www.waxahachietx.com/sports/local_sports/baseball-player-single-handedly-lives-his-dream/article_6381f5ac-b5ca-5923-8e00-b494efdd24e5.html

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