• September 2, 2014

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Crews make the final preparations onTexas State Technical College’s new Industrial Technology Center in Red Oak last week. The new campus in Red Oak opens its doors this morning to 108 students seeking a technical education. TSTC will offer many courses specifically designed to meet company’s demands for advanced workforce skills.

TSTC opens Red Oak campus

RED OAK — Texas State Technical College brings in the new school year in their new Industrial Technology Center in Red Oak on Tuesday.

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Waxahachie leaders take ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge

Waxahachie city leaders took the ice water bucket challenge by getting drenched in hundreds of gallons of water thanks to Landmark Equipment.Most of those taking were chall…

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  • Waxahachie leaders take ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge

    Waxahachie leaders take ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge

    Waxahachie city leaders took the ice water bucket challenge by getting drenched in hundreds of gallons of water thanks to Landmark Equipment.Most of those taking were challenged and in turn challenged each of the other city leaders in Ellis County to raise $1,000 or face the ice water themselves.

  • Dangers of hot vehicles during summer

    Dangers of hot vehicles during summer

    Over the summer, we've noticed an increase in the number of toddlers, kids, elderly and pets being left in closed vehicles during the summer months. This demonstration will give you a little insight on just how deadly this can be to those most at risk.

  • Waxahachie's Baylor Medical Center Ice Bucket Challenge

    Waxahachie's Baylor Medical Center Ice Bucket Challenge

    Staff members at Waxahachie's Baylor Medical Center took up the challenge from their boss, and almost 40 employees participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday afternoon, then put their money where their ice was, passing a bucket for donations to battle ALS.

  • 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.

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