• September 15, 2014

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The Waxahachie farmhouse featured in “Places in the Heart” has been used by other films as an idealistic rural home. The Crossroad of Texas Film Festival will recognize the 30th anniversary of “Places in the Heart” with a free public showing, antique car show with actual vehicles from the movie.

Starstruck Waxahachie: Crossroads of Texas Film Festival to draw Texas directors, actors

The stars will be coming to Waxahachie for the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival that will take place Oct. 9–12. The event is a tribute to Texas-made films and will spotlight the 30th anniversary of “Places in the Heart.”

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Constuction Worker Airlifted

A construction worker working on the new Aldi Grocery store was airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Thursday. Waxahachie Firefighters, Police Officers a…

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  • Constuction Worker Airlifted

    Constuction Worker Airlifted

    A construction worker working on the new Aldi Grocery store was airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Thursday. Waxahachie Firefighters, Police Officers and paramedics with East Texas EMS responded to the scene at 9:40 a.m. located in the 400 block of U.S. Highway 77.

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  • Stair Climb Helmet Camera

    Stair Climb Helmet Camera

    Waxahachie and Midlothian Firefighters took to heart the motto “never forget” this weekend. Firefighters climbed 110 stories as part of the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday to remember those who gave all on Sept. 11, 2001 to rescue others inside the World Trade Center towers in New York after a terrorist attack. This is helmet camera footage from Waxahachie Firefighter Jay Wilemon during the climb.

  • Stair Climb 2014

    Stair Climb 2014

    Waxahachie and Midlothian Firefighters took to heart the motto “never forget” this weekend. Firefighters climbed 110 stories as part of the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday to remember those who gave all on Sept. 11, 2001 to rescue others inside the World Trade Center towers in New York after a terrorist attack. First responders from around the country came to downtown Dallas to climb 55 stories of the Renaissance Tower twice to honor the 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine EMS personnel lost.

  • 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.

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