• July 12, 2014

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Firefighters go into the heavy smoke from a grass fire at the 2000 block of Old Boyce Road in Ennis on Friday.

Firefighter: 'You can't see 5 feet from your face'

Five to 10 acres of land were burned during a large grass fire on Friday afternoon, said ESD6 Lt. Jay Mullens.

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Midlothian Ladder Truck

The City of Midlothian acquired a new ladder truck last month, and have been training on the new high tech fire fighting equipment. The new truck will give the Midlothian F…

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  • Midlothian Ladder Truck

    Midlothian Ladder Truck

    The City of Midlothian acquired a new ladder truck last month, and have been training on the new high tech fire fighting equipment. The new truck will give the Midlothian Fire Department an outstanding tool to help in manage a growing community and large industrial base.

  • Keep Waxahachie Beautiful at Lake Waxahachie

    Keep Waxahachie Beautiful at Lake Waxahachie

    Keep Waxahachie Beautiful coordinator Derica Peters worked with volunteers Monday afternoon at Lake Waxahachie to clean up litter following a busy 4th of July weekend.

  • H-E-B Fireworks July 4, 2014

    H-E-B Fireworks July 4, 2014

    Watch raw video of H-E-B's fireworks show following the 17th annual Crape Myrtle Festival on Thursday in Waxahachie.Video by Waxahachie Daily Light photojournalist Scott Dorsett

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    Crape Myrtle Festival 2014 - "Escape" Journey tribute band

    Dallas-based Journey tribute band, Escape performed at Waxahachie's 17th annual Crape Myrtle Festival "Pink Petals & Patriotism" thanks to sponsorship by Carlisle Chevrolet and the Blankenbeckler family.

  • Reading the Declaration

    Reading the Declaration

    Ellis County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association read the Declaration of Independence aloud on the County Court House steps.

  • Fatal plane crash at Mid-Way Airport

    Fatal plane crash at Mid-Way Airport

    Video footage of press conference given by DPS Trooper James Colunga at Mid-Way Regional Airport in Midlothian, where an aircraft pilot died in a crash.

  • Midlothian Animal Shelter

    Midlothian Animal Shelter

    Midlothian Animal Control Officer Becky Jones and Marylin Jones with Midlothian's Animal Shelter held a pet adoption at Midlothian's Walmart Saturday afternoon, and talk about animal shelter needs in the area.

  • Juneteenth - 2014

    Juneteenth - 2014

    Waxahachie residents celebrated Juneteenth at Lee Penn Park today with music, food and remembrance of this historic date.

  • "Ellie May," the Mammoth of Ellis County

    Archologists found the bones of a mammoth in southern Ellis County and are working to remove it safely from the ground.

  • Vehicle Accident June 10

    Vehicle Accident June 10

    The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was transported by Air Evac medical helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas after sustaining injuries from a single vehicle accident on Tuesday. Emergency crews were dispatched to the accident at 12:26 p.m. that was located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 Business and Farm-to-Market 875.

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