Proposed post office closure

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the closure of the Avalon post office.

Residents are encouraged to attend a USPS-led community meeting at 2 p.m. June 1 at the post office.

Sims Summer Reading for Adults

Why let the kids have all the fun? Read or listen to any book, audiobook, or ebook from Nicholas P. Sims Library to enter a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card for merchandise or restaurant meals, donated by the Friends of Sims Library and local businesses. The adult that turns in the most reading log entries by Saturday, Aug. 20 will win the grand prize, a color eReader, donated by Best Buy Waxahachie. Reading log entry forms are available at Sims Library, 515 W. Main, Waxahachie, and online at Contact Nelda Curlin at for more information. The grand prize winner will be announced at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at Sims Library.

Vendors and sponsors needed

The Waxahachie Lions Club will host the annual Mini Grand Prix on the downtown square on Saturday, July 16. The races feature Indy-style go-carts on a challenging course with hairpin turns and lots of spills and thrills.

Applications are available for food vendors (city permit required), craft vendors, and informational booths from non-profit organizations and others. Booth spaces are limited; electrical service is available for food vendors. Non-profit organizations will not be charged a fee. The races draw a large crowd and will run from about 7:30 a.m. until around 3 p.m.

The Lions Club is also seeking sponsors for the event from businesses and individuals, with proceeds benefiting the Hope Clinic, college scholarships and many other causes.

Applications and further information are available at the Lions Club website:  (click on the “Lions Club Mini Grand Prix” link) or by contacting Tommie Worthy at 972-627-3447 or

Zoo’s Wild Wonders at Sims Library

The Fort Worth Zoo presents Wild Wonders at the Nicholas P. Sims Library, from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Wild Wonders features a variety of birds, reptiles and mammals in a program that is both entertaining and educational for ages 4 -10.

“Come experience this interactive and up-close wildlife event as the Fort Worth Zoo kicks off the first of many Texas Reading Club activities for children offered this summer at the Sims Library,” a spokesman said.

Wild Wonders is sponsored by the Friends of Sims Library. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library. For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email us at

Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Sherry Jones, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, presents an information session on diabetes from 10 a.m.-noon on June 2 in the Nicholas P. Sims Library program room. Learn the latest facts and resources on preventing and treating diabetes.

Take home helpful hand-outs. The library is located at 515 W. Main in Waxahachie. All Sims Library programs are free admission to the public.

Doll house program at Sims Library

Learn all about doll houses at Nicholas P. Sims at Nichols P. Sims Library from 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 3. Program will be held outside on the front lawn as part of Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events.

For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email