Memorial Day Service

A Memorial Day service, coordinated by the Woodmen of the World Lodge of Waxahachie, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Ellis County Veterans Memorial at the Waxahachie Civic Center. Paul O’Rear, minister of education-involvement for Brown Street Church of Christ will deliver the invocation, followed by the laying of a wreath while honoring the names inscribed on the memorial.

The local Boy Scout Troop will display the American flag at half-mast during the ceremony.

“Everyone is invited to attend,” a spokesman said.

Sunset Lions Club Blood Drive

The Waxahachie Sunset Lions Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Chick-fil-A, 996 U.S. Highway 287 in Waxahachie. For information, contact Alicia Taylor at 214-793-5892 or email

Energy Star Sales Tax


AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ fourth-annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday this Memorial Day weekend is a great time to purchase new energy efficient appliances without paying state or local sales taxes on qualifying items.

“When you buy an appliance that is Energy Star rated, you will not only save the sales tax, you will also save on your monthly utility bills by reducing your water and energy use,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said.

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