Open houses at the depot

The city of Waxahachie will host two open house events for the community to view the newly-restored MKT Depot on South College Street – from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 – to provide an informal opportunity for the community to view the interior.

“We are so pleased with the finished product of the depot construction,” assistant city manager Michael Scott said. “The depot has been a local landmark for over 100 years and we wanted to allow the community an opportunity to view the completed restoration.”

The MKT Depot was purchased by the city of Waxahachie in 2008, with the restoration project completed in November. The depot is outfitted to house a restaurant.

The city is accepting proposals from parties interested in operating a restaurant on the property. The deadline to submit a proposal, including restaurant concept and business plan, is March 16.

For questions regarding the MKT Depot, contact the city of Waxahachie at 972-937-7330, ext. 198.

Birth mom support group

Texas Baptist Home exists to protect the sanctity of human life and to promote the preservation of the family. As a part of the fulfillment of this mission, the home also endeavors to serve birth mothers who have placed their children for adoption.

The home is starting a support group for birth mothers that will meet from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 17 and March 24, at Daniel Center located at the Texas Baptist Home, 629 Farley St. in Waxahachie.

For more information, contact Megan Baldwin at or call 972-937-1321.

WSA concert on Feb. 19

The Waxahachie Symphony Association will host a concert Saturday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church, 505 West Marvin, Waxahachie. 

The featured performer will be acclaimed organist Bradley Welch.  To purchase tickets, contact Ross or Holly Davis at 972-923-2373.  Chairpersons for the WSA are Lynn Nolte and Cindy Hess.


Ennis Public Theatre will hold auditions for “Forever Plaid” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at its venue, 2705C N. Kaufman, Ennis.

Cast needs include four men, ages 21 to 58.

“Be prepared to sing two songs. The show is in the style of the Lettermen,” a spokesman said.

The show will run at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 15-May 7, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. May 8.

For more information, call 972-878-7529.

Project Graduation meetings

The Project Graduation committee has announced its schedule for upcoming meetings. All senior WHS and WGH parents, as well as anyone in the community interested in helping out with this year’s event are encouraged to attend.

Project Graduation meetings will be held at the Waxahachie High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 9 and May 23.

Ms. Red Oak Pageant

The 2011 Ms. Red Oak Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 26. The annual fundraiser benefits the Project Success Drug Education Program. This year the theme is “Red Oak Goes Hollywood.”

The pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Red Oak Performing Arts Center; tickets can be purchased at the gate, which opens at 5 p.m. with the playing of a Hero Named George video at 5:30 p.m.

Purchase pre-sale tickets at any campus for $2 students, $4 adults.

At the gate, tickets are $4 students, $6 adults. Children younger than 4 or seniors 65 and older admitted free; ROISD gold card holders admitted free.

Food and drinks will not be allowed nor sold due to the event location.

For more information, call 972-617-4607.