Waxahachie, TX Government

111 dogs rescued from Mesquite home, city officials say

MESQUITE, Texas — Officials with the City of Mesquite said Friday that the animal services department rescued 111 dogs from a single residential location this week. According to officials, the City on Thursday was made aware of a home that may have had "a large number of dogs." Animal services responded and found 111 small breed dogs.
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Trump’s New Election Audit Request in Texas has been granted by his #1 Henchman, Greg Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas —The Texas Secretary of State announced it will conduct a forensic audit of 2020 election results in four of the state’s largest counties: Collin, Dallas, Harris and Tarrant. Despite the reality that those results were certified by the Secretary of State, Gov. Abbott agreed to comply with this ridiculous request and grant the disgraced former president, Donald Trump, the audit within a few short hours of his request.
Dallas News

Arizona builder heads to McKinney for new rental home community

One of North Texas’ largest new residential communities is getting a rental-housing neighborhood. The 1,100-acre Painted Tree development is under construction just north of U.S. Highway 380 in McKinney. The community — planned for 3,400 homes — is a project of Dallas’ Oxland Advisors and New York-based JEN Partners. Along...

Tuesday’s vote caps unusual political year

A seemingly-perpetual series of special elections that resulted from the tragic February death of U.S. Congressman Ron Wright will finally come to a crescendo on Tuesday at the ballot box. The special runoff election between Brian Harrison of Midlothian and John Wray of Waxahachie for the open Texas House District...

Money Magazine names DFW suburb as one of the top places to live in 2021

It seems every day there is a new list naming a Texas city as one of the best in the country, regardless of the category. Now, Money Magazine has done the same, naming a DFW suburb as one of the best places to live in 2021. The recent list placed Flower Mound in their number four spot, putting it ahead of multiple Texas cities on the list.

Texas Secretary of State's office announces audit of 2020 election results in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Harris counties

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include quotes and statements from elections officials and nonprofit leaders. The Texas Secretary of State's office has launched an audit of 2020 election results in four of Texas’ largest counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin. In a statement released Sept. 23, the...
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Texans Support Afghan Rescue and Relief

As Hatian refugees at the Texas border require attention, some Texans fear the previous migrant crisis in Afghanistan has been forgotten. So they’re working to rescue thousands of Afghans with ties to the US who are still trying to leave their country. In the final chaos of U.S. Military departure...

Commissioners review budget changes

The protracted process for approval of the Ellis County budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 took a step forward at Tuesday’s meeting of county commissioners, but the ultimate check-off is still a week away. The county’s governing body took the last 40 minutes of their time in session to review changes...

Waxahachie news briefs: COVID-19 testing available at senior center

The Waxahachie Senior Center, 122 Park Hills Drive, will have COVID-19 testing kiosks available Mondays through Saturdays. Available times are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Residents must sign up online at for an appointment.
Dallas News

Richardson ISD board president resigns suddenly

The Richardson school board president resigned suddenly Friday, during a tumultuous time for the district as it navigates fraught fights about how to handle the pandemic and faces a lawsuit from the state. It was not immediately clear why board president Karen Clardy decided to step down now. She sent...