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Waxahachie Central and North Texas Railroad re-opens to the public in time for the holidays
Even if a person has already visited the Waxahachie Central scale model railroad in years past, he or she will certainly still experience plenty of newnesses this year. Among the 900 feet of railroad tracks, a metal scrap yard was added, more industrial buildings and new scenarios were introduced to
A dead hospital has become a Dallas neighborhood's 'nightmare' in need of a wrecking ball — or miracle
Thrice in two weeks I've visited the old Tri-City Hospital on Scyene Road, otherwise known as the boarded-up squatters' retreat and shooting gallery that greets drivers pulling into the otherwise quiet and well-kept Urbandale neighborhood in southeast Dallas. Lovely place, if you're a kid with a cam
Police: Woman saved by seat belt in crash that cut her car in half
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Grand Prairie police say a woman's seat belt saved her from major injury during a crash on Sunday that resulted in her car being cut in half. The crash occurred on Sunday morning at the President George Bush Turnpike and Pioneer Parkway.
Sarah Briggs finds worldwide success as a jewelry designer from her Waxahachie shop
A world-renowned jewelry designer operates her business discreetly in Waxahachie, manufacturing over 7,000 pieces a month for shops in Dubai, Paris and Milan. A few of those same featured collections can even be purchased locally.
When snow or ice is in the forecast, this is how much it costs to treat North Texas roads
Treating roads before any wintry precipitation is crucial to ensuring driving conditions are as safe as possible, but the preparations aren’t cheap. The Texas Department of Transportation uses a solution called brine to treat roads. Brine is a “liquid, salt-based anti-icer,” and it costs about 25 ce
Waxahachie artist Bruce Webb opens gallery depicting Corsicana clairvoyant
Bruce Webb is a Waxahachie artist who is trying to get inside the mind of Annie Buchanan. Or perhaps, more specifically, her palm. Webb is one of three resident artists currently featured at 100 W. Corsicana, an 11,000-square foot creative residency where artists and writers stay at to hone their cr
PJC athlete signs with SAGU
Paris Junior College sophomore Lexy Garza of Harlingen has signed to continue playing soccer at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. The school is part of the Sooner Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as the National Christian Co
His father in prison for life, his mother battling drugs: The success story of Duncanville's Marquez Beason – a family lost and a new family gained
DUNCANVILLE -- As Marquez Beason prepared for the biggest week of his life, the All-American talked about the family that he lost and the family that saved him. Beason's birth parents won't be watching Saturday night at AT&T Stadium as the 17-year-old tries to help Duncanville win its first football
Texas woman claims dog died after eating a sugar-free candy cane: ‘I feel like I failed her’
A young dog in Texas reportedly died after eating a sugar-free candy cane, which contains an ingredient called xylitol that is often deadly to canines if ingested. Groves resident Darla Martinez told 12 News her 7-month-old Chihuahua-mix, Harleigh, got into a package of sugar-free candy canes that s
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Texas doesn't have a state income tax and Plano lawmaker Jeff Leach wants to make sure it never does
AUSTIN -- Months after Gov. Greg Abbott floated the idea of changing the Texas constitution to eliminate the possibility of a state income tax, a Plano lawmaker has filed a resolution in the Legislature that would do just that.
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Man punched in front of McDonald's dies from injuries; police seek suspect
DALLAS — Police need your help finding a suspect accused of punching a 19-year-old man who later died from his injuries. Dallas police said the incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. in front of the McDonald's in the 400 block of North Lamar Street. Trayshawn Hall, 22, punched Damarcus Rash
Dallas County doing random checks on jailers after inmate's death
Dallas County officials say they are now keeping a closer watch over jailers after an inmate died and the jail failed a state inspection this fall. The state had declared the jail to be in noncompliance after a Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspector reviewed video that showed Dallas County jai
Mississippi police officer demoted after surrendering his retired K-9 to animal shelter
A Jackson police officer has been demoted after dropping his K-9 off at a local animal shelter. Officer Carl Ellis was the handler for Ringo, a K-9 who retired from the force in October. After his retirement in October, Ringo was surrendered to a local animal shelter, according to an emailed stateme
Texas is being irresponsible with its $12 billion rainy day fund. Here's a better plan
Anybody who remembers the 1980s and the end of the oil boom in Texas understands why the state decided in 1989 to set up a constitutionally mandated rainy day fund. We needed to make sure we could keep the lights on should another crash come calling.
Skull found with other human remains in Waxahachie woods
Waxahachie police are trying to identify human remains discovered in a wooded area Tuesday in a search that began when a surveyor found a skull. The skull was found around 4:30 p.m. near Howard Road in the Ellis County city. Police searched the area during the day and also found some clothing before
15-year-old killed in Dallas shooting
DALLAS - Dallas police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. Officers were called to a home on Amber Drive in southeast Oak Cliff Saturday afternoon. They found 15-year-old Mark Oderbert suffering from a gunshot wound.
Police investigate threats at several North Texas schools
Several schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were on high alert Monday morning because of threats. Grand Prairie ISD said someone called in to report a bomb at South Grand Prairie High School Monday morning. Students were evacuated and police swept the campus but did not find anything. Investigator
Arby's returning to Waxahachie with new location on Highway 77
Arby’s will return to Waxahachie shortly after the New Year. After a previous location closed at 140 N Highway 77, Arby’s is planned to reopen in Waxahachie at 1680 Dallas Highway just after the calendar turns to 2019. Economic Development Coordinator Kassandra Carroll said the building was previous