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Where She’s Supposed To Be

What is art? Merriam-Webster says it best: “Art is something that is created with imagination and skill that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.” Rae Whitehead, Ninth Grade Academy’s visual arts teacher, is art in the human form. She takes the dictionary’s definition out of the book and brings it to […]

More Than a Crossing Guard

  Some people have a knack for taking the ordinary, everyday routines of life and turning them into something extraordinary. Bonnie Lloyd is one of those people. She is a native of Waxahachie and a graduate of Waxahachie High School. Since 1995, she has worked for the Waxahachie Independent School District. After a few […]

Ladder to Leadership

Much like the late Martin Luther King Jr., Cynthia Williams had a dream as a young girl. As an adult, she wanted to one day own a day care facility. Her desire was to offer a safe place where children could come to learn by example. Today, as the assistant principal at Dunaway Elementary, […]

The Role of a Lifetime

When Waxahachie High School senior Kaiden Maines recalled the night she won Best Actress in the 2015 State UIL One-Act Play competition, the words flowed from her as though she were reciting lines from her latest script. Channeling her phenomenal creative energy has put the budding thespian on track to a career on Broadway, […]

Spreading the Joy

For many, Christmas is a time solely for friends and family, but for Don and Brenda Pope, Christmas is about spreading joy to all. “Christmas is a time when everyone gets along, and that is really what Christianity is all about — serving each other and loving each other,” Don humbly admitted. During the […]

The Cross Imagination

In this day and age of high-tech gadgetry, it’s refreshing to find three siblings whose imaginations go beyond the “right here and now.” Caroline, Jessica and Isaac Cross are fine examples of imagination at its very best. Add to this a great love for anything living and you have three, well-rounded, talented and personable […]


Most everyone has heard the references to Mutt and Jeff, Pete and Repete and Frick and Frack. Well, this is a story of Laura Villarreal and Tina Cobb, two tireless Waxahachie ISD volunteers, who are lovingly referred to by Cathie Robertson, the school’s athletic secretary, as Joice and Rejoice. “Simply put, joy is what […]

Building Character

Becca Prohaska is a hometown girl who grew up in Waxahachie and attended Ovilla Christian School. She loved high school athletics and was a solid athlete competing in many sports, but volleyball held a special place in her heart. She worked hard to elevate her game but never felt as though she had accomplished […]