Waxahachie

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: U.S. Park Service employee puts a closed sign in the window of the World War II Memorial ticket office on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years. (credit:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Many Unpaid Federal Workers Applying For Unemployment

Friday is payday for many people, but for many federal workers this week or next could be the last paycheck they get for a while.

10/04/2013

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Step Inside The ‘Screams’ Haunted Hotel

Halloween is nearly here, and the spooks have already come alive at Screams in Waxahachie. Watch as CBS 11 News reporter Elizabeth Dinh ventures inside their a new haunted hotel attraction.

10/04/2013

Mugshot of convicted child molester Archie Lee Becks. (credit: Ellis Co. District Attorney's Office)

North Texas Child Molester Sentenced To 60 Years

An Ellis County jury has convicted a 52-year-old man of sexual assault of a child. On Thursday the jury sentenced Archie Lee Becks to 60 years in prison for assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

Youth baseball coach Ron Santos, convicted of Assault Bodily Injury, after throwing baseballs at a player. (credit: Ellis County)

Youth Coach Sentenced For Throwing Baseballs At Player

A youth coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail after a jury convicted him of throwing baseballs at one of his players.

CBS 11–08/06/2013

Eugene Washington (credit: Waxahachie Police Department)

Alert Issued For Man Missing In Waxahachie

Police in Waxahachie issued a Silver Alert on Monday afternoon for a missing 67-year-old man.

07/29/2013

Two seized ferrets (Mustela putorius fur

Ellis County Chemical Spill Caused By Alcohol, Ferrets

A DPS report says two ferrets and alcohol contributed to a wreck that spilled toxic chemicals on a county road in Ellis county last month.

06/07/2013

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Group Running 100 Miles To Help Veterans

A symbolic Memorial Day event started in the early morning hours, as a group of runnings began traveling 100 miles on foot to raise money and awareness for our nation’s veterans.

05/27/2013

Massive Chemical Fire Rages Near Dallas

North Texas Chemical Company Having Safety Issues

Three times in the last two months, chemical trucks operated by Waxahachie-based Magnablend have been involved in hazardous material spills that have required state intervention.

05/16/2013

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Boy Scout Project Honors Fallen DPS Troopers With Permanent Memorial

A North Texas Boy Scout unveiled a moving memorial for two fallen DPS troopers, which now sits in a permanent place outside the DPS office.

CBS 11–05/13/2013

Fredy Abel Martinez-Rodriguez (top L), Abel Armando Martinez (top R), Inmer Obed Palma Garcia (bottom L), and Rafael Morales-Perez (bottom R) have all been arrested in connection with the Ellis County murder of Henry Fabian Villatoro. (credit: Ellis Co. Sheriff's Office)

6 Suspects Held In Connection With Ellis County Murder

Six suspects are in custody in connection with what investigators believe is a gang-related homicide of a 21-year-old man in rural Ellis County last week.

04/12/2013

(credit: Scarborough Renaissance Festival)

Renaissance Festival Takes You Back In Time

It’s the time of year when North Texans travel way back in time to celebrate the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie. The event offers a lot to see, hear and taste.

04/11/2013

Chris Kyle Statue

Statue Of Ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Arrives in North Texas

Even before North Texan and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was killed at a gun range while trying to help a fellow veteran, sculptor Gregory Marra was already working on a statue that would one day honor him.

03/07/2013

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