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Texas Company Has Many Uses For Recycled Glass

Recycled glass is a nightmare — it’s heavy, breakable and not very valuable. But a company in Texas has found a way to make good use of recycled glass.



Residents Continue Chemical Plant Relocation Protests

A proposal to relocate a Magnablend Chemical Plant has some Ellis County residents saying, “not in my backyard.” Monday dozens of affected residents are expected to gather at the Ellis County Commissioner’s meeting to voice their concerns.


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Maypearl Man Gets 20 Years Jail For Walmart Indecency

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting a 7-year-old boy in the toy section of a Walmart store in Midlothian.


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Fire Chief Recalls Dangers At Waxahachie Chemical Plant

Since a chemical plant burned in Waxahachie, fire chief David Hudgins has suffered sleepless nights — because of what almost happened.


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Forged Ellis County Jail Checks Linked To Ex-Inmate

A North Texas jail will switch to debit cards to pay unused commissary funds to departing inmates after the lockup’s account number was stolen.


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Waxahachie Fire Smolders As Investigation Continues

The CEO of a company that owns a Waxahachie chemical plant that caught fire Monday says the chemicals being mixed at the plant Monday should have not caught fire.


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Waxahachie Chemical Fire Still Under Investigation

The cause of a major chemical fire in Waxahachie is still under investigation Tuesday and smoke can still be seen rising from the burned-out buildings.


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EPA: Air Quality Poses ‘No Significant Threat’ Following Waxahachie Chemical Plant Blaze

The fire and explosions at the Magnablend chemical warehouse started just before 11 a.m. Emergency management officials issued an evacuation order for the surrounding area.


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Low Magnitude Earthquake Rattles North Texas

An earthquake shook parts of North Texas late on Thursday night. The quake was centered in Waxahachie, but mostly felt in east Fort Worth.


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Student Stranded After Car Stolen From Dealership Lot

A college student from Midlothian hit a major road bump on her way back to school last week.


A fire destroyed seven structures at the site of the springtime Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie on August 22, 2011. (credit: Stephanie Lucero/KTVT/KTXA)

Groundskeeper Dead After Scarborough Faire Fire

A fire at the site of the springtime Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie has left one person dead and two firefighters injured.


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Ellis County Sees 3rd Earthquake Since Mid-June

A small earthquake rattled the crockery in a mostly rural area just south of Dallas, but cause no reported damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 3.0.