The Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival kicks off Thursday


The Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival returns to Waxahachie this week.

The city said there were only a few movie and concert tickets available.

Thursday through Saturday at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park, the city will celebrate the best in Texas movies and music, including concerts by Max Stalling, Jason Boland and the Stragglers with special guest Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers, and Randall King!

Buy your tickets at…/crossroads-of-texas-film…

The Bookstore Day event is scheduled for Saturday

O’Brien’s Bookstore celebrates Independent Bookstore Day and its first anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Regulars and guests are invited to join in the celebration with refreshments, games and a prize wheel with prizes, such as autographed copies of “Pretty Perfect Kitty Corn”, Independent Bookstore Day Mad Libs Special Edition, Leigh Bardugo tote bags and more.

The prize wheel will spin every 15 minutes until the prizes have disappeared.

O’Brien’s Bookstore is located inside Gingerbread Antiques in downtown Waxahachie at 310 S. College St.

The dog park will reopen on May 7

Wags-a-hachie Dog Park is set to have its grand opening from 9-11 a.m. on May 7 at 701 Howard Road, behind the Farmers Market.

The event will include vendor booths, giveaways and more.

The dog park closed last year for upgrades. These include a new agility/play equipment area, improved fencing, shaded picnic areas, benches and picnic tables, garbage cans, a 53-space concrete parking lot with lighting and ADA sidewalk connections to walking and biking trail. There is also a mural, which incorporates the dog park, the farmers market and the butterfly garden.

Residents are asked to use Matthews Street to access the parking lot.

Splash pads set to open May 30

Waxahachie Town Wading Pools will open on Memorial Day, May 30.

There are three wading pools: George Brown Plaza at 209 N. Jackson St., open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Matthew’s Park at 501 Harvest Grove Road (open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and Railyard Park at 455 S. College St. (open daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

For more information, visit

The Farmer’s Market will open

The 2022 Downtown Farmers Market will hold its grand opening on May 7.

The Farmer’s Market will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday from May to October from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is located at 701 Howard Road.

For more information, visit

Eagle Flight School Camp

Eagle Flight School Summer Camp is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 through July 7 at Faith Family’s Oak Cliff and Waxahachie campuses.

The program is suitable for all ages and is designed so that students can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in different ways – through EXPLORE360 adventure learning activities, athletics and visits to many top attractions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

This free five-week program combines indoor and outdoor learning in new and fun ways to ensure every child is prepared for their next grade level.

This year’s Eagle Flight School program will include an in-depth study of the great state of Texas suitable for every age and grade level. Each week will be dedicated to a different region of the Lone Star State and exploring each region’s history, people, and places. Breakfast and lunch are included each day.

To register, go to The registration deadline is June 5.

Kindergarten and kindergarten overview

Waxahachie ISD will hold its pre-K and kindergarten roundup from 5:30-7 p.m. on May 3.

All pre-K will be held at Turner, and kindergarten will be held on the student’s zoned campus.

Marvin and Wilemon Kindergarten Lottery students will be notified by April 18 if they have been selected for a place at their school of choice, and they are invited to attend the roundup at that campus.

Pre-K students are asked to bring ID, proof of income, birth certificate, social security card, and vaccination record.

For more information, visit or call 972-923-4631.

earth day

An Earth Day celebration will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Presbyterian Church, 402 N. College St. in Waxahachie.

Shred-It will be in the parking lot to receive the paper to be shredded. Fees are $10 for home shredding and $25 for business shredding. It will be shredded while you’re there, so you’re guaranteed it’s gone.

For more information, call Patty Dickerson, chair of the Earth Care Congregation ministry team, at 972-217-5956.


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