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Garrett family expands its KBEC, Waxahachie investment into The Texas Theater

By KBEC staff Miranda Lambert once sang on the stage of the Texas Theater in downtown Waxahachie. A Johnny Cash-themed satellite radio show even once broadcasted live from the third story. Thanks to a local family dedicated to preserving and promoting Waxahachie, The Texas Theater will once again have its …

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PKs and heartbreak: Midlothian Heritage girls’ soccer ends incredible 5-year run in 3rd state championship match

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports GEORGETOWN — Dreams of a back-to-back fairytale came to a heartbreaking end for the Midlothian Heritage girls’ soccer team on Thursday. Heritage walked onto the pitch at Bernard E. Birkelbach Field in Georgetown as the 4A girls’ soccer defending state champions. They exited …

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Local businessman, wife announce purchase of KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM in Waxahachie

KBEC report The longest-running, independently-owned radio station in Texas will change hands this week, as the sale of KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM has cleared all hurdles and neared the signature finish line. Jon Garrett, a longtime Waxahachie resident and successful under-40 businessman, is set to finalize paperwork Thursday and take ownership of the station …

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2022-24 UIL Realignment: Ellis County high schools land in new districts

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports ….and we wait no more! The UIL released the new fall and winter sports districts for high school athletics at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Scroll down to see where your program landed! Congratulations are in order for the Italy Lady Gladiator volleyball …

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Midlothian Heritage girls’ hoops wins fourth-consecutive district championship

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports State-ranked Midlothian Heritage secured a fourth-consecutive girls’ basketball district championship in convincing fashion Friday. The Jaguars built a 37-8 halftime lead against Life Waxahachie and cruised to the 64-21 win. Underclassmen Kora Huff (13 points), Jules Burrows (12) and Jerzie Bryant (10) all …

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