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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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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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Ellis County football Friday roundup: Week 2 (Aug. 27)

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Five Ellis County football teams picked up wins during week two of the high school football season. Stats, standout players and recaps will be added throughout the weekend. As always, fans can catch a full recap of all things Ellis County athletics every …

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Humphreys powers West All-Stars in inaugural Ellis Countywide game

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — With a full dugout and talent to boot, the West All-Stars cruised to a victory in the first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game Thursday evening. Nathan Humphreys, a 2021 Midlothian graduate, set the tone for the West early and often in the …

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Ennis standouts lead East to win in first-ever Ellis County all-star softball game

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — Wednesday evening might’ve marked the first time in modern history that Ennis and Waxahachie fans simultaneously cheered as a runner crossed home plate. The previously thought-to-be-absurd celebration came when 2021 Ennis graduate Mattie Beakley drilled a single into left field at Lady …

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KBEC Sports Player of the Week: Sept. 21-25

The week of Sept. 21-25 saw these four student-athletes stand just a little taller than the rest. Cast your vote early and often before the poll closes at noon Friday! The KBEC Sports Player of the week is presented by The Press Box and KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. Each week, the winner …

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‘Love is key’: Athletics continue uniting student-athletes in Ellis County

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports A sand volleyball court in Waxahachie is proving one serve at a time that sports have a way of uniting communities. And, in a world currently void of amateur sport but heavy on hate, the friendly competition has also proven capable of healing, …

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UIL cancels all spring sports, state championships amid COVID-19 fallout

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Finality came by way of UIL press release Friday afternoon — high school sports are finished for the 2020-21 season. The announcement was delivered at little surprise following a directive issued earlier in the day by Governor Greg Abbott, who requested all Texas …

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UIL extends suspension of spring sports, activities to May 4

KBEC report AUSTIN — Any last hopes for a return to the playing field for high school teams in Texas were all but dashed Thursday afternoon following the latest action taken by the University Interscholastic League. Via an official press release, the UIL extended the length of the suspension of all UIL-sanctioned activities due to …

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