Exploring Waxahachie Texas

Exploring Waxahachie Texas

Exploring Waxahachie, Where Fun and History Intertwine

The county seat of Ellis County is happening place filled with eclectic charm.  Less than an hour South of Dallas lies the historical town of Waxahachie.  Whether you’re simply thinking of exploring Waxahachie or are considering moving there, prepare yourself to get to know the Gingerbread Bread City.

Waxahachie is a town full of history and fun activities for the whole family, well worth exploring any time of the year.

Here are just some of the many interesting facts to help pique your curiosity! Get to know the home of the newest Altus Emergency Center through Exploring Waxahachie!

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What's in a Name?

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 As we set off exploring Waxahachie, the first thing that people will notice is its unusual name.  There has been a lot of mystery surrounding the name of the town, the most popular theory is that it has its origins with the Alabama Coushatta people who migrated to the area in 1850, at roughly the same time the town was founded.

 

If this is the case and it is a native Alabama language term, then Waxahachie means “calf’s tail”; the Alabama word “waaka” is an adaptation of the Spanish word vaca which means cow. Source: en.wikipedia.org This just goes to show that it’s a small world after all.

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As we drive up to our destination exploring Waxahachie, we will be greeted by a happy sign, ‘Welcome to Waxahachie, the Gingerbread City”. As in many towns in Texas, Waxahachie has its own nicknames.  Locals will commonly refer to it as “Hachie” for short.  Other common names are Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas and in its past history, the Cotton Capital of Texas.

Eccentric Neighbors

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One of the town’s landmarks is the Munster Mansion, an almost exact replica of the 1960’s TV show’s home of the Munster Family.

Charles and Sandra McKee, watched all 70 episodes of the show to come up with the floor plan to their unusual home.  The Waxahachie owners are such great fans of the classic show that they even included all of the props of the original home such as the coffin shaped phone booth, the electric chair, the stairwell, the kitchen with the bubbling brew and even the smallest details like the cobwebs and the cracks on the wall. If you are wondering if they keep Spot, their pet dragon under the stairs, the answer is… Yes!

If you would like to go exploring Waxahachie from an eccentrically spooky perspective, the Munsters Mansion is open to the public on Halloween each year, when the owners host a charity event.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival®

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Who doesn’t enjoy a little renaissance entertainment? The renaissance fair themed village features full combat armored jousts, birds of prey exhibitions, a mermaid lagoon and lots of good old-fashioned Henry the VIII style entertainment.

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival® has been held each year to the delight of history lovers since 1981 during April and May and through Memorial Day. There is a myriad of activities to enjoy at this eight-week long festival where you can proudly display your sword fighting skills or enjoy live entertainment.  People get to enjoy a taste of history, feasting like kings; or for the connoisseurs, there are wine and beer tasting events.  As for the shopaholics, there are more than 200 shops to visit.  This is only a small glimpse into the fun that’s in store for you on your visit to Waxahachie!

Historic Architecture

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From its beginnings, Waxahachie has been an economically thriving town that was left relatively unaffected by the Civil War. Source: tshaonline.org  Today, the prosperity of those times survives in the architecture that remains; majestic Victorian-style houses and buildings meticulously restored dating back before 1900.  Thanks to these architectural treasures, the city of Waxahachie received its top nickname, “Gingerbread City”.

Waxahachie’s architectural legacy is so vast, it accounts for 20% of all the buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Texas. One of the most beautiful and famous historic buildings is the Historic Ellis County Courthouse.

During the month of June, Waxahachie holds the Gingerbread Trail Tour, in which participants visit private historic homes as well as historically recognized buildings including the Ellis County Courthouse, the Sims Library, and other museums.  Other activities include tea time for children, expositions, live music, food and much more with all proceeds benefitting the Ellis County Museum.

Parks, Museums, and Recreation

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The city offers it residents and visitors a rich array of places to enjoy weekends and holidays for all ages and tastes. The following are just a few of the highlights:

  • There are several parks, including the Getzendaner Memorial Park, where healthy fun outdoor activities may be enjoyed such as picnicing, playing sports and hiking.

  • For the history buff, the Ellis County Museum is the perfect place to learn about the colorful past of this beautiful town.

  • Hearing the gospel has never been as fun as this!  Enjoy a unique spriritual experience at the biggest cowboy church in the world.  Historically big on spirituality, before the civil war, Waxahachie already had four churches in existence. Visitors can enjoy a casual, friendly and lively church experience at the non denominational Cowboy Church of Ellis County where jeans are the norm, baptisms are done in a horse trough and on site rodeos follow the worship service.

  • Lots of family fun awaits at the Madd Dogz Paintball Park or at the local bowling alley, Hill-Top Lanes where kids play free all summer through the month of October.  Where did I leave my bowling shoes?

What would you like to do on your visit to Waxahachie, Texas?  Please feel free to comment below!

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency

Access to High-Quality ER Attention, With No Lines!

Since it’s ribbon cutting ceremony held on March 27, 2017, Altus Emergency Waxahachie has provided an Emergency Medical Care solution OPEN 24 HRS with No Lines.  Located Next to TaMolly’s on 1791 N. Highway 77 Waxahachie, Texas 75165, Altus Emergency truly improves quality of life in Waxahachie.

The residents and visitors of Waxahachie will no longer have to spend hours waiting to receive quality on site ER care performed by emergency trained physicians.  We provide Freestanding Emergency Center solutions for Adults & Children including:

  • Trauma & Injury Care,

  • Cardiology,

  • High-Tech Imaging

  • and a Full Diagnostic Lab On-Site.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are proud to be a part of such a historic and family oriented town and are honored to employ talented and dedicated emergency care staff. We thank you for your warm welcome and look forward to serving the community for years to come.

Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you in the event of a medical emergency. Don’t drive far distances to receive proper care! Visit your nearest Altus Emergency Center!

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Operation First Day of School 2017 a Success!

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Helping Children Begin School With Dignity

The first day of school should be an exciting time but for some, it also means dealing with the anxieties of coming from an underpriveldged home.  Although it’s normal for children to confront the challenges of homework, socializing and fitting in, it becomes more difficult without having the basic school essentials.  Operation First Day of School was created to fill this void so that all students can begin school with confidence, smiles and dignity.

 

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Altus Emergency Waxahachie Participates in Operation First Day of School

The Waxahachie Community Comes Together to Help 1,500 WISD Students

This year, Altus Emergency Waxahachie had the opportunity to join 30 other community volunteers including businesses and churches together with the Waxahachie ISD in the Operation First Day of School 2017 Event.  The much anticipated event was held this past Saturday, August 5th at the Clift Elementary School.  During this year’s event, 1500 needy children benefited from the Operation First Day of School receiving free school supplies, free back packs and even free haircuts sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie.

Picture Perfect Times at the Operation First Day of School!

Happy Smiles Stay it Best!

It was a delight to help 1500 WISD students at the Operation Back to School 2017, some of them opting to take advantage of the free hair cuts sponsored by Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie will even arrive in style. 

The haircuts were a huge hit and we are thankful that Salon 5150 partnered with us to make this event a huge success. As always, Eddie Rescue, loved by everyone,  left a happy memorable impression with smiles and bear hugs all around. 

We wish all children and parents a happy, safe, healthy and successful school year!

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We’re Here 24/7 for You and Your Family

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are honored to be a part of the lovely Waxahachie Community.  We believe that investing in the youngest members of society is essential. Together, we can build a happier, healthier, successful future!

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education, health and prevention. Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you when it’s more than urgent.

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Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway

Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway
Two Lucky Winning Families!

Time to Add Excitement to Summer with a Free Trip for the Family to Six Flags!

Enter the Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway!  You could be one of the two lucky winners of four FREE tickets to Six Flags over Texas sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun.  This July, we would like to reward two lucky families with a trip for four (4) each to Six Flags in Dallas.

What’s Up for Grabs!

This July Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway allows for two (2) sets of winners with four (4) tickets in each set. This means that each of the two families wins:

  • 4 Tickets to Six Flags

  • 4 Towels

  • 4 Altus ER Sunscreen

  • 4 Altus ER Sunglasses

  • 4 Altus ER Rackcards

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HOW TO ENTER the Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate!  Visit our Facebook or Twitter Pages and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
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DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE?  No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL!  In order to rack up more raffle entries, simply Share Your Share Link. Type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Share Link.

Which Rides Would You Go On if You Won? Enter our Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie!

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Rules:

  • Social Media:  You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Six Flags Over Texas.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-17-2017.

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We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Altus Waxahachie ER Center – Now Open – No Wait Times – 24/7

Altus Waxahachie ER Center is Now Open

We’re Ready to Serve You 24/7

& Even During Holidays

Open since April 4th, 2017, the Altus Waxahachie ER Center brings premium ER care to the fine community of Waxahachie.  It is an honor to help improve the healthcare of the region, giving them a better option in cases of urgency. Your life is precious.  At Altus Waxahachie ER Center we manage emergencies with genuine concern in the most quick, professional, knowledgeable and effective manner.

Altus Waxahachie ER CenterPremium & Affordable ER Care

  • Open 24/7 365 Days of the Year

  • Even on Holidays

  • See a Doctor Even at 3 am

  • Board Certified ER Doctors

  • Registered Nurses Specializing in ER Care

  • Expert ER Healthcare Technicians

  • Fully Equipped High Tech ER On-Site Facility

  • No Waiting Ever!

At Altus Waxahachie ER Center first-class emergency medical care and comfort just is around the corner.

 

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Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

Altus Emergency Centers are the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton and Waxahachie.

Each Altus team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Altus 24 hour ER services: “Where Technology meets ER Services, Without the Wait.”

Altus Emergency Centers Expands to Waxahachie Texas

Altus ER Centers Expands to Waxahachie

Another Great Addition to the Altus Emergency Centers: Altus Waxahachie ER!

24/7 Freestanding Emergency Center slated to open in Winter 2016

WAXAHACHIE, TX (March 25, 2016) — Altus Emergency Centers, a leading provider in high-quality emergency healthcare, recently announced that they are expanding into Waxahachie, which will be their fifth Texas-based facility. Construction will soon begin on the new center, slated to open by the end of the year. The state-of-the-art emergency room will join successful centers in Baytown, Lake Jackson and Lumberton, which also serves as the regional office. A Lufkin location is currently under construction and expected to open by summer.

“We are very excited to join the community of Waxahachie, and to bring superior emergency care to the residents there,” said Altus Emergency Centers President Kevin Herrington.

Every Altus Emergency Center is equipped with first-class equipment, including X-ray, CT scans and a diagnostic lab on-site. With physicians and nurses trained in emergency medicine, each Altus team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries.  All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

 

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Kevin Herrington, MBA, FACHE

President

Altus Emergency Centers Expands to Waxahachie Texas to Serve the Beautiful Community of Waxahachie

“In addition to the latest technology, we offer our patients a personalized experience, which includes minimal-to-no wait times and a friendly staff that cares for each person as they would a family member,” said Garrett Syphrett, Vice President of Operations and Development.

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