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Waxahachie Daily Light (Newspaper) - February 11, 2007, Waxahachie, Texas 06 TUNDRA DOUBLE CAB METROPLEX TOYOTA 730 E 120 9727801166 pv The Bakers PAGE 1C SPORTS Lady Indians softball preview PAGE IB BUY YOUR NEW torn Waxahachie Feb 112007 28 Pages 3 Sections The finalists City releases names of candidates for Waxahachie police chief Video capable Daily Ught posts first video on Web site By JOANN LIVINGSTON Daily Managing Editor On Friday the city of Waxahachie released a list of seven names of people who have made the finalist list for police chief An eighth persons name was not released pending that per sons acceptance of the finalist position and pending sion of additional paperwork There had been 11 on the list of which one had removed him self from the list prior to Thursday when the city an it had 10 finalists Since that announcement an additional two have removed themselves from consideration The names and basic infor mation released so far include Instate applicants Mike Baker Most recent ly served as chief with the Bay City Police Department Nine teen years as a chief and 30 years overall in law enforce ment He has a bachelors degree and a master officer cer Fred Collie Most recently served as deputy chief with the Arlington Police Department See CHIEF Page Web site now has video capability The first video is now online allowing Web viewers to watch the 22 celebrity bull riding contest ants who recently took part in this years benefit for the Gingerbread House Viewers can watch the video by going to and clicking on the icon for Gingerbread Bull Riders against Keeping the water running Citys water expansion projects meeting pace with growth Video Were constantly expand ing our technology and deliv ery systems for delivery of news information and adver tising said Neal White pub of Waxahachie Newspapers Inc Were very excited to announce this next step which allows us to produce and post videos on our Web site he See VIDEO Page Vision North Texas Four million new By JONATHAN Light staff writer Two liens have recently been filed against the former Supe Collider site and Collider Data Center LLC the current owner The first lien was filed on Dec 19 2006 by Barry Bens miller a selfemployed con tractor in Waxahachie who said he was hired in August by Collider Data Center to make the site presentable for client viewing I was hired work to get the electrical AC and mechanical systems back on Bensmiller said have not been paid for the last few weeks of work According to the affidavit of Hen filed with Ellis County Bensmiller was not paid for 19 hours of work performed be tween Sept 16 and Sept 30 See LIENS Page By JONATHAN Daily Ugh staff Theres usually little when a water faucet is turned a toilet is flushed but as Waxahachie utility director David Barnes can attest theres a lot more that goes on behind the scenes than most people realize With nearly million in improvements to the citys water system including recent expansions to the wastewater treatment plant and the expansions under con struction at the citys water treatment plant the city is on track to keep the faucets run ning across the city as growth continues across Waxahachie Since 2000 the city has increased the wastewater plants annual average daily capacity from 5 million gal lons a day mgd to 8 mgd with the ability to treat a peak flow of 32 mgd See WATER Page WA OUTLINES Horner to keynote Chamber banquet Tickets still available for Feb 22 event Light The annual Waxahachie Chamber Awards banquet is scheduled for 7 pm Thursday Feb 22 at the Waxahachie Civic Center Keynote speaker for the event will be Andy Homer founder of Premier Designs and winner of the prestigious Emst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award See CHAMBER Page Andy Homer Idol fever hits Texas Cities rallying to cheer on Jimmy McNeal By MANDY BOURGEOIS Daily Light staff Two Texas cities are rallying behind Jimmy Man McNeal in his quest for stardom as one of 22 finalists from San Antonio who advanced to the Hollywood round of American Idol When Tuesdays episode of American Idol airs many of the televisions in San Marcos and Waxahachie will be tuned on Fox McNeal in hopes of seeing McNeal a 2001 graduate of Waxahachie High School and a cur rent student at Texas State University showcase his vocals for a national audience McNeal a senior majoring in sound recording technology won first place in a solo performer category and best overall act at the Student Association for Campus Activities annual homecoming in the fall of 2004 win ning a cash prize Now the students of Texas State University and the residents of his hometown are hoping he comes back to Texas with something bigger than that cash prize a recording contract The School of Music and fellow students have been throwing their support behind McNeal by See McNEAL Page WA locate into region By ANTHONY TROJAN Daily staff writer During the recent Vision North Texas Southeastern Subregional Workshop civic school and development leaders gathered together to discuss the explosive growth anticipated for the area of the North Central Texas Council of Governments In the next 23 years the councils pro show that more than four million new residents will move into the region nearly doubling the current lation of about Five million Every year an additional 86000 people move to the region adding the equivalent of anew city of Carrollton every 12 months While these new residents will be following or seeking out jobs created by the regions increasingly strong economic drivers the council stresses the considerable impact the addition of this many people to the region will have and how disastrous the growth could be for the region if not adequately planned and prepared for As such the council has begun hosting a series of work shops called Vision North Texas at which members from the councils subgroups gather to Every year an additional 86000 peo ple move to the region adding the equivalent of a new city of Carrollton every 22 months projections See VISION Page CNB Citizens National Bank Of Texas 9729384300 CA FU FOR PROFESSIONAL RNACE SERVICE TODAY Air North Texts for 67 x 704 Solon Road TX ESTATE PLANNING LONGTERM CARE HOME LIFE AUTO IRA HEALTH Are your Auto Rates to your liking I would like to review your insurance coverage TODAY v
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