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Lillian Ayro, a pastor, business owner and parent, addresses the demonstrators gathered in downtown Waxahachie, Texas, at a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Lillian Ayro, a mother of three boys and three girls, elevated her voice so the crowd gathered in the Ellis County Courthouse square could hear her share what it's like to be an African American parent.

"Every time my children leave out the door, I am not like my white sisters who don't worry about it. I worry." 

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

State Rep. John Wray, a Waxahachie Republican, announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election to the Texas House in 2020.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Nearly 500 immigrant children are temporarily staying at a campsite in Ellis County, about 45 minutes south of Dallas. Two hundred more are expected to arrive there by the end of the week. 

Red Oak ISD Police / Twitter/@RoisdP

Authorities say 12 elementary students were slightly hurt when their school bus overturned on a highway between Waxahachie and Boyce as the driver became distracted.