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Memory quilt brings tears

RED OAK – As her mother’s 86th birthday approached, nearly a year after losing her father, Tammie Dooley of Red Oak set out to find ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:43:00

RO Officials look into profiling allegations

RED OAK – Red Oak officials plan to form a committee to address racial profiling allegations in the police department. City manager Todd Fuller has asked ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:42:00

County leasing old buildings from buyer

WAXAHACHIE – In their third special-called meeting of the month, with Commissioners Dennis Robinson, pct. 1 and Bill Dodson, pct. 2 absent, the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:41:00

Heat related illnesses swamp local facilities

Even with the scorching heat subsiding across our area and the nation, patients continue to fill up local urgent and primary care facilities with heat ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:40:00

Deputy to participate in 'Over the Edge' fundraiser

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Hatcher accepted a challenge to raise funds to support Special Olympics Texas, providing year-round sports training and competitions ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:40:00

Pastor celebrating 30th anniversary

PALMER – The Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer and  Pastor Gary Miller will celebrate 30 years together on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 in both the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:37:00

10th Annual Quilt Show top pick

MIDLOTHIAN – The Creative Quilter’s Guild of Ellis County hosted its 10th Annual Quilt Show, “A World of Color,” at the Midlothian Conference Center on ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:34:00

$464,870 and truck tractor seized

WAXAHACHIE – On July 19, the State of Texas through the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office filed seizure petitions against $464,870 in U.S. Currency ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:33:00

ELLIS COUNTY: Burn Ban rescinded

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County commissioners voted unanimously to rescind the burn ban they recently enacted on Monday, July 22 scheduled meeting. “I just found out the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:32:00

National merit scholars choose SAGU

Waxahachie — National Merit Finalist Lucy Soerens and National Commended Merit Scholar/ National Achievement Scholar Angela Antoine will attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:28:00

Red Oak faces lawsuit amidst racial profiling allegations

RED OAK - The city of Red Oak will soon be faced with a lawsuit because of alleged racial profiling and misconduct in the police ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:39:00

Attack of the Invasives

JIM WEST Guest Reporter What you see in the above photo is what was, just last year, a field of almost solid bluebonnets.  As you can see, there ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:38:00

Comptroller distributes $578 million in sales tax

Best Southwest (Dallas County) County Total for All Cities  $41,872,997.75 Up 6.55%   Ellis County  County Total for All Cities $1,978,048.00 Up 6.57%   AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:36:00

County due nearly $8,000 annual credit card rebate

WAXAHACHIE – County Auditor Mike Navarro told commissioners the July 16 special meeting of the court was needed in order to ensure the county would ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:35:00

Texas Legislature authorizes TSTC Extension Center at Red Oak

Austin - TSTC officials announced the creation of TSTC North Texas, an extension center of TSTC Marshall at Red Oak operating in partnership with Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:32:00

6th of July Celebration

As part of the first Ferris 6th of July event, hosted by the Ferris Downtown Association, local Boy Scout Troop 206 provided a dunking booth ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 18:00:00

County burn ban in effect

WAXAHACHIE – “When you met last time, the KBDI was at 424 on the 24th of June,” said Fire Marshal Joe Stewart, adding that 500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:59:00

58-year old man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot; Attempted homicide ends in suicide

FERRIS – On July 1 at 9:13 a.m. Ferris Police Department received a 911 call.  The caller said her father was shooting at her in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:58:00

NEW DEPUTIES SWORN IN

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Ryan Austin and Brian McIntosh as Deputy Sheriffs. Austin previously worked as a Detention Officer with ECSO, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:56:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Matt Overcash as a Deputy Sheriff. Overcash has held a Peace Officer license for 10-1/2 years; his ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:54:00

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