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Nat’l Prescription Drug Take Back slated for Sept. 27

Waxahachie – National Prescription Drug Take Back takes place Saturday, Sept. 27. Joining in the effort with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office; Waxahachie, Ennis and Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2014 12:47:00

Ellis County cities get $2,297,605 in monthly sales tax revenue

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today state sales tax revenue in August was $2.57 billion, up 7.5 percent compared to August 2013. “The latest ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2014 12:46:00

Texas Film Commission Comes To Ennis Sept. 22

Ennis – Alicia Downard, Production and Community Relations Specialist for the Texas Film Commission, will give a presentation about the media production industries in Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2014 12:44:00

CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP

Newly appointed Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Board Member Bob Borden, left, Kenneth Govan, chairman, Board Member Jeff Steel and Dr. Charles Waldrop, not pictured, will ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2014 00:04:00

Procter & Gamble's 1.4 million sq.ft. warehouse nearing completion; Giant Wilmer warehouse in to employ 500, and company's hiring

WILMER – The 1.4 million-square-foot distribution center, on the west side of Interstate 45 at Mars Road, construction, work is almost finished after more than ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2014 00:04:00

Bush gets $1.8 million tax increase budget; Perry only desenting vote

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Judge Carol Bush won approval for her proposed budget – which raises tax revenue by $1.8 million while at the same ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2014 00:03:00

Hydrocodone products to become Schedule II Controlled Substances

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety announced hydrocodone combination products have been moved from the classification of a Schedule III drug to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2014 23:26:00

Effort to eliminate constable's deputy position draws protestts

WAXAHACHIE – In spite of the fact Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting of the commissioners’ court fell at the time most Ellis County parents were picking their ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2014 13:37:00

Crowd Pleaser: WARBIRDS ON PARADE

Several hundred attendees watched vintage planes fly over the Lancaster Regional Airport during Warbirds on Parade this past Saturday. The crowd also checked out Diamond ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2014 13:37:00

Prosecutor drops case against Bush

Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper, appointed as a special prosecutor for a case involving allegations against Ellis County Judge Carol Bush will not seek ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2014 13:35:00

Texas Top 10 Most Wanted sex offender captured in Ennis

AUSTIN – Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Aug. 13 in Ennis.  Harris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:53:00

Summerfest Block Party to be held on Labor Day, Sept. 1; 2014 Buick Encore, iPad, Rangers tickets, gift cards, and more prizes to be given away

FERRIS – Shaw Creek Towne Center is hosting the Summerfest Block Party on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This event ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:51:00

Bush wants $1.8 million in additional tax dollars

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Judge Carol Bush filed a budget proposal for the 2014/2015 fiscal year that calls for collection of $1.8 million in additional ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:51:00

County Judges contrasted; 'Judicial hearings is a key factor in county efficiency'

Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood sees his involvement in judicial hearings as a key factor in county efficiency. “It allows more time for our two County ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:49:00

BUSH: Inquiry a 'political attack'

WAXAHACHIE- In her first public comments since The Ellis County Press broke a story involving County Judge Carol Bush accepting thousands of dollars for duties ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:51:00

BTF looks to broaden Ellis County Scope of Operations

Recent donation from Walton Development & Management will fund additional activities, reach    WAXAHACHIE, – The Bridges Training Foundation, a non-profit whose primary goal is to provide ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:48:00

Services set for retired Lancaster Fire Chief Richard A. “Dick” Knopf

Lancaster –Retired Lancaster Fire Chief Richard A. “Dick” Knopf passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in the early morning. Chief Knopf served the City of Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:47:00

TCC Meeting Thursday, Aug. 28

WAXAHACHIE – Texas Concerned Citizens will meet Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Waxahachie Civic Center. Terri Hall, guest speaker with “Texas Uniting for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:45:00

Severe storm hits Rockett; No injuries reported

Mark VarselSpecial Report ROCKETT – Late Sunday afternoon a severe thunderstorm tore through the small farming community of Rockett, approximately nine miles east of Waxahachie. The storm ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:50:00

DINOSAUR BONES FOUND

An archeological dig of a Columbian Mammoth dubbed Ellie Mae is underway. Discovered in Ellis County, the location remains undisclosed. Ferris resident Jim West, pictured ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:49:00

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