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A Valentine's Day Story: J.C. Penney was called 'Jimmy' only by his wife

DALLAS (SMU) –Legendary retailer J. C. Penney was called “Jimmy” by only one person, his third wife, Caroline. To everyone else he was Mr. Penney.  Her ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/13/2014 10:58:00

Constables, Texas Civil Defense teach self-defense class

Midlothian - On Feb. 4, the Texas Civil Defense and two of Constable Mike Jones deputies, Tom Coppock and Mark Bounds, put on a self ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/13/2014 10:57:00

Ferris First Graders Given Free Prevent Tooth Decay Kits

Ferris —Nearly 190 first graders at Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary in Ferris recently received free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/13/2014 10:55:00

Birth of a water tower. . . Rockett Water SUD makes necessary upgrades

FERRIS – Due to a several year moratorium on adding any new taps to the existing water lines, Rockett Water Special Utility District will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2014 21:14:00

21-year-old killed in hit-and-run; Lancaster police seeks help from public

LANCASTER – On Saturday Feb. 1, at 7:16 a.m., Lancaster Police responded to the 2900 block of Danieldale Road on a welfare check of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2014 21:13:00

House District 10 debate sought; Ellzey Issues Debate Challenge; Proposes One Debate Each in Ennis, Waxahachie and Midlothian

Ellis County – Jake Ellzey, Republican Candidate looking to succeed Jim Pitts in the Texas House of Representatives, today challenged his fellow candidates in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2014 21:11:00

Ron Smith retiring after 25 years of service with Ferris ISD

FERRIS – After serving a Business Manager for Ferris Independent School District for 25 years and 16 years in Terrell ISD, Ron Smith is retiring. “I ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2014 21:10:00

Prestigious piano ensemble to perform in SAGU's HCC

Waxahachie – The musical group The Pianissimo will perform “The Feast of Eight Hands” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Southwestern Assemblies of God ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2014 21:07:00

CHECK PRESENTED

Texas Farm Bureau Board members John Turner and David Calvert look on while Ellis County Farm Bureau President John Paul Dineen presents a $5,000 AGFund ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2014 21:06:00

Former Ennis teacher sentenced to 81 years for child pornography

WAXAHACHIE – On Friday, Jan. 24, 43 year-old Jeffrey Dean Gerron of Ennis was sentenced to a total of 81 years on nine counts of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2014 20:06:00

Arrest made in 2009 slaying

WAXAHACHIE – Kajlon Jameel Carroll, 22, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 21 by Waxahachie Police Department.  A suspect in connection with the Dallas Pawn and Jewelry murder ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2014 20:04:00

Judge accused of pulling bait-and-switch maneuver; Through deceptive wording on the agenda for a special-called meeting

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Judge Carol Bush may be accused of pulling a bait-and-switch maneuver on county taxpayers through deceptive wording on the agenda for ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2014 20:02:00

TSTC North Texas Extension Center breaks ground

TSTC North Texas Extension Center broke ground Friday, Jan. 24 for the Technology Center, a $10 million, 102,000 sq. ft. technical education facility behind Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2014 20:01:00

Alley Park Survey ends Feb. 3.

The Ferris Main Street Board is investigating the conversion of a little used alley into a downtown park. The look of the proposed park - ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2014 19:58:00

TSTC and Red Oak ISD Invite Community to Groundbreaking: Event set for 10 a.m., Jan. 24 just behind Red Oak High School

Red Oak – The leadership of TSTC North Texas Extension Center and Red Oak Independent School District invite the community to join them in breaking ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2014 19:05:00

Red Oak missing teen located

Waxahachie – A 16-year-old female reported missing to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has been found.  After running down numerous leads, from New Braunfels, Texas, to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2014 19:04:00

Ferris School Board to honor elected community volunteers

By Ofelia GrassAssistant Superintendent FERRIS – Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the board room at the Ferris ISD Administration Building at 7 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2014 19:04:00

Ferris to conduct Alley Park Survey

FERRIS – The City of Ferris Main Street organization will soon find out how the community feels about the creation of a park in a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/16/2014 14:31:00

Commissioner's meeting somewhat 'disjointed'

WAXAHACHIE – The first regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court for 2014 was somewhat disjointed due to placement of the “public comment” at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/16/2014 14:29:00

Storm Spotter Training Program set for Jan. 29

For the first time since 2006, tornadoes claimed lives in north central Texas. Six people lost their lives in Granbury as a tornado produced EF4 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/16/2014 14:28:00

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