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Retired Deputy honored

Ellis County employees recently honored retired Deputy Jerry Rider with a surprise reception at the courthouse. Rider, served as a Bailiff for the 40th District ... Full story

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

Career drug dealer sentenced to 68 years

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, was sentenced to 68 years in prison by an Ellis County jury after ... Full story

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

Animal hoarder convicted of 9 animal cruelty counts

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, an Ellis County jury sentenced Michelle Lorraine Lehman, 41, of Dallas, to one year in jail and a $4,000 ... Full story

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

Preparing for disaster

Texas Civil Defense conducted a table-top exercise Saturday, Aug. 10 in Red Oak. About 40 members of the preparedness group attended a class on setting ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

SPCA given custody of 27 Ferris animals

WAXAHACHIE — Before a custody hearing today at  Ellis County Justice of the Peace, pct. 2 Courthouse in Waxahachie, an agreement was reached between the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Hutchins approves plans for 83-acre warehouse complex

HUTCHINS – An 83-acre industrial development off Interstate 45 was given the go ahead by city of Hutchins to build a 1.6 million-square-foot warehouse.  The Hillwood ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Sheriff opposed to jail privatization

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners’ Court held a special meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 8, little more than one business day prior to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Rep. Pitts to speak at TGIF breakfast

The Best Southwest Partnership welcomes Texas Representative Jim Pitts as the speaker for BSW’s third of four 2013 TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series to be held ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

2 die in fiery plane crash

ELLIS COUNTY — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a plane crashed in rural Ellis County on Sunday morning, killing two people. According to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

ECSO Explorers Post 106 honored at state competition

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 106 brought home multiple trophies, plaques and medals, including third place overall team honors, from the recent ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 20:02:00

Career drug dealer gets 80 & 20 years

WAXAHACHIE – On July 31, an Ellis County jury sentenced Milton Jarrod Brown, 44, of Waxahachie, to 80 years in prison and 20 years in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:57:00

Rep. Davis to speak at TGIF breakfast

DALLAS – The Best Southwest Partnership welcomes Texas Representative Yvonne Davis as the speaker for BSW’s second of four 2013 TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:56:00

Ferris Yellowjacket Trail funded by state program

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation announced the selection of the Yellowjacket Multi-Use Trail for Transportation Enhancement Program funding. Purpose ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:51:00

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

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