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Oldest living former sheriff Wayne McCollum dies 101

Wayne McCollum of Waxahachie, the oldest living former sheriff in Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 17.  McCollum was Sheriff of Ellis County for 20 years. Sheriff McCollum ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 23:07:00

3 found shot to death, suspect in custody

BARDWELL – Three people were killed in a shooting and stabbing Saturday night in Bardwell, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-seven year-old Roberto Costilla ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:40:00

ECSO hosts Hunter Education class

A Hunter Education class was held at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on Oct. 30,  with Texas Parks and Wildlife Division Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:39:00

ECSO K9 Unit provides demonstration for Leadership

Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike McCorkle and his canine, Jax, provided a demonstration at Station 1 to members of Leadership Waxahachie on Nov. 15. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:27:00

Annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County

The Annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County Saturday, Nov. 9,  at  the Civic Center in Waxahachie was attended by more than 1,000 visitors. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:42:00

Tim Berneking seeking Commissioner Pct 2 spot

RED OAK – Tim Berneking announces desire to serve on  Commissioner’s Court. The Ellis County Commissioner Court is made up of four commissioners, each  responsible for ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:41:00

Dog's day in court considered

WAXAHACHIE – A short video presented by County and District Attorney Patrick Wilson during the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:39:00

Duke Burge elected to board of Big Brothers Big Sisters

ELLIS COUNTY— Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce the election of Duke Burge to its Ellis County Regional Board of Directors. Burge begins ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:38:00

Racism, sexism and homophobia alleged in discrimation lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against Red Oak and its former police chief accuses him of harassing black officers and refusing to hire female officers was ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:35:00

Veterans Day 2013 Gallery

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:11:00

Wife shooter gets 5 years

WAXAHACHIE – On Monday, Oct. 28, an Ellis County jury convicted Mahmod Suleiman Qalawi, 44, a butcher from Venus of aggravated assault with a deadly ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:09:00

Silver Alert

RED OAK – On Sunday Nov. 3,  officers from the Red Oak Police Department responded to a missing person call at 508 Bluebonnet.   Upon arrival, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:08:00

Richard Rozier announces bid for County Judge

WAXAHACHIE – Conservative Republican Richard Rozier announced today he will run for Ellis County Judge in the primary election next March.      The Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:07:00

R.C. Lyon announces bid for County Judge

RED OAK – R.C. Lyon formally announces his run for Ellis County Judge in the March 4 GOP primary elections.  Lyon has been a self-employed private ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:05:00

Ellzey announces candidacy for Texas House District 10

Midlothian – Decorated combat veteran and career Naval Aviator, Jake Ellzey, today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Texas House District 10. “For 20 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:04:00

Master Gardener Spotlight

Ellis County Master Gardener, Shirley Campbell was honored last week at the 2013 State MG Conference held in Cameron and Hildalgo Counties.  Shirley’s graphic PowerPoint presentation ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:03:00

Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in Special Olympics of Texas fundraiser

On Friday, Nov. 1, The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak Police Department and Pct. 5 Dallas County Constables recently raised $1,405 for the Special ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:00:00

GREAT PUMPKIN RACE 2013

More than 35 runners/walkers particpated in the Ferris Lion’s Club sponsored Great Pumpkin Race. The Saturday’s event raised $1,700 for the Lions Club. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:52:00

Texas Country Reporter Festival 2013

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:50:00

Italy Homecoming 2013

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:46:00

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