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Ferris Newcomer Guide 2013

To download the Ferris Newcomer Guide 2013 please click the links under attachments to the right.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2013 13:20:00

National Preparedness Month

The Texas Civil Defense, in conjunction with the City of Oak Leaf, Texas held a Disaster Preparedness class for citizens of the city of Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:55:00

Court denies sheriff’s request; Request to purchase 7 vehicles to replace aging Crown Victoria’s with 258,000 miles and increasing repair costs, was denied by county commissioners

WAXAHACHIE – In a presentation she titled “Preserving the past, preparing for the future,” Ellis County Judge Carol Bush gave what she later called “a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:53:00

Pitts passes hb 347, expanding protection for school children

AUSTIN – Rep. Jim Pitts passed House Bill 347 during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session.  Effective on Sept. 1,  the new law prohibits drivers from using ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:52:00

Ferris Trade Days No New Taxes Pledge

Ferris Trade Days No New Taxes Pledge James B. Parker, candidate for Ellis Counties House of Representatives District 10, participated in the  Ferris Trade Days ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:51:00

City of Lancaster hosting National Night Out Oct. 1

Lancaster — The City of Lancaster wants you to mark your calendars for National Night Out 2013.  On Tuesday, Oct. 1,  Lancaster communities and the Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:50:00

Groundbreaking

Vintage Bank will hold a groundbreaking ceremony of their future Red Oak location on the Northeast corner of Red Oak Rd &State Highway 342 on ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:48:00

Yellow Cab bandit nabbed; Prosperity Bank robbed

RED OAK – James Milton Bradley, 46, was arrested by Red Oak police on Friday, Sept. 13. Police received a robbery in progress at Prosperity Bank, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:13:00

Palmer Police Officer Recognized

On Friday, Sept. 6, Suzette Pylant presented a certificate of  appreciation to Officer Gilbert Ruiz of the Palmer Police Department. According to Chief Zaidle, Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:12:00

Message to commissioners: Keep existing tax rate

WAXAHACHIE – Citizens of Ellis County sent an implied message of approval to the Commissioners’ Court for its proposal to maintain the existing tax rate ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:11:00

John Wray announces run for State Rep. Dist. 10

WAXAHACHIE – Waxahachie Mayor John Wray today announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for Texas State Representative in the House District that covers Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:09:00

Lancaster names 1st female Chief of Police

LANCASTER – Culminating a national search facilitated by SGR, Lancaster City Manager Opal Mauldin Robertson has selected, Cheryl Wilson to become the next Chief of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:07:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: State Representative District 10

T.J. FABBY   Republican T. J. Fabby announced his candidacy for State Representative in House District 10. Fabby is seeking to replace Jim Pitts, who recently announced his ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 21:02:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: State Representative District 10

Duke Burge Duke Burge of Midlothian announced his intention to seek election in the Republican primary as the Representative for District 10 in the Texas House ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 21:00:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: County Commissioner Pct. 4

KYLE BUTLER Kyle Butler, a life-long resident of Ellis County, grew up on a small farm between Waxahachie and Midlothian.  “I am proud to announce my candidacy ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:58:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: County Commissioner Pct. 4

DAVE VANCE Dave Vance formally announces his bid for Ellis County Commissioner Precinct 4. He will be  seeking election to take the seat of 22-year incumbent ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:45:00

2 public hearings set for Loop 9 Feasibility Study

Public input is sought by the Texas Department of Transportation on the proposed phasing of improvements to Loop 9 from U.S. Highway 67 to Interstate ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:42:00

September is National Preparedness Month Are You Ready?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month and is encouraging individuals to take steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters.  Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:35:00

County approves selling 2 old tractors, purchase of $48,288 new tractor

WAXAHACHIE – Per-haps due to the absence of the county judge, who was reported to be on vacation, the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:32:00

2 suspects sought in armed robbery

LANCASTER – Police are searching for two suspects who robbed the Valero gas station located at 903 N. Dallas Avenue Lancaster on Monday, Aug. 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:12:00

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