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Recruiting teachers challenge for districts

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Officials say recruiting teachers is among the top challenges facing school districts in the state. 'We started ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

New Ferris school plans to be final in January

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press FERRIS - Plans for the new second- and third-grade campus could be final when the Ferris Independent School District Board ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Waxahachie ISD interested in statewide calendar limits

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - At least one school district in Ellis County supports legislation to set statewide parameters for school calendars. 'I ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

County´s school districts claim they´re ready for crisis

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - A 16-year-old DeSoto girl was recently arrested for bringing a gun to school. Friends said she intended ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Keeton new director for Committee on aging

Special to the Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Committee on Aging Board accepted the resignation of Johnny Grant effective Nov. 15 and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Deadline for SBA´s disaster loan Jan. 8

Special to the Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Businesses throughout Ellis County have until Jan. 8, 2001 to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Interdiction unit proves to be success until . . .

RODNEY RAMSEY When we first started the interdiction unit on the highway, no one really knew exactly just what to do. I had been in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Chief Hutcherson leaving Hutchins

JOHN CAPPS Ellis County Press HUTCHINS - Chief of Police Ricky D. Hutcherson announced he is leaving Hutchins after 14 years with the department. Hutcherson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

All the rage: Survey takes look at cell phones, driving habits

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE — A recent survey released by Progressive Auto Insurance claims '69.4 percent of Texans say they eat behind the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Glenn Heights City Council explodes in controversy

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press GLENN HEIGHTS - With the mayor and four other members of the city council facing a recall election, City Manager ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Press accepts credit cards

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press FERRIS - Publisher Charles Hatfield announced the Ellis County Press is now able to accept MasterCard and VISA. 'Readers can ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Old Ranel McCoy felt need to settle scores

JOHNathan CAPPS Ellis County Press Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned the McCoy family and their allies rallied around their patriarchal ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Al’s tactics worry rollback leaders

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Rollback petitions containing 8,740 signatures were presented to County Administrative Assistant Delton Ake on Friday, Dec. 22. Ake ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2000 00:00:00

Ground broken for county justice center

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - County officials tossed around a little physical dirt and a little verbal dirt on Thursday, Dec. 12 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2000 00:00:00

The beginning, how it all started

RODNEY RAMSEY I had decided to go back to school to pursue new interest. I had applied at Baylor School of Radiology, but my chances ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2000 00:00:00

School cancellation alert system applauded

Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - School district officials say the first run of a new system for notifying families about school cancellations was a success. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2000 00:00:00

Replat proposal draws fire from property owners

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - A group of citizens turned out for the regular session of the Ellis County Commissioners' Court to lodge ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2000 00:00:00

Authorities have suspects in dog-skinning case

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press FERRIS - An Alvis Lane family was devastated on Dec. 12 when their eight-year-old chocolate Labrador was found mutilated in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2000 00:00:00

Don’t believe what they say

Word is circulating around Ellis County if the current county tax rollback petition is successful, the sky will...well, will essentially fall. Hark! Who might be ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2000 00:00:00

Old Ranel swears vengeance

JOHNathan CAPPS Ellis County Press Continued from last issue Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned three sons of ‘Old Ranel' McCoy ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2000 00:00:00

Let’s hear the truth

RODNEY RAMSEY Special to the Ellis County Press I have sat by and listened to all of the denials, lies and misleading statements until now. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2000 00:00:00

Commissioner opposes construction contract

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - There was only one voice of dissension Monday as county commissioners voted to award a contract for construction ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2000 00:00:00

Tax rollback flap

Ellis County Judge Al Cornelius has been quoted as saying the current county tax rollback petition effort is not really about taxes, but power and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2000 00:00:00

Control cited for Red Oak annexation plans

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK - Control seems to be the main reason behind the city's methodical 'involuntary annexation' plan. In a letter ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2000 00:00:00

Groves could go on trial in March

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - The trial of Gary Charles Groves, 21, of Ferris, indicted in the murder of Charity Sue Comes, 14, of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2000 00:00:00

Ennis player arraigned for leaving fatality

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press ENNIS - Marlon Jones, an Ennis High football player, was the driver of a vehicle involved in a Nov. 27 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2000 00:00:00

Van Horn has different view of government

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press AVALON - Despite 22 days in jail, Fredrick Van Horn still is committed to educating the public about problems he ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2000 00:00:00

Preacher Anse predicted bloodshed

JOHNathan CAPPS Ellis County Press Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned Ellison Hatfield died in August of 1882, two days after ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2000 00:00:00

Officer finds he’s guilty until proven innocent

RODNEY RAMSEY Special to the Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - This month holds a special anniversary date for me. Dec. 7 is an historic ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2000 00:00:00

Judge Al sparks rollback flap

RUSTY WELLER Ellis County Press Managing Editor WAXAHACHIE - Opposition is mounting against an Ellis County tax-rate rollback vote. Signature forms reportedly are disappearing, causing ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak annexation angers Deer Creek residents

RUSTY WELLER Ellis County Press Managing Editor RED OAK - Deer Creek residents just want to be left alone. But the unincorporated subdivision is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2000 00:00:00

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