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Appraisal hike, less help part of Ellis´ plan?

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorNeed a large amount of money in a short amount of time? Easy! Just increase revenue and decrease spending.That may ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

New jail named for McCollum

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County's yet-to-be-built detention center was named for former sheriff Wayne McCollum in a dedication ceremony Monday during the Commissioners Court meeting. McCollum, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Palmer Police Department starts House Watch Program

With vacation time at hand, the Palmer Police Department is announcing a 'House Watch Program' available to citizens of Palmer. The 'House Watch Program' is ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Loose dogs, mower thefts plague Hutchins

RUSTY WELLEREllis Count Press Managing EditorHUITCHINS - It's easy to tell the end of the workweek here, some residents say. Just look for loose dogs.After ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Uniforms out for Ferris next year

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County Press FERRIS - The issue of Ferris Elementary School uniforms failed miserably among Ferris Independent School District Board of Trustees last Tuesday ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Sheriff´s deputies demand 30% raise

RUSTY WELLER Ellis County Press Managing Editor WAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Sheriff's Department is an all-too-successful law enforcement training school for surrounding cities, Charles ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Bids for Waxahachie sewer project approved

MIKE SACKETTEllis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Circle H Contractors, being the low bidder, was approved for the construction of three sewer projects budgeted for this year. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Ka-Boom!

Better safe than sorry with fireworks this 4th Special to the Ellis County Press Picnics, parades, family gatherings and fireworks mark many traditional Independence Day ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2000 00:00:00

Items tabled by Wilmer City Council until July 6 meeting

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County Press WILMER - The Wilmer City Council did, in fact, hold regular session Thursday night, June 15 in front of a small ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer Council names city projects for county money

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County Press WILMER - Wilmer City Council voted unanimously to approve $160,075 available in Community Development Block Grant funds from Dallas County to ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2000 00:00:00

79-year-old man stands off drug crazed intruder

JOHN CAPPSEllis County Press Midlothian - Gerald Merrick Easter, b/m, 24, of Austin was arrested June 11 by the Ellis County Sheriff´s department for criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2000 00:00:00

Speed limit on Ovilla Road reduced

MIKE SACKETTEllis County Press RED OAK - Police Chief Doug McHam presented council members and staff with a triffic study prepared by the Texas Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer City Council meetings take on new look in more ways than one

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County Press WILMER - City council meetings at Wilmer have taken on a new look - more than just a couple of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2000 00:00:00

Kim Edward making move for music fame

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing Editor WAXAHACHIE -- Chow time on the trail ride meant trouble for 8-year-old Kim Edward. There weren't enough paper plates ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2000 00:00:00

Palmer supports police department

MIKE SACKETTEllis County PressPALMER -'We are in favor of the police department-We think they are doing a good job.' This was the only official comment ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Mice, mold and crickets do damage to Ferris Library

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorThe mice, mold and crickets are under control. It's time, says Marcie Campbell, to make the Ferris Library a pleasant ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Eighty foot net keeps golf balls ‘on course’

DANNY IVISONEllis County PressFERRIS - Old Brickyard Golf Course has become more visible from Interstate 45 and safer for motorists. America's Nationwide Netting, Inc. has ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Waxahachie man accused of alleged child molestation

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressWaxahachie - Parents of a five-year-old female child filed charges June 2 with the Ellis County Sheriff´s Office alleging aggravated sexual assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Gateways to crime

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Are small offenses frequently a gateway to crimes of a more serious nature by the offender? ---- Sadly, this ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Ferris man faces several sex-related charges

FERRIS - Indictments have been returned against Jimmy Leo Anderson, Ferris, on several sex-related incidents by the Ellis County grand jury.Sexual performance by a child, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Man indicted for shaking a baby

RED OAK - A Red Oak man, Sergio Colunga, 26, has been indicted by the Ellis County grand jury on the first degree felony charge ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Ennis man in custody for indecent exposure

Staff reportENNIS - Joaquin Castro Castelan, 27, of Ennis has been arrested a second time for indecent exposure. He was charged with a Class B ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer fails to meet for 6th time since March

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressWILMER - Another water haul to Wilmer.It´s been said before about Wilmer, what if there was a city council meeting and no ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

Local developer donates buildings for Ferris museum

Sheila HatfieldEllis County PressFERRIS - As an ever-increasing number of visitors filter through the city seeking information about their ancestors, long-time plans to build a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

German Jew asks for help to honor U.S.

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressENNIS - In a special solo sung by Robert Brazier, minister of music at Anthony Drive Baptist Church, during the Sunday morning ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

New water, sewer rates official for Ennis

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressENNIS - New water and sewer rates for the city of Ennis were made official on 'second reading' by its commission during ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak youth drowned in pond

OHN CAPPSEllis County PressRed Oak - Ryan Lazenby, 16, of Red Oak accidentally drowned May 29 while swimming with friends in a pond at a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

Man arrested for eleven traffic warrants

OHN CAPPSEllis County PressHutchins - Hutchins police arrested an alleged repeat traffic offender with eleven outstanding warrants on May 27. Gerald D Fulcher, 24, reportedly had ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

Thunderstorms bring flooding to area

DANNY IVISON - Ellis County PressTorrential downpours Sunday flooded roadways, businesses and homes in Ellis County.Unofficially six to nine inches of rain fell Sunday during ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/08/2000 00:00:00

Ferris School Board tables issue of uniforms

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press FERRIS - Parents had hoped for a decision before the end of this school year concerning possible uniforms at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Palmer Middle School students soar on achievement test

DANNY IVISONEllis County PressPALMER - Palmer Middle School Principal Brad Burns praised his students at the eighth grade awards ceremony May 26 for averaging ninety ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Lowe lays down law on citizens’ requests

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressWILMER - Tonight when the Wilmer City Council meets at the community center behind the police station citizens must be listed on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Gulf War syndrome dizziness linked to nerve gas

MINDY BAXTERDALLAS - Gulf War veterans who complain of dizziness showed results similar to victims of the Tokyo subway nerve-gas attack, according to a recent study ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Grasshopper outbreak predicted to be a whopper

DANNY IVISONEllis County Press Grasshoppers by the millions have hatched in Ellis County. Trees, shrubs, grass and crops are in danger this summer according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Ennis woman arrested for strong-armed robbery

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressENNIS - Bonnie Toney, 22, of Ennis was being held in the Ellis County Jail for her alleged involvement in what police ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak man allegedly stabbed neighbor

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressRed Oak - A dispute between occupants of adjacent residences accelerated to a level of violence that culminated in an alleged knife ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Man allegedly stabbed and robbed of cash

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressBardwell - Timmy Aguilar, 33, of Ennis, was treated for knife wounds following an alleged aggravated robbery on May 20 in a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Panties allegedly stolen from residence

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressMidlothian - Unknown suspect(s) allegedly entered a Midlothian residence on May 21 while the occupants were away and took two pairs of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Ellis County divorces equal marriage licenses.

Waxahachie - If a comparison of marriage license issues and divorce filings was a competitive event in Ellis County, the week ending May 19th finished ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

Bristol’s Field of Dreams

BRISTOL - He built it and they came. Thousands upon thousands of people of all ages have played, watched, won, lost, cried and rejoiced summer ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/01/2000 00:00:00

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