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Judge Barton dies of cancer

Special to the Ellis County PressKELLER - District Judge Jon Barton, brother of U.S. Representative Joe Barton, died Saturday at at his home. He was ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

Ferris council requests voluntary conservation

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressFERRIS - City officials say it's time to remind the people to conserve water.'We've cracked the magic number,' said Public Works Director ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

Sleuthing gets mowers back for Hutchins

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorHUTCHINS - Victims of a string of lawn mower thefts didn't expect to get their property back. They just wanted ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

Hiring & firing, Wilmer council back in form

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County Press WILMER - Citizens conceded their tax money was at work last Thursday as the City Council appeared to revert back to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

Numbers adding up in favor of Sheriff´s Department raise

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorWAXAHACHIE - Numbers are adding up in favor of the Sheriff's Department drive for 30-percent raises:-- A petition drive reportedly ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

County opts for new tax office computers

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorWAXAHACHIE - No pressing need was established and few questions were asked, but the Ellis County Commissioners Court approved a ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

No rationing by Rockett: ´It does no good´

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorRED OAK -- Water rationing sounds good on paper. But, despite repeated efforts, it hasn't paid off for Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2000 00:00:00

Two fires within 4 days at Waxahachie High School

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - While investigators were investigating one fire last Friday morning at Waxahachie High School, firefighters battled another blaze there ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak to take abstinence-based, parental-choice approach next year

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressRED OAK -- A new abstinence-based curriculum was approved by Red Oak ISD to teach Red Oak students about human sexuality and ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

“No boys with bleached hair,” say Red Oak coaches

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK -- A new rule only for boys generated a spirited discussion at the Board of Trustees meeting for ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak holds on gas distribution rate change

MIKE SACKETT Ellis County Press RED OAK - Members of the Red Oak council are taking a wait and see attitude on TXU's requested increase to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

New Restaurant Evaluation System causes some confusion

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressWe're all familiar with the old, 100-point scoring system - just like back in school. When we go to a restaurant and look ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

Health Inspector tangled up

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County's Environmental Health Inspector, Pete Morales, is tangled up in uncut grass and other outdoor issues this time ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

Ferris firm seeks to fan away heat’s dangers

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorFERRIS - A gray-haired man patiently sits in his old car at night until his house cools off enough for ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

Anyone can be immunized at no or low cost

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press ENNIS - Anyone could take advantage of the Outreach Health Services immunization program at no cost or a nominal fee ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/20/2000 00:00:00

Discontent prevails in Wilmer

DIANA BUCKLEY/Elli s County Press WILMER - The citizens of Wilmer can agree on only one thing - no one is happy. 'I know I'm ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

Busted software pirates walk plank in Texas

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorYo, ho, ho! Software pirates in Ellis County may soon walk a financially painful plank as others have across Texas.The ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

First Baptist Church of Ferris considers opening school

by Diane du ClairFerris City Council unanimously approved referral to the Planning and Zoning Commission of a request from the First Baptist Church for a ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

Bids being accepted for Ferris street repairs

by Diane du Clair Ferris City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City to receive sealed bids for street improvements Phase II and IV in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

Groups encouraged to perform at Aug. 12 festival

Special to the Ellis County Press RED OAK - Red Oak High School's Class of 2001 will host an all-day music festival and craft fair ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

County offers little hope for residents to counter flooding

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorWAXAHACHIE - Governmental log jam took on a new meaning at Monday's Commissioners Court meeting. Residents along Red Oak Creek ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

Promise to God spawns clinic

DANNY IVISON/Ellis County PressPALMER - A desire to help people and a promise to God has culminated in a new health clinic for the residents ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

Brickyard’s No. 10 wet, wild

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorFERRIS - Unforgettable. Frightening. One of a kind. Historic.No. 10 at the Old Brickyard Golf Course has been described as ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/13/2000 00:00:00

Here´s how to stay cool when it´s hot outside

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorHealth is as hot an issue as the temperature outside. The old saying is true: 'You don't know what you've ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

Busted software pirates walk plank in Texas

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorYo, ho, ho! Software pirates in Ellis County may soon walk a financially painful plank as others have across Texas.The ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

Ferris Downtown Association revamps with success in 2000

By Sheila Hatfield /Ellis County Press FERRIS - With one major success under their belts and several new innovative ideas in the works, the revamping ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

Sensible parenting emphasized for reducing crime

JOHN CAPPS /Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Area peace officers believe sensible parenting is a critical factor in our hope to reduce crime. In ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

Ellis County declared disaster area

WAXAHACHIE - In wake of June's flooding, Ellis County has been declared a disaster area eligible for $350,000 in federal funds.'Many of our citizens experienced ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

TXU wants to hike natural gas 7.86%

ELLIS COUNTY - TXU Gas filed a request for an average 7.86 percent natural gas rate increase with city councils of 13 Ellis County communities ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

Stats prove 287 Bypass dangerous

RUSTY WELLER/Ellis County Press Managing EditorENNIS - Statistics show what people who live near the Highway 287 Bypass long have claimed -- it's a dangerous ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2000 00:00:00

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