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Ennis man indicted on indecency charge

WAXAHACHIE - An Ellis County grand jury has issued an indictment relating to indecency with a child charge against Joaquin Castro Castelan, 27, Ennis.Castelan was ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Midlothian voters pass $29 million bond issue

MIDLOTHIAN - A handful of Midlothian voters approved a $29 million bond issue to refinance the city's debt with Trinity River Authority. The vote was ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Woman charged in fatal Bardwell hit-and-run

WAXAHACHIE - Blooming Grove's Ruth Demint, 57, faces a manslaughter charge from a recent hit-and-run accident in Bardwell that resulted in the death of Amanda ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Man with shotgun shot by Ennis poli

ENNIS - Dennis Alan Roush, 49, Ennis, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault against a public servant.Police were ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Meth lab found in Midlothian

MIDLOTHIAN - Michael Earl Welch, 33, Midlothian, has been charged in relation to the uncovering of a methamphetamine, speed, lab in Ennis on Monday. Justice ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Man allegedly stalking Red Oak woman

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressRED OAK — Cheryl Ward filed an investigative report Aug. 22 with the Ellis County Sheriff's Office alleging Donald Tompkins, 27, of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Disabled vehicle burglarized in Ennis

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressENNIS — Robin Morris, 44, of Kaufman filed a vehicle burglary report Aug. 22 with the Ellis County Sheriff's Office alleging items ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Man accused of fraud on Internet horse sale

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE — Susan Brown, 46, of Doyline, La. filed a complaint Aug. 3 with the Ellis County Sheriff's Office alleging John Seazel ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Sept. 18 hearings set on new tax hike

RUSTY WELLEREllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - With the property tax rate poised to soar again, Ellis County residents will get a chance to speak out on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Gray line: Lisa intent on keeping kids

RUSTY WELLEREllis County PressTwo legal issues combine to keep the John Joe Gray family secluded on its property out of law enforcement's easy reach behind ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Hand allegedly caught in Ferris’ cookie jar; case due Grand Jury

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressFERRIS - From all indications, Ferris Mayor Jimmie Birdwell said Gailen Hand, former municipal court clerk for the city, appeared to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer Council rejects speed limit reduction, safety bumps on College St.

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County PressWILMER - On behalf of citizens living in the College Street area, Mayor Pro-Tem Don Hudson wanted the speed limit lowered or ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Telltale tape: Laughing Curry admits hitting Raney

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorA pickup truck is discovered nose down in a muddy ditch along southbound I-35 after midnight. The badge and ID ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer auditors’ presence requested

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WILMER - In an effort to have its 1999 audit completed, the Wilmer City Council unanimously approved a motion Thursday ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer speaks out on Best Disposal

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WILMER - After a year's worth of service, Wilmer City Council members and citizens had an opportunity to voice compliments ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

County to provide trigger locks to gun owners

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE -- Sources at the Ellis County Sheriff´s Office told the Ellis County Press more than 2,000 trigger locks will soon be ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

New subdivision approved in Red Oak

MIKE SACKETTEllis County PressRED OAK - A proposed new housing preliminary plat subdivision was approved last Monday for medium priced homes in Red Oak. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak Schools focus on character development

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK --A strategic plan created by community members, teachers and administrators lists community service and character development as the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Ferris works smart, tops county report card 

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorWorking smart as well as hard, Ferris Independent School District topped Ellis County's impressive report card for the 1999-2000 school ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Fire marshal says trestle blaze suspicious

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WILMER - Jim Badgett, Dallas County fire marshal, said Monday last week's railroad trestle fire at Ten Mile Creek was ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Police offer valuable insight about teens with firearms.

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressHUTCHINS -- 'I´ll have another one tomorrow, ' a 16-year-old boy told City of Hutchins Police Chief R.D. Hutcherson after police took ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Gray line: Standoff starts another Waco disaster?

JOHN PARSONSSpecial to the Ellis County PressTRINIDAD - Concern over media misinformation on outstanding warrants and a court order is keeping the John Joe Gray ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Waxahachie to study impact fees

MIKE SACKETTEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A request made by City Manager Bob Sokoll to begin preliminary work on a plan to began charging inpact fees ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Supposedly stolen saw solved

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press FERRIS - The mystery of the supposedly stolen saw as solved about 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14 when Mitzi Beldsue ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Sheriff’s officers submit petition for higher pay

WAXAHACHIE - A 30-percent salary increase for Ellis County Sheriff's Department looms for this November's election ballot after a petition with 7,058 signatures was submitted ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Bogged down in procedural confusion

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN -- Members wanted to do the right thing, it seems, but confusion over procedure kept the Midlothian City Council going ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

God moves into open hearts

DANNY IVISON Ellis County PressMONTERREY, MEXICO - When we think of evangelistic crusades we think of stadiums or convention centers brimming with people. We think of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2000 00:00:00

Police offer valuable insight about teens with firearms.

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressHUTCHINS -- 'I´ll have another one tomorrow, ' a 16-year-old boy told City of Hutchins Police Chief R.D. Hutcherson after police took ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Ferris works hard to improve city

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County Press FERRIS -- In a meeting on Monday, August 7, the Ferris City Council found itself in the enviable position of being able ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Budget Amendments pass quietly

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressFERRIS -- There was only one citizen question during a public hearing about amendments to the 1999-2000 budget at the August 7 City ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Alleged tape of Curry incident offered to Grubbs

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County District Attorney Joe Grubbs was offered and declined a tape-recorded conversation of Constable Perry 'Bubba' Curry ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Arson possible cause of trestle fire

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WILMER - Curtis Hall, assistant chief of the Wilmer Fire Department, said arson was said to be the possible cause ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Wilmer residents want bumps in road, but not in their telephone lines

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WILMER - Citizens living on and around College Street said they want bumps in the road. They said they also ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Executive sessions dominate Wilmer agenda for second consecutive council meeting

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press WILMER - For the second meeting in a row, executive sessions regarding personnel took up the largest portion of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

WHS tackles fire’s challenge

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE -- It will be business as usual for Waxahachie High School, in spite of the recent fire that damaged portions ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Smile, you’re on surveillance camera

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press FERRIS - A Cash and Mail Emporium, 209/211 W. Sixth St., has had a few of false alarms from their ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

School´s back!

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorMotorists take note: Schools are back in session across Ellis County next week.Ennis and Ferris children go back to school ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Positive attitudes prevail in Ovilla

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County PressOVILLA -- Positives outweigh the negatives in Ovilla these days, and it seems that Mayor Cindy Jones is at the heart ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Bogged down in procedural confusion

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN -- Members wanted to do the right thing, it seems, but confusion over procedure kept the Midlothian City Council going ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Red Oak to lead county growth

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorWith Red Oak to lead the way, phenomenal growth is predicted for several Ellis County communities over the next quarter ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Preaching paradise in the dump

DANNY IVISONEllis County PressMONTERREY, MEXICO - Bristol Baptist Church's mission team has learned over the last four years to be flexible. Flexibility was the name ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Kenya pastor visits U.S. seeking famine relief

DANNY IVISONEllis County PressBRISTOL, TEXAS -- Pastor Samson Nyameche of Kenya is in the U.S. on a mission of mercy. Three and one half years of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2000 00:00:00

Judge says "building blocks" of character essential to crime free lifestyle

JOHN CAPPSEllis County Press'Remember: It´s better to build boys than to mend men.' -- Horace Heidt, band leader and radio personality, circa 1950.WAXAHACHIE -- Each ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2000 00:00:00

Free electrical fans still available

FERRIS - The elderly, persons with babies and those who are destitute can still obtain electrical fans free of charge at A Cash and Mail ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2000 00:00:00

Ennis citizens ask for help against drugs, prostitution

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press ENNIS - On television recently, someone said to say, 'The War On Drugs,' wasn't correct. To say something to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2000 00:00:00

FBI investigates Constable Curry for reported civil rights violation

Special to the Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - The Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly is looking into a possible civil rights violation involving Ellis County Constable ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2000 00:00:00

Ennis Braum’s robbed

JIM WILLIAMS / Ellis County Press ENNIS - Chief Dale Holt and Lieutenant Detective Ron Roark of the Criminal Investigations Division for the Ennis Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2000 00:00:00

Fires show why burn ban needed

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Managing EditorWAXAHACHIE - Ignorance isn't bliss for Ellis County firefighters who increasingly are braving100-degree temperatures to battle wildfires started by people who ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2000 00:00:00

3 Navarro County escapees caught near Waxahachie

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE -- Ellis County Sheriff´s deputies joined with Texas Rangers and Navarro County Sheriff´s deputies July 24 to apprehend three fugitives after ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

Landlord says tenants’ damage intentional

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE -- Charlie Tricoli filed a report July 24 with the Ellis County Sheriff´s Office alleging his tenants, Jennifer Luna, 20, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

Man breaks up brawl, Is accused of assault

JOHN CAPPSEllis County PressRED OAK -- Sandra Grubbs, 31, accused Carl Webb, 42, of assaulting her on the parking lot of the Happy Days nightclub. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

No structures burned; unlicensed tires fuel fire

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press ENNIS - Although structures were threatened, reportedly none were burned in the huge grass fire Wednesday afternoon, July 26 east ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

Ellis County gets ready to sell SSC property for needed $6 million

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County has two potential buyers interested in its Superconducting Supercollider property, and Judge Al Cornelius now is ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

Food Safety official struggles to keep up with work load

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Uncut grass and illegal dumping are keeping Waxahachie restaurants from being inspected with any regularity.Tangled up in outdoor issues, Environmental ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

The dynamics of addiction

JOHN CAPPSEllis County Press'I was wrong, but I once believed drugs could get me through the times I had no money better than money could ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

Ferris man foils robbery

RUSTY WELLEREllis County Press Managing EditorFERRIS - In no mood for nonsense, Hack Williford refused to take the bait Sunday night and foiled a robbery ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

Abstinence is the law, but are we complying?

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressThe Texas State Legislature thinks abstinence from sexual activity before marriage is an idea whose time has come - again. According to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2000 00:00:00

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