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County selects members of redistricting committee

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - County Commissioners approved a list of 11 committee members and four alternates for a Re-Districting Advisory Committee in a special ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Road to Red Oak growth strands annexed firm

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK - City officials are moving forward with their ambitious annexation plans, promising to improve the quality of services ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

HILCO crews help out after storm Special to the Ellis County Press

ELLIS COUNTY - When severe December ice storms left many homes and businesses in North and East Texas without power, HILCO Electric Cooperative answered requests ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Ferris ISD recognizes school board members

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press FERRIS - Ferris Independent School District Board of Trustees were recognized during their regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 16 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Timmermann named new WJHS principal

WAXAHACHIE - Superintendent Bobby Parker Jr. recently named Debbie Timmermann as Waxahachie Junior High principal, replacing Tom McLemore who was placed on administrative leave with ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Many students need current shot records

WAXAHACHIE - Health officials are advising parents of Waxahachie Independent School District students to make certain their children are current in required shots. A registered ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Midlothian parents access students’ homework on net

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - All is not lost now when your child leaves his or her homework assignments and materials at school. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Red Oak school gives $3,000 to Helping Hands

Special to the Ellis County Press RED OAK - When North Ellis County Outreach was vandalized two weeks before Christmas, Red Oak Junior High's Student ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Van Horn gets counsel; trial date set

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Fredrick Marshal Van Horn appeared in court before Judge Bob Carroll again on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and told ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Hot development on cold night

RODNEY RAMSEY Special to the Ellis County Press One in a series When I arrived at the scene where Raney´s truck had been found, I ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

New Ferris plant worries resident

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK - A Houston company plans to build a generating plant near the intersection of Nokomis and Stainback Roads. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Memorable mistake takes root from free tree episode

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - The Navajo people of Northern Arizona have a tradition about mistakes that appeals to me. It says every work of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Phillips steps up raids; Bad Jim Vance killed

JOHNathan CAPPSEllis County Press Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned the Hatfield faction retaliated against McCoy-sponsored raids into West Virginia by ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

WAXAHACHIE – An Ellis County Grand Jury indicted three Ennis teens in connection with an armed robbery at an Ennis restaurant.

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Take a scoop of natural talent, mix it with a large quantity of dedication, stir in a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

3 Ennis teens indicted over Braum’s robbery

WAXAHACHIE - An Ellis County Grand Jury indicted three Ennis teens in connection with an armed robbery at an Ennis restaurant. Kerry Kydel Jenkins, 19, Tara ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Waxahachie man shot in escalated argument 

WAXAHACHIE - An early morning argument escalated into a shooting that sent a 28-year-old man to Baylor Medical Center with a .22 caliber gunshot wound ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Glenn Heights recall vote slated March 17

GLENN HEIGHTS - Voters will decide on March 17 whether or not to remove Mayor Mary Coffman and city council members Jesus Humphrey, June Johnson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Red Oak police seek help with suspects ID

RED OAK - The Red Oak Police Department is seeking asistance from the public in identifying two suspects who robbed the Texaco Star Mart on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Shots fired as suspect drives from drug bust

Special to the Ellis County Press RED OAK - An undercover drug bust turned into a dangerous scene from a Hollywood movie when a suspect ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Navarro, Price question rollback result

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - County officials fear voters may make an uninformed choice in the rollback election set for Saturday, March 3 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2001 00:00:00

Commissioners urge parents to work with school boards

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - In a proclamation designating January as School Board Recognition Month in Ellis County, county commissioners highlighted the importance of open ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Desire for taxpayer money fuels increased abortions

GEORGIA FITZHUGH Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - The desire for taxpayer money appears to be the driving force behind abortion in Texas. 'It's all ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Trains disregard traffic concerns

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press FERRIS - Trains parked across city streets, with traffic lining up for blocks is a too-familiar scene in Ellis County. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Ennis council OKs TXU Gas item

JIM WILLIAMSEllis County Press ENNIS - The Ennis City Commission unanimously gave approval to Texas Utilities Gas to construct, maintain, and operate pipelines and equipment ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Ovilla appoints Gonzales acting chief of police

GEORGIA FITZHUGH Ellis County Press OVILLA - Lt. Sal Gonzales was unanimously selected acting police chief by the Ovilla City Council at its Jan. 8 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

County officials, area merchants at odds over filming companies

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Government officials and area merchants are on opposite sides of the table when it comes to film crews on location ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Ennis begins approval of 20-year plan for future

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press ENNIS - Amidst a lengthy discussion involving citizens Bill Moore and Scott Rider, the Ennis City Commission Monday night unanimously ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Hatfields answer, burn McCoy cabin

JOHNathan CAPPS Ellis County Press Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned the governors of Kentucky and West Virginia threatened military action ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Dope-y move: Examining cocaine kilo not so smart

RODNEY RAMSEYSpecial to the Ellis County Press One in a series When I arrived at Constable Bubba Curry's office, there was a whole herd of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Friendship, faith helped Arriaga choose life

GEORGIA FITZHUGH Ellis County Press FERRIS - During a troubled time in her life, Fina Arriaga had a friend. And that made the difference. Today, Fina wants to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

DART line interests Red Oak

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressRED OAK - At a council meeting on Jan. 8, Mayor Todd Little announced discussions with DART about plans to extend light ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

English, Red Cross comfort county

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press FERRIS - Barefoot and shivering in the wintry rain, the 69-year-old man stared at a lone axle, the only thing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Scare tactics mount as vote set

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - With officials continuing to release dire predictions, the Ellis County tax-rollback will go to a vote of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/17/2001 00:00:00

Fast-talking mayor misquoted

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK - Mayor Todd Little said he was misquoted in an article printed in the Jan. 4 issue of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

New cookie to fuel Girl Scouts’ drive for Sea World prize

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press ENNIS - With their eyes on a trip to Sea World, Girl Scout Troop No. 1418 is looking for record-breaking ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

Open season on McCoys after cash bounty on Hatfields

JOHNathan CAPPS Ellis County Press Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned numerous indignities were suffered by each side following provocations by ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

TXU power line moving Ferris-Red Oak heliport

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press FERRIS - The heliport shared by the cities of Ferris and Red Oak is temporarily closed and will soon be ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

Answering call for help lights fuse

RODNEY RAMSEY Special to the Ellis County Press I had been with the DEA task force for a little more than a year when Chief ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

RITALIN RIDDLE: Self- or social control being used at schools? 

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press AUSTIN - The State Board of Education has declared it is time for school districts to 'become aware of and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

Taking precautions : Escapees on loose keeping police, people wary in county

RUSTY WELLER Ellis County Press Managing Editor GLENN HEIGHTS — Guns drawn, police officers tactically approached the shop's front door. A silent alarm had signaled ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2001 00:00:00

Clock running on rollback check?

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - County officials have delayed turning over 541 sheets of signatures to elections officials, and also appear to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Ennis P&Z to consider city’s long term plan

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press ENNIS - Should the Ennis Planning and Zoning Board give its approval Monday, Jan. 8 for the city's 'Comprehensive Plan, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Ferris retiree Cousins eyes run at council

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press FERRIS - Retiring public works department employee Kenneth Cousins said he will continue to live in the city and hopes ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Finch calls it quits after 18 years

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County PressFERRIS - After 18 years of service to the city, Police Investigator Sue Finch is calling it quits. 'We appreciate you as ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Ferris ISD seeks suggestions for naming new campus

JIM WILLIAMS Ellis County Press FERRIS - During the Ferris Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 19 at the FISD ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Raney given chance

RODNEY RAMSEY Special to the Ellis County Press When Steve Raney initially asked to join our interdiction unit, I had my reservations. I had known ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Romance prevailed despite conflict

JOHNathan CAPPS Ellis County Press Continuing with our account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, we learned that the feud leaders, Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Groves won’t face capital murder charge

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Prosecutors say they don't have enough evidence against Gary Groves to upgrade to a charge of capital murder, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Gravel supplier out due to tie to Waller

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Marion Sand and Gravel was removed from a list of suppliers just before a vote of approval during ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

Red Oak annexation ‘no laughing matter’

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Press RED OAK - It took only seven minutes for the Red Oak City Council to rubber stamp six ordinances to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2001 00:00:00

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