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ECP’s top stories of 2003

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press JAN. 2FERRIS OFFICER ACCUSED KILLER INDICTEDFERRIS - Kent Sprouse was indicted by an Ellis County grand jury for the deaths ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/25/2003 00:00:00

Sidewalk renovation to begin in spring

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Construction will begin next spring on the second phase of the historic sidewalk renovation. This phase will include installing ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/25/2003 00:00:00

Environmental crimes unit gets bigger

Infrared cameras to track violatorsJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Ellis County's new environmental crimes unit is starting to resemble the Environmental Protection Agency.With the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/25/2003 00:00:00

Waxahachie being sued over fatal fire

Sokoll: City not responsibleJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - An Arlington law firm has filed suit against the City of Waxahachie for not equipping its ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/25/2003 00:00:00

Parent School Watch formed after incident

Group opposes unconstitutional acts, promotes home schooling JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Linda Gallegos officially launched Parent School Watch, a parent-citizen organization highlighting unconstitutional ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/25/2003 00:00:00

Courthouse chairs ‘for sale’

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Courthouse has chairs available for inscriptions - still.The cost of the engraving - either by a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/25/2003 00:00:00

Public not being informed of school district incidents

Parents creating citizen group to demand accountabilityJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - With situations and events within local school districts now seeping out into ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2003 00:00:00

Garbage rates rise for Ovilla

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressOVILLA - Garbage collection rates again occupied the attention of the Ovilla City Council at their meeting on Dec. 8. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2003 00:00:00

Ferris chief’s job extended

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS -As his 30-day emergency appointment drew to an end, Interim Ferris Police Chief Don Marks was retained as interim police ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2003 00:00:00

Ex-Ferris top cops compensated

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Former Ferris Police Chief Jeff Cottongame and Lt. Sherman Swafford have received their final paychecks from the City of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2003 00:00:00

Red Oak ISD employee sought for child porn

Only special education parents sent letterJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Red Oak Independent School District employee Bruce Largent has been issued a warrant for ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2003 00:00:00

Parent upset over undercover drug sweep

Informant used; lawsuit, picket planned FridayJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A drug 'sweep' by an undercover informant and assistant principal at Waxahachie Junior High ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2003 00:00:00

Reporter threatened after ‘politically incorrect’ story

FERRIS - The Ellis County Press investigative reporter Joey Dauben was threatened after a story highlighting local students' attempts at fighting political correctness on campus ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2003 00:00:00

The Robert Trevino Case

Waxahachie man goes from Vietnam War hero to rapistJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Fred Shannon is back.Shannon, this newspaper's former investigative journalist and senior ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2003 00:00:00

Latest proposal would cost $4.4 million

Laptops for students part of proposed bond packageJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - A proposal to give every student a laptop would cost $4.4 million, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2003 00:00:00

TAGG to resume meetings

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - The Taxpayers Alliance for Good Government will resume meetings beginning in January.Ellis County resident and TAGG co-founder Marshal Evans ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2003 00:00:00

Former chief and lieutenant lose appeal

They maintain their innocenceSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The termination of Ferris' two former top cops was upheld by council members in a special ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2003 00:00:00

Residents, commissioners, kill SSC prison proposal

The Superconducting Super Collider won't be turning into a prison anytime soonJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Facing a packed courtroom Monday, Dec. 8, Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2003 00:00:00

Midlothian man picked for governor’s committee

Purpose of appointment to curb health care expensesJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A Midlothian doctor has been appointed to Gov. Rick Perry's new Pharmaceutical ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2003 00:00:00

Ferris wants MUD district proposal in writing

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A municipal utility district will still be constructed west of Ferris in the county on FM 664 outside the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2003 00:00:00

Ellis Central Appraisal District election changed

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE- Kathy Rodrigue, chief appraiser of the Ellis Central Appraisal District, said the deadline for the election of the Board of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2003 00:00:00

314 homes planned for Beltline Road

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWILMER - BriscoeClark, a Dallas based real estate development company, is planning on building 314 homes on a 56.72- acre lot ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2003 00:00:00

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