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Iraq Facts:

Nations Capital: BaghdadGovernment Type: RepublicIndependence: Oct. 3, 1932 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration) National holiday: Anniversary of the Revolution (July 17, 1968) ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/27/2003 00:00:00

Brief Iraq economic history

The Ba'thist regime engages in extensive central planning and management of industrial production and foreign trade while leaving some small-scale industry and services and most ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/27/2003 00:00:00

Residents: Anti-war protesters not helping

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Yellow ribbons are snug tightly around residents' mailboxes, trees and car antennas to show appreciation for the men ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/27/2003 00:00:00

Ferris schedules prayer rally for troops

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - In support of our boys and girls fighting for freedom halfway across the world the City of Ferris and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/27/2003 00:00:00

City, school races listed

BardwellMayor - P.W. Gentry, 70, Ennis ISDCouncil at-large - Alvy Collins (I), 76, not available; Becky Cryer (I), 59, retired; Alvie Hollinsworth, 39, not available; ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/27/2003 00:00:00

‘Round II’ expected in school bond elections

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - Taxpayers are relishing their victories over the recent bond election defeats in the Waxa-hachie and Midlothian school districts.But that ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/27/2003 00:00:00

Red Oak, Waxahachie declare March 20 as Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

DALLAS - Todd Little, mayor of the City of Red Oak, and Joe Jenkins, mayor of the City of Waxahachie, have invited all adults to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/20/2003 00:00:00

It’s expo time again

SHERRY LONG The Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY—Area youth will converge on Waxahachie for the 14th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo March 25 - March 29 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/20/2003 00:00:00

Red Oak police seek identity of bank robbery suspect

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Police department officials are asking the public to help identify and capture the man who robbed MainBank last ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/20/2003 00:00:00

Developer refuses to negotiate Ferris planned development

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A homebuilder, represented by Terry Weaver, refused to negotiate with Ferris City Council members during a city council meeting ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/20/2003 00:00:00

Mayor’s husband involved in ‘volatile’ confrontation with council member

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Mayor Linda Root's husband, Jim, was involved in a 'volatile' confrontation with Council member Don Hudson, his wife Diane, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/20/2003 00:00:00

Feds crack down on dumping site near Palmer

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Agents with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms aided county officials in shutting ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/20/2003 00:00:00

Federal mandates straining taxpayers

ADA, EPA laws force county to complyJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Federal regulations are killing local taxpayers.'It's an inconvenience for us,' said Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Ennis youth’s suicide stuns community

Sherry LongThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Brandon S. Sifuentes, 19, was found in front of his home Saturday, March 8 dead from an apparent suicide. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Fatal crash occurs in Hutchins

JIM WILLIAMSStaff WriterHUTCHINS - Gary Thomas Speirs II, 30, an off-duty Cockrell Hill volunteer fire-fighter who lived in Grand Prairie, was killed at approximately 2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Red Oak bank robbed

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - MainBank on Interstate Highway 35 was robbed Tuesday, March 11 around noon, police officials said.According to Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Loan scams hit county

‘Work at Home' pyramids also exposedSHEILA HATFIELDThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Marilyn Mack was too informed to fall victim to a loan scam recently ran ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Robbers target Ellis County’s new homes

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Numerous homes are being burglarized even before people move in, and it has local builders searching for how ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Ellis County’s Gingerbread House

Defending those too small to defend themselvesSherry LongThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Imagine after being sexual assaulted, sitting alone in a dark and cold ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/13/2003 00:00:00

Hutchins splits on 2 special use permits

JIM WILLIAMSStaff WriterHUTCHINS - Citizens living here will have a solid waste transfer center.They will not have a youth development center.City council unanimously approved one ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

Ferris sports group asks for pole repair

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A pole split down the middle is leaning on the fence near the first base line of the city's ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

Reporter named journalism finalist

Staff ReportFERRIS - The Ellis County Press reporter Joey Dauben has been named a top 35 finalist in the Felix Morley Journalism Competition, a contest ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

Manufacturing plant brings 200 new jobs to area

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Cardinal Coated Glass Inc. is expanding into Waxahachie with assistance from a $750,000 grant awarded to the city from ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

Red Oak man shoots mother with BB gun

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Shooting victim, Juana Escobar, 55 was treated and released Sunday at Lancaster Medical Center. According to Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

$99.95 million bond election rejected Midlothian taxpayers fight back

Staff reportMIDLOTHIAN - The taxpayers have finally spoken.Midlothian school district voters rejected a $99.95 million bond proposal Saturday, March 1, a plan that would have ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

Draft bill proposed in Congress

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressENNIS - A draft bill has been proposed in Congress, but has failed to attract media attention.It did, however, get the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

European Union seeks U.S. water, public service rights

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressUNITED STATES - The 15-member European Union has requested the U.S. government allow them to take over water and sewer systems ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/06/2003 00:00:00

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