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Sign Wars

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - The most evident characteristic of a political campaign is the yard sign. With the May 3 election just ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Ferris to celebrate ‘brick’ history Saturday

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Persons young and old will pack downtown Ferris, Saturday, April 26 for Ferris third annual brick festival. The day ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Auto emissions violators to get financial assistance

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Residents who do not pass a new batch of emissions-control regulations and cannot otherwise afford to bring their ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Ferris families restricted to three yard sales a year

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Persons conducting yard sales in the city of Ferris must now apply for a permit and not hold sales ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Neighbors complain of foul smells from human sludge

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Neighbors of Southcreek Ranch along Malloy Bridge Road, just east of Interstate 45, are concerned about a possible health ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Ovilla Mayor nixes candidate forum

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressOVILLA - 'We will not be having a forum this year,' announced Mayor Bill Turner in answer to his challenger's request ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Ferris drug arrest made on Fifth Street

Vintage autos impoundedSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Waxahachie resident Virgil Ray Ledbetter, 48, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine under one gram ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2003 00:00:00

Ferris league hosts opening day ceremonies

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Bats were swinging and balls flying at the second annual Ferris Baseball and Softball Association's Opening Day ceremonies, Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

Emergency management, health official named

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Two men will be working together to help solve Ellis County's needs in case of a biological or chemical ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

The Ellis County Press named Wilmer official newspaper – again

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWILMER - The Ellis County Press has been named the city's official newspaper again after council members and citizens voiced their ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

Hutchins Newsletter editor acuses council of illegal zoning notice

JIM WILLIAMSSports EditorHUTCHINS - Despite its unanimous approval by city council Monday, April 7, Nancy Howell maintained the city had still not complied with everything ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

Bomb threat suspect on 24-hour house arrest

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Court Law No. 2 Judge Gene Calvert ordered a Ennis High School juvenile bomb-threat suspect to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

New Red Oak apartment complex gets go-ahead

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - A 288-unit apartment complex behind Brookshire's grocery store got the go-ahead from city officials Monday, April 14.The units ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

County fights dumping

Environmental police to helpJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County officials are serious about fighting environmental crimes, and they have a new law enforcement ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

Train derails in Hutchins

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press HUTCHINS - A Union Pacific train derailed in the 1400 block of Miller's Ferry Road between Palestine and Wintergreen at ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2003 00:00:00

Council approves preliminary plat for Ferris new homes

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - City council members unanimously approved a new preliminary plat for a Shaw Creek Ranch, a subdivision of new homes ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2003 00:00:00

Companies recognized for diversity

WAXAHACHIE - The American Diversity Association presented awards to employers and employees who have demonstrated their determination and willingness to promote diversity in the workplace ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2003 00:00:00

City annexations to become more difficult

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - City annexations will be much harder, thanks to a bill co-authored by state Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie.The proposed ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2003 00:00:00

Road checkpoints coming

MADD: ‘Drivers better be ready'JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Anyone driving on a public roadway in Ellis County would be subjected to ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2003 00:00:00

Night court is considered by commissioners

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Holding meetings at night has divided the Ellis County Commissioner's Court, but it's something citizens have wanted.Currently, commissioners meet ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2003 00:00:00

Waxahachie ISD made ‘error’ in deficit report

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - At first, officials with the Waxahachie Independent School District forecasted a $2.45 million budget deficit after a February bond ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/03/2003 00:00:00

Daniel’s Den pledges to ‘Knock out hunger’

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County's Homeless group Daniel's Den Ministries has formed an alliance with the Feinstein Foundation to end hunger. During ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/03/2003 00:00:00

NASA’s Columbia material search enters eighth week

Carol Grey HonzaSpecial to The Ellis County Press Don't be alarmed at the sight of low-flying helicopters in the Ellis County area! The helicopters are ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/03/2003 00:00:00

Palmer holds city wide garage sale

Mark VarselThe Ellis County PressPALMER - At the urging of longtime resident Elizabeth Penny, Palmer City Council recently agreed to a one-day suspension of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/03/2003 00:00:00

Bomb threat rattles Ennis ISD

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Police and fire department personnel were dispatched to Ennis Junior High and Ennis High School after a 9-1-1 call ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/03/2003 00:00:00

Mayor vetoes decision on new development

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Mayor Jimmie Birdwell has overruled his council's decision to hold a new housing developer to current zoning restrictions, which ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/03/2003 00:00:00

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