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Ruff house patriarch dies

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressHUTCHINS - After almost 30 years of caring for homeless and society's less fortunate Minnie Alice Walker Ruff, 75, passed away ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2003 00:00:00

Gingerbread Tour of Homes set for June 7-8

Marcus RileyThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - The 35th Annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes will take visitors back 100 years for a living history lesson ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2003 00:00:00

Fourth-place candidate files election protest

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Southern Dallas County is known for election fraud, and Steve Magyar said he's a victim of it, which is ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2003 00:00:00

Waxahachie taxes property, but homeowner not allowed to vote

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Bob Przyblski and his wife take care of Mary Ellen Dale and her farm on Sterret Road, and helps ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2003 00:00:00

TAGG meeting erupts

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Executive Chairman Phillip Lynch erupted after the Ellis County Appraisal District's Review Board had its integrity questioned.Dozens packed a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2003 00:00:00

Appraisal officials grilled by citizens

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A packed house of angry homeowners grilled two of the top Ellis Central Appraisal District officials at a recent ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2003 00:00:00

Officers on alert for seatbelts

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Motorists need to remember to click their seat belts before going for a ride. Law enforcement officials have ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

Midlothian ISD policy controls media, board

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - The school district's media policy needs to be re-examined. If a reporter contacts a school board member, procedure is ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

I-35 crash kills 3

Red Oak PD short-staffedJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - A crash claiming the lives of three people on Interstate Highway 35 Sunday, May 18 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

Council criticizes critical citizen

JIM WILLIAMSStaff WriterHUTCHINS - After listening to citizen Nancy Howell voice complaints about the way the city handled business for nearly a year, council members ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

Oaks Fellowship wants Red Oak to pay for sewer

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Rev. Tom Wilson has had a change of plans.Wilson, pastor at the now-Oak Cliff-based Oaks Fellowship, came before ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

Residents defend ‘garage’ sale rights

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Residents filled the council chambers Monday to debate the new garage sale ordinance and to ask the council to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

Teachers struggle with higher benefit costs

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - State budget cuts will have an enormous impact on local school districts, according to teachers here.Lawmakers in Austin ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2003 00:00:00

Vote recount confirms Ferris incumbent’s win

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Victor Burnett retained his council seat following a recount of the votes on Thursday, May 8.Only 18 votes separated ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Former Wilmer councilman, fire chief involved in altercation

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Election hostilities continued May 8, when an altercation took place at a favored coffee spot.Former councilman Jim Meador was ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Red Oak EDC has 6-figure surplus

New police, fire station $180,000 over budgetJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - The Economic Development Corporation has $900,000 sitting in its bank account, according ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Ferris jail gets updated look

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The Ferris City Jail has received a new updated look. A recent sewer collapse under the slab caused the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Home owners erupt over Alamo Fireworks store

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressOVILLA - Homeowners in the Cumberland Forest addition are worried an Alamo Fireworks store will reduce property values, raise insurance rates ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Residents will ask Ferris to review yard sale decision

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Residents, outraged at the city's new garage sale ordinance, have asked to voice their opposition at next week's city ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Ferris officer’s name engraved on the Texas Peace Officers Memorial wall in Austin

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressAUSTIN - Ferris Police Officer Harry M. 'Marty' Steinfeldt was honored May 5 in Austin during a memorial service to remember ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

SBC tries to condemn business

Midlothian ‘Mom & Pop' fight backJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - Billy and Renee McElheney said they woke up to their worst nightmare last Thanksgiving.Surveyors, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2003 00:00:00

Two Ferris developments get go ahead for next step

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press FERRIS - City council members gave the go-ahead to two housing developers, looking to bring new home subdivisions to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Local Toastmasters forms new club

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Aspiring public speakers will now have an opportunity to give their speeches at the new Toastmasters Club.Waxahachie resident Pat ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

India residents lose power for more than 14 hours

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press INDIA - India residents were plunged into darkness late Sunday night when residents lost all electrical power. 'Power failed around ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

2-1-1 Info line available

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Need to find information, or a telephone number to get information, or referrals for local health and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Wilmer Mayor’s supporters gain two seats

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Supporters of Mayor Linda Root grabbed two of three at-large city council seats Saturday, May 3, but it wasn't ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Waxahachie ISD Former county treasurer top vote-getter Two incumbents ousted

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE- Voters here do not have a short-term memory.Amid a controversial budget deficit, and a failed bond package, voters turned out ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Place 1 council seat to feature run-off

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Mayor Todd Little garnered 119 votes on Saturday, May 3, but residents attempting to stage a write-in campaign ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Former school board member arrested

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Former Ferris School Board member and Ferris resident Lori DAnn Newton, 39, Van Buren Harder Jr., 38, and Van ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Wilmer mayor sues The Ellis County Press

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Mayor Linda Root filed suit against The Ellis County Press, reporter Joey Dauben, and six residents for 'libelous,' 'misleading,' ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2003 00:00:00

Navarro College could annex into Ellis County

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Navarro College could annex into Ellis County and tax residents here without having to secure petition signatures to force ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

Festival booth rental causes controversy

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A dispute occured Saturday, April 26 at the Ferris Brick Festival when event-planners said Danny Sat-terwhite, council-members Victor Bur-nettt ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

Superintendent’s pay adjustment causes stir before elections

JIM WILLIAMSStaff WriterHUTCHINS - Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a pay adjustment from $125,000 to $175,000 per year in a five-year contract ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

Inspection station gears up for AirCheck emissions testing

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Kenny Caldwell has been working around the clock getting vehicles inspected before today's AirCheck emissions testing start-up.Caldwell, who owns ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

Forreston woman missing since April 15

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Janice Lamb, 57, a resident of Forreston, has been missing since April 15, and the Ellis County Sheriff's Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

Candidates ask ‘where’s the money?’

Wilmer officials say audit is misleadingStaff ReportThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Several officials have not been happy with the 'Where's The Mon-ey' campaign signs and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

AirCheck to begin May 1

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - The state's AirCheck auto emissions program goes into effect today.The cost of a vehicle inspection will increase from ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2003 00:00:00

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