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Funfair offers info for families

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A Nursing Mothers and Families Funfair will be held at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Thursday, Aug. 7 from ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2003 00:00:00

Charges dropped for mother accused of assaulting daughter’s attackers

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressHUTCHINS - A Hutchins mother was elated and 'praising Jesus,' after assault charges were dropped against her Tuesday.Mary Ross said the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2003 00:00:00

Norman gets life for attack on Maypearl girl

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A jury in the 40th District Court sentenced Corey Shane Norman, 21, to life in prison Friday morning after ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2003 00:00:00

Supplies available for low-income families

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - As the long summer vacation winds down for teachers and students, it's time for parents to start stocking ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2003 00:00:00

Annual tax free holiday begins Aug. 1

Shoppers get your carts ready ... on your mark ... go!SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - As the fifth annual tax free holiday Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2003 00:00:00

Grand openings held

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - If new business openings is any indication - Ellis County seems to be experiencing an economic boom. A ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2003 00:00:00

Ovilla officers commended

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressOVILLA - Ovilla Police Chief Michael Moon commended several officers for their work at the Ovilla City Council's regular meeting on ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Local girl accuses former Palmer officer of propositioning her

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressPALMER - A local teenage girl filed a complaint against a former Palmer police officer, Kenneth Shane Derden, accusing him of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Wilmer mayor’s husband found not guilty by jury

Video tape shows profanity not used against councilwomanSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWILMER - A Wilmer Municipal Court jury on July 16 found the mayor's husband, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Not without a fight

Residents oppose Red Oak water lineJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressLANCASTER - Eleven residents on Houston School Road have pitched in $1,000 each to fight a ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Mother fights for custody of baby while officials investigate older child’s death

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressGlenn Heights - Nicole Shipley, a young local mother, lost her oldest son in December of 2001, and because of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Water shortages predicted

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressAUSTIN - Before watering your lawn today, think about the future. The future water supply of Texas, that is. Water shortages ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Heat and fires keep Ferris VFD on their toes

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - On the first day of the countywide burn ban Ferris Volunteer Fire Fighters were kept busy with two fires ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Burning banned for 90-days

WAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Commissioners approved a ban on all outdoor burning in a special meeting, Monday, July 21. The ban, one of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2003 00:00:00

Can you hear me now?

Firefighters concerned about inadequate county communications systemSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Next time you have a medical emergency or a fire breaks out, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2003 00:00:00

Arrested Waxahachie man complains officer left pregnant fiancée in the heat

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A Waxahachie man said he is angry at a female traffic officer for leaving his young seven-month pregnant fiancée ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2003 00:00:00

Packed county courtroom opposes halfway house

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Commissioners Court meetings usually go unnoticed during the day, but not so with the one Monday, July ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2003 00:00:00

County hires new jailers

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Amid a rising prisoner population, Ellis County Commissioners approved the hiring of several state-mandated jail detention officers Monday, July ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2003 00:00:00

Border Patrol makes illegal alien bust at Red Oak convenience store

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Nearly 50 illegal aliens were detained after their capture at K&W Grocery, following an investigation by the United ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2003 00:00:00

3-story business center in Red Oak put on hold

Local feed store owners say, ‘Wall will drive us out'JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - The fact the city would agree to provide water, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2003 00:00:00

Ferris Fire Department giving free car seats

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Parents with young children, regardless of income and economic standing, are eligible to obtain free child safety seats from ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

Former Wilmer mayor appointed to vacant council seat

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Former Mayor and Fire Chief Eugene Lowe, 69, was selected to fill Henry Martinez's vacated council member seat, after ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

D Magazine publisher praises The Ellis County Press

Staff reportThe Ellis County PressDALLAS - Wick Allison, publisher of D Magazine, had kind words to say about a recent issue of The Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

Work on academy moves forward

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Local church leaders are proceeding with their plans to build a private Christian school after city council members voted ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

Local officer eludes death, shoots robber

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A police officer eluded bullets and death Wednesday, July 2, while chasing a Lancaster man who had just tried ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

SBC to condemn Midlothian business

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - Billy and Renee McElheney found out the hard way cities aren't the only entities with the power to condemn.Southwestern ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

Republic of Texas forms Ellis County chapter

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Talk of abiding by the Constitution was the basis of a recent Republic of Texas meeting at Golden Corral.The ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

Barcodes be gone

Wal-Mart, other stores pursue embedded microchips in productsJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Black and white barcodes are being systematically replaced in Wal-Mart and other ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2003 00:00:00

Historic and ‘haunted’ landmark up in smoke

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A historic and haunted Waxahachie landmark restaurant, the Catfish Plantation built in 1895, burst into flames about 9:45 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

Arrest made in pornography case

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - After asking the media and public for help in locating a man suspected of child pornography, Midlothian police have ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

County residents accuse neighbor of killing 12 dogs

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Torture a dog, you go to prison. Shoot and kill 12 of them, and nothing happens.At least that's ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

The myth: Deregulation

System designed to foster competition and lower prices is not workingJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - In a truly capitalist free market society, consumers ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

Hutchins mayor says TXU wants another rate hike

JIM WILLIAMSStaff WriterHUTCHINS - Mayor Artis Johnson told a TXU representative it seemed as though the utilities' company wanted a rate increase every year.Manuel Flores ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

Cities fight utility giant’s attempt to let state decide rate increases

Higher utility bills expectedSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Several city leaders are fighting recent attempts by a utility company to sidestep local control ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

Drive, Drink, Go to Jail

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - State and local law enforcement officials will be cracking down on drunk drivers during the Fourth of July ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

Firework shows planned

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Several cities will be holding fireworks shows and festivities as part of the July 4 holiday weekend.Those events ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2003 00:00:00

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