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Costs of public education increasing

Waxahachie, other schools, looking at ‘pay-for-play'JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - The costs of 'free' public schools are increasing.From school supplies and parking passes to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2003 00:00:00

Wreck causes Red Oak power loss

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press RED OAK - About 2,300 customers' electricity service was temporarily interrupted Wednesday, Aug. 20 about 11 a.m. after an electric ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2003 00:00:00

Palmer ISD to raise tax rate 6 cents

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press PALMER - Taxpayers will soon be paying the maximum school tax rates of $1.50 per $100 property appraisal. School board ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2003 00:00:00

County says ‘No’ to higher taxes

Waxahachie eyes increaseJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Commissioners are looking at decreasing Athe tax rate for the upcoming budget year.Last year's rate ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2003 00:00:00

Ferris says ‘No’ to increases

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press FERRIS - No budget increases. No tax raises. No unnecessarily building expenses. No new vehicles. With a vow to balance ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2003 00:00:00

Co-op shuts off electricity to local homeowner

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - It was a record high 103 degrees for Tim Price and his aunt - and that was just ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

Palmer drug dog dies after being left in a hot vehicle

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press PALMER - Tracer, the narcotics dog died Aug. 7, after being left in a hot vehicle during the summer heat. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

Charters plagued with low test scores, problems

Support for vouchers, however, still strongJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Charter schools are still run by the government and encounter many of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

What’s being sprayed?

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressENNIS - One of the chemicals being sprayed by health officials to combat mosquitoes is Resmethrin - known to scientists as ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

Ennis begins spraying for adult mosquitoes

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Dallas County Health Department began spraying Wednesday, Aug. 20 across the city to kill adult mosquitos, after a recommendation ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

West Nile claims second Ennis victim

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - A second Ennis resident has died from complications from the West Nile Virus in less than a month. Felix ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

Forgery suspects try to escape

Ferris Police arrest 4 after car chase endsSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press FERRIS - A Ferris police chase ended on Mars Road last Friday after ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2003 00:00:00

Dallas Hazmat Team cleans up small diesel spill near Ferris

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A Dallas County Hazmat Team stabilized the scene of a diesel spill Monday morning on Central Avenue about a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Assault charges against Hutchins mayor dismissed

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressDALLAS - Cheers and applause filled the Dallas County Precinct 1 courtroom last Thursday morning after Justice of the Peace Thomas ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Ferris man found dead of gunshot wound

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Roy Salas Jr., 28, was found dead from an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound Sunday afternoon, just south of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Paramedics told not to fight blazes

Wilmer Fire Department personnel threaten to quitSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Wilmer EMS were ordered July 23 to discontinue helping volunteer firefighters battle blazes.Wilmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Typo causes schools to lose August funding

Executive order assures fundsSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressAUSTIN - To balance the 2004 budget, state legislators decided to delay school funding payments next year one ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Woman still listed critical after setting fire to herself

Aunt claims emergency crews were incompetentSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - A young 27-year-old mother suffered second and third degree burns over most of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Charter school opens this fall in Red Oak

School choice, voucher movement gains steam, despite oppositionJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Parents take a more hands-on approach in the education of their ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

Teachers helping teachers

Palmer begins mentoring programSHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressPALMER - To retain good quality teachers and help new teachers adjust to the school district, the Palmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

Blacks accuse Waxahachie PD of ‘harassment’

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Black residents here have complained about the mistreatment they have received as a result of the police department's ongoing ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

Symptoms of West Nile virus

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Since the West Nile virus' confirmation in Ellis County state health officials have worked diligently to inform the public ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

Ways to avoid West Nile virus

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Last week after two residents and two birds were confirmed to have the West Nile Virus in Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

Crimes division cracks down on illegal dumping in Ellis County

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Officials in Ellis County are starting to crack down on illegal dumping and other environmental issues causing public nuisances ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

Ennis resident first to die of West Nile Virus

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Long-time Ennis resident Nan McKay, 85, was believed to be the first person in Ellis County to die from ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

West Nile claims life in Ellis County

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressENNIS - The first Ellis County death due to the West Nile Virus was reported by the Texas Department of Health ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

Sex shop put on hold

Adult store owners originally submitted falsified plans for an auto part storeJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A proposed adult entertainment store will not be ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2003 00:00:00

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