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New laws take effect; anger some

License plate frames, ‘fatty' foods take hitJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Get out the screwdriver, license plate frames are now illegal.The new law, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

Cop’s action ignites possible lawsuit

Parent outraged over loss of 12-year-old's custodyJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Skip Donahue plans to file a lawsuit against the Ferris Police Department for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

NIGHT COURT

County approves evening meetingsJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - County commissioners will now hold meetings at night.After hearing citizen input on the campaign trail last ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

Wireless Internet comes to county

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County is going wireless. With wireless high-speed internet connections that is.Owner of two local based internet companies, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

Attorneys proceed with investigation of Ferris ‘top cops’

SHEILA HATFIELDThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The investigation of Police Chief Jeff Cottongame's Ferris Police Reserve account was officially turned over to an outside legal ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

Students to recite Texas, American flag pledges

County supports ‘Eat with your family at dinner'JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Students in government-run public schools have been mandated by the state ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

Petitions circulate ‘for’ and ‘against’ reinstating officers

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Those who want Ferris Police Chief Jeff Cottongame and Lieutenant Sherman Swafford returned to their positions in the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2003 00:00:00

South Dallas County sprayed for West Nile

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressLANCASTER - Health officials have said cases of West Nile have gotten so severe a stretch of southern Dallas County must ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Midlothian installs traffic cameras

Privacy concerns citedJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - Cameras have been mounted on top of various intersections in Midlothian, but according to a fire department ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Vandals kill pet, damage cars in Ovilla

GEORGIA FITZHUGHThe Ellis County PressOVILLA - An Ovilla family was unharmed, despite vandalism to their garage and vehicles, theft from a vehicle and the killing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Suspected drug dealer arrested

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Kenneth Wood Jr., 21, was arraigned Tuesday morning, Sept. 9 after turning himself into Justice of Peace Bill Woody, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Ellis County $2 million budget increase approved

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Commissioners approved a $2 million increase in the next fiscal year budget.State mandates, according to officials, contributed to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Rapid growth occurring

Midlothian, Red Oak areas expect to see population explosionJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - More people are moving to western Ellis County.A lot more. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Sprouse is found competent for trial

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - A Ferris man was found competent to stand trial on two capital murder counts for the October 2002 murder ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Suspension continues

Ferris rejects chief's plea to be put back on dutySheila HatfieldThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The two top officers of the Ferris police force will ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2003 00:00:00

Ferris property taxes decrease a penny this year

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The property tax rates for the City of Ferris will be one cent less than last year's tax rate ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2003 00:00:00

Sept. 11 – Two years later

On the front lines - IraqJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressTIKRIT, Iraq - It's been two years since terrorists hijacked airplanes and turned the country - ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2003 00:00:00

Waxahachie charges $12,000 to property owner for water

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - If Bob Przybylski wants city water, he's going to have to pay $12,000 for it.Przybylski has been paying thousands ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2003 00:00:00

Former Wilmer city secretary rehired

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressWILMER - Residents attending the Wilmer City Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4, stormed out of the meeting outraged after council ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2003 00:00:00

County judge, treasurer tangle over budget

Langenheder: ‘He's just trying to intimidate me'JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Treasurer Ron Langenheder said County Judge Chad Adams used a personal ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2003 00:00:00

Constitutional amendment election set for Sept. 13

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - A constitutional amendment election is scheduled for Sept. 13, but many residents do not know the significance - ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

Another West Nile case confirmed

Officials: Second death not from West NileJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Another resident has been confirmed as having the mosquito-borne West Nile disease, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

CAROA disbands; Red Oak annexation threat defeated

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - After stopping the City of Red Oak's attempt to grab parts of land toward Interstate 45, the Citizens Against ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

County sprays for West Nile

Residents not told, suffer breathing problemsJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressGARRETT - Ellis County officials followed Ennis' lead and sprayed for the West Nile virus Tuesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

Ennis continues annexation toward Waxahachie

SHERRY LONGThe Ellis County Press ENNIS - If approved by commissioners on Sept. 1, the City of Ennis will extend its borders a mile west ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

Ferris PD works off-duty business

Reserve account used to bill security servicesSHEILA HATFIELDManaging EditorFERRIS - Ferris Police Chief Jeff Cottongame is under investigation for holding an undisclosed bank account to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

‘It was a miracle from God’

Palmer boy healed of blindnessJOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - Jose Eugene Pena was born blind, but an invitation to Red Oak's Ezra Household ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

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