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Commissioners support Mansfield proposal

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsWAXAHACHIE - Representatives from the City of Mansfield approached the Ellis County Commissioners' Court during a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 27 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Officer resigns; another hired

Ferris still short one officerSHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - The Ferris Police Department has become a revolving door for officers in recent months.Officers who have left ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Ellis County pro-life organization forms

SHERRY LONGNews EditorELLIS COUNTY - Believing human life is a sacred gift from God, Ellis County Right to Life has recently formed and was looking ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Dec. 1-3, 8-10: Waxahachie Bethlehem revisited

CHANTEL JAMESThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - This year Waxahachie was creating a Victorian charm to your holiday season by offering the great shopping, ice skating, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Burnett transfered to TDC

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - Former Ferris City Councilman and Ellis County Commissioner Court candidate Victor Burnett has been serving his jail time in a Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Midlothian homeowners fight over free speech

SHERRY LONGNews EditorMIDLOTHIAN - Homeowners fighting annexation by the City of Midlothian claim the city is trying to silence their right to free speech. David ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Dec. 4: Midlothian Holiday Light Up parade

CHANTEL JAMESThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - Storybook characters would be on display Monday, Dec. 4 during Midlothian's 'Holiday Light Up Parade' starting at 6 p.m.Anyone ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Christmas festivals begin

Dec. 2: Ferris Christmas on the SquareSHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - Come one, come all and have a Merry Christmas. Four Ferris area churches, the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Ferris resident killed

Suspect arrested at crime sceneSHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - A Ferris native was killed Monday afternoon, Nov. 27 in his home in the 600 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2006 00:00:00

Deadline for Red Oak parade sign up is Dec. 1

SHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - The deadline to sign-up for the Red Oak Christmas parade is Friday, Dec. 1 for the second annual 'Christmas in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Glenn Heights early voting set for Dec. 5

Mayorial debate was held Nov. 22HARLEYDALE BROWNThe Ellis County PressGLENN HEIGHTS - Voting day for the runnoff of the mayoral race in Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Red Oak ISD selects new interim super

SHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - An interim superintendent has been selected by the Red Oak Independent School District to handle day-to-day operations until a permanent ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Danny’s Automotive added back to Ferris’ vendor list

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - After being taken off the vendor list for the City of Ferris for more than two years, Danny's Automotive was reinstated ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Work on FM 660 begins

ELLIS COUNTY - The Texas Department of Transportation will begin a more-than-$5-million safety enhancement project on FM 660 on Monday, Nov. 27, between I-45 and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Milford traffic stop leads to drug money arrest

Paperwork filed to seize moneySHERRY LONGNews EditorMILFORD - A seven-month pregnant Rebecca Hernndez, 30, was arrested on a third degree charge of money laundering after ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Long-time constable ‘Bubba’ Curry resigns

SHERRY LONGNews EditorMIDLOTHIAN - Precinct 4 Constable Perry 'Bubba' Curry is resigning his post effective Dec. 8Curry took office in January 1993 after being elected ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Waxahachie sued for bidding process

SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - Wanting to end what they considered to be a 'good-‘ol boy' system in Waxahachie, Joey Dauben and Thomas Stephens filed a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Red Oak students engineer play

‘Who done it' surprisingSHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - Most eighth-graders are busy planning shopping trips to the mall or playing video games with their best ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Palmer officer injured

Officer loses control of carEric CornelisonThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Officer Chris Mendez lost control of his squad car early Saturday morning, crashing into Leland's ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2006 00:00:00

Ellis County Election results

Election results of the Nov. 7 election: (unofficial, until all votes can be canvassed)Ellis County ResultsU. S. Senator * Kay Bailey Hutchison (Rep.) 21,308 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

Vision 2020 updates heard

SHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - Council members received some updates regarding the city's long-term goals under the Vision 2020 plan during Monday night's meeting. City ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

County commissioners approve rules of order

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsWAXAHACHIE - The third time was the charm for an order defining 'Rules of Procedure, Conduct and Decorum at Meetings of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

DISD holds public hearing for Wilmer, Hutchins

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressWILMER - The Dallas Independent School District is now faced with the dilemma of redistricting its map to include a board ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

43 acres annexed

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - The City of Ferris added 43.6 acres into the city limits after a voluntary annexation was requested by the land owners ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

Local Ferris girl dances with Russian ballet in Nutcracker

SHERRY LONG News EditorFERRIS - Hannah Harris, 14, is taking her love of ballet to new heights. On Thursday, Nov. 16 Harris was scheduled to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

County opposes Trans Texas Corridor

SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - County commissioners approved a two-paragraph resolution asking state lawmakers to consider other routes for the Trans Texas Corridor during Monday morning's ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

New Red Oak paper premieres Dec. 7

SHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - In early December Red Oak will have a new newspaper representing the community. The Ellis County Press Managing Editor Sheila ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

4 arrested for home invasion

SHERRY LONGNews EditorOVILLA - Four Dallas men were arrested in Ovilla Tuesday, Nov. 7 following a home invasion. A fifth suspect got away. Marriece ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

Contract awarding questioned

SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - Contract bidding practices in the City of Waxahachie have come under some scrutiny recently from one contractor. City officials said they ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/16/2006 00:00:00

Male shooting victim found in Glenn Heights

SHERRY LONGNews EditorGLENN HEIGHTS - Police found an unidentified man shot in his home in the 900 block of Mockingbird Lane about 7:30 p.m. on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

District clerk employee and husband arrested

SHERRY LONG News Editor WAXAHACHIE - Pamela and Mike Spross, both 49 years old were arrested in Waxahachie on Monday, Nov. 6 on felony drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Charges against teens upheld even though cop admits illegal search

SHERRY LONGNews EditorGLENN HEIGHTS - The City of Glenn Heights, according to a local defense attorney, opened themselves up to a possible lawsuit when an ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Deadline for livestock assistance grants is Nov. 13

AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs recently reminded eligible livestock producers in 216 Texas counties applications for the federally-funded Livestock Assistance Grant Program must be ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Slight increase in water bills approved

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - Residents receiving water and wastewater services from the City of Ferris will see a slight increase in their upcoming bills. Rates ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Driver arrested in teacher’s death

SHERRY LONGNews Editor PLANO - The man suspected of killing a Ferris schoolteacher in a deadly crash was arrested on Halloween, Oct. 31. Jeremy Davidson turned ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Elderly lady hurt in train accident

SHERRY LONG News EditorFERRIS - Dorothy Kirven, 82, is recovering at Parkland Hospital after a Union Pacific train collided with her brown Lincoln Town Car ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Election Results Nov. 7, 2006

These are the unofficial results until they can be canvassed* = incumbentDem. = DemocratRep. = RepublicanLib. = LibertarianIndep = IndependentCandidates are listed in rank of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2006 00:00:00

Ellis County general election Nov. 7, 2006 Polling locations

Pct. 101 & 102Midlothian Church of Christ1627 N. Hwy. 67Pct. 103Ovilla City Hall105 Cockrell Hill RdPct. 104 & 110Old Red Oak Elementary School - gym100 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Bond Election: Two area school districts asking for more money

ANGIE DERDENThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - The Waxahachie Independent School District and the Midlothian Independent School District are asking registered voters within their respective ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Vines fired as Glenn Heights city manager

SHERRY LONG News EditorGLENN HEIGHTS - The City of Glenn Heights is experiencing more turnover in city government. City Manager Georgia Vines was terminated Monday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Suspect arrested for murder after Ferris man’s body found in Dallas

SHERRY LONGNews EditorDALLAS - The suspected murderer of a Ferris man is sitting in the Lew Sterrett Jail on $1 million bond. Willis Royce Horsley, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Bank employees robbed

SHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - Employees of the Wachovia Bank in the 500 block of Ovilla Road were robbed Tuesday morning as they were reporting ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Local Senate candidate arrested

Harassment claimed SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - Phil Smart, a candidate for Texas Senate District 22, was arrested twice within two months. In a jail-house interview ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Voters to decide county judge race

SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE -One of this year's most hotly contested races in Ellis County is for the position of County Judge. Incumbent Republican Chad Adams ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

Don’t forget to vote!

2006 Candidates:Governor • Chris Bell (D)• James 'Patriot Dillion (write in)• Richard 'Kinky' Friedman (I)• Rick Perry (R) incum. • Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I)• James Werner ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

House on wheels

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - The Barrick family dream house has finally become a reality. Searching for a Victorian home for 10 years, Harold and Kathy ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2006 00:00:00

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