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Troopers urge safe holiday driving

TEXAS - The Texas Department of Public Safety said they would have all available troopers on Texas roadways during the New Year's holiday. They'll be ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

FISD gets two grants

CHANTEL JAMESThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A new opportunity has risen in Ferris.The Texas Education Agency has recognized Ferris High School and Hazel Ingram Elementary ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

Ellis County will award scholarships for best essays

ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County Judge Chad Adams recently announced an essay contest was underway for the purpose of awarding $5,000 in scholarship money. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

‘If Walls Could Talk’ comes to Waxahachie

WAXAHACHIE - 'If Walls Could Talk' the weekly Sunday series on HGTV, is coming to Waxahachie this January to film homes with intriguing pasts and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

Ovilla FD to receive grant

Funding will be used to support firefighters and their work as first respondersOVILLA - The Ovilla Fire Department will receive a grant of $62,618 to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

Lawsuit against Midlothian and Waxahachie seeks temporary injunction

Plantiff wants to halt airport constructionSHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - Seeking a temporary injunction to prevent work from progressing on the construction of hangers at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

Girl Scouts of Tejas ‘Step it Up’ for the 2007 cookie campaign

ELLIS COUNTY - Area Girl Scouts will soon 'Step It Up' and kick off their 2007 cookie campaign. As of Jan. 5, it will ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

Man arrested for DWI after I-45 chase

SHERRY LONG News Editor PALMER - With six law enforcement agencies in hot pursuit, a man was finally apprehended in the 3000 block of Interstate ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2006 00:00:00

In memory of ‘Doc’ Horn

HARLEY BROWNThe Ellis County PressRED OAK- 'Oh the Crystal Chandeliers light up the paintings on the wall,' the now famous words written by an even ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

Worker killed after accident at plant

Staff reportENNIS - A 19-year-old Ennis Steel employee was crushed to death at 1:26 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14 during an accident while working. Law ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

Prison Break filming in Palmer

Eric CornelisonThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Marshall Street was shut down in Palmer while the popular television series ‘Prison Break' filmed a Fox special, stunts ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

FISD releases head football coach

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The Ferris High School Athletic Department has made major changes, releasing head football coach Tal Sanders and promoting current ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

City plans website; council pay raises

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - It's 2006, but the City of Ferris still does not have their own place on the worldwide web. However, that's about ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

Man arrested after fire starts at his home

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - A local man was arrested Friday after a being pulled from a fire at his residence in the 100 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

County selects new constable

SHERRY LONGNews EditorELLIS COUNTY - Veteran law enforcement officer Steve McKinney, 52, was selected by the Ellis County Commissioners Court Tuesday morning to serve as ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

Cowboy spirit

Eagle Scout designs cowboy signKRYSTAL KLIEWER The Ellis County PressFERRIS - Local teenage boy Bennie Lively, 14, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project by helping ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2006 00:00:00

County, Ennis grant tax abatements

SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - In an attempt to bring more jobs to the area, the Ellis County Commissioners Court approved granting tax abatements to three ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Commissioners honor retiring district clerk

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsWAXAHACHIE - Prior to the opening of a regularly scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners' Court, members of the court took ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Ferris hires new animal control officer

SHERRY LONG News EditorFERRIS - Animals are formally being put on alert - there is a new animal control officer in town. Sara Black, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Farm Bureau calls for eminent domain reform

SUE TURNERSpecial to the Ellis County PressARLINGTON - Nearly 1,000 voices spoke as one for added protections in the Farm Bureau policy to deal with ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Bid for hookup to Dallas water ok’d

SHERRY LONG News EditorRED OAK - Council members approved a $3.6 million contract for the first phase of a 36-inch water line connecting Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Glenn Heights approves zoning

HARLEY BROWNThe Ellis County PressGlenn Heights - The City of Glenn Heights Planning and Zoning Commission met Monday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. to approve ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Stop signs installed on Central

SHERRY LONGNews EditorFERRIS - While two new stop signs were installed in Ferris on Friday, Dec. 8 the request for several more have been rejected ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

JESUS’ HOMETOWN


Last Updated: 12/14/2006 00:00:00

Ferris acquires defibrillators

CHANTEL JAMESThe Ellis County PressFerris - Texas Education Agency has declared that each district have at least one automatic defibrillator on each campus.Recently, Ferris ordered ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Chamber hosts Shop Day

MIDLOTHIAN - The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce's Beautification Committee held its second Teacher Treasure Warehouse Shop Day on Nov. 16 in conjunction with Texas Recycles ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Red Oak Health holds Festival of Trees

SHERRY LONGNews EditorRED OAK - The Red Oak Health and Rehabilitation Center will host the Red Oak Festival of Trees from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Ovilla officer involved in accident in Glenn Heights

HARLEYDALE BROWN The Ellis County PressGlenn Heights - Ovilla Police Officer Vonda Essary, (eight months with Ovilla) received a phone call while on ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Ranch hand killed

SHERRY LONGNews EditorOAK LEAF - Law enforcement officials were releasing few details regarding the murder of a ranch hand around 12:30 p.m. early Saturday afternoon, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Council considers voluntary annex

Eric CornelisonThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - The Ferris City Council met Monday Dec. 4 to discuss several issues concerning the city.Ratification of the expenditures for ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

ECP removed as Ferris’ official paper

Retaliation reasons obviousSHEILA HATFIELDManaging EditorFERRIS - With no mention of what it might mean to keeping citizens informed, the Ferris City Council voted Monday to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Dancing with the stars


Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

Family First Hospice seeks volunteers

ELLIS COUNTY - Because of all they do for a loved one or friend, local and national lawmakers have named the month of November as ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/07/2006 00:00:00

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