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Statewide Propositions vote Tuesday, Nov. 6

Linda Curtis Independent Texansljcurtis@indytexans.org Voters will decide on 16 constitutional amendments on Tuesday, Nov. 6.The League of Women Voters list pro and con arguments, on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2007 00:00:00

Palmer displays new fire vehicle

Mark VarselEllis County PressPALMER - Palmer Fire Chief Rick McElhaney and Assistant Fire Chief Lloyd Higdon proudly display the department's newest fire vehicle. The Ford ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2007 00:00:00

Work zone training offered

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsEllis County Commissioner Dennis Robinson, pct. 1, plans to extend an invitation to cities and communities throughout the county to participate in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2007 00:00:00

‘At will’ clause raises questions at Palmer council

Mark VarselEllis County PressPALMER - October's meeting of Palmer City Council started out amicably enough, but soon brought old tensions to the surface.The point of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2007 00:00:00

Commissioners focuses on health and safety

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsWAXAHACHIE - Two health-related proclamations were approved by the Ellis County Commissioners' Court during a regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 22. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2007 00:00:00

Munster Mansion Fall Festival starts Oct. 26

Mark VarselEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Charles and Sandra McKee, sometimes better known as Herman and Lily Munster, will host their 6th Annual Munster Mansion Charity ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2007 00:00:00

State sales tax collections up 7%; Comptroller delivers $443 million to local governments

AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reports the state took in $1.62 billion in sales tax in September, a seven percent increase over September 2006.Combs ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

Bond elections: How much are they really worth?

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - That $103 million bond election in Midlothian is worth a lot more than voters realize, according ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

Libertarian to vye

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Retired minister Mike Treis announced his intentions to run for Ellis County sheriff next year, marking the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

County offers free dump day

County commissioners are encouraging local residents to take advantage of upcoming free dump days to dispose of trash and even tires at no charge. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

Fundraiser started for Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press La Grange - Kickoff of the capital campaign for the construction of a $1.5 million complex ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

County receiving FEMA funds

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press County Judge Chad Adams received notification today from the Federal Emergency Management Agency the county will receive $220,283.48 to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

Construction underway

The Allen Group starts construction on First Industrial BuildingsSTAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press DALLAS — The Allen Group started construction on the first two ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2007 00:00:00

Waxahachie attorney appointed to Commission for Lawyer Discipline

Special to The Ellis County PressAustin - Ron Bunch of Waxahachie has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Texas Commission for Lawyer ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

TxDOT began debris removal and disposal

Texas Department of Transportation began debris removal and disposal on Monday, Oct. 8 and will continue for 30 days. Various locations involving the more than ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

Dialysis Clinic opens in Ennis

Enhanced, state-of-the-art facility serving the growing patient community in EnnisSpecial to The Ellis County PressEnnis - Fresenius Medical Care North America, operator of the nation's ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

Hutchins police chase ends with truck in pond, no arrest

Staff ReportHUTCHINS - Hutchins police are looking for Larry S. Norcross of Italy, as a suspect in a police chase Monday morning, Oct. 8.The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

Ovilla woman undergoes surgery after being shot

Staff ReportOVILLA - Kathleen Norton, 42, underwent surgery last Wednesday, Oct. 3, at a Dallas hospital, after being shot in the head by her husband ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

Commissioners hear from United Way

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsWAXAHACHIE - Nicole Mansell, representing the United Way of West Ellis County, sparked smiles in the courtroom when she made an enthusiastic ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

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Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

Cemetery vandalized

CATHY KENNEDYThe Ellis County Press Ferris - Over the weekend several tombstones and flower vases were overturned and destroyed in the southwest ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2007 00:00:00

Ferris council questioned about $271,000 reserves

Staff ReportThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - A $271,000 reserve in the Ferris annual budget for 2008 caused concerns from local citizens.During the public hearing on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2007 00:00:00

Commissioners rescind law, residents instructed to fend for themselves

Mark VarselEllis County PressWAXAHACHIE - While Dallas is tightening restrictions and increasing the enforcement of its laws regarding stray animals, as evidenced by its 'Sweep ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2007 00:00:00

Tom Craddick not challenging Jim Pitts in race

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press ARLINGTON - House Speaker Tom Craddick told The Ellis County Press last week that a primary challenger to state ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2007 00:00:00

Commissioner Brown addresses regional health care service

Commissioner Ron BrownOn Monday, Dennis Robinson, Bill Dodson, Chad Adams and I attended the first meeting of a group established by HB 3154 to 'conduct ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2007 00:00:00

Fire destroys chemical warehouse in Hutchins

Staff ReportThe Ellis County PressHUTCHINS - The Dallas County Fire Marshall and Hutchins fire officials are investigating the cause of a major fire which ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2007 00:00:00

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