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Annual Ellis County Master Gardener Lawn & Garden Expo is March 17

WAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Master Gardeners have invited all lawn and garden related businesses to participate in the 2007 Lawn & Garden Expo, hosted ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

New 4A board considers west service road storm drainage

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - The City of Ferris' 4A Economic Development Commission met on Thursday, Feb. 15, discussing only two topics.The approval of the 4A EDC ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

Waxahachie fire department gets $79,753 Homeland grant

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County PressWaxahachie - A $79,753 grant was recently awarded to the Waxahachie Rural Fire Department by the U.S. Department of Homeland ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

Lawsuit in peanut butter recall filed in county

Kellie RobinsonThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - After the voluntary recall of Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods two most popular peanut butter brands, Peter Pan and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

Ferris council to decide developers request for MUD

MUD (problems) slung on former councilERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - Developers and a land owner want the creation of a Municipal Utility District before they continue with ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

Elementary locked down in Waxahachie

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Shackeford Elementary was locked down Wednesday, Feb. 14, during their annual Valentine's Day parties while police looked for a possibly armed suspect ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

Cowboy visits Ferris Elementary

JACOB FLORESThe Ellis County PressFERRIS - Dallas Cowboy safety Keith Davis visited the Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary School in Ferris on Thursday, Feb. 15.One of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/22/2007 00:00:00

Ellis County to open Ennis office for adult probation

Diana BuckleyEllis County CommunicationsELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County Commissioners recently gave the green light to the opening of an Ennis office for Community Supervision and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Red Oak doctor arrested, home and office searched

ERIC CORNELISONEditorRED OAK - The Duncanville police and Drug Enforcement Agents conducted simultaneous searches with warrants on Monday, Feb. 5 at the home of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Severe storms training program scheduled for Feb. 27 in Waxahachie

Gary WoodallMeteorologistELLIS COUNTY - Despite the drought which affected north Texas, severe weather was a deadly force which impacted the area in 2006. Floods, tornadoes, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Voodoo shrine found near Hutchins

ERIC CORNELISONEditorHUTCHINS - The seemingly remote Dowdy Ferry Road area has served as a frequent dumping ground, but what was found Jan. 29 was something ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Armed robberies plague Ennis

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - A man entered and pointed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from clerks at Tom's Food Market in the Templeton-McCanless Historical District ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Drug sting nabs Ennis suspects

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - The Ennis Police Department was approached by an informant who told them there was a way to purchase ecstasy.In January, a sting ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Waxahachie city council may condemn downtown building

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - On Monday night, Feb. 5, the Waxahachie City Council authorized for the property across the street from city hall to be condemned.Assistant ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Police actions questioned after suspect loses eye

ERIC CORNELISONEditorMIDLOTHIAN - An officer shot John Robert Spencer, 37, in the face with a 12-gauge beanbag gun, but the woman who called the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

It’s final: WDL bought out

ERIC CORNELISONEditorDALLAS - The acquisition of American Consolidated Media Inc., which includes the Waxahachie Daily Light and its sister papers, is final, announced Macquarie Media ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Mr. and Mrs. Red Oak Pageant is Saturday, Feb. 17


Last Updated: 02/15/2007 00:00:00

Student’s family sues for wrongful death

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Felipa Hernandez, the mother of 18-year-old Jesus Hernandez, the Waxahachie High School student who lost his life on a class outing April ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Death sentence upheld for Ferris cop-killer

ERIC CORNELISONEditorAUSTIN - On Wednesday, Jan. 31, the state's Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the death sentence of Kent Sprouse, who was convicted in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Former cop sues City of Venus

ERIC CORNELISONEditorVENUS - A former detective with the Venus Police Department, Timothy Leach, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Venus.Leach was let go ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Ennis to get new apartments for seniors

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - Life Rebuilders of Irving has applied for a tax credit from the state to assist seniors who live on a fixed income ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Local man dresses with Super Bowl team

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County was represented at the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, with Waxahachie's own Montae Reagor being allowed to travel with the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Ennis man stabbed by wife

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - A domestic dispute turned violent Thursday, Feb. 1, when a man was taken to the Ennis Regional Medical Center and claimed he ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Man beaten to death in Midlothian

ERIC CORNELISONEditorMIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian had its first homicide in the last five years Saturday morning, Feb. 3.Midlothian police were dispatched to the 1800 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Plans for super Waxahachie development progresses

City Council closer to decision on EasthavenERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - The Waxahachie City Council took another step towards making a decision on the Easthaven Village Development, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Ferris goes against Red Oak request to hold annexation

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - The Ferris City Council went against a request made by attorney Fredrick 'Fritz' Quast, representing the City of Red Oak, to hold ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Arrests made in business burglaries

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Four men were taken into custody Monday night, Jan. 29 after Waxahachie patrol officer Donnie Garrett made contact with an occupied vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2007 00:00:00

Longtime ECP reporter, news editor leaves

Staff reportFERRIS - The Ellis County Press News Editor Sherry Long is moving up north to a daily newspaper. She was scheduled to begin working ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Veteran’s center opens in Red Oak

Staff reportsRED OAK - A new Veterans Services office will be opening in Red Oak, at the old Red Oak Elementary school building at 100 ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Former cop found not guilty on sex charges

SHERRY LONGNews Editor WAXAHACHIE - Former Dallas Police Office Joe Rudy Ramos Jr. has been cleared of one felony charge against him, but is still waiting ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

73-year-old killed in Ennis accident

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressENNIS - A 73-year-old man was killed in an accident with a motor vehicle Thursday, Jan. 25 while riding his three-wheel ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Ennis man wins $1 million in lottery

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Tommy Lee Dowell, a maintenance supervisor for the Ennis school district stopped by the Kwick Pick Grocery in Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Former ‘Star Search’ winner charged with 6 counts of burglary

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressMIDLOTHIAN - A former 'Star Search' winner was charged with six counts of burglary of a school building Saturday, Jan. 27.David ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Ennis man shot in leg during burglary

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressENNIS - Ennis police were dispatched to the 500 block of Denton in reference to a report of shots fired Friday ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Jim Pitts’removal labeled retaliation

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressAUSTIN - After Speaker Tom Craddick kept postponing the much-anticipated announcement of committee assignments which left legislators waiting in suspense the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Development company sues

ERIC CORNELISONThe Ellis County PressWAXAHACHIE - Triumph Development Company has filed a lawsuit against the City of Ovilla alleging the city failed to provide basic ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

Waxahachie Daily newspapers being sold to foreign investors

‘American' newspapers sold to ‘Australians'SHERRY LONGNews EditorWAXAHACHIE - The increasingly common practice of U.S. businesses being consumed by foreign investors has not escaped Ellis County. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

VanWey, a local soldier, is awarded a Purple Heart

SHERRY LONGNews EditorSAN ANTONIO - Marine Corps Cpl. Roy VanWey from the India community near Ferris was awarded the Purple Heart during a special ceremony ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2007 00:00:00

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