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Palmer appoints second city administrator

Mark VarselThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Palmer City Council once again finds itself in a quandary as the mayor, some council members and citizens express ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

TXI ordered to pay $18.9 million to widow

ERIC CORNELISONEditorDALLAS - A Dallas jury awarded Waxahachie resident Amy Rutherford $18.9 million after a month long trial determined a Texas Instruments Incorporated plant in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Red Oak sues Ferris over annexation

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - The City of Ferris is being sued by the City of Red Oak over the annexation of 260.62 acres of land annexed ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Citizens challenge code enforcement

Mark VarselThe Ellis County PressPALMER - Many Palmer residents recently received an anonymous mailing advising them of their right to seek refunds of fines and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Ennis man found guilty in death of son

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWXAHACHIE - Joseph David Horvath, 23, of Ennis was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison from the 2006 death ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Ferris FFA holds its annual livestock show

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - The Ferris FFA Project held its annual show this weekend and several people came out to enjoy the festivities supporting the youngster ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Red Oak chief and deputy fired

Management problems, not illegal quotas cited as causeERIC CORNELISONEditorRED OAK - Red Oak Police Chief Donald 'Red' Fullerton and Deputy Chief Steve Anderson were dismissed ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Major drug bust in Ennis hits 4 locations, including ABC Tire

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - Several arrests were made last week in an effort to clean up the illegal drugs which have plagued the city of Ennis.Law ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Judge Bob Carroll resigns county position

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Judge Bob Carroll stunned the Ellis County Commissioners' Court and members of the public on Monday, March 26, by announcing his resignation, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Ferris entertainer becoming sought after

New Bristol Opry begins on March 31 with Brandy Miller performingERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - Ferris native Brandy Miller is becoming very popular with the opry crowd ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2007 00:00:00

Elections will likely be cancelled in at least 3 cities

Early voting begins April 30ELLIS COUNTY - The deadline for signing up to join in the running for city councils has come and gone and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Ferris police officer reinstated

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - Ferris police officer Brad Lindsay has been reinstated to the department after appealing his termination to Ferris Mayor Jim Parks Jr.'He (Lindsay) ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Ferris annual FFA project show set for Saturday

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - The Ferris FFA is holding its annual stock project Saturday March 24, beginning at 9 a.m.David McGee, who teaches the agriculture class ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Soldier’s fundraiser held even under clouds of doubt

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - Army Specialist Jason McCully's fundraiser was held even though a cloud of doubt about his need hovered over the event.A proclamation read ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Red Oak continues investigation into traffic ticket quotas

ERIC CORNELISONEditorRED OAK - The Red Oak Police Department was under investigation this week by an appointed outside investigator in order to determine if the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Telecommunicator of the Year awarded to Midlothian officer

Staff ReportsMIDLOTHIAN - The internationally renowned Association of Police Communications Officials recently selected Midlothian Police communications officer Christine Thompson as 'Telecommunicator of the Year' for ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Palmer barn fire uncovers stolen vehicle

KELLIE ROBINSONThe Ellis County PressPALMER - A vehicle reported stolen in Dallas on Monday, March 12 was found badly burned in an abandoned barn on ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2007 00:00:00

Waxahachie man indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

ERIC CORNELISONEditorDALLAS - Foday S. Fofanah, 38, of Waxahachie, along with seven other defendants, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on various charges ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

Woman charged with selling fake documents

ERIC CORNELISONEditor ENNIS - Emma Herr-era Demonreal, 49, of Ennis was charged with tampering with government documents last week after a month-long investigation by the Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

Red Oak to investigate ticketing allegations

KELLIE ROBINSONThe Ellis County PressRED OAK - The Red Oak City Council has decided to investigate whether its police department is writing an excessive number ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

ROISD tries to communicate better on new bond package

ERIC CORNELISONEditorRED OAK - Red Oak community members voted against a $90 million bond package last year and are faced with another package adding up ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

Ennis sexual assault prompts new bill

ERIC CORNELISONEditorAUSTIN - A bill filed last week could add to the current Texas law defining sexual assault and assist prosecutors in charging sexual offenders ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

Nettles resigns as Ferris police chief

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - Chief of Police R.C. Nettles resigned his position with the City of Ferris effective March 9.'My reasons for resigning are solely based ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

Local sign ups end

Seats up for reelection(I) = Incumbent (current office holder)* = Candidates, his/her age and occupation(At Large positions mean the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

Fundraising for soldier questioned

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - The fundraiser for Army Specialist Jason Mc-Cully will continue on March 17, but has been shaded by questions from many members of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2007 00:00:00

19-year-old charged with intoxication manslaughter

KELLIE ROBINSONThe Ellis County PressPALMER - A 19-year-old male was arrested in Palmer on intoxication manslaughter charges following a single-car accident which killed his passenger.According ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

Garrett officer hit by motorist

ERIC CORNELISONEditorENNIS - Garrett reserve officer Steven Olson was hit by a passing motorist while making a routine traffic stop and air ambulanced to Parkland ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

Ferris baseball field improvements planned

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - Concrete work, new bleachers and a shade canopy over the bleachers are a near-future possibility for the Ferris baseball and softball fields.The ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

Eminent domain cuts through heart of Glenn Heights ranch

KELLIE ROBINSONThe Ellis County PressGLENN HEIGHTS - David McFadden, owner of the Stone Canyon Ranch in Glenn Heights, might have sold at least 19 acres ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

Changes in Daylight Saving Times could cause computer problems

ERIC CORNELISONEditorA change in Daylight Saving Time may make parents of trick-or-treaters happy, since they won't have to stubble around in the dark, but the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

Request to reinstate Judge Knize on local case denied

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County District Judge Gene Knize will not preside over a local negligent homicide case according to Judge Bill Coker of Dallas, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

St. Patrick’s Day benefit to be held for wounded vet

KELLIE ROBINSONThe Ellis County PressThe family and friends of a soldier seriously wounded in Iraq will be holding a benefit next weekend in his honor ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2007 00:00:00

Ferris plans Field Turf for HS

ERIC CORNELISONEditorFERRIS - The Ferris Independent School District has wanted to replace the natural grass at Yellowjacket Stadium with what Superintendent Mike Bodine reffered to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

High winds and dust clouds batter Ellis County area

Kellie RobinsonThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Most of North Texas was being battered by high wind gusts, some exceeding 60 miles-per-hour Saturday, Feb. 24. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

Slaughter house denied by county

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Community members who live in the area where a proposed slaughter house was to be built can rest easier now after Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

SAGU student reports campaign manager asking for dates

ERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Chuck Geshlider, the campaign manager for Waxahachie City Council candidate Joey Dauben, was accused of propositioning a SAGU girl during polling of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

March 12 is deadline to sign up to run for local election

Kellie RobinsonThe Ellis County PressELLIS COUNTY - Those who have had aspirations about becoming city council or school board members have only seven days left ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

Judge Knize removed from presiding over local homicide case

County prosecutor asks for review of judge's recusalERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - Ellis County District Judge Gene Knize was recused from presiding over a local negligent homicide ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

Commissioners vote for $53 million bond election

Waxahachie offers incentives to keep county facilities downtownERIC CORNELISONEditorWAXAHACHIE - It took more than an hour of discussion before the commissioners decided to hold a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2007 00:00:00

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