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Annexation vote set for Nov. 25

Midlothian's city council will decide Nov. 25 whether to annex hundreds of residents who have fought the attempts since 2006. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 13:52:00

Elections Department

Though officials with Ellis County’s elections administration were working 12-hour days to put new voters on their rolls – 4,000 of which hit since Oct. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:59:00

YR shake-up

Bobby Copeland is out as chairman of the Ellis County Young Republicans and David Tidwell is in. Copeland, who is back in town from his ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:58:00

Radio

Appearing on Ellis CountyRadio.com (co-hosted by this paper’s news staff) last week, write-in candidate for sheriff Susan Welch-Rodriguez said the first thing she will do ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:57:00

District 10

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, has collected $78,390 in campaign contributions in his re-election bid against Libertarian Phil Smart. Along with expenditures of $45,247.37, Pitts, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:56:00

Suspects in diesel fuel thefts identified, caught

The Ellis County Press WILMER – Two Ohio residents are accused of rigging satellite links inside fuel pumps at the Shell station on Interstate Highway 45 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:56:00

Street racing deputy sheriff not charged

Witnesses furious The Ellis County Press FERRIS – A Dallas County Sheriff’s Department deputy was caught street racing Sunday evening, but when his employment was made known ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:55:00

Ferris Police Department schedules Halloween event

FERRIS – To help ensure the children of Ferris have a safe and pleasurable Halloween evening, the Ferris Police Department will be hosting three sites ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:53:00

Hope Clinic shares progress with state legislators

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications Diana.Buckley@co.ellis.tx.us WAXAHACHIE – Sen. Kip Averitt and Rep. Jim Pitts joined County officials for a tour of Hope Clinic Wednesday morning, where they ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 09:51:00

Constable Fry has Dec. 5 court date

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press        FT. WORTH – Precinct 1 Constable Ben Fry, R-Ennis, will appear in the 297th District Court before Judge Everett ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/28/2008 17:49:00

Constitution Party fends off activists misrepresentation, attempted takeover

Minor PartiesConstitution Party fends off activist’s ‘misrepresentation,’ attempted ‘takeover’ Ex-YR chair joins JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – The state Constitution Party is fending off a West Texas activist’s claims ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/28/2008 16:04:00

Ellis County Election Day Voting Locations

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Last Updated: 10/28/2008 13:51:00

Palmer ISD check register going online

PALMER – Alan R. Oakley, superintendent of schools for the Palmer Independent School District, announced today the monthly check register for the district will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:57:00

Commissioners vote buys up flooded homes

One taxpayer dying of cancer The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – County commissioners voted 3-1 to accept Federal Emergency Management Administration funds to buy out two homeowners ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:55:00

County breaks ground on new sub-courthouse

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications Ennis – Numerous dignitaries were on hand Monday evening, Oct. 20, for a ceremonial ground breaking for the new Ellis County sub-courthouse ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:54:00

Voters Roll(ing in)

The Ellis County Press Record-shattering early voting totals were evidenced by lines of residents waiting at the county’s elections office in downtown Waxahachie to cast ballots. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:52:00

Texas Secretary of State approved list of write-in candidates for president

If a voter marks in a name in the write-in blank that is not on this list, that particular portion of the ballot will not be ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:39:00

Palmer ISD posts check register, Midlothian ISD budget wont grow past population, inflation

Texans For Fiscal Responsibility picked up the Midlothian ISD news: http://www.empowertexans.com/node/715Americans For Prosperity-Texas shared the Palmer ISD news in their latest newsletter: Transparency...it's easy to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/22/2008 12:27:00

Various election surveys and questionnaires

State & County Voter's Guide http://www.txvote.comFederal Races http://www.tfcppac.orgAnother Non-Partisan Voter Guide http://www.freevotersguide.orgA Choice between Life and Death3-minute video - lives are hanging in the balance.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kri8G-lGYfgEconomics ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/22/2008 11:30:00

Special City Council Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21

AGENDA CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008   Notice is hereby given that the Glenn Heights City Council will hold a SPECIAL Meeting on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2008 11:21:00

Bardwell mayor dies

Mayor P.W. "Jinker" Gentry died Monday, Oct. 13, after complications with liver cancer and pneumonia, according to relatives and residents of the town southeast of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:25:00

Obamas effect could bring upset

TREVOR O’MEARA and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – National implications have turned the race for Precinct 1’s commissioner race into a closely watched contest featuring ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:22:00

GOP, Dems brace for storm of new voters, local races

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The local political forecast calls for a massive hurricane to make landfall by Nov. 4, and both ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:21:00

Camp for children of fallen soldiers receives check

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Camp Agape is a 700-acre ranch filled with activities for the children of fallen soldiers, and its partnership with The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:20:00

FERRIS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

The Ellis County Press The Oct. 7 event, organized by Ferris Police Department was to promote neighbors getting to know each other and their local ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:12:00

Broderick Sargents insurance fraud indictment

The documents were delivered to The Ellis County Press' news department this morning, but the third and final document shows that Precinct 1 Democratic county commissioner candidate ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/15/2008 13:28:00

Texas Alliance for Life releases voter guide

The Texas Alliance for Life released their non-partisan 2008 voter's guide today, which is available by clicking the link below: Texas Alliance for Life's 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/15/2008 11:16:00

Messages on the "overcoming life"

Because the Lord is my Shepherd,He leads me beside quiet waters (a resting place)."Geri McGheePSA 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/14/2008 09:33:00

Hope Clinic to provide dental care for indigent

              In a regular meeting Monday, Oct. 13, of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court, the Court voted to extend the financial agreement between Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/14/2008 09:26:00

Commissioners Court meets Monday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2008 10:57:00

DCHHS to Spray areas in DeSoto and Glenn Heights to Control Mosquitoes

 DALLAS – Friday, Oct. 10, weather conditions permitting, Dallas County Health and Human Services will spray an area in the City of DeSoto south of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2008 10:53:00

ISD hires consultant for $2,500

ITALY- It's been confirmed that Italy Independent School District has spent $2,500 on a political consultant for their upcoming 13-cent tax increase election this Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 21:43:00

8th Annual Days of Old Celebration Oct. 18

Travel back in time with weavers, spinners, wood cravers, a blacksmith, antique tractors and much more at the 8th Annual Days of Old Celebration at ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 15:41:00

Write-in seen as viable threat

Brown: ‘Never take anything for granted’ The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – With less than four weeks until the Nov. 4 election, the sheriff’s race is in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 15:04:00

Tax Hike Elections

4 districts eye tax approval Saturday The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – Four local school districts will ask voters Saturday for permission to adjust their tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 14:51:00

Clarification: District Judges/Attorney Salaries

In the Thursday, Sept. 18 issue of The Ellis County Press, a chart showing the county’s elected officials was printed with the salaries for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 14:50:00

Ennis Sub-Courthouse Groundbreaking Oct. 20

ENNIS – The public is invited to attend a groun-dbreaking ceremony for the new Ellis County Sub-Courthouse located in Ennis. The event will take place ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 14:48:00

Bailout, sell out

Both senators vote ‘yea’ The Ellis County Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, both Republicans, voted for the $700 billion bailout of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 14:30:00

Palmer schools tax rate

School superintendent worries about the future Mark Varsel Ellis County Press PALMER – The roll back election to determine the future tax rate to fund Palmer schools ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 12:41:00

Voters reject Cedar Hill, Duncanville tax hikes

 The voters have spoken. The results are in for the best southwest area school districts 13-cent tax increase.Cedar Hill Independent School District :For:385 votes, 26.03%Against: ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/07/2008 21:46:00

Controversy surrounds ex-Bardwell chief in Abilene area; later resigns

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Last Updated: 10/07/2008 12:26:00

State rep candidate opposes DISDs 13-cent tax hike

                DUNCANVILLE – Republican state representative candidate Homer Fincannon has come out against the Duncanville Independent School District’s 13-cent tax hike in the Oct. 7 election.                 Fincannon, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/06/2008 15:32:00

Mayor resigns, power shift looms

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Wilmer- ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 19:20:00

Wall Street directly impacts countys investments

Surpluses can’t be used for refunds to taxpayers The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – As Wall Street is decimated by a disastrous economic tidal wave, County Auditor ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 10:57:00

Fraudulent phone calls

The Ellis County Press Ellis County- Residents are concerned about people making repeated calls claiming to be from Global Medical asking for their Social Security number ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 10:57:00

Municipal bond market is a mess

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – City leaders aren’t looking at expanding their library and sports fields anytime soon. The stock market, where municipal and school bond ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 10:56:00

PASSING IT OFF TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION

The Ellis County Press Waxahachie High School student Kevin Crouch, 17, stands in front of the Wachovia bank Saturday, Oct. 27 to protest the country’s financial ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 10:54:00

No-vote: Barton helps sink bailout bill

Averts $1.5 trillion national debt The Ellis County Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Barton, R-Ennis, helped sink a massive bailout of Wall Street banks, thanks in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 10:42:00

Mayor resigns

Don Hudson resigned as mayor Tuesday, Sept. 30 after having "signed-off" on his new home in Palmer.In a statement issued by the City of Wilmer, Hudson ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/01/2008 10:57:00

Ellis County

Palmer Sept. 29 Theft, 3100 block of FM 813, unknown suspect(s) stole the complainants trailer without consent $5,000 Red Oak Sept. 30 Burglary of building, 900 block of FM 664, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:12:00

Ellis County

Ennis Sept. 29 Theft, 300 block of Vannerson, unknown suspect damaged victim’s mailbox $20 Criminal mischief, 300 block of Skrivanek, an unknown suspect damaged the complainants property without ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:37:00

Ellis County

Ennis Sept. 29 Theft, 300 block of Vannerson, unknown suspect damaged victim’s mailbox $20 Criminal mischief, 300 block of Skrivanek, an unknown suspect damaged the complainants property without ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:32:00

Ellis County

Ennis Sept. 24 Allowing livestock to roam, 6800 block of FM 660, complainant stated the suspects cows/bulls are constantly roaming on the complainant’s property and suspect refuses ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:15:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21- Oct. 26 Randall W. Greer, m, 24, no proof of financial responsibility, disregard signal at railroad crossing, warrants Demarius Reshon Roland, m, 20, burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:25:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 13 Quonisha Ventrae Becks, 23, unrestrained child under four, warrants Demarius Reshon Roland, 20, aggravated robbery, criminal trespass Kevin Todd Martin, 29, public intoxication Oct. 14 Rhonda ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:12:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 6 – Oct. 13 Jonathon Paul Arasato, 22, robbery David Alexander Littell, 20, failure to identify fugitive, theft Joseph Derelle Phillips, 35, no driver license, no valid ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:37:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 30 Michael Wayne Green, m, 22, possession of marijuana, assault by contact family violence, warrants Janay Charla Cortez, f, 19, possession of marijuana Oct. 1 Ashanti Danyal Harris, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:32:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23 – Sept. 28 Marc Anthony Berg, m, 25, no driver license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, drove wrong way on one way road Joshaua Schamaun, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:15:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21 – Oct. 26 Kevin Buchert, w/m, 22, Denton PD warrant Barbara Lee, w/f, 52, driving while intoxicated Jack Evans, w/m, 65, indecency with a child, sexual ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:25:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 13 – Oct. 20 Adolfo Aleman, w/m, 28, Red Oak PD warrants Deborah Taylor, w/f, 51, driving while intoxicated Irma Barcenas, w/f, 49, duty on striking vehicle Lester ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:11:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 6 – Oct. 10 Kelly Ambrose, w/m, 30, Dallas Sheriff Office warrants Charles Bond, w/m, 51, driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled substance Brian Seely, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:36:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1 – Oct. 6 June Flowers, b/f, 43, driving while intoxicated David Clayburn, w/m, 34, driving while intoxicated Todd Green, w/m, 41, driving while intoxicated Sarah Schaefer, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:31:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 22 – Sept. 29 Hose Deleon Pantoja, w/m, 25, Euless PD warrants Whitney Berry, w/f, 17, assault causing bodily injury Sheri Lovett, w/f, 39, assault causing bodily ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:14:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 20 Jose C. Gonzales, h/m, 30, possession of controlled substance ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:11:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 7 – Oct. 12 Arbra Joe William Jr., b/m, 38, evading arrest detention with vehicle Chamequis J. Pickens, b/f, 28, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:36:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 3 – Oct. 6 Justin Gowin, w/m, 17, minor in consumption ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:31:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23 – Sept. 26 Colby Neil Dorchester, w/m, 18, warrants Matthew John Nickerson, w/m, 25, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:14:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 25 – 27 James McBride, driving while intoxicated Jason Chustz, driving while intoxicated Demarcus Smyth, driving while intoxicated Incidents Oct. 20 – Oct. 26 House and building checks 160 Neighborhood checks ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:24:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 6 – Oct. 12 House and building checks 202 Neighborhood checks 154 Alarms 6 EMS/Fire 3 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious person or vehicle 12 Traffic stops 38 Traffic citations 16 Other 34 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:36:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 House and building checks 115 Neighborhood checks 93 Alarms 0 EMS/Fire 6 Motorist assist 1 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 8 911 hang up 1 Traffic stops 4 Traffic citations ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:31:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 22 – Sept. 28 House and building checks 116 Neighborhood checks 81 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 2 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic stops 4 Traffic citations 1 Other 11 Identity theft, 100 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:13:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 5 – Oct. 11 Jorge Zamudio, h/m, possession of marijuana Patricia Urive, h/f, possession of marijuana Jesus Sierra, h/m, driving while intoxicated, warrants Sabino Miranda, h/m, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:24:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrest Oct. 5 – Oct. 18 Jorge Zamudio, h/m, possession of marijuana Patricia Urive, h/f, possession of marijuana Jesus Sierra, h/m, driving while intoxicated, warrants Sabino Miranda, h/m, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:10:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 4 Casey Vancleare, w/m, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:30:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 12 – Oct. 18 Sarah Elizabeth Younger, theft Luke Oneal Threadgill, theft, Cedar Hill PD warrants Charles Wesley Ewing Jr., assault by contact, public intoxication Brenda Marie Ewing, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:10:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 5 – Oct. 10 Denzel Jamal Thompson, aggravated robbery Clinton Wayne Shaw, assault Felipe Baeza- Garcia, Dallas PD warrant Victor Alfonso Duran, possession of marijuana, Dallas PD warrant Michael ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:35:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 Dane Alexander Baumann, aggravated robbery Bob Clayton Jackson, aggravated robbery Frank Clayton Jackson Jr., aggravated robbery Gary Randolph Morris, harassment Clinton Wayne Shaw, assault Scott Gregory ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:30:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 14 – Oct. 26 B. Thompson, b/m, 20, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrants, Fort Worth PD warrants M. O’Hara, w/m, 23, Comal County warrants A. Rodriguez, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:23:00

Italy Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 6 – Oct. 13 Reckless driver, I-35 at 384 Standby, repossess motorcycle Vehicle traveling high speed 911 hang up, 300 block of College St. Possible burglary, 400 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:09:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 26 D. Carter, w/m, 51, aggravated assault Incidents Sept. 1 – Oct. 6 Burglary coin operation, 500 block of Hwy 34 Stolen truck and trailer, I-35 at 386 exit Meet ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:29:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Lynda Duckworth Robinson, f, 62, driving while intoxicated Virginia Smith, f, 46, assault causes bodily injury family violence Nissa Evans, f, 35, warrants Amanda Smith, f, 25, warrants Rodney ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:23:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 10 – Oct. 16 Maria Claudia Lopez, w/f, 45, driving while intoxicated Deadres Brumsey Jones, b/f, 41, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Jeanna Harper Stubbert, w/f, 40, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:09:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 3 – Oct. 9 Tyrone Butler, m, 45, sexual assault Robert Victor Mullinder, m, 56, driving while intoxicated, open container Robin Hlas, f, 42, public intoxication Deontay Jones, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:35:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 2 – Oct. 6 Gerald Franklin, b/m, 40, Dallas Sheriff Office warrants, theft by check Antonio Hamilton, b/m, 18, pedestrian in roadway Corey Lavar Davis, b/m, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:28:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 19 – Sept. 25 Dana Cristine Tartarilla, f, 25, driving while intoxicated Candice McManaway, f, 22, evading arrests Charles Edward Wilson, m, 30, possession of marijuana, destruction ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:13:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 14 – Oct. 26 Eley Martin, w/m, 28, Ferris PD warrants Lionel Garcia III, w/m, 20, Waxahachie PD warrants Patricia L. Garcia, w/f, 37, Ferris PD warrants Marcus ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:21:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrest Oct. 3 – Oct. 12 Kyle Costello Rogers, b/m, 32, Ferris PD warrants Daryl Lamont Latson, b/m, 29, Ferris PD warrants Gary Louis Nealon, b/m, 50, Ferris PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:34:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 20 – Oct. 3 David Campbell, w/m, 50, Ferris PD warrants Mindy Martinez, w/f, 24, no driver license Javier Ramirez, w/m, 31, public intoxication Henry Alaniz, w/m, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:28:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 20 – Sept. 21 David Campbell, w/m, 50, Ferris PD warrants Mindy Martinez, w/f, 24, no driver license Javier Ramires, w/m, 31, public intoxication Henry Alaniz, w/m, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:12:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 20 Imelda Robledo, w/f, 33, theft Gary Kirven, b/m, 49, traffic Reynaldo Loredo, w/m, 17, traffic, fraudulent use or possession of identifying number Jennifer Walker, w/f, 25, out ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:21:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 10 Mack Whitehead, b/m, 35, theft Jasmine Myers, b/f, traffic Juan Armijo, w/m, 33, traffic Oct. 11 Marques Daniels, b/m, 21, assault bodily injury, out of town warrant Veronica ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:08:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 7 – Oct. 10 Matthew Morrow, w/m, 34, credit card abuse Gary Easter, w/m, 38, credit card abuse Michael Hall, b/m, 47, traffic, possession of drug paraphernalia Timothy ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:33:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 Javon Green w/f, 46, traffic warrants, out of town warrants Patrick Nelson, b/m, burglary of habitation, fraud Joe Ross, b/m, 38, public intoxication, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:27:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23 Juan Herrera, w/m, 40, traffic warrants Sept. 24 Kenneth Cannon, w/m, 44, unauthorized use of motor vehicle Sept. 25 Brian Goodman, w/m, 18, theft Sept. 26 Adriana Martinez, w/f, 28, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:11:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursdays, Oct. 30 and Nov.6, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G &G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:29:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Public Auction will be held by ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:29:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30, 2008 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is seeking competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:28:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30, 2008 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is seeking competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:12:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING Ferris Independent ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:36:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 ORDINANCE NO.08-0918 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS, AM-ENDING CHAPTER 11 OF ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:35:00

Legal Notice

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:34:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:15:00

Odie Merrill Cowart

Nov. 1, 1914 – Oct. 15, 2008 ELLIS COUNTY – Odie Merrill Coward died in Sanford, N.C., on Oct. 15, 2008 after a short illness. He ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:05:00

Sofia Arciba

Feb. 20, 1924 – Oct. 18, 2008 ELLIS COUNTY – Funeral services for Sofia Arciba, 84, were held at 9 a.m. at Church of God of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:05:00

Houston Bowren

July 1, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Houston Bowren, of Waxahachie, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:32:00

William Ronny Williamson

May 16, 1946 – Oct. 5, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Memorial services for William Ronny Williamson, 62, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:23:00

Sherill Louise Baker

Sept. 25, 1925 - Oct. 1, 2008 DALLAS - Graveside services for Sherrill Louise Baker, 83 of Dallas, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:22:00

Skylar Mackenzie Bristow

April 13, 2006 - Sept. 28, 2008 LANCASTER - Funeral services for Skylar Mackenzie Bristow, 2 of Lancaster, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:07:00

Women: I feel your pain

Holly T. Cox, CPT Founder: A.F.T.A. And Bodies 4 Christ Ministries, Inc. Hello all! Let me introduce myself to you, I am a personal trainer and fitness ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:17:00

What would Jesus do?

That question is the theme of a book entitled In His Steps, written by Charles Sheldon. In this fictional story, the people of a town ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:31:00

Being under the fig tree is a Hebrew idiom for peace, the Messianic Kingdom

Q. "Is Matthew 5.32 and 19.3-9 correct? I want to explain it to a divorced friend." (Pete) A. The area of divorce can be a difficult issue to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:30:00

Being under the fig tree is a Hebrew idiom for peace, the Messianic Kingdom

Q. In John 1, Jesus says he saw Nathanael "under the fig tree." What is the significance of this? A. Being "under the fig tree" is ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:22:00

Who is this man called Jesus?

Mat 22:42 (NASB) "What do you think about the Christ.....?" After Christ had been asked several questions which were intended to entrap Him, suddenly He turns ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:21:00

Virtuous reality

We hear a lot today about virtual reality. According to the Dictionary, the word virtual means, "being such in force or effect, though not actually ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:06:00

We are in the midst of the High Holy Days as described in the scri ptures

Many are not aware of these festivals or know very little about them. But did you know that believers and unbelievers are going to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:05:00

Recurring Meetings Calendar

1st Monday • Glenn Heights City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., 1938 Hampton Road. • Pecan Hill City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 1094 Lowrance Rd. • Ennis City Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:27:00

Community Calendar

Ferris Friday, Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat First United Methodist Church located at 101 Redbud in Ferris, will be holding a Trunk or Treat from 7 p.m. to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:26:00

Recurring Meetings Calendar

1st Monday • Glenn Heights City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., 1938 Hampton Road. • Pecan Hill City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 1094 Lowrance Rd. • Ennis City Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:34:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Ferris Saturday, Oct. 11 FUMC of Ferris to host Lord’s Acre First United Methodist Church of Ferris will be hosting ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:33:00

Midlothian ISD hosting “School Walk for Diabetes”

Midlothian - On Oct. 16, the schools of the Midlothian ISD will host a School Walk for Diabetes event to help raise funds to find ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:27:00

Merchants hosting Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival Oct. 18

ENNIS – The 7th annual Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Ennis for non-stop ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:26:00

Re: Beer, wine in Waxahachie

I am a little more than ticked about the attitude about the referendum in Waxahachie on alcohol. I respect peoples belief in sobriety, but the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:15:00

Cryin An Lyin

Don’t believe too much you hear between now and Election Day! It goes like this; one side is desperate because they are a little behind. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:14:00

Obamas foreign policy What foreign policy?

Rodney Ramsey When it comes to foreign policy I must admit that I am a big fan of Teddy Roosevelt. I loved the "speak softly and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:13:00

House cleaning

The Democratic Party declared war on George W. Bush after his narrow 2000 victory for president and hasn’t let-up since. The problem is that Bush either ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:11:00

The brutal reality of Obamas tax cuts is severe and complete economic peril

Brad O’Leary Barack Obama’s tax cuts and deductions would increase the number of those who pay NO federal income taxes from 30 percent to 44 percent. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:10:00

If the truth matters Obama, Democrats will lose

Astoundingly, the current financial crisis has propelled Barack Obama to a rather substantial lead over John McCain in the polls. I say astounding considering which ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:09:00

Surprises await

Wow! What shocking surprises await both the citizens and city of Ennis in the near future. As many of you know Ennis is already known ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:03:00

Are we in trouble?

Something does not add up here! The normal response to emergencies and disasters is the town, city, county and state (National Guard). Then the governor has ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:01:00

Founding fathers vision almost gone

Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Project Founder and President I woke up this morning and faced the real world. Today I realized the servants we elected to represent ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:00:00

The depression has begun

Andrew Strom Ten months ago in November 2007 while preaching in Wisconsin, I felt a strong unction from the Holy Spirit to speak about the future ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:59:00

Not smart enough

Actually, Obama’s not smart enough to be seriously considered as somehow fulfilling Biblical prophesy, for he plagiarizes most of his utterances, thanks to his "chief ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 11:57:00

Army taps brigades for Homeland Defense

Re: Are we in trouble? Something does not add up here! The normal response to emergencies and disasters is the town, city, county and state (National Guard).Then ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2008 12:30:00

Bottomin Out!!

I think our economy has been attacked, the dreaded money bomb. It didn’t kill as many people as 9-11, but it has affected more. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:29:00

American system under microscope

I was reading an article by Martin Fletcher, NBC News correspondent in which he stated, "In Israel, with its famously combative and unrestrained media, it ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:29:00

The Have-Nots

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a Biblical prophecy straight out of the pages of the Book of Revelation. These horsemen may have relevance ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:28:00

Selling America Out! Part 1

David J. Smith, Editor Newswatch Magazine In 1954, the United Nations published a map of which countries would occupy other countries to guarantee world peace. In 1897, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:27:00

Reasons not to vote for Barack Obama

Here are 10 (well, perhaps a few more) of my reasons not to vote for Barack Hussein Obama, and they are not listed in order ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:27:00

Wall Street execs more interested in false profits than economy

O.K., I have sat back and listened to the financial gurus tell me how this current financial crisis is so involved that I might not ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:20:00

True Americans

Sheriff Andy Taylor would have the solution. Simple. He would take all of McCain’s bullets away from him, save one, which John would have to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:19:00

Obama has stooped too low

We have been told, through an advertisement approved by Senator Barack Obama, that one of Senator John McCain’s own advisors does not believe that Senator ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:05:00

Jons Vu! Really?

A while back I wrote a column with a little story I always enjoy telling. An old feller I knew drank a lot. Anything with booze. When ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:04:00

School tax increases

Before the really big election on Nov. 4, there are six important elections in local school districts: five of which will increase residents’ total tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:03:00

A real American woman

There is one main reason for voting the Republican Ticket this year, which…by the way…said-vote will take place a mere 32 days away from when ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:01:00

Will the REAL Barack Obama stand up?

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Part 1 Saul Alinsky helped to establish the confrontational political tactics that characterized the 1960s and have remained central to all subsequent ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:00:00

Republican or Democrat?

Republican or Democrat? Personally, I don’t care much for the extreme wings of either party. Both the far left and the far right are so ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/01/2008 09:17:00

Eighth grader livin in the fast lane

Jennifer Mulhausen The Ellis County Press ENNIS-Thirteen-year-old Jordin DeWald, of Houston, has been racing for three years. Among Jordin’s accomplishments are Runner Up at the Little River ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:18:00

Waco Midway proves too much for Ennis Lions, 56-31

Jennifer Mulhausen The Ellis County Press ENNIS - Midway shut out Ennis in the first quarter and took a 14-0 lead going into the second. The Panthers ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2008 10:18:00

Lady Hawks just keep winning

Submitted by Chip Bird RED OAK - Lady Hawks keep on winning! The varsity, junior varsity and freshman won against Forney and Terrell last week. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:07:00

Hawks defense holds Terrell to minus -12 yards

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press RED OAK - The Hawks traveled to Terrell on Friday, Oct. 17 coming of their first district win of the year ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:07:00

Ennis Graham Harrell and Waxahachies Marlon Winn join forces for the Red Raiders

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press Ennis’ highly decorated former Quarterback Graham Harrell and former Waxahachie offensive lineman Marlon Winn were fierce competitors under the Friday Night ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2008 12:06:00

Hawks JV Maroon crush Mabank 42-7

RED OAK - The Hawks JV Maroon football team traveled to Mabank last Thursday. It took little time for the Hawks to impose their will ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:33:00

District win is another thriller

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press RED OAK - The Hawks came away with their first 2008 district win on Friday, Oct. 10 beating the Mabank Panthers ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2008 10:32:00

Red Oak Hawks JV team took action, 12-6

RED OAK - The Hawks JV maroon and white football teams were in action last Thursday. The White team took on the JV squad from ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:25:00

Red Oak Hawks suffer heart-breaking loss

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press MESQUITE - The Hawks traveled to Memorial Stadium to face the team that ended their playoff run last year, the West ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/09/2008 16:24:00

Kidwell helps lead Ferris to their first victory of the season

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - After keeping the Bulldogs to only seven points in the first quarter, the Ferris Yellow Jackets took over and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2008 11:10:00

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