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Interim Hired, Lewis appeals Termination

LANCASTER- The board of trustees for the Lancaster Independent School District hired Dana Marables  as the new interim superintendent  during  a called meeting Thursday, Dec. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/30/2008 16:00:00

A Christmas Day Tragedy

  LITTLE ELM- Ellis County District Clerk employee  Corynne Turnpaugh,61, was killed in an automobile accident on Christmas day in Little Elm,Texas. Turnpaugh, a resident of Maypearl ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/30/2008 14:16:00

Sprinkler attributes to womans death

The Ellis County Press SEAGOVILLE – Pam Godfrey, 44, of Ferris was killed in an auto accident on Monday morning, Dec.22 when she was flung out ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:54:00

Rule would relax beer, wine restrictions

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – City officials have tentatively scheduled an ordinance repeal which currently prohibits beer and wine from being sold in the city. Last ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:54:00

County requires permit for RV, campers

The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY –Residents wanting a camper or a recreational vehicle on their property – with or without septic hook-ups – will now ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:51:00

Water award given to James

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Public works director Charlie Joe James, accepted an award during the Monday, Dec. 15, council meeting from the Texas Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:51:00

Maypearl Shooting questioned

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Chief Deputy Charles Sullins’ abrupt resignation as retiring Sheriff Ray Stewart’s right-hand man has embroiled the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:50:00

Hispanics are undesirables

Firestorm erupts over comments The Ellis County Press MILFORD - Councilwoman Roseanne Lockhart’s controversial comments about Hispanic residents have outraged taxpayers in the southern Ellis County town ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:49:00

Was Christ actually born on Dec. 25?

WAYNE D. COWEY Contributing Writer wdcowey@aircanopy.net For many centuries people have asked what the "Wise Men" saw to came hundreds of miles to a small village to pay ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:47:00

Shoot dogs

                FERRIS – A policy enacted Dec. 19 by Ferris Police Chief Frank Mooney call for officers to shoot “feral dogs,” according to an internal memo sent ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/23/2008 15:35:00

TEA rankings released on area districts

3 in county ‘Recognized’ The Ellis County Press AUSTIN – The annual Texas Education Agency results are in and three schools from Ellis County and southern Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/19/2008 15:01:00

1st Lite the Tree celebration held

WILMER – The City of Wilmer hosted their first annual "Lite the Tree" celebration last Thursday night. The event, held in near perfect winter weather ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/19/2008 14:59:00

Ellis County gets $2,052,976.80 in sales tax of state collected $1.98 billion in November

Austin — Ellis County received $2,052,976.80 of the state collected $1.98 billion in sales tax in November, up 4.7 percent compared to November 2007 Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/19/2008 14:45:00

Board seeks replacement for unfit superintendent

Ex-Waxahachie official leads intervention team The Ellis County Press LANCASTER- The Lancaster Independent School District school board will be meeting on two different occasions Thursday, Dec.18, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/19/2008 14:44:00

Jurors deliver blow to CPS case

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Jurors in a local Child Protective Services trial didn't side with the state or its expert witnesses in a case ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/19/2008 14:35:00

Bob Carroll appointed municipal judge

The Ellis County Press OAK LEAF - Bob Carroll was appointed municipal judge on Tuesday, Dec. 8, the latest move in the former Ellis County Court ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:04:00

Embezzlement cases on the rise

The Ellis County Press ENNIS - The abundance of cases out of Ennis with money laundering are increasing. Last month, Ellen Prude, a resident of Palmer, was ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:03:00

Councilman appointed

The Ellis County Press BARDWELL - After weeks of deliberation, Clinton Ivy was appointed to the vacant council seat on Monday, Dec. 8. The three-member council had ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:02:00

County seeks citizen input on proposed slaughterhouse

Diana Buckley Ellis County Human Services WAXAHACHIE – The greater part of Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court was devoted to input from ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:01:00

AirCanopy merges with national wi-fi company

The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - Ellis County’s popular wireless Internet service provider AirCanopy has merged with Skybeam, a national ISP. The change will be completed, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:00:00

Jack-in-the-Box coming to Ferris

The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Jack in the Box, a national fast-food chain headquartered out of San Diego, Calif., may soon be coming to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 15:58:00

FOOD BASKETS

Students at Ferris Christian Academy held their first annual SPAM food drive, collecting 277 cans of SPAM. The infant/toddler class came in first and were ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 15:57:00

Council mocks, ridicules corruption expose

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ITALY – Council members and the mayor mocked and laughed at alleged corruption in their city after Monday’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 15:56:00

Condemned

Ferris City Manager David Chavez said the pastor of this church in town had 90 days to tear down the structure on 7th Street in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 15:54:00

Partnership helps needy

       WAXAHACHIE- Struggling residents in the city of Waxahachie may now be able to find some electricity bill relief thanks to the partnership between TXU energy and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2008 16:48:00

Never say never on running for office back home

                RED OAK – Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin, a native of what is now Oak Leaf, said “never say never” when asked about eventually ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2008 13:23:00

Commissioner offers dump day Dec. 13

The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – What can Brown do for you? On Saturday, Dec. 13, Ellis County Commissioner Ron Brown, R-Red Oak, will set up space ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:57:00

Court clerk resigns, alleges inappropriate relationships Subjected to disrespect, rumors

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Kacie Gibbons resigned as the city’s court clerk on Nov. 10, but her letter to the city council and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:56:00

Court clerk reinstated amid Rangers probe

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ITALY – The municipal court clerk under investigation by the Texas Rangers was back at work this week, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:55:00

City smacked with $4 million lawsuit

The Ellis County Press 1,200 annexed on 6-1 voteMIDLOTHIAN – Shortly before the city council’s 6-1 vote annexed 1,200 residents in the Midlothian area Tuesday, Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:51:00

Check scam hits Ennis business

Michael Seiber The Ellis County Press Ennis – A nationwide check fraud scam has hit an Ellis county business. Maverick Metal has been the victim of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:48:00

CHURCH BUILDING CONDEMNED

The Ellis County Press This vacant, unfinished brick-laden church on Ferris’ 7th Street was recently condemned by city officials and ordered for demolition, but the pastor ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:46:00

2008 Christmas Toy Drive

FERRIS- The Ferris Police Department will be hosting its 2008 Christmas Toy Drive from Dec.1-19. You may donate any new, unwrapped toy during this time at ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2008 14:43:00

Former Daily News employee accused of embezzlement

     ENNIS- Former Ennis Daily News office manager Peggy Motley, turned herself into the authorities Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 8:45 a.m. after learning about a warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2008 01:34:00

Suspect in city hall incident indicted

The Ellis County Press MAYPEARL – Gretchen Wendell Powell, the suspect police and prosecutors alleged to have assaulted Maypearl Police Chief Lester Taylor and then tried ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:27:00

Toy run benefitting Ennis youth to begin Dec. 14

The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – The annual Gryphons Motorcycle Club toy run parade will begin Saturday, Dec. 14 in downtown Midlothian with proceeds benefitting the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:26:00

Superintendent clarifies teacher pay check

Alan R. Oakley Superintendent, Palmer ISD Last Wednesday evening (Nov. 12) the Palmer ISD Board of Trustees voted in open session to give a $200 supplemental payment ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:25:00

Country music stars husband appointed mayor

The Ellis County Press WILMER – The Wilmer City Council appointed the husband of country music star Janie Fricke Thursday, Nov. 20 to its vacant mayoral ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:22:00

Clerk under Texas Rangers investigation

Chamber, EDC focus of probe The Ellis County Press ITALY – A municipal court clerk is under investigation by the Texas Rangers for her chamber of commerce ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:20:00

Neighborhood Crime Watch Criminals Beware

Michael SeiberThe Ellis County PressShaw Creek residents recently met after forming a crime watch in their neighborhood with the assistance of Ferris Police Investigator Sam ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:16:00

Food pantry to distribute items in PISD

The Ellis County Press PALMER – The First Assembly of God is collecting items for their food pantry in hopes of providing the items to families ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:11:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

DIVORCES Guadalupe Gomez vs. Fidel Gomez Catrice Cross vs. Ronald Cross Meagan Horton vs. Jarnell Davis Alice Walker vs. Arthur Walker James Ellis vs. Caterina Ellis Bradley Jones vs. Joanna Jones Casie ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:15:00

Ellis County

Avalon Dec. 18 Burglary of habitation, 2000 block of FM 55, suspects entered business business and removed listed property without consent $1,050 Ennis Dec. 16 Burglary of building, 1300 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:14:00

Ellis County

Bardwell Nov. 29 Assault causes bodily injury family violence, 400 block of Commerce, suspect assaulted the complainant who lives in the same household Ennis Nov. 29 Arson, 600 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:19:00

Ellis County

Bardwell Oct. 13 Burglary of building, Highview Park Marina, subject took complainant’s fishing gear from a locked building without permission $812 Ennis Oct. 13 Assault by contact, 3800 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:12:00

Ellis County

Bardwell Oct. 13 Burglary of building, Highview Park Marina, subject took complainant’s fishing gear from a locked building without permission $812 Ennis Oct. 13 Assault by contact, 3800 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 10:11:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 16 – Dec. 19 Tiron Markell Childress, 23, no proof of financial responsibility, no driver license, no valid insurance Kirt Carl Thomas, 22, steal or receive ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:14:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 2 – Dec. 7 Candice Lea Hooten, 27, warrants, failure to appear on state law, speeding, driving while license invalid, theft, possession of dangerous drugs Jacob ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:18:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 25 – Nov. 30 Bobby James Scott, 23, aggravated robbery Anthony Lee Johnson, 24, possession of marijuana Rosanna Champeau, 25, possession of marijuana Filomeno Garcia, 42, speeding, violate ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:11:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 17 – Nov. 23 Chad Michael Webb, 23, assault by contact, assault causes bodily injury Heather Jean Webb, 21, disorderly conduct Venson Washington, 24, expired license tags, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 10:11:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 15 Theft, 4500 block of Davis Alarm, 100 block of Hickory Creek EMS, Living Oaks Apartments EMS, 900 block of Bells Chapel Circle Alarm, 600 block of Harmony Way Theft, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:13:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 1 – Dec. 8 Billy Dollison, w/m, 38, assault warrant Billie Dollison Jr., w/m, 18, criminal mischief, Red Oak PD warrant Rolando Gutierrez, w/m, 36, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:18:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 24 – Nov. 30 Michael Martin, w/m, 50, false report to police officer Toben Row, w/m, 26, no drivers license, no insurance Christopher Brownlee, w/m, 23, Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:11:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 18 - 20 Michael Lujan, w/m, 26, active Arlington PD warrants Jesus Rodriguez, w/m, 28, injury to child Simonica Castillo, w/f, 26, warrants Pedro Rios, w/m, 28, Waxahachie ... Full story

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

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 18 – Dec. 20 Tommy L. Townsend, w/m, 43, public intoxication Jessica A. Thurston, w/f, 30, warrants Miguel R. Arteaga, h/m, 32, possession of controlled substance Sara B. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:13:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 26 – Nov. 29 John Anothony Martinez, h/m, 32, warrants Jesus Calvillo Arzola, h/m, 21, evading arrest Luis Alberto Duenez, h/m, 28, evading arrest with vehicle Paul Herbert ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:10:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 17 – Nov. 22 Cody Bryan Sample, w/m, 21, reckless driving Jessica Leslie Jones, w/f, 19, no drivers license Renaldo D. McGowin, b/m, 20, public intoxication ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 15 – Dec. 21 House and building checks 126 Neighborhood checks 144 Alarms 2 EMS/Fire 3 Motorist assists 4 Suspicious person or vehicle 5 Traffic stops 23 Traffic citations 10 Other 26 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:13:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 4 – Dec. 6 James J. Alsup, w/m, 30, warrants Jonathon Wilson, w/, 24, family violence Julie M. Thompson, w/f, 29, driving while intoxicated Carlos A. Cerda, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:17:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 1 – Dec. 7 House and building checks 120 Neighborhood checks 122 Alarms 7 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 1 Traffic stops 22 Traffic citations 7 Other 21 Minor accident, intersection ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:17:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 24 – Nov. 30 House and buil- ding checks 136 Neighborhood checks 128 Alarms 8 EMS/Fire 2 Motorist assists 2 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 6 911 hang ups 2 Traffic stops 35 Traffic citations ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:10:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 17 – Nov. 23 House and building checks 121 Neighborhood checks 133 Alarms 16 EMS/Fire 2 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 3 Traffic stops 38 Traffic citations 21 Other 42 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:59:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 30 – Dec. 12 Carlos Betancourt, w/m, warrants Eugene Tovar, b/m, assault family violence Amber Medellin, w/f, warrants Victoria Stuart, b/f, driving while license invalid Jose Zuniga, h/m, warrants Brandon ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:12:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 14 – Dec. 20 Jeremy Gerard Leeper, b/m, 22, evading arrest, possession of marijuana Cayla Beth Courtney, w/f, 18, Midlothian PD warrants Isac Hernandez, h/m, 24, resisting ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:12:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 Julie Ann Hernandez, h/f, 27, theft Brandon Kyle Counts, w/m, 18, unauthorized use of vehicle Paul Christopher Hatley, w/m, 43, assault by contact Michael ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:16:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 23 – Nov. 29 Christopher Gregg Gentry, w/m, 21, theft James William Skidmore, w/m, 43, harassment Joel Lynndrick Hale, b/m, 42, driving while intoxicated Greforio Duran Rodriguez, h/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:09:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 16 – Nov. 22 Cayla Beth Courtney, w/f, 18, credit card abuse Natalie Janene Hadaway, w/f, 20, driving while intoxicated Seng Mahkaw, a/f, 29, Cedar Hill PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:59:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 11 – 18 Victor Yepez, h/m, 30, warrants out of Crandall Co. Varner J. Keys Jr., b/m, 34, warrants out of Lancaster PD and McKinney PD Incidents Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:58:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 12 – Dec. 18 Joshua Wansley, b/m, 29, assault, criminal mischief Ubaldo Dominguez, w/m, 29, assault Tammy McWhorter, w/f, 37, engaged in organized criminal activity, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:11:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 Carrin Ladell Garritt, b/f, 27, Dallas County warrants, Dallas PD warrants Jeromy Daniel Jennings, w/m, 29, driving while intoxicated Amanda Renee Meyer, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:16:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 19 – Nov. 20 Joel Lopez, m, 38, driving while license invalid, warrants Kenneth Daniels, m, 43, assault causing bodily injury, family violence, warrants Danny Vantreese, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:58:00

Ferris Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 13 – Dec. 17 Alarm, Fire Station 2 Animal complaint, service road at 267 Alarm, 8th St. Animal complaint, FM 660 at Mayby Alarm, I-45 Burglary of motor vehicle, 900 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:11:00

Ferris Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 28 – Nov. 30 Traffic, Fifth St. Distrubance, 200 block of Church Smoke investigation, 100 block of Tanners Farm Traffic, 983 at Lucy Mae Traffic, Eighth St. at Fina Suspicious ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:09:00

Ferris Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 18 - 20 Theft, 200 block of Central St. Traffic, I-45 Harassment, 5th St. Break in, Meadowridge Unable to locate, Belt Line Rd. Accident, FM 660 in front of High ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:57:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 15 – Dec. 17 Brandi Mendez, w/f, 37, out of town warrants Johnny Villa, w/m, 22, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct Elisa Lopez, w/f, 29, out of town ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:10:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 1 – Dec. 4 Steven Robbins, b/m, 19, possession of marijuana in drug free zone Courtney Henderson, b/m, 22, possession of marijuana in drug free zone Miguel ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:15:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 24 Raymond Jones, b/m, 40, theft Katari Wafford, b/m, 20, assault bodily injury Jorge Montelongo, w/m, 17, traffic Nov. 25 Randall Barak, w/m, 30, traffic Jerry Banks, b/m, 47, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:08:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 20 – 24 Rufus Moreno, w/m, 55, evading arrest Pedro Rangel, w/m, 43, traffic Heather Reisinger, w/f, 30, out of town warrants Semethia Fielder, b/f, 17, theft Kenny Garcia, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:56:00

Legal Notice

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 ORDINANCE NO. 08-1218A AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS, AMENDING THE CODE ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:25:00

Legal Notice

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:25:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Dec.25, 2008 and Jan.1, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The Storage Place, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:20:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:12:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov.20 and 27, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G&G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 10:13:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST EDDIE I. PATTERSON, DECEASED Notice is hereby ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 10:13:00

Legal Notice

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

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

Betty Ann Huskerson

Sept. 13, 1933 - Dec. 15, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral services for Betty Ann Huskerson, 75 of Newton, Kan., were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:06:00

Horace (Hoss) Odell Davis

Feb. 1, 1940 – Nov. 21, 2008 RED OAK – Horace (Hoss) Odell Davis, 68 of Red Oak, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at his residence ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:11:00

William (Bill) Winston Sheen

May 21, 1943 - Nov. 29, 2008 LANCASTER - William (Bill) Winston Sheen, 65 of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. Services will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:05:00

Ruby Nell Gaines Horn

Jan. 16, 1936 - Nov. 19, 2008 LANCASTER - Funeral services for Ruby Nell Gaines Horn, of Lancaster, were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:50:00

Give the Christmas gift of your time

Holly T. Cox, CPT Founder: A.F.I.T.A. Bodies 4 Christ Ministries, Inc. Ever wonder why God chose Mary? I used to, then I was studying for a Bible ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:19:00

Uncertain riches

"Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it. "When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:06:00

The source for stability and security

Government cannot guarantee success in business. Where can you find financial security? Perhaps the better question to ask is this: To whom do you look for ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:05:00

True love

When is the last time you saw an act of true love? Perhaps you might ask, "What is true love?" How would one recognize true ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:12:00

The greatest people on earth

- Continued from last week So they planted themselves in the midst of suffering. Soon, others joined them, like the beautiful Brazilian family I met: ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:11:00

The name Israel was given to Jacob because as a prince he had power with God

Q. Some people say that the Jews are different from the Israelites and try to make a distinction today. What is your opinion? A. There are ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:10:00

The greatest people on earth

Greatness comes in surprising places. Through the years I have been fortunate to meet a number of well-known people, from world leaders to popular entertainers and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:04:00

To resolve the problem, God gives a new covenant allowing His Shekinah to remain

Q. What does it mean in Mt 24.12 where it says that the "love of many shall wax cold?" A. Before we look at what it ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:49:00

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: 12/29/2008 10:19:00

Community Calendar

Ellis County Flu shots available Flu shots are available. Contact Texas Department of State Health Services, 3001 S. Washington, Kaufman, 972-932-2038. $10 donation or sliding scale fee ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:18:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Montreal Lee Steward and Shenique Daeshawn Green Eric Lamont Wesley and Shyrica Monique Woods John Dustin Wherry and Katie Anne Lucke Patrick Richard Grant and Vicki Marie Brazier David ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:15:00

If a frog had wings, he could fly . . .

A casual look at America’s melting pot status reveals its metamorphosis has been into a croc. Let’s look and see. The West Coast, commonly referred to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:57:00

On New Years resolutions and government

The holidays are here and it soon will be New Years. Good intentions will be flowing like good punch at holiday parties; New Years Resolutions ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:57:00

The gods of liberalism

J. Matt Barber Attorney "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 09:56:00

Militarized America!

David J. Smith No nation has remained free for very long after it has allowed the military to police its citizens. Does America think she can ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:09:00

Kicking George on the way out

It is always good to know that history will expose the truth over the fiction. It is also fun when you see those who fostered ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:09:00

Old fashioned oppression

William Warren Contributing Editor, ALG News Bureau It appears that unlawful spying and high-tech personal infiltration isn’t the only tactic Big Brother employs to achieve his nefarious ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:08:00

Under Stress

The economy is under stress and government, wherein we find ourselves fully submerged, is here to help. Isn’t that the cliche; we’re from the government ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:07:00

Applying the Reality Principle

By Paul M. Weyrich Free Congress Foundation. Where is the ticker-tape parade in New York City? Where are the cheers? A year and a half after ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:06:00

Open carry in Texas?

To protect the First Amendment, we need a strong second. Without the second, who will defend the first? Guns are not for hunting. Handguns were not ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:05:00

Ignoring the will of the people

Forced annexation is wrong. Wrong on so many levels, but fundamentally the whole process whereby seven public officials legally have the power to force someone ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:05:00

Re: Post-annexation

I want to thank all the citizens who attended the Midlothian City Council meeting Tuesday 11/25/08. For those of you who waited outside, I will ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:03:00

Vote em in or vote em out

I have sat back over the past eight years and watched a constant chipping away of those Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties so gallantly fought ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:02:00

Why the Constitution Party?

Paul Richard Strange Sr. My decision to join the Constitution Party was not an easy decision. The American political reality is that no alternative political ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:01:00

Bumper stickers

The bumper sticker plastered on the rear window of the passing Toyota mini van read simply "1.20.2009." Its graphics were white on a basic black ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:01:00

The truth about the first Thanksgiving

Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the "official" Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:00:00

America is no longer a Christian nation

Joe Green In June 2007, during a speech, Sen. Barack Obama made the declaration, "America is no longer a Christian nation." This is a statement with ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 11:57:00

Nebraskas failure

Isaac MacMillen Lawmakers in Nebraska are learning the hard way that government intervention invariably creates more problems than it solves. The recent passage of the state’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:48:00

Thin? Skin!

I enjoy just mentally doodling about the last election. When big Bill Clinton was running for office, he could do or say nothing wrong. He ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:48:00

Silencing pastors and talk radio

Paul M. Weyrich Chairman and CEO, Free Congress Foundation William J. Federer, a Missourian, is one of the most cheerful people I have met. Despite this, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:47:00

Coincidence, or Conflict of Interest?

I’ve been asked by Midlothian residents about perceived irregularities in the purchase of the First Baptist Church, now home of the Midlothian Police Department and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:47:00

Car buying habits

History has a way of repeating itself. Unfortunately, too much of this repeat-mode pans out to be on the negative side of the ledger. Only ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:46:00

The question that cries out for an answer

I’m reasonably sure most people are completely unaware of what I’m about to discuss, but that’s not unusual considering most everyone depends on the mainstream ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:46:00

If you arent living in Texas already you might want to consider moving here!

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union. (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.) We Texans ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:45:00

Meals-on-Wheels celebrates National Philanthropy day by honoring the Joe Barton Family Foundation

ELLIS COUNTY - Meals-on-Wheels celebrated National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 6 by honoring The Joe Barton Family Foundation at a luncheon held at the Renaissance ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:09:00

Lady Hawks lose district opener

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks opened district play on Wednesday, Dec. 17 against the Mesquite Poteet Lady Pirates. The Lady Hawks found themselves down ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:09:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets and Wills Point duke it out on the court

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The referees from this game should get lumps of coal in their stockings. For those who attended the game ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:07:00

Midlothian Panthers ice hockey team takes on the Richardson Rampage

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - The Midlothian Panthers ice hockey team traveled to Richardson last Thursday to face the Richardson Rampage. The ice was ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2008 10:07:00

ROJH girls take 2 from Lancaster

RED OAK - The ROJH eighth grade girl’s basketball teams hosted Lancaster on Dec. 4. The B Team had the early game and what game ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:15:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets upset Red Oak Hawks

RED OAK - The Hawks hosted the Ferris Yellow Jackets on Dec. 2 in what would turn out to be three very exciting games. The freshman ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2008 16:13:00

Wild About Cheer competes in Fort Worth

The Wild About Cheer cheerleading squads, based here in Red Oak, competed in the American Cheer Power competition in Fort Worth on Nov. 14 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:07:00

Hawks shut down Waxahachie

RED OAK - The Hawks shut down the Waxahachie Indians late in the fourth period to come away with a physical 68-59 win on Monday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:07:00

Ennis Lions post-season playoff run ended by Rockwall-Heath

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press It was a slow first quarter for Ennis Friday night at Texas Stadium, but the Lions gained momentum heading into the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:06:00

Tech bearly squeezes past Baylor, awaits bowl announcement

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press Texas Tech survived what could be described as an off-beat game against Baylor Saturday. The game itself was not the only ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2008 12:05:00

Lady Hawks win against Fort Worth Paschal Panthers

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks played three rare Saturday evening games hosting the Fort Worth Paschal Panthers. Like the boys games on Friday night, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:56:00

Red Oak Hawks hoop it up

RED OAK - The Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams played some hoops last Friday and Saturday before the Thanksgiving break. The boys freshman, JV and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:55:00

Former Waxahachie football star returns to play in Lone Star state

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FORT WORTH - When the Air Force Falcons traveled to Fort Worth to take on the No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:55:00

Waxahachies playoff run ends

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie and Sulphur Springs kept fans on the edge of their seats for a good portion of the game ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:54:00

Ferris Pee Wee football C team wins Superbowl trophy

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - On another cold and windy day, the Ferris pee wee "C" team repeated their fiery performance at the playoffs ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:54:00

Ennis Lions rock Kilgore to advance to the semifinals

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press ENNIS - The Ennis Lions faced the Kilgore Bulldogs Friday night at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. Kilgore didn’t stand a chance against ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:53:00

Ferris JV and varsity basketball teams win over Gatesville

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Members of the Yellow Jackets Basketball teams of 1993 and 1994 reunited Tuesday night at the new high school ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2008 09:52:00

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