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Census, COG figures released

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County ELLIS COUNTY – Of the 254 counties in Texas, Ellis County ranks No. 25 in the list of fastest-growing counties, according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:36:00

Regarding the resignation of the Ferris Chief of Police

David Chavez Ferris City Manager 1. Chief Braly did not resign abruptly. He had informed both the city manager and members of the city council fully two ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:34:00

Chief, assistant respond to AVFD accusations

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press AVALON – Roy Scruggs and Jimmy Mitchell are at the center of a debate over the future of Avalon’s volunteer fire ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:33:00

Candidates son in violation mix-up

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – James Kennedy is still in the Ellis County jail for failure to register as a sex offender, but a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:41:00

Committee launched for beer, wine vote

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – An exploratory committee has been set up to study the possibility of launching a beer and wine petition. With only ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:39:00

Midlothian steel mill scraps catch fire

J. Hoskins The Ellis County Press midlothian– Around 10 p.m. Memorial Day, a trash fire at the Gerdau Ameristeel Mill on Ward Road, south of US 287 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:39:00

City wants grocer prosecuted, Mayor aims to rid bootlegging

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WILMER – Those selling beer underground are being run out of town, according to actions directed by Mayor Don Hudson. A Mexican ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:38:00

Ferris, Red Oak police bust narcotics ring

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Officers from the Ferris and Red Oak police departments, as well as the narcotics division in the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:36:00

Road condition complaints rise

STAFF REPORT "Shankle Road is in dire need of having the potholes patched," said Phillip Langer. "I hate to complain but I just received my tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:28:00

Taxpayers subsidize non-profit at $75,999

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – County taxpayers subsidize the Society for the Prevention for Cruelty to Animals facility at the tune of $18,999.75 per ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:27:00

Mayor denies altercation with wife

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Mayor Jim Parks and his wife have had "some issues" as recently as last month, according to Ferris police, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:25:00

St.Johns Catholic School

MEGAN GRAY Ellis County Press ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/28/2008 21:55:00

Summer Feeding Program 2008

The Ferris ISD announces the 5th consecutive year in sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided at the site listed.    In accordance ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/28/2008 16:59:00

Fire guts donut stand

A fire of unknown origin totally gutted the Donut House in Ferris early Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials found the building at Eighth Street and Central in flames ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/28/2008 14:44:00

Tax abatement granted for Walgreens expansion

        Ellis County Commissioners approved a tax abatement agreement with Walgreens for an expansion of its Distribution Center, located on Highway 287 at Ovilla Road during ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/28/2008 11:03:00

Memorial Day 2008

written by Jamie O'Harahttp://home.comcast.net/~singingman7/TNOTW.htm ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/26/2008 10:36:00

ECP responds to cease and desist letter

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press    RED OAK - The Ellis County Press has re-activated a series of comments posted on an article that prompted a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/23/2008 10:42:00

Commissioners Court Meeting Agenda

Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 6:00 P.M., ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2008 16:37:00

4 juveniles held in burglary

Phillip Mark Prasifka, Chief of Police On Thursday, May 22, 2008, at approximately 12:44 p.m. the Glenn Heights Police Department received a call regarding suspicious persons ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/22/2008 16:30:00

Being D.E.A.D. to Stay Alive

PATRICK GREEN The Ellis County Press Students at Palmer High School had a first-hand look at the consequences of drinking and driving Thursday, May 15. Students ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:47:00

IH 35 frontage road permanently, converted to one-way in Red Oak

Interstate Highway 35E frontage Roads between Parkerville Road in DeSoto and U.S. 77 south of Red Oak will be permanently converted to one-way operation beginning ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:01:00

City administrator fired

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WILMER – City Administrator Thom Lauer was fired by recently re-elected incumbent Mayor Don Hudson yesterday. Hudson told The Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:01:00

County blocks drug test results

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – A county jail inmate, who says he’s innocent of failing a drug test and said others are in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:00:00

One for you, one for me

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – A recount in the May 10 city council elections Tuesday didn’t result in a change in winners and losers. But ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 20:59:00

Motorplex sues former employee in Waxahachie concessions bid

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ENNIS – A concessions contract for Waxahachie’s sports complex resulted in a lawsuit filed by the Texas Motorplex – who had ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 20:56:00

NEW WILMER COUNCIL

After swearing in the new city council Thursday, May 15, officials display their election certificates. Pictured left to right are Marlena Hagen, Tiny Lange, Matias ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 20:55:00

HOPE CLINIC RECEIVES $30,000

Jay Fox, president of Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, recently presented a check for $30,000 to Mackie Owens, director of the Hope Clinic in Waxahachie, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 20:53:00

Volunteer fire board accuses ESD of retaliation

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press             AVALON – Allegations of misappropriation of funds were leveled against the volunteer fire department’s chief and assistant Tuesday for $5,000 in cell ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 17:45:00

Misappropriation of funds alleged

Note: The following notes were taken while on assignment in Avalon tonight. More developments and follow-ups will be made exclusive in The Ellis County Press.UPDATE: ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 21:42:00

CORRECTION: New homes to be registered with state, County has no say

CORRECTIONIn the May 15th article by Joey Dauben, the following information was incorrect: “Beginning Sept. 1, every new home constructed will be required to register with ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 18:21:00

Local Students Honored with U.S. Service Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, announced the appointments of eight area students to the U.S. service academies. In order to receive an appointment to attend ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 17:14:00

Police chief resigns

Note: This article was submitted to press before the City of Garrett responded via e-mail. Robert McCumsey said his list of citations (below) were for ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 16:34:00

Recount leaves winners, losers in place

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press             PALMER – A recount in the May 10 city council elections Tuesday didn’t result in a change in winners and losers, but ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 15:33:00

TPA Messenger mentions Bardwell threats

TEXAS PRESS MESSENGER – The Texas Press Association’s Messenger reported about Bardwell Mayor P.W. “Jinker” Gentry’s recent threats against The Ellis County Press news staff. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 14:02:00

City admin fired

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press                 WILMER – City Administrator Thom Lauer was fired by recently re-elected incumbent Mayor Don Hudson yesterday. Hudson told The Ellis County Press ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 11:25:00

Rise and Shine Members & Calendar

Members        Check our website       for our next meeting. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/20/2008 08:37:00

Obamas Jedi Mind Trick

Just in case you were wondering, there's an animated short on YouTube that explains why liberals simply love Barack Obama. He's mastered the power of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/19/2008 17:54:00

Ferris ISD residents aim for de-annexation

Red Oak ISD set to vote June 9 (Corrected date) CHANTEL JAMES The Ellis County Press           FERRIS – Residents of Red Oak who reside in the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/19/2008 17:27:00

TxDOT Replaces Another Bridge in Ellis County

ELLIS COUNTY – On Monday, May 19, Ed Bell Construction Company will begin work to replace the bridge on FM 878 at a branch of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/19/2008 15:29:00

Husband of ousted LISD incumbent killed

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press      GRAND PRARIE-  Ousted Lancaster school trustee Sheila Stanmore's husband was recently was involved in a police stand off May 12 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2008 20:46:00

Ousted councilman says ECP altered election

MEGAN GRAY Ellis County Press      PALMER- Mike Greenlee, former mayor and  councilman of  Palmer was narrowly defeated by Tony Roybal Jr. and Greg Penny in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2008 20:08:00

Zogby Poll: 87% Believe Gas Will Hit $4 Per Gallon By Memorial Day

UTICA, New York— Record-breaking oil and gasoline prices are causing many Americans brace for even steeper hikes, with 87% who say they expect the nationwide ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2008 09:17:00

Tasty Treats at Cedar Hill Chamber Event!!

CEDAR HILL, TX. - For residents of the Best Southwest area with a hankering for crab cakes, fajitas, chicken, grilled shrimp & tilapia, frozen custard, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 18:58:00

Hope Clinic receives $30,000 from Baylor

Jay Fox, president of Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, recently presented a check for $30,000 to Mackie Owens, director of the Hope Clinic in Waxahachie, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 17:03:00

Meals-On-Wheels June Menu

June 2008 Menu 817-558-2840 or 972-351-9943 Monday 2nd Cheeseburger Mac, Capri Mix Vegetables, Ranch Beans, Multi-Grain Bread, Rosey Pears, Milk Tuesday 3rd Cheese Enchiladas w/ Ranchero Sauce, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 11:57:00

IH 35 frontage road permanently converted to one-way in Red Oak

Interstate Highway 35E frontage Roads between Parkerville Road in DeSoto and U.S. 77 south of Red Oak will be permanently converted to one-way operation beginning ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 11:44:00

Ennis Horsewomen Sharon McLeod selected to compete in Mustang Makeover Mission 007: Yearling

  Contestants train wild horses for a purse of $5,000   (Bertram, Texas ) – Sharon McLeod, of Ennis, Texas,  has been selected by the Mustang Heritage Foundation ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 11:41:00

4 Ellis County historic farm, ranches honored

AUSTIN – Four Ellis County farms and ranches were among the 102 recognized by Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and the Texas Department of Agriculture at ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:08:00

Newborns DNA logged in database

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – Newborn babies will be required to be screened for health conditions and the information to be stored in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:36:00

Ag-use middle ground

KEVIN CROUCH The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Carrie Alexander moved from high-tax Illinois to Ellis County and discovered an unreported loophole could be saving hundreds of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:34:00

Washington rolls out red carpet for North Texas WWII veterans

WASHINGTON - Nearly three dozen World War II veterans from North Texas took a uesday to visit d and paid for by Honor Flight of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:32:00

BNSF Railway Co. purchases 198 acres at Dallas Logistics Hub

Dallas, Texas — (May 12, 2008) — The Allen Group today announced the sale of 198 acres of land in the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH) ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:31:00

County blocks drug test results

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press                 WAXAHACHIE – A county jail inmate who says he’s innocent of failing a drug test and said others are in the same ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/14/2008 22:36:00

Encounter with Arts and Artists

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Art Association presents the 3nd Annual “Paint Historic Waxahachie!” Beginning May 30 and continuing through June 8, more than 35 of Texas’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/14/2008 17:04:00

HILCOs Operation Round Up® Grants Funding to Local Organizations

Operation Round Up® is a program in which residential members of HILCO Electric Cooperative, Inc. sign up to voluntarily have their electric bills rounded upward ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/13/2008 15:37:00

Motorplex sues former employee in Waxahachie concessions bid

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press                   ENNIS – A concessions contract for Waxahachie’s sports complex resulted in a lawsuit filed by the Texas Motorplex – ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/13/2008 15:20:00

Officials to re-instate illegally suspended drivers license

J. HOSKINS Ellis County Press BARDWELL – During the May meeting of the Bardwell city council, it was learned Jacque Bailey, a Bardwell citizen will have his ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/13/2008 15:04:00

CBS 11 HOSTS “THE AMAZING RACE” OPEN CALL

North Texans Can Audition for Their Chance at a Million Dollars   Dallas/Fort Worth – CBS 11 will host an open casting call for THE AMAZING RACE ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/13/2008 09:48:00

Local Election Results

Ellis CountyENNISCommissioner No. 1   James N. (Red) Sanders                89    59%   Bryan Walker (I)                          61    41%ENNIS I.S.D.Bond PropositionThe issuance of $48,985 million of bondsand levying the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2008 20:18:00

Commissioners Court Meeting Monday

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: 05/10/2008 10:39:00

Ex-CFO Sentenced

LancasterEx-CFO sentenced MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eugene Smith, Lancaster Independent School District’s former chief financial officer who was recently indicted by federal authorities, was sentenced May ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/09/2008 22:49:00

Candidates stress change in May 10 race

MaypearlCandidates stress change in May 10 race MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press MAYPEARL - Saturday is election time for local districts all around the county and the Maypearl Independent School ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/09/2008 13:30:00

Candidates weigh liquor stance

Wilmer: Candidates give stance on liquor MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER-HUTCHINS – Wilmer and Hutchins city council candidates offered their take on the southern ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/09/2008 02:06:00

Bardwell Sanctioned By State: TCEQ Issues Notice Of Enforcement Regarding Water Crisis

  J. Hoskins The Ellis County Press   BARDWELL-   In a follow up to The Ellis County Press article “When the Bard-Well Went Dry”, the Texas Commission on ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2008 04:13:00

Local Briefs

City council, school boardElection May 107 a.m. – 7 p.m. PALMER Girl Scout Troop 3146 in Palmer will host a food drive and blood drive Saturday, May ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 22:37:00

Despite claims, Greenlees signature sealed I-45 deal

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – Despite claims he had "nothing to do with it," Councilman Mike Greenlee signed his name to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 22:34:00

Red Oak voters go to the polls

Red Oak voters go to the polls for a special election Saturday, May 10 to expand authorized projects for the City of Red Oak Industrial Development ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 22:20:00

Bribery charges pending against city secretary

J. HOSKINS The Ellis County Press BARDWELL - City Secretary Shannon Spurgeon was accused of trying to lower a resident’s water bill in exchange for a puppy, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 22:01:00

School taxes increased by 103-1 vote

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press             ELLIS COUNTY – All 15 school districts voted to increase school taxes last year despite a state-mandated reduction, but some ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/06/2008 19:08:00

Police chase fleeing suspect, recover bills, pills

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press                 FERRIS – A routine traffic stop turned into a short-lived get-away.                 Angel LaShell Jones of Arlington was pulled over on a traffic ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/06/2008 19:02:00

Despite claims, Greenlees signature sealed I-45 deal

Despite claims, Greenlee’s signature sealed I-45 dealMEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press             PALMER – Despite claims he had “nothing to do with it,” Councilman Mike ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/06/2008 18:46:00

Ex-chief ticketed after being threatened

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press          PALMER – Former Palmer Police Chief Scott Lynch was ticketed two weeks ago after being verbally abused by resident Charles ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/06/2008 18:27:00

Palmer Blood Drive Saturday

Girl Scout Troop 3146 in Palmer will host a food drive and blood drive Saturday,  May 10, at the Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer from ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/06/2008 18:13:00

Bardwell: Citizen Accuses City Secretary Shannon Spurgeon of Bribery

J. HoskinsThe Ellis County Press       The Ellis County Press has obtained an audio tape of a citizen detailing an alleged bribery offense involving Shannon Spurgeon, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/06/2008 11:32:00

Henderson aims for Johnsons mayoral spot

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press HUTCHINS – Mayor Artis Johnson faces re-election against a reform-minded Rod Henderson in this southern Dallas County town, but the incumbent said he’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/05/2008 16:18:00

Roller-coaster election set for May 10

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press             WILMER – This southern Dallas County town’s roller-coaster city council election will be decided on ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/05/2008 16:13:00

Stop Global Poverty Act (S.2433)

The United States Senate may vote any day on the stealth imposition of what could amount to an $845 BILLION United Nations style global tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/05/2008 09:43:00

Illegal Aliens Demand Rights and Reforms

Posted By Bobby Eberle On May 2, 2008 at 8:36 am I was planning to take the day off today and start my weekend a little ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2008 12:01:00

Trooper Shooting Suspect Found Dead Of Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

J. Hoskins, Joey DaubenEllis County Press LINDEN- East Texas law enforcement officers closed in on Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37, on Thursday in rural Cass County.  As officers were ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 23:48:00

Liquor, $1.35 billion bond on ballot

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press             WILMER - The City of Wilmer wants voters to reject the Dallas Independent School District's $1.35 billion bond election May ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 14:15:00

Sex offender still has chance at mayoral seat

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press                 WILMER – Registered sex offender James Brian Sliter’s name is still on the mayoral ballot, and though he withdrew from the race ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 14:12:00

Brick Festival Photo Gallery

View the Brick Festival Photo Gallery by clicking the image to the right! ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 12:04:00

Little Mr. & Miss Brick Festival

TIA MOGGED The Ellis County Press Cheyenne Grice, who competed in the 7 – 9 year old category and Blaze Moreno, who competed in the 5 – ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:58:00

Ballot error prompts emergency printing

Midlothian Ballot error prompts emergency printing JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press                 MIDLOTHIAN – City election ballots have been replaced with state-mandated emergency ballots after candidate positions were listed incorrectly.                 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:24:00

Best Southwest debt

The Texas Bond Review Board Web site shows bond debt taxing entities carry dating back to 2002. Their site, www.brb. state.tx.us, was last updated in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:23:00

Ex-CFO indicted

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eugene P. Smith, Lancaster ISD’s former chief financial officer, was recently indicted for allegedly using $50,000 for personal ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:21:00

DIVIDING THEM IN SECTS

Women and children from Eldorado’s polygamist property in rural west Texas were transported by bus to Waxahachie’s Presbyterian Children’s Home last week as throngs of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:16:00

Court takes heat over county roads

Commissioner blames roll-back JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – County commissioners were berated with citizens upset over road conditions and a presentation blaming a citizen-led property ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:14:00

Keg party flyer resurfaces

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Controversial postcards and flyers with directions to a keg party at incumbent Cindy Williams’ house have re-surfaced in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:10:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Department

April 16 - April 23 Alvarado Assault causes bodily injury Avalon Assault causes bodily/family violence, 100 block Hughes Cemetary Theft, 400 block Hwy 34 Corsicana Burglary of building, 1400 block FM 2859 Ennis Illegal ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:55:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests May 5 Jacklyn Ann Ovilo, 27, theft greater than or equal to $1,500 and less than $20,000 Shemitra Nicole John-son, 27, no proof of financial responsibility May 6 Derrick ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:06:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests April 26 Stephanie Marie Abb-ate, 34, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft less than $50, possession controlled by substance Deborah Ann Perry, 25, theft greater than or equal ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:20:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 19 Darion Waits, 22, b/m, Lancaster PD warrants Cole Bailey, 20, w/m, Midlothian PD warrants Theresa Rodriguez, 28, w/f, Waxahachie PD warrants May 21 Chata Stone, 32, b/m, ROPD ... Full story

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

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 13 Jamey Prine, 36, w/m, criminal trespass and criminal mischief Israel Gomez, 49, w/m, Red Oak class C warrants May 14 Juan Castillo, 26, w/m, Red Oak class ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:42:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 5 – 11 Michael Moore, w/m, 26, endangering a child Jodi Carroll, w/f, 25, failure to ID fugitive Nathan Burke, w/m, 22, Glenn Heights PD warrants Dewayne Hampton, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:04:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 28 – May 4 Jimmie Harvey, b/m, 59, warrant Christen Cameron, w/m, 21, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces Richard Harrison, w/m, 40, Red Oak warrants Ernest ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:18:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 15 – 21 Marco Briones, m, 22, driving while intoxicated Andrea Kleist, w/f, 29, Lancaster PD warrants Rojerio Gutierrez, w/m, 25, no driver’s license, failure to maintain ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:53:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 21 Yasatra Pardo, h/f, 23, warrants May 22 Kelvin D. Evans, b/m, 35, warrants May 23 Lonnie C. Myers, b/m, 24, credit card fraud Reginald Floyd, b/m, 33, warrants May 24 Norma ... Full story

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

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 14 Pete Camacho Jr., h/m, 44, warrant arrest May 18 Rafael J. Mendez, h/m, 29, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:41:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 28 Christopher Ryan Evans, w/m, 22, warrant April 29 Jeremy W. Swinburn, w/m, 29, bond forfeiture May 1 Rebecca L. Brannon, w/f, 47, evading arrest, reckless driving May 3 Candice L. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:18:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 19 - May 25 House and building checks 119 Neighborhood checks 99 Alarms 5 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 5 Traffic stops 43 Traffic citations 11 Other 17 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:28:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 12 - 18 House & building checks 107 Neighborhood checks 126 Alarms 1 EMS/Fire 2 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 3 Traffic stops 42 Traffic citations 9 Other 12 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:41:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 28 - May 11 Structure checks 243 Neighborhood checks 273 Alarms 10 EMS/Fire 8 Motorist assists 5 Suspicious person or vehicle 10 Traffic stops 52 Traffic citations 20 Other 34 Arrests April 30 Travis Brooks, assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:03:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 21 - 27 Structure checks 110 Neighborhood checks 92 Alarms 5 EMS/fire 7 Suspicious person or vehicle 5 Traffic stops 21 Traffic citations 10 Other 11 Arrests April 22 Lancaster Miller, Ovilla warrant April 24 Dylan Tennison, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:53:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests May 6 Joshua Lee Lunde, w/m, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz May 16 Audrey Grant, b/f, instandard ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:40:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests April 21 Glenn Walls IV, w/m, warrants April 22 Sheron Mitchell, b/m, warrants, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces April 26 Karen Feaster, b/f, warrants April 30 Christopher Hill, w/m, warrants Thad ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:17:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Accident/major 2 Accident/minor 4 Accident/hit and run 1 Assault 4 Burglary 3 Criminal mischief 3 Disturbance 4 Disorderly conduct 2 Missing person 1 Prisoner transport 2 Runaway 1 Theft 5 Traffic with arrest 2 Unknown call type 3 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:27:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests May 3 – May 16 Iashia Cleste Ransom, b/f, 31, Midlothian PD warrants Luis Manriquez, w/m, 31, driving while intoxicated Sue Ann Dotson, w/f, 17, aggravated assault with ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:40:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Accident/major 1 Accident/minor 3 Assault 3 Burglary 2 Credit/debit card abuse 1 Criminal mischief 5 Disturbance 4 Disorderly conduct 3 Forgery 2 Prisoner transport 1 Theft 6 Traffic with arrest 2 Unknown call type 8 Welfare concern 3 Arrests April ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:16:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests May 5 Adrin Shareace Theus, b/f, 35, no driver’s lciense, expired motor vehicle inspection Katouria Anderson, b/f, 26, no annual inspection, no insurance, failure to register, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:39:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests April 7 – 22 Angelica Juanita Moore, b/f, 23, warrant Josephine Marks, b/f, 53, warrants Manuel Guerrer-Gutierrez, w/m, 29, no driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility Antonio Muro ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:52:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 15 – May 22 Brian E. Jones, m, 22, injury to a child Christopher Slaughter, m, 37, driving while intoxicated, occupational license violation Jeffrey Runyon, m, 18, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:26:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 2 – 9 Humberto Lopez Estrada, m, 39, driving while intoxicated Troy Webster, m, 40, driving while intoxicated Collin E. Frisigner, m, 22, driving while intoxicated Efrain Huerta, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:03:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 25 – May 1 Gerard Sherard Reynolds, m, 19, Lancaster PD warrants Ashley Campbell, f, 23, Dallas Co. warrant Michael Ray Martin, m, 44, assault by contact Dennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:16:00

Glenn Heights Poliec Reports

Arrests April 18 – 24 Patricia Castro, f, 29, Mesquite PD and Ferris PD warrants Michael Hudzinski, m, 36, Harris County warrant George Phillip Wasai Jr., m, 22, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:52:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests May 5 - 11 Jose Corona, assault family violence, state jail felony David Fennell, traffic warrants Pedro Perez, reckless driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:03:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests May 12 Jose Garcia, 23, w/m, no driver’s license May 13 Kenny Javet Garcia, 21, w/m, no driver’s license Emily Jenique Fuller, 21, b/f, Irving PD warrant Dedrick Lynn Fields, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:26:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests April 29 Jesus Garcia Alonso, 21, w/m, no driver’s license Angel L. Jones, 30, b/f, evading arrest, possession of controlled substance, tampering with evidence Edward Leon Grady, 38, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:02:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests April 1 David K. Taylor, w/m, 22, driving while license suspended April 4 Jose Vallejo, w/m, 25, public intoxication Gerardo R. Hernandez, w/m, 29, no driver’s license April 10 Ashlee N. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:51:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 19 Ediberto Ramirez, w/m, assault causes bodily injury Randall Tarrant, b/m, traffic warrants May 21 Berdale Wafford, b/m, assault causes bodily injury May 23 Nathan Burks, w/m, traffic warrants Ruben Benavidez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:25:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 12 Juventino Hernandez, w/m, public intoxication Leevantwone King, b/m, assault bodily injury Jose Nino, w/m, public intoxication Bardale Wafford, b/m, assault bodily injury Kendrick Wafford, b/m, DOC May 13 Ovilia Castanon, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:38:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 6 Robert Dickerson, b/m, out of town warrant Mark Macalik, w/m, out of town warrant Helen McMahan, w/f, violation of interlock order May 7 Debra Mendoza, w/f, assault with ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:01:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 29 Brach Daniel, w/m, Ennis PD warrants Joshua Holbert, w/m, theft, traffic warrants Joe Ross, w/m, public intoxication Sharon Simpson, f, public intoxication April 30 Miguel Landeros, w/m, traffic warrants Ricardo ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:12:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 21 Wilbert, w/m, evading arrest with vehicle, out of town warrants Ramon Ornelas, w/m, criminal trespass April 22 James Garza, w/m, assault with injury Alfred Jakubik, w/m, city ordinance ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:49:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 22 and 29, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G&G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:32:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 22 and 29, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G&G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:45:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 8 and 15, 2008 The Ferris Housing Authority is accepting proposals for remodeling of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:07:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 8, 2008 ORDINANANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS ORDINANCE NO. 08-0403-A AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:25:00

Legal Notice

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 8, 2008 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:25:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 8, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City Ordinance No. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:24:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 8 and 15, 2008 The Ferris Housing Authority is accepting proposals for remodeling of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:23:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 24 and May 1, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:57:00

Betty Lou Uglow

March 9, 1920 – May 18, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Graveside services for Betty Lou Uglow, 88, were held at 12 p.m. in the Rose Lawn Memorial ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:54:00

Johnnie Mote Jeffers

July 30, 1927 - May 16, 2008 BRISTOL - Graveside services for Johnnie Mote Jeffers, 80 of Bristol, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:53:00

Edna Mae Hanna

Aug. 21, 1915 – May 22, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Graveside services for Edna Mae Hanna, 92, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:52:00

Irene Hall

Jan. 12, 1913 - May 13, 2008 RED OAK - Graveside services for Irene Hall, 95 of Red Oak, were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:52:00

Annie Mildred McDonald

Dec. 6, 1925 – May 16, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Graveside services for Annie Mildred McDonald, 82, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:16:00

Wilmer H. Livingston

Jan. 10, 1931 – May 17, 2008 RED OAK – Memorial services for Wilmer H. Livingston, 77 of Red Oak, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:16:00

Johnnie Mote Jeffers

July 30, 1927 - May 16, 2008 BRISTOL - Graveside services for Johnnie Mote Jeffers, 80 of Bristol, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:15:00

Irene Hall

Jan. 12, 1913 - May 13, 2008 RED OAK - Graveside services for Irene Hall, 95 of Red Oak, were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:15:00

Sherri Deann Wilson

Feb. 26, 1985 – May 4, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Sherri "Shorty" Deann Wilson, 23, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:50:00

Charles "Chili" Riddle

July 30, 1928 - May 4, 2008 ITALY - Funeral services for Charles "Chili" Riddle, 79 of Italy, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:50:00

Mary Alice Garcia

July 14, 1952 - May 3, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral services for Mary Alice Garcia, 55 of Ferris, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:03:00

Felix Alvarado Jr.

May 12, 1920 – April 28, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Felix Alvarado Jr., 87, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:02:00

Francis Marion "FM" Brown

May 9, 1914 – April 20, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Francis Marion "FM" Brown, 93, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:33:00

The high cost of sinning

Many today are concerned with the high cost of living while few seem to give any serious thought to the high cost of sinning. There ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:18:00

That Dreadful Day No One Wants to Talk About

"The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:17:00

The most important piece of your spiritual armor

"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…" (Ephesians 6:14) The loinbelt was the least attractive, the least noticeable and the most boring piece of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:51:00

The sons of God are not fallen angels, they did not produce some half-man, half-angel

Q. Are the "sons of God" in Genesis 6.2 fallen angels? A. This issue comes up every so often and we’ll deal with it again here. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:50:00

Is church membership enough?

The Bible tells us that there was a man by the name of Nicodemus. He was a Pharisee and he was a ruler of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:20:00

Unrestricted Access to the Father: Final Part in a Series

Prayerless Christians Don’t Realize the Danger They’re In. You may object, "So what if some Christians don’t pray? "They’re still believers — blood-cleansed, forgiven and going ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:18:00

Rest assured God will take care of it

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." (John 14:15) Jeff Wickwire has been a guest on LIFE Today. He is also the author ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:17:00

Somewhere in this is a message about what we focus on

Services out in Africa were great! You could tell right from the opening prayer it ain’t the U.S! There’s no ceremony, no inhibitions and no ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:14:00

Activities in the Messianic Kingdom will be normal like eating, drinking and so on

Q. In Luke 24 Yeshua appears to the apostles after His resurrection and said he was "flesh and bone." After the resurrection will glorified bodies ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:12:00

God is creator

The Apostle’s Creed begins with these words, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth....." That statement is based on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:54:00

Unrestricted Access to the Father: Part IV in a Series

Our Lord told us we had all the resources we needed if we would only come to him. Yet we continue to snub his costly ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:51:00

Rest assured God will take care of it

"For all who enter God’s rest will rest from their labors just as God rested after creating the world." (Hebrews 4:10, NLT) A friend sent a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:49:00

Once the fire is lit, it will burn so hot the world will feel it

It’s 5:30 in the morning. I can hear the birds outside singing and chirping to issue in this final day for me in Kenya. Tonight ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:49:00

The instruction Paul gave to the Corinthians had nothing to do with literal head coverings

- Continued from last week So it is a warning about going against God-given authority, especially in a family. In v 13 he says we are ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 09:48:00

Deprived or depraved

The words deprived and depraved sound much the same but their meaning is far different. Both words are used theologically to describe man’s spiritual condition. Depending ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:06:00

Unrestricted Access to the Father: Part III in a Series

You could try to make your way through the crowd to get to him, but everyone else wanted to be near him, too. This was a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:03:00

Writing a concerned letter to Oprah

-Continued from last week Rather, we look back on the past, thank God for the lessons we have learned, trust Him for grace to deal with ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:01:00

Revival is started here - not the feel good revivals you see on American TV

I am back in Nairobi after traveling all over the Western and Central provinces, preaching in a different church every day. I am impressed with ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:00:00

The instruction Paul gave to the Corinthians had nothing to do with literal head coverings

Q. I see men praying with their heads covered. Is this biblical? A. There is a lot of confusion about this practice so I am going ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 22:59:00

Bible reading

There is no other book like the Bible. It alone is the inspired word of God. When you read the Bible you are reading the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:37:00

Unrestricted Access to the Father: Part II in a Series

No one spoke more majestically or powerfully of God than this man did. Yet, even so, David didn’t have the privilege of going into the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:36:00

Writing a concerned letter to Oprah Winfrey on her beliefs

Let’s pray for Oprah Winfrey and everyone she influences. Dear Oprah, I remember when you first launched your daily talk program throughout the country. My wife and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:35:00

Today was a good day: I saw a hero march off to war

Last night, I had a T-bone steak for dinner. As I sat in the restaurant enjoying one of the few good meals I have had ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:34:00

It is highly unlikely that Yeshua and His disciples were eating a Passover meal in the Gospels

Q. Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? A. This question comes up every so often and it is a good time to discuss it because ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:34:00

Local youth selected for Leadership Camp

Garrett Thomas of Ellis County, will participate in the Texas Brigade program this summer. He was selected based on his academic records, interest in wildlife ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:32:00

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: 05/29/2008 10:31:00

Community Calendar

Ennis Tuesday, June 3 Sunbeam Club holds meeting The Sunbeam Club whistle will blow at 11:30 a.m. at IHop in Ennis. All active and retired railroaders, their families, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 10:31:00

Community Calendar

Ferris Every Tuesday   Knit and Crochet Group   The Knit and Crochet Group meeting every Tuesday, from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall in the First United ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:43:00

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: 05/15/2008 10:07:00

Community Calendar

Ennis Thursday, May 8 Public Library holds class on diabetes A Type 2 Diabetes class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ennis Public Library. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2008 10:06:00

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: 05/07/2008 23:22:00

Community Calendar

Ennis Thursday, May 8 Public Library holds class on diabetes A Type 2 Diabetes class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ennis Public Library. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/07/2008 23:20:00

Community Calendar

Ennis Thursday, May 1 Public Library holds class on diabetes A Type 2 Diabetes class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ennis Public Library. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:56:00

Bernard wants end to buddy system, mis-spending

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Cindy Williams’ re-election bid must first get past K.C. Bernard, a former security guard at Midlothian High School who ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:48:00

Surovik / Davis plan nuptials

Mr. Nelson Frank Surovik and Dr. Teri Cecilia Davis, both of Arlington, Texas, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Teri is the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:48:00

Property rights, power shift at stake

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Mayor Boyce Whatley is running unopposed and Councilman Ken Chamber isn’t up for re-election this year, but their supporters ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:46:00

Ex-chief ticketed after being threatened

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press PALMER – Former Palmer Police Chief Scott Lynch was ticketed two weeks ago after being verbally abused by resident Charles Clark, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/01/2008 11:45:00

What tower?

I am surprised no one has noticed the new building in our nation’s capital. It has been built while you were watching. Look how high ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:49:00

Where to prioritize our spending

Taxpayers subsidize our local animal shelter with $75,999 annually. One county commissioner doesn’t know exactly where $6.5 million in the Ellis County Justice Center settlement ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:48:00

Girl Scout Blood Drive

Girl Scout Troop # 3146 of Palmer and Carter Blood Center would like to THANK each and every person that helped us meet our Silver ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:48:00

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: In response to David’s "disability problem" letter, I state the following facts: David called the Festival office two weeks before opening, stating he was adding ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:47:00

The taxpayers best friend

The Midlothian City Council has a lone dissenting voice in the form of Ken Chambers. Elected last year after knocking off the author of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:46:00

Ennis drug trafficking

Ennis residents now have two former city marshals serving on their city council (legally, it’s the city commission) and both need to explain how our ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:45:00

Bumpy roads...

Most of us are fully aware of how poorly government is performing these days, even its most primary and elementary duties. A prime example, of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:45:00

Republicans need to wake up and smell the coffee

I remember my mother saying once there was nothing like a wet dishrag up beside the head to wake someone up. Could it be the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2008 09:44:00

Bureaucrats Consulting Bureaucrats

By John Longenecker and Howard NemerovMay 25, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Some of our public officials need a civics lesson, and then to re–apply for the job all over ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/26/2008 10:46:00

Law enforcement agencies remind Texans to Click It or Ticket

Drivers and passengers who aren’t buckled up should expect to meet Texas law enforcement officers on the side of the road from May 19 through ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:11:00

Control criminals not guns

Every time there’s a highly publicized shooting, out go the cries for stricter gun control laws and it was no different with the recent murder ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:11:00

Former Daily Light reporter praises hard hitting journalism

Dear Editor, Although it’s been nearly 10 years since I lived in Ellis County and worked as a reporter for The Waxahachie Daily Light, I still ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:10:00

Attn: Old Brickyard Golf Course

 Hello. In the future, when you plan on hosting a topless golf tournament, please take into consideration all surrounding areas adjacent to your golf course. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:08:00

Were in a heap of trouble

Marx-ism (märk?s?z´?m) n. The political and economic ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as developed into a system of thought that gives class struggle ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:07:00

Government education

The three branches of government are the executive, judicial and legislative and it’s important to educate our readers and our young people about those important ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:07:00

Telecom taxes on the decline city franchise fees should be next

Bill Peacock Prior to 2007, Texas ranked third in the nation in telecom taxes. One national study estimated that Texans paid about 29 percent in taxes ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:06:00

May the sacrifice of our military never be forgotten

At 2 a.m., my cell phone rang. The voice on the phone said, "We just landed and I should be at the base in two ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:05:00

Local election kingmakers?

Joe Kana distributed campaign flyers with an Ellis County Press April 28 story in his bid for Lancaster school board. He defeated an incumbent, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2008 21:04:00

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