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Ron Pauls Ellis County MeetUp has new organizer

The Ellis County/Ron Paul MeetUp group has a new organizer, Bill Horning of Palmer. Now that Ron Paul is out of the presidential race, his movement ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2008 15:50:00

Q&A with new Ferris Police Chief Corbin McGrath

The Ellis County Press recently sat down with new interim Ferris Police Chief Corbin McGrath, a former city manager in Gun Barrel City in neighboring ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2008 15:07:00

Sergeant arrested for assaulting wife

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ENNIS – Sgt. Jeff Smith was reportedly arrested by Midlothian police for assaulting his wife last week, according to published news ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:44:00

Commissioners say no burn ban

ELLIS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS WAXAHACHIE – After learning the Keetch-Byrum Drought Index is still well below 500 – the cut-off mark normally used by the Ellis County Commissioners ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:44:00

MISD Chief Financial Officer, Athletic Director

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Larry Keiser resigned his position as chief financial officer of Ellis County’s largest school district (based on student population) ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:34:00

Water official resigns amid boil order, lawsuit

J. HOSKINS The Ellis County Press BARDWELL – Following months of controversy surrounding the City of Bardwell and its water system, City Water Superintendent Wade Rhoades submitted ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:33:00

Mortgage fraud case has Ellis County link

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press OAK LEAF – Robert John Mason reportedly pled not guilty to wire fraud last week after a series ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:33:00

Summer balloon delights spectators

Mark Varsel The Ellis County Press The first annual Summer Balloon Classic was an overwhelming success with an estimated crowd of 10,000 attending Saturday evening’s balloon launching ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:13:00

Wall Homes Adds 120+ Homesites in Waxahachie,

Schedules Ribbon Cutting, Model Tours at Grand Opening, June 27 – 29   WAXAHACHIE – Steve Wall, president and CEO of Wall Homes, has scheduled the grand ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2008 16:52:00

Bardwell official resigns, boil order lifted, suit to be filed

J. HoskinsThe Ellis County PressBARDWELL-  Following months of controversy surrounding the City of Bardwell and it's water system, City Water Superintendent Wade Rhoades has submitted ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/24/2008 23:00:00

Ellis County Press staffers launch consulting gig

            WAXAHACHIE – Members of The Ellis County Press news department launched Republic Political Marketing, a consulting firm that specializes in the organizational and marketing aspects of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/24/2008 16:32:00

The Price of Power: ONCOR Energy to seek increase

Utility plans to replace all meters by 2012, wants customers to foot the bill   J. Hoskins The Ellis County Press   AUSTIN-   Oncor Electric Delivery is planning to replace ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/24/2008 11:46:00

Waxahachie ISD responds to recent article:

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – In response to the Waxahachie ISD story published June 12, Nicole Mansell, public relations director for the district issued ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:20:00

Councilman resigns over cop firing

GRACE MARTIN and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Councilman Fred Pontley resigned his seat Monday, June 16, after Chief Michael Braly fired Lt. Mike Zaidle ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:19:00

Rockett Special Utility District ribbon cutting, open house June 24

A ribbon cutting and open house will be held June 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at their new location, 126 Alton Adams Drive north ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:18:00

Officials hesitant on small business owners repeal efforts

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press HOUSTON – Hundreds of Ellis County small business owners could see double-digit increases in the state’s new business income tax if ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:17:00

Free-market, taxpayer advocates to converge July 18/19 in Austin

Click the postcard above to find out more information and/or register. Government taxes, spends, and regulates too much. We empower taxpayers to determine how much government they ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/19/2008 15:37:00

ECP staff covers GOP and Libertarian conventions

   The staff of The Ellis County Press were present at both the Texas GOP convention in Houston and the  Texas Libertarian convention hosted in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2008 16:56:00

Ex-councilman sues news editor over Web site

WAXAHACHIE- A lawsuit has been filed against Joey Dauben, The Ellis County Press' news editor, for MikeGreenlee.com, a satirical political Web site about former Palmer councilman Mike Greenlee.In ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2008 15:19:00

ECP footage of an I-45 wreck near the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre

Exclusive video from The Ellis County Press. Video taken by: News Editor Joey Dauben ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2008 16:19:00

Drive-In, restraining order at center of Dept. of Development debate

            WAXAHACHIE – The county’s Department of Development admitted to employing unlicensed inspectors, but they acted in an apprenticeship, according to the agency’s director and an assistant county ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2008 13:05:00

TEA says Waxahachie ISD inflated attendance records

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie ISD was found to have inflated the average daily attendance (ADA) figures used to collect state aid, according ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2008 12:35:00

Ferris Graduation 2008

For a larger photo gallery to open in a new window click the image on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:40:00

Zaidle fired, interim chief appointed

MEGAN GRAY, GRACE MARTIN and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Lt. Mike Zaidle was fired last week "without cause," according to David Chavez and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:20:00

Lawyer: Probation drug tests faulty

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The county’s most expensive criminal defense lawyer is the latest attorney to allege the adult probation office of bringing ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:19:00

Waxahachie ISD inflated attendance figures, TEA orders district to pay back funds

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Waxa-hachie ISD was found to have inflated the average daily attendance figures used to collect state aid, according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:17:00

Red Oak ISD Groundbreaking

Two new schools held groundbreaking ceremonies, with the new Shields Elementary turning dirt Tuesday, June 3 and the new $75 million Red Oak High School ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:16:00

Waxahachie Post Office getting make-over

WAXAHACHIE – The U.S. Postal Service announced the Waxahachie Post Office will undergo a complete renovation and expansion. Congressman Joe Barton (R-Ennis) and his staff have ... Full story

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

County joins pool to save on electricity

            Ellis County Commissioners held a workshop on Monday, just prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commissioners’ Court. Don Lee, executive director of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/10/2008 09:41:00

Special council meeting Thursday, June 12

AGENDA CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008   Notice is hereby given that the Glenn Heights City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 12, 2008, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/10/2008 09:38:00

Spotlights for June

DirecDish Communications – David Osborn(800) 210-4589www.direcdishcom.comm Whether it’s DirecTV satellite television, Hughesnet satellite internet or home theater installation, DirecDish was created to service your needs. Their ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2008 10:41:00

Ribbon Cutting

The Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Gariani Men’s Boutique on Thursday, May 1, 2008.  Gariani Men’s Boutique sells upscale Italian ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2008 10:28:00

Ground breaking ceremony held for new high school

Groundbreaking ceremonies for two new Red Oak schools, Shields Elementary held Tuesday, June 3 and the new $75 million Red Oak High School  was held Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 14:13:00

Park & Recreation Board meet Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m

AGENDA PARK & RECREATION BOARD REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008   Notice is hereby given that the Glenn Heights Park & Recreation Board will hold a Regular Meeting on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 14:05:00

P & Z meet Monday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.

AGENDA PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008   Notice is hereby given that the City of Glenn Heights Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 14:02:00

A workshop will be held on Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m.

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT     Notice is hereby given that a Workshop will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 13:50:00

Regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 10 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 10:00 A.M., ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 13:43:00

Bardwell Back Under Boil Order

J. HoskinsThe Ellis County PressBARDWELL-  The City of Bardwell has re-issued a boil water notice effective June 5th until further notice, the second such notice since March ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 23:51:00

AG orders release of public records

If mayor refuses, lawsuit to be filed by ECP on behalf of citizensJ. HoskinsThe Ellis County Press BARDWELL -  On April 7, The Ellis County Press ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 15:02:00

Bardwell hires Rodney Ramsey municipal judge

Bardwell – Rodney Pat Ramsey, a Waxahachie defense attorney and a Republican challenger in the county/district attorney’s race, was hired as the municipal judge on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:55:00

Shopping City-wide garage sale Saturday

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Downtown will be abuzz with buyers and sellers this weekend, as city officials and the Ferris Downtown Association promote ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:30:00

Citys appointees illegal?

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – Members of city boards and commissions were not properly sworn into office, which could result in a Constitutional challenge, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:29:00

Local Briefs

Ennis Recently defeated incumbent Ennis Commissioner Byron Walker, who turned himself into Ennis authorities on an alleged identity theft charge ( Cause No. 2008-0000027CR), is set ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:28:00

Cut Charter Cable franchise causes stir

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS – The city council’s unanimous vote Monday night, June 2 to accept Charter Cable franchise cancellation stirred a bit of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:28:00

Boys and Girls Club of Navarro County - Grand Opening

Joe Barton Family Foundation announced the grand opening of the Boys and Girls Club of Navarro County’s new facility. With assistance from the Joe Barton ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:27:00

Donut House Fire

CHARLES D. HATFIELD JR.The Ellis County PressNO MORE DONUTS – A fire of unknown origin totally gutted the Donut House in Ferris early Wednesday afternoon, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:25:00

Drive-In fights county, neighbor

Part 1 of a series JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press GARRETT – The owners of the Galaxy Drive-In said they have expansion plans for the popular theatre, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:24:00

Legal action against TX GOP possible

Press Release, copied below: http://www.fairconvention.org/news/pr_20080603/ Why this matters: http://www.fairconvention.org/goals/organizing/ “BE IT RESOLVED, That the Republican Party is the party of the open door. Ours is the party of liberty, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2008 16:25:00

New Media group for conservatives, libertarians launches

JOEY DAUBENThe Ellis County PressAUSTIN – Grassroots activists from conservative and libertarian organizations, think tanks and political parties have launched the counterweight to a predominately ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2008 15:54:00

Senator Cornyn Announces Statewide Leadership Team

Paula Baucum Leads Ellis County Effort Austin, TX – U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s campaign today announced names of their statewide organization team members in each of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2008 11:01:00

New Agreement on the Trans-Texas Corridor

On Thursday, May 29,  State Representative Wayne Christian (R-Center), president of the Texas Conservative Coalition, announced an agreement on vital issues regarding the Trans-Texas Corridor.The ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2008 10:56:00

Ellis County

Maypearl April 25 Theft greater than or equal to $1,500 and less than $20,000, 100 block Wilemon Rd., unknown actors entered the complainant’s property without his consent ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:59:00

Ellis County

ferris April 23 Theft greater than or equal to $50 and less than $500, 100 block Magellan Circle, unknown actors took complainant’s license plate from his trailer ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:43:00

Ellis County

Alma Credit card abuse, Alma Liquor Store, unknown suspect took the compl-ainant’s credit card off the counter without the compl-ainant’s consent Avalon April 24 Assault causes bodily injury family ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:36:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests June 2 Raul Garza, 22, assault causes bodily injury June 3 Wayne Marlin Livengood, 27, driving while license suspended or invalid Randall Wayne Brundige, 19, speeding, failure to appear ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:35:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 16 – 23 Charley Butler, w/m, 20, assault family violence warrant Ramon Longoria, w/m, 78, assault with deadly weapon William Hopkins, w/m, 21, criminal mischief greater than ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:58:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 9 – 16 Ramon Longoria, w/m, 78, assault with deadly weapon Ulises Mejia, w/m, 32, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces Gilberto Delabra, w/m, 34, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:42:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 2 – 7 Mercedez Rodriguez, w/f, 59, assault by contact Nicholas Lopez, w/m, 26, assault, child endangerment Ramon Hernandez, w/m, 61, driving while intoxicated Roy White, w/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:33:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 26 – June 1 Anterrion Broom, b/m, 25, Red Oak PD warrants Brian Seely, w/m, 20, expired motor vehicle inspection, no insurance Sergio Cornado, m, 20, Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:49:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 9 Joey W. Johnson, w/m, 29, public intoxication June 12 Frank Paul Potts, b/m, 33, unauthorized use of vehicle June 14 Michael A. Jones, b/m, 33, warrants June 16 Benny J. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:42:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Kimberly C. Walker, w/f, 36, Denton warrants Joseph Gonzales, h/m, 41, driving while intoxicated Robert A. Sparks Jr., w/m, 23, driving while intoxicated Jamie H. Black, w/f, 32, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:33:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Armando Martinez, h/m, 43, theft of property greater than or equal to $50 and less than $500 Timothy Ray James, w/m, 44, theft greater than $20,000, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:48:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 16 - 22 House and building checks 131 Neighborhood checks 115 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 5 Suspicious vehicle 3 Traffic stops 20 Traffic citations 3 Other 16 Arrests June 21 Lupe Montero, Mesquite warrants, Irving warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:58:00

Ovilla

Incidents June 9 - 15 House and building checks 167 Neighborhood checks 94 Alarms 10 EMS/Fire 6 Motorist assists 2 Suspicious person or vehicle 6 Traffic stops 22 Traffic citations 8 Other 16 Arrests June 14 Casey Brown, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:41:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 2 - 8 House and building checks 119 Neighborhood checks 125 Alarms 10 EMS/fire 6 Motorist assists 1 911 hang ups 2 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic stops 29 Traffic citations 18 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:32:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 26 - June 1 House and building checks 205 Neighborhood checks 135 Alarms 1 EMS/fire 5 911 hang up 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic stops 31 Traffic citations 10 Other 12 Arrests May ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:48:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests May 24 Kevin Ray Jennings, w/m, driving while license suspended May 30 Anna Mason, w/f, warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:47:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Accident/major 2 Accident/minor 2 Assault 4 Burglary 5 Credit/debit card abuse 1 Criminal mischief 3 Disturbance 1 Driving while intoxicated 1 Found/lost property 2 Forgery 1 Suspicious person 1 Traffic with arrest 3 Unknown call type 4 Arrests June ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:41:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Abandoned vehicle 1 Accident/major 5 Accident/minor 13 Assault 7 Burglary 7 Credit/debit card abuse 1 Criminal mischief 4 Disturbance (civil) 3 Found/lost property 1 Harassment 4 Prisoner transport 3 Pursuit 1 Theft 7 Traffic with arrest 9 Unknown call ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:32:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests June 1 Serapio Garcia-Navarro, w/m, 28, failure to signal, failure to maintain single line, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver’s license Juan Antonio Tolentino, w/m, 25, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:40:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 6 – 12 Trekale Duron Lee, 23, m, assault causing bodily injury, Dallas County warrant Roy Andrew Baley, 19, m, assault causing bodily injury, Burleson PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:40:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 23 – June 4 Gregory Butler, m, 30, Mesquite warrant, Dallas PD warrant Karen F. Frederick, f, 50, Dallas County warrant, Desoto PD warrant Jon R. Anderson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:31:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests May 27 Leesa Spears, w/f, 42, Ferris PD warrant May 29 Donald Ray Mayfield, b/m, 40, Dallas County warrant May 30 Allen W. McClendon, w/m, 27, evading arrest Justin Wayne Hickman, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:31:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 14 Jerry Hodges, w/m, out of town warrants June 16 Russell Gilbert, w/m, DOC Edward Perez, w/m, DOC Rhonda L. Rowland, w/f, burglary of building June 17 Jeremy Holland, w/m, out ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:57:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 10 David Martinez, w/m, public intoxication, urinating in public, out of town warrant June 11 Troy Gilmore, w/m, burglary of building, possession drug paraphernalia Andrew McNatt, w/m, unlicensed ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:38:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 2 – 10 Jerry Black, w/m, evading arrest, failure to ID, driving while license suspended or invalid, possession of marijuana Douglas Collins, b/m, out of town ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 26 – June 2 Alex Bastida, w/m, traffic warrants Balvantkumar, w/m, driving while intoxicated Olivia Claxton, w/f, possession of drug paraphernalia Justin Macon, w/m, public intoxication, littering, consumption ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:46:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 Public Hearing In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 11:02:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 Public Hearing In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 11:02:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 Request for Proposal The Ferris Independent School District is accepting competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 11:01:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, June 12, 19 and 26, 2008 Request for Proposals ANTHEM (Alliance for North Texas Healthy Effective Marriages), ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 11:01:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 A renewal application has been made for a Private Club Registration ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 11:00:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 Request for Proposal The Ferris Independent School District is accepting competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:47:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 A renewal application has been made for a Private Club Registration ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:47:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 Public Hearing In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:47:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, June 12, 19 and 26, 2008 Request for Proposals ANTHEM (Alliance for North Texas Healthy Effective Marriages), ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:46:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 19 and 26, 2008 Public Hearing In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:45:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, June 12, 19 and 26, 2008 Request for Proposals ANTHEM (Alliance for North Texas Healthy Effective Marriages), ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:39:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 5 and 12, 2008 The Ferris ISD Child Nutrition Service is accepting proposals on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:38:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 5 and 12, 2008 NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR COMPETETIVE PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:37:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 5, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City Ordinance No. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:54:00

Legal Notice

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 5, 2008 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:54:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 5, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City Ordinance No. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:53:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 5, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City Ordinance No. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:52:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 5 and 12, 2008 The Ferris ISD Child Nutrition Service is accepting proposals on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:52:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 5 and 12, 2008 NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR COMPETETIVE PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:51:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 5, 2008 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILM-ER ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:50:00

Ruth Jewell Choate Scogin

Dec. 23, 1926 - June 15, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Ruth Jewell Choate Scogin, "Mammaw," were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:55:00

J. L. Langley

May 11, 1934 - June 15, 2008 AVALON - Funeral services for J. L. Langley, 74, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:54:00

Samuel Kyle Yother

Jan. 1, 1987 - June 4, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Samuel Kyle Yother, 21, who was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, were held ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:34:00

Sharon Kay Whitley

Jan. 20, 1942 – June 9, 2008 LANCASTER – Funeral services for Sharon Kay Whitley were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 at Laurel ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:33:00

Ralph Alvin Holder

April 6, 1926 – June 15, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Ralph Alvin Holder, 82, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:32:00

Mary Jane Hall

June 17, 1956 - June 11, 2008 PALMER - Graveside services for Mary Jane Hall, 51 of Palmer, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:32:00

James Conner ("Jim") Beam

Jan. 9, 1936 - June 12, 2008WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for James Conner "Jim" Beam were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:31:00

Sandra Thomas Wall

May 24, 1957 - May 29, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral services for Sandra Thomas Wall, 51, are to be private. Born May 24, 1957 in Enid, Okla., ... Full story

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

Fay Marie Stevenson

Sept. 8, 1919 – June 3, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Fay Marie Stevenson, 88, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008 in ... Full story

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

Donald LaVerne Slade

July 16, 1932 - May 24, 2008 RED OAK - Funeral services for Donald LaVerne Slade, 75 of Red Oak, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:42:00

Willette "Billie" Rudolph Naylor

Dec. 1, 1909 - May 27, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Willette Naylor, 98 of Waxahachie, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:41:00

True worship

Every Lord’s Day, people across our nation and throughout the world gather for the purpose of worshiping God. The fact they gather in places which ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:56:00

The Preventing Love of the Lord

"Thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head" (Psalm 21:3). At first glance, this verse ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:55:00

Darkness cannot overcome the light!

"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." (John 1:5) I know of no great Christian leader who hasn’t faced some kind ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:53:00

The new covenant has nothing to do with the Law being done away with as its taught today

Q.You have mentioned in past articles that the kingdom was being offered in the first century. What exactly do you mean? A. To understand this I ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:52:00

The way of truth

The Bible has a lot to say about truth and error as it relates to the choices we make in life. Throughout all of life, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:34:00

Something worth knowing

The great Apostle Paul said, "...I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for ... Full story

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

Who is your neighbor?

- Continued from last week "God has a calling on your life and you are going to live to see it!" A hush fell over the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:26:00

Where are the good samaritans?

Angel Torres, 78, lays in the street after being struck by two cars. Shocking and disgusting. I was stunned to watch the minute-and-a-half surveillance video ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:26:00

Pauls negative statements were not about the Torah but about the people and mans misuse

Q. Why does your interpretation of Paul’s writings seem to differ from mainstream Christianity? A. I want to make this clear that it is not my ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:25:00

How much are you worth?

There are various criteria which are used to measure the worth of an individual. Someone has observed if the minerals were extracted from the human ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:42:00

Who is your neighbor?

"The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor.’" (Luke 10:29) Jesus told the parable of the Good ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:40:00

Jesus Christ gave His life so souls could be saved

I’m not 100 percent sure about this, but if I was a betting man, I’d bet that the thing God hates the most is Christian ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:40:00

Research the Lords Supper, you would see whats done today is based on pagan rituals

Q. What is the Lord’s Supper? A. This is a very important concept in the scri ptures and it started in the Torah. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:38:00

Community Calendar

Ennis Tuesday, July 1 Sunbeam Club to meet at I-Hop Members of the Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club will gather at the Ennis I-Hop to celebrate the Fourth of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:59:00

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: 06/20/2008 09:44:00

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: 06/20/2008 09:43:00

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: 06/12/2008 10:37:00

Community Calendar

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

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:36:00

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: 06/05/2008 14:50:00

MAAG tour Ennis Regional Medical Center

The Methodist Active Adult Group year of 2007-08 ended on a high note on Wednesday, May 14. The excitement began by meeting together in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:46:00

Sunbeam Club shares reunion memories

The Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club met Tuesday, May 6 at the IHop in Ennis. The whistle blew at 11:30 a.m. for another day of food, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:46:00

Michael Howard entertains the MAAG

The Methodist Active Adult Group known as the MAAG gathered in Memorial Hall of First United Methodist Church in Ennis on Wednesday, April 9 for ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:45:00

Something wickedly funny this way comes

WAXAHACHIE - On May 9 and 10, Ellis County Christian Homeschool Organization’s theatre troupe presented Scots on the Rocks, a hilarious spoof of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:44:00

The poor and seniors of America

The poor and seniors of America are hurting with the rise of gas, food and utility bills. All politicians or rich and could care less about ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:52:00

Australias brutal justice system

Below is about the daughter of two friends of mine who are members of the church where I am currently serving as supply pastor in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:51:00

Do you have a choice?

Well, little bird; do you really have a choice? Will you just sit at home and see who the "other" people elect? Maybe, just wait ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:50:00

Airport tyranny

It’s been at least five years since I’ve flown commercial and for good reason: I don’t wish to be arrested for questioning actions by often ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:49:00

Humanist Manifesto

How about a few quotes for snapping us out of our slumbers and (at least) awakening us to just a tip of the iceberg in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:49:00

Jury Nullification Will Win Out

Jason Willett claims there are no exceptions in the Texas Election Code for satire, funny jokes and sarcastic Web sites. He claimed this in a series ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:48:00

Countywide Zoning

Residents of Ellis County: the time for action has passed. The need for revolution is now needed. This newspaper is teaming up with local message ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:48:00

Its amazing were not dead yet

It must be by the grace of the Good Lord we’re not all dead yet. From predictions of imminent death by prognosticators of global environmental ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2008 10:46:00

Generation to generation

"Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His loving kindness to a thousandth generation ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:30:00

Numbers for those who hear and obey the Lord will not be as great as those who will oppose

Q. How do you plant a congregation? A. I’m going to draw some examples from the scri ptures and use what the Lord did when ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:29:00

Welcome to the party!

Do you have any idea how the democratic or the republican parties originated? Just a hint, they didn’t suddenly come on the scene. I had ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:28:00

Are Americans pro-slavery?

Let’s do a thought experiment asking whether Americans are for or against slavery. You might say, "What are you talking about, Williams? We fought a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:27:00

A Tale of Two Parties

Charles Dickens wrote a popular 1859 historical novel tabbed A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens did good work but, for our purposes today, we’ll simply ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:26:00

Poll shows significant public support for nuclear energy

AUSTIN–Nuclear Energy for Texans, a newly announced statewide coalition, released today survey results showing that 67 percent of informed individuals polled in Victoria and Refugio ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:23:00

Hopefully were no Obama-nation

With Barack Hussein Obama clinching the Democratic nomination for president one thing is clear: They’ve nominated the most radical, left-wing Marxist candidate in their shaded ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:22:00

Fathers Day for a country boy

Yes, like the popular country song by Trace Adkins says, "Ladies love country boys." I couldn’t agree more. My mamma raised me to be a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:24:00

Dumb or ill-informed

What assumptions do congressmen make about the American people? Do they assume we’re dumb or ill-informed about the energy problems we are experiencing? Every time ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:24:00

LISD Finances

I was just wondering why Dr. Lewis would give away a car with a three-year lease and a couple of cruises when our children did ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:23:00

Bumpy roads...

"What we got here…is failure to communicate," was the statement by Captain, Road Prison 36, in the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke. The Captain had ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:23:00

Taking on the tough topic

Over the years at The Ellis County Press I’ve written on a few delicate or sensitive topics. And, have received feedback on some of them, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:22:00

Ethics probe centers on sovereign immunity ruling

Timing is everything in politics, which is why we’re glad Midlothian City Councilman Ken Chambers has another year before standing for re-election. Chambers, whom this ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2008 10:21:00

Cheaper Gas is within our Grasp

by Congressman Joe Barton   Do you remember the days of $2 gasoline? It wasn’t that long ago.   When the Democrats took control of Congress the average price for ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 14:28:00

Keeping our Technology-Savvy Kids Safe Online

By U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison   The long summer days ahead will bring more than bike rides and trips to the neighborhood swimming pool for today’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2008 14:08:00

Let Red Oak residents attend Red Oak schools!

Red Oak residents have requested to detach from Ferris ISD and annex into ROISD. About one-fifth of the residents are opposed to this request. The Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:37:00

Charter Cable TV cancels franchise

Have you heard the latest? I got a letter from Charter yesterday indicating they will no longer service Ferris and all Charter Cable TV will ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:36:00

Guzzler?

People wonder what will happen and what we will do when we get to $4 gas. Well, we are there! Now comes late conjecture about ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:35:00

Futures Markets

In searching for villains for rising food and oil prices, some commentators have turned to speculators, namely people trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:34:00

A free-market look at healthcare

John Goodman President, National Center for Policy Analysis As of January of this year, U.S. employers can automatically enroll their employees in 401(k) plans with diversified portfolios ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:34:00

The truth about Tuskegee

When some loopy, loud-mouthed, insipid, retromingent liberal gets on TV and shoots off their mouth you can bet what spews forth is anything but the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2008 14:31:00

Trophy Day for ROBSA

The Red Oak Baseball Softball Association (ROSBA) held its Trophy Day celebration on June 7 at Lindsey Park. This year, the league and its board ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:37:00

North Zone USSSA Tournament in Red Oak

The Texas North Zone USSSA Tournament was held May 30 through June1 in several cites in the area. Red Oak hosted the 6U T-Ball division ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/20/2008 09:36:00

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