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Veterans Service to open Ferris office

FERRIS – Ellis County Veterans Services will open a fifth office in the City of Ferris to assist veterans and widows of veterans in filing ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:06:00

ECSO facilities moving or slated for demolition

Lone ‘no’ vote cast by Ron Brown JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioner Ron Brown, R-Red Oak, has made it a hallmark of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:05:00

Midlothian man gets 2-year prison sentence

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press DALLAS – Leslie Davis, a staunch opponent of Midlothian area annexation and a defender of Constitutional causes, was sentenced to two ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:05:00

Jones: McKinney told me to stop investigation

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Deputy constable Mike Jones and reserve constable Ken Singleton’s resignations did in fact have something to do with a ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:03:00

Ellis County could land new district court

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County could see a new district court as early as next year, according to a resolution sent to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:00:00

Multiple aircraft crashes claim two lives

J. Hoskins The Ellis County Press   MIDLOTHIAN-   Local, state and federal officials are investigating two separate fatal aircraft accidents this week in the Midlothian area.  The first ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/25/2008 22:36:00

Starbucks in Red Oak slated to close

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press RED OAK – If only cars ran on lattes. Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee announced they were closing 600 stores across the country – ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:22:00

Audit reveals $7,800 missing

CHARLES D. HATFIELD JR. The ELlis County Press RED OAK – A recent audit by Director of Finance Kitty Bailey-Bade, CPA, revealed approximately $7,800 was missing ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:14:00

“Operation Spotlight” data strongly indicates shortchanging was deliberate

AUSTIN – Commissioner Staples today announced results of "Operation Spotlight," a major investigation into Petroleum Wholesale, L.P.’s fuel stations. The company operates under the name ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:07:00

Mike Jones, reserve resign

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Constable-elect Mike Jones, R-Midlothian, resigned for still-unknown purposes, according to current Precinct 4 Constable Steve McKinney, who recently ran ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:05:00

Small Town Downtown: Avalon

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press AVALON – The Ellis County Press takes a visual and statistical look at some of the towns in Ellis County, with ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:04:00

County offers free dump days

County officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of upcoming free dump days to dispose of trash and even tires at no charge. County Commissioner ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 10:57:00

Understanding new tax changes can Yield Big Benefits

If you haven’t used a tax professional in the past, this just might be the year to start. The first half of 2008 has seen ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 10:56:00

Secret room reveals hidden pot

Special Report RED OAK – Ellis County sheriff’s deputies received an eye full when they discovered a secret room in Red Oak containing more than 150 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 10:55:00

Showing Patriotism

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Troop 206 posted American flags all across Ferris on July 4. This is the fifth straight year Scouts have ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 10:53:00

Video game provides new approach to therapy

Jennifer Mulhausen The Ellis County Press RED OAK – Just a short trip down Ovilla Road, you can find some of the happiest people in the county. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 10:44:00

Edward Jones Financial Advisor wins performance award

Ennis – Angie Wingo Juenemann of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently won the firm’s exclusive Century Award for outstanding performance during 2007. "Angie ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:17:00

Military Veterans to Receive Free Health Screenings at HEB in July

H-E-B Pharmacies to Offer Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings July Health Screenings to Salute the Military and its Veterans H-E-B Pharmacies will be offering ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:16:00

Man released on 2 felony warrants

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bill Woody arraigned and released Palmer resident Charles Clark on two felony stalking ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:15:00

Diocese closes St. John School

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ENNIS – Despite the pleas of parents, students, alumni and community activists, Catholic leaders in Dallas have decided to close St. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:14:00

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee to meet July 21

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, July 21, to hear updates from Jon Vidaurri of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:14:00

Mayor drops ethics charges against councilman

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Mayor Boyce Whatley and the city council’s three-member subcommittee investigating Midlothian Councilman Ken Chambers for alleged ethics violations dropped ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:13:00

Waxahachie family alleges gas, not electric, caused fire

J. HOSKINS & A. JAMES The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Explosions, fires and lives shattered with multiple fatalities and injuries. The cause: natural gas explosions. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:12:00

Police arrest suspects in NorthPark Mall shooting

Victim was from WaxahachieJ. HOSKINS The Ellis County Press DALLAS- Dallas Police, acting on a Crime Stoppers tip, have made two arrests in the May parking lot ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:09:00

Ellis County teacher salaries compared

Pay Scale Ellis County teacher salaries compared GRACE MARTIN and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – Teacher pay scales were compiled and released this week after dozens ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:01:00

Fatal fire ruled electrical, family suspects natural gas leak

J. Hoskins & A. James The Ellis County Press   WAXAHACHIE-  A fatal fire in Waxahachie has claimed the life of  22-year-old Jamatrian Davis. The fire reportedly broke ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/08/2008 16:36:00

Lost SSC project still resonates with county residents

TREVOR O’MEARA The Ellis County Press Look to the side of Highway 66 in Waxahachie, a ways off in the field, and you’ll see ruins. Decrepit buildings ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:06:00

What to do with all that red sandstone at the SSC

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press SITE OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPERCOLLIDER – There are vacant buildings, hollow underground tunnels, a sheriff’s office substation and $150,000 worth of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:05:00

Post-Supreme Court ruling, cities restrictions examined

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – Gun-rights advocates might have a new enemy in wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling establishing an individual’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:00:00

Ellis County

Alma May 16 Criminal mischief greater than or equal to $500 and less than $1,500, 2200 block FM 1182, a known suspect intentionally destroyed complainant’s personal property, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:11:00

Ellis County

Waxahachie May 2 Illegal dumping greater than or equal to 5 pounds and less than 500 pounds, 300 block Rutherford Rd., unknown suspects disposed of litter in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:46:00

Ellis County

Palmer May 6 Burglary of habitation, 100 block Hampel Rd., unknown suspects made entry into his residence and took copper wires out of the ventilation unit and ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:20:00

Ellis County

Alma May 3 Assault causes bodily injury, complainant refused to have sex with suspect and suspect struck her in the face with his fist May 8 Assault causes bodily ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:37:00

Ellis County

Waxahachie April 21 Burglary of building, 900 block Panorama Loop, entered onto property and pried open shed door and removed two window screens from residence, $35 April 23 Theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:55:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 16 – 29 Raymond L. Struggs, b/m, Wilmer PD warrant Kevin L. Sauceda, w/m, Wilmer PD warrants Howard L. Johnson, w/m, public intoxication Adam Robert Starky, w/m, assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:36:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 16 – 29 James Beasley, b/m, Duncanville warrants Gary Scott Enton, w/m, public intoxication Sheila Franklin, w/f, absent without official leave Chasity Tyler, w/f, absent without official leave Melinda ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:55:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests July 13 Henry Matthew Harris, m, 40, public intoxication Javier Antonio Reyes, m, 42, failure to maintain financial responsibility Douglas Paul Caruso, m, 24, burglary of habitation, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:11:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests June 23 – 30 Jeremiah Murray, 70, assault causes bodily injury Noe Canchola Serrato, 25, driving while intoxicated Robert Wayne Richa-rdson, 74, possession of abuseable/aerosol paint Armando Escamilla, 47, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:36:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 15 Farren Hansen, w/m, 21, theft July 16 Corbin Massey, w/m, 19, Glenn Heights PD warrants Arnold Moya, w/m, 23, no drivers license July 18 Jose Valenzuela, w/m, 31, intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:45:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 7 – 14 James Smith, w/m, 21, criminal trespass Nathan Couch, w/m, 38, possession of marijuana Maria Estrada, w/f, 29, theft greater than or equal to $20,000 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:20:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 30 – July 7 Sergio Lopez-Vega, w/m, 27, Desoto PD warrants Melinda Pope, w/f, 27, driving while intoxicated Christopher Brownlee, w/m, 23, driving while intoxicated Gevon Holloway, b/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:35:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 23 – 30 Walter Aikens, b/m, 57, aggravated assault with deadly weapon family violence David Flores, w/m, 23, carrying prohibited weapon Kanyom Saddler, b/m, 22, DOC Kerbi Hoggatt, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:54:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 13 Julie A. Philler, 49, w/f, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:19:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 30 Reuben E. Glenn, w/m, 49 Failure to register as a sex offender July 1 Juan C. Urbina-Cruz, h/m/ 21 Warrants July 4 Tiffany E. Hill, b/f 20 Warrants Paul ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:35:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 25 Chrystal R. William, b/f, 24, warrants June 27 Charles Clark, w/m, 51, stalking, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:54:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 7 - 13 House and building checks 86 Neighborhood checks 68 Alarms 2 EMS/Fire 7 Suspicious person or vehicle 9 Traffic stops 23 Traffic citations 9 Other 16 Arrests July 12 Fernando Gonzales, Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:19:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 30 - July 6 House and building checks 100 Neighborhood checks 69 Alarms 2 EMS/Fire 5 Suspicious person or vehicle 5 Traffic stops 16 Traffic citations 5 Other 23 Arrests July 1 Verba Peterson, Collin ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:34:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 23 - 29 House and building checks 121 Neighborhood checks 104 Alarms 5 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic stops 41 Traffic citations 13 Other 16   Arrests June 28 Daniel ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:53:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests July 4 Martin Tanner, w/m, warrants July 11 Philip Heifrin, w/m, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:18:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents July 5 - 11 Accident/major 1 Accident/minor 4 Animal complaint 1 Assault 2 Burglary 1 Criminal mischief 3 Disturbance (civil) 1 Disorderly conduct 1 Driving while intoxicated 2 Forgery 1 Suspicious person 1 Theft 2 Traffic with arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:18:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents June 28 – July 4 Accident/minor 4 Animal complaint 2 Assault 3 Burglary 4 Criminal mischief 3 Disturbance/civil 2 Driving while intoxicated 1 Forgery 1 Harassment 1 Theft 5 Traffic with arrest 5 Unknown call type 6 Arrests June ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Abandoned vehicle 2 Accident/major 1 Accident/minor 1 Accident/hit and run 2 Animal complaint 2 Assault 3 Burglary 7 Credit/debit card abuse 2 Criminal mischief 1 Disturbance 3 Found/lost property 2 Prisoner transport 1 Theft 6 Traffic with arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:53:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests June 26 T. Mayo, w/f, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office warrants, Potter County Sheriff’s Office warrants June 29 Miguel Nava, h/m, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:52:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests July 2 Lj Toliver, b/m, 23, evading arrest, Wilmer PD warrants July 3 Christopher Humphrey, b/m, 25, assault bodily injury, family violence, evading arrest, Dallas PD warrants, Irving ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:45:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests June 24 Quinton Bernard Branch, b/m, 24, Mesquite PD warrants, speeding fine Tameka Diane Berry, b/f, 20, Hutchins PD warrants, ran stop sign, failure to appear Tara ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:33:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS July 18 – 24 Frank Sims, m, 61, driving while intoxicated Jose Jaimes, m, 22, Dallas County Warrants Armando Rodriguez, m, 19, failure to identify, Dallas County warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:10:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 3 – July 17 Jonathon Reyes, m, 20, public intoxication Joseph Jackson, m, 48, capital murder Kierra Henderson, f, 26, Ellis County Sheriff warrants, Grand Prairie PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:44:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 20 – 30 Darren L. Melton, m, 39, Mesquite PD warrants Dana C. Rogers, f, 37, driving while intoxicated Michael D. Brown, m, 48, Wise County warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:32:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests July 17 Antonio de Jesus Rueda, Ennis PD warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:44:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 22 Sulerio Ochoa, w/m, 20, traffic Ruben Quintero, w/m, 42, public intoxication Lyndsey Thomas, w/f, 18, traffic Tayia Williams, b/f, 27, out town warrants Jason Zander, w/m, 24, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:10:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests June 11 Agustin Garcia, w/m, 22, Hutchins PD warrants June 13 Frutoso Moreno, w/m, 33, warrant June 14 Lynna A. Cantu, w/f, 21, Hutchins warrants Terry Cotton, w/m, 48, driving under ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:52:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 22 Sulerio Ochoa, w/m, 20, traffic Ruben Quintero, w/m, 42, public intoxication Lyndsey Thomas, w/f, 18, traffic Tayia Williams, b/f, 27, out town warrants Jason Zander, w/m, 24, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 13:09:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 14 Gerardo Cuellar, w/m, 29, public intoxication Victor Cuellar, w/m, 19, public intoxicatio Ernesto Flores, w/m, 18, public intoxication Jorge Simental, w/m, 26, traffic July 15 Janie Black, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:43:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 7 Ismael Esparza, 19, w/m, assault Watesha Hamilton, 19, b/f, theft Joseph Nicks, 61, w/m, assault Karen Myers, 25, b/f, Criminal trespassing July 8 George L. Martin, 41, w/m, Burglarized ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:16:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 1 Jeffery Fields, b/m, out of town warrants Ivan Gonzalez, w/m, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces July 2 Marco Deluna-Alvarado, w/m, possession of drug paraphernalia Gaona Gaudencia, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:30:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 24 John Herrera, 17, w/m, evading arrest Brandon Horton, 22, b/m, theft Sarah Daws, w/f, burglary motor vehicle June 26 Fernando Gonzalez, w/m, assault bodily injury family violence Jacqueline Jones, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:50:00

Legal Notice

ORDINANCE NO. 08-0717 An ordinance of the City of Wilmer, texas, AMENDING THE code of ordinances by REPEALING chapter 9, ARTICLE iii, "Alcoholic beverages", sections 9-16 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 15:14:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July24 and 31, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 15:14:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:55:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 July 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:55:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:54:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 24, 2008 Public Hearing In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, and Wilmer City Ordinance No. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:54:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:54:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 July 24. 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:53:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:53:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE OF VENDORS INVITATIONS FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:52:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July24 and 31, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:51:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 July 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:26:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:25:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:25:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 July 24. 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:24:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, July 3, 10 and 17, 2008. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THE JAMES ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:23:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:23:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:22:00

Legal Notice

Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges under the Texas ware-houseman’s lien statute, Section 7.210 of the Texas Business and Commerce ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:22:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, July 17 and 24, 2008. NOTICE OF VENDORS INVITATIONS FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:21:00

Legal Notice

Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges under the Texas ware-houseman’s lien statute, Section 7.210 of the Texas Business and Commerce ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:45:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July3 and 10, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter 59, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:44:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, July 3, 10 and 17, 2008. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THE JAMES ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:43:00

Legal Notice

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 10, 2008 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:41:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 3, 2008. NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS AGAINST ZACHARY TATE MARTIN, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON Notice is hereby ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 15:00:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, July 3, 10 and 17, 2008. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THE JAMES ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:59:00

Max Alan Schrank

Feb. 26, 1964 - July 21, 2008 RED OAK - There will be a small ceremony for Max Alan Schrank, 44, held on Saturday, Aug. 23. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:55:00

Bonnie L. Tanner

Jan. 14, 1925 – July 18, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Memorial of cherishing life’s memories for Bonnie L. Tanner, 83, were held privately with family and friends. Born ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:39:00

Margaret Ann Prestidge

March 7, 1942 – July 18, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Margaret Ann Prestidge, 66, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:38:00

Doris Mauldin

Nov. 20, 1916 - July 17, 2008 ITALY - Graveside services for Doris Mauldin, 91 formerly of Italy, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:38:00

Maria Patino Huerta

May 1, 1931 - July 10, 2008 DALLAS - Funeral services for Maria Patino Huerta, of Dallas, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:36:00

Shawnna Kay Enriquez

Nov. 17, 1982 - July 17, 2008 ITALY - Funeral services for Shawnna Kay Enriquez, 25 of Italy, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:32:00

Saul Rodriguez Sr.

March 4, 1949 – July 9, 2008 WAXAHACHIE – Visitation and prayer services for Saul Arguijo Rodriguez Sr., 59, were held at 7 p.m. Friday, July ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:12:00

William K. Price

Feb. 14, 1948 – July 5, 2008 FERRIS – Memorial services for William K. Price, of Conroe, were held Saturday, July 12, 2008 on Galveston Island. Born ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:11:00

Kathryn Kitchens

Nov. 26, 1933 – July 11, 2008 FERRIS – Funeral services for Kathryn Kitchens, 74 of Dallas, were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:10:00

William Leslie Baker Jr.

Oct. 19, 1959 – July 7, 2008 FERRIS – Funeral services for William Leslie Baker Jr., 48 of Ferris, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:09:00

Marvin Donald "Pops" Taylor

Aug. 23, 1941 - July 4, 2008 PALMER - Funeral services for Marvin Donald "Pops" Taylor, of Palmer, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:30:00

Leah Alice Gaither

Aug. 11, 1973 - July 1, 2008 RED OAK - Funeral services for Leah Alice Gaither were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:29:00

Curtis Theador Wickliffe

May 26, 1929 – June 7, 2008 INDIA – Curtis Theador Wickliffe, 79, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008, in Arkansas. He was born to Jessie Marion ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:35:00

The Christians relationship to the world

Christ told His followers, "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:58:00

The key to freedom

"If you hold to my teaching, you are truly my disciples: then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:54:00

A lesson I learned from my dog

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:54:00

If repentance was there, then the Lord would have found value in their fasting

Q. In Zechariah 8.19 there are four fasts listed. What is their significance today? A. These fasts are still done in many Jewish circles but they ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:53:00

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: 07/24/2008 10:41:00

Future Tripping and the Presence of Joy (Peace)

William Paul Young I confess to you that I have experienced many un-realities and their attendant emotions this way. I have repeatedly suffered huge financial ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:32:00

Theres only one way out

You’re on the top floor and the building is burning. You don’t know which way to go: the stairs, the elevator, the roof, a window? ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:31:00

There are many traditions and many different variations on how to do them

Q. What is Romans 14.4-6 speaking about? A. This chapter is dealing with several groups of people. In the first century, Gentiles who believed in Yeshua ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:31:00

Yesterday, Today and Forever

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever." Hebrews 13:8 Someone has said, "The only thing that is permanent, is change." We ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:14:00

Future Tripping and the Presence of Joy (Peace)

"Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:08:00

The cycle of poverty

Peter Pretorius at a Mission Feeding outreach. "Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all." Proverbs 22:2 After many ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:07:00

The scri ptures teach good and evil will exist together in the Kingdom of God

Q. In Revelation 16.13 it says three frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:06:00

The ultimate outcome of the covenant does not depend on Israel but on God and his faithfulness

This week will be the conclusion of the series on the New Covenant and the Kingdom offer. The whole matter will come back to Moab. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:28:00

All worship is not acceptable to God

Les Walthers College Street Bookstore John 4:24 (NASB) "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." Christ spoke these words to a ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:28:00

Worthless religion

"If anyone thinks himself to be religious and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless." (James ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:47:00

Americas destiny

Danny G. Hatfield Sr. When we make our own bed; we have to sleep in it! What kind of bed do you believe we have made ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:46:00

Government: Protector or provider?

That government is best which governs least. There’s a lot of talk about what government will do for you. But the Constitution outlines what government should ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:46:00

Paul contrasts the two Mosaic covenants when he said walking by the Sinai is a work of flesh

This week we will continue with last week’s question about the New Covenant. We dealt briefly with what the New covenant is and this week ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:31:00

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: 07/24/2008 10:51:00

Community Calendar

Ellis County Saturday, July 26 Free Dump Days Ellis County will be providing free dump days for its citizens from 8 a.m. until noon (or until the dumpsters ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:51:00

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: 07/10/2008 11:40:00

Quilt Guild holds quilt show

The Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County will be holding their fifth Annual Quilt Show, named "Reaching for the Stars," July 18 and 19 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:57:00

Grand Funk Railroad to play in Ennis

Grand Funk Railroad will be playing at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis at 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July. The concert will be the highlight ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:57:00

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: 07/03/2008 14:56:00

Are feds stockpiling survival food?

‘These circumstances certainly raise red flags’ Posted: July 25, 2008 © 2008 WorldNetDaily A Wall Street Journal columnist has advised people to "start stockpiling food" ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:52:00

Black education

"Hard Times at Douglass High," is an HBO documentary that aired last June. It captured much of the 2004-2005 school year at Baltimore’s predominantly black ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:50:00

Hard-core pornography isnt free speech

Attorney In recent years, the U.S. Department of Justice has paid only lip service to the enforcement of federal obscenity laws. In some instances, DOJ has ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:49:00

It must be nice to be a Democrat

Just think how nice it would be to be a Democrat. Why, the world would be your oyster. It would be possible for you to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:48:00

Real food in a global food crisis!

Editor, Newswatch Magazine Part 1 Jesus Christ made an observation for those living at the end of the age. It is found in Matthew 24: 37-39: "But ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/31/2008 14:46:00

Celebrating Texas Traditions In Our Nations Capital

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn   The image of Texas around the world often centers on a cowboy herding longhorns or a roughneck working on an oil rig.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/29/2008 09:16:00

Where to find $10,000

Ellis County, you’re funding a series of investigations into the $10,000 which came up missing in the Red Oak branch of our county’s tax office ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:30:00

Oklahoma rebellion

One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:30:00

Overturning the Constitution!

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Part 2 The House of Representatives discreetly passed House Resolution 6166: The Military Commissions Act of 2006, also known as "the torture ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:28:00

A response to 2 letters

1 by Keith Clicque 1 by James W. Johnson I would like to compliment you both on the fine letters you both wrote in the Mirror ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:27:00

Wars and rumors of wars

Wars and rumors of wars. The phrase comes from Matthew and Mark quoting the Good Lord in his explanation of things to come, "And when ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:27:00

Imagine

Just imagine what a perfect and wonderful life we would have if we could only live in a world as envisioned by those radical environmentalists ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:26:00

Regents must tackle cost structure of higher education

Brooke Leslie Rollins President, Texas Public Policy Foundation Just as another class of Texans graduated from college, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Governor Rick Perry gathered ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:26:00

Scapegoating speculators

Despite Congress’ periodic hauling of weak-kneed oil executives before their committees to charge them with collusion and price-gouging, subsequent federal investigations turn up no evidence ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:06:00

Just get used to it!

Just to make a point, I have been very ill the last six months. I have been stuck with needles, had plastic hardware installed in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:05:00

Overturning the Constitution!

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Part 1 Benjamin Franklin was at the conference which gave us our Republican form of government. He, and the other Founding Fathers ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:05:00

Letters to the Editor

Thank you I would like to thank all the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, their leaders and parents of Troop 206 for all their help in posting ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:03:00

Poor presidential choices

Our Founding Fathers were full of wisdom, even the liberals; what few there were of them back then. The "progressives" of that day had more ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:02:00

What is a plea bargain? Why are so many cases plea bargained?

Joe Goodguy is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony. The criminal case against Joe has problems. The "victim," Bob ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:02:00

Taxes they dont tell you about

The ignorance of the population at large and especially the punditocracy regarding basic economics – let’s call it Economics 101 – is truly appalling. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:00:00

Odd man out

Now is the time for all good men who love their country to come to its aid. Maybe it is time for everyone to come ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:27:00

What we wont do, what we need

Telling the truth is a dangerous business. This newspaper has existed for the sole God-ordained purpose of exposing the unfruitful works of darkness, to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:27:00

The ultimate resource

Why is it that mankind enjoys cell phones, computers and airplanes today but not when King Louis XIV was alive? The necessary physical resources to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:26:00

The lesser of two evils

I wonder why? Do you recall, in your experience, the (apparently) inquisitive ones, especially the very young, sometimes up through students of college age, with ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:25:00

Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor

Part II Thomas Nelson, Jr. of Virginia raised $2,000,000 on his own signature to provision our allies, the French fleet. After the war, he personally paid ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:24:00

Can I search your car?

I’m on a streak of sorts. My last two suppression motions in marijuana cases have been granted. As a NORMAL legal committee member marijuana victories are ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/10/2008 11:23:00

Go ahead, make my day!

I don’t understand how people can vote for a person who says he is going to raise taxes, surrender to our enemies, all before he ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:30:00

Problem of Ignorance

I have no idea of the number of traffic signals in our country, but whatever the number, how many of my fellow Americans would like ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:18:00

Fighting for Independence in 2008

While the commercialization of yet another national holiday gets under way this weekend at lakes, community centers, churches, picnics and backyards, the newspaper that "Defends ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:16:00

Back to the grassroots

Here we are again in sunny Northern New Mexico, approaching 9 a.m. on the last day of June, temperature’s rising to just above 50 and, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:16:00

Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor

Part I It will soon be the Fourth of July and people across our nation will be celebrating "Independence Day." Is this just another holiday where ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:15:00

Your right to bear arms

Interview with Bob Levy Constitutionalists everywhere cheered the Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday, June 26, affirming that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 10:14:00

Local girl exceeds her own expectations

FERRIS – Dalencia M. Tatum, a 2003 graduate of Ferris High School, has exceeded her own expectations. She is now nearing the end of her ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/24/2008 10:42:00

SAGU Baseball Camp underway

Thus it appears the SAGU Baseball Camp, in its third year, has become a June tradition for SAGU Baseball who opens its doors to baseball ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/17/2008 11:15:00

SAGU signs point guard

Clay Scarborough The SAGU Men’s Basketball Lions have signed point guard Blaine Gober of Fort Worth. Blaine is the son of Keith Gober who coaches at ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:50:00

Hawk Eye News holds banquet

Red Oak’s ISD Hawk Eye News held its sixth annual banquet June 28 at the Red Oak High School. This award-winning news program is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:49:00

Peewee play-offs just around the corner

Jennifer Mulhausen Ferris, Palmer, and Ennis will be hosting the District Play-offs for the baseball, softball, and t-ball leagues of Ellis County. The teams competing ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2008 14:49:00

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