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YR chair has RNC internship

Bobby Copeland has been chairman of the renewed Ellis County Young Republicans chapter, and now that position has paid off in the form of an ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:18:00

Avalons school board election set for Nov. 4

The Ellis County Press AVALON- Unlike many other school districts who held their school board elections this past May, Avalon’s will be taking place on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:18:00

Lupe Valdez weighs in on ECSO race

The Ellis County Press DALLAS - Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, in a public response to reports she was backing write-in candidate for sheriff Susan Welch-Rodriguez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:17:00

Rescind contract with CareFlite

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners voted themselves and the rest of the county’s elected officials a four percent pay raise Monday, launching ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:16:00

Hank Weber selected as police chief finalist

Council still deciding on Pontley replacement The Ellis County Press FERRIS – An Oklahoma City manager with a long history of law enforcement experience was selected by ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:15:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets to play Sutter Union Aug. 30

The Ellis County Press MESQUITE – The Ferris Yellow Jackets play host to California’s Sutter Union Huskies Saturday, Aug. 30 in the first meeting between the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:15:00

Elected officials 4% pay raise approved

The Ellis County Press FURIOUS – Roy Calender Sr. spoke out against elected officials’ 4 percent pay raise before commissioners voted 3-1 to approve it. Some laughed ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2008 21:54:00

Custody awarded to dad who used meth, slept with underage girls

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Child Protective Services had custody of a baby boy awarded to a 23-year-old father who admitted in court documents that ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2008 21:47:00

Palmer warehouse fire investigation hampered

The Ellis County Press Palmer- Details surrounding the warehouse fire off the northbound access road on Interstate Highway 45 is, "Still under investigation," according to Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2008 21:44:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court will meet Monday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.

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

Last Updated: 08/22/2008 14:55:00

Iconoclast dies

The City of Ovilla mourned the loss of George Mulholland last week, a fiery critic of what he alleged were secretive deals and large tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:04:00

Fireman battle structure fire

GLENN HEIGHTS – Lightening was the probable cause of a house fire at 821 Monette, according to Fire Chief Chris Shook. At 6:17 a.m. on Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:03:00

Write-in launches Web site

Susan Welch-Rodriguez, the write-in candidate for sheriff in the fall, launched her campaign Web site over the weekend. Her Web site can be found at: http://www.srod2008.com. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:03:00

Constitution Party of Ellis County started

Constitution Party of Ellis County started About a dozen people packed a downtown Waxahachie eatery last week to formally establish the Constitution Party of Ellis County. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:01:00

City secretary put on leave

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER – City secretary Crystol Birdwell was placed on administrative leave pending her official firing at a September ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:00:00

Truths newsletter alleges controversial matters

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – This town’s second controversial newsletter made its debut Monday and the result wasn’t surprising to those ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 11:59:00

ISD tax increases on October ballot

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – Four local school districts will ask voters to increase taxes in October instead of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 11:58:00

New day care center opens

Ellis County Press PALMER – Palmer has a new day care center. The First Baptist Church recently opened its new Christian Day Care Center, just south ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 11:20:00

CareFlite contract has officials, firemen at odds

TREVOR O’MEARA and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - After years of using East Texas EMS services, Ellis County commissioners approved a new contract last ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 11:19:00

Ferris dedicates new campus

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – The new 240,000 square foot Ferris High School was dedicated Saturday, Aug. 16 with several hundred residents in attendance. Following opening ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 11:17:00

Grand Opening held at new Veterans Services office

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications FERRIS – A number of officials were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of a new Veterans’ Services office in Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 11:05:00

Dorsey executed

J. Hoskins The Ellis County Press HUNTSVILLE- Former Waxahachie resident, convicted murderer and gang member Leon "Pistol Pete" Dorsey was executed Tuesday evening by lethal injection. Dorsey ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:53:00

I-45 Frontage Road becomes one-way in Navarro County

The Texas Department of Transportation began convert ing the newly resurfaced southbound I-45 two-way frontage road into a one-way configuration, from the Ellis County line ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:52:00

Ferris to dedicate campus Saturday

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS – The Yellow Jackets will have a new nest to play and learn in starting Saturday. All 240,000 square feet of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:51:00

Constable Fry arrested over April 5 incident

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FORT WORTH – Ben Fry, Precinct 1’s constable, turned himself into Fort Worth police on a warrant issued stemming from an ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:50:00

$30,000 spent on Terrazzo tile

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – In an effort to make Frank Seale Middle School look like Walnut Grove Middle School, trustees approved an expenditure ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:50:00

Write-in backed McKinney, Ledbetter

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY- Rumors about the write-in candidate for sheriff were put to rest as Susan Welch-Rodriguez, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:48:00

Firemen, county at odds over working radio equipment

TREVOR O’MEARA The Ellis County Press OVILLA - Some Ellis County fire departments are using radio equipment often considered unreliable. Problems with pagers, communications equipment and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2008 16:42:00

HILCO director earns certification

HILCO Electric Cooperative Director Joe Tedesco has successfully completed the coursework and testing to earn his National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:22:00

Waxahachie Trade Days hosting Wall of Honor

WAXAHACHIE – Waxahachie Trade Days has themed the September Market weekend as "Tribute to Ellis County Armed Services Members," according to Jean Davis, special event ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:21:00

Write-in plan fizzles

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – A potential Republican write-in candidacy for Precinct 3 constable fizzled when local party officials determined the 21-year-old candidate might ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:21:00

Retirement decision based on people in district

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Congressman Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said the voters of his Arlington-to-east-Texas district will decide whether he retires or not, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:20:00

Cedar Hill pastor arrested

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL – The pastor at the center of a mortgage fraud investigation in Midlothian was arrested July 28 for allegedly ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 14:03:00

State sues Petroleum Wholesale

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took legal action today against Petroleum Wholesale, L.P., after an investigation by the Texas Department of Agriculture found ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 13:59:00

New Ferris High School dedication Aug. 16

New Ferris High School Dedication Ceremony - The Board of Trustees and Administration of the Ferris Independent School District has invited the public to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 13:58:00

Ellis County

Waxahachie April 29 Theft greater than $500 less than $1,500, FM 55 at Chisholm Trail and S. Haven, subject took 15-20 4 inch by 20 inch blue ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:35:00

Ellis County

Avalon April 29 Illegal dumping, FM 55 at Chambers Creek bridge Ferris April 29 Criminal mischief, 4511 FM 660, unknown suspect(s) shot several shotgun rounds into the church building. $1,700 Harassment, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:19:00

Ellis County

Red Oak April 25 Burglary of habitation, 400 block of Pratt Rd., unknown suspect entered the complainant’s residence and removed property without consent. $200 Sardis April 25 Theft greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:36:00

Ellis County

Ennis May 3 Driving while intoxicated, Hwy 34 & Clay St., suspect was found operating a motor vehicle, in a public place while intoxicated. May 7 Possession deliver drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:37:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 12 Robert Lee Hiller, 48, assault by threat Leonel Iturralde, 55, no drivers license, ran stop sign William Darrell Cook, 40, burglary of building, theft, unlicensed possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:35:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 9 Derrick Ray Wilson, m, 21, public intoxication Aug. 10 Matthew John Nicker-son, m, 24, public intoxication Gilberto Castro-Pina, m, 26, public intoxication Leo Isaac Carmona, m, 21, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:19:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests July 31 Mark Dwayne Martin, m, 47, credit card or debit card abuse Aug. 1 Thomas Jermaine Jordan, m, 36, possession of drug paraphernalia Aug. 2 Isidro Ortega, m, 29, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:36:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests July 24 Marcus Dewayne Hawkins, m, 27, fictitious insurance, expired operators license, no proof of financial responsibility Shane Tonlen Redford, m, 28, possession controlled substance Daniel Jacob Flanery, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:37:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 21 – Aug. 23 Robert Eldridge, w/m, 51, driving while intoxicated Josh Lennox, w/m, 25, Lancaster PD warrants Laquash Levingston, b/f, 22, traffic warrants Antonio Villanueva, w/m, 23, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:34:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 12 Williamson, w/m, 46, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia Aug. 13 Andrea Johnson, w/f, 18, Terrell PD warrants, speeding Shawna Elliott, w/f, 18, possession of drug paraphernalia Mark ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:18:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 4 – July 11 James Smith, w/m, 21, criminal trespass Christopher Brownlee, w/m, 23, driving while intoxicated Gevon Holloway, b/f,23, Lancaster PD warrants Nathan Couch, w/m, 38, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:35:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 22 Hank Reynolds, w/m, 21, Red Oak warrants July 23 Lauren Redd, w/f, 18, Grand Prairie PD warrant Brad Elder, w/m, 29, Ellis County warrant July 24 Jesse Salazar, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:37:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 21 Hal M. Ham, w/m, 41, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:34:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 11 Carolyn M. Rambles, w/f, 46, warrants Aug. 13 Nathan Body, b/m, 52, probation violation Aug. 14 Gwendolyn M. Young, b/f, 46, felony fraud warrant Aug. 18 Thomas Knight, w/m, 26, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:18:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 9 – Aug. 10 Michael Colunga, h/m, 34, warrants Juan Palcios- Balderas, h/m, 25, class C misdemeanors ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:35:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 31 Victor Hernandez, h/m, 21, warrant Aug. 1 Arturo Ramos, h/m, 26, public intoxication Aug. 2 Alfred Saldivar, h/f, 19, possession of marijuana Longoria Ernest, h/m, 17, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:36:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 18 – Aug. 24 House and building checks 93 Neighborhood checks 137 Alarms 1 EMS/Fire 3 Motorist assist 3 911 hang ups 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 5 Traffic stops 23 Traffic citations ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:33:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 11 – Aug. 17 House and building checks 111 Neighborhood checks 76 Alarms 1 EMS/Fire 10 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious person or vehicle 5 Traffic stops 22 Traffic citations 12 Other 23 Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:17:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents House and building checks 76 Neighborhood checks 106 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 7 Motorists assist 0 Suspicious person or vehicle 6 Traffic stops 18 Traffic citations 8 Other 16 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:34:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July – 28 – Aug. 3 House and building checks 137 Neighborhood checks 74 Alarms 5 EMS/fire 2 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 3 Traffic stops 20 Traffic citations 11 Other ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:36:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 10 – Aug. 23 Crystal Tartan, w/f, warrants Markita Johnson, b/f, warrants Jose Rodriguez, h/m, driving while intoxicated Jilberto Flores, h/m, public intoxication Jose Pacheco, h/m, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:33:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests July 27 Aaron Mason, w/m, possession of controlled substance Barney Gebtry, b/m, manufacture and delivery controlled substance Aug. 2 Anthony Pelaez, w/m, driving while intoxicated Aug. 4 Patricia Peek, w/f, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:34:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests July 16 Hugo Garcia, h/m, warrants July 22 Zachariah Elliot, w/m, warrants July 23 Patrick McCaffrey, w/m, driving while license suspended ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:35:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 17 – Aug. 23 Victor Manuel Medina, m, Midlothian PD warrants Homer Alfred Gibson Jr., m, assault by contact Kelsey Don Murrow, f, possession of controlled substance Terry ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 10 – 16 Danny Lee Parker, Duncanville PD warrants Robert Allen Parker, Cedar Hill PD warrants Daniel Allen Meistrell, Grand Prairie PD warrants Thomas Weldon Sou-les, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:17:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 3 Felix Martinez, m, driving while intoxicated Paula Arroyo Padron, f, Midlothian PD warrants Ian Kirby Stewart, m, Midlothian PD warrants Aug. 6 Anthony Ray Edmiston, m, Midlothian PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 27 Carol Rene Craig, sale to minor Bradley Randolph McAndrews, public intoxication Jaqueline Michelle Hahn, assault by contact Bradon Michael Adkins, Waxahachie PD warrant Jerry Ray Shaw Jr., assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:35:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 15 – Aug. 21 Marvin Danel Gay, m, 37, Dallas County Sheriff Office, Hurst PD warrants Ricky Southerland, m, 51, Dallas PD warrants Eric Demon Sargent, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:32:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 18 – Aug. 25 Marsha Jaramillo, hold for Dallas County Sheriff Office Joe L. Garcia, hold for Lancaster PD Stephen D. Locklear, hold for Dallas County Sheriff ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:32:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 4 – Aug. 11 Regina Crane, w/f, 34, driving while intoxicated, driving while license invalid, escape causing bodily injury, assault on a public sevant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:32:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests July 28 Billy Ray Curry, m, Dallas PD warrants Aug. 4 Djuana Rene Burr, f, theft by check greater than $500 less than $1,500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:34:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 13 John Hernandez Escalante, w/m, 67, assault family violence Aug. 14 Christopher L. Hart, w/m, 32, warrants Charles Barrett, b/m, 21, warrants Rodolfo L. Garcia, w/m, 44, public intoxication Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:31:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 28 – Aug. 17 Daniel H. Sebastian, w/m, 33, driving while license invalid Phillip Micheal Kuzanek, w/m, 19, Ferris PD warrants Ronald R. Manning, b/m, 41, Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:16:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 4 Alvaro Morales Hernandez, w/m, 48, public intoxication July 5 Jeremy Upchurch, w/m, 22, Balch Springs warrants Dante Crowder, b/m, 27, public intoxication July 6 Jessica Ann Parrott, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:32:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 18 Ginger Washington, w/f, 35, out of town warrants Garland Johnson, b/m, 46, criminal trespass Aug. 19 Orlando Ovalle, w/m, 24, out of town warrants Jose Sanchez, w/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:30:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 7 Roy Blair, w/m, 46, burglary of building Bo Hubbard, w/m, 26, assault with bodily injury Aug. 8 Brandon Falkenbach, w/m, 21, engaging in criminal activity Charles Claxton, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:16:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5 Lameshia Lewis, b/f, 20, traffic Aug. 7 Roy Blair, w/m, 46, burglary of building Bo Hubbard, w/m, 26, assault causing bodily injury Aug. 8 Brandon Falkenbach, w.m, 21, engaging ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:31:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS July 29 Kevin Leaks, b/m, 47, theft greater than 0 less than $50 July 31 Jamey Gilbert, w/m, 36, out of town warrants Aug. 1 David Martinez, w/m, 18, criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:33:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug 28, 2008 City of Wilmer Notice of Public Hearing The City Council of the City of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:38:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug 21 and 28, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:37:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug 28, 2008 NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST MABEL BLOSSOM HUTCHCRAFT, DECEASED Notice is hereby ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:36:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug 14 and 21, 2008 Solon Place Self Storage, 301 Amanda Lane, Waxahachie, Texas pursuant to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:22:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug 21 and 28, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:20:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 7 and 14, 2008 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs 1. Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:37:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 7 and 14, 2008 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs 1. Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:39:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:38:00

Ellis Bob Broxson

Oct. 7, 1933 – Aug. 23, 2008 FERRIS – Funeral services for Ellis Bob Broxson, 74 of Ferris, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:27:00

Mike Anthony Winkles

March 11, 1961 - Aug. 4, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Graveside services for Mike Anthony Winkles, 47 of Waxahachie, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:23:00

Raul Ramirez Trevino

May 16, 1945 - Aug. 4, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral services for Raul Ramirez Trevino, 63 of Ferris, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:22:00

Benita Ocanas

April 24, 1924 - Aug. 4, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral Mass services for Benita Ocanas, 84 of Ferris, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:22:00

Pauline "Polly" Loyd

Dec. 28, 1931 - Aug. 3, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral services for Pauline "Polly" Loyd, 76 of Kamay, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:21:00

Linda K. Tracy Bottoms

June 30, 1943 - Aug. 5, 2008 BONHAM - Memorial services for Linda K. Tracy Bottoms, 65, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:21:00

Leda Zapletal

Sept. 19, 1914 - July 22, 2008 ENNIS - Mass of Christian burial services for Leda Zapletal, 93 of Ennis, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:30:00

Diane Lynn Dickerson

Dec. 31, 1959 - July 24, 2008 OVILLA - Funeral services for Diane Lynn Dickerson, 48 of Ovilla, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:30:00

Lola Catherine Jones

June 4, 1943 - July 22, 2008 RED OAK - Funeral services for Lola Catherine Jones, 65 of Red Oak, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:29:00

Jack Clemmons

Dec. 11, 1919 - July 24, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Memorial services for Jack Clemmons, 88 of Waxahachie, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:28:00

The upright man

On one occasion David in Psalm 19 prayed, "Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:27:00

There are two calendars in operation in the scri ptures; will relate to the coming of Messiah

Q. Why do some people say Rosh Ha Shanah is the head of the year and some say the head of the year is really ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:26:00

Who is in control?

With all that is happening throughout our world and particularly in our own nation, no doubt we are tempted to ask the question; "Who is ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:13:00

Truth is 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: 08/21/2008 12:12:00

Further thoughts on Christian friendships

"You are the light of the world...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:11:00

When reading and studying anything in scri pture use the 7 rules of Hillel

Q. When reading the commandments, how do you know which apply today and which ones don’t? A. When reading and studying anything in the scri ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:11:00

The need for

"But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:23:00

Investigating the shack

"O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:20:00

The sacrifices only cleansed the flesh from ritual impurity, never the conscience

Q. I’ve been debating with fellow messianic believers and Gentile Christians alike over the new temple and the sacrificial system in the coming kingdom. Could ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:18:00

The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jer.17:9) All you have to do is read the newspaper and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:31:00

There is only one true Messiah

There is only one true Messiah and he’s not a political candidate. Here we are in one of the longest-running presidential campaigns in U.S. history. In ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:28:00

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

Q. God brings us into struggles and battles. Why does He do this and how do we handle them? A. The Lord brings us into struggles ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:27:00

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: 08/21/2008 12:20:00

Community Calendar

Bristol Saturday, Aug. 23 Bristol Opry Country Music Show The Bristol Cemetery Association and Caring Hands of Bristol will be presenting the Bristol Opry Country Music Show starting ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:20:00

Dont waste your vote

I will write this letter in the English language as I don’t believe the Republican and Democratic voters of Ellis County have learned the new ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:25:00

RE: Ambulance service

To: Judge Chad Adams Commissioner Dennis Robinson Commissioner Bill Dodson Commissioner Heath Sims Commissioner Ron Brown Gentlemen, we have the following questions and concerns in regard to the contract that ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:25:00

Mexican army invades U.S., holds border cop at gunpoint

Mexican army soldiers invaded U.S. territory and held a member of the U.S. Border Patrol at gunpoint recently, according to a report from the union ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:21:00

Dramatic scenarios

Denver is going to belong to the Devil this week, as the Democrats congregate there to convention, coronation really and anoint their long-awaited deliverer. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:20:00

It has to be McCain over Obama

No one can dispute the fact John McCain is a real, genuine war hero. The real deal. How he and his fellow POWs survived years ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:20:00

The candidates in 2008

By David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Looking Back Upon Obama’s History! In an interview, Barack Obama referred to his mother as "the dominant figure in my formative ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:19:00

Re: Ennis new airport

There is much speculation regarding the closing of the renowned DFW International Airport and the loss of thousands of jobs, plus other business closings. Some ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:09:00

Ben, you should have called us

Nothing sickens us more than a respectable public official not giving us the full story, and for Precinct 1 Constable Ben Fry, who was re-nominated ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:09:00

David and Goliath

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…Val Verde, that is. Yes, we’re still here in northern New Mexico, just past the middle of August and it’s wet. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:07:00

Henry Cabot Lodges speech that derailed the League of Nations

After World War I one of the great dreams of Woodrow Wilson was to create a League of Nations that would guarantee world peace. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:06:00

The candidates in 2008

David J. Smith Meet the REAL Barack Hussein Muhammed Obama. Celeste and Loren Davis are missionaries in Kenya, Africa and can shed some light on Barack Obama. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:04:00

Follow up on Oct. 7, 2006 murder attempt story

THIS WAS SENT TO THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA IN REGARD TO THEIR INITIAL STORY This is part of something I intend to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:17:00

My heroes

On June 26, a hot afternoon, I was putting garage sale signs out for the next day. What I didn’t know at that time was ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:14:00

Opinion over editorials

I would like to respond to two editorials that appeared in your Thursday, Aug. 7 edition. The first is the piece by Walter Williams bemoaning ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:14:00

Animal control officer responds to incident

I received a call from dispatch that a juvenile had been attacked by a pit bull. The address of the victim is 636 Valley View, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:12:00

Tabloid?

A long time ago, I watched an old sci-fi movie, where the hero stopped at a news stand and told his new partner to pick ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:10:00

Race and the media

Lots of stuff going on, much of which we need to be aware. Will Rogers was often heard to declare, "All I know is what ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:10:00

Whos really paying their fair share?

It gets pretty irritating to listen to Democrats refer to Bush’s "tax cuts for the rich" and have no one call them on it. All ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:09:00

The candidates in 2008

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Meet the Real John McCain. The following is part of a letter to the Maine Republican delegates from Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:08:00

Pain! Pills or platitudes?

I have come to appreciate the concept of pain. Someone much smarter than me once said pain is necessary, because it lets you know something ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:27:00

Environmentalists hold on Congress

Let’s face it. The average individual American has little or no clout with Congress and can be safely ignored. But it’s a different story with ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:26:00

We must stand

I wish to make comment concerning the status of we the American people both as individuals and collectively as a body. It is a well ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:25:00

Politics and religion

They say there are two subjects you should never discuss; politics and religion. Not knowing who the "they" are that declared this axiom in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:24:00

We dont really know Barack Obama - yet

It should come as no surprise to anyone but the publishing industry is a liberal, socialist gaggle. David Rosenthal, publisher of Simon & Schuster, recently ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:24:00

Real food in a global food crisis!

By David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Part 2 Genetic engineering began in the mid-1970s in the modern era. Scientists believed the characteristics of organisms were simply hardwired ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2008 15:23:00

SAGU win over Dallas Christian College, 9-0

Submitted by Clay Scarborough Dallas - There is something about opening day for the SAGU Soccer Lady Lions. Head coach Jeremy Tosaya needs to schedule more ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:30:00

Midlothian football improving as a program

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The Panthers finished last season fourth in their district with a record of 5-5. With head coach Clark being the fifth ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:29:00

Palmer rebuilding after loss of Stone and Greenlee

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The Palmer Bulldogs are going through a lot of firsts this season. This is the first year for new head coach ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:28:00

Senior leadership brings high expectations to the field for Maypearl

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press Bouncing back from a disheartening 1-9 record in a season plagued with injuries, Coach Bill Hughes and the Maypearl Panthers are ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2008 09:28:00

Italy Gladiators on an even keel with competition

Jennifer Mulhausen The Ellis County Press Newly appointed Head Coach Craig Bales is excited about his high school football team. Bales comes to the Gladiators from Winters, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2008 12:15:00

Ferris works to replace their speed and iron horse

After losing their best fullback and quarterback/running back last season, the Yellow Jackets have been hard pressed to fill the gaps. The team has been ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:30:00

Avalon Eagles excited about upcoming football season

Having made the play-offs the past two years of a young three year program, Coach Davis and his Eagles are extremely excited about the upcoming ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:29:00

SAGU athletics invites community to meet the coaches

Clay Scarborough SAGU Sports Information Director & Assistant Baseball Coach WAXAHACHIE - On Saturday, Aug. 9 SAGU Athletics invited the surrounding community to purchase the SAGU Sports ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:29:00

SAGU soccer in Mexico

Clay Scarborough SAGU Sports Information Director & Assistant Baseball Coach Waxahachie - SAGU Soccer began their season preparation Saturday morning, Aug. 2. But for the second year ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:29:00

SAGU earns academic recoginition

Clay Scarborough SAGU Sports Information Director & Assistant Baseball Coach Waxahachie - In about three weeks the SAGU student-athletes will again begin their pursuit of their academic ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:28:00

Two local girls to play in fastpitch championship

FERRIS - Two Ferris girls are playing in the ASA 18U Gold National Fastpitch Championships in Oklahoma City this week. Maggie Sands and Marissa Koetting ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2008 11:24:00

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