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U.S. Army conducting training exercises in cities, towns

U.S. Army conducting training in cities, towns PATTI BIELLING Army News Service                 FORT STEWART, GA. - The exercise scenario was a sobering one: a 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/30/2008 13:48:00

Pape defeats incumbent

 MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press                                    Glenn Heights- Stephen Pape, former mayor of Glenn Heights just won the district 1 board position for Hill County Electric ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2008 17:45:00

Arson suspected in garage fire

Reporter Grace Martin photographs and is photographed at the scene of a suspected arson at 203 S. Wood Street in Ferris. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2008 15:27:00

ECSO sub-station stir

Deputies and law enforcement officials alike are grumbling about Ellis County Sheriff Ray Stewart’s latest plan that calls for patrol deputies to drive to Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:14:00

Write-in hauls $4,000

Sheriff write-in candidate Susan Welch-Rodriguez of Midlothian hauled in $4,000 last week and she told The Ellis County Press more is coming. As Republican Johnny ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:13:00

Fire board approves CareFlite contract

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBENResidents concerned ambulances could have 30-minute response times The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Emergency Services District No. 5 approved a controversial ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:12:00

Witness: Suspect in city hall incident didnt leave at 5:09 a.m.

Half-way house sources ‘cannot be found’ The Ellis County Press DALLAS - Witnesses at a half-way house in Dallas told Texas Rangers investigators in Ellis County that ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:11:00

E-razing History

The Ellis County Press JAILHOUSE ROCKED – The historic county jail in downtown Waxahachie, constructed in 1929, met its fate with construction crews and wrecking balls ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:11:00

Commissioners recognize Veterans Services Officer

Diana BuckleyUnanimously approve an overall tax rate Ellis County Human Services WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Veterans’ Services Officer James Wilhoite was recognized Monday during a regularly scheduled ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:07:00

Residents claim city wants them out

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – A non-de scri pt RV park behind a storage facility on Cantrell Street is pitting 25 residents against Waxahachie’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2008 17:04:00

Incumbent: I just cant talk to you

Pape wants transparency in financials MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press GLENN HEIGHTS- The Hill County Electric Cooperative Inc. elections are underway and as with that, there has been ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2008 14:06:00

2010 gubernatorial LP candidate visits Waxahachie

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE- Monday, Sept.22 at the gorgeous downtown Waxahachie courthouse gubernatorial candidate for the Libertarian Party of Texas; Jeff Daiell, paid a visit ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/23/2008 16:02:00

Fraudulent phone calls

Megan GrayThe Ellis County Press                               Ellis County- Concerned residents are calling into their trusted source for local news here at The Ellis County Press about ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/23/2008 15:47:00

Suspect in Maypearl City Hall incident didnt leave at 5 a.m., witnesses say

Suspect in city hall incident didn't leave at 5:09 a.m., witnesses sayHalf-way house sources 'cannot be found'       DALLAS - Witnesses at a half-way house in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2008 10:00:00

New Ferris councilwoman Carol Wright sworn in

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Last Updated: 09/19/2008 10:26:00

Commissioners Court will meet Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 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: 09/18/2008 14:31:00

Conflicting stories permeate city hall event

The Ellis County Press MAYPEARL – Chief Lester Taylor’s reported altercation at Maypearl City Hall Monday morning has several law enforcement officers, lawyers and local television ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:34:00

Tax Increase: Who voted for it?

The Ellis County Press FERRIS- The new city council on Monday, Sept. 15 voted to raise the taxes up five cents from $0.60 to $0.65 per ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:34:00

Ellis County Elections

Local candidates on Nov. 4 ballot: R-Republican D-Democrat L-Libertarian I-incumbent U.S. Congress District 6 R-Joe Barton - Incumbent D-Ludwig Otto L-Max Koch III Texas House District 10 R-Jim Pitts - I L-Phil SMart Sheriff R-Johnny Brown WI - Susan ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:33:00

CareFlite topic of ESD No. 5 meeting

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Emergency Services District No. 5 will meet Monday, Sept. 22 to discuss a proposed contract with CareFlight located at station ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:32:00

Libertarian Party organizing Sunday

Interested residents wanting to join, build or run for office for the Libertarian Party of Ellis County are encouraged to attend an organizing meeting Sunday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:32:00

Railroad Commission chair to speak at SAGU

GOP Railroad Commission chairman Michael Williams will bring his signature bowtie to Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:30:00

Countys 4% pay raise upsets residents

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY MILFORD – The Ellis County Press has a way of provoking public thought on policy issues, and that was evident Sunday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:20:00

Bristol Fire Dept. holds golf tournament

News-BristolFD ‘Bristol Fire Dept. holds fundraiser’  MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press    PALMER- The Bristol Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a benefit golf tournament at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Palmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2008 17:54:00

Homecoming Parade kicks off three days of school spirit

    MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press   FERRIS-  The Ferris Yellow Jackets and Ferris Independent School District will be kicking off their 2008 Homecoming parade and community pep rally ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2008 13:33:00

Barr sues Secretary of State to remove Obama, McCain from ballot

 Suit alleges that McCain, Obama knowingly missed filing deadlinesAtlanta, GA -  Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, has filed a lawsuit in Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2008 12:20:00

Shooting at City Hall averted; suspect on the loose

JOEY DAUBENand MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County PressMAYPEARL - Maypearl Police Chief Lester Taylor is thanking God today. According to Mayor Kelly Jacobson and Taylor at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2008 15:02:00

Reader dedicates song to The Ellis County Press

A reader has dedicated a song to The Ellis County Press. To view more videos from Patrick, click here: http://www.youtube.com/user/readchesterton News editor Joey Dauben issued a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2008 10:36:00

Chief criticized for Houston evacuation work, incident at home

JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press                 PALMER – Police Chief John Zaidle and several of his top lieutenants are in Houston helping control Hurricane Ike evacuation traffic as ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2008 15:09:00

Garrett mayor resigns, Italy council meeting live

News editor Joey Dauben and reporter Megan Gray traveled to Italy, Bardwell and Garrett to cover some of the latest news in those Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2008 11:55:00

Council Meeting, Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

AGENDA CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008   Notice is hereby given that the Glenn Heights City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2008 09:19:00

County Judge Issues Declaration of Disaster

Ellis County Judge Chad Adams issued a Declaration of Disaster on Sept. 11,  in anticipation of the need to provide safe shelter for evacuees threatened ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2008 09:15:00

Noice of Special Meeting Monday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday, September 15, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., ... Full story

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

County approves fiscal year 2008-2009 budget

WAXAHACHIE – Following a public hearing during which no member of the public stepped forward, Ellis County commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the fiscal year ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:57:00

Ellis County Elections

Local candidates on Nov. 4 ballot: R-Republican D-Democrat L-Libertarian I-incumbent U.S. Congress District 6 R-Joe Barton - Incumbent D-Ludwig Otto L-Max Koch III Texas House District 10 R-Jim Pitts - I L-Phil SMart County Treasurer R-Judy Burden - I L-Cathy ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:55:00

Non-Emergency Contact list

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Ellis County Sheriffs Office 972-825-4901 Bardwell City Hall 972-646-5332 Fire 972-646-2711 Ennis Police 972-875-3473 Fire 972-875-4462 Ferris 972-544-2233 Glenn Hights 972-223-3478 Italy 972-483-6414 Maypearl 972-435-2411 Midlothian 972-775-3333 Milford 972-493-4193 Ovilla 972-617-7262 After hours: 972-723-9910 Palmer 972-845-3141 Pecan Hill 972-617-6274 Red Oak 972-617-7632 Waxahachie 972-937-1200 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:55:00

Misspent hotel/motel taxes put back where they belong

The Ellis County Press ITALY – A concerned resident who questioned the city on misspending hotel and motel taxes on street signs prompted Italy officials in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:54:00

Fire board president resides outside district

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Mark Hope serves as president of the Emergency Services District No. 5 board, but he resides ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:53:00

Mid-Way Airport manager resigns

JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Allegations of corruption, illegal contracts and controversial videos surface WAXAHACHIE – Years of allegations of corruption, illegal city contracts ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:52:00

Mayors company gets fire station contract

The Ellis County PressSubsidiary of councilman’s firm wins steel bidPALMER- The Palmer City Council voted to waive building permit fees of $4,000 June 16 for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:40:00

Sept.11 prayer gathering

 Sept. 11, 2002 was a day in history America will never forget. Today on the seventh anniversary  was a county wide prayer held in downtown ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 13:43:00

The Ellis County Press arming voter-reporters amid pay raise outrage

There are some very irate voters in Ellis County, and The Ellis County Press publisher Charles Hatfield Jr. has pitched an idea to “deputize” (credit: ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2008 14:10:00

County bond project receives P & Z commission approval

WAXAHACHIE – Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (formerly the Staubach Company) announced the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission has given its stamp of approval to zoning ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:09:00

Sealed records

An open records request to the City of Bardwell on April 7 has still been unfulfilled, despite repeated attempts by the state Attorney General’s office ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:08:00

Meeting set for 9/11

The Constitution Party of Ellis County will hold their monthly meeting on Sept. 11 at Waxahachie’s Chisolm Grill, located on the courthouse square, starting at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:08:00

Drug bust silenced

A Ferris-area drug bust by federal agents produced very little information recently, as the federal governments Immigration and Customs Enforcement department said in response to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:07:00

Election workers mum on criminal allegations

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – A controversial newsletter spreading around this eastern Ellis County town alleged the city’s election judge of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:06:00

Council raises taxes

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Faced with unprecedented inflation rates, the Ferris City Council voted last week to raise taxes, which would see residents’ tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:05:00

Judge Knize donates $250 to Comm. Sims

The Ellis County Press Brown has loaded war chestWAXAHACHIE – Ellis County elections are just around the corner, and already, some big-name contributors are popping up ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:00:00

New Dump in Ellis county Pct.1?

"Apparently Commissioner Dennis Robinson, Precinct 1, doesn’t believe he needs to clean up illegal dumping," said Michael Seiber. He said trash was dumped about month ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 15:58:00

SCAM

Brenda Rodriguez doesn’t want a check scam to happen to anyone else. Rodriguez, a Ferris resident, received a Bank One "check" for $3,000 from a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 15:49:00

Finalist drops out, Jacksboro chief to start Monday

                FERRIS – Hank Weber is out and Jacksboro’s Frank Mooney is in as the new police chief, according to City Manager David Chavez.                 Mooney is scheduled to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 11:48:00

Ellis County

Ferris Sept. 5 Burglary of building, 100 block of Diane Rd., unknown suspect(s) burglarized the complainant’s building without consent $2,080 Sept. 16 Motor vehicle theft, 1900 block of FM ... Full story

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

Ellis County

ENNISAug. 20 Assault causes bodily injury family violence, 1200 block of Pecan Grove Rd., complainants brother slapped her on the left upper side of her ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:57:00

Ellis County

Avalon June 24 Assault causes bodily injury, family violence, 1900 block of Goodwyn Rd., complainant’s wife assaulted him by scratching his right arm and striking his chest ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:13:00

Ellis County

Ferris April 23 Theft, 100 block of Magellen Circle, unknown actors took complainants license plate from his trailer without consent $7 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:55:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16 Dallas Shawn Cohagen, m, 37, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana Howard Henderson, m, 48, warrants, expired operator’s license, no proof financial ... Full story

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

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 9 Caleb Austin Hesse, m, 19, theft David Demont Thomas, m, 31, no drivers license, no proof of financial responsibility, speeding, no front seat belts when ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:57:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 31 Amber Lynn Kincaid, f, 20, public intoxication Angela Michelle Pederson, f, 34, criminal trespass, assault causes bodily injury David Bernard Sharp, m, 24, evading arrest, warrants Sept. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:13:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26 Tammy Jo Davis, 37, assault causes bodily injury Steven Gee Yarbrough, 24, aggravated assault causes bodily injury Tunisha Monea Davis, 17, theft John Ernest Shackelford, 32, invalid ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:55:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 15 – Sept. 22 Christopher Hamlin, w/m, 29, driving while intoxicated Steven Burton, w/m, 24, deadly conduct discharge firearm Carlos Lara, w/m, 23, Duncanville PD warrants Shirley Cole, ... Full story

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

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 8 Heather Colvin, 20, w/f, Dallas Sheriff’s office warrants, fraud/Mesquite Matthew Ray, 24, w/m, forgery Sept. 9 Engelbert Jimenez, 51, w/m, driving while license invalid (license revoked) Jeffrey Brown, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:56:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 1 – Sept. 8 Charles Williams, b/m, 41, assault causing bodily injury Jason Peters, w/m, 27, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office warrants Charles Burrow, w/m, 25, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:12:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 Raymond Brackenridge, w/m, 55, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrants Jason Morgan, w/m, 33, driving while intoxicated Ricardo Martinez, w/m, 26, driving while intoxicated Adolfo ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:54:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 19 – Sept. 20 Brandon Lee Walker, w/m, 24, warrants David Allen Fennell, w/m, 24, warrants ... Full story

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

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 7 Deon De’Andre Sengal, b/m, 20, possession of marijuana ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:12:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26 – Aug. 29 Douglas W. Strawn, b/m, 37, warrants Don Edward Tims, w/m, 50, possession of controlled substance Troy Lloyd, b/m, 39, warrants Jack C. Haynes, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:54:00

Ovilla Pollice Reports

Incidents Sept. 15 – Sept. 21 House and building checks 102 Neighborhood checks 113 Alarms 3 EMS/Fire 6 Motorist assist 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 3 Traffic stops 11 Traffic citations 10 Other 17 Sept. 16 Minor accident, ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 12 – Sept. 14 Ashley Cliff, f, assault by contact Jacob Gibbons, m, evading arrest, Duncanville PD warrants, DeSoto PD warrants Daniel Bynum, m, Lancaster PD warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:55:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 7 Bryce Meadors, Dallas PD warrants, Lancaster PD warrants, Carrolton PD warrants, Denton PD warrants Incidents House and Building Checks 147 Neighborhood checks 108 Alarms 6 EMS/Fire 7 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents House and building checks 70 Neighborhood checks 118 Alarms 5 EMS/Fire 5 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic stops 13 Traffic citations 5 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:53:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 13 Domenique Hampton, b/m, warrants Sept. 14 Chad Hill, b/m, warrants ... Full story

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

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 5 Ester Guerrero, h/m, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:10:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16 – Sept. 22 Scott James Donahue, m, assault causing bodily injury Adan Ochoa Ornelas, m, driving while intoxicated Roy Robert Lewis, m, Midlothian PD warrants Bonnie Pulliam ... Full story

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

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16 – Sept. 22 Shamelia Anderson, b/f, 38, Navarro County warrants Scott Alan Daniels, w/m, 42, Seven Points PD warrants, Balch Springs PD warrants, Hurst ... Full story

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

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 5 – Sept. 11 Russell Dunn, m, 29, Lancaster PD warrants, Dallas PD warrants, Duncanville PD warrants Pamela Mayo, f, 44, forgery of check Oliver Mooney, m, ... Full story

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

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests August 22 – August 28 Ruzel Love, m, 34, assault causes bodily injury Ramon Maddox, m, 47, driving while intoxicated Yoichi Sugishima, m, 29, evading arrest Shevrick Rhodes, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:52:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 31 – Sept. 8 Jose Bernadino Cardenas, w/m, 17, assault causes bodily injury ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:55:00

Garrett Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 21 – Sept. 1 Joe Lee Garcia, Lancaster PD warrants Stephen Duane Locklear, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office McKenley Young, Texas Department of Corrections Karen Spencer, possession of drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:10:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 15 – Sept. 21 Jacob Olvera, w/m, 18, public intoxication Charles Foster, b/m, 21, Ferris PD warrants David Campbell, w/m, 50, Ferris PD warrants Mindy Martinez, w/f, 24, ... Full story

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

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 10 – Sept. 15 Armando Reyes, w/m, 43, public intoxication Pauline M. McCrory, w/f, 40, Ferris PD warrants Linda M. Hernandez, w/f, 40, Lancaster PD warrants Jacob Olvera, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:55:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 1 – Sept. 8 Danny Edward Austin, w/m, 32, violation of a protective order Derek W. Woodard Jr., b/m, 22, Dallas County Sheriff warrants Enrique Abrego, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:10:00

Ennis Police Reports

ArrestsSept. 16 Richard Bravo, w/m, 17, riot Kevin Avila, w/m, 17, riot Donnal Cate, w/m, 49, theft Rachel Denise Gomez,w/f, 18, theft Sept. 17 Funtesia Smith, b/f, 25, traffic, failure to ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 9 Justin Holbrooks, w/m, 22, criminal trespass Sept. 10 Cody Stephens, w/m, 19, possession of controlled substance, theft Gregory Jones, b/m, 22, theft Ismael Martinez, w/m, 29, theft Frank Silos, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:54:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 2 Joseph Lawrence, b/m, 33, traffic Raymond Jones, b/m, 39, criminal trespass Desiree Richardson, b/f, 29, theft Wallace Swanson, w/m, 67, public intoxication Cassandra Garza, w/f, 28, criminal mischief, ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests August 26 Sandra Alvarado, w/f, 20, traffic August 27 Richard Livingston, w/m, 40, out of town warrants August 28 Marcus Moreno, b/m, 21, out of town warrants Miguel Mendoza, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:52:00

Legal Notice

ORDINANCE NO. 08-0904B AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF WILMER, AS HERETOFORE AMENDED, ... Full story

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

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 18 and 25, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter ... Full story

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

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 18 and 25, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE G & G Self Storage, pursuant to Chapter ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 11:01:00

Melissa Diane Caudle

Sept. 24, 1994 - Sept. 19, 2008 BLOOMING GROVE - Melissa Diane Caudle, 13 of Blooming Grove, passed away Sept. 19, 2008 in Dallas. She was ... Full story

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

Cathy Kennedy

Feb. 24, 1953 - Sept. 18, 2008 WAXAHACHIE - Cathy "Cat" Marie (Turner) Kennedy, the mIRC MommaCat, 55 of Waxahachie ended her 41 day hospital battle ... Full story

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

Andrew Gomez Moffitt

Dec. 26, 1980 - Aug. 31, 2008 PALMER - Funeral services for Andrew Gomez Moffitt, 27 of Palmer, are to be announced. Born Dec. 26, 1980 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:06:00

Nathan Burgess Pool

March 22, 1929 - Aug. 29, 2008 FERRIS - Nathan Burgess Pool passed away peacefully at his home in Ferris where he lived for 36 years. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:49:00

The False Messiah will be Jewish and come out of Europe; Obama is not him

Q. There are rumors going around on the Internet that Barack Obama could be the Antichrist. What is your view on this? A. Right off, Mr. ... Full story

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

True riches

In recent days, the news has afforded us the opportunity to see and hear the anguish of those who have been the victims of flooding ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:51:00

Fasting is a means of cleaning out the mind of earthly thoughts and desires

Q. What is the purpose of fasting? A. Fasting is a means of cleaning out the mind of earthly thoughts and desires in order to connect ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:50:00

We must live in a world of constant change

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 Each of us could specifically name some things that we ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:06:00

God knew us even before this world was created, no human being is an accident

Q. What is the verse indicating that God has always known us, even before we were born. Where is it located in the Bible? A. There ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:05:00

Values clarification has resulted in the loss of value

In recent years many new phrases have made their way into our vocabulary and even into our thinking. One such phrase is "values clarification." For ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:48:00

The Torah commands are the knowledge we need to acquire, obey if we are to know the Lord

Q. What does it mean when it says to "know the Lord?’ A. This is one of the most important concepts in the scri ptures ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:47:00

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: 09/18/2008 11:00:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Bristol Tuesday, Oct. 7 Bristol Volunteer Fire Department to hold annual meeting The Bristol Volunteer Fire Department will be holding ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:58:00

Left Hook!

I laugh each time the Obamanation attacks Sarah. What he doesn’t seem to understand, that is the vice-president’s job! While the news media is trying to ... Full story

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

DC heist - Wall Street gang hijacks Washington

RHINEBECK, NY — On the evening of Sept. 18, the American democratic system was replaced by a financial dictatorship. What was billed as a "Federal ... Full story

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

Look and see! See Sarah run!

Uncanny is the word for how senator Barack H. Obama, his VP choice (old senator what’s his name from yet-another New England state), the N.O.W. ... Full story

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

Were watching them

YouTube has transformed The Ellis County Press’ view of local government coverage. So far, we have 33 videos from around the county, and readers are ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2008 09:13:00

Understanding the current financial crisis

Legend has it that there once was a knot so complex, so complicated that no one could untie it. When Alexander the Great attempted to ... Full story

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

Hillary, Obama, the Cult of Saul Alinsky!

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Pt. 1 Saul Alinsky’s crowning achievement was his recruitment of a young high school student named Hillary Rodham. She met Alinsky through ... Full story

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

Bailouts Hurt Taxpayers

Bailouts Hurt Taxpayers and Set a Dangerous Precedent By U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison While many Texans spent the weekend hunkered down in shelters as ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2008 09:23:00

Seriously funny!

I enjoy the new vice-presidential nominee. I figure the left will try to get her with every time she has wiped her nose in her ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:49:00

Third parties and the 2008 election

Paul Richard Strange We, the People, have a chance to make America better this election cycle. We live in a new and amazing century when we ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:49:00

Comments and opinion on national and local issues

I am back. I know it has been some time since my last article, but that does not mean I have been silenced. Most of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:48:00

Proof in the pudding

There are windows of opportunity taken advantage of, then there are windows of opportunity where the players don’t seem to have a clue they’re even ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:48:00

What does Barak Obama mean by change?

To fully understand what Barack Hussein Obama means when he talks about "change," one must look to his background because when questioned directly he always ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:47:00

Hillary, Obama, the Cult of Saul Alinsky!

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Pt. 1 Most Americans have never heard of Saul Alinsky. Yet his shadow and teachings darkens our coming presidential election. Both Democratic ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:39:00

Goodbye to The Ellis County Press!

Your newspaper is the worst we’ve ever seen. Your articles are negative, poorly written and usually about insignificant scandals that seem to be in your ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:02:00

County commissioners should be ashamed

How do you even begin to gripe and complain about our county commissioners voting themselves and every elected official in Ellis County a 4 percent ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:01:00

Gettin old!

I have been writing this column for a long time. I enjoy it, but it never occurred to me anyone read the ramblings of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 15:01:00

Dramatic scenarios

Jerome Corsi’s expose’ on Obama Lama Dingdong, The Obama Nation is, in the words of Joe Friday, "Just the facts, ma’am." Unlike liberal authors, Corsi ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:59:00

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds

So, Barack Hussein Obama thinks John McCain is "out of touch" when he doesn’t know he owns seven homes. My guess is the reason for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:59:00

The candidates in 2008

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine The Perspective on Obama In August 2006, U.S. Senator Barack Obama [D-IL] made a special trip to visit a special man in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2008 14:58:00

Americans have illegals on the run!

William Gheen Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) www.alipac.us The illegal aliens and their supporters were dealt a massive political blow this past week, when ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:47:00

Why I call it murder

Joe Green Author From Kilos to the Kingdom I want to briefly revisit the Saddleback forum that took place between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:47:00

Dramatic scenarios

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: 09/04/2008 16:11:00

Obama Sr.s apple did not fall far from the tree

There’s an old saying about an apple not falling far from the tree. This appears to be particularly true when it comes to Barack Hussein ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:11:00

The candidates in 2008

David J. Smith Editor, Newswatch Magazine Quotes from Barack Obama’s books: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance is a memoir by current United States ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:09:00

Blown transformer ends Ferris homecoming football game early

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - After the customary crowning of the Ferris High School Homecoming King and Queen, players and fans were ready for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2008 09:24:00

Southwestern A/G University 16, Austin College 14

Clay Scarborough Southwestern A/G University Sports Information Director Assistant Baseball Coach Waxahachie - SAGU Football opened the season on Saturday night in Waxahachie against Austin College. Austin College ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2008 09:23:00

Red Oak Lady Hawks continue to win

Submitted by Chip Bird RED OAK - The varsity, junior varsity and freshman volleyball teams had district wins over Mabank and Forney last week. The varsity ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2008 09:23:00

Italy Gladiators defeat Malakoff Tigers, 33-8

Karen Mathiowetz Italy - The Italy Gladiators gave their hometown fans their money’s worth and more on Friday night when they beat the Malakoff Tigers, 33-8. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2008 09:22:00

Maypearl Panthers celebrate win on Venus Homecoming

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press VENUS - Maypearl went into the game against Venus with a record of 2-0 thus far this season. They continued their ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:53:00

Red Oak Hawks find the win column

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press RED OAK - After two frustrating weeks of football, the Red Oak Hawks found the win column last Friday with a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:53:00

Homecoming games bittersweet for Ferris 8th grade teams

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press Both the players and the fans were eager for action Thursday night when the Yellow Jackets took on the Bearcats of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:52:00

Ferris 7th grade homecoming football game ends in tie

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The stands were packed as the Ferris Junior High football team faced the Pilot Point Bearcats on homecoming. Pilot Point scored ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2008 10:51:00

Ennis Lions gain a win over Lancaster, 40-36

ENNIS - It was a battle of the offenses Friday night at Lancaster. At the end of the first quarter both teams were on the ... Full story

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

Palmer Bulldogs decisively restrained by Lone Oak Buffalos

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press After losing their two key players last season, there were mixed expectations for the 2008-2009 Palmer Bulldogs. Palmer opened their season ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:51:00

SCHEDULES

Denotes district games * Red Oak Hawks District 15-4A A 30 Highland Park S 5 Lake Dallas S 12 Waco University S 19 @ Whitehouse S 26 Lancaster* O 3 @ West Mesquite* O ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:51:00

Waxahachie looking to make waves with high school football program

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - In his ninth season with Waxahachie High School, Coach Ream and his team have their sights set on a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:50:00

Red Oak faces Highland Park in the 2008 Tom Landry Classic

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The Hawks of Red Oak High School have been waiting since last season to face the Scots of Highland Park. They ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:50:00

Ferris Freshman volleyball team stands strong against Palmer

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The Ferris and Palmer Freshman volleyball teams met Friday afternoon, Aug. 29, to play the first freshman volleyball game in Ferris’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:49:00

Lady Yellow Jackets varsity volleyball team buzzes past Palmer

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Lady Yellow Jackets came out stinging in the first set of play against the Palmer Lady Bulldogs. A ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2008 16:49:00

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