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PUBLIC HEALTH TAKES CENTER STAGE

(Austin)  Public health issues moved to the forefront at the Capitol Thursday, as lawmakers held three events to concentrate on some of the most important ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2009 13:24:00

Parks Dept. employee arrested for making terroristic threat

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - A city parks and recreation employee was arrested for making a terroristic threat and the matter is now under criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:31:00

Grubbs finds no wrongdoing in Palmer energy vote

JOEY DAUBEN / MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press PALMER – County/District Attorney Joe Grubbs could not find any wrongdoing with a city council vote on an ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:29:00

Charter school coming to town

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press WILMER –At a town hall meeting on Jan. 22  Mayor Jeff Steele discussed the possibilities of a Honors Academy charter school ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:28:00

Local Election Sign-Ups

Candidates for city council and school board seats across the county will have from Monday, Feb. 9 to Monday, March 9 to file. View the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:28:00

Digital TV Switch

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have succeeded in pushing back the date for consumers to switch their analog television sets from Feb. 17 to June. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:26:00

Flames engulf an Ellis County home

Michael Hix Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Flames fully-engulfed a rural Ellis County home around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. The fire completely destroyed the three-bedroom ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:23:00

New Wilmer mayor holds town hall meeting

‘Will run this May’ The Ellis County Press WILMER - Jeff Steele, who was appointed to fill out the reminder of Don Hudson’s term as mayor of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:22:00

Burn ban in place in Ellis County

Area cafes recognized NICOLE MONKThe Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - At the Ellis County Commissioners meeting on Monday night a 90-day burn ban on outdoor burning ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:18:00

Schools receive funds

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Last Updated: 01/27/2009 18:24:00

City/school board positions up for re-election

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Last Updated: 01/27/2009 18:05:00

Waxahachie Fire Dept. Receives Grant

    AUSTIN -  On Jan. 23 U.S  Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison announced $1,080,830 in the U.S department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grants ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2009 17:35:00

Morning Jury Trials Canceled

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Last Updated: 01/27/2009 16:21:00

TxDOT is Ready for Winters Worst

Equipment, Supplies and Crews are on Standby―Public is Also Urged to “Be Prepared”   TxDOT crews are mobilizing manpower and equipment to respond to the latest threat ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2009 17:22:00

Bill would tighten emission standards

Jan. 26 (Austin) -  Texas would adopt stricter California carbon emissions standards under a bill filed on Monday by Houston Senator Rodney Ellis. This filing comes ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2009 16:54:00

TCLEOSE may take action against Fry

AUSTIN - Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education public information officer Laura Le Blanc, confirmed that no disciplinary actions of suspension or ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/23/2009 17:28:00

Ellis County Health and Fitness Expo Jan. 31

The American Fitness Instructors and Trainers Association is hosting the first annual Ellis County Health and Fitness Expo. The Expo will be held at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/23/2009 10:52:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court meet Monday, Jan. 26, 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 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/23/2009 08:46:00

Mooney: Policy implemented as a last resort

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Chief Frank Mooney has revised his controversial police department policy instructing officers to shoot feral dogs in the city limits, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:15:00

Peanut Butter Safety in Girl Scout Cookies

The FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:15:00

Ramsey to launch talk show

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Defense lawyer Rodney Pat Ramsey is taking his opinions to the Internet airwaves with a new weekly talk show on: EllisCountyRadio.com. Ramsey, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:14:00

History made

Politico.com photo Illinois Sen. Barack H. Obama, became the country’s 44th president on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Also pictured are First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice-President Joe ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:07:00

TXI applies for hazardous waste permit

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – School board members debated recent media coverage from USA Today about the Midlothian Independent School District’s air quality, which ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:06:00

Meals-on-Wheels needs volunteers for Ennis

Amy LeBus Jackson, CFRE Meals-on-Wheels ENNIS – Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties needs additional volunteers to help get noontime meals delivered to the homebound elderly and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 10:24:00

Robbed clerk forced to repay stolen money

GLENN HEIGHTS - A Subway employee might have to pay back $200 stolen from him at gun-point during the Jan. 12 robbery of Subway on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2009 17:48:00

Was Adams second legal?

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – A slaughterhouse in west Ellis County was defeated by county commissioners Monday, Jan. 12, but questions about a parliamentary vote ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:17:00

Flat-screen TV cost city $500

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – City officials paid $498 for the 32-inch LCD screen television displayed in city hall back in June 2007, according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:15:00

Mayor fires public works director

The Ellis County Press ITAL Y – Mayor Frank Jackson fired public works director Chris Metz over a 34 percent increase in city water usage, according ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:15:00

YouTube shows alleged sewage spillover

JOEY DAUBEN and NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press ENNIS – Denny’s Restaurant had "mice running around inside" of its Interstate Highway 45 location, according to documents released ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:09:00

Subway heist suspect caught on video Police style vehicle used in get-away

The Ellis County Press GLENN HEIGHTS – The Subway sandwich shop on Ovilla Road was robbed Monday, Jan. 12 and police are asking the public to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:09:00

Sanctity of Human Life Week set for Jan. 18-24

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications WAXAHACHIE – A Sanctity of Human Life Week in Ellis County proclamation was unanimously approved for Jan.18 – 24, during the Jan.12 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:08:00

Bond Oversight Committee to meet Monday, Jan. 12

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee          The Ellis County Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, January 12, to hear updates from Jon ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2009 11:43:00

Commissioners Court will meet Monday, January 12 at 10 a.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 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2009 09:06:00

Contractor paid $500,000 before project started

The Ellis County Press Lawsuit claims The Nay Company not on the jobWAXAHACHIE – The Nay Company construction firm was paid $500,000 for work at Mid-Way ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:34:00

Panel appointed to facilitate transition to city

The Ellis County Press ‘We just don’t want to get screwed’ MIDLOTHIAN – The City of Midlothian has appointed a panel to assist in the transition to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:33:00

Cops stop CPS from taking grandkids

The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Connie Moody’s grandchildren were threatened for removal by Child Protective Services until they met three Midlothian police officers who knew ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:29:00

Local icon retires

The Ellis County Press FERRIS- Gerald Tyler, 64, served his last day as a postal worker on Jan. 2 after serving 31 years in the postal ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:27:00

Cotton Bowl blues

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN Special Report Four times since 1938 the Red Raiders of Texas Tech University have played on the hallowed field of the Cotton Bowl. Four times ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:25:00

County officials sworn in Jan. 1

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications Diana.Buckley@co.ellis.tx.us WAXAHACHIE – District Judge Gene Knize, 40th District , presided over swearing-in ceremonies, issuing oaths of office to the following officials, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:24:00

Finance Reporter Award

  GLENN HEIGHTS-  Patrick  Harvey, director of finance for the City of Glenn Heights was just awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2009 16:34:00

Top news stories of 2008

Compiled by JOEY DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY Jan. 3 2008 Elections drawing near; Races shaping up in local precincts; Grand Jury requests Wilmer councilman testimony - Republican ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:34:00

PETA: Gunning down dogs not a safe or humane option

The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Ferris Police Chief Frank Mooney’s policy for shooting wild dogs in the city got more than the attention from Fox ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:22:00

Indiana man tapped for city manager spot

The Ellis County Press RED OAK – Red Oak City Council was set to hire the town manager in Yorktown, Indiana their new city manager Tuesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:22:00

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Ferris Police Chief Frank Mooney helped distributed donated gifts to local needy families on Dec. 23. Submitted PhotosClick Here For Photo Gallery ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:17:00

Austin Bridge and Road to locate facility in Waxahachie

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications diana.buckley@co.ellis.tx.us WAXAHACHIE – In a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 22, Ellis County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:10:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces November 2008 Matthew Miller vs. Tonya Miller Amy Russell vs. James Russell Cadie Cathey vs. angel Rodriguez Jose Jiminez vs. Nora Elsa Jiminez Andrea Woodard vs. Jerry Lynn Woodard James Lee ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:04:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages November 2008 Jason Brett Baggett and Erin Gene McCarty Richard Lee Segura and Misty Renee Nichlson John Calvin Harper and Brittany Michelle Jones Michael Eugene Herod and Stephanie ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:03:00

Ellis County

Ennis Jan. 9 Theft, 3300 block of FM 1181, unknown suspect(s) stole the reporting persons trash container without consent $135 Criminal mischief, 7300 block of Ensign Rd., unknown ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:30:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE - Melanie Reed

Cases Filed Waxahachie ISD vs. Joanne Wehres Waxhachie ISD vs. Leopaldo P. Torres Milford ISD vs. Irma Martinez Milford ISD vs. United Western Bancorp Inc. Milford ISD vs. Steve Vanrooy Roy ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:31:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Dodzie Koku Anthonio and Shana Louise Barber Patrick Thomas Bowles and Heather Leanne Bowles Troy Lee Cobb and Schquanda Michelle King Kenneth Wayne Gentry and Sherry Lynnette Jackson Nolan ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:31:00

Ellis County

Ennis Dec. 15 Public nuisance, 7700 block of Ensign Rd., a pack of five dogs attacked and injured one cow by biting its face and ears causing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:30:00

Ellis County

Ennis Dec. 15 Public nuisance, 7700 block of Ensign Rd., a pack of five dogs attacked and injured one cow by biting its face and ears causing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:50:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 20 – Jan. 26 John Jessie Flores, 46, driving while license invalid, speeding Carrie Kathleen Bernal, 38, no proof of financial responsibility, speeding, ran stop sign, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:03:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 13 – Jan. 20 Ruperto M. Lopez, 50, criminal trespass Jackson Austin French, 23, driving while intoxicated Kendia Rochelle Brewer, 26, fraudulent use of possession of identifying ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:29:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 6 – Jan. 7 Deja Dawn Gravitt, 32, theft Jason Eric Hammond, 20, theft Royce Massey, 21, possession of marijuana, no driver license Melvin Williams, 22, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:30:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 29 – Jan. 4 Caleb Ezra Barrow, 35, driving while license suspended Vernell Cochran, 36, failure to display driver license, expired license tags, no driver license Fortay ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:49:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 – Dec. 28 Kellie Roy Becks, 47, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver license, expired license tags Robert John Matteson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:40:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 19 – Jan. 26 Paul Hayes, w/m, 22, Dallas PD warrants, Mesquite PD warrants Jose Leon Roman, w/m, 22, driving while license invalid Christopher Castillo, w/m, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:02:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 12 – Jan. 20 Terry Bolton, w/m, 50, criminal trespass Michelle Bomar, w/f, 47, Dallas County warrants, Ellis County warrants Miguel Rayford, b/m, 39, Duncanville PD warrants Laura ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:29:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 5 – Jan. 9 Kevin Haney, w/m, 33, abandon endanger child imminent Shemitra Johnson, b/f, 28, Ellis County Sheriff Office warrant, Waxahachie PD warrant Brian Fugett, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:29:00

Red Oak Police Reports

 ARRESTS Dec. 29 – Jan. 5 Lacee Blackard, w/f, 23, Grand Prairie PD warrant Cody Vaughn, w/m, 18, possession of controlled substance Darrell Persley, b/m, 20, possession of drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:49:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 22 – Dec. 29 Victor Hobbs, b/m, 21, DeSoto PD warrants Ventura Faz, w/m, 48, driving while intoxicated Jonathon Cooley, w/m, 26, driving while intoxicated Cervantes Cabrera, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:39:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 21 – Jan. 24 Jatara J. Bivins, b/m, 20, warrants Bradley K. Boyd, w/m, 37, warrants Mark R. Haesly, h/m, 50, possession of marijuana, unlawfully carrying a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:02:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 4 – Jan. 19 Byron K. Porter, b/m, 36, warrants Cassandra L. Wilson, b/f, 22, warrants Sarah E. Burgen, w/f, 27, warrants Charles Harrison III, w/m, 23, warrants Amber ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:28:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 12 Byron Keith Porter, b/m, 35, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:29:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 24 - 28 Tony L. Jones, b/m, 31, warrants, driving while license invalid Fredi Ulises, h/m, 28, failure to identify, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:38:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan. 19 – Jan. 25 House and buil- ding checks 146 Neighborhood alarms 178 Alarms 1 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 2 Traffic assign- ments 22 Traffic stops 31 Traffic citations 6 Other ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:02:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan. 12 – Jan. 18 House and buil- ding checks 125 Neighborhood checks 176 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 3 Suspicious pers- on or vehicle 2 Traffic assign- ments 23 Traffic stops 30 Traffic citations 11 Other 13 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:28:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents House and buil- ding checks 90 Neighborhood alarms 158 Alarms 6 EMS/Fire 5 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 0 Traffic assign- ments 28 Traffic stops 26 Traffic citations 11 Other 21 Burglary of habitation, 200 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:28:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 29 – Jan. 4 House and building checks 130 Neighborhood checks 146 Alarms 2 EMS/Fire 6 Motorist assists 2 911 hang ups 2 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic stops 32 Traffic citations ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:48:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents House and building checks 158 Neighborhood checks 94 Alarms 3 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 6 Traffic stops 24 Traffic citations 6 Other 23 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:38:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 3 – Jan. 8 David Miller, w/m, violate promise to appear John Zuniga, h/m, warrants Tonette Bogard, b/f, possession of marijuana, fraudulent possession of controlled substance prescription ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:28:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 18 – Jan. 24 Angie Leann Benham, w/f, 38, fraudulent use of possession of identifying info Joe Jonathon Valdez, w/m, 27, MCKinney PD warrants Daniel Arron Capehart, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:01:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 4 – Jan. 17 Michael Roberts Myers, w/m, 39, Plano PD warrants John Patrick Wright, w/m, 29, Lancaster PD warrants Christopher Michael Robbins, w/m, 23, Midlothian PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:27:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 Sandra Diane Crane, w/f, 39, Tarrant County PD warrants Roy Lafollette Kennedy, w/m, 67, Johnson County PD warrants Lyle Edwin Loper III, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:48:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 – Jan. 7 C.P. Cox, w/m, 30, warrants D.P. Barrett, w/m, 18, warrants James Earl Frazier, b/m, 26, possession of marijuana, evading arrest Incidents Dec. 26 – Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:28:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 16 – Jan. 22 Timothy Beissel, w/m, 37, warrants Julie Dinius, w/f, 46, driving while intoxicated Earnest Starnes, w/m, 30, driving while intoxicated John Young, w/m, 29, Henderson ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:01:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 29 – Jan. 1 Gary Brown, w/m, 39, failure to identify Mario Brown, b/m, 31, no drivers license, speeding Anthony Cloud, b/m, 42, assault Taron Harris, b/m, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:48:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 20 – Dec. 29 Torian Robinson, m, 17, aggravated assault with deadly weapon John Rondeno, m, 35, warrants Cassandra Beck, f, 26, driving while intoxicated Kenneth Brown, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:38:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 20 – Jan. 25 Jay Vane, w/m, 28, driving while license invalid April Benavidez, w/f, 24, assault Phyllis Hall, b/f, 37, aggravated assault with deadly weapon Eric Polk, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:00:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 16 – Jan. 20 Spaniel Scott, w/m, 26, reckless driving Brent Anderson, b/m, 49, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia Michael Mitchell, w/m, 24, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:26:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 6 Alfredo Elias, w/m, 25, assault Silvia Lyons, b/f, 22, theft Demetri Daniels, b/m, 20, theft Katherine Miller, b/f, 19, theft James Ross, w/m, 56, out of town warrant Alejandro ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:27:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 31 – Jan. 5 Rocky Holloway, w/m, 24, out of town warrant Martita Rojas, w/f, 29, assault with bodily injury Ryan Marinez, w/m, 21, burglary of habitation, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:46:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 20 – Dec. 28 James Davis, w/m, 31, disorderly conduct Nicholas Rogers, w/m, 25, driving while intoxicated, out of town warrants James Underwood, w/m, 29, disorderly conduct Gumaro ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:36:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Jan. 15 and 22, 2009 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:30:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Jan. 15 and 22, 2009 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:31:00

Legal Notice

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have been ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:50:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Dec.25, 2008 and Jan.1, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The Storage Place, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:42:00

Jerry Wayne White

Feb. 27, 1941 – Jan. 20, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Jerry Wayne White, 67, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:38:00

Terry Douglas Jansson

June 7, 1949 – Jan. 21, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Memorial services for Terry Douglas Jansson, 59 of Grand Prairie, were held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:37:00

Charles Lawrence Porter, Sr.

Jan. 13, 1916 - Dec. 16, 2008 FORT WORTH - Memorial services for Charles Lawrence Porter Sr., 92 of Fort Worth, are to be held at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:34:00

Pamelia Renae Godfrey

April 5, 1964 - Dec. 22, 2008 FERRIS - Funeral services for Pamelia Renae Godfrey, 44 of Ferris, were under the direction of Green Funeral Home ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:34:00

Too many hypocrites in the church

"You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me."’ Matthew 15: ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:37:00

The true church of Jesus Christ

The true church of Jesus Christ is made up of all those whom He redeemed on the cross by His shed blood. "Be on guard ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:23:00

Celebrate with a grateful heart

Even in the face of rapidly multiplying challenges, we have much to be grateful for. The fact we are a free country grants us the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:22:00

There was no such thing as Judaism, Christianity in the first century

Q. There seems to be several groups that contended for the religious attention of the people in the New Testament. Is this right and who ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:22:00

Making the most of your time

All of us are time conscious. It would be interesting to know how many times a day we look at a clock or our watch. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:23:00

Wrong ideas have produced many heresies, actually threatened the faith

This week we will pick up where we left off with whether or not Jesus and the Holy spirit are God and with the concept ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:22:00

Why this waste?

1 John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever. Of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:43:00

No more Christian celebrities

"Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory." (Psalm 24:10) Jackson was celebrating his fourth birthday. Excited at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:42:00

The Holy Spirit has to be something other than a force/power and He is

Q. Is Jesus and the Holy Spirit God? A. Yes and the Scriptures are very clear about that but there are many believers who have a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:32:00

Recurring Meetings Calendar

1st Monday • Glenn Heights City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., 1938 Hampton Road. • Ennis City Commission meeting, 7 p.m., 115 W. Brown. • Ferris City Council meeting, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:05:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Ellis County Tuesday, March 3 Save the date Save the date for Ellis County Day in Austin on Tuesday, March ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 13:04:00

What should we expect now?

Now that we have elected an inexperienced liberal Democrat to the office of president we must ask ourselves now what? I believe we are going ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:36:00

Life is a celebration, not a political position

Gina Parker Ford CEO of Dental Creations, Ltd. While this week is filled with the celebration, the euphoria and sadly the media hype of inaugurating a new ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:36:00

The well being of our nation

Good-day Editor, The life line of a nation is its monetary system. If it is a proper system, the will enjoy will enjoy prosperity, if not, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:35:00

The Old Devil

The old Devil appears to have a willing worker in the new President of the U.S., showing up in his first days in office. No, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:33:00

Why people should really worry about Obama and Ayres

Talk show host Sean Hannity continues to refer to William Ayres as "an unrepentant terrorist," which he most assuredly is. That, of course, allows Barack ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:33:00

Team Obama has serious scandal problems

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown Authors The news is full of stories about how Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:32:00

Congress financial mess

News media people, often plagued with little understanding, fail miserably in their duty to inform the public. This is particularly evident in their reporting on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:21:00

How many trillions of dollars can we imagine?

I read an article by John Dyer of MSN Money last week and was surprised by the actual numbers people are throwing around. I have ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:21:00

One womans e-mail

Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor, ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter? ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:20:00

Speakeasies then, smokeasies now

Why is it some people insist on controlling the lives of others through laws or ordinances? Why do they think they know how others should ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:19:00

The Forgotten Man

Thought about going to the inauguration this week, but forgot if they was puttin’ it on on Wednesday or Thursday, so decided not to go. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:19:00

Another assault on federalism

Marion Edwyn Harrison, Esq. Free Congress Foundation The Founding Fathers, most of our ancestors and a large if unquantifiable chunk of contemporary informed Americans believed or ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:17:00

Rich people versus politicians

Sometimes I wish there were a humane way to get rid of the rich. Without the rich for whipping boys, we might be able to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:21:00

Take back America

Can you believe that an elected official would actively engage in open graft and corruption in this day and age? My answer would be "how ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:21:00

The free market in Austin

Now that conservative voices have been moderated by the selection of state Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, for the House Speaker position in Austin, we ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:20:00

The Forgotten Man

With the present political current flowing strongly against the voter majority here in Texas, across most of the South, and on the remaining largest portion ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:19:00

Whats ahead for us now?

My wife and I have worked hard over the years to remain relatively debt free. It’s not been easy sometimes, but now we can state ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:19:00

Recession: What to do?

E. Ralph Hostetter Columnist The recession is here. Some say it arrived in August 2007. All admit that it is causing job losses by the tens of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:18:00

Ellis County CPS suffers another blow

Judge Greg Wilhelm, R-Midlothian, rejected a last-ditch effort by Ellis County/District assistant attorney Sara Spector to have certain facts of a Child Protective Services case ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:41:00

CPS: Restricting the media

For the second time in four months, Child Protective Services lawyers and its agents (mainly that of Sara Spector, who works for County/District Attorney Joe ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:40:00

Allies in Israel reached the end of the rope

I guess our allies in Israel finally reached the end of the rope regarding terrorists’ attacks. It appears they have experienced an episode of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:40:00

Re: CPS legal defense

The case in which we beat CPS in the termination trial (Dec. 18 issue; Jurors deliver blow to CPS case) you should have heard the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:37:00

The U.S. in the Good Book?

The white stuff all in the air, gently wafting to the earth? Oh, that’s only more snow. Started sometime during the night; must’ve accumulated up ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:37:00

The UAWs ignominous anniversary

Howie Rich Chairman of Americans for Limited Government On this week in 1936, United Auto Workers’ members occupied a General Motors plant in Flint, Michi., staging a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:36:00

Is inequality of wealth and income fair?

One of the favorite tactics of the Left (i.e. Democrats) in this country is to use class warfare envy to justify the heavily progressive nature ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:35:00

They aint workin! Money fo nuthin, get ya chicks fo free!

John L. Sulak Tyler This morning, on the news, I heard our great leaders are considering a $3.50 Federal Gas Tax. The reasoning behind this? Oh, it’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:32:00

Whered the youth vote go

Guess you heard that 68 percent of "the youth vote" went to Obama. My granddaughter called this morning to tell me she was one of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:31:00

Enough is enough

I consider myself a pretty tolerant guy when it comes to religious freedoms, freedom of expression, freedom of speech and so on…but enough is enough. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:31:00

Outraged over police shooting dogs

I am outraged at Ferris police Chief Frank Mooney, for his memo on shooting dogs. Ellis County has a big problem, as other counties do, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:30:00

Oh, hello there and Happy New Year

There are a few things we know for sure. Death and taxes will continue unabated. Oh, hello there and Happy New Year. By the way, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:29:00

Stench of the double standard

We all know, or at least most of us do, that the mainstream media are nothing more than liberal flacks. Feckless followers of Democrats, apologists ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:29:00

New Years resolution: No more nutty lawsuits

Bill Summers President Rio Grande Valley Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse The holiday season and the New Year bring out the best of intentions: promises of good behavior, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:28:00

Lady Hawks get past Forney

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks freshman, JV, and varsity basketball teams hosted Forney on Friday, Jan. 23. Both the freshman and JV teams won ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:59:00

Jumps, tucks and flips

RED OAK - The Red Oak based Wild About Cheer All-Stars competitive cheerleading gym recently competed in two competitions. The first was held at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:40:00

Ferris varsity girls basketball on even keel with Venus

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press After several recent forgettable losses, the Ferris varsity girls’ basketball team was desperately looking for a win. Playing host to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:40:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets put one more in the win column

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - It was an uncharacteristically slow start for the Yellow Jackets against Venus. Even with the height advantage, Ferris played ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2009 12:39:00

Crandall girls basketball team makes Ferris Lady Jackets walk the plank

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Ferris traveled to Crandall to face the Lady Pirates Friday looking for a win after a devastating loss to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:25:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets sting Crandall Pirates on way to win in district opener

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Before a packed gym Ferris took on Crandall at Crandall to decide which would be victorious in the district ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:25:00

Red Oak Lady Hawks losetwo

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks played two very good teams last week; the Terrell Lady Tigers and the Allen Lady Eagles. The Lady Tigers ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:24:00

Red Oak High School soccer action

RED OAK - The boys Hawks soccer teams opened at home against Forney on a cold Jan. 13 night. The JV team had the early ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:24:00

Former Waxahachie star is lending her basketball talent to the Mean Green

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - She was a stand-out at Waxahachie High School, and now Torrian Timms is in her third season as a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:24:00

UNT gives crowd something to cheer about

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press TEXAS - The University of North Texas’ Men’s Basketball team hosted the Denver Pioneers last Thursday. Denver started the game fast ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/22/2009 11:23:00

Hawks sweep Mabank

RED OAK - The Hawks were looking to get back in the win column against the Mabank Panthers, but it ended up easier said than ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:26:00

ROJH Lady Hawks crush Terrell

RED OAK - On Jan. 5, the ROJH eighth grade Lady Hawks were back home and hosting Terrell. The B team had the early game ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:26:00

ROHS soccer update

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks and Hawks soccer will be starting regular season play beginning Jan. 13. The outlook is good for both teams ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:25:00

Lady Hawks fall to West Mesquite

RED OAK - After nearly a month since their last home game, the Lady Hawks hosted the West Mesquite Lady Wranglers on Dec. 6. With ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:24:00

Waxahachie varsity defeats rival Ennis in womens basketball

Jennifer Mulhausen The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - It was a very slow start for both teams when Ennis traveled up to play Waxahachie last Tuesday evening. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:24:00

Rockwall out-skates Midlothian, 3-1

Jennifer Mulhausen The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian and Rockwall went head-to-head Thursday at the Dr. Pepper Stars Center in Duncanville. Midlothian brought a full bench ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2009 11:23:00

Red Oak Lady Hawks vs. Terrell

Jeremy Schack  The Ellis County Press The Red Oak Lady Hawks Varsity Soccer team began their season last friday with a double header scrimmage against both ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:46:00

Midlothian vs. Longview Pine Tree

Jeremy SchackThe Ellis County Press The Midlothian Lady Panthers Varsity Soccer team started off their season last Friday night with a scrimmage against East Texas rivals ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:45:00

East wins 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The nation’s top 90 high school football athletes and the top 97 high school marching band members gathered Saturday at San ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:45:00

Rice routs Western Michigan in the 2008 Texas Bowl

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press The Rice Owls faced the Western Michigan Broncos in the 2008 Texas Bowl. Now in its third year, the Texas Bowl ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:44:00

Ellis County players face each other in the 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press Of the 44,358 tickets sold, 40,127 fans were in-house at Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, home to the TCU Horned ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2009 10:43:00

The realities of the black belt

Steve Cross Cross Martial Arts It is a common misconception that having a black belt is paramount to being a self-defense expert.  Unfortunately, some black belts also believe ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:35:00

ROYBA holds basket ball

On Dec. 20, the Red Oak Youth Basketball Association held its last day of practice games and its "Basket Ball" holiday community service event. Players, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2009 09:35:00

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