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Ovilla settles lawsuit

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press OVILLA – The city of Ovilla announced Monday, Dec. 28 it finalized an agreement with Triumph Development Corp. to settle all ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:26:00

ACORN trespasses mans property

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press BOYCE – C.J. Gorn lives off of FM 879 outside of Palmer and the unincorporated area of Boyce. He’s an ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:23:00

Ennis facility seeking clients after Kevins House closing

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ENNIS – Faced with no place else to go after an all-male halfway house closed amid controversies surrounding its director ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:21:00

Emissions Enforcement grant approved

Diana Buckley Ellis County Human Services Diana.Buckley@co.ellis.tx.us WAXAHACHIE – Having unanimously approved application for the funding on Nov. 9, Ellis County commissioners Monday, Dec. 28 accepted $46,476.38 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:18:00

Ellis County Courts Building New Look

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County PressThe New Ellis County Courts Building will be bringing a new look and feel to the county. Set to open in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:10:00

Musicians, Comedian, Cheerleaders Perform at Balad

By Sgt. Ryan Twist JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – The Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour 2009, brought country music artists Mark ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/30/2009 12:47:00

Winter Weather

DALLAS DISTRICT – Once again, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is expecting inclement winter weather beginning Tuesday afternoon. To stay tuned to weather events you may ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2009 22:18:00

Emissions Enforcement Grant approved

Having unanimously approved application for the funding on November 9, 2009, Ellis County Commissioners today accepted $46,476.38 in grant funding to continue a program that ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2009 15:37:00

4 selling alcohol to minors busted

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission partnered with the Ellis County Sheriffs Office, the Precinct 2, 3 and 4 constable ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:52:00

Police department receives grant

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Chief Charles Edge of the Waxahachie Police Department shared the good news of the receipt of a grant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:52:00

City to change court times

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Debate took over what was a brief council meeting before the holidays Monday, Dec. 21 when new business discussion ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:51:00

Palmer breaks Open Meetings Act - again

JOEY G. DAUBENThe Ellis County Press PALMER – The Palmer City Council, I believe, broke the Open Meetings Act again and this time it’s on video ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:49:00

Students, community spread holiday cheer

Beth Trimble, director of communications DESOTO – DeSoto ISD students, staff and the community are especially giving during the holiday season. We have heard and seen ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:48:00

GOP, Democratic rankings similar

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press AUSTIN – Who’s on this years Americans For Prosperity legislative "Naughty and Nice" list? AFP, a free-market organization dedicated to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:46:00

Commissioners Court will meet Monday, Dec.28 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: 12/23/2009 12:18:00

Saturday, Dec. 19 pet adoption

The city of Waxahachie Animal Control will be sponsoring a half-priced pet adoption this Saturday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Adoption fees are: Puppies $10.00; ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2009 18:22:00

Alert to all residents

 According to a notice sent out by city staff, Oak Leaf has been informed that a suspicious vehicle is driving around neighborhoods taking delivery packages from ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2009 18:05:00

Gov. Perry wont rule out TTC

In politics, names mean things. For Gov. Rick Perry, memories do too. Perry acknowledges the "death" in name only of his Trans-Texas Corridor plan, but ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:48:00

Fired tech waiting on Calvert ruling

WAXAHACHIE – Fired Ellis County Sheriffs Office crime scene technician Cindy Kelly, arrested for a driving while intoxicated charge several months ago as her colleagues ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:47:00

Taxpayer-funded lobbying cost cities $1,000 each

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press DESOTO – The Best Southwest Partnership is a non-profit organization with current and former government officials who lobby - on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:42:00

Defense lawyer arrested for DWI

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Defense lawyer Todd Phill-ippi was arrested for driving while intoxicated Dec. 3, according to a police report, but was ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:28:00

Cornish arrested for beating 16-year-old

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press LANCASTER – Harold Cornish, an ex-Dallas Police Officer, was arrested by Lancaster Independent School District Police Friday, Dec. 11 after beating ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 12:24:00

Bullock named interim superintendent

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Robin Bullock, working for Midlothian Independent School District since 2000, was named the interim superintendent by the board ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 12:23:00

District students earn recognition in local and state art contests

DESOTO — The DeSoto Independent School District recently held the annual Holiday Card Art Contest among district students. Over 150 entries were submitted for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 11:50:00

State investigating matter

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press ENNIS – The former roommate of a Department of Health and Human Services caseworker alleged that her one-time co-resident of reselling ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 11:48:00

Battle of the Bulge celebrated Dec.16

The 65th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge is celebrated December 16. This service is provided to you at no charge ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/16/2009 15:17:00

Swine Validation Saturday, Dec. 19

The market swine superintendents of the Ellis County Youth Expo will be holding the 2010 market swine validation on Saturday, Dec. 19,  at the Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2009 11:12:00

Exploring the shadowlands of the corporate police state

Exploring the shadowlands of the corporate police state ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2009 10:26:00

One hundred articles, scientific reports and critical news coverage of the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=newsHighlights&newsId=24 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2009 10:23:00

Meeting Saturday, Dec.12

Ellis County Conservatives meeting is walking precinct 126 and we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Joe Barton's office located at 2106 West Ennis Avenue, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2009 17:31:00

Dec.14 agenda

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, December 14, 2009 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 17:41:00

Road Closure

Beginning Monday, December 14, 2009,   Pigg Road will be closed due to Bridge Work.   Pigg Road is scheduled to re-open February 2010.   If you have questions, please do not hesitate ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 16:37:00

Earthquake hits Ellis County

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MOUNTAIN PEAK - A 2.8 magnitude earthquake occurred late Friday, Dec. 4 around 11:30 p.m. with reports of being felt anywhere ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:01:00

Personal e-mails from city computers not public information

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - Personal e-mails sent from city computers among employees, staff and elected officials are not public information, according to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 11:56:00

13 kids adopted during Ellis County Adoption Day

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Many families with smiling faces and laughing kids were present during "Ellis County Adoption Day" held at the Sub ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 11:56:00

Carroll switch shakes primary

MEGAN GRAYand JOEY G. DAUBENThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – For the first time in 24 years, Ellis County voters will have a new 40th District ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 11:55:00

Halfway house director resigns amid client sexual accusations

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press BOYCE – The director of an Ellis County halfway house told his clients Thursday, Dec. 3, he is leaving after a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 11:54:00

Is Christmas a Dirty Word?

By John W. WhiteheadDecember 10, 2009 "Doesn't anyone know the true meaning of Christmas?"— Charlie Brown When I was a child in the 1950s, the magic of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 11:06:00

Poinsettia Death Trip

Most consumers kill their poinsettias with neglect in about two weeks By: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191  View All Media/Resolutions OVERTON - - After East Texas growers take great pains ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 11:00:00

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings Wilmer Saturday, Dec. 12 “Lite the Tree Program” Downtown   Entertainment and fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with tree lighting at 7 p.m. DeSoto Hanukkah Party Saturday, Dec.12 The Living Word: ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 17:39:00

Treating Your Body like a Computer

  If your body was a computer, would it be receiving lots of “error” messages?  Is it beginning to run slower and take longer to “start?”  ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 15:50:00

$7 Billion In Stimulus Waste

                                                                    Wednesday, December 9th, 2009                                 Click here for link to full video: http://www.washingtonnewsobserver.com/?p=438 Length of video: 5:04   Who: Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) What: ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 15:48:00

Night Vision Goggles Voted Top Aviation Safety Choice

Tempe, Az., Dec. 9, 2009-NIVISYS Industries is proud to announce their NVAG-6 night vision goggles were picked by Rotor & Wing Magazine as one of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 15:34:00

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, Dec. 13

AUSTIN, Texas — The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best on the evening of Dec. 13, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. While ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 15:32:00

Climate lies are real inconvienient truth

http://www.reddirtreport.com/news.php?id=13608 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 13:28:00

USDA Rural Development seeking applicants for single-family housing loans

HILLSBORO, TEXAS, Dec. 8, 2009 - USDA Rural Development has announced their allocation for direct single family loans for Fiscal Year 2010.  Due to an ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 13:23:00

TWC Sets Employer Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for 2010

AUSTIN – The minimum Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax rate paid by Texas employers in Calendar Year (CY) 2010 will be 0.72 percent, up from 0.26 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 13:08:00

Tax tips for holiday charitable giving

DALLAS --  The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and many donations are made to charitable causes at this special time of year.  The IRS reminded ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2009 13:06:00

Con men launch global carbon tax heist

Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Hours after flying into Copenhagen on luxurious private jets and being chauffeured around in gas-guzzling limousines, climate con men convening in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2009 13:25:00

Gov. Rick Perry wont rule out Trans-Texas Corridor

In this widely circulated video from BurntOrangeReport.com, Gov. Rick Perry leaves eminent domain options on the table for transportation projects: Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaAQ9buwJM&feature=player_embedded ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2009 13:22:00

SPCA of Texas Offers Reminders

As severe winter weather threatens the Metroplex, the SPCA of Texas reminds pet owners to protect their pets from the cold. The SPCA of Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 12:37:00

Personal e-mails from city computers not public information

MIDLOTHIAN - Personal e-mails sent from city computers among employees, staff and elected officials are not public information, according to the Texas Attorney General Open ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:58:00

Graduates to pay $5 parking fee

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Graduates and their families will have to pay a $5 parking fee in May to Pastor T.D. Jakes’ church, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:33:00

Firefighters assoc. holds toy drive

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DESOTO – All three fire stations in the city will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:32:00

Knize not running

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – 40th District Judge Gene Knize, R-Ennis, announced he will not be running for re-election a week after Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:31:00

RE-ENTRY

Diane Day, the admitted former girlfriend of former Midlothian Mayor Pro-Tem R.J. “Dusty” Fryer, confronts law enforcement personnel on her property near Ovilla Nov. 25, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:20:00

Whats Hot in Home Décor for 2010

- Design industry leaders announce the top home décor trends for 2010.     During unsettling economic times, people tend to get "back to basics" by cocooning ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/02/2009 16:32:00

The life and activism of John Lennon

http://www.rutherford.org/OnTarget/default.asp ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/02/2009 16:28:00

Got a business idea that wont go away?

STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS Got a business idea that won’t go away?  Have you always had the entrepreneurial spirit but just don’t know where to start?  ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/02/2009 16:25:00

FBI moves to seize CAIR records from arthur

Washington, DC - In an unexpected move, the FBI and the Justice Department are wading into a court battle between a conservative author and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/02/2009 16:22:00

Obama Preempts "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

  One of the highlights of the Christmas season at our house is watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Even more classic than ‘It’s a Wonderful Life” ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2009 10:45:00

HOW HASANS 9/11 IMAM GOT AWAY

 ABC NEWS QUOTES "MUSLIM MAFIA" AUTHOR IN TRACING HOW AUTHORITIES NABBED ALLEGED FORT HOOD KILLER'S MENTOR THEN LET HIM GO   In the race to unravel the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2009 10:42:00

Do you ever wonder what really goes on in Washington?

  December 01, 2009 Update My Profile Unsubscribe   Congressman Joe Barton, 6th District of Texas Website | Biography | Constituent Services | News | Issues | The 6th District | ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2009 10:41:00

Mailing packages to service members who are deployed overseas for Christmas.

Christmas Deadlines ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2009 10:39:00

Tracks & Trends of the blogosphere

November 30, 20099:00 PM EST Tracks & Trends of the blogosphere provided by NetRightNation.com.  Climate-Gate is one of the hottest topics in the blogosphere currently. Check ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2009 10:36:00

HEALTH BILLS FAIL TO BLOCK ILLEGALS FROM COVERAGE

Washington, DC - Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2009 10:33:00

Slaughterhouse will be built anyway for custom orders

WAXAHACHIE - A KDFW Fox 4 news report indicates that Shamsul Ahmed plans to proceed with his plans for a halal slaughterhouse, despite county commissioners ... Full story

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

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

CIVIL CASES Dec. 21 – 25 Divorces Tammy Johnson vs Shannon Johnson Pascual Ballesteros vs Violeta Ballesteros Jamie Holt vs Bryan Holt Leslie Ranson vs Jason Ranson Lori Robison vs Joshua Robison Claudia ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:59:00

Ellis County Marriages

MARRIAGES Dec. 18 – 24 Dennis Wayne Ake and Brandi Marie Haynes Victor Gabriel Barbu and Elizabeth Margaret Stone Marin Barriga and Christina Guerrero Richard Dale Brannan and Mary Faith ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:58:00

Ellis County

Ennis Dec.23 Fraud use possession of identifying info, 5700 block S. Hulen St., The suspect used the bank account number and routing information from a stolen check ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:58:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Nov.28-Dec.3 Matthew Alan Butler and Hollie Lyn Grumbles Patrick Orlando Carter and Colina LaShawn Cornist Philip Gregory Cox and Hilary Dee Watson Jerry Michael Derrick and Amy Michele ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:21:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

CIVIL CASES Dec. 12 - 19 Tax suits Milford ISD vs Donald and Earnestine Byrd Milford ISD vs Pat McGinty, Charles and Barbara Bearden Waxahachie ISD vs William O’Carroll Waxahachie ISD ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:20:00

Ellis County Police Reports

Waxahachie Nov.26 Criminal Mischief, Greater than $500, less than, $1,500, 100 block Saddle Ridge, unknown suspect egged and broke a window of the complainant’s residence, $700. Driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:19:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

Ennis Nov.27 Assault causes bodily injury, 200 block Newman Road, assault cause B/I subject hit the complainant in the lower lip with a closed fist and caused ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:07:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

CIVIL CASES Nov. 16 - 27 AG Paternity/Legitimation Quentin Durham and Shanta Jackson vs Gregory Anderson Naomi Banks and Shelly Lindsay vs William Banks and Sheryl Kiever Trevor ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:27:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

Bristol Nov.25 Criminal Mischief greater than $50, less than $500, 400 block Slate Rock Road, unknown suspects used an unknown type of object to scratch the complainants ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:26:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

CIVIL CASES Nov. 16 - 27 Tax Suit Italy ISD vs Sharon Beets Italy ISD vs Shelby Middlebrooks and Tammy Crawford Waxahachie ISD vs Paris Pogue Waxahachie ISD vs Eleanor Crenshaw Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:02:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

ENNIS Nov.20 Burglary of Vehicle, 3700 block FM 879, unknown suspect(s) entered complainants vehicle and rolled down the windows. Suspect(s) also took gas from the vehicles gas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:01:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Juan Cruz, w/m, 31, Theft under $1,500 James Warren, b/m, 26, Warrant arrest Honorino Reyes, w/m, 18, Warrant arrest Rene Ramirez, w/m, 22, Warrant arrest Meriselda ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:57:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 16 – 20 Juan Cruz, w/m, 31, Theft under $1,500 James Warren, b/m, 26, Warrant arrest Darrell Taylor, b/m, 39, Warrant arrest Honorino Reyes, w/m, 18, Warrant arrest Rene ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:19:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 6 – 14 Ricardo Cortes, w/m, 24, Warrant arrest Marcus Rodriguez, w/m, 30, Possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest Derrick King, b/m, Warrant arrest Theresa Wilson, b/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:06:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 Carol Singleton, w/f, 51, Driving while intoxicated Randolph Jones, b/m, 23, Warrant arrest Martin Sausedo, w/m, 26, Warrant arrest Victor Munoz, w/m, 22, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:26:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 William Hill, b/m, 49, Warrant arrest, resisting arrest Ramon Gonzalez, w/m, 36, Warrant arrest Jamie Munoz, w/m, 20, Warrant arrest Manola Marquez, w/m, 36, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:01:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Andrew Earls, 22, Warrant arrest Louis George, 49, Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Jamie Letzkus, 22, Evading arrest/detention with a vehicle Anthony Martinez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:56:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 14 – 21 Jesus Dimas, 43, Public intoxication Patsy Hutchinson, 38, Warrant arrest Serafin Patlan, 26, Deadly conduct, driving while intoxicated Kyle Ross, 23, Warrant arrest Broderick Whitehead, 38, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:18:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 8 – 15 Douglas Fallis, 45, Indecency with a child Felix Lopez, 43, Public intoxication Valerie McBride, 47, Public intoxication Scott Wood, 35, Possession of a dangerous drug, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:06:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 8 John Castro, 25, Possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, prohibited weapon Kellie Becks, 42, Warrant arrest Kimberly Hailey, 33, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:25:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Domingo Reyes, 38, Driving while intoxicated, warrants Ronald Flournoy, 56, Possession of a controlled substance Allison Kemper, 21, Warrant arrest Nena Copeland, 29, Theft under ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:01:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Rory Johnson, 49, No driver’s license, warrants Gregory King, 47, Warrant arrest Clifford Latham, 46, Public intoxication Alonso Medina, 19, Warrant arrest Amber Star, 26, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:55:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 14 – 21 William Davis, 19, Evading arrest or detention Kendrick Jefferson, 21, Warrant arrest Brenda Roberts, 44, Warrant arrest Kristi Taylor, 28, Possession of controlled substance Angela Wright, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:18:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 7 – 14 Alfonso Aguilar, 23, Public intoxication, open container Dante Branch, 41, No insurance Marshaun Holmes, 32, Warrant arrest Josh Lennox, 27, Warrant arrest Brandon Muldoon, 18, Criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:05:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 7 Marlin Castleberry, 26, Possession of marijuana Michael Ramirez, 24, No driver’s license, failure to appear, no insurance, speeding Ryan Short, 19, Aggravated assault causing ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:25:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Shane Berry, 31, Theft under $20,000 Brian Bunch, 44, Forgery of a financial instrument Bobby Davis, 39, No seat belt Desarae Davis, 29, No ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:00:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 14 – 21 Brandon Spence, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Maria Vargas, w/f, 42, Driving while intoxicated James Andrews, b/m, 22, Warrant arrest Keenan Cochran, w/m, 25, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:17:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 7 – 10 Marshall Hooper, w/m, 40, Warrant arrest Christopher Waltman, w/m, 21, Possession of marijuana ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:05:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 7 Geronimo Cervantes, w/m, 53, Warrant arrest Joel Leal, w/m, 56, Public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:25:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Braxton McMurray, w/m, 21, Possession of dangerous drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:00:00

Ovilla Police Reports

INCIDENTS Dec. 21 - 27 House/building checks 197 Neighborhood checks 135 Alarms 2 Ems/fire 5 Motorist assist 2 911 Hang ups 1 Suspicious person/vehicle 4 Traffic assignments 8 Traffic stops 8 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:55:00

Ovilla Police Reports

INCIDENTS Dec. 14 - 21 House/building checks 103 Neighborhood checks 110 Alarms 6 Ems/fire 9 Motorist assist 2 911 Hang up 1 Suspicious vehicle/person 4 Traffic assignments 9 Traffic stops 20 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:17:00

Ovilla Police Reports

INCIDENTS Dec. 7 - 13 House/building checks 127 Neighborhood checks 151 Alarms 2 Ems/fire 4 Motorist assist 0 Suspicious person/vehicle 4 Traffic assignments 12 Traffic stops 30 Traffic citations 13 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:04:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 House & building checks 179 Neighborhood checks 206 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 1 Motorist assists 1 Suspicious person or vehicle 6 Traffic assignments 16 Traffic stops 31 Traffic citations 6 Other ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:24:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 23 - 29 House/bulding checks 159 Neighbrhood checks 155 Alarms 2 Ems/fire 1 Motorist assist 2 Suspicious person/vehicle 5 Traffic assignments 22 Traffic stops 33 Traffic citations 10 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:59:00

Milford Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 9 – 19 Issac Hernandez, h/m, Warrant arrest Justin Aycock, w/m, Warrant arrest Courtney Lambert, b/m, Traffic arrest Devin Boyle, w/m, Reckless driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:16:00

Milford Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 8 – 21 Joshua Davis, w/m, Warrant arrest Jennifer Dunlap, w/f, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:59:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Brandon Rice, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Taylor Ott, w/m, 17, Evading arrest/detention ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:54:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 13 – 19 Refugio Olvera, w/m, 30, Engaging in organized criminal activity, criminal attempt theft under $1,500, criminal trespass David Flores, w/m, 25, Engaging in ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:16:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 6 – 12 Matthew Kennedy, w/m, 20, Theft under $500 Adam Rempe, w/m, 30, Criminal mischief under $1,500 Amber Kingsley, w/f, 29, Theft under $500 Gilberto Balderas, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:04:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 Cesar Ramirez, w/m, 32, Driving while intoxicated with child passenger Luis Rivera, w/m, 21, Warrant arrest Austin Crow, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Gerardo ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:24:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 22 – 28 Tiffany Sarratt, w/f, 21, Driving while license invalid Maribeth Williams, w/f, 36, Assault by contact (family violence) Earl Williams, w/m, 42, Assault by contact ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:59:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 14 – 21 James Nash, b/m, Warrant arrest Josh Lennox, w/m, Warrant arrest Jasmine Trice, b/f, Assault (family violence) Tracy Stokes, b/m, Theft Anthony Keys, b/m, Aggravated robbery Jose Ramirez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:16:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 8 – 14 Aquacraigis Watson, b/m, Warrant arrest Christina Cupples, w/f, Warrant arrest Cortney Favors, b/m, Warrant arrest James Wilson, b/m, Public intoxication Charles Langdon, b/m, Theft Loyd Moses, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:03:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 2 – 6 Mildred Hale, Failure to report change of address Sondra Gates, Credit/debit card abuse Noble Walker, Warrant arrest Christopher Moore, Failure to comply with registration Larry Haywood, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:23:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Jennifer Kise, No driver’s license, failure to appear Clifton Malveaux, Speeding Ricky Retana, Minor in possession, failure to appear Keith Black, Speeding Bobby Byrd, Failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:58:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Herminio Nunez, w/m, 25, Driving while intoxicated Accident, 200 block Main Accident, Corner of Ward and Hwy 34 Disturbance, 400 block Hwy 34 Accident, 381MM Hwy ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:54:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 14 – 20 Rhonda Gatling, w/f, 38, Warrant arrest Mark Hughes, b/m, 25, Warrant arrest Ralph Rushing, w/m, 63, Driving while intoxicated Criminal mischief, 200 block Couch Traffic accident, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:15:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 8 – 13 Joshua Buchanan, 24, Assault causes bodily injury (family violence) Jimmy Noble, 42, Driving while intoxicated Berneka Davis, 36, Warrant arrest Animalk call, 200 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:03:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 David Johnson, w/m, 25, Evading arrest with a vehicle Danielle Lindgren, w/f, 29, Driving while intoxicated Aaron Gibson, b/m, 31, Warrant arrest Lekendrick Robinson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:23:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 29 Denecharyn Dawson, w/f, 47, Warrant arrest Leslie Seifert, w/f, 40, Warrant arrest Douglas Baker, w/m, 26, Possession of a controlled substance in a correctional ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:58:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Jonathan Kirbie, w/m, 24, Failure to identify fugitive intent, warrants Latoyia Dennis, b/f, 22, Warrant arrest Ezequiel Ruiz, w/m, 21, Warrant arrest Juan Palomo, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:54:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 15 – 21 James Andrews, b/m, 32, Warrant arrest Anthony Nichols, b/m, 56, Warrant arrest Warren Jones, b/m, 44, Warrant arrest Travis Jackson, b/m, 35, Public intoxication Garry Davis, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:15:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 8 – 14 Sandra Flowers, w/f, 35, Warrant arrest David Nunez, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Victor Watkins, b/m, 43, Assault causing bodily injury, warrants Stacy Ingram, w/f, 43, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:03:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – Dec. 7 Xavier Johnson, b/m, 17, Warrant arrest Evangeline Thompson, b/f, 40, Warrant arrest Rayford Marshall, b/m, 39, Warrant arrest Alejandro Garcia, w/m, 18, Warrant arrest Kimberly ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:22:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Archie Warren, b/m, 26, No driver’s license, Dallas warrants San Juanita Briones, w/f, 30, Dallas warrants Linda Mollette, w/f, 61, Assault causing bodily injury ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:57:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Ronald Short, m, 47, Warrant arrest Anthony Cloud, m, 43, Assault (family violence) Karlton Hubbard, m, 33, Driving while intoxicated George Kelly, m, 65, Possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 11 – 17 Christopher McTall, m, 18, Warrant arrest Phillip Shaw, m, 20, Warrant arrest Norkeithen Payne, m, 35, Failed to register as sex offender Benjamin Moldovan, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:14:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 4 – 10 Michael Robbins, m, 23, Warrant arrest Michael Ramirez, m, 24, Warrant arrest Larry Williams, m, 23, Warrant arrest Marvin Vigil, m, 28, Warrant arrest Shannon Lovelady, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:02:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 27 – Dec. 3 Cordero Postell, m, 21, Warrant arrest Darius Kelley, m, 19, Failure to identify fugitive, warrants Eric Brown, m, 44, Driving while intoxicated, warrants Jose ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:22:00

Garrett Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 14 – 21 Richard Livingston, Theft by check ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:14:00

Garrett Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 7 Jack Neal, b/m, 71, Public intoxication Burglary of building, 5700 block of FM 879 Burglary alarm, 500 block of Wyatt St. Animal call, 300 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:21:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Sylvia Gordon, w/f, 58, Warrant arrest Derek Murray, b/m, 35, Public intoxication Anton Williams, b/m, 24, Driving while intoxicated Winter Butler, b/f, 30, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:51:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARREST Dec. 14 – 21 Myron Hall, b/m, 23, Warrant arrest Datrill Beasley, b/m, 30, Warrant arrest Deborah Taylor, w/f, 53, Driving while intoxicated Latessa Dotson, w/f, 39, Warrant arrest Juan ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:13:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 7 – 14 Marshall Herron, w/m, 50, Warrant arrest Alfonso Aguilar, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Timothy O’Brien, w/m, 38, Warrant arrest Derrick King, b/m, 23, Warrant arrest Mary Latham, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:02:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 6 Angela Garrett, b/f, 27, Warrant arrest Edward Moreno, w/m, 49, Warrant arrest Miguel Torres, w/m, 19, No driver’s license Martin Sausedo, w/m, 26, Warrant arrest Kayla ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:17:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 21 – 30 Benito Martinez, w/m, 25, No driver’s license Teodoro Martinez, w/m, 38, No driver’s license Alejandro Ramirez, w/m, 34, Warrant arrest Barbara Burch, w/f, 23, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:57:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Michael Prokop, w/m, 52, Traffic violation Steven Dodson, w/m, 19, Traffic violation Ramon Gallegos, w/m, 26, Assault Marvin Miranda, w/m, 33, Traffic violation Cirilo Grimaldo, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:49:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 16 – 21 Jesus Gonzalez, w/m, 20, Warrant arrest Claire Demar, w/f, 21, Warrant arrest Jose Casarez, w/m, 35, Driving while intoxicated Felicia Jones, b/f, 30, Burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:13:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 7 – 14 Lucio Velazquez, w/m, 38, Traffic violation Evan Slater, w/m, 23, Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia Daphne Garza, w/f, 19, Possession of marijuana, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:01:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 30 – Dec. 8 Misty Beasley, b/f, 38, Engaging in organized criminal activity Tommy Caldwell, b/f, 33, Warrant arrest Anntoinette Smith, b/f, 50, Warrant arrest Terrie Duvall, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:17:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Cassandra Gant, b/f, 45, Traffic violation Michael Galvan, w/m, 30, Warrant arrest Jason Easlon, w/m, 29, Warrant arrest Antonio Morales, w/m, 17, Traffic ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:56:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 21 – 28 Frank Orona, w/m, 23, Assault on family/household Dominique Blount, b/m, 21, Burglary of building Tonya Thomas, b/f, 32, Expired driver’s license Marcus McCright, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:44:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 7 – 13 Farin Blevins, b/m, 34, Driving while intoxicated Colin Christian, w/m, 21, Driving while license invalid Ashton Rollings, b/m, Assault causing bodily injury Roger McGlothon, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:01:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 6 Terrence Robinson, b/m, 19, Failure to identify, refusal under arrest Donnie Scott, b/m, 51, Warrant arrest Jquand Fountain, b/m, 30, Driving while license ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:16:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Nov. 23 – 30 Darlene Powell, b/f, 43, Public intoxication Kashabra Jackson, b/f, 35, No driver’s license Carl Mckenzie, b/m, 20, Warrant arrest – local charge Asraf Robinson, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:55:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 7 – 13 Joshua Blackshear, w/m, 20, Warrant arrest Luis Rivery, b/m, 19, Evading arrest or detention with prior convictions William Toliver, b/m, 20, Evading arrest or ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:10:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 8 Steven Trimble, b/m, 21, Warrant arrest Angela Deshield, b/f, 23, Theft under $500 Raven Dukes, b/f, 30, Theft under $1,500 Sergarian Herrera, b/m, 21, Possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:00:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 1 – 8 Michael Christian, b/m, 38, Burglary of vehicle Wilver Valdez, w/m, 28, Warrant arrest Juan Rosado, w/m, 53, False driver’s license Mable Fuller, b/f, 38, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:15:00

Frank Prasifka and Sons Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 14:02:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RELATING TO HUTCHINS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PROJECTS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RELATING TO HUTCHINS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PROJECTS NOTICE IS HEREBY ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:23:00

Notice of Public Sale

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Dec. 10 and 17, 2009 Notice of Public Sale Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Attic ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:13:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Dec. 10 and 17, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLA- CE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:13:00

Notice of Public Sale

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Dec. 10 and 17, 2009 Notice of Public Sale Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Attic ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:29:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Dec. 10 and 17, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLA- CE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:29:00

Notice of Sale of Property

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Dec. 3 and 10, 2009 Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges under ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:27:00

Notice of Sale of Property

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Dec. 3 and 10, 2009 Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges under ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:06:00

Margie Miller

Oct. 12, 1934 - Nov. 28, 2009 FERRIS - Funeral services for Margie Miller were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:06:00

Donald Holden

April 11, 1961 - Dec. 13, 2009 PALMER - Graveside services for Donald Holden, 48 of Palmer, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:06:00

Fred Allen Cole Sr.

Sept. 7, 1951 - Dec. 20, 2009 FERRIS - Fred Allen Cole Sr., 58, left this Earth to be with our Lord on Sunday, Dec. 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:05:00

Maria Juarez

Feb. 25, 1932 – Dec. 9, 2009 Waxahachie – Mass of Christian burial for Maria Juarez, 77, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:54:00

Here comes the New Year

Annette bridgeswww.annettebridges.comThe New Year is fast approaching. A Facebook friend recently commented, "I’ll be happy to see 2009 in my rearview mirror." I suspect she ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:37:00

The real reason for the season

ELISA NORMANLiving Word Jewish-Christian Congregation In the darkest time of the month at the darkest time of the year, light comes into the world. The winter ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:36:00

God calls someone to be a prophet

This week we are going to continue with the subject of prophets and their calling, preparation and training. This is a very important aspect of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:35:00

Start a meal with challah and praise

ELISA NORMANLiving Word Jewish-Christian CongregationChallah is a delicious bread made with eggs and yeast traditionally prepared for the Sabbath. Challah means "praise" and its preparation ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:01:00

Peace among enemies

Annette Bridgeswww.annettebridges.comThe "season of good will entered the trenches" were words that I read describing what some call the "Christmas Truce of 1914." Others refer ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:53:00

The path to wisdom is fearing God

ELISA NORMANLiving Word Jewish-Christian CongregationGodly wisdom, according to the Bible, is not the same as human wisdom. It does not follow the same requirements or ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:52:00

Yeshua came to fulfill the law

Q. There are many today who claim to be prophets. Could you explain what a prophet is and how can you tell the real ones ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:51:00

Warning for Christians:

J. REDLook Up FellowshipThis is definitely something that Christians and non-Christians alike need to be aware of. One of the hallmarks of the prophesied One ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:09:00

The world will not end on 12/21/12

Danny G. Hatfield Sr. It has been broadcasted that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012. The world will not end on Dec. 21, 2012. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:07:00

Messiah expects Torah observance

ELISA NORMANThe Dallas MJ ExaminerIn our contemporary environment of coddled culture, permissive parenting and emotional pseudo-religious experiences, we have lost sight of the transforming beauty ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:06:00

Support Israels historical borders

ELISA NORMANThe Dallas MJ Examiner When looking at a globe, it is easy to miss the land of Israel. Its size is currently smaller than a postage ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:53:00

Pledge student leads board meeting

DESOTO - On Dec. 14, Julius Jamerson and Taylor Combs, both from The Meadows Elementary, led the Board Meeting with pledges to the US and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:44:00

How to eat fried worms at Woodridge Elementary

DESOTO - Woodridge Elementary fourth-grade students, who recently read "How To Eat Fried Worms," were rewarded for their reading and positive behavior by an assembly ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:43:00

Senior honored in National Achievement program

DESOTO - DeSoto High School senior Camille Forbes has been named an Outstanding Participant in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program for scoring in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:42:00

Googles and murders

I am at an age when "living on the edge" means sleeping without my orthopedic pillow. I’m not into extreme sports or roller coaster rides ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:41:00

Sunbeam Club turns 17

Darleene Denbow On Monday, Jan. 11, 1993 a group of local retired railroaders and their families, met at the Golden Corral in Ennis for food and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:40:00

The stigma of driving a mini-van as not being cool doesnt apply to this car

By ALAN GELL www.CarColumns.Net The first week of December at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota officially unveiled the all-new Sienna and I was there to see ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:39:00

Business on the Hill - Networking does Pay Off!

Networking Does Pay Off – The Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:29:00

Anti-Jewish hit in Waxahachie a hate crime?

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Jewish families were the target of shoe-polished terror attacks on their vehicle windows and doors in the Spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:27:00

Amber Terrace Elementary holds first Winter Fine Arts Festival

DESOTO - Amber Terrace Elementary held their first ever Winter Fine Arts Festival on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Guests experienced what ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/27/2009 00:09:00

Halal slaughterhouse in violation if built

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press ENNIS – County officials told a Muslim man his intentions to build any portion of a slaughterhouse on his property on ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:57:00

Waxahachie 101 now enrolling

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - The city of Waxahachie is now registering residents for the "Waxahachie 101" educational program. "Waxahachie 101" is a 12-month long ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:56:00

Ellis County farmer receives TFBs Distinguished Service Award

Fort Worth– A lifelong Ellis County farmer and former president of the Texas Farm Bureau was bestowed the organization’s highest honor during the 76th annual ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:55:00

Naked image e-mail gets Midlothian fire marshal suspended 1 week

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Fire Marshal Tom Montgomery used his taxpayer-funded e-mail address on a taxpayer-funded computer to forward a joke message ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/26/2009 23:54:00

4th grader Ruby Young wins DeSoto ISD Spelling Bee

It took an amazing 17 rounds of increasingly difficult words to crown the DeSoto Independent School District Spelling Bee champion this year – but Kaylie ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:12:00

Paying it forward in your community

Recently, Citizens National Bank of Texas’ Red Oak employees donated the $400 they raised selling lemonade at the annual Founder’s Day Celebration to the Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:12:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Cedar Hill Saturday, Dec. 12 Researching Health Topics This seminar will explain why it is important to evaluate health ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 15:07:00

NOTICE TO ALL AREA RESIDENTS REGARDING THE LOOP 9 TOLLROAD

The Loop 9 Tollroad will facilitate east-west movement for southern Dallas County as well as enhance sustainable economic growth in our area. The proposed timeframe ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:57:00

2010 Ellis County Youth Expo Swine Validation Dec. 19

The market swine superintendents of the Ellis County Youth Expo will be holding the 2010 market swine validation on Saturday Dec. 19, at the Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:56:00

Illegal aliens make Ellis County tons of money

JOEY G. DAUBENThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Our county treasury gets padded quite nicely every year because of illegal alien deportations. Here’s how: when illegal aliens ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:55:00

Chambers receives certification as a County Investment Officer

Diana Buckley Ellis County Communications WAXAHACHIE - First Assistant Auditor Cheryl Chambers was recognized in commissioners’ court on Monday, Dec. 14 for obtaining her certification as a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/17/2009 14:49:00

Jim Pitts launches 2010

Waxahachie - State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie) filed for re-election Thursday, Dec. 3 to represent the people of Ellis and Hill counties in a 10th ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:12:00

County honors employees with dinner

Special Report WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County employees were honored Friday night at the Ellis County Employee Appreciation Dinner held at the Civic Center in Waxahachie. Recognized ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/10/2009 12:11:00

MAAG meet at Lions stadium

Darleene Denbow The MAAG held their third meeting of 2009 on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Once again they were VIPS for the day as they gathered at ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:06:00

More donations needed for food drive

With just a few weeks remaining in the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, more donations are needed to help the 16,000 families targeted to receive ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:05:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Desoto Thursday, Dec. 3 Choir Performance All Desoto school district choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Desoto ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 11:03:00

Meals-on-Wheels participates in "SEASON OF SUPPERS"

Annual Pet Food Drive helps feed Hungry Pets this Holiday SeasonEach year, The Banfield Charitable Trust, in partnership with Meals On Wheels Association of America ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:54:00

1844-1915 new pictorial history book now available

LANCASTER – The Lancaster 1844 – 1915, the new pictorial history book, is now available. Members of the Lancaster Historical Society get a discounted rate ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:38:00

Safe Harbor Foundation wins contract Former ACO files complaint

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Safe Harbor Foundation, a no kill shelter, and a Nevada public charity corporation, was awarded the contract to help ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/03/2009 10:35:00

Read my lips!

Are we ready for 2010? Boy, that’s a good one; by the hindsight looks of things, we haven’t been ready for a new year since ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:34:00

JONS VU!!!

I spend eight to 10 hours a day in a clinic, strapped to a computer that’s trying, with a great deal of noise, to save ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:33:00

New Years Resolutions that Matter

WILLIAM HORNING pathfinder87@yahoo.com On Christmas Eve, due to the bad weather north of here, I went out to eat instead of to a party. The setting was ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/31/2009 13:33:00

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