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Lange asks to give tax dollars away

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER – Feb. 19’s packed council meeting opened, with a quorum, ready to catch the action stemming from Mayor Jeff Steele ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:40:00

Oakley stepping down as superintendent

PALMER – On Monday evening in Open Session, the Palmer I.S.D. Board of Trustees formally accepted the resignation of Superintendent Alan R. Oakley effective Dec. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:39:00

Mayor resigns and recants within 24 hours

City manager gives two week’s noticeThe Ellis County Press FERRIS – The past week of turmoil and controversy has started and ended with higher levels of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:37:00

John Deere TECH holding open house

Navarro College – Corsicana Campus The Navarro College John Deere Tech Program will host their annual open house on Thursday, Feb. 26, beginning at 10 a.m., ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:36:00

Knize rules Maypearl PD must give back property

Evidence seized in ‘no-knock’ warrant The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Judge Gene Knize ruled Feb. 19 Maypearl police must return property seized in a "no-knock" ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:32:00

Burn ban continues

WAXAHACHIE – A 90-day burn ban approved by the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Jan. 26 continues in effect, with no action taken after a ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:22:00

Police Department Goes High Tech

RED OAK – In an effort to combat crime and become more up to speed while being less time consuming, the Red Oak Police Department is ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/25/2009 17:00:00

Home markets better in Texas

(Austin)  Texas is fairing better than the rest of the country when it comes to home prices and foreclosure rates, according to testimony offered at ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/25/2009 16:51:00

County offers free “Dump Day”

March 28 marks the first of this year’s free dump days for Ellis County residents.  This is a time to take advantage of a chance ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/25/2009 16:47:00

School Recieve $7 million

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press AUSTIN - The federal economic bill sends $4 billion for education and public schools in Texas and of that an estimated $7,281,000 will ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/24/2009 17:58:00

Diana Buckley top 15

 ALEXANDRIA, VA – Diana Buckley, human resource director of Ellis County was honored by the Society for Human Resource Management alongside 14 other members across the nation.The “SHRM ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/24/2009 16:32:00

Chavez Resigns

 David Chavez, city manager of Ferris put in his resignation during last night's special meeting. Details to be posted. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/24/2009 14:10:00

Fatal Accident

PALMER – A collision between two 18-wheelers on Interstate 45 around 3:59 a.m. Monday left one driver dead. The accident occured at mile marker  260 near ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2009 14:22:00

Heat is on

    WILMER - Last night's packed council meeting opened, with a quorum, ready to catch the action stemming from Mayor Jeff Steele and councilwoman Tiny ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 18:09:00

Regional Rail Initiative footage

 View our coverage live from the Waxahachie Civic Center below :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJkHNQ8VLDo ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 17:58:00

Week in Review

(Austin)  President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Tuesday, approving nearly $800 billion in economic stimulus and federal aid to state governments.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 16:51:00

Ellis County schools to receive $7,281,000

Federal economic stimulus bill sends $4 billion to public schools in Texas AUSTIN (2/20/09) – “The stimulus bill wheels are turning in D.C. and in Texas. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 16:04:00

Ferris vs Kaufman District Championship

 Ferris vs. Kaufman 2009 District Championship footage can be viewed here:   ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 12:04:00

Dont Mess with Texas Searching for the Next Campaign Celebrity

Statewide auditions will decide who lands coveted Summer '09 Internship   (AUSTIN, Texas)-You don't necessarily have to sing, but you have to be talented to land one ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:36:00

The Allen Group Completes Land Sale at Dallas Logistics Hub to

Dallas-based electric transmission company acquires 9.3 acre site for electric transmission substation site in southern Dallas County’s world-class logistics park.   DALLAS, Texas, (February 19, 2009) — ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:27:00

Bill would let voters in urban Texas counties decide on fees, taxes for transit projects

Commissioner against fed involvement The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Provided the Transit bill introduced Monday in Austin becomes law, Ellis County Commissioners would be authorizeed to ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:58:00

Ellis County cities receives $2,219,442.99 in sales tax

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today the state collected $1.92 billion in sales tax revenue in January, up 3.9 percent compared to January ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:51:00

March 3 set for Ellis County day in Austin

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press         WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County day in Austin is set for March 3. This is a chance ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:50:00

Multiple vehicle accident claims Howard Mogensen

FERRIS – Howard Andrew (Moggie) Mogensen, 87, died Feb. 11, following a three vehicle accident on FM 664 and the intersection Ferris Road. High traffic was ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:24:00

Meth lab discovery nets 3 arrests

STAFF REPORT WAXAHACHIE – Two white males and a white female were arrested and charged with manufacture and/or deliver of a controlled substance, possession or transport ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:21:00

Wilmer gravesite vandalized

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press WILMER - Police have no leads on the random acts of vandalization that occurred at the Trinity Cemetery this past weekend. "We ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:14:00

Maypearl PD must give back property

WAXAHACHIE - Judge Gene Knize ruled that Maypearl police must return property seized in a “no-knock” search warrant in November. The search, signed off by Knize ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/19/2009 14:10:00

State and federal legislation filed to further protect children

Attorney General Abbott, Senator Cornyn, Congressman SmithJoin Forces To Protect Texas Children From Predators   AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/19/2009 10:56:00

Lawmakers delving into Fedral Stimulus Package

(Austin)  02-18-09 President Barack Obama signed the economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Monday, sending hundreds of billions of dollars into the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/19/2009 10:16:00

Mayor Resigns and then recants

 Mayor Jim Parks Jr., officially resigned Tuesday night during the council session. (See video link).However, on Wednesday, he recanted his resignation and resumed his position as mayor.He ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2009 20:40:00

Ramsey talk show

The all new Ramsey Talk Show, with your host Rodney Ramsey, Friday, Feb.19 starting at 8 p.m. Topic: Rail InitiativeCall in: 646-478-5811Click the link here http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ramseytalkshow ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2009 18:18:00

Kuwaiti Prof Suggests a Biological Attack on White House

On Al-Jazeera TV, Kuwaiti Prof Suggests a Biological Attack on White House, Prays for Bombing of Nuclear Plant on Lake Michigan ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2009 17:54:00

The Stimulus Skyrocket

http://www.resistnet.com/video/the-stimulus-skyrocket ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2009 14:57:00

They wanna play games, well play games

The Ellis County Press WILMER – "They wanna play games, we’ll play games," said Councilman Eugene Lowe in regards to last week’s council meeting which abruptly ... Full story

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

Officer accused of disturbing encounter

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press ITALY - Denton County resident Gloria Blair had what she described as "a very disturbing encounter" with Italy police officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:01:00

Student to file for school board post

WAXAHACHIE – Kevin Crouch of Waxahachie will file this afternoon for placement on the ballot for the WISD School Board. Crouch, now 17, will turn 18 ... Full story

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

Texas Civil Defense

RED OAK – Volunteers are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings held at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at 100 N. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 11:59:00

Regional Rail Initiative drawing opposition

Concern raised over county’s packet The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – A political storm is brewing over the technicality aspect of the Texas Rail Initiative and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 11:58:00

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County PressFERRIS – According to reports made to CBS 11, on Saturday, Feb. 7, a home on Newton Road was burglarized. Homeowner Kevin ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 11:57:00

Bullying, boxing turned Mark Griffith into freedom fighter

The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - It’s hard to imagine a scrappy criminal defense lawyer put on boxing gloves, arms and biceps bulging and within minutes, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 11:48:00

CBS - Senator Appalled At Bailout

CBS - Senator 'Appalled' At Bailout ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2009 16:39:00

Chief Justice for judge selection reform

  (Austin)  Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson called the current method of electing judges in the state "broken", and called for a selection process ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2009 16:01:00

Tax abatement guidelines to be updated

Ellis County Commissioners attended a short workshop on Monday regarding the County’s tax abatement guidelines.  At issue, a request to abate taxes on some $38 ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2009 11:06:00

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month

REMINDER All cell phone numbers are being released to Telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.  To prevent ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2009 10:56:00

Dems Use "Stimulus" as Cover for More Gun Control

Dem's Use "Stimulus" as Cover for More Gun Control Dear Concerned Citizen, The liberals are at it again. In a new bill introduced the first ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2009 10:50:00

Sign ups begin today

 Registration begins for city/school races today and runs  through March 9.  You may view a list of what seats are up by clicking here:  http://www.elliscountypress.com/news/132/ARTICLE/3104/2009-01-27.html ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2009 07:50:00

Subway Manager allegedly fired over ECP story

Owner hangs up on press The Ellis County Press GLENN HEIGHTS – Brian Laffery, former manager of the Glenn Heights Subway on East Ovilla Road, was reportedly ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:26:00

Tax exempt financing approved

NICOLE MONK The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE- Tax exempt financing by the Milford Higher Education Facilities Corporation for the benefit of Southwestern Assemblies of God University was ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:25:00

County schools to receive $12,033,700 stimulus funds

The Ellis County Press Austin – Ellis county school districts could have an additional $12,033,700 over a two-year period to spend as part of an economic ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:24:00

Regional Rail Initiative meeting outlines plan

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Waxahachie – Regional Rail Initiative will be hosting a luncheon with county and city officials Monday, Feb.16, starting at 12 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:18:00

Union Pacific wants to close Ferris crossings

NICOLE MONKThe Ellis County Press FERRIS - No action was taken at Monday night’s city council meeting regarding giving funds to the Union Pacific Railroad crossings ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:13:00

FINANCE LOOKS AT SCHOOL BUDGET

FINANCE LOOKS AT SCHOOL BUDGET   02-04-08   (Austin)  The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony Wednesday that public education will cost the state less in the upcoming biennium.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/04/2009 16:09:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Feb. 2009 Rusty Wayne Minter and Wintress Nicole Reed James Harold Ullom and Nelda Perez Jordan Thomas Webster and Amber Nicole Stratton Donald Eugene Williams and Whisper Renee Thomas Justin ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:53:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Cases Filed/Settled and Divorces Dec. 2008 – Feb. 2009 Order for foreclosure, Michael Smith and Debra Smith Judy Richter vs. Rodney Richter Lisa Dickenson vs. Jason Dickenson Debra Leslie Bodiford ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:52:00

Melanie Reed

Cases filed/ Divorces Jan. 2008 Italy ISD vs. Jose and Sapopa Arredondo Milford ISD vs. James Souter Waxahachie ISD vs. Sanford and Nealey Brooks Waxahachie ISD vs. Cnaan Land Partners Waxahachie ISD ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:23:00

Ellis County

Bardwell Feb. 8 Burglary of habitation, 6500 block of FM 887, suspect entered the complainant’s home without consent to commit theft $1,038 Bristol Feb. 8 Harassment, 700 block of Stacks ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:23:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Cases filed/ Divorces Jan. 2008 Italy ISD vs. Jose and Sapopa Arredondo Milford ISD vs. James Souter Waxahachie ISD vs. Sanford and Nealey Brooks Waxahachie ISD vs. Cnaan Land Partners Waxahachie ISD ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:33:00

Ellis County Marriages

Jan. 2008 Sergio Antonio Cervera and Andrea Nicole Quintero James William Ray Dean and Valerie Channing Dupont Virgil Bryant III and Brahna Shalise Williams David Blake Butler and Laurie ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:33:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces November 2008 Angie Cretney vs. Robert Paul Cretney Kenny Milton Marlin vs. ODena Marlin Shelia Dawn Farrell vs. Paul D. Farrell Kari Dixon vs. Eddy Wayne Dixon Lauren Amber Crozier ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:46:00

Ellis County

Ferris Jan.22 Theft, 200 block of Alvis Lane, unknown suspect entered on to complainant’s unfenced property and removed the complainant’s four wheeler without the complainant’s consent $4,000 Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:46:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 1 – Feb. 16 Stephanie Moreno,w/f, 19, Wilmer PD warrants Enrique Rodriguez, h/m, 31, Wilmer PD warrants Michael Urdiales, w/m, 23, Wilmer PD warrants Daniel Mena Gomez, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:22:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 19 – Jan. 31 Richard J. Walker, w/m, Wilmer PD warrants Jaime Escalante, w/m, accident with damage to vehicle Joseph Watkins, b/m, failure to identify fugitive, Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:33:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents Feb. 16 – Feb. 23 Assault causes bodily injury family member, John Arden Dr. Criminal mischief, Indian Trace St. Theft, Broadhead Rd. Found property, Carleton Parkway Assault by threat, College ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:52:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 4 – Feb. 9 Wade Scott Taylor, 35, possession of dangerous drugs, driving while intoxicated, driving while license invalid Forrest Curtis Jones, 46, no valid insurance, ... Full story

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

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 Jimmie Daniell Journee, 36, expired license tags, no driver license, no proof of financial responsibility John Garrett Hungate, 18, criminal mischief Vanessa Marie ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:45:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 16 – Feb. 23 Luis Ovalle, w/m, 20, Ellis County Sheriff warrants Elvis Seay, w/m, 22, Glenn Heights PD warrants Sherri Waller, w/f, 27, Lancaster PD warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:52:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 9 - Feb. 16 Sierra Montoya, w/f, 19, possession of marijuana Christopher Lassetter, w/m, 29, Balch Springs PD warrants Lisa Hanna, w/f, 19, Ellis County Sheriff warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:22:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 2 – Feb. 9 Stanley Smith, w/m, 58, aggravated assault with deadly weapon Carlos Mancera, w/m, 21, driving while license invalid, disorderly conduct, failure to identify Maria ... Full story

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

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 26 – Feb. 2 Jamarius Edwards, b/m, 17, driving under the influence minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver license, failure to maintain financial responsibility Keenan ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:45:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 25 Hector G. Sanchez, h/m, 25, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:51:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 3 Zachary Paul King, w/m, 32, traffic offense Kenneth N. Martin, w/m, 27, possession of drug paraphernalia Lester Ray Harris, w/m, 35, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

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

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 26 – Feb. 2 Brandon Dodson, w/m, 24, possession of marijuana Sasha Ross, b/f, 22, Rockwall PD warrants Jamie McCaffety, w/m, 33, driving while intoxicated bond forfeiture ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:45:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb. 17 - Feb. 23 House and building checks 130 Neighborhood alarms 111 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 5 Traffic assign- ments 13 Traffic stops 22 Traffic citations 3 Other 21 ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:51:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb. 9 – Feb. 15 House and building checks 116 Neighborhood alarms 149 Alarms 3 EMS/Fire 6 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious person or vehicle 3 Traffic assignments 25 Traffic stops 29 Traffic citations 4 Other ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:22:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb. 2 – Feb. 8 House and buil- ding checks 105 Neighborhood checks 146 Alarms 1 EMS/Fire 2 Motorist assists 3 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 4 Traffic assign- ments 22 Traffic stops 31 Traffic citations 11 Other ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 House and buil- ding checks 117 Neighborhood checks 172 Alarms 1 EMS/Fire 3 Motorist assists 0 Suspicious per- son or vehicle 3 Traffic assign- ments 24 Traffic stops 35 Traffic citations 15 Other ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:44:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 15 – Feb. 21 Natasha O. Ballard, w/f, 39, theft John P. Cole, w/m, 18, possession of marijuana Luke O. Threadgill, w/m, 18, possession of dangerous drug, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:50:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 8 – Feb. 14 Bryant Andrew Hunter, w/m, 19, driving while intoxicated Anthony Wayne Jacobs, b/m, 42, prisoner transfer, Midlothian PD warrants Scott Andrew Chandler, w/m, 32, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:21:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 1 – Feb. 7 Brandi Daneane Harris, w/f, 33, Dallas PD warrants, traffic Michael Anthony Martinez, h/m, 38, Ellis County Sheriff warrants Brennyn Joseph Ballard, w/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:29:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 25 – Jan. 31 Galen Lee Payne, w/m, 38, theft Miguel Salvador Salas, w/m, 18, burglary of vehicle Carlos Aguinaga, w/m, 20, burglary of vehicle Juan Antonio Ibarra, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:44:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 18 – Feb. 23 Junisia Sherman, f, 22, Glenn Heights PD warrants, Irving PD warrants Jesus Ronald Ramos, m, 36, Glenn Heights PD warrants Jose Ortiz Hernandez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:50:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 6 – Feb. 12 David Sims, w/m, 42, driving while intoxicated Gregory Hawkins, w/m, 38, public intoxication Danny Grubbs, w/m, 51, driving while intoxicated Ronald Grady, b/m, 39, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:21:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 30 – Feb. 4 Thomas McManaway, w/m, 50, operating a commercial vehicle in city limits Brian Nesuda, w/m, 31, Glenn Heights PD warrants Ivone Hernanez, w/f, 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:29:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 23 – Jan. 29 Tereso Flores, w/m, 45, Collin County Sheriff’s warrants Ronnie Fields, w/m, 64, driving while intoxicated Lonnie Walker, w/m, 34, driving while intoxicated Elio Gonzales, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:43:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 18 – Feb. 23 Jameel Moffett, b/m, 30, driving while license invalid Jonathon Horner, w/m, 25, traffic John Myers, w/m, 38, public intoxication Alexander Rodriguez, w/m, 18, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:48:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 10 – Feb. 12 Victor Salazar, w/m, 30, traffic Jimmy Carter, b/m, 43, unlawful restraint, assault family violence Marin Barriga, w/m, 23, altered motor vehicle registration Antonio Alvarez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:20:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 3 – Feb. 6 Nancy Mercado, w/m, 34, public intoxication Sherina King, b/f, 25, out of town warrants Rocky Holloway, w/m, 23, out of town warrants Joseph Ables, ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 Christian Muniz, w/m, 25, traffic Jonathan Harris, b/m, 21, unauthorized use of motor vehicle Aaron Gust, w/m, 28, harassment Rita Slovak, w/f, 49, assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:42:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 19 and 26, 2009 City of Wilmer Notice of Public Hearing The City Council of the City ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:54:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 19 and 26, 2009 Solon Place Self Storage, 301 Amanda Lane, Waxahachie, Texas, pursuant to ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:53:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 City of Wilmer Notice of Public Hearing The City Council of the City of Wilmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:26:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 19 and 26, 2009 Solon Place Self Storage, 301 Amanda Lane, Waxahachie, Texas, pursuant to ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:25:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 12 & 19, 2009. PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:24:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 12 & 19, 2009. PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:34:00

Michael Stephen Webb

Jan. 19, 1972 - Feb. 9, 2009 DESOTO - Funeral services for Michael Stephen Webb, 37 of Desoto, were held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Green ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:15:00

James (Woody) Stanton Jr.

Feb. 3, 2009 RICE – Graveside services for James (Woody) Stanton Jr. were held on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 in the Rice Cemetery. He is survived by ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:14:00

Kenneth Lee Rowland

April 15, 1966 - Feb. 10, 2009 WILMER - Funeral services for Kenneth Lee Rowland, 42 of Wilmer, were held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:13:00

Beulah K. Bailey

Dec. 5, 1921 – Feb. 15, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Beulah K. Bailey, 87, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:12:00

Eugene Winslow Yeater

May 24, 1927 – Jan. 28, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Eugene Winslow Yeater, were held at 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:37:00

James Alford Martin

Feb. 22, 1922 – Jan. 26, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Private services for James Alford Martin, 86, are to be held at a later date. Born Feb. 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:36:00

Jack McAdams

April 21, 1926 – Jan. 27, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Graveside services for Jack McAdams, 82, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:36:00

The uncontroversial Christmas

Nobody can steal the joy of Christmas for those who have seen Jesus. What happened to "peace on earth, good will toward men?" It seems ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:11:00

God taught the sacrifices and meanings to Adam and the knowledge was passed down

Q. A San Antonio mega-church pastor has been teaching that Jews who don’t believe in Yeshua will not be judged to eternal damnation because they ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:11:00

To die is to gain

If you heard someone say, "I’d be better off dead!" you would think that they must be in the depths of depression and misery and ... Full story

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

Former President Bush understood the struggle against evil

Former President Bush delivered his farewell address to the nation recently. For such an unpopular president, he sure delivered some powerful ideas. Bush is not ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:35:00

God taught the sacrifices and meanings to Adam and the knowledge was passed down

Q. Could you explain what is going on in Gen 4.1-8 with the story of Cain and Abel? A. This is a very interesting story and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:34:00

Seized without a crime committed

A very disturbing case is evolving out of Maypearl in which the owner of Leading Edge Wireless, a wireless internet company, alleged to Maypearl Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:46:00

Juries: A powerful arm of government

Seated juries are the most powerful arm of our government that "We the People" have, at any level, despite what prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:45:00

Eric Holder is the real Racist

"Attorney" General Eric Holder recently condemned all European Americans, saying that they "have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:44:00

Tip of the iceberg

The Establishment, Mainstream Media, Academia, Hollyweird, the Democratic National Committee, the Three Stooges (Pelosi, Reid, & The Obama), plus the general popular conception, especially amongst ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:44:00

Prescription Obama: Socialism for all

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:43:00

Government gone wild

Gina Parker Ford CEO of Dental Creations, Ltd. Big Brother has lost his mind; and the government has gone wild! Conservative talk show host Gary Bauer describes ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:41:00

All bout feathers and buckets!

John Sulak http://thdumboleasttexasboy.blogspot.com Okay, if you had a big ol’ drunk man layin’ down on your front porch sleepin’ and you tried to get him to move ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:10:00

We dont need a rail system in Ellis County

I was fortunate enough to attend a little meeting put on by Michael Morris as spokesperson for the Texas Local Option Transportation Funding Act for ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:08:00

President Obama and our economic future

It is my opinion that the swing voters who gave the Democrats the last two elections were not hoping for traditional liberalism. They were hoping ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:00:00

My advice to The Obama

You may have heard that Rush Limbaugh offered to provide input to The Obama in order to increase the chance of having the right kind ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:00:00

Your vote does count

I have talked to a lot of people over the years that refuse to vote because they say their vote doesn’t count. Or, they say, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:59:00

The truth about TARP: All banks are not created equal

Christopher L. Williston President/CEO Independent Bankers Association of Texas Much has been written about America’s current economic dilemma and measures by the U.S. Treasury to unfreeze credit markets ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 09:59:00

Re: Regional Transportation Council

It appears many of our elected officials are once again conspiring against the taxpayers and are in cahoots with quasi-governmental entities to foist on an ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:21:00

Frightening encounter with Italy police officer

I am writing to make you aware of a very disturbing encounter I had with officer Tierra Mooney, badge 513 of the Italy Police Department. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:20:00

14 kids, unemployed and living with mom

Well, I guess we can all sleep a little better at night now knowing that the woman who gave birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman, is ... Full story

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

On the road

Dateline - Traveling the Old South, from Vicksburg to Atlanta to Charleston (destination and conference hosted by Fort Sumter Camp #1269, Sons of Confederate Veterans) ... Full story

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

Lincolns 200th birthday

Much is being made of February marking 200 years since Abraham Lincoln was born. All the hoopla would indicate his iconic status and elevation to ... Full story

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

Enforcement begins against financial corruption

Marion Edwyn Harrison, Esq. Free Congress Foundation Coincidences in history and life are manifest and far outnumber conspiracies. Some, of course, are irrelevant, even to an ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:04:00

President Obamas inauguration

President Obama was sworn into office placing his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible. That is the last Bible I would use to be sworn into ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:33:00

Theres a reason dogs are called mans best friend

I watched the new movie Marley and Me at the local drive in one Thursday night and before I left I knew what one of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:33:00

What if....

Let’s do some what-ifs this week. What if the Arizona Cardinals had a defense when they needed it? They’d be Super Bowl Champions of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:32:00

Ruff! Ruff! Quack! Quack!

John Sulak http://thdumboleasttexasboy.blogspot.com Most of y’all have heard of PETA by now, right? It stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Now, of course, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:31:00

The Innocent Man

Reading has always been one of my favorite pastimes. In fact, I read some almost every day. Most of the books I’ve read lately have ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:31:00

Treat em like theys down home

John Sulak http://thdumboleasttexasboy.blogspot.com Okay! I know I talk a lot ‘bout this country and how we gonna fix it, but this time I’m gonna fool ya. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:29:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets basketball falters under pressure

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Yellow Jackets faced Kaufman for the second time this season last Tuesday. After having handed Ferris their first ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:48:00

Midlothian boys and girls varsity soccer win big against Everman

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian hosted Everman in boys and girls varsity soccer Friday night. The girls showed an impressive amount of teamwork ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:48:00

Midlothian ice hockey team shoots past Arlington Wild

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian faced the Arlington Wild in hockey last Thursday at Duncanville. Midlothian’s first of two goals in the first ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:47:00

Ferris powerlifting teams give strong performance at district meet

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Ferris’ JV and varsity powerlifting teams were all honored at a meet in Crandall Saturday. The JV boys team ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/27/2009 10:46:00

Friday the 13th is lucky for Red Oak Hawks JV soccer

RED OAK - The Hawks and Lady Hawks JV soccer teams played Waxahachie in Red Oak on Friday, Feb. 13. In what some consider an ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:19:00

Red Oak Hawks Baseball program in full swing

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks baseball program is now in full swing. With the varsity, JV and freshman players trying to make their ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:19:00

Milford Lady Bulldogs in playoffs

Submitted by Khristy Strange It was five years ago when the Lady Bulldogs were last in the basketball playoffs. Under the coaching direction of Larry Williamson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:18:00

Red Oak Hawks varsity soccer blanks Ferris

RED OAK - The Hawks and Lady Hawks soccer teams hosted the Ferris Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The boys had the early game. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:18:00

Red Oak and Midlothian High Schools take part in powerlifting competition

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL - Red Oak and Midlothian High Schools were two of several private, 4A, and 5A schools who took part ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:17:00

Ferris Yellow Jackets take one step closer to being district champs

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - After having been plagued by the third period of play all season, it was nice to see the Yellow ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/20/2009 10:17:00

Red Oak Hawks fall to Cleburne

RED OAK - The Hawks hosted the Cleburne Yellow Jackets in a non-district game on Friday, Jan. 6. The JV boys had the early game ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:27:00

Hawks knock off Terrell

RED OAK - The Hawks hosted the Terrell Tigers on Friday, Jan. 6 hoping to remain in the play-off picture and avenge a six point ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:26:00

Powerlifting teams win big at Van High School competition

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Ferris High School powerlifting teams traveled to Van for a powerlifting competition Saturday. The following members were honored: ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/12/2009 12:26:00

Ferris varsity girls basketball shows better teamwork against Crandall; Gains win at Venus

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - There is no doubt the Ferris Varsity Girls’ Basketball team has showed an incredible amount of heart and determination ... Full story

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

Yellow Jackets go 2-0 against Crandall and Venus in basketball

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The first time around Ferris handed Crandall a loss at Crandall and picked up a district opener win simultaneously. ... Full story

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

Hawks swim team win District Championship

Congratulations to the swim team for winning the District Championship in both the boys and girls divisions. Placing for the Girls were: · Annayancy Esparza – ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:41:00

Lady Hawks get big district win

The Lady Hawks, who are trying to get into the play-offs, needed to beat Lancaster on Jan. 29. After loosing to Lancaster back on Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:40:00

Ferris varsity soccer comes down to sudden death shootout

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press For the fans who braved the cold weather Tuesday evening, the Ferris varsity boy’s soccer team gave them something to cheer ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:40:00

Kaufman shoots past Lady Yellow Jackets

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Last Friday night the Lady Yellow Jackets basketball team traveled to Kaufman to take on the Lady Lions. Kaufman ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:39:00

Kaufman hands Ferris first district loss in basketball

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press FERRIS - It took Kaufman until 2:50 left in the first period to get on the scoreboard and that one point ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/05/2009 11:39:00

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