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Choose a safe ride during the Labor Day weekend

DPS wants drivers and passengers to make the wise, and least expensive choice, of finding a sober ride to their destinations during the Labor Day ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 16:57:00

The Department of Defense Education Activity is preparing for a possible outbreak of the H1N1 virus.

http://dodvclips.mil/index.jsp?fr_story=FRdamp360291&rf=rss ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 16:54:00

Region Awarded $13M for Clean Vehicle Technologies

Department of Energy grant focuses on fuel efficiency, alternative-fuel stations   Aug. 31, 2009 (Arlington, Texas) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments has received ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 16:53:00

TDA Market Recap Aug. 31, 2009

Commissioner Todd Staples                              1-800-TELL-TDA TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE   www.TexasAgriculture.gov     AUSTIN – (Aug. 31, 2009) For the week ending Aug. 29, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 16:52:00

Brigade Commander To Brief Live From Iraq

Brigade Commander To Brief Live From Iraq   Army Col. Joseph Martin, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will brief live from ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 16:51:00

Whats wrong with our Republican Party in Ellis County?

 I have never been one to beat around the bush.  I believe most of you would already know that by now, but there are some ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 14:44:00

DeSoto Chamber honors Community Icon Ruben Esquivel with Roast & Toast

DESOTO, TEXAS – Aug.31, 2009 – The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce is adding a new face to its annual Roast and Toast event. The Chamber ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 11:16:00

The War on Kids

By John W. WhiteheadAugust 31, 2009 "Education is under siege," states Dr. Henry Giroux, author of Stealing Innocence: Corporate Culture's War on Children. "It's under siege ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 11:13:00

Attorney General Greg Abbott Takes Legal Action to Defend Open Meetings Act

Brief argues open meetings law furthers, rather than frustrates the First Amendment AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today took legal action to defend ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2009 11:08:00

Biggars murder suspects arrested

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants and effected arrests on Larry W. Samples and Galen M. Boyd for Capital Murder regarding two March ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2009 15:16:00

Military officials say no one was injured when Somali pirates fired a large caliber weapon at a U.S. Navy helicopter.

http://dodvclips.mil/index.jsp?fr_story=FRdamp360181&rf=rss ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 18:09:00

Councilman resigns after FBI story broke

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN– Dusty Fryer, place 1 councilman for the past 10 years, turned in his letter of resignation a day after the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:08:00

Commissioners approve $79,041,960 budget

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners unanimously approved FY 2009-2010 $79,041,960 budget Monday, Aug. 24 reflecting a 20 percent decrease from last ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:07:00

Red Oak Police plan

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press RED OAK - Local law enforcement officers all throughout Texas will be stepping up Labor Day weekend while millions of motorists ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:04:00

Offices fired over phone calls

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Pressess DALLAS – Administrative Law Judge William Messer upheld Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle’s decision to fire lieutenant Paul Wisdom. Wisdom, fired back ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:03:00

Last "Free Dump Day" for 2009

ELLIS COUNTY - The last of the Ellis County free dump days for this year will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19.  This clean-up event ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:02:00

State Rep. Jim Pitts to address Midlothian Chamber

State Rep. Jim Pitts will provide a legislative update at the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:01:00

Workshop to be held this Thursday, "2009-2010 Budget"

Another Budget Workshop will be held on Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.  The workshop will be held at City Hall, 301 Locust Drive. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:00:00

Burn ban in effect

The city of Glenn Heights’ burn ban on all outside open burning is still in effect through Oct. 15.  According to the city,"with the low ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 14:59:00

Peace Through Business graduates 30 Afghan, Rwandan women Aug. 25

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press Cedar Hill - Northwood University concluded its eight-week program, Peace Through Business, with a graduation ceremony and reception Tuesday, Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 14:55:00

Lending a helping hand

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis Cuunty Press Last weekend the Cedar Hill Fire Department joined other fire departments across the nation in collecting donations to fund research ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 14:54:00

President Obama and Civil Liberties: Has He Kept His Promises?

President Obama and Civil Liberties: Has He Kept His Promises? ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 14:27:00

Joe Barton to speak at Ellis County Republicans

 Ellis County Republican Party will host an open meeting at the Chamber of Commerce at 102 YMCA Drive in Waxahachie at 7:00 PM on Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 17:47:00

City Web site helps prepare citizens

Added Feature to Web site Helps to Prepare Citizens BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press DESOTO – The city of DeSoto recently added a new feature to its Web site. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 16:45:00

Officials named to Methodist Charlton Medical Center board

Best Southwest Officials named to Methodist Charlton Medical Center Advisory Board STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press DALLAS – Methodist Charlton Medical Center recently announced 15 prestigious community and business ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 12:36:00

US Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 11:06:00

Interesting Items

by Alex Gimarc <agimarc@ak.net> Monday, August 24, 2009   Howdy all, a few Interesting Items for your information. Enjoy - In this issue:   1.  Brazil          2.  MA Senate 3.  VA Death 4.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 11:04:00

Cedar Hill Library hosting FREE special performance

of"C00K-A-D00DLE- D00 !" on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. during Storytime.   Come see Little Red Hen's great-grandson, Big Brown Rooster, as he attempts to make Strawberry ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 10:59:00

ALG to Congressman Paul: Turn off the New York Feds Paper Shredders

By Robert Romano Usually, one imagines that at the Federal Reserve, the sound that's heard is the printing presses running at record speeds as the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 10:58:00

NORAD Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region, will conduct training flight exercises on Thursday, Aug. 27 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 10:56:00

Combs Says Short-Term Note Sale Is Best In Texas History

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that Texas’ highly anticipated sale of $5.5 billion in Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) achieved an interest ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 10:55:00

The Fourth Stryker Brigade Combat Team deploying

The Fourth Stryker Brigade Combat Team is deploying. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 10:54:00

Disability and Life Advocacy Group Warn Against Veterans Administration Booklet

St. Petersburg – Today, members of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation (www.terrisfight.org) are speaking out against the republication of a 1997 booklet produced by the Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2009 10:51:00

Seasonal flu vaccines may provide some slight protection against other influenza viruses

Seasonal flu vaccines may provide some slight protection against other influenza viruses such as H1N1 according to the Navy's Director of Clinical Care and Public ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2009 16:20:00

Texas prepared for H1N1 Flu Season

Encourages Texans to take precautions SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry today, along with Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner David Lakey, Texas Education ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2009 16:11:00

Another Texas Top 10 Most Wanted in custody

Harold Monroe Sharp, who had been on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list since September 2008, has been found in a jail in Orange ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2009 16:09:00

Runway Project to Begin

Bids for the runway construction project totaling $8,500,000 will be released by TxDOT on Aug. 30. The project, in the planning and development stages since ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2009 16:07:00

Shuffle Up and Deal

The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for this year’s Auction:  Shuffle Up and Deal.    Shuffle Up and Deal, scheduled for Saturday, September ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2009 16:02:00

Planning and Zoning agenda Wednesday, Aug. 26

A G E N D A A regular meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Waxahachie will be held on Wednesday, August 26, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2009 18:24:00

Ramp from I-20 to Carrier Parkway

I-20 Ramp to Carrier Parkway Closed This Weekend Detour will be in place to assist with traffic   GRAND PRAIRIE – The Texas Department of Transportation is allowing the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2009 18:13:00

A Bridge to Somewhere

BETHANY BERRYThe Ellis County Press The city of Hutchins celebrated the dedication of the Wintergreen Overpass Aug. 18. Area mayors, councilmembers, residents and employees attended the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:10:00

Marijuana Farm Seized

Ellis County air unit discovered a marijuana farm located at the Trinity River bridge south of Hwy 34 in the Trinity River bottoms Sunday, Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:09:00

FBI probing city, church deal

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Councilman Ken Chambers met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation last Monday, Aug. 10 to discuss the possibility of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:09:00

Cause of shooting, suicide investigated

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS – An apparent suicide on the 900 block of Bluff Springs occurred while another was injured on the scene Sunday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:08:00

New mayor sworn in

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Rick Barrett, place one councilman, was sworn in as new Mayor of Ferris Monday, Aug.17. Barrett will fulfill the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:08:00

Schools starting Aug .24

Cedar Hill ISD DeSoto ISD Ennis ISD Ferris ISD Italy ISD Lancaster ISD Maypearl ISD Midlothian ISD Milford ISD Palmer ISD Red Oak Waxahachie ISD Wilmer Charter School ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:07:00

Appeals Court Upholds Waxahachie I.S.D. Dress Code

STAFF REPORTS The Ellis County Press NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court upheld a Waxahachie school district dress code that banned a students t-shirt supporting the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:06:00

Cedar Hill to host Town Hall Meeting

Dallas County Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield will host a town-hall-style meeting at the Cedar Hill Government Center, 285 Uptown Blvd., Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Topics ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:06:00

Ellis County Groups join together for meeting

Three active Ellis county political groups, Ellis County Conservatives, Ellis County Tea Party and We the People of Texas in Ellis Co. will host a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:05:00

Wintergreen Road Overpass completed

STAFF REPORTS The Ellis County Press Hutchins – The city of Hutchins, along with The Allen Group, Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnsons Office, Union Pacific Railroad, North Central ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:04:00

New state laws take effect Sept. 1

STAFF REPORTS The Ellis County Press The Texas Department of Public Safety has tightened up on laws and recently released a list of new legislation to go ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:03:00

DPS assists with resolving hostage situation

Rachel Hillsman, a Katy Independent School District police officer who had been abducted by Julio Reyes, another Katy Independent School District officer, was recovered alive ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 09:35:00

U.K. on ObamaCare: Been there, done that

  By J. Matt Barber Lincoln's Gettysburg Address comes to mind. In the art of persuasion, it's often most effective to paint in brief, colorful strokes. A ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 09:30:00

British Nurses refuse to have the swine flu vaccination

By Daniel Martin Global Research, August 18, 2009 Daily Mail   A third of nurses will refuse to have the swine flu jabUp to a third of nurses ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 09:26:00

Police Vow to Arrest Everyone Found Driving Over the Limit

Launches Intensive Crackdown On Impaired DrivingRed Oak, Texas – This Labor Day weekend, millions of Texas motorists will be enjoying their last summer road trip. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 09:22:00

Congressman Barton changes meetings

WASHINGTON -  Rep. Joe Barton (R-Arlington/Ennis) is moving his Arlington and Mansfield town hall meetings to larger venues to accommodate the expected crowds. He also ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/18/2009 18:16:00

Wintergreen Road Overpass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Hutchins, Texas (Aug. 17, 2009) — The City of Hutchins, along with The Allen Group, Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Office, Union Pacific Railroad, North Central ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2009 18:09:00

White House says federal marriage law discriminatory

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=646972 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2009 17:49:00

Beware of new twists to some old scams

DALLAS —   Some e-mail scams claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service are taking on modern looks, but they are no less dangerous to consumers.  In such scams, a fraudster, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2009 17:48:00

TDA Market Recap Aug. 17, 2009

Commissioner Todd Staples                              1-800-TELL-TDA TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE   www.TexasAgriculture.gov     AUSTIN – (Aug. 17, 2009) For the week ending Aug. 15, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2009 17:42:00

Marines in Afghanistan

U.S. Marines were locked in battle with Taliban fighters as they continued efforts to secure the strategic town of Dahaneh in the southern Afghanistan province ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2009 17:38:00

I-20 entrance ramp to close for two nights

I-20 Entrance Ramp To Close for Two Nights Full depth roadway repair to affect ramps from I-35E to I-20  DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2009 11:55:00

The End of the Road for a Motor Fuel Tax Evader

(AUSTIN) — A Houston area man has received a 12-year prison sentence and an order to pay $1 million in restitution to the state for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 16:12:00

New Blog to Focus on Putting Texans Back to Work

The Texas Workforce Commission Chairman today announced the launch of a new weblog – Texas2Work.com – as the first step in a wider program to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 16:10:00

Will cash for clunkers tank the used car market?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=640984 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 16:04:00

Rep. Green requires photo ID to attend townhalls

http://www.house.gov/green/news_center/events.shtml ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 15:59:00

“Mob” Greets Rep. Chet Edwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eI1KolTIdc ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 15:57:00

Pelosi calls protesters “un-American

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=116&sid=1734102 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 15:56:00

Standard & Poors Raises Texas Credit Ratings to AA+

Bond raters also give Texas TRANs highest rating AUSTIN – Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has raised Texas’ issuer credit and general obligation credit ratings to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 15:51:00

Adesa Auto Auction Opens

BETHANY BERRYThe Ellis County Press Hutchins Executive Director of Economic Development, John Hubbard examines a Chrysler Prowler while at the Automobile Dealer Exchange Services of America ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:45:00

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton to speak to Midlothian Chamber members

United States Representative Joe Barton will provide a legislative update at the august business luncheon for the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:44:00

DeSoto Talent search underway

The DeSoto Arts Commission is seeking singers, dancers, musicians and other talented performers for the Seventh Annual DeSoto Star Search Competition. Open auditions for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:44:00

Coach arrested for sexual conduct with student

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Christopher Cameron, 24, a coach at Waxahachie Independent School District was arrested on two counts Monday, Aug.3 for tampering ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:44:00

Meth suspect arrested

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Michael Shane Wilson, 26, was arrested Monday, July 27 at the Wal-Mart off of Highway 77. Information rece-ived by Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:43:00

City judge faces Aug. 17 firing

STAFF REPORTThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - For the second time in August, municipal Judge Sylvia Lopez Beaver’s job will be up for discussion among the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:43:00

Possible case in Cedar Hill

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL - After several weeks of testing and back and forth results, preliminary tests ran by the Dallas County Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:42:00

County sets date for public hearings/proposed tax rate

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners voted to set the date, time and location of three public hearings required by statute ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:42:00

Local MOW receives grant for improvements

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press Meals On Wheels of Johnson and Ellis counties is excited to announce they are receiving a $100,000 grant from the ... Full story

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

Sprays for West Nile today

DALLAS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION 2377 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207-2710 214-819-6329 office 214-819-6095 fax   ZACHARY THOMPSON                                             DR. JOHN CARLO ... Full story

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

THE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE OBAMACARE

David Janda, MD is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon and author.  His office is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.     On ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 11:06:00

Tracks & Trends of the blogosphere

August 12, 20099:00 PM EST Dear Editors,Here are tonight's Tracks & Trends of the blogosphere provided by NetRight Nation.  As more information continues to surface about ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 10:35:00

Marines launch Operation Eastern Resolve II in Afghanistans Helmand Province

Marines launch Operation Eastern Resolve II in Afghanistan's Helmand Province ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 10:29:00

Jim Hills Letter to Barbara Boxer

Some of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer (CA) as she admonished a brigadier general because he addressed her as "ma'am" and not "Senator" before a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 10:26:00

American capitalism gone with a whimper

The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian State Newspaper) defies description.  It must be said, that like the breaking of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 10:06:00

Whats the PRIMARY reason that the Obama administration is now referring to healthcare insurance reform instead of healthcare reform?

What's the PRIMARY reason that the Obama administration is now referring to 'healthcare insurance reform' instead of 'healthcare reform'? ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/12/2009 17:04:00

ALIPAC Calls for Napolitano Resignation in Wake of SPLC Scandal

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is joining the chorus of calls for the resignation or termination of Janet Napolitano due to the Department of Homeland ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/12/2009 16:56:00

The “Second American Revolution” Has Begun

KINGSTON, NY, 12 August 2009 — The natives are restless.  The third shot of the “Second American Revolution” has been fired. History is being made.  But ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/12/2009 16:53:00

Ellis County Youth Participate in Texas Wildlife Leadership Camps

San Antonio, TX - Zach Boykin participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June and July. He was among one hundred and fifty-one ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2009 14:31:00

ALG Blasts DHS Methodology Used in "Rightwing Extremism" Memo Revealed in Freedom of Information Response by Department

August 11, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned the methodology used by the Department of Homeland Security in issuing a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2009 14:29:00

Have you attended - or are you planning to attend - town hall meetings?

Have you attended - or are you planning to attend - town hall meetings ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2009 13:04:00

Public hearings/proposed tax rate set

During a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, Ellis County Commissioners voted to set the date, time and location of three public hearings required ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2009 09:34:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court

  Notice is hereby given that a Workshop will be held on Friday, August 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ellis County Alternate Courtroom, 109 West ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2009 09:24:00

New traffic, criminal laws set to go into effect Sept. 1

  HB 2730 is the DPS’s Sunset Legislation, and many of the DPS-related bills this session were included in HB 2730. Notable traffic and criminal laws ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2009 09:18:00

Treason commited against the American people by the Obama administration

Orwell was right!  He was just a little ahead in his predictions.  Here it is 25 years after 1984 and happening today! ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2009 17:19:00

Red Oak Founders Day, Homecoming, and Alumni Night

Red Oak ISD, The City of Red Oak, and The Red Oak Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the annual: Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2009 17:16:00

TDA Market Recap Aug. 10, 2009

Commissioner Todd Staples                              1-800-TELL-TDA TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE   www.TexasAgriculture.gov   AUSTIN – (Aug. 10, 2009) For the week ending Aug. 8, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2009 17:12:00

Upset about health care?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/newsbrief/0609email.aspx ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2009 17:09:00

“Cash for Clunkers” Deal is Peanuts Compared to Good Ol Vehicle Maintenance

August 2009   Understandably the “Cash for Clunkers” program is wildly popular among new car dealers, car makers and those consumers who have the ability to buy ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/10/2009 17:08:00

Safety rest area closing

One-day closure will accommodate construction on I-35E   ELLIS COUNTY – Due to a project to rehabilitate mainlanes on I-35E south of Waxahachie, the southbound Safety Rest ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2009 23:21:00

Obama in 03 (Uncut): Id Like to See a Single Payer Health Care Plan

http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-in-03-id-like-to-see-a-single-payer-health-care-plan/ ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2009 15:35:00

Top Stories for August 6

http://dodvclips.mil/index.jsp?fr_story=FRdamp359323&rf=rss ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2009 15:26:00

Additional Truck Lane Restrictions to Be Presented for Public Comment

Additional Truck Lane Restrictions to Be Presented for Public Comment Proposed changes along North Texas highway sections could improve traffic operations   Aug. 7, 2009 (Arlington, Texas) ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2009 15:22:00

Bad advice for sinners

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Poll.aspx?ekfrm=635488 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2009 15:19:00

Safety Rest Area in Ellis County Closed Monday

One-day closure will accommodate construction on I-35E   ELLIS COUNTY – Due to a project to rehabilitate mainlanes on I-35E south of Waxahachie, the southbound Safety Rest ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/07/2009 15:15:00

Meeting Agenda Monday, Aug.10

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

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 17:37:00

2 area schools rated unacceptable

The Ellis County Press AUSTIN – Two area scho-ols, along with their districts were rated academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency. Midlothian and Lancaster Independent School ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:43:00

Cedar Hill reports case of West Nile

BETHANY BERRY and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL – A case of infected mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Cedar ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:43:00

2 Indiana men arrested during burglary in progress

The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Two Hispanic males later found to be from Elkhart, Ind., were arrested with charges of burglary. Ellis County Sheriff’s Office ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:42:00

Ferris mayor steps down

Maria Dowding The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Jim E. Parks Jr. stepped down as mayor Monday, Aug. 3 during the Ferris City Council meeting. He said he ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:42:00

Ferris traffic stop results in arrest

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - A routine traffic stop led Ferris Police Officers to solving a case of a stolen vehicle and suspects related ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:41:00

Cedar Hill council named City Council of the Year

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL - The Cedar Hill City Council was recently recognized by the Texas City Management Association as the City Council ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:41:00

Midlothian Chamber hosting Facebook 101

MIDLOTHIAN – The 5 things you need to know about "Facebook for Your Business" will be held at at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug.12, at ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:40:00

Lancaster police collecting cell phones

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press LANCASTER - The Lancaster Police Department and 911 Cell Phone Bank are partnering to help victims of crime and senior citizens. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:40:00

New Lancaster Public Works Building

BETHANY BERRYThe Ellis County Press The city of Lancaster presented the official grand opening of its new public works building July 30. Attendees received tours of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:37:00

Midnight Madness

Football Head Coach Hankins stands with a Yellowjacket player during Midnight Madness, Aug. 1. Yellowjacket fans celebrated the dawn of the 2009-10 season at Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:32:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces Aug. 3 – 14 Kathryn Haskins vs. Edd Bradley Haskins James G. McDonnell Sr. Donna Clark McDonnell Dustin Lewis vs. Christina Lewis Alreda Fryer vs. Jack Fryer Roland Jr. Gilbert ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:10:00

Ellis County Marriages

Aug.14-21 Reggie Lou Griffen and Jessica Colleen Smith Andres Contreras and Maria Deanda Andrew William Trojacek and Heather Renee Bowers Steven Scott Cunningham and Amber Rena Roberts Ruben Gonzalez and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:10:00

Ellis County

Bardwell Aug. 20 Burglary of habitation, 200 block of Waxachachie Avenue, entered into complainants vacant residence and took multiple items without consent, $510 Ennis Aug. 21 Public intoxication, S.Gaines and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:09:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces Aug. 3 – 14 Christina Ann Fewin vs. Daniel Rey Fewin Dennis E. Worrell vs. Barbara Nell Worrell Amanda Mitchell vs.Irron Keith Searcy Sr. Sabrina Elizabeth Galloway vs. James ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:28:00

Ellis County Marriages

Aug. 7 Alfonso Duque and Damina Gregorio Jackie Don Henning and Andrea Darnell Smith Robert Lee Hubbard and Kierra Jaquis King Raymond Harold Langley and Elise Quinn Minshew Thomas Mix ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:28:00

Ellis County

Ennis Aug.13 Reckless damage or destruction, Nesudah and Rider Rd., unknown suspect accelerated rapidly causing the back tires to spin throwing rocks at the victims causing damage,$1,000 Forreston Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:27:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces July 1 – 31 Steven Donald Iuliucci vs. Elizabeth Ashton Amy Marie Rowland vs. Larry Dean Rowland Jr. Michael Blake Heald vs. Sara Schilling Heald Richard M. Main vs. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:20:00

Ellis County Marriages

July 17 – Aug. 8 Vicente Guzman and Keri Melinda Jackson Jesse Rogelio Arciba and Kayla Elizabeth Rutlidge Gregory James Adams and Frankie Jo Mavis James Earl Perry and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:20:00

Ellis County

Ferris Aug. 6 Burglary of habitation, 400 block of Wickliffe Road.,suspect broke through backdoor of the complaintants home and stoleis Ipod ad IPOD docking station. $950 Waxahachie Theft, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:19:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 17-23 Charles English, b/m, 68, driving while under the influence Derrick L Woods, b/m, 29, warrants Claude W Jr. Richardson, b/m, 20, warrants Dewayne Lamarcus White, b/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:09:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 Heather F. Hunter, b/f, 29, Wilmer PD warrants x3, failure to id fugitive Fernando Fuentes Medrano, w/m, 46, failure to id Class B Cynthia D. Williams, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:26:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Raymond Q. Reed, 60, passing emergency vehicle Laroderic E. Bolton, 32, fail main tan single lane S. Alvarez Hernandez, 23, public intoxication Juan Landeros Hernandez, 44, public intoxication Shawn ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:19:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Raymond Reed, m/b,60, pass emergency vehicle Loroderic Bolton, m/b,32,fail maintain single lane Alvarez Hernandez, m/w,23,public intoxication Juan Hernandez,m/w,46, public intoxication Shawn Lime, m/w, 34,Dallas PD warrant Courtney Henderson, m/b,22, warrant Deron ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:10:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 4 - 23 Criminal, officer served warrant for arrest at Waxahachie Municipal Court Criminal,100 block of Briar for Criminal Mischief Accident involving damage to a vehicle, responded ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:08:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents July 28 – Aug. 3 Possession of Marijuana, 100 block of Becky Lane Criminal Investigation Department, 2200 block of Brown St. Theft of Service Report, >=$20<$500 1300 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:09:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 17- 24 Forrest Brown, 18, minor in consumption Sammy Camarillo, 35, Speeding Christopher M. Clark, 32, Theft>=$200K Teresa C. Cox, 43, display expired registration Martin S. Guevara, 54, operate ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:06:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 10 – 17 David O. Brown, 26, driving while license invalid, warrant arrest Forrest C. Brown, 18, minor in consumption, possession of drug paraphernalia, on view ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:26:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 3 – 10 Johnny A. Daugharty, 21, driving under the influence Brent Kennedy, 22, speeding, warrant arrest John H. Knight, 25, speeding, warrant arrest Giovanni C. Monroy, 34, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:18:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 27 – Aug. 3 Narcorick L. Anderson, 28, public intoxication Makail A. Baker, 22, criminal mischief Broderick L. Beal, 22, failure to identify fugitive with intent to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:09:00

Palmer Police Reports

Aug.16 Michael Andrew Garza,b/m,18,warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:25:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5 Karen Som, a/f, 21, possession of controlled substance Jose R. Guiterrez, h/m, 29, warrants Aug. 6 Urona R. Jackson, b/f, 35, warrants Gregory A. Betts, b/m, 37, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:18:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 28 – Aug. 3 Justin York, w/m, 20, assault, violation of protective order Richard T. Fountaine, w/m, 20, warrants Kimberly A. Baker, w/f, 30, warrants Tabitha M. White, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:08:00

Ovilla Police Reports

arrests Aug. 18 – 23 House and building checks 105 Neighborhood checks 178 Alarms 2 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist Assists 0 Suspicious person or vehicle 2 911 hang ups 1 Traffic assignments 8 Traffic stops 17 Traffic ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:42:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 10 – 16 House & building checks 143 Neighborhood checks 222 Alarms 6 EMS/Fire 5 Motorist assists 2 Suspicious person or vehicle 4 Traffic assignments 11 Traffic stops 27 Traffic citations 4 Other 16 Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:24:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 3 - 9 House and Building Checks 152 Neighborhood Checks 183 Alarms 6 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist Arrest 0 Suspicious Person or vehicle 4 Traffic assignments 17 Traffic stops 37 Traffic Citations 10 Other 21 Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:17:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 27 – Aug. 2 House and Building Checks 142 Neighborhood Checks 195 Alarms 15 EMS/Fire 1 Motorist Assists 1 Suspicious Person or Vehicle 4 911 Hang Ups 3 Traffic Stops 24 Traffic Citations ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:08:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests July 28 - Aug.3 Eloy Luna, h/m,driving while license suspended Shandria, b/f,warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:17:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Abandoned Vehicle: 1 Accident/major: 4 Animal Complaint: 26 Assault: 5 Sexual Assault: 2 Burglary: 3 Code Violation: 38 Criminal Mischief: 13 Deadly Conduct: 1 Disturbance (civil): 2 Disturbance(noise): 0 Driving While Intoxicated: 2 Found/lost property: 2 Prisoner Transport: ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:41:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 8 – 15 Roman Rameres-Santiago, h/m, 29, no driver license Penny Sullivan Henson, w/f, 36, assault by contact family violence Nicolas Medina, w/m, 44, driving while license ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:24:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Incidents Abandoned Vehicle: 1 Accident/Major: 1 Accident/minor: 2 Animal complaint: 36 Burglary: 10 Agency Assist: 3 Code Violation: 41 Criminal mischief: 5 Criminal trespass: 1 Civil Disturbance: 1 Found/Lost Property: 1 Fraud: 3 Information only: 1 Impound vehicle: 1 Prisoner ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:17:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 27 – Aug. 3 Roberto F. Ramirez, w/m, 47, public intoxication Nicholas Robert Snelling, w/m, 22, driving while intoxicated 1st Thomas Jeremy Tidmore Jr., w/m, 38, assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:07:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 15-19 Jose Vielma, m, 21, warrants Shebazz Spencer, m, 23, warrants Latisha Gabriel, 32, warrants Roderick Carbe, m, warrants Montrell Coleman, m, 23, warrants Treana Carter, f, 17, aggravated assault Keylon ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:41:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 7 Clint Penney, m, 33, possession controlled substance, criminal trespass Aug. 9 Lional Taylor, m, 25, Glenn Heights PD warrants Christopher Roberson, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD warrants Brian ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:23:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 31 Dennis Davis, w/m, 49, warrants Penny Miller, l/f, 25, warrants Robert King, 25, warrants Curtis Holmes, 38, warrants Renee Murphy, 38, warrants Ronnie Terry, 23, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:16:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug.13- 23 Joel Gallegos, w/m, 19, No drivers license Juan P Hindjo-De La Cruz ,w/m, 24, No drivers license Andre Sifuentes, w/m, 22, no drivers license Lori Sue ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:40:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 28 – Aug. 3 Luis A. Sosa, w/m, 34, Harris County warrant Kara, w/f, 29, possession of controlled substance Latanya M. Williams, b/f, 37, Ferris PD warrants Fatima ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:07:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug.17-21 Jose Gonzalez, w/m, 43, aggraved assault with deadly weapon Brandon Williams, 28, b/m, assault class c Margie Kidd, b/f, 59, possession of drug paraphernalia , theft Class ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:40:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 11 Manuel Pineda, m/u, 47, theft Raymond Jackson, b/m, 47, evading arrest Rodrekia Lockhart, b/f, 21, possession of marijuana Juan Negrete, w/m, 21, possession of drug paraphernalia Aug. 12 Katari ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:23:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Andrew McNatt, w/m, 23, possession Spencer Phillips, w/m, 17, No driver license Juan Negrete, w/m, 21, Warrant, drug para possession Maria Gutierrez, w/f, 36, assault Benjamin Rangel, w/m, 54, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:15:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 28- Aug.4 Reynaldo Loredo, w/m, 19, no drivers license Gustavo Flores, w/m,20, no drivers license Jeffrey Muzyka, w/m, 31, traffic Martin Gallegos, w/m,21,possession Elisandro Velazquez, w/m,27, expired inspection Shabbazz Spencer,b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:06:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 16-22 Michael Joseph Giosio, w/m, 34, warrant Don Dwayne Gay, b/m, 29, warrant Warnell L. Hardy, b/m, 18, public intoxication Pedro G. Lopez, w/m, 49, purchase / furnish ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:39:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 10 - 16 Justin Lansing Walkup, w/m, 27, warrant Alfred Ray Warren, b/m, 52, warrant Hope S. Marshall, b/f, 27, warrant Kathy Diane Ramirez, w/f, 47, theft of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:22:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 4-9 Timothy Keith Provost, b/m, 45, warrant Mark Adams Johnson, b/m, 49, assault causing bodily injury, family violence Adrienne Roshon Jones, b/f, 29, warrant Carlos Rene Vasquez, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:15:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Clarification On the Thursday, July 30 edition of The Ellis County Press had Daryl Jay Seidler, 48, criminal mischief, was listed under the arrests for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:37:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 4-9 Aimee Christine Sparks, w/f, 19, arrest of possession of drug paraphernalia Tomeka Marchelle Bynum, b/f, 33, arrest on charges of injury to child, elderly, disable, ... Full story

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

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests July 25-31 Michael Brandon Adkins, w/m, 22, arrested on warrant Roberto Chairez, w/m, 23, arrested on public intoxication Jerry Neal Eden, w/m, 41, warrant arrest Kawanda Alexander, b/f, 29, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:00:00

CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS ORDINANCE 09-0820

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS ORDINANCE 09-0820 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:12:00

NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST ROSEMARY LEE, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST ROSEMARY LEE, DECEASED Notice is hereby given ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 16:10:00

NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST MARY J. HALLMAN, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST MARY J. HALLMAN, DECEASED Notice is hereby ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:33:00

NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST ODETTE HOLIDAY LEE, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST ODETTE HOLIDAY LEE, DECEASED Notice is hereby ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:32:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO 30 TAC CHAPTER 117 AND TO THE STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO 30 TAC CHAPTER 117 AND ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:32:00

CITATION BY PUBLICATION-APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 CITATION BY PUBLICATION-APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP The State of TexasTo all persons interested in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:30:00

REQUEST FOR COMPETATIVE SEALED PROPOSALS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Aug.13 and 20, 2009 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR COMPETATIVE SEALED PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris Independent ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:29:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Aug.13 and 20, 2009 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR COMPETATIVE SEALED PRPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Ferris Independent ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:23:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 6 & 13, 2009 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs 1. Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:23:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 6 & 13, 2009 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs 1. Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:12:00

Legal Notice

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:11:00

Mattie Cole

Aug. 23, 1926 – Aug. 22, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Grave-side services for Mattie Cole, 82, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at Bethal ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:34:00

Lowell Hall

Sept. 27, 1951 – Aug. 9, 2009 Survived by mother Wanda Hall; son Bubba and his wife Lisa; daughter Kelly; grandchildren Ashleigh and April; great-grandchild Kendal; ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:18:00

Lowell Hall

A celebration of life for Lowell Hall will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. at 140 Gravel Slough Rd. in Ferris. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:54:00

Thomas Eugene Diggs

Dec. 3, 1952 – July 29, 2009DALLAS – Born Dec. 3, 1952, he passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in Dallas. He is survived by his ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:56:00

Can we really know the voice of God?

"And so, my children, listen to me, for all my ways are joyful." (Proverbs 8:32) Anyone who owns a dog knows that they can often run. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:34:00

Enabling the irresponsible: Funding foolishness

Government cannot spend what it does not first take from the people. Recently, a mother made a typical request to Betty and me. "Pray for my ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:17:00

If you could double your knowledge of the Lord, how far would you go to attain it?

* Water source = water is symbolic of teaching (Hebrew = "mayim chaim" or living water). Wells are dug which means digging for wisdom, life, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:17:00

If you could double your knowledge of the Lord, how far would you go to attain it?

This week we are going to continue with the subject of Spiritual Warfare and this will continue over the next few weeks. I am going ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:50:00

I see the enemy and he is us, this is certainly true

Obama’s choice for Science Czar wrote in favor of "compulsory abortion" and "involuntary fertility control." When I stood on the platform with Ronald Reagan, then the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:55:00

Surviving a shower

I watch those survival shows on television religiously. Not because I want to, but because I can never manage to get control of the remote. After ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:35:00

Rotary readies kids for back-to-school

CEDAR HILL – The Rotary Club of Cedar Hill gathered school supplies and volunteers at the Cedar Hill Food Pantry building on Sunday, Aug. 9 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:39:00

Southwest Childrens Chorus celebrates 10th season with tour

Southwest Children’s Chorus, a community chorus for children in the Southwest Dallas/Northern Ellis County area, celebrated its Tenth Anniversary season with a Gala Dinner, Auction ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:38:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Cedar Hill Thursday, Aug. 27 Free financial planning workshop The Zula B. Wylie Library, 225 Cedar St., Cedar Hill, is ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:33:00

The real magic of techno toys

I don’t know how I managed to survive childhood, because if it weren’t for DVD players and portable video games, my children would have had ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2009 13:18:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. DeSoto Saturday, Aug. 29 DeSoto talent search The DeSoto Arts Commission is seeking singers, dancers, musicians and other talented performers ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:24:00

Rep.Barton town hall meetings

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Rep. Joe Barton , R-Ennis, is holding town hall meetings throughout the Sixth District during the month of August. Go out ... Full story

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

Ferris ISD new student registration available

FERRIS – Parents, there is still time to register your child in Ferris Independent School District for the 2009-10 school year. While week one of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 13:06:00

DeSoto ISD sees improvement in TEA ratings

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press DESOTO - The Texas Education Agencys recent rating of schools and districts around the state ranks DeSoto schools positively and improving ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:55:00

Sadly, I do miss them

What’s it called when your kid goes away for a week to visit grandparents and you don’t want to miss them, but… you do? Some ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/13/2009 12:54:00

Community Calen

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Cedar Hill Saturday, Aug. 8 FUMC Annual Rummage Sale The First United Methodist Church is having its annual Rummage Sale ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:12:00

Michael O. Bowie

RED OAK - Air Force Airman Michael O. Bowie graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 14:10:00

Northwood University snags statewide recognition of excellence

CEDAR HILL - Northwood University’s Texas campus has received an award for quality and exceptional performance from the Quality Texas Foundation, which helps universities, hospitals ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:59:00

Methodist Childrens Home teaches the values of community service through Meals-on-Wheels

The Methodist Children’s Home van meandered along its Waxahachie route on a hot June day with a group of giggling girls in tow. Amongst the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:59:00

Kevin D. Wilson

ENNIS - Army National Guard Pfc. Kevin D. Wilson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:58:00

Steven P. Stinson

PALMER - Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven P. Stinson has retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of faithful military service. Before retiring, Stinson was ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:58:00

Joseph Bursby

WAXAHACHIE - Army Pvt. Joseph Bursby has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consists of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:57:00

The hazards of fishing a-mag

It must’ve rained last night because there are squirrels and ducks and birds (oh, my!) in my backyard, foraging for the worms and insects the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2009 13:56:00

The solution is the Constitution

William Horning thinkrepublic@att.net A constitutional republic needs citizens with a good general education in order to survive, but we should not be happy about our children going ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/27/2009 15:32:00

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