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Search for the next Miss Teen Ellis County

If you have never been married and are between the ages of 13 and 18, applications are now being accepted for the title of 2010 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2009 10:45:00

Check out When Grandma Goes to Court | 1Funny.com

http://1funny.com/when-grandma-goes-to-court/ ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2009 10:44:00

TSA Announces $6 Million for Airport Surveillance at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2009/0925d.shtm ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2009 10:42:00

Warrants re-called on former news editor

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DALLAS COUNTY – Former Ellis County Press news editor, Joey Dauben, arrested Monday, Sept. 14 at his home in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/25/2009 12:08:00

Ellis County terror suspect arrested

DALLAS - Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, 19, a  Jordanian citizen living and working in Italy, Texas illegally, was charged with "attempting to use a weapon of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 17:35:00

1st Annual Wheels Auto & Motorcycle Show, Oct 3.

DeSoto – Custom and classic cars from across the D/FW Metroplex will roll into DeSoto, Texas on Saturday, Oct. 3, for the 1st Annual Wheels Auto ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 15:51:00

Municipal Judge Resigns

 WAXAHACHIE - Municipal judge Sylvia Lopez- Beaver, amongst facing public criticism, officially resigned as of Wednesday, Sept.23, effective as of Sept.20. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 15:20:00

Supplemental income for appellate judges questioned

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Ellis County – Last week commissioners approved a 3-1 vote to voluntarily send a supplemental income to the Tenth Court of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:52:00

Garrett to hold tax increase election

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press GARRETT - According to Julie Featherston, city secretary, the city will hold an election this November to increase their sales tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:51:00

City lowers tax rate while stressing tough economic times

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Due to the economic hardships faced by many, the city of Waxahachie spent hours grueling over the new proposed ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:51:00

1st West Nile death is Best Southwest resident

STAFF REPORTS The Ellis County Press DUNCANVILLE – A Best Southwest resident is the first West Nile Virus death for the 2009 season. Dallas County health officials ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:50:00

Waxahachie comes from behind topping Lancaster, 35-20

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN Ellis County Press Sports LANCASTER – After a week’s rest, the Waxahachie Indians traveled to Lancaster to face the Tigers who had just claimed a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:47:00

Civic Academy keeps citizens in the know

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DESOTO – While car trouble kept me away for a week during our much anticipated trip to the police station, my ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:46:00

Rained out Car Show becomes a Concert

Rained out Car Show becomes a Concert, starring the SHURFLOW Band from Austin in Dallas this past Saturday, Sept. 12, to benefit the Hope Community ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:42:00

For Veterans Appreciation Day

By Carol Grey Honza   November is traditionally a time to honor all our Veterans. This year will be no exception!  The annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 10:49:00

DPS investigator shot in Dallas Monday night

A DPS officer was shot Monday night as he assisted the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force with serving an arrest warrant at an apartment complex ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2009 10:12:00

Taxpayers hoodwinked: freeway bonds steered to toll roads

(Austin, TX - September 21, 2009)  Rick Perry's Texas Department of Transportation  is about to launch Texans headlong into a similar financial crisis that caused ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2009 14:38:00

Here come the energy police

'Google PowerMeter' means regulation of your private home By Dr. Jerome R. Corsi© 2009 RedAlert.WND.com   With the Obama administration in power and Google on the loose, Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2009 14:28:00

Dell to acquire Perot Systems for almost $4 billion

Dell to acquire Perot Systems ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2009 12:51:00

Awareness of and Taking Action against a Furtive Killer

Black Mountain, NC, September 18, 2009 - It would take a nuclear weapon, detonated miles above the Earth’s atmosphere, to knock out the country’s entire ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2009 11:12:00

Citizen Corps News Weekly Digest

This Citizen Corps News Weekly Digest is provided by FEMA's Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities announced by federal ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 12:17:00

Joe Wilson and immigration groups stop illegals from free healthcare

Trying to quell a conservative uproar over his healthcare agenda, President Obama has proposed barring illegal immigrants from a possible government-arranged health insurance marketplace -- ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 12:15:00

Comptroller to evaluate public schools academic accountability and financial data

AUSTIN— In an effort to improve academic achievement and encourage more effective use of public education dollars, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will conduct a study ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 12:08:00

ECRP Open Meeting

The Ellis County Republican Party will host an open meeting at the Chamber of Commerce at 102 YMCA Drive in Waxahachie at 7 p.m. on ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 12:07:00

Northwood University holds 9/11 memorial recognizing local military, first responders

CEDAR HILL – Northwood University Women’s Soccer Coach Tyler Powell has seen the selflessness and sacrifice of America’s military and first responders firsthand, since his ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 11:59:00

Texas unemployment rate remains well below national rate

AUSTIN — The Texas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.0 percent in August, up from 7.9 percent a month ago, and continued to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 11:55:00

U.S. Naval Academy to hold admissions information forum

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Admissions officials from the U.S. Naval Academy will present an Admissions Information Forum for interested middle and high school students.  The event ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 11:52:00

NRCS Texas announces sign-up for new Conservation Stewardship Program

TEMPLE  - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist for Texas, Don Gohmert recently announced a sign-up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 11:38:00

County burn ban lifted

Following several days of heavy, soaking rains, Ellis County Commissioners convened in a specially-called meeting to rescind a ban on outdoor burning. The ban, declared ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/18/2009 11:31:00

Childrens Hospital honored several former patients

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press DALLAS – Childrens Hospital celebrated Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Friday, Sept. 11 by honoring several former patients who are now cancer ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:59:00

Commissioners in uproar over F-150 purchase

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – County commissioners unanimously approved the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department to purchase a new Ford F-150 for the amount ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:13:00

Former ECP editor arrested

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press PLYMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Joseph Glen Dauben, 28, publisher of popular blog, The Ellis County Observer, and for-mer news editor of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:12:00

County sets tax rate

STAFF REPORT WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the tax rate for the 2009/2010 fiscal year in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:12:00

Chamber to host customer service workshop Sept. 23

The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Customer Service Workshop from 8 – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Midlothian Conference Center. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:12:00

Arlington Sportsman Club Hosts DeSoto Chambers 1st Annual Sporting Clays Shoot

DeSoto– The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce will host its 1st annual Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, September 26 at the Arlington Sportsman Club. Registration begins ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:11:00

Firemen Remember 9/11

TIA MOGGED The Ellis County Press Ferris fireman braved the rainy weather and paid tribute to fallen comrades by displaying equipment and an American flag on an ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:10:00

VIVA DESOTO

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press Saturday’s rain did not stop DeSoto’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day. Area residents enjoyed various entertainment including ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:09:00

Road Resurfacing

TIA MOGGED The Ellis County Press Road workers had traffic backed up for a short period of time on Wednesday, Sept. 9 on Central Street in Ferris. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:07:00

Will Obama greet Muslims on Capitol Hill?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=684692 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 14:43:00

Former Cop Faces Porn, Prostitution Charges

Michael Meissner ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2009 09:56:00

Ellis County Observer publisher Joey Dauben has been arrested in Plymouth, New Hampshire

Ellis County Observer publisher Joey Dauben has been arrested in Plymouth, New Hampshire and is currently being held by Plymouth police department. Bail is reportedly set ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 22:26:00

Your Family Documents

Your Family Documents ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:59:00

Largest high school essay contest opens for 2009-10

 "BEING AN AMERICAN" ESSAY CONTEST FOCUSES ON AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP   Students and Their Teachers Compete for Cash Prizes Up to $5,000; Nearly $200,000 and 54 All-Expenses Paid Trips ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:57:00

Celebrate the Constitution by Becoming an Activist

By John W. WhiteheadSeptember 14, 2009 “I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state; ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:52:00

Drive Clean Across TX Hybrid SUV Contest Ends Sunday

 Last Call for Entries to Win a Low-Emission SUV   (Austin, TX) – The federal government’s Cash for Clunkers program has come and gone, but drivers in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:44:00

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples to speak to chamber

The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce will host State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Monday, Sept. 21, at a special Chamber luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:37:00

Rising Calls for President Obama To Apologize To The Nation

The national non-partisan immigration enforcement organization known as ALIPAC is calling on President Barack Obama to publicly apologize to the Congress, media, and the entire ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:28:00

Road Closures

The following weather related road closures are as follows : Neck Rd East of FM 813 about a 1/2 of a mile at the bridge has ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:12:00

Flood warning

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a flood warning for the following areas: Trinity River in Texas.  Trinity River, near Rosser,  affecting Ellis and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 12:05:00

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 5

AUSTIN – Secretary of State Hope Andrade is reminding Texans that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment election is ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2009 11:56:00

40th Anniversary Celebration UPDATE

 The city of Glenn Heights 40th Anniversary event has had major changes due to the weather. "Unfortunately, the weather has caused some major changes to the three day ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 17:51:00

Battle of the Badges Softball tournament canceled

The Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12,  has been canceled. The bad weather has made the fields too wet to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 17:46:00

Movie in the Park

The Movie in the Park scheduled for Saturday, Sept.12, has been canceled due to the inclement weather. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 16:00:00

Class action suit accuses law firm of swindling property owners

    By David Yates Gilbert AdamsIn the eyes of some home owners there seems to be a collection force worse than the IRS: lawyers hired by burdened ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 15:58:00

DPS arrests trooper for illegal activity

Texas Rangers today arrested a Boerne trooper on felony drug charges after a month-long joint investigation conducted by the Rangers, the DPS Criminal Investigation Division ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 15:52:00

New Book Guides Readers through Vocation and Purpose

MIDLOTHIAN, TX – Before age thirty, Midlothian author Wendy A.W. Berthelsen had already co-authored and even presented pioneering research at an international symposium in Europe. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 10:13:00

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to Texas Open Meetings Act

Court declares case moot, leaves intact lower court ruling upholding the Act ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/11/2009 10:06:00

Local insurer Tom Montgomery calls President Obama "a liar,"offended by assertions in Obama speech, asks Congressman Zack Space to vote against health care bill

  Zanesville - Tom Montgomery has been insuring Ohioans for 35 years and has never once dropped a policy because a patient became sick.   "It's an out ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 15:13:00

Private Sector Preparedness Tip for the Week of 9/8/09

Local insurer Tom Montgomery calls President Obama "a liar,"offended by assertions in Obama speech, asks Congressman Zack Space to vote against health care bill   Zanesville - ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 14:53:00

Gov. Perry announces highly skilled ranger recon teams as Texas latest efforts to enhance border security

   Urges federal government to approve request for National Guard resources along border   HOUSTON – In the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the state’s southern ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 14:49:00

Sept.11 Blood Drive

Join the race where everyone wins! Waxahachie Fire & Police Departments BLOOD DRIVE  Friday , Sept.11 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Red Cross Bus 515 W. Main Street (Sims Library)  Hosted by: Waxahachie Fire and ... Full story

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

Pubic hearings held with no public comment

Three public hearings in Commissioners’ Court passed without public comment on Monday, Sept. 8.             First up was a proposed archive fee of five dollars to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:48:00

Dems healthcare compromises mislead public

Dems' healthcare 'compromises' mislead public ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:05:00

Obama health care plan would hurt ranching families

  Fort Worth, Texas - The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama rallied Congress for support ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:59:00

Auction ready to raise funds for community garden

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER – Pamela McQueen, Wilmer resident, brought up the idea for a community garden months back at a town hall meeting. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:58:00

2 found slain in DeSoto

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press DESOTO – Police are sear-ching for a lead in the shooting deaths of two homicide victims. About 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:58:00

DeSoto council approves $40,000 purchase for library

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press DESOTO – The DeSoto City Council voted to approve a $40,000 purchase to decrease removal of unauthorized materials from DeSoto Public ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:57:00

Constable finally seeing day in court

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Ennis – Constable Ben Fry, R- Ennis, is set to go on trial after several months of dodging on Oct. 5 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:57:00

Therapeutic Riding of Texas is more than a family outing

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL – For Tammy Stewart, participating in Therapeutic Riding of Texas is more than a family outing, it’s a life-changing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:53:00

$15,436,170 in pot confiscated

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ENNIS - Ellis County Sher-iff’s Department continued its crackdown across the county busting 9,690 marijuana plants from a wooded area near ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:52:00

Lancaster Legends and Legacy

A milk wagon is part of the ‘Your Dallas’ series at the Old Red Museum. The exhibit will explore various cities of Dallas County that ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:50:00

Enough to Make Your Blood Boil

By Carter Clews Chris Edwards, the Cato Institute's top maven on federal budget issues, has just published a highly revealing article on federal pay scales ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:32:00

Commissioner Staples awards $552,400 in grants to create new pathways to the workforce

Pilot program paves way for career training for high school students AUSTIN —Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today the Texas Department of Agriculture has approved ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:28:00

Governors Declare Support for Hutchison Bill to Jam Illegal Prison Cell Phones

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty of the nation’s governors released a letter declaring support for bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:26:00

Obamacare Will Put Planned Parenthood Clinics Inside Public Schools

As America processes the president’s health care reform speech last night, the American Family Association is drawing attention to a little-noticed provision in H.R. 3200, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 09:25:00

Custody of five starving horses awarded

SPCA of Texas Awarded Custody of Five Starving Horses Seized on September 2, 2009 (LANCASTER, TX/McKINNEY, TX); September 9, 2009-Judge Valencia ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/09/2009 18:23:00

I-20 Ramp to I-35 Will Be Closed Sunday Night For Repair

 DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation is allowing the ramp from I-20 eastbound to I-35E northbound to be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/09/2009 17:52:00

Legislature Transfers Discount Health Care Card Program

 Texas Department of Insurance to Regulate Industry   AUSTIN- Beginning April 1, 2010, over two and a half million discount health care card carrying Texans will turn ... Full story

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

New Homestead Exemption Offers Relief for Disabled Veterans

  By Susan Combs Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Texas state government is doing the right thing by offering a new tax exemption to a group ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2009 10:49:00

10 Cool Free Software Apps

New Homestead Exemption Offers Relief for Disabled Veterans By Susan Combs Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Texas state government is doing the right thing by ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2009 10:47:00

Governments Nov. 30 deadline-to-close requires starting purchase process now

Builders slate free info session to help public earn $8,000 tax credit               (DALLAS, TX – Sept. 8, 2009) – Would you spend two hours ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2009 10:37:00

Putting together a family preparedness plan for disasters or emergencies

DENTON, Texas -- Putting together a family preparedness plan for disasters or emergencies can serve you well in any circumstance. Whether you are facing a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2009 10:34:00

Texas Should Replace Bilingual Education

  English is the language of opportunity in the United States and Texas. To ensure a bright future for all Texans, teaching English effectively and as ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2009 10:21:00

DPS, Ellis and Navarro counties bust huge marijuana operations

DPS officers, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office found two large marijuana farms in Ellis and Navarro counties Thursday. The ... Full story

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

Lone Star Ag Credit Sponsors Public Speaking Contest

  Dallas, Texas - Lone Star, ACA (Lone Star Ag Credit), the premier ag-lender in Texas, is proud to sponsor the State Fair of Texas Public ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2009 10:14:00

Obama Violates Federal Law to Indoctrinate Your Children

Washington, DC – In what many analysts believe is both an unprecedented and wildly inappropriate partisan move, President Obama has announced that on Tuesday, Sept. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2009 16:53:00

Superintendents Town Hall Meeting Sept. 24

WHO? YOU, Parents, Guardians, Citizens, Stakeholders, Superintendent Horace Williams, CHISD Board Members CHISD Administrators WHAT? Public Forum WHEN? Thursday, Sept. 24 WHERE? CHISD Ninth Grade ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2009 11:19:00

Writing a Winning Business Plan

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: 09/04/2009 11:14:00

DPS adds two to Top 10 Most Wanted list

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added two fugitives to the Top 10 Most Wanted list. The fugitives on the list are wanted for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2009 11:13:00

BAD SEED: ACORN Pushing to Disarm Americans

Criminologists say it’s human nature. With each time one breaks the law and gets away with it, the instinct to do it again grows stronger. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2009 11:11:00

Red Oak ISD will not be broadcasting presidents address

On Sept. 8, President Obama will be delivering an address to the Nation’s students.After careful consideration, Red Oak ISD will not be broadcasting this address ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2009 11:08:00

Pulling the Trigger on ObamaCare

By Robert Romano As bipartisan negotiations in the Senate have failed to trick Republicans into supporting a vigorous government-run takeover of the entire health care system, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2009 11:04:00

Judge aware of suspect for 13 years

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – Nearly 15 years of waiting, a family will finally see justice served. During the week of Aug. 16, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:18:00

Ferris moms son helps build COLBERT treadmill

FERRIS – Mothers like to brag on their children’s accomplishments, but Tracy Chesney of Ferris can honestly say her son’s work is out of this ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:15:00

Labor Day Holiday delays trash disposal

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DeSoto – Due to the Labor Day holiday, DeSoto’s solid waste contactor, Duncan Disposal, will be delayed in observance with the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:15:00

Special council election Nov. 3

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - Councilman Dusty Fryer’s resignation was accepted by the council last Tuesday, Aug. 25. Fryer, whose main reason for retiring ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:14:00

“Some children have no desks...”

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press WILMER – After Wilmer-Hutchins School District fell to bankruptcy years ago, parents were forced to relocate their children to surrounding districts. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:11:00

DeSoto nearly upsets Cedar Hill, 44-41

JENNIFER MULHAUSEN The Ellis County Press Cedar Hill – DeSoto traveled to Cedar Hill Saturday to take on the Longhorns in the highly anticipated "Battle of Beltline" ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:06:00

SPCA of Texas and Hutchens Police Department Seize Five Starving Horses from Boarding Stable in Dallas County

(DALLAS COUNTY, TX/McKINNEY, TX); September 2, 2009--Under the authority of the Hutchens Police Department, the SPCA of Texas seized five horses on Wednesday, September 2, from a property in ... Full story

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

TSA Reminds Summer Travelers to be Prepared for Security

TSA Reminds Summer Travelers to be Prepared for Security ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2009 09:51:00

Kinky Friedman To Announce For Texas Governor

Kinky Friedman To Announce For Texas Governor   Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, Kinky Friedman will tour the state formally announcing his candidacy for Governor of Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2009 09:48:00

Why Wont Healthcare Workers Take The Swine Flu Vaccine?

  Expert Reveals How Vaccinations Can Actually Fuel Pandemic   According to a study released August 26, 2009 by the British Medical Journal, more than half of Hong Kong’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2009 09:47:00

Loss of Democrats Support Helps Bring Obama Job Approval Down to 42%

Several Core Constituencies Souring on Obama Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests for Zogby International President and CEO John Zogby to Stephanie DeVries at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2009 09:45:00

Ellis County

Ferris Sept. 15 Criminal Trespass in Habitation/super fund site, 2500 block FM 780, suspect knowingly and intentionally trespassed inside the premises of a critical infrastructure facility without ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:06:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces Aug. 31 Wanda Lue Powers vs. Thomas Arden Cotton Powers Sept. 1 Stacy Marie Petty vs. Buck Keith Petty Yolanda Nicole Yells vs. Kristopher John-Wesley Yells Tracy Lynne McClung vs. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:42:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Aug. 14 – 21 Maximino Bello-Mancera and Tiffanie Ochoa Jose Cardona Campos and Annette Cabrera Victor Alfonso Camposano and Noemi Vargas Yanez Andres Contreras and Maria I. Deanda Steven Scott ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:42:00

Ellis County

Ennis Aug. 26 Criminal Mischief, 1200 block Oilfield Road, unknown suspect caused damage to complainant’s mailbox with a blunt object, $30.00 Theft>$50,500 block Holler Lane, suspect unlawfully ... Full story

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

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

TAX suits Aug. 3 – 14 Midlothian ISD, Ellis County, City of Midlothian vs. Unique Pools and Spa, a TX Corporation MISD, Ellis County, City of Midlothian emergency ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:46:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept.15 - 21 Lucas D. Filio,w/m,19,Wilmer PD warrant, Capias Debra R. Touchstone, w/f,49, Wilmer PD warrant, Capias Welcome Williams III, b/m,38, warrant Johnnie Lee French II, b/m , 28,warrant Christopher ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:06:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrest Sept. 8 – 14 Daniel G. Critz, w/m, 24, Wilmer PD, warrants (3) Russell D. Dunn Jr., w/m, 30, Wilmer PD, warrants (6) Brittany Ann Barry, w/f, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:42:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 1 Misty D. Gaither, 35, w/f, Wilmer PD warrant Glenn M. Wafer, 45, w/m, disorderly conduct Abdul R. Karriem Jr., 21, b/m, Hutchins warrants x4 Matthew Lagos, 31, ... Full story

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

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 25 David Ray Hodo, w/m, 50, Wilmer PD warrant Michael V. Lewis, b/m, 38, Wilmer PD warrant Aug. 26 Everado Andrade, w/m, 20, Wilmer PD warrants Aug. 27 Christopher ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:46:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 8 –10 Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse, Warrant Arrest, 700 block Sycamore Burglary of Vehicle, Officers dispatched, 1200 block Sycamore CID Advisory, Warrant Arrest, 900 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:41:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 31 Fraud deceptive act of credit service, 200 block N. College Sept. 1 Found property, 600 block Cornell Cruelty to animals, 500 block Clark Ln. Sept. 2 Unauthorized use of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:11:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

INCIDENTS Aug.31 Theft>=$50<$500, 200 block N College St, dispatched to the PD lobby in reference to a theft that occurred Assault, 300 block Kirven, officers made two arrests ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:45:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 7 – 14 - Continued from last week Traffic, 100 block E. Ovilla Rd. Accident-minor, State Highway 342 Traffic, Lenard St. N Traffic, Ovilla Rd. Traffic, 2600 block FM 2377 Traffic, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:05:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 7 – 14 Bobby J. Anderson, 24, speeding, no motor vehicle liability insurance, violate driver license restriction, violate promise to appear x4, open container (warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:41:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 31 – Sept. 7 Alan Avila, 18, aggravated robbery (on view arrest) Mark E. Davis, 27, driving while intoxicated (instanter arrest) Ryan D. Hassell, 33, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:11:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 24- 31 Lance N. Boyett, 37, expired operator’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia Craig A. Davidson, 24, theft Mark E. Davis, 27, driving while intoxicated Monica D. Diaz, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:45:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26 Deanna Dorosky, w/f, 40, possession of dangerous drug Aug. 28 Derek Young, w/m, 34, assault family violence Sept. 2 Carol Anderson, w/f, 44, driving while intoxicated 2nd, unauthorized ... Full story

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

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 26- 31 James Richard Nale Jr., w/m, 37, public intoxication Alfonso Castillo-Rodriquez, h/m, 51, public intoxication Eric Timothy Edwards, b/m,49, assault, family violence Juan Carlos Avila , h/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:44:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 14 - 20 House & Building Checks 80 Neighborhood Checks 148 Alarms 6 Ems/Fire 1 Motorist Assists 2 Suspicious Person Or Vehicle 5 Traffic Assignments 4 Traffic ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:05:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 30 – Sept. 6 House & building checks 93 Neighborhood checks 173 Alarms 4 EMS/Fire 5 Motorist assists 2 Suspicious person or vehicle 6 Traffic assignments 9 Traffic stops 22 Traffic citations 7 Other ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 24-30 House and Building Checks 76 Neighborhood Checks 147 Alarms 3 EMS/Fire 4 Motorist Assists 1 911 Hang Ups 2 Suspicious person or vehicle 8 Traffic Assignments 8 Traffic Stops 10 Traffic Citations 0 Other ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:44:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 6 Michael Christopher, b/m, warrants x2 Travis Springer, b/m, delivery of dangerous drug, possession of controlled substance pg1 4g<200g ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:04:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 6 – 12 Keith Alan Prewitt, w/m, 46, driving while intoxicated, 1st Arthur Richard Hamilton, b/m, 56, Arlington PD warrant (2), no valid inspection sticker, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:40:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 30 – Sept. 5 Christopher Lee Jessup, w/m, 21, intoxication assault Darrin Scott Benedict, w/m, 43, burglary of vehicle Shanna Lynne Underwood, w/f, 31, criminal mischief greater ... Full story

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

Midlothian Police Rerports

INCIDENTS Aug. 23 –Aug. 29 Accident Major 1 Accident Minor 3 Animal Complaint 18 Assault 4 Burglary 7 Credit/Debit card abuse 1 Criminal Mischief 4 Disturbance (civil) 2 Driving While Intoxicated 1 Drunk Person 2 Found/lost property ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:43:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 14 - 20 Jamasa Santell , b/f, 35, Cedar Hill and DeSoto warrants Rigoberto Munoz, w/m, 33, Waxahachie Police Department warrant Kenneth V. Sanders, b/m, 22, unauthorized ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:04:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 10 –13 Alejandro Sandoval Marquez, w/h/m, 37, Irving PD warrant(s) Willie Angus Woods Jr., b/m, 57, 200 block NB Kinfolk Rd., driving while intoxicated arrest Incidents Sept. 10 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:40:00

Italy Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 4 Juan Melara, h/m, 35, driving while intoxicated Sept. 5 Donald Gary Fuhhr, 51, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz. Incidents Aug. 31 Threat, 100 block LR Campbell Road Sept. ... Full story

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

Italy Police Reports

INCIDENTS Aug. 24-30 Theft, 200 block East Main Street False alarm or report, 500 block Venice Credit Card Abuse, 100 block Wood Vehicle Damage, 386 South Bound IH 35 E Theft, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:43:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 14 - 20 Martin Yanez Portugal, h/m, 47, warrants Eric Fabian Bullock, b/m, 52, warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia Elmer Ray Gipson, b/m, 56, warrants Shawn ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:04:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 11 – 17 Brian Jones, e/m, 23, Arlington PD warrant Derrick Greer, d/m, 27, Glenn Heights PD warrant Kenneth Long, w/m, 39, Glenn Heights PD warrant, Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:03:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 28 Rex A. Ivey, m, 56, Glenn Heights PD warrants Aug. 29 Efrem D. Williams, m, 45, Glenn Heights PD warrants Corbin K. Massey, m, 20, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:40:00

Garrett Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 9 Covered Ellis County Sheriff’s Office on a Sick Person call at FM 879 at I-45 Service Road. Sept. 13 Loose dog complaint 100 block of Holly ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:03:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept.10-23 Joshua O’Neal Wilson, 24, b/m, Dallas warrant, Britanny Barry, 21, w/f, Ferris PD warrants Sarah L. Orr, 24, w/f, Ellis County Texas Crime Information Center warrant Scott L ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:39:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 27-30 Velma A Peterson, b/f, 44, forgery Jorge Morales Hernandez, w/m, 23, no drivers license Rhonda J. Jackson, b/f, 40, Dallas Sheriff Office Texas Crime and Information ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:42:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 15 Cynthia Salas, 37, w/f, traffic Diane King, 51, w/f, possession controlled substance, possession drug paraphernalia, possession dangerous drug Kevin Lipscomb, 51, w/m, possession drug paraphernalia John Bess, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:02:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 8 Ronnie Lane Jr., b/m, 30, no driver’s license Kerry Gerich, w/m, 25, possession of marijuana, unauthorized use of motor vehicle Silverio Ochoa, w/m, 22, no ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:39:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 1 Mohammed Haque, 31, w/m, credit card or debit card abuse JC Beasley, 64, b/m, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility Juan Cardenas, 20, ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 28-31 Orduno Alexander, w/m, 18, no seat belt and cut across drive Jose Perez, w/m,24, interfere with emergency call Laura Salazar, w/f, 26, no drivers license, display ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:42:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Sept. 6 - 12 Franklin Eugene Hicks, b/m, 61, warrant Duante Martinez Johnson, b/m, 30, assault causing bodily injury, family violence Chenier Rotise Mathews, b/f, 33, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:02:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 31-Sept. 5 Dennis Lee Gilmore, b/m, 36, driving while license invalid Latresa M. Mccaulie, b/f, 18, expired driver’s license Robert Earl West, b/m, 57, assault causing bodily ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:38:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 23-29 Angelica Jean Boswell, w/f, 18, Warrant Tunesha Lashe Robinson, b/f, 20, warrant Carlos Lamon Leggett, b/m, 35, warrant Vanzell Johnson, b/m, 45, driving while license invalid Alice Colleen ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:41:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Sept. 6 - 13 Possession of controlled substance, 1200 block of S. Cedar Hill Rd. Driving while license invalid, 900 block of N. Cedar Hill Rd. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:01:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Retraction The Thursday, July 30 edition of The Ellis County Press incorrectly listed Daryl Jay Seidler under the arrests for Cedar Hill during the week of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:36:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Aug. 22-29 Martin Mendoza Jr., w/m, 23, warrant Javier Ivan Mendoza, w/m, 30, warrant Alma Martinez Vorrhees, w/f, 52, property theft >=$50<$500 Latayshell Trevett Griggs, b/f, 18, unauthorized use ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:07:00

City of Wilmer - PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:07:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 17 and 24, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:55:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, Sept. 10 and 17, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutc-hins City Council will hold a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:54:00

Hutchins Economic Development Corporation

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept.10 and 17, 2009 PUBLIC NOTICE Hutchins Economic Development Corporation Hutchins, Texas Notice is hereby given that the Hutchins ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:54:00

Solon Place Self Storage - Public Sale of Storage Unit Contents

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 10 and 17, 2009 Solon Place Self Storage, 301 Amanda Lane, Waxahachie, Texas pursuant to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:43:00

NOTICE TO ABATE NUISANCE

Published in The Ellis County Press one time Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 NOTICE TO ABATE NUISANCE LOCATION OF PUBLIC NUISANCE 1119 HART AVE., WILMER, TX 75172 232 THORNE ST., ... Full story

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

ORDINANCE NO. 09-0903

Published in The Ellis County Press one time Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 ORDINANCE NO. 09-0903 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER, TEXAS, AMENDING ORDINANCE 12.6.88, THE ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:16:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, Sept. 10 and 17, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins City Council will hold a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:16:00

Hutchins Economic Development Corporation

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept.10 and 17, 2009 PUBLIC NOTICE Hutchins Economic Development Corporation Hutchins, Texas Notice is hereby given that the Hutchins ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:15:00

Solon Place Self Storage Public Sale of Storage Units Contents

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 10 and 17, 2009 Solon Place Self Storage, 301 Amanda Lane, Waxahachie, Texas pursuant to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:14:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:39:00

Frank Prasifka and Sons Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:37:00

Willis Fields, Sr.

Oct. 27, 1931 - Aug. 28, 2009 WAXAHACHIE - Willis Fields, Sr., 77, passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2009 10:07:00

C. Ray Talkington

Aug. 24, 2009 FERRIS - C. Ray Talkington passed away Monday, Aug. 24, at the age of 81. Ray is survived by a daughter and son-in-law ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:28:00

Dont let Debbie Downer get you down

Annette Bridges www.annettebridges.com There seems to be one in every crowd — the naysayer, the voice of doom, the predictor of bad tidings. Debbie Downer or ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:00:00

Battles are won or lost before any fighting begins; His truth is not for the weak and timid

This week we are going to continue with the subject of spiritual warfare and be dealing with the subject of wise preparations. Battles are won ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:00:00

Who says you cant go back?

I’ve always been told you can’t go back. Things can never be exactly the way they were. This is because the nature of life is ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:36:00

Talk to the Lord, dont tell God what to do, He is your Commander

This week we will continue with spiritual warfare and look into the most important aspect of the whole thing, and that is The Commander. We ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:35:00

We should have a biblical work ethic

"Thou shalt not steal." (Exodus 20:15) God’s Word tells us that anytime we take anything belonging to someone else or withhold that which rightly belongs to ... Full story

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

However strong your defenses are today, stay the same, an adversary will knock your fortress down

This week we are continuing with the subject of Spiritual Warfare and we are going to look at a collection warfare truths. * We must ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:27:00

Local artist paints for city

LANCASTER – Lancaster is lucky Jer Giles, noted area Muralist and Decorative Artist, gets involved in community projects like 4th Annual Oktoberfest, the Fall Festival ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:12:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. DeSoto Saturday, Oct. 3 DeSoto Community Garage Sale The DeSoto Senior Activity Center Community Garage Sale will be on Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 12:10:00

FUMC Blood Drive: Thinking

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press RED OAK – Founders Day and homecoming celebrations brought a slew of attendees Saturday, Sept. 19. Area residents participated in a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:55:00

Big Brothers Big Sisters ignite drive

CEDAR HILL - Big Brothers Big Sisters has embarked on a campaign to enlist 45 mentors in 45 days aptly named "45 mentors in 45 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:54:00

Oktoberfest Celebrations less than a month away

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press LANCASTER – Less than a month remains before Lanc-aster’s fourth annual Okto-berfest Celebrations. Members of the Lancaster Historical Society have worked diligently ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:54:00

New, Custom and Classic Car Show scheduled for Oct. 3

DESOTO – Custom and classic cars from across the D/FW Metroplex will roll into DeSoto, Texas on Saturday, Oct. 3 for the 1st Annual Wheels ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:53:00

G.H. 40th Anniversary Family Festival goes on despite rain

GLENN HEIGHTS – Perseverance can describe the City of Glenn Heights’ first 40 years. Nestled in between several neighboring cities and encompassing both Ellis and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:52:00

What moms are made of

From all accounts, when I was a little girl, I was, like most little girls, made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Of course, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:56:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Cedar Hill Tuesday, Sept. 22 One year anniversary of the award winning municipal building Cedar Hill residents can join in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:55:00

County-wide prescription program being considered

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL – During the Tuesday, Sept. 8 city council meeting Dallas County Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield made a presentation regarding the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:16:00

Lancaster neighborhood floods

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press LANCASTER – Weekend rains resulted in flash flooding into some Lancaster neighborhoods forcing officers to close streets and notify residents about ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:16:00

DeSoto police identify homicide victims

STAFF REPORTS The Ellis County Press DESOTO – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, police identified the two men found shot to death in a Toyota sedan about 2:30 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:15:00

Chamber Night Out held at Regions Bank­

Cedar Hill– The Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce held its August Chamber Night Out at Regions Bank on Thursday, Aug. 13. The bank decorated their ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:14:00

Ennis downtown merchants to host Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival

Ennis – The 8th annual Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival will be held Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in downtown Ennis. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2009 16:14:00

School supply snafu

The traditional school year is starting again. This year, like every other year, I fall into the school supply trap. You’d think I’d know better ... Full story

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

Rotarians donate $13,500 bike rally funds locally

CEDAR HILL – On Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Rotary Club of Cedar Hill was delighted to have the opportunity to distribute $13,500 of the money ... Full story

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

Best Southwest accepting associate memberships

BETHANY BERRY The Ellis County Press BEST SOUTHWEST – For more than 30 years the Best Southwest Partnership has worked together in addressing significant issues and initiatives ... Full story

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

Lancaster Legends and Legacy Exhibit runs thru Nov. 1

Dallas County, along with the city of Lancasters Visitor Bureau invite you to experience Lancasters rich history from 1843 to Present at their gallery exhibit ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:36:00

DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Roast of Ruben Esquivel to be held Sept. 12

DESOTO – DeSoto Chamber of Commerce is adding a new face to its annual Roast and Toast event. The Chamber is rolling out the red ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:36:00

HILCOs Operation Round Up® Grants funding to local organizations

Operation Round Up® is a program in which residential members of HILCO Electric Cooperative, Inc. sign up to voluntarily have their electric bills rounded upward ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:35:00

State Rep. Jim Pitts to address Midlothian Chamber Sept. 9

MIDLOTHIAN – 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. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:35:00

Ellis County youth participate in Texas Wildlife Leadership Camps

Zach Boykin participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June and July. He was among 151 high school students that took part in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:34:00

Ryan T. Rhodes

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Ryan T. Rhodes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Airmen who complete basic training ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:34:00

Matthew D. Jones

PALMER - Army Pvt. Matthew D. Jones has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Matthew and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:33:00

Chance T. Compton

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Chance T. Compton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:33:00

Dodd - Hildebrand

RED OAK - Natalie Jean Dodd and Christopher Alan Hildebrand were united in marriage on Saturday, July 18 at 6 p.m. in Ellis Chapel at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:32:00

Waxahachie night with the Texas Rangers

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its annual Waxahachie Night with the Texas Rangers on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:29:00

MAAG to begin new year

Darleene Denbow It’s time for another MAAG year and this new year of 2009-10 will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and will end in May 2010. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:29:00

Decision loops

It has been my observation that there is a new trend sweeping the nation. No, it’s not a new kind of music complete with a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2009 14:28:00

Is this really Whats best for America?

Voting and passing the HR2454 bill should NOT have been a Democrat-Republican issue, instead, it should have been a "What’s best for America" decision. This so-called ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:59:00

Double standard in Red Oak

Dear Editor and Chief of Police, While attending a football game between Whitehouse and Red Oak this past Friday night my wife, who is the official ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:59:00

Largest Founders Day ever

MELANIE PETERSEN The Ellis County Press RED OAK– With 86 entries in this year’s Homecoming/Founders Day parade and 105 vendor booths this was the largest Founders Day ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/24/2009 11:58:00

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