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Register to vote

Last day to register to vote for the primaries on March 2 is Monday! For an application visit here: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp Then simply print and mail ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2010 15:39:00

Meet and Greet

Candidate for county treasurer Cheryl Chambers will be hosting a meet and greet at the Waxahachie Country Club from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.2. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/30/2010 15:20:00

$15,000 reward offered for information about abducted Oklahoma girl, kidnapper

   A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lester William Hobbs, 46. Hobbs is suspected in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 17:51:00

Around and About …

                                                                                 … By Joe Johnson   Feb., 2010 – February is the month featuring Valentine’s Day, Love, Black History Month, and the Lancaster Chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon! ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:55:00

The Army is converting its brigades from Cold War skills to those more relevant to the 21st Century.

The Army is converting its brigades from Cold War skills to those more relevant to the 21st Century. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:51:00

Small Business Development Center Seminars

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: 01/29/2010 11:50:00

Apple iPOD

Apple iPOD ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:47:00

he Navy celebrates its first female commander of a carrier strike group.

he Navy celebrates its first female commander of a carrier strike group. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:45:00

Winning Broader Support Seen as More Important Than Majority Rule

UTICA, NY - A majority (53%) of U.S. adults does not support eliminating the U.S. Senate rule that requires 60 votes to close debate and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:43:00

Attorney General Abbott Charges BlueHippo Funding With Consumer Finance Fraud

AG contends Maryland-based company misled low-income customers seeking computers   AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a finance company with violating the Texas Deceptive ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:37:00

Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help Families and Stimulate the Texas Economy

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says a slow economy means more Texas families may qualify to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/29/2010 11:23:00

In the days ahead, what will be the impact of President Obamas first State of the Union address?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Poll.aspx?ekfrm=874334 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 15:16:00

TCEQ HOSTS PUBLIC MEETING ON WATER QUALITY

Four segments of the Trinity River to be discussed The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has scheduled a meeting to update the public on the development ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 15:15:00

ALG Condemns Senate Vote to Increase National Debt

Calls on House to Reject Measure   January 28th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned the U.S. Senate for voting to increase ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 15:11:00

“Where have you been the last year?”

President Obama optimistic, not realistic   WASHINGTON: Congressman Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Wednesday:   “I have now ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:59:00

Halal slaughterhouse mere feet from Ellis County line

JOEY G. DAUBENThe Ellis County Press NAVARRO COUNTY – A slaughterhouse rejected by Ellis County commissioners in November will go south into Navarro County. Commissioners and county ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:17:00

Cop writes 511 traffic tickets in a month

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press PALMER – In December, Palmer Police Department Officer Robert Burross wrote a whopping 511 traffic tickets, or 33.95 percent of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:10:00

Public transportation: City hosting town hall meeting

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DESOTO - Saturday, Jan. 30, the city of Desoto will host a town hall meeting open to every resident who is ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:08:00

Combs Urges North Texans to Reclaim Lost Money

(AUSTIN) — The names of nearly 44,000 North Texas unclaimed property owners are included on the state’s Unclaimed Property List, which will appear in newspapers ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 12:13:00

Americas Tea Party Party Responds to State of the Union Speech

Lancaster, PA (Jan 28, 2010) The fast-growing Constitution Party, America’s ‘Tea Party Party’, is calling President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech a desperate attempt ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 12:11:00

Young couple found shot to death

FERRIS -  A young, unidentified couple, estimated to be in their 20s or early 30s, were found shot in their home Thursday morning, Jan. 28 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 11:19:00

Proposed $1.5 million Mutz Park renovation plans outlined

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS – An estimated $1.5 million will be spent on the renovation of the Mutz Park project according to the jointly ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 11:18:00

Proclamation honors Judge Jackie Miller Jr.

DIANA BUCKLEY Human Resources Director WAXAHACHIE – During a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan.25, Ellis County Commissioners Court issued a proclamation in support of Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 11:17:00

TxDOT Prepared for Potential Snow and Ice

Maintenance crews on alert as winter weather approaches DALLAS COUNTY - Maintenance crews for the Texas Department of Transportation are on alert and paying close attention ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2010 16:36:00

Candidate forum

The Common Sense Conservative Coalition of Ellis County will host it's final Candidate Forum of the 2010 primary season this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2010 12:50:00

Road repair

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be reparing shoulders along F.M. 1387, Wednesday, Jan. 27th. The work will continue into Thursday, Jan.28 if not completed today. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2010 12:37:00

When is it acceptable to engage in civil disobedience?

When is it acceptable to engage in civil disobedience? In this special vodcast, John Whitehead examines the history of civil disobedience and offers viewers a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2010 09:46:00

Texas Gun Show Controversy

  Friday, January 22, 2010   NRA has received many inquiries about reports that the Austin, Texas Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2010 09:43:00

G.I. Bill pays for reserves academy

WAXAHACHIE – A reserve deputy for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is not being paid by county taxes to attend police academy, according to ECSO officials.             Nathan ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 18:10:00

Cities tell feds to lower Lake Bardwell bill

ENNIS – To get water for residents, both Waxahachie and Ennis must negotiate through the federal government’s ownership of Lake Bardwell. To pay for yearly Lake Bardwell maintenance costs, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 18:06:00

Oldest Living Veterans from Ellis County...

By Carol Grey Honza   Notice:  -The Welcome Home – Ennis Honors Her Heroes Committee is in search of the oldest living male Veteran, and the oldest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 17:39:00

FEMA Private Sector Tip of the Week

Create an emergency plan for your organization’s financial and critical records. Click here to develop an emergency financial aid kit: www.operationhope.org/smdev/lf1.php?id=187. (see more tips) ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 17:32:00

Summary of Life

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED: *1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats..2) When your Mum is mad at your ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 17:31:00

North Texas 2010 outlook for major industries

Several North Texas industries are poised to leave 2009 in the dust. Experts offer thoughts on banking, education, health care, real estate and high-tech industries When ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 17:29:00

Hampton Road Baptist Church is gonna be rockin n rollin

Hampton Road Baptist Church is gonna be rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’ when the women’s ministry presents Fabulous Fifties Nite!!! This year’s adult Valentine event for singles ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 17:13:00

66% Support Military Action Against Terrorists in Yemen, Somalia

Majorities See Multiple Motivations for Terrorist Attacks  UTICA, NY - Two-thirds of U.S. adults (66%) agree that the United States should take military action against terrorists ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2010 17:06:00

Railroad Crossings Closed

WAXAHACHIE - Two railroad crossings within the city of Waxahachie are scheduled to be temporarily closed for repairs.  The crossings that will be closed are located on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/25/2010 23:10:00

Gus: Leonard case represents a failure of the criminal justice system

Carroll: ‘Monitoring [probationers] is critical’JOEY G. DAUBENThe Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The race to replace 40th District Court Judge Gene Knize has attracted four Republicans ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:24:00

Bible study now elective

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press AUSTIN – The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1287 authored in 2007 by Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, to mandate bible study ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:22:00

Accident in Red Oak

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press Red Oak Fire and Police Departments Were on the Scene Thursday Jan.14 around 3:30 p.m. when a white Toyota Avalon ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:15:00

Northwood University holding open auditions for Spelling Bee

CEDAR HILL – Northwood University is casting five men and four women in its production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at its ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:00:00

WISD pushes $80 million bond package, stadium upgrade

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – When is a conflict of interest a conflict? Waxahachie school board trustees heard from consultants and experts on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 13:58:00

TxDOT Works on South Central

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press Texas Department of Transportation Crews Working on South Central, also known as Business 45 in Ferris after the winter weather blast ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 13:56:00

Fed on the Hot Seat - Ron Paul on the Ed Show

http://dprogram.net/2009/12/04/video-fed-on-the-hot-seat-ron-paul-on-the-ed-show/ ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/18/2010 21:21:00

U.S. Forces Plan Direct Action Against American Citizens

http://dprogram.net/2009/12/04/greg-everson-warns-u-s-forces-plan-direct-action-against-american-citizens/ There is an event coming in the very near-term future that is going to effect the USA to its very soul,” former Kansas State Trooper ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/18/2010 21:15:00

In-state rates for illegal immigrants attacked

By SUSAN CARROLL Copyright 2009 Houston ChronicleDec. 15, 2009, 10:34PM Attorneys for an anti-illegal immigration organization are challenging a Texas state law that allows illegal ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/18/2010 21:08:00

Obama finds way around The 2nd Amendment and ban all firearms in the United States

The Full Article Herehttp://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE59E0Q920091015On Wednesday the Obama administration took its first major step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States . The Obama administration ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/18/2010 13:24:00

I-30

DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation will allow the closure of one eastbound right lane and the partial exit to Riverfront on Interstate 30 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2010 18:24:00

FOUR FUGITIVES TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN MEXICO

  FUGITIVES WANTED IN CONNECTION TO MASSIVE CYBER CRIME CONSPIRACY         Defendants Allegedly Defrauded Telecommunication Companies and Others of More Than $15 Million                      Robert E. Casey ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2010 17:23:00

Salvation Army Assessment Teams Arrive in Haiti

Mobilization Continues for The Salvation Army’s Earthquake Response at Home and Abroad An initial Salvation Army assessment team is on the ground in Haiti and en ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2010 17:12:00

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: 01/15/2010 17:11:00

Northbound Lanes of Interstate 45 To Be Closed

Beginning Sunday night the northbound lanes from MLK to Bryan St. will close     DALLAS – All northbound mainlanes of I-45 (Spur 345) between Martin Luther ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2010 17:09:00

Agencies harness social media for Haiti relief efforts

Social media, satellite communications spring into action to help earthquake-devastated Haiti By Ben Bain, Doug Beizer , Matthew Weigelt , Alice Lipowicz Jan 14, 2010 The federal ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/15/2010 08:22:00

Texas Rangers donate $10,000 for stolen equipment

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press CEDAR HILL – The Longhorns baseball team will start their high school season with $10,000 worth of new gear, thanks ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:24:00

Councilwoman calls media, says it doesnt do any good

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER – As of 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan.7 Councilwoman Tiny Lange officially announced her resignation with a phone call placed to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:23:00

Activists to test law theory, hope for court case

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press RED OAK – Activists with an Internet radio show are openly scheduling a test in Red Oak to see if ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:23:00

$4.3 million Mid-Way Regional Airport expansion begins

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – A very chilly Friday morning with below freezing temps didn’t stop the ground breaking ceremony for Mid-way Regional Airport. Mid-Way ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:21:00

MKT Train Depot Makeover

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press The MKT Train Depot in Waxahachie is about to see a new look once final resolutions are looked over by ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:19:00

Sanctity of Human Life celebrated

Diana Buckley Ellis County Human Services Diana.Buckley@co.ellis.tx.us WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners declared the week of Jan.17 through 24, as Sanctity of Human Life Week in Ellis County. "The ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:18:00

Plea for help

Dear Friend,   "The people of Haiti are in total disaster - your prayerful support will give hope and save many lives, especially the children."   That's ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2010 16:22:00

Salvation Army Mobilizing Personnel, Resources to Aid with Haiti Relief

Army school, clinic damaged; staff on-site organizing emergency response   January 13, 2010 – The Salvation Army is mobilizing resources and personnel to assist with the international ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2010 15:57:00

DPS marks AMBER Alert Awareness Day

January 13 is National AMBER Alert Awareness Day. The day, named by the U.S. Department of Justice, is meant to remind Americans that AMBER Alerts ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2010 10:33:00

Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA, ACM 2009

http://media.causes.com/611645?p_id=44185871 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2010 10:32:00

Coast Guard and USAID are heading to Haiti

http://dodvclips.mil/index.jsp?fr_story=FRdamp365301&rf=rss ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2010 10:30:00

Super Bowl Smoked Wings from Bradley Smokers

Introduction: It's all about the flavor!  Smoked chicken wings add an incredibly rich flavor element to traditional wings.  But we warn YOU:  Once you try ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2010 10:26:00

DPS issues commemorative 75th anniversary badges

The Department of Public Safety is kicking off its 75th Anniversary year by issuing commemorative badges to current and retired commissioned employees. The DPS, established ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2010 15:37:00

Around and About …

                                                                              … By Joe Johnson Jan., 2010 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! … HAPPY NEW DECADE! … This is a special time in our lives, when we ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2010 15:33:00

Texas will receive $2.5 million in grant funds

TEXAS RECEIVES $3 MILLION FOR BROADBAND MAPPING AND PLANNING Lone Star State awarded largest grant among states   AUSTIN — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2010 15:20:00

Israeli security vs. North American Security

Juval Aviv was the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie "Munich" was based.  He was Golda Meir's bodyguard -- she appointed him to track down ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2010 15:17:00

TEA PARTY HEAD WARNS GOP OF FLA. REPEAT

The Washington Times Link: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/06/tea-party-head-warns-gop-florida-repeat/   A founder of the Tea Party movement said he had a warning for Republican leaders: Back conservative candidates or else other states ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2010 08:35:00

Debt Collection Supervisors Settle FTC Charges

Concluding a case that drew the largest civil penalty ever imposed on a debt collection business, the Federal Trade Commission settled with the two remaining ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2010 09:12:00

Waxahachie Driver License Office Closed Temporarily

The Waxahachie Driver License office located at 1720 E. Main St. will be closed for several days this week because of a broken water pipe ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2010 09:02:00

Awsome video

http://www.bornagainamerican.org/index.html ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2010 12:36:00

Commissioners Court will meet Monday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.

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

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 17:08:00

Obama and the Global Police: More Friendly Fascism?

By John W. WhiteheadJanuary 8, 2010 "The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 17:02:00

Comptroller Susan Combs Delivers First Local Sales Tax Allocations of 2010

(AUSTIN) — Comptroller Susan Combs announced today the state collected $1.65 billion in sales tax revenue in December, down 11.6 percent compared to December 2009. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 17:01:00

WM Recycle America has acquired AbitibiBowaters recycling facilities

WM RECYCLE AMERICA ACQUIRES ABITIBIBOWATER’S TEXAS RECYCLING FACILITIES HOUSTON - Jan. 8, 2010 - Waste Management, Inc, (NYSE:WM) the largest waste services and residential recycling ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 16:32:00

Sheriff denies shoving incident

MEGAN GRAY and JOEY G. DAUBENThe Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Mike Spillers alleged he was assaulted by Sheriff Johnny Brown Wednesday, Dec. 30, according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:35:00

Progress report given at oversight meeting

Diana Buckley Ellis County Human Services Diana.Buckley@co.ellis.tx.us WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee held its quarterly meeting on Monday, Jan. 4, to hear updates from ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:34:00

Vacant Building Collapses

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press An old, vacant building located on the 200 block of SW Main Street in Ennis collapsed around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:32:00

GOP races shape up - 7 Libertarians, 1 Democrat file

JOEY G. DAUBEN and MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS – In Ellis County, March 2 is the election. With the 2008 presidential race garnering 70 percent ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:09:00

Councilwoman Resigns

 WILMER - As of 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan.7 Councilwoman Tiny Lange officially announced her resignation. " I am taking a job out of Waco and me ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/07/2010 16:38:00

The Salvation Army Opens Doors amid Freezing Temperatures

The Salvation Army Opens Doors amid Freezing Temperatures   As Texas braces itself for the coldest weather to hit the State in twenty years The Salvation Army ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/07/2010 10:32:00

Traveling Memorial Wall on the way To Ennis

 Carol Grey Honza ENNIS - The second organizational meeting of the committee to bring the Traveling Memorial Wall to Ennis met at the Quality Inn on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/07/2010 10:21:00

Turning States into Welfare Wards

By Carter Clews Having effectively seized control of the banks, the auto industry, executive pay grades, and every stone that's turned in the nation's infrastructure, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/07/2010 09:35:00

Rep. Edwards says census needs to count all regardless of Immigration Status

Thursday, January 7th, 2010                                                                                                Phone:(703) 383-5287   Video: Rep. Edwards Says Census Needs To Count All Regardless Of Immigration Status   Click here for link to full video: ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/07/2010 09:32:00

Winter Weather

Potential Ice/Snow Event Thursday Morning, January 7 Temperatures are predicted to drop and more precipitation is expected    DALLAS DISTRICT – Once again, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2010 18:36:00

City issues warning

The City of Waxahachie is urging citizens and businesses to please make sure their sprinkler systems do not go off during the freezing temperatures. Occasionally the systems are ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2010 18:04:00

The Republican Party of Texas starts the New Year off with a new leader

Chairman Cathie Adams has selected Jesse Lewis to become the Party’s next Executive Director.  Lewis comes to the Party having served here before, as a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2010 12:41:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

CIVIL CASES Jan. 8 – 15 Tax Suit Waxahachie ISD vs Absolutely Green, INC. Divorces Barbara Solomon vs Michael Solomon Robin Mach vs Terry Mach Davis Curtis vs JAckey Curtis Cara Edwards vs ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:50:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

Ennis Jan.6 Theft of property greater than $1,500 less than $20K, 5800 block F.M. 1722, suspects unlawfully appropriated complainant’s property by taking possession of the property without ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:50:00

Ellis County Marriages

MARRIAGES Jan 1 – 7 Candelario Barriga and Yolanda Herrera Juan Jose Cervantes and Brittany Michelle McLean David Ryan Foust and Lauren Ashley Keilers Joshua Anthony Garibay and Jordan ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:30:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

Bardwell Jan.4 Burglary of building, Highway 34 South side of Bardwell Bridge, unknown suspect(s) entered complainant’s property by cutting lock off and entering the building, various tools, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:28:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

CIVIL CASES Dec. 28 – Jan. 1 Tax Suit Ferris ISD vs Randy and Pam Gregory Ferris ISd vs Carlos and Elva Licon Midlothian ISD vs Isaac Kuykendall Palmer ISD vs ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:58:00

Ellis County Marriages

MARRIAGES Dec. 18 – Dec. 31 Dennis Wayne Ake and Brandi Marie Haynes Victor Gabriel Barbu and Elizabeth Margaret Stone Kyle Aric Barfield and Hailey Nicole Kruger Marin Barriga and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:57:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

Venus Dec.28 Burglary of a vehicle, 100 block North Armstrong, unknown actor(s) entered vehicle without the effective consent of the owner and committed theft, one Valero ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:57:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 10 – 25 Enrique Garze, w/m, 21, Warrant arrest Rickey Adney, b/m, 40, Warrant arrest Don Shepherd, w/m, 29, Warrant arrest Carlas Byrd, b/m, 39, Warrant arrest Joe Perez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:06:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 1 – 10 Waylon Singleton, w/m, 28, Assault Juanita Paceo, w/f, 30, Public intoxication Santos Vargas, w/m, 24, Public intoxication Kitrina Eubank, w/m, 24, Warrant arrest Anthony Young, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:28:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 29 – Jan. 4 Dena Turner, w/f, 43, Warrant arrest Sharrod Brown, b/m, 29, Warrant arrest Charles Bryant, w/m, 19, Warrant arrest Cory Johnson, b/m, 30, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:56:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 19 – 25 Lizbeth Jimenez, 19, Possession of marijuana Kinnorise Dickerson, 21, Warrant arrest Jeffery Isaacs, 44, Possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants Dan Sterns, 42, Assault causing bodily ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:05:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 11 – 15 Darrel Derryberry, 33, Driving while license invalid Ismael Martinez, 31, Warrant arrest Ray Rodriguez, 29, Driving while license invalid Michael Steele, 27, Possession of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:49:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 5 – 11 Geren Evans, 22, Warrant arrest Fernando Galvan, 22, Assault causing bodily injury to a family member, driving while license invalid Braulio Martinez, 21, Reckless ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:28:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec.29 – Jan. 3 Adrian Johnson, 17, Possession of marijuana Dimon Zapata, 27, Driving while license invalid Tracey Cox, 33, Driving while intoxicated Joshua Lemaster, 29, Aggravated assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:56:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 19 – 25 Kelly Ambrose, 31, Fraud transfer of motor vehicle Shelly Baros, 23, Permit unauthorized person to operate motor vehicle Bobby Beal, 23, No ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:05:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 7 – 14 Marcus Bables, 21, Possession of marijuana Constance Marcell, 31, Warrant arrest Krystal McBay, 24, Public intoxication Raul Rodriguez, 22, Possession of marijuana Melanie Rogers, 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:49:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 11 Marcus Bables, 21, Possession of marijuana Cody Lehr, 18, Possession of drug paraphernalia Donald Williams, 19, Warrant arrest Karl Roberson, 20, Warrant arrest Raul ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:27:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 28 – Jan. 4 Paul Ferrell, 38, Public intoxication Laure Fields, 40, Warrant arrest Josh Hampton, 25, Warrant arrest Mitchell Lackey, 23, Warrant arrest Jose Lopez, 23, Warrant arrest Brandon ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:56:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 21 – 25 Cornelius Peck, b/m, 29, Warrant arrest Clyde Delarosa, b/m, 33, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:04:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 13 – 19 Mirrion Foster, b/m, 33, Failure to identify Warrick Thomas, b/m, 36, Warrant arrest Carlos Contreras, w/m, 46, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:48:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 11 Pedro Rincon, w/m, 25, Driving while intoxicated Melissa Zuniga, w/f, 24, Warrant arrest Crecencio Nevarez, w/m, 42, Driving while license invalid ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:27:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 26 – Jan. 2 Jared Williamson, w/m, 25, Driving while license suspended Sed Williams, b/m, 37, Warrant arrest Beatrice Morris, b/f, 36, Possession of marijuana ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:55:00

Ovilla Police Reports

INCIDENTS Jan. 11 - 20 House/building checks 118 Neighborhood checks 138 Alarms 2 Ems/fire 6 Motorist assist 0 Suspiciuos person/vehicle 6 Traffic assignments 19 Traffic stops 46 Traffic citations 24 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:04:00

Ovilla Police Reports

INCIDENTS Jan. 11 - 17 House/building checks 130 Neighborhood checks 135 Alarms 5 Ems/fire 2 Motorist assit 0 911 Hang ups 1 Suspicious person/vehicle 5 Traffic assignments 17 Traffic stops 45 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:48:00

Ovilla Police Reports

INCIDENTS Jan. 4 - 10 House/building checks 132 Neighborhood checks 140 Alarms 6 Ems/fire 4 Motorist assist 1 Suspicious person/vehicle 3 911 Hang ups 1 Traffic assignments 10 Traffic stops 21 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:26:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 17 – 23 Victoria Broseh, w/f, 18, Theft under $50 Ruben Canales, w/m, 19, Warrant arrest Michael Prieto, w/m, 31, Warrant arrest Matthew Kimbell, w/m, 28, Driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:03:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 10 – 16 James Lane, b/m, 43, Evading arrest/detention with vehicle, resisting arrest/search/transport Kevin Cline, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Migdalia Delacruz, w/f, 42, Warrant arrest Areal Doverspike, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:47:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 3 – 9 Yolanda Green, b/f, 39, Warrant arrest Fernando Aguillon, w/m, 21, Warrant arrest William Bussard, w/m, 46, Driving while intoxicated Darren Livingston, w/m, 21, Aggravated robbery Patrick ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:26:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 27 – Jan. 2 Clark Peters, w/m, 54, Driving while intoxicated Garry Underwood, w/m, 56, Public intoxication Dedrick Shipp, b/m, 19, Theft under $1,500 Donna Ewing, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:55:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 18 – 24 Lacurt Williams, b/m, 22, Warrant arrest Jazmin Hernandes, w/f, 20, Warrant arrest Beverly Johnson, b/f, 56, Assault Dejuan Choice, b/m, 33, Warrant arrest Courtney Taylor, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:03:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 10 Michael Dorisca, b/m, 28, Warrant arrest Juan Perez, w/m, 33, Warrant arrest Lenard Mills, b/m, 26, Warrant arrest Jonathan Miles, b/m, 26, Warrant arrest Louis ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:47:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 28 – Jan. 4 Kevin Crow, b/m, Warrant arrest Joshua Bell, b/m, Warrant arrest Bryan Trimble, b/m, Fraudulent use of identifying info Cedric Frazier, b/m, Forgery Leonard Levings, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:54:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 12 – 18 Loose dog, 1000 block Hwy 667 Bryan Daniels, b/m, 24, Warrant arrest Found Property, 386 I-35 Nicki Lynn Gober, w/f, 34, Warrant arrest Accident, 600 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:02:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 29 – Jan. 3 Corine Tyshon Walter, b/f, 32, Assault on a public servant Animal control, 300 block Ward Shoplifting, 500 block Hwy 34 Public intoxication, 100 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:54:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 12 – 18 Ronnie Fisher, b/m, 24, Warrant arrest Jeremy Davis, b/m, 22, Warrant arrest Juan Gomez, w/m, 22, Warrant arrest William Merrifield, w/m, 51, Warrant arrest Chalan Bailey, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:02:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 11 Lydna Elam, w/f, 57, Warrant arrest Barry Gatson, b/m, 39, Warrant arrests Kia Black, b/f, 25, Warrant arrest Rufus Givens, b/m, 57, Burglary of building Jeffery ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:26:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 29 – Jan. 4 Arturo Reyes, w/m, 22, Warrant arrest Brian Lampkins, b/m, 24, Possession of marijuana under 4 ounces, warrants Marvin Williams, b/m, 43, Public intoxication Steven ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:53:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 1 – 7 Raymond Cordova, m, 41, Driving while intoxicated Arthur Washington, m, 49, Warrant arrest Margie Minnis, f, 46, Aggrvated assault Bryant Johnson, m, 23, Warrant arrest Forrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:25:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 27 – Jan. 1 Marcus McCright, m, 28, Warrant arrest Osita Perry, m, 19, Warrant arrest Amanda Wolff, f, 28, Driving while intoxicated Davin Walker, m, 34, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:53:00

Garrett Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 11 Sean Perez, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:25:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 18 – 25 Til Kelley, b/f, 36, Warrant arrest Devyn Boyd, w/m, 20, Warrant arrest Justin Loosier, w/m, 21, Warrant arrest Rodolfo Garcia, w/m, 45, Warrant arrest Michael Johnson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:01:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 12 – 18 Frankie Giles, w/m, 22, Warrant arrest David Dempsey, b/m, 25, Warrant arrest Matthew Loyd, w/m, 22, Warrant arrest Paulino Munoz, w/m, 31, Traffic offense Alfredo ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:46:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 11 Donte King, b/m, 27, Criminal trespass, warrants Purvis Clamon, w/m, 38, Possession of dangerous drug Alexis Acreman, w/f, 23, Warrant arrest Kellen Kidd, b/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:24:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 28 – Jan. 4 Nicholas Ozuna, w/m, 22, Warrant arrest Marcus Moreno, b/m, 23, Warrant arrest Jami Puente, w/f, 22, Warrant arrest Karina Uzanzor, w/f, 23, Warrant arrest Erika ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:53:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 19 – 25 Maria Robles, w/f, 53, Traffic violation Sharon Cox, b/f, 37, Aggravated assault, warrants Jalcolby Cox, b/m, 17, Aggravated assault Colton Cox, b/m, 21, Aggravated assault Ismael ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:01:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 12 – 18 Reed Bates, w/m, 49, Traffic violation Jesse Brown, b/m, 31, Warrant arrest Jordan Grimes, w/m, 19, Traffic violation James Simmons, b/m, 21, Public intoxication, warrants Tracy ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:46:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 11 Kelly Moutray, w/m, 54, Traffic violation Jose Contreras, w/m, 21, Traffic violation Demitrius Zapata, w/m, 27, Warrant arrest Terrance Marion, b/m, 20, Warrant arrest David Barcenas, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:24:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 31 – Jan. 3 Carlos Zambrano, w/m, 28, Traffic violation Felix Andrade, w/m, 34, Public intoxication, criminal mischief, resisting arrest Wesley Farmer, w/m, 17, Public intoxication, resisting ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:52:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 11 – 24 Makia Gillaspie, b/f, 22, Warrant arrest Reese Robinson, b/m, 43, Driving while license invalid Tameka Jackson, b/f, 25, Robbery Anthony Thomas, b/m, 30, Forgery of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:01:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 10 Jasmine Dabbs, b/f, 20, Warrant arrest Camille Fields, b/f, 35, Aggravated assault with deadly weapon Lucio Salinas, w/m, 19, Warrant arrest Kendra Winston, b/f, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:24:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 Kinnon Washington, b/m, 29, No driver’s license Blain McIntire, w/m, 20, Warrant arrest Keith Thompson, b/m, 28, Unlawful carrying of a weapon Devada Grigsby, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:52:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 18 – 24 Lamarcus White, b/m, 21, Failure to identify with fugitive intent Janet Barnett, w/f, 31, Warrant arrest Charles Robinson, b/m, 21, Warrant arrest Kenneth Jones, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:59:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 11 – 17 Yasser Isa, w/m, 37, Warrant arrest Tammy Evans, w/f, 40, Warrant arrest Leah Hunter, b/f, 21, Aggravated assault with a weapon Martin Acosta, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:01:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Jan. 4 – 10 Edna Douglas, b/f, 38, Possession of drug paraphernalia Danny Bell, b/m, 19, Aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury Raymond Atkins, b/m, 24, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:22:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 Tonia Foreman, b/f, 39, Warrant arrest Corey Jolly, b/m, 25, Warrant arrest Coralee Macdonald, w/f, 29, Warrant arrest Domingo Garcia, w/m, 37, Warrant arrest Carlos ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:51:00

City of Wilmer PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:19:00

City of Wilmer PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:18:00

THE STORAGE PLACE - NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Jan. 21 and 28, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:18:00

City of Hutchins - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:17:00

Frank Prasifka and Sons Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 15:01:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Jan. 21 and 28, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLA CE, pursuant to Chapter 59, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:59:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RELATING TO FERRIS ISD 2008-2009 SCHOOL REPORT CARD

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RELATING TO FERRIS ISD 2008-2009 SCHOOL REPORT CARD Notice is ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 11:00:00

Gloria Dean Perdue

Dec. 26, 1934 – Jan. 10, 2010 FERRIS – Funeral services for Gloria Dean Perdue were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at Grove ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:30:00

Wanda Bratton

Sept. 19, 1938 – Jan. 19, 2010 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Wanda Bratton, 71, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:29:00

Shirley (Kitchens) Farmer Bishop

Jan. 10, 1936 - Jan. 23, 2010 AVALON - Shirley (Kitchens) Farmer Bishop, 74, passed away at her home near Avalon on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:28:00

Frances A. Addkison

June 12, 1932 - Jan. 18, 2010 ENNIS - Frances A. Addkison, 77, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at the Ennis Care Center. She ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:28:00

Buster Wilson Winder

Aug. 15, 1926 – Dec. 17, 2009 RED OAK – Funeral services for Buster Wilson Winder, 83 of Red Oak, were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:47:00

Bobby Joe Prestidge

July 7, 1939 – Dec. 24, 2009 WAXAHACHIE – Memorial services for Bobby Joe Prestidge were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:46:00

Preventing another Holocaust

ELISA NORMANLiving Word Jewish-Christian Congregation Jan. 27 is a day to remember the horrific actions of the Nazis against the Jewish people in World War II, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:27:00

A prophet will call people back to the Word of God

This week we are going to continue with our look into the function of a prophet. One of the main reasons the Lord calls one ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:26:00

Rebuilding Haitis foundation

"Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:45:00

Freedom is walking with God

ELISA NORMANLiving Word Jewish-Christian CongregationMonday, Jan. 18, a celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held at the library at 225 Cedar St. in ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:42:00

Difficult is not impossible

Annette Bridges www.annettebridges.comDifficult is not impossible! I’ve had a few friends tell me about their new goals and the difficulties they expect in achieving them. And ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:39:00

A famine for the Word

ELISA NORMANLiving Word Jewish-Christian Congregation What happens in the physical realm is a shadow of what happens in the spiritual realm. As Wendy sewed Peter Pan’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:45:00

Whats faith got to do with it?

Annette Bridges www.annettebridges.com"Where is your faith?" Jesus once asked. (Luke 8:25) He proclaimed that faith as a grain of mustard seed was powerful. (Matthew 17:20) ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:44:00

A prophet will call people back to the Word of God

This week we are going to continue with the topic of a prophet and briefly go into their function. We have already given an overall ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:42:00

Drunk, but not on wine

Like the Roman god Bacchus, we can become drunk on the wine of this world’s ways. We are living in a day when we can ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:43:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits.   DeSoto Saturday, Feb. 6 Decorating Seminar "Organize Your Life, One Drawer at a Time", a free decorating seminar, will ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 14:08:00

Editor buys Post newspaper

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press PALMER – The Ellis County Press news editor bought the Palmer Post several weeks ago for an undisclosed sum and a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:22:00

Road option C approved

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – A 4-1 vote Tuesday, Jan. 19 approved option "C"as the best way to re-name Parks Schoolhouse Road. Councilman Chuck Beatty ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:22:00

Judge Scoggins to run for Appellate Bench - Seeking Republican nomination in March Primary

WAXAHACHIE – Al Scoggins, 378th District Judge, has announced his candidacy in the March 2, Republican Primary for the 10th Court of Appeals. Scoggins has ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:21:00

Gus leads in 40th District Court race in fund raising

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – The deadline for filing the first round of campaign reports with the Texas Ethics Commission was Jan. 15. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:21:00

2 killed in plane crash

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Eric Shultz, a student of Dunbar’s High school aviation program and instructor Gregory Green, an employee of the Claude ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:18:00

Veterans Traveling Tribute CEO visits Ennis

Carol Grey Honza Freelance Reporter ENNIS – On Monday, Jan.11, Don Allen, CEO of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute visited members of the "Welcome Home...Ennis Honors ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:32:00

A gift of glue: Its the thought that counts

Laura SnyderMy two oldest sons are 26 and 22 years old. The next son is only 13. Regardless of the older boys’ unconscious attempts to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:34:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Ennis Friday, Feb. 12 Pre-Party & Jam Session The pre-party for the Ennis Czech Music Fastival begins at 7 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 13:30:00

Recurring Meetings Calendar

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

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:47:00

Bluebonnet Blue Star Mothers send items to the troops

On Thursday, Dec. 3 the Bluebonnet chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America packed boxes of collected items to send to the troops. "We ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:46:00

Supreme Court wont rule in free speech case

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The U.S. Supreme Court won’t be hearing a case involving a high school student who sued the Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:40:00

Martin Luther King Jr. day sparks remembrance

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DALLAS AND ELLIS COUNTIES - The third Monday of January every year marks the observance to remember a man who paved ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:39:00

$8,000 spent in special Sunday board meeting

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN - School board trustees voted to spend $8,020.50 for a windscreen on the high school baseball field in a special ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:38:00

OConnor promoted

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - Rack Sales Manager Tim O’Connor is beyond excited about his new duties and promotion here with The Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:30:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Ennis Friday, Feb. 12 Pre-Party & Jam Session The pre-party for the Ennis Czech Music Fastival begins at 7 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:58:00

Red Cross offers tips on how to stay warm during extreme cold

With Old Man Winter knocking on the door, it’s critical that all North Texans stay safe and prepare as much as possible in advance. Many ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:51:00

Preventing frozen pipes

Frozen water in pipes can cause water pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet at the end of a pipe, which leads ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:50:00

A decade of Ellis County politics

JOEY G. DAUBEN The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Has it really been 10 years? From 2000 to 2010, Ellis County has seen a transformation economically, spiritually ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:47:00

Abney to run for mayor

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ELLIS and DALLAS COUNTY – Applications for a place on the May city council election ballot may be filed at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:38:00

Road name change causes stir

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - The re-naming of Parks Schoolhouse Road was the most discussed and debated agenda item during the first meeting of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/08/2010 10:36:00

Its our turn for a change!

On Tuesday the nation witnessed something very few who follow American politics thought possible – Massachusetts voters elected Republican Scott Brown to fill their United ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:34:00

Growth and infrastructure versus personal property

Rodney Ramsey occides@hotmail.com I had a pretty testy discussion the other day with an old acquaintance over the Trans Texas Corridor and the Loop 9 initiative for ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:30:00

Plymouth Rock

Did’ja ever notice how some things seem to go together naturally and are good, while others are plump square pegs trying to fit into diminutive ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:25:00

A long train of abuses

William Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com The long train of abuses we have faced continues, and appears to be picking up speed again. On Jan. 11, President Obama signed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2010 13:24:00

Re: Judge Al Scoggins

I am going through my own nightmare with Ellis County Child Protective Services. Who has the reputation of being over-protective, above the law and known ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:47:00

To all The Ellis County Press staff:

Especially to William Horning, Duff Hale, Jimmie Simmons and Joey Dauben for the great work you do: Freedom of the Press. I wish your writing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:46:00

Simply Speaking

I always placed Roswell, N.M., flying saucers and the supposed beings who flew them into a special category: science fiction. Well, maybe I was right ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:38:00

Socialism must be stopped

William G. Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com I watched Obama rallying the dumbed down supporters of his "Health Destruction Bill" in Massachusetts on Sunday. The supporters looked like they were ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:37:00

The Confederados

Regardless what you call it, the War for Southern Independence, the War Between the States, the War of Northern Aggression, or as many do, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/21/2010 14:36:00

Big promises

Ronald Reagan said it best in identifying the nine most terrifying words in the English language, "I’m from the government, and I’m here to help." ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:42:00

Private property is essential to liberty

Property in all its forms, including one’s earnings, has always been one of the bulwarks of American liberty. That absolute guarantee of property is the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:41:00

America: Suicide or Revival

William Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com Unknown to most Americans, we have been on a hidden suicide course since the early days of the Republic. It we are to reverse ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/14/2010 12:40:00

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