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Godless Ads to Go on Fort Worth Buses Dec. 1

(November 30, 2010) "Millions of Americans are Good without God."   These words are part of a coordinated multi-organizational ad campaign slated to launch tomorrow. It is ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2010 10:43:00

TxDOT is Prepared for Winter Snow and Ice

Equipment, supplies and crews readied in advance of inevitable winter weather DALLAS COUNTY – Long before the temperatures outside began to fall TxDOT maintenance crews began ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2010 10:40:00

VIDEO: Teddy Bear & Grenade: Americans Displaced & Replaced

Teddy Bear & Grenade: Dream Act Amnesty to Displace and Replace Americans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz0qjxFNpbA ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2010 09:30:00

Master Gardener: Landscape Gardening

Christmas Cactus The Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesi) is a favorite holiday season house plant, but one which needs careful attention to details if it is to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2010 09:28:00

TSA's Nude Scans Would Miss Taped-on Bombs

November 30, 2010 IN THE NEWS: Libertarian Plan Balances the Federal Budget by 2020 Without Raising Taxes Howard Dean: Fox 'Makes Stuff Up' and 'Americans Don't Know What's ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/30/2010 09:27:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas down 2.6 cents per gallon

Dallas, November 29- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2010 07:59:00

OBAMA TO BYPASS CONGRESS?

By Dr. Jerome Corsi (c) 2010 RedAlert.WND.com Leftist think tank recommends president rule by executive order   The Center for American Progress, a leftist think-tank based in Washington, D.C., ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2010 07:47:00

Homeland Security Starts Seizing Websites

November 27, 2010   TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Homeland Security Starts Seizing Websites TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: More Debt is Never the Solution to a Debt Problem Palin Hits Back After Korea ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2010 07:46:00

Dems Want to Hand $44 Billion to Illegals

November 27, 2010   TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Dems Want to Hand $44 Billion to Illegals TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving Barack Obama: Radical-In-Chief? None Dare Call It Desperation Iran, North Korea, Cuba ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2010 11:13:00

Thoughts to Encourage (sowing and reaping)

"We should not be so foolish as to think we can escape God's law of reaping what we have sown.  Every wrong word, attitude and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2010 11:11:00

Supremes Challenged to Put Constitution Above Twitter

November 27, 2010 IN THE NEWS: Supremes Challenged to Put Constitution Above Twitter DHS Starts Seizing Websites Terror Try in Oregon US Briefs Allies about Next WikiLeaks Release Give Thanks When Jesus' ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2010 10:42:00

Life returns to normal for lone tornado victims

Submitted by DAVID PORTER DALLAS—Life returned to normal for Kelly Harris and his family as workers hung the last gutter on the edge of their ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:59:00

A true reason to be thankful

ENNIS - I am going to share an amazing story with you. It is hard to believe the season is already upon us, that wonderful time ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:56:00

Ferris Housing Authority Waiting List

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 The Ferris Housing Authority Waiting List for 1 and 3 Bedroom units is ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:55:00

THE STORAGE PLACE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Nov.18 and 25, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:54:00

Cutting holiday weight gain

It's that festive and joyful time of year again . . . the holiday season! The holidays are a time to celebrate and spend time with ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:45:00

MAAG enjoy game day

If you heard excitement and laughter coming from Memorial Hall at First United Methodist Church of Ennis on Wednesday, Nov. 10, you were hearing the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:44:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ENNIS Oct. 28 Meet complainant, 7700 block FM 879, received call from a bogus bank branch requesting her social security number after her business Master Card number ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:42:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 14-20 Esidro Paz- Modrno, w/m, 17, no driver license Juan Aguinaga-Lopez, w/m, 18, no driver license Daniel Triana-Aguilar, w/m, 20, possession controlled substance Jose Garza Jr., w/m, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:42:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests nov. 15-22 Ede A. Arroyo, 19, consumption of alcohol-minor (warrant arrest), failure to appear Brandon O. Bailey, 25, speeding-15 miles or over (warrant arrest), no motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:41:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 17-20 Eric Timothy Edwards, b/m, 50, deadly conduct, unlawful possession of firearm Charles Clark III, w/m, 53, family violence ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:41:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 15-21 Avg. Unit response time 9 min. 49 Sec. Traffic stops 86 Citations issued 6 House & building checks 103 Neighborhood checks 200 Total primary calls for service 26 Accident hit ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:41:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15-21 Jeffery Polk, b/m, 28, driving while intoxicated Gerald Ladon Knight, b/m, 43, possession or deliver of drug paraphernalia Teariney Nicole Bealey, b/f, 19, aggravated assault Terrance Monroe, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:40:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 12-17 Benjamin A. Holbrook, m, 37, assault by contact family violence Demarcus M. Singleton, m, 22, Glenn Heights PD warrants Dwayne V. Shaw, m, Glenn Heights PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:40:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 13-21 Darian Epting, b/m, 25, Ferris PD warrant Joey Curz, w/m, 26, assault family violence Rashonda Tobor, w/f, 32, assault family violence Raul Arrez, w/m, 18, drug paraphernalia Cortney ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:40:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15-16 Barbara Jean Abra, b/f, theft Uber Garcia, w/m, theft Scott Cryer, w/m, theft, possession of marijuana Roman Ortiz, w/m, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:39:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15-21 Richard Earl Morris, w/m, 50, warrant arrest-outside agency Arlicia Deshun Wallace, b/f, warrant arrest-local charge Deborah Joyce Green, b/f, 42, wireless communication device while w/in a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:39:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 8-14 Willie Anthony Henderson, b/m, 29, warrant arrest-local charge Alicia L. Sanchez, w/f, 19, warrant arrest-local chargee Javarius Jaye Erving, b/m, 18, engaged in organized criminal activity Deontae ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:38:00

College stars hold tight to their local roots

COLLEGE STATION- Texas A&M University football stars junior Cyrus Gray, Running Back, and senior Von Miller, Joker, play integral parts in their team’s success on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:36:00

Ellis County Youth Football Super Bowl

ELLIS COUNTY - Although the real Super Bowl is a couple of months away on Saturday, Nov. 20, more than 100 Ellis County Youth Football ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:56:00

Meals-on-Wheels celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Meals-on-Wheels celebrated the 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Nov. 18 by honoring The Jack Burton Family at a luncheon held at the Omni ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:56:00

Don't forget agriculture production is still important

Remember how white the ground was on Feb. 12, when it was covered with a thick layer of snow? Or how about the last days of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:55:00

Navarro College players to perform 'A Star is Reborn'

The Navarro College Players will perform the play, "A Star is Reborn," at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, at the First ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:55:00

North Ellis County Coalition of Cities representatives travel to Austin

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Representatives of the North Ellis County Coalition of Cities travelled to Austin Wednesday, Nov. 17, to stress the need for improvements ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:54:00

Disarming deception

Deception is the glue that holds every stronghold together. Let’s reflect on this concept: nothing is bigger or more powerful than God; therefore, anything other ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:51:00

Janis Laverne Mathis

Feb. 13, 1943 – Nov. 15, 2010 WAXAHACHIE – Memorial services for Janis Laverne Mathis, 67, were held Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:50:00

Dorothy Delora Spear

Jan. 21, 1913 – Nov. 16, 2010 WAXAHACHIE – Graveside services for Dorothy Delora Spear, 97, were held Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 3 p.m. in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:50:00

Letters to the Editor: An Open Letter for Chairman Jim Pitts

We the People of Texas House District 8 are worried that our elected Representative, Jim Pitts of Waxahachie is not listening to our concerns. We are ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:49:00

Jon's VU! Lookin' over my shoulder...

When you get my age, you tend to look back more than forward. I enjoy more TV than when I was younger and worked. I watched ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:49:00

Simply Speaking: Keeping America prosperous

A recent email from an old Sunday school classmate contained a number of very interesting, yet contrasting photographs, about half being of Hiroshima, Japan, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:48:00

Antipathy toward anti-war protesters

Believe it or not I do occasionally peruse the Dallas Morning News even though I’m convinced it’s become a liberal rag and a waste of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:23:00

Commissioners approve engineering services

ELLIS COUNTY - During a special-called meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, Nov. 15, commissioners approved a contract for engineering services relating ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:12:00

Lady Hawks begin 2010-11 season

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks began their 2010-2011 season at home in a non-district game against Lake Dallas. Although the Lady Hawks have lost a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:06:00

2010 Jackets playoff season over

The Jackets 2010 football season ended in the playoffs earlier than we wanted Friday night. The Canton Eagles were clearly the better team and will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:05:00

Jackets playoff run stopped cold, 35-0

FERRIS - The Ferris Yellow Jackets playoff season ended in Cedar Hill Friday night against a very good Canton Eagles football team. The Eagles defense ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:05:00

DeSoto ISD Education Foundation holds 11th Annual Drive Kick-off Luncheon

DESOTO — On Thursday, Nov. 11, the DeSoto ISD Education Foundation hosted the 11th Annual Drive Kick-off Luncheon at the DeSoto Town Center. The event ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:04:00

The greatest gift: 'Adopt a Classroom'

Submitted article Adopt - (verb) to take by choice into a relationship; especially to take voluntarily a child (of other parents) as one’s own child. Since 2008, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:04:00

Texas leader in fighting senior hunger elected to the Meals On Wheels Association of America Board of Directors

Vinsen Faris, former President of the Meals on Wheels Association of Texas and Executive Director of Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties, has been elected ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:03:00

Latin is not a biblical language, yet it became the language of the new 'faith'

This week we are going to continue with what was going on in the Book of Acts and how to interpret the difficult sayings of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:02:00

Jon’s VU! Conspiracy theory number...

I am confused! It is so far out I won’t be surprised if the paper doesn’t print it. But here it is, I have watched our president, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 11:02:00

Simply Speaking: The (almost) forgotten taxpayer

We’d been pointing to it, getting charged up for it, making plans to really do it…and we finally really did do it! YES, WE DID! And, ... Full story

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

We are being invaded

One of the primary duties of the federal government, at least according to our Constitution, is to protect the states from invasion. Check out Article ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 10:58:00

Constitutional Thinking: New faces and New faces and new ideas

As we head toward a new year, we need to construct a to-do list for our public servants - steps to take to start our ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 10:56:00

Comptroller Susan Combs sends $541 million in sales tax revenue to local governments

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue in October was $1.62 billion, up 6.6 percent compared to October 2009. "Total sales tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 10:50:00

Mail order food safety for the holidays

Convenience means many things to many people, but anything that helps save time is always high on everyone's list of conveniences. With the holidays just ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 10:48:00

Happy Holidays with children

During this happy, too-busy time it’s easy to lash out at our children. The next time everyday pressures build up to the point you feel like ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 10:34:00

Scottish native draws on student’s talents for art

Submitted Article FERRIS - This year at Ferris High School, the new art teacher is giving students a brush of competition, inspiration, innovation — and Scotland. Steve ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 10:32:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

BRISTOL   Nov. 5   Burglary of habitation, 300 block S. Church, suspect stole property from residence and carport, Winchester single shot shotgun, various other items, $400.   Nov. 8     Burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:52:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 9 - 14 Joseph Tezeno, b/m, 40, failure to maintain financial responsibilityFMFR Emily D. Hykel, w/f, 34, TCIC Ellis CO Cristina Alonso, w/f, 21, WPDx1 Kami L. Gray, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:51:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 1 - 31 Detectives arrested a resident of Bent Tree apartments after his 14-year old biological daughter told a classmate he had been having sex ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:51:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 8 - 15 Name Withheld (juvenile), 17, agg assault against public servant x2, resist arrest search or transport, terrororistic threat against public servent Erin C. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:51:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 8 - 14 Jose Tomas Aplicano, h/m, 39, identity theft Adams S. Whiteman, w/m, 18, warrant Steven A. Clay, b/m, 44, warrant Misty C. Baird, w/f, 34, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:50:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 8 - 14 Avg. Unit Response Time: 4 min Traffic Stops 60 Citations Issued 1 House & Building Cks 69 Neighborhood Checks 113 Total Primary Calls- For- Service 36 911 Hang-up ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:50:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 7 - 13 Savanna Page McLemore, w/f, 17, poss controlled substance less than 28 grams drug free zone April Lynn Barnet, w/f, 24, MPD warrants, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:49:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 8 - 14 Jorge Chapa, w/m, 31, driving while license invalid Robert Moore, b/m, 18, warrant-other agency Damon Ray Moore, b/m, 20, warrant-other agency Salena Wilson, b/f, Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:49:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 6 - 12 John C. Evans, M, 46, GHPD Warrant, Duncanville PD warrant Lonny L. Donald, M, 51, manufacture, delivery of cont sub x2 Jerry C. Donald, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:49:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 9 - 14 Phillip Vavra, w/m, 59, warrant arrest- traffic LaShandra Fulcher, b/f, warrant arrest- out of town warrant Chechena Jordan, b/f, 25, warrant arrest- DOC Harold Sheffield, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:48:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 8 - 14 Erick Francisci Castillo, w/m, 18, warrant arrest- local charge Milton Ray Owens, b/m, 21, warrant arrest- local charge Javarius Jaye Erving, b/m, 18, credit ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:48:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 - 7 Mario Huerta Castillo, w/m, 41, assault causes bodily injury Rueben Rios Vasquez, w/m, 23, driving while intoxicated Cecil Anton Lofton, b/m, 56, assault causes ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:46:00

Frank Prasifka and Son's: Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son's will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:45:00

City of Wilmer: PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:45:00

City of Wilmer: PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:44:00

Ferris Independent School District - INVITATION TO CONTRACTORS

Published two times in The Ellis County Press, Thursday, Nov. 11 & 18, 2010 SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO CONTRACTORS SEALED Proposals will be received by the Ferris Independent ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 09:43:00

Commissioners consider radio issues; Dodson still knows ‘very little’

ELLIS COUNTY - During the Monday, Nov.8 regularly-scheduled meeting of the commissioners’ court, Constable Terry Nay updated the court on issues surrounding Federal Communications Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:18:00

City of Ferris - NOTICE OF BID

Published two times in The Ellis County Press, Thursday, Nov. 11 & 18, 2010 NOTICE OF BID The City of Ferris is soliciting bids for the sale ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:08:00

REPOSSESSION SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov.4 and 11, 2010 REPOSSESSION SALE Sat. November 13, at 9:00 AM many items and/or units stored ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:07:00

Ferris Independent School District - INVITATION TO CONTRACTORS

Published two times in The Ellis County Press, Thursday, Nov. 11 & 18, 2010 SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO CONTRACTORS SEALED Proposals will be received by the Ferris Independent ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:05:00

Ellis County Marriages

Aug.27-Sept.9 Merle Lewis Abott and Lily Sue Hall Jay Ellis Baker and Melissa Gayle Wright Matthew Chase Bolton and Laura Fabiola Herrera Benjamin Lloyd Bow and Mackenzie Leigh Miller Stephen ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:05:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 31 - Nov. 7 Carlos N. Urizan, w/m, 40, class a assault family violence Edmond C. Reed, b/m, 39, making a firearm accessible to a child L ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:04:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 - 8 Tammy R. Brown, 40, ran stop sign, warrant arrest, failure to appear, warrant arrest Name withheld-Juvenile, 17, assault-physical contact family violence, warrant arrest, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:04:00

Palmer Police Reports

ArrestS Nov. 5 - 6 Maurlio Hernandaz-Cano, h/m, 22, unlawfully carrying a weapon Leesha S. Turner, b/f, 27, warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:04:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 Adam Ryan-Juarez, w/m, Midlothian PD warrant, animal at large Cheryl Beth-Hunt, w/f, public intoxication Robbie Wallace-Gillespie, w/m, Midlothian PD warrant, speeding Patrick Cornell-Johnson, b/m, ... Full story

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

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 - 7 Craton C. Elam, b/m, 30, Lancaster warrant Mellissa Jaramillo, w/f, 30, Lancaster warrant William Gerome Hesterm b/m, 34, assault Bryan Jamal Harrington, b/m, 26, Lancaster ... Full story

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

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 28 - Nov. 4 Trevor S. Larue, m, 18, evading arrest Todd W. Scott, m, 30, disorderly conduct Ezequiel A. Barbosa, m, 25, Irving PD warrants, Mesquite ... Full story

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

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 26 - 31 Luis Zapata, 45, w/m, instanter traffic Hanry Lee Walkins, 54, b/m, Criminal Mischief Hosea Hernandez-Rodriguez, 40, w/m, no driver license, no insurance, speeding Melisa Mcbride, ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 5 - 8 Donnie Fulcher, b/m, Waxahachie warrant, DOC Lacy Garza, w/f, Ennis/out town warrant Dietrich Kirvin, b/m, Ennis warrant, driving while license invalid Arron Thompson, b/m, Ennis ... Full story

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

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 - 7 Sammie Lamont Luster, b/m, 23, warrant arrest-local Kimberley Louise Peel, w/f, 22, warrant arrest-local Kionne Lyndreall Franklin, b/m, 30, warrant arrest-outside Ogelia Reshawn Watkins, b/f, ... Full story

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

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 25 - 31 Xavier Martez Davis, b/m, 21, possession of drug paraphernalia Veronica Lucilla Gisel, w/f, 21, possession of drug paraphernalia Brennyn N. Joseph Ballard, w/m, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:59:00

Commentary: Playoffs Time Baby!

Our Fightin’ Ferris Yellow Jackets varsity football team begin their 2010 playoffs season this Friday night against the Canton Eagles at the Cedar Hill Longhorns ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:58:00

Hawks beat Tigers in OT thriller

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks rolled into Lancaster with nothing to gain, but a lot to prove. Lancaster had already made the play-offs and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:57:00

Pirates slam Jackets, 37-7

FERRIS - The Crandall Pirates won the battle of District 13-AAA Co-Champions at Crandall Friday night. Led by the foursome of quarterback Brandon Pryor, runnin-gbacks Jason ... Full story

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

Ferris vet gives first hand account of war

My name is Leland Wickliffe, the son of Henry and Dollie Wickliffe. I was raised in Ferris and went to Ferris High School. I had ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:52:00

This Veterans Day — Give Real Troop Support

Ah, Veterans Day is upon us. What better time to show our support for our men and women in uniform? But have we really been supporting ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:50:00

Remember our Veterans and their service to our country: Tenth Annual Ellis County Veterans Ceremony

WAXAHACHIE – On Saturday, Nov. 13, veterans, past and present, from around the county will be honored for their years of service to the country. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:38:00

Food safety is #1 ingredient in Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving means food, family, and fun, but it can be tough to give thanks if your holiday festivities are marred by foodborne illness. To insure a ... Full story

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

Ferris Senior Center

Monday, Nov. 1 Robert J .Megna, D.O., will be starting a new program for the senior citizens for hand therapy through arts and crafts. This will be ... Full story

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

Turkey tactics for the holiday season

With Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays fast approaching, it will soon be time to put together a plan of action for preparing the ‘perfect turkey’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:36:00

Simply Speaking: Youth have no fundamentals

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, after whom our neighboring city, Cleburne, is named, was born in County Cork, Ireland. One of two foreign-born men who later became ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:35:00

Letters to the Editor: After the Mid-Terms

Now that the hard work leading up to the 2010 mid term elections is over, and with the great strides made by the Republican Party, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:35:00

Is it freedom of religion and speech? You decide.

As everyone knows there are groups around that give us all a bad name. Even so-called Christians who, because of their shameful shenanigans, bring ill ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:34:00

Constitutional Thinking - First things first: Good leadership

Last week we reminded Republicans that they need to fix the mistakes of the past two years. This means killing, not modifying Obamacare, and completely ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:26:00

Waxahachie High School to host Second Annual Veterans Day celebration

WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School will host the second annual "Stars and Stripes Veterans Day Celebration" on Thursday, Nov. 11 to honor those heroes who ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:26:00

Five MISD schools receive Exxon Mobil grants

The Exxon Mobil Alliance program offers Exxon and Mobil retailers the opportunity to obtain a $750 grant to support local schools. Walid Alameddine with Victron ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:25:00

Court waives stimulus bonds

ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County Commissioners voted Monday, Nov. 1, to waive the county’s portion of the Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and the Recovery ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:17:00

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treaters of all shapes and sizes swarmed downtown Waxahachie Friday, Oct. 29, kicking off a three day weekend full of tricks and treats. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:14:00

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT PROPOSED PERMIT NUMBER: 92975

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. J.P. Transmission Salvage Co., P.O. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:12:00

REPOSSESSION SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov.4 and 11, 2010 REPOSSESSION SALE Sat. November 13, at 9:00 AM many items and/or units stored ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:11:00

City of Hutchins ORDINANCE NO. 2010-0915

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 City of Hutchins ORDINANCE NO. 2010-0915 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HUTCHINS, ADOPTING UPDATES ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:11:00

City of Hutchins ORDINANCE NO. 2010-0916

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 City of Hutchins ORDINANCE NO. 2010-0916 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HUTCHINS, TEXAS, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:10:00

City of Hutchins ORDINANCE NO. 2010-0917

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 City of Hutchins ORDINANCE NO. 2010-0917 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HUTCHINS, TEXAS, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:09:00

Ferris Independent School District: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4, 2010 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is seeking competitive ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:08:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ENNIS Oct. 26 Criminal mischief great than $1,500 less than $20K, 100 block Crescent View Drive, subject damaged the complainants custom golf cart without permission. Club car ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:07:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 23 - 30 Christopher Goskie, w/m, 36, Wilmer PD x4 Tamica Coats, b/f, 37, Wilmer PD x1 William Clark, w/m, 55, public intoxication Dedra A. Tarver, w/f, 52, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:07:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 1 – 30 911 hang up 25 Abandoned vehicle 10 Animal bite 2 Animal complaint 22 Arrest 21 Assault 22 Assault-sexual 5 Assist officer 10 ATS 9 Attempted suicide 6 BMV 5 Burg in progress 1 Burg ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:07:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 24 - 30 Cheryl A. Arruda, 44, warrant arrest- speeding, failure to appear Chad D. Curry, 18, comsumption of alcohol-minor Chaz M. Daniels, 21, warrant arrest- display ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:06:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 30 Blake A. Armelin, b/f, 24, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:06:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 25 - 31 Traffic Stops 62 House & Building Cks. 54 Citations Issued 6 Total Primary Calls- for service 29 Accident Major 1 Animal Loose 1 Assault in progress 1 Backup officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:06:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 24 - 31 Marvin Eugene Smith, w/m, 51, driving while intoxicated Lauren Denise Humphrey, b/f, 26, driving while intoxicated Jacob Jeremy Chandler, w/m, 25, driving while intoxicated, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:05:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 24 - 31 Andrea L. Clayton, b/f, 22, warrants/other agency Carolyn Johnson, b/f, 21, warrant/ other arrest Jasmine Elisha Hargrave, b/f, 22, warrant/ other arrest Victoria Francis Marrero, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:05:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 24 - 31 Dylan Jerron Ransom, b/m, 21, theft of property greater than $500 less than $1,500 Dennis Francis Bernal, b/m, 18, warrant arrest Derric Henderson, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:04:00

Wranglers knock Hawks out of playoff hunt

RED OAK - Trevon Boykin passed for 318 yards and three scores and ran for two more as West Mesquite knocked Red Oak out of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:03:00

DeSoto Eagles volleyball share district title after winning final game

DESOTO - The DeSoto High School Varsity Volleyball Team will share the District 11-5A title with North Mesquite for the second year after a phenomenal ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:03:00

Opinion: Jackets fans convoy to Crandall?

Okay Jackets fans, the last game of the regular 13 AAA District play has come down to a showdown in Crandall this Friday, Nov. 5. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:02:00

Jackets pound Kaufman, 37-14

FERRIS - The Ferris Yellow Jackets used an aggressive defense to shut down the Kaufman Lions Friday night on Senior Night in front of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:59:00

Ennis is Growing! Meals-on-Wheels services are growing in Ennis, volunteers are needed to help

ENNIS - There is a growing need for meals in Ennis, and Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties needs a 12th meal delivery route. Meals-on-Wheels ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:58:00

Serving Country: Robert P. Waggoner

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Robert P. Waggoner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Airmen who complete basic training ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:56:00

Serving Country: Stephen J. Cox

MIDLOTHIAN - Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Stephen J. Cox graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:56:00

Serving Country: Bruce A. Cirilo

RED OAK - Bruce A. Cirilo has been promoted to the rank of private two in the U.S. Army. Cirilo is assigned to the 1st Battalion, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:55:00

Serving Country: Antonio D. Bermudez

FORNEY - Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Antonio D. Bermudez graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:55:00

Serving Country: Gunnlaugur G. Juliusson

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

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:55:00

Serving Country: Chase R. Collins

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

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:54:00

Serving Country: Paul M. Bullock

RED OAK - Air Force Airman Paul M. Bullock graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:54:00

Serving Country: Houston W. Anderson

WAXAHACHIE - Air Force Airman Houston W. Anderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:53:00

Shaw named outstanding staff member

Submitted article FERRIS - Donna Shaw was recently named outstanding staff member by the Ferris Independent School District. Shaw has worked for Ferris ISD for 22 years ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:52:00

Ferris Senior Center

Monday, Oct. 25 Robert J. Megna D.O. 207 W. 5th St. in Ferris is starting a new program for the Senior Citizens for hand therapy through ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:51:00

MAAG enjoy a short trip and lunch

The Methodist Active Adult Group, better known as MAAG, made their first trip of this MAAG year on Wednesday, Oct. 13. They met on the church ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:50:00

Charles Neal Fulton

Oct. 8, 1934 – Nov. 1, 2010 FERRIS - Charles Neal Fulton, 76 of Ferris, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at his home in Ferris. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:50:00

The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters

In 1963, Edward Lorenz presented a hypothesis to the New York Academy of Science. His theory, stated simply, was that: A butterfly could flap its ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:49:00

Lucifer: The rejected branch

"How you have fallen from Heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:48:00

Most places do not give a very good background on goings on in Scripture

Q. There seems to be some confusion and hotly contested debates going on in the Book of Acts but the "why" is not clear to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:42:00

Simply Speaking: It’s going to be different

Things are going to be different this time around, so you middle-of-the-road Republican officeholders, take notice. For example, Americans were fed up with Clintonomics and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:41:00

Jon’s VU! Election, who me?

I went to vote last time and being old it took a while to get out of the car, while dreading standing in line, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:41:00

Have you heard of Peter B. Lewis?

Most people have seen the company’s commercials done on a white set with the ditzy Flo, dressed in white, yelling "power to the people." That’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:40:00

Constitutional Thinking - Ok Republicans: Fix the mistakes

All indications are the Republican Party will re-gain control of the House and possibly even the Senate in January 2011. Whatever the outcome, the battle ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:38:00

Cowboy Church: 2010 Youth Fall-Out

ELLIS COUNTY - On Wednesday, Oct. 27 the Cowboy Church of Ellis County hosted their second annual Youth Fall-Out. More than 150 youth from five different ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:34:00

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