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Cities team up for 4th of July celebration

Lancaster – Join the Best Southwest Cities of Lancaster and DeSoto for a RED, WHITE, & BLUE Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 4, 6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2010 18:16:00

13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Ft. Hood, will be coming back home soon, and they have made a "End of Tour" video

13th Sustainment Command(Expeditionary) out of Ft. Hood, will be coming back home soon, and they have made a "End of Tour" video ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2010 16:20:00

Worth Reading

Motto: The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen... A Shrine to Sharia Deporting the Wrong Man Obama's Great Fraud Obama Owes Bush an Apology Five Ways the Obama Administration ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2010 09:31:00

First fallen officer in Lancaster history memorial services

LANCASTER - A can-dlelight vigil will be held on Thursday, June 24, at 8 p.m. at the Lancaster Public Safety Facility located at 1650 North ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 15:34:00

BBQ cook-off

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER – The Wilmer Parks Board is hosting their first annual "Chicken and Rib Cook-off" this Saturday, June 26. "We already have ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 15:33:00

ECP takes top honors

STAFF REPORT The Ellis County Press SAN ANTONIO – The Ellis County Press took home a total of six awards during the annual Texas Press Association Better ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 15:31:00

Councilman takes offense to tar baby reference

Annexation approved MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER – Citizens outside the city’s extra territorial jurisdiction showed up in numbers opposing the city plans to annex ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 15:28:00

Bond money under fire by council

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Much debate swarmed over spending left over bond money to repair the Civic Center, which opened in 2000. The money ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 15:27:00

Officer gunned down

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press LANCASTER – Memorial services are currently underway to honor the first fallen officer for the city of Lancaster. Officer Craig Lamont Shaw, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 14:57:00

Juneteenth Celebrations

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press Juneteenth Celebrations were held throughout the area Saturday, June 19. Ferris Juneteenth Committee held a large gathering at the Ferris Intermediate ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 14:36:00

Muslim Leader Admits Islam Not a Religion of Peace

Videos... Muslim Leader Admits Islam Not a Religion of Peace Rep. Hank Johnson: We Have To Pass This Bill To Make Sure Republicans Don’t Get Elected County Supervisor ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 14:28:00

Michigan police arrest Christians for talking to Muslims

Four Christians were arrested and jailed for talking to Muslims about Jesus, by order of police chief Ronald Haddad of Dearborn Michigan, who defended the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 14:18:00

Water shut off

Glenn Heights will be turning off the water for Cedar, Hackberry, Pecan, Red Bud and westend of Locust for repair work from 9 a.m. Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/24/2010 11:55:00

MCChrystal Resigns

President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal.MCChrystal Resigns ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2010 14:33:00

AZ Cops Threatened by Drug Cartel Snipers at Border

Articles... Courting Shariah White Like Lies If You Can't Budget, You Can't Govern NY Times Reporter Honored For Activism Disguised as Journalism Holder Lacks WMD Response Plan, But Has Arizona ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2010 08:58:00

Mexico files court brief against Arizona immigration law

(CNN) - Mexico on Tuesday filed a brief in federal court in Arizona supporting a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a tough new immigration law, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2010 08:55:00

Birdwell wins senate race

Unofficial Election Results         22-Jun-10                     Early Voting Percent Final Percent           State Senator, District 22       David Sibley (REP) 330 40.79% 670 30.21% Brian Birdwell (REP) 479 59.21% 1548 69.79%               Diana Buckley Ellis County Human Services ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/22/2010 22:14:00

Check out the video New Footage Shows Flotilla Crew Planned to Throw Israeli Soldiers into Sea

New footage from the Mavi Marmara was released by the Foreign Ministry on Friday afternoon, this time showing IHH head Bülent Yildirim New Footage Shows Flotilla ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/19/2010 19:44:00

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks Offer Alcohol-Free Alternative to Kombucha Drinks

"Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks are the healthful, alcohol-free alternative to the kombucha beverages," stated Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO and President of Bragg Live ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/19/2010 19:35:00

Jury Awards Pedestrian Hit by Drunk Driver $96,855

Attorney Jeff Luhrsen represented drunk driving victim, Erica Gombash, seeking acknowledgment of the wrongdoing and reimbursement of her past and future medical expenses. Ultimately, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/19/2010 19:33:00

Fuel spill causes traffic jam

WAXAHACHIE - Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, Waxahachie Police and Fire Departments reported to an oil spill starting from the new senior center all the way ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2010 17:28:00

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen...

Motto: The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen... 1.     Could the Obama Administration be Blocking Gulf Clean-up Efforts Intentionally? 2.     Never Let an Oil Spill Go ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2010 14:12:00

Man crashes into home, injures 4 kids

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press LANCASTER - A 26-year-old black male drove his car into a Lancaster home injuring four children Sunday, June 13. Tarus Nichols, of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:28:00

City sees ISO rate decline

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The city’s fire insurance service saw a dramatic decline since its last survey done in 1994. Insurance Services Office, Inc. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:27:00

Former mayor dies

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WILMER - A Longtime respected citizen, former Mayor and council member passed away suddenly last Thursday, June 10. Billy Wic-kliffe, part of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:27:00

County receives $1,513,896.19 in local sales tax refunds

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the state collected $1.78 billion in sales tax revenue in May, a 0.1 percent increase compared ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:14:00

Man shot, killed

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – A 33-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head over the weekend. The Ellis County Sheriff’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:13:00

Sibley vs. Birdwell - The final battle

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press AUSTIN - Candidates vying for the vacant senate seat in District 22 are grasping for straws as early voting is underway ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:12:00

Balloon Classic

TIA MOGGED The Ellis County Press Spectatures Anxiously Await the filling of the small Re/Max Balloon during the DFW Summer Balloon Classic and Air Fest held at ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:08:00

Pit Stop BBQ

RODNEY CARTER The Ellis County Press Pit Stop BBQ, Competition Style Barbecue - Located at 3901 S. Highway 287 between Waxahachie and Ennis about a mile and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:07:00

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee to disband

  As county departments complete their move into the new courts building on Jackson Street in Waxahachie, the Commissioners’ Court prepared to disband the Citizens’ Bond ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2010 16:24:00

Saudis clear Israel to bomb Iran?

Riyadh opens air space for run on nuke facilities, paper says var tcdacmd="dt"; msnbc.com staff and news service reports updated 1:05 a.m. CT, Sat., June 12, 2010 function UpdateTimeStamp(pdt) ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2010 16:21:00

Illegal Aliens flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-06-08-immigration_N.htm  Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law is fueling an exodus of Hispanics from the state seven weeks before it goes ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2010 10:13:00

Pray and Watch and Seek God First...

Posted by Ben Sieira on June 13, 2010 at 9:32pm Send Message   View Ben Sieira's blogIt is a signpost. For 2300 evenings and mornings and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2010 10:07:00

Barton holds phone conference

  House Call: Rep. Barton encourages people to speak out Congressman listens to ideas, tells people they will be turned into legislative action   ARLINGTON - Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis/Arlington, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/10/2010 21:45:00

Agenda for Monday,June 12

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

Last Updated: 06/10/2010 21:06:00

Kidnapping suspect caught by ECSO

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press ITALY– A Dallas man fleeing to Mexico was caught by multiple Ellis County Sheriff Office agents after kidnapping a young girl ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:26:00

Helicopter crash claims 2 lives

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Two Care-Flite crew members were instantly killed upon impact when their helicopter burst into flames near Wyatt Road and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:25:00

Councilman requests change of policy

Awards presented MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Newly appointed council member Mark Singleton requested the city look into their policy on how they select their ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:24:00

Courthouse grand opening celebrated

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Human Services ELLIS COUNTY - County officials and employees and members of the public gathered to celebrate the opening of the county’s new ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:19:00

Franks Smokehouse

TIA MOGGED The Ellis County Press Frank’s Smokehouse, "A Taste of Home Cookin’ in Texas" held its ribbon cutting ceremony with local officials last Friday, June 4. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:17:00

Local company aids oil spill

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – The recent catastrophe with the British Petroleum oil spill where more than 30 million gallons of crude oil has ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:13:00

DPS troopers checking 18-wheeler safety June 8-10

During RoadCheck 2010, law enforcement agencies across the United States, Mexico and Canada will be checking commercial motor vehicles such as 18-wheelers. The 72-hour intensive ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2010 12:30:00

Texas Nationalist Movement is offering any illegal alien a free one-way bus ride to Washington, D.C.

NEDERLAND, Texas – The Texas Nationalist Movement is offering to give any illegal alien who wants it a free one-way bus ride … to Washington, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2010 12:18:00

Deepwater Horizon spill on Texas beachs are false

No birds * or other wildlife * on Texas coast affected by gulf oil spill Media hysteria, poor reporting turn federal clerical error into lead ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2010 12:05:00

Deputies involved in head on collision

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Two deputies are nursing injuries after being involved in a head-on collision over the Memorial Day weekend. Sergeant Bryan McGee ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:02:00

2nd time around: Birdwell faces Sibley

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press AUSTIN - Senate District 22 faces a second visit to the polls since Senator Kip Averitt – R, Waco resigned for ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:01:00

44th annual National Polka Fest

MEGAN GRAYThe Ellis County Press More Than 150 Entries Paraded Down Through Main Street in Ennis Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m. helping jump start the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 16:57:00

Plein Air artists gather

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – Devoted "en plein air" artists from across Texas and beyond gathered in Ellis County last week to celebrate the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 16:56:00

Classic Car show rolls into town

MICHAEL SEIBER The Ellis County Press LANCASTER - A classic car show was held over the Memorial Day weekend. Midlothian Classic Wheels , "the little club with ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 16:55:00

2 killed in helicopter crash

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press           MIDLOTHIAN – Two CareFlite crew members were instantly killed upon impact when their helicopter burst into flames near Wyatt Road ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 12:41:00

Courthouse grand opening celebration

Courthouse grand opening celebration             ELLIS COUNTY - County officials and employees and members of the public gathered to celebrate the opening of the county’s new ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 12:10:00

Bond Oversight Committee to hold final meeting

Bond Oversight Committee to hold final meeting              ELLIS COUNTY -  With grand-opening ceremonies behind for the new county and city facilities in downtown Waxahachie  and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 11:46:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces May 14 – June 11 Josefina Hayde Christian vs. Michael Delynn Christian Duane Eugene Kitchen vs. Holly Michelle Kitchen Michael Berryhill II vs. Shanan Lee Berryhill Rhoda Suette Freerksen ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:38:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

ENNIS June 15 Illegal dumping greater than five pounds less than 500 pounds,1000 block Mosley Road, unknown suspect dumped the items listed in the property tab on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:38:00

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

Divorces May 14 – June 11 Penny Renee Ragland vs. Jason Wayne Ragland Cassie Lynn Comfort vs. Christopher Wayne Comfort Ashley Nicole Ocanas vs. Gabriel Ocanas Rachel Michele Padilla vs. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:43:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages May 28 – June 10 Robert Dean Allen and Michall Pugh Campbell Patrick Joseph Aulson and Katrina Kathleen Walker Eric Christian Lee Baze and Kayce Ann Staley James Leonard ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:42:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

BARDWELL May 31 Criminal mischief greater than $500 less than $1,500, Love Park, suspect slashed the complainants tires on her vehicle. 2006 Chevy Cobalt, $500. ENNIS May 30 Meet complainant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:42:00

Ellis County Marriages

MARRIAGES May 14 – 27 Kyle Armstrong and Christi Holden Andy Asamoah and Lucie Bazin Justin Baker and Jessica Johnston David Bland and Bethany Matous Troy Campbell and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:05:00

Ellis County Sheriffs Office

ELLIS COUNTY May 26 Tamper with identification numbers, 1300 block Kaufman, possess and claimed ownership of a trailer with identification numbers removed. ITALY May 13 Harassment, 300 block Morhan Road ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:21:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 13 – 20 Cortez Isidoro, 30, b/m, Arlington warrants Jose Hortado, 28, h/m, public intoxication Juan Jose Palomo, 49, h/m, no driver license Robert S. Kusturin, 46, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:37:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 6 – 12 Faustino Gamez, 22, w/m, no drivers license Daniel Gaitan, 35, w/m, Wilmer PD warrants x2 Johnny M. Baladez, 22, o/m, Wilmer PD warrant Angela R. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:41:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 7 Alfredo Madrid, w/m, 25, Warrant arrest Jose Cruz, w/m, 21, No driver’s license Lisa Avalos, w/f, 42, Warrant arrest Guillermo Guerra, w/m, 45, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:04:00

Wilmer Police Reports

ARRESTS May 8 – May 30 Keithian Moore, b/m, No driver’s license Sinaca Devones, b/m, Failure to identify Edward Young, w/m, Warrant arrest Virdiano Nava, w/f, Warrant arrest Cutrice Mitchell, b/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:20:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 7 Tommy Board, 59, Driving while license suspended, warrants Anthony Jones, 18, Reckless damage Amber Washington, 27, Warrant arrest Joshua West, 33, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:04:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

ARRESTS May 19 – 25 Kylen Burks, 24, Assault causes bodily injury – family violence Matthew Rogers, 20, Driving while license invalid Danica Alexander, b/f, 19, Theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:20:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 10 – 21 Wesley L. Biggs, 42, display expired registration, failure to appear William R. Blair, 24, assault causes bodily injury family violence Kevin P. Brinkley, 30, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:36:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 3 – 14 Kelly J. Ambrose, 32, aggravated robbery Johnny M. Baladez, 22, failure to display drivers license x2 Miguel A. Gomez, 27, speeding, no motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:41:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 7 Lamar Allen, 53, Warrant arrest Johnny Baladez, 22, Warrant arrest Miguel Gomez, 27, Warrant arrest Rogelio Herrera, 20, Warrant arrest Ryan Kerrs, 29, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:03:00

Red Oak Police Reports

ARRESTS May 17 – 24 Eva Barrientos, 23, Warrant arrest Erica Byrd, 37, Warrant arrest Robert Clayburn, 39, Possession of a controlled substance under 28g, possession of marijuana Mark Hlas, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:20:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 8 – 13 Zachary G. Daniels, 18, w/m, theft of property Anthony Sadler, 22, w/m, public intoxication Gabriel Ocanas, 25, h/m, public intoxication Matthew Dixon, 34, w/m, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:40:00

Palmer Police Reports

ARRESTS May 19 – 25 Ricardo Cornejo, w/m, 27, Public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:19:00

Milford Police Reports

Arrests May 30 – June 12 Francisco Perez, warrants x6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:36:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 13 – 19 Justin Mathew Radabaugh, 20, possession dangerous drug, possession marijuana less than 2 oz Sergio Acosta, 47, public intoxication Christopher A. Benson, 31, theft of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:35:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 6 – 12 Zachary J. Cade, 22, warrant arrest Lisa M. Fife, 31, warrant arrest Juan F. Galvan, 38, warrant arrest x2 Colt B. Herrera, 22, warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:40:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 7 Juan Charles, w/m, 42, Driving while intoxicated Perain Hall, b/m, 34, Driving while intoxicated Andrew Lasseter, w/m, 21, Aggravated assault – ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:03:00

Midlothian Police Reports

ARRESTS May 16 – 22 Nora Quintero, w/f, 40, Warrant arrest Joshua Lemaster, w/m, 30, Assault causes bodily injury ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:19:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests June 7 – 13 Joyce Lance Clerk, 46, b/f, warrant/ Lancaster PD Roger Davis, 20, b/m, Dallas PD warrant Dionece Beal, 19, b/f, warrant/other agency Dominique Kelley, 23, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:40:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 6 Lagarrett Obryant, b/m, 32, Driving while intoxicated Leonardo Chaves, w/m, 26, Warrant arrest Jerrell McClenton, b/m, 23, Warrant arrest Kandyce Livingston, w/f, 29, Possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:03:00

Lancaster Police Reports

ARRESTS May 17 – 23 Javier Martinez, w/m, 25, No driver’s license Jerrell Mathis, b/m, 27, Assault Abundio Chapa, w/m, 57, Driving while intoxicated Calvin Newman, b/m, 47, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:19:00

Italy Police Reports

ARRESTS May 9 – 23 Jared Arevalo, w/m, 19, Deadly conduct discharge firearm, unlawful carrying of a weapon Crox Alvarado, w/m, 56, Warrant arrest Marlo Chism, b/f, 35, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:57:00

Hutchins Police Reports

ARRESTS May 9 – 23 Shannon Williams, b/f, 24, Warrant arrest Amapola Yanez, w/f, 26, Warrant arrest John Hargrove, w/m, 27, Warrant arrest Paulino Santos, w/m, 28, Warrant arrest Jesus ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:18:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 11 – 17 Daniel D. Welch, 18, m, Glenn Heights PD warrants Isaac Rodriguez, 54, m, driving while intoxicated James B. Shumake, 63, m, Glenn Heights PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:34:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

ARRESTS May 21 – 27 Patrick Reeves, 42, Warrant arrest Richard Gomez, 22, Driving while intoxicated Christopher Sharp, 38, Warrant arrest Keshia David, 24, Warrant arrest Luis Estrada, 27, Warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:56:00

Glenn Heights Police Report

ARRESTS May 14 – 20 Leo Robinson, 43, Failure to register as sex offender James Gordan, 34, Warrant arrest Baronne Nelson, 19, Warrant arrest Kathy Thomas, 35, Assault Marcus ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:17:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests June 1 – 21 Brent Schlottman, 28, w/m, Ferris warrants Richard McMillian, 47, b/m, Dallas County Sheriff’s office Justin Henry, 23, b/m, Ferris warrants Jeremy Watkins, 30, w/m, Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:34:00

Ferris Police Reports

ARRESTS May 27 – June 4 Branisha Dawkins, b/f, 19, Warrant arrest Jose Perez, w/m, 34, Warrant arrest Tameka Calhoun, b/f, 25, Warrant arrest Efrain Martinez, w/m, 53, Driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:56:00

Ferris Police Report

ARRESTS May 11 – 17 Branisha Dawkins, b/f, 19, Warrant arrest Tammy Collins, w/f, 33, Warrant arrest Gerardo Zapata, w/m, 34, Warrant arrest Jose Rodriguez, w/m, 24, Public intoxication Rafael ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:17:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 15 – 17 Michelle Biddy, 44, w/f, public intoxication Juany Villarreal, 23, w/f, public intoxication Jeremy Thedford, 34, w/m, driving while license invalid, possession of dangerous drug Michael ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:33:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 9 – 14 Juventino Hernandez, 36, w/m, indecency w/child sexual contact, burglary of habitation w/intent to commit assault Marcos Longhurst, 50, w/m, assault, evading arrest Kimberly Nelson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:39:00

Ennis Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 7 Elias Arias, w/m, 40, Failure to identify, warrants Charles Blaschke, w/m, 26, Possession of drug paraphernalia Bernardo Merino, w/m, 36, Traffic violation Raymond ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:56:00

Ennis Police Report

ARRESTS May 25 – 31 Michelle Mauze, w/f, 34, Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants Steven Cecenas, w/m, 26, Traffic violation Margo Green, b/f, 36, Failure to identify, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:17:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests June 14 – 20 Kevin Todd Boykins, 45, b/m, failure to dim headlights Stephen Mika Mcfadzean, 22, b/m, warrant arrest Matthew Vernon Dixon, 34, w/m, warrant arrest Amber Franchelle ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:32:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests June 7 – 13 Mary Frances Smith, 20, b/f, warrant arrest-outside agency Sheronica Evette Nelson, 33, b/f, aggravated assault date/family/house w/ weapon (knife or cut instrument) Jocelyn Medlock ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:38:00

DeSoto Police Reports

ARRESTS June 1 – 6 Jeremy Boldon, b/m, 29, Warrant arrest Corine Walter, b/f, 32. Warrant arrest Jennifer Parks, b/f, 50, Theft under $50 Brandon Roberts, b/m, 34, Warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:55:00

DeSoto Police Report

ARRESTS May 17 – 24 Tamika Green, b/f, 24, Warrant arrest Renita Anderson, b/f, 43, Expired driver’s license Juan Perez, w/m, 30, No driver’s license Bernard Clement, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:16:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests June 7 – 13 Brandon Eugene Coleman, b/m, 17, theft under $50 (shoplifting) Amber Jenee Johnson, b/f, 22, warrant arrest-local charge (traffic, city ordinance, class c) Rodolfo Navarro-Mendoza, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:31:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

ARRESTS May 26 – May 31 Keisha Dixon, b/f, 23, Public intoxication Sandra Ossai, b/f, 24, Warrant arrest Kimberly Gargus, w/f, 39, Warrant arrest Brandon Adkins, w/m, 23, Warrant arrest Irene ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:54:00

Cedar Hill Police Report

ARRESTS May 17 – 23 Shaze Brooks, b/f, 23, Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information Ronald Taylor, b/m, 36, Warrant arrest Amanda Burnsworth, w/f, 26, Assault causes ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:15:00

THE STORAGE PLACE - NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on June 17 and 24, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:39:00

Attic Space Self-Storage: Notice of Public Sale

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 Notice of Public Sale Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:46:00

Attic Space Self-Storage: Notice of Public Sale

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 Notice of Public Sale Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:46:00

Ferris ISD Child Nutrition Service - Proposals on Pizza Product

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 The Ferris ISD Child Nutrition Service is accepting proposals on Pizza ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:45:00

THE STORAGE PLACE - NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on June 17 and 24, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:44:00

City of Hutchins - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 SECTION A ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals addressed to the Mayor and City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:43:00

Attic Space Self-Storage - Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 Notice of Public Sale Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:10:00

Attic Space Self-Storage - Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 Notice of Public Sale Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:09:00

Ferris ISD Child Nutrition Service accepting Pizza product proposals

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 The Ferris ISD Child Nutrition Service is accepting proposals on Pizza ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:08:00

City of Hutchins - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 10 & 17, 2010 SECTION A ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals addressed to the Mayor and City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:07:00

CITY OF WILMER AMENDING THE WILMER CODE OF ORDINANCES

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 3, 2010 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILMER AMENDING THE WILMER CODE OF ORDINANCES, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:23:00

Application for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission by El Fenix Corporation dba El Fenix

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 27 & June 3, 2010 Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:21:00

Mabel Lucille Moser

Dec. 23, 1925 – June 17, 2010 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Mable Lucille Moser, 84, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:26:00

Alton Newell Adams

Jan. 5, 1928 - June 15, 2010 RED OAK - Alton Newell Adams, 82, of Red Oak, went to be the Lord Tuesday, June 15, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:26:00

Billy Ray Wickliffe

May 23, 1933 – June 10, 2010 WILMER – Funeral services for Billy Ray Wickliffe were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:35:00

Peggy Ann Baker

Jan. 9, 1950 – June 6, 2010 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Peggy Baker, 60, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:34:00

Carl G. Watson Sr.

March 1, 1934 - May 24, 2010 FERRIS - Carl G. Watson, Sr., 76 of Ferris, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 in Red Oak. Carl ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:12:00

Eula Inez Logan

Feb. 24, 1927 – May 30, 2010 ENNIS – Funeral services for Eula Inez Logan, of Ennis, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:12:00

When the Law was given at Mt. Sinai 3,000 people were killed

Q. What does it mean when 1Cor 12.22 says that tongues is for the unbeliever? A. To understand what this means, we have to go up ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:24:00

Shine a spiritual light in the darkness

ELISA NORMANThe Living WordThis Sabbath’s readings focused on priests and their purpose: to shine spiritual light in the darkness. Joshua 21 lists the towns and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:34:00

Hades will be emptied into the Lake of Fire at the 2nd resurrection

This week we are going to continue with the question about what Sheol is and why it is not the grave. Sheol is described as ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:33:00

Seven places Jesus bled to set us free

Tim Laughlin www.restorationtrainingcenter.org Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:43:00

We should never argue over translations, that is all they are

Q. I am very confused about what Hades is. Some say it is the grave and others say it isn’t. Is Hades the same as ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:32:00

Fiscal irresponsibility at the Temple

ELISA NORMANThe Living Word In 2 Kings 12, Joash orders the collection of taxes for the upkeep and repair of damages of the Temple. "But by ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:11:00

Jesus didnt teach anywhere without it meaning something

Q. Is there any significance to the fact the Jesus taught on the Mount of Olives? A. He didn’t teach anywhere without it meaning something. In ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:10:00

Ready, Set, Grill! Tips for Grill Maintenance

Are you sure your grill is ready to fire up? Whether you use a gas grill year-round or just pull it out for summer cookouts, it’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:30:00

Late bloomers Looking forward to fall

Shirley Campbell Already I’m dreading the heat of the summer when no one feels like working in the garden. But, fall will come and its cooler ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:29:00

Local students named to UNT Deans & Presidents lists

DENTON — The following University of North Texas students from this area were named to the Dean’s List for the 2010 spring semester. To be ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:28:00

SAGU Spring 2010 Presidents/Deans list includes students from Red Oak

WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) recently released its President’s and Dean’s lists for the Spring 2010 semester. Located in Waxahachie, SAGU is ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:28:00

Ferris resident named to TSTC Honor Roll

FERRIS - Clint Young of Ferris has earned a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2010 spring semester at Texas State Technical College ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:27:00

Local students honored with U.S. Service Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton R-Ennis/Arlington, is honored to announce the appointments of four area students to the U.S. service academies. This year’s class includes ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:20:00

VNA offers coping with grief seminar on July 22

The Visiting Nurse Association is offering a bereavement seminar on coping with grief for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. The seminar ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:20:00

DeSoto High School graduates the Class of 2010

DESOTO - The DeSoto High School Class of 2010 graduated just under 500 students at a packed Dallas Convention Center on Friday, June 4. A ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:36:00

SAGUs 3rd student film “Murdoch” in post-production

WAXAHACHIE - This summer, SAGU’s Communication Arts department filmed its third student film. The crew producing "Murd-och" is comprised of 25 students. Southwestern Cinema plans ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:35:00

Hawkins Street railroad crossing to close for repairs

WAXAHACHIE - The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be closing the Hawkins Street railroad crossing near Richards Park and the city cemetery for repairs ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:29:00

Seniors receive top college acceptance

RODNEY CARTER The Ellis County Press PALMER- The following Palmer High School seniors of 2010 accepted at top colleges. Mathew Hurst- Dallas Baptist University; Lexxy Blankenship- Tarleton ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:29:00

Juneteenth celebration holds lifelong memories

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press FERRIS - African Am-erican residents started celebrating Juneteenth nearly three decades ago in Ferris. "The festivities were headed by Alfred Mosley and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:28:00

Community Calendar

All calendar items submitted will run as space permits. Cedar Hill Thursday, June 10 Heavy Equipment Petting Zoo The Zula Wylie Public library is hosting its 5th Annual Heavy ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 14:05:00

Cristen Graham of Waxahachie graduates from Rice University

WAXAHACHIE - Cristen Graham, of Waxahachie, graduated May 15 from Rice University. Graham received a Master of Bioengineering degree. Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:53:00

Amber Terrace 5th graders tour Washington, D.C.

DESOTO - Amber Terrace Elementary fifth-grade students recently returned from the trip of their life touring Washington, D.C. for three days including visits to parts ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:53:00

90 SAGU students span the globe for missions

As part of SAGU’s missions focus, every year Southwestern Missions Association (SMA) sends numerous missions teams to various parts of the world. This year, there ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:51:00

WHS senior, Victoria Bell, sings National Anthem at Lone Star Park

WAXAHACHIE - Waxah-achie was represented well at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie Sunday, May 23. Waxahachie High School senior, Victoria Bell, opened the day’s racing ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:50:00

SAGU alumnus receives prestigious TDCJ award

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice bestowed upon SAGU alumnus Paul Ransberger the 2010 Divisional Award. He is the first chaplain in the history of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:50:00

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns take reading seriously

ELLIS & DALLAS COUNTIES - Want to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:50:00

Ovilla resident makes Presidents list

OVILLA - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) recently released its President’s and Dean’s lists for the Spring 2010 semester, including a student from Ovilla. Maegan ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:49:00

Joshua Daniel “JD” Garner

Bowie – Josh and Elizabeth Garner are proud to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Daniel "JD" Garner, on March 20, 2010 at 10:15 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:45:00

Senior wins 2010 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year award

DESOTO - DeSoto High School Senior Gabrielle McBay won the 2010 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year for the business development of her Crumbs by ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:44:00

New pediatric hospital unit added

MEGAN GRAY The Ellis County Press DESOTO - Hickory Trail Hospital, a Psychiatric Solutions Inc. facility, recently announced the expansion of its youth services to include a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:28:00

Public meeting for transportation services for elderly and disabled Groups

MESQUITE – The Texas Department of Transportation welcomes citizens to a public meeting to discuss transportation services for elderly and/or disabled individuals in Collin, Denton, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:28:00

Local veterinarian receives awards

MIDLOTHIAN - 1st Lt. Charles T. Wofford II, a veterinarian working at the Midlothian Veterinary Clinic located at 840 East Main Street, received two awards ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:27:00

Parent Academy keeps ATE parents in the know

DESOTO - Amber Terrace Elementary launched a Parent Academy this year! The group, meets twice a month from November to May, to discuss many topics ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:14:00

Clift Principal Ruth Sutton celebrates 40 years

WAXAHACHIE - Ruth Sutton has been with Waxahachie Independent School District for 40 years. Sutton, who began her career with the district in 1970, started ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:13:00

Amber Terrace Elementary engaging students and families

DESOTO – Third-grade Gifted and Talented Eagle students at Amber Terrace Elementary have been involved in a math enrichment program called Math Makes Cents. Math ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:13:00

Moonlight Movie series to kick-off Friday

WAXAHACHIE - The Summer Moonlight Movie series kicks off this Friday, June 4, with "Places In The Heart." The movies begin at approximately 9 p.m. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:07:00

DeSoto ISD swears in board members, selects officers for 2010-11

DESOTO — Following the departure of Rhonda Lemons, who did not seek re-election, Curt Krohn and Don McKinley, who were appointed to fill the remaining ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:03:00

ObamaCares Bad Omen

  By Grace-Marie Turner   Shortly after President Obama signed the health overhaul law, several major corporations reported it would take a bite out of their future earnings. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2010 16:27:00

New Roth retirement account options in 2010

Jason Alderman www.practicalmoneyskills.com When deciding whether to save for retirement using a traditional or Roth IRA, many people wrestle with the question, "When I retire, will my ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:24:00

Taste test?

I asked my son how a new can of iced tea tasted. Bad he said, I mean really awful. I tried a can and it ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:23:00

Thats how the cookie crumbles

Have you ever paused to consider how, on the one extreme, tyrants and tyrannical types manage, for instance, to raise colossal armies to fight, even ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:23:00

Preparing for the real Super Bowl

William Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com Recently I was listening to an interview of Judge Napolitano, the Fox commentator, on the radio. It reminded me that "We the People" need ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:21:00

Rebuilding after bankruptcy

Jason Alderman www.practicalmoneyskills.com No one takes the decision to declare bankruptcy lightly. Besides being an expensive, time-consuming and awkward process, bankruptcy can have serious and long-lasting impacts ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:32:00

Alarming e-mail

An alarming e-mail was received recently. It was from someone whom I’ve gained a great deal of information from in the last few years, especially ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:31:00

Movement in the Right direction

William Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com Democrats, liberals, illegal aliens and most of the media were not too happy with the 2010 Republican Party Platform hammered out Saturday in Dallas. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:30:00

Constitution Party of Texas meets in Waxahachie

William Horning The Constitution Party of Texas held its bi-annual Convention Saturday at the Civic Center in Waxah-achie, with party faithfuls coming in from Houston, Dallas, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:30:00

Why is the Left called "the Left?" Why is the Right called "the Right?"

Pose either of these seemingly simple queries to Google the all-knowing, and the absence of unequivocal answers about the fundamental underpinnings of our political system ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:31:00

Predators eyes

I had a terrible year when my dear wife passed on to her reward in heaven. Then shortly my dog also died. I always buy a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:31:00

Voting

Kitty Kallen did a hit musical vocal piece back in the 50s entitled "Little Things Mean A Lot." It was one of my favorites, as ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:30:00

I must show my ID

Submitted by Bill Redding I must show ID when: 1. When pulled over by the Police. 2. Making purchases on my credit card. 3. When I ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:29:00

The Bad Ship Socialism

William Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com Memorial Day was another opportunity to honor the sacrifices so many Americans from the days of the Founding Fathers, to the present, have made ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2010 13:28:00

Confederate dollar

I sit in the clinic waiting room, a man walked up with something to sell. Having nothing else to do I glanced at his wares. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:10:00

November 2

Yes, it’s undeniably obvious we’re in big trouble as a nation. We see all kinds of answers toward how to solve these problems, but arriving ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:09:00

Master Composting

When I saw the article Master Composting, I almost wanted to laugh. Master Gardener, Master Composter, who needs a fancy title to garden? I have ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:09:00

Un-social media

Almost everyone I know, other than me, is involved in social media of some sort. Either it’s Facebook and its friends or MySpace. Since I ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:09:00

Heading to Havana?

William Horning pathfinder87@yahoo.com My business ventures allow me to talk with some very special people both in the United States and around the world. This past week ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:08:00

Waxahachie sports complex hosts state tournament

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press The Waxahachie Sports Complex hosted the 2010 ASA (Amateur Softball Association of America) 12U Class A Girls Fast pitch State Tournament ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:31:00

ROBSA holds coaches game

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press RED OAK - The Red Oak Baseball Softball Association held its annual Coaches Game on Friday, June 11 at Lindsey Park. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/25/2010 21:29:00

DeSoto ISD honors top 20 seniors at banquet event

DESOTO – Parents and district staff gathered at Thorntree Country Club to celebrate the achievements of the top 20 seniors of DeSoto High School at ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:38:00

Lady Hawks to conduct future Lady Hawks volleyball camp

Submitted by Chip Bird RED OAK - Members of the 2010 Red Oak High School volleyball teams will be conducting a volleyball camp for future Lady ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/17/2010 10:36:00

DHS teams win silver in State Meet

DeSoto - The DHS Girls’ and Boys’ Track Teams won second place in the team competition at the 5A State Track Meet on May 14-15. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:15:00

Rebels and Twins win 1st

Steve Patterson The Ellis County Press RED OAK - Many of the local Red Oak and Ovilla youth baseball teams competed in the Best Southwest Baseball Spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/03/2010 17:14:00

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