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Train versus truck

An 18-wheeler truck hit the side of an oncoming train in Ennis on Cedar Road Friday, Oct. 21 causing a derailment near the GAF Materials ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:11:00

Law enforcement to ‘take back’ drugs

SHARI PHILLIPS  Special to The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE - Local law enforcement, in partnership with IMPACT Waxahachie and Drug Prevention Resources, will host a “Prescription Drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:09:00

We stand on the backs of their sacrifice; Their history is our tradition as long as there are Americans to remember...

My name is John Hiram Adair. I was born in a white frame house in Forreston, the youngest of five children, and the only son ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:07:00

Simply Speaking: Is Obama qualified?

When those of the Left start screaming and squealing about this, that, or the other, you can begin placing your bets there’s more than even ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:07:00

Personal Finance: Beware of fake check scams

The other day I got one of those annoying emails from a supposed Nigerian prince promising rich rewards for helping to move money out of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:06:00

Personal Finance: Energy-efficiency tax credits expire soon

If you haven’t already jumped on the home energy-efficiency bandwagon, the good news is that several federal energy tax credits originally slated to end in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:05:00

Constitutional Thinking: American history: The road from a republic to democracy

I thought some American History might help everyone understand how serious our situation is today.  Six of the top seven candidates still refuse to talk ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:04:00

Godly hope and change

In a day when politicians make promises of reform, we must remember one timeless truth: the true hope for America lies in the effective witness ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:03:00

‘Seated themselves in the seat of Moses’ means they interpreted Scripture

Q. There are some teachers who say that Matt 23.1-2 means that we should be following what the Orthodox Rabbi’s teach when it comes to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:03:00

SAGU loses to Oklahoma Panhandle State, 38-22

Source: Mark Warde - SAGU Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern squandered three scoring chances while the lead was taking bids, allowing Oklahoma Panhandle State to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:02:00

Tigers roll over Hawks

(Source: DMN SportsHS) RED OAK - Corsicana (8-1, 6-1) jumped out to an early 14-0 lead after 2:32 of game play and never looked back in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:01:00

Ferris Jackets fall to North Forney Falcons

Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Ferris Yellow Jackets and North Forney Falcons met at Jacket Stadium Friday, Oct. 21, both teams starting ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 10:00:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

CEDAR HILL Sept. 30 Theft property greater than $20K less than $100K, unknown suspects took complainant’s listed property without her consent.2005 Blue Freight liner tractor, 2001 transcraft ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:59:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 17 - 21 Deborah F Rogers, w/f, 52, WPD x2 Juan A Garcia, w/m, 23, WPD x3 Maria E Contreras, w/f, 50, WPD x4 CAPIAS Quentin McDonald, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:59:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 12 - 24 Karen A. Rodriguez, p.d.d. Margret Lambeth, theft $50-$500 Gabriel P. Mottu, driving while intoxicated Martin Campos, mtr Vincente R. Gonzalez, mtr-parole Hollie Fox, public intoxication Tambra Wright, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:58:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 17 - 24 Rogers L. Dean, 21, no driver’s license, resist arrest search or transport Michael W. Gwinn, 40, assault physical contact family violence Christian M. Hernandez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:58:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21 James Chatham, b/m, 33, driving while license suspended ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:57:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 17 - 23 Traffic stops 17 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 47 Business/building checks 103 Neighborhood checks 282 Total primary calls-for-service 26 Avg unit rspns time 5 min/7 sec Backup officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:57:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 16 - 22 Robert A Talbert, 41, assault causes bodily injury family violence Veronica C Moreno, 34, Grand Prairie warrant x6, Irving PD warrant, Midlothian PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:57:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 17 - 21 Gary Wayne Buford, w/m, 48, Desoto Mary Mendez, w/f, 41, Ellis County Sheriff Office Robert Jermaine Smith, b/m, 30, driving while intoxicated Ray Brown, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:57:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21 - 24 Thomas Lusk, 17, W/m, delivery of marijuana less than 2oz  Jennifer Flanagan, 33, W/f, public intoxication  Corey Nabors, 36, W/m, other agency warrants  Jessica Moreno, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:56:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 17 - 21 Angelina Abeja, 64, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Bruce Diaz, 44, public intoxication Hector Rosales-abeja, 41, possession of marijuana less than 2oz James Gilpin, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:56:00

SAGU student wins Dr. Pepper scholarship, entered to win $100,000

Submitted by Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) junior Glorie Ndongola received a $2,500 scholarship from the 2011 Dr. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:55:00

MAAG open a new year

Darleene Denbow MAAG reporter The Methodist Active Adult Group opened a new year of activity with a salad and dessert luncheon at the Bardwell United Methodist Church ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:55:00

PUBLIC NOTICE: Wilmer City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, November 3, 2011

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011   PUBLIC NOTICE   The Wilmer City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, November 3, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:54:00

Ennis FFA made it’s mark on the State Fair of Texas

Submitted by Brian Harlan, EHS Welding / Pre-Employment ENNIS - Ennis Future Farmers of America made it’s mark on the State Fair of Texas at the annual Ag. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:53:00

Mosley appointed new CVB director

WAXAHACHIE - The city of Waxahachie has appointed Laurie Mosley as the Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).  Mosley was the unanimous selection following ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:52:00

‘Mr. Waxahachie’ recognized by commissioners; Early voting for Nov. 8 elections underway

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Commissioners’ Court  recognized Dr. Harold Nolte, Jr. for his years of outstanding service to the community Monday, Oct. 24. “He is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/27/2011 09:51:00

DHS Job Fair for Illegals

October 24, 2011 - Today's News Today's Featured Item: DHS Job Fair for Illegals Natural Born Citizen Eligibility Rulings Vanish for the Internet Banker's Wife Ditches 4 Kids ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2011 11:10:00

Breaking News from Newsmax.com

O'Reilly: Obama's 'Stubborn Ideology' Keeps Nation Divided President Barack Obama’s re-election hinges on the economy, and if the unemployment rate does not improve, "he's done," Fox ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2011 11:08:00

Featured Video: 'Embryonic' and 'Adult' Stem Cell Research Explained by David Kupelian

October 24, 2011 Featured Video: 'Embryonic' and 'Adult' Stem Cell Research Explained by David Kupelian Cartoon: Protester Leaving Home TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama Wakes a Sleeping ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2011 10:47:00

Red Oak Jazzercise celebrating 5th Year Anniversary Monday, Oct. 24

It's finally here the celebration of Red Oak Jazzercise - 5th Year Anniversary!   We look forward to seeing you tonight at the Empowering Word Christian ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2011 10:42:00

Featured Video: Freud's Last Session with C.S. Lewis: Does God Exist?

FEATURED NEWS: Another $60 billion infrastructure 'stimulus' on the horizon? EXCLUSIVE: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Occupy Orlando Featured Video: Freud's Last Session with C.S. Lewis: Does ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/23/2011 12:31:00

Politically Incorrect Headlines: U.N. Control of Internet?

U.N. Control of Internet? Gallup Poll: Only One President Had Lower Approval Rating Than Obama at This Point in His Presidency Gay Kiss During High School Musical ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/23/2011 12:29:00

Politically Incorrect Headlines: Obama Solicits Designers to Work – Unpaid – on … Jobs Poster!

SCANDALOUS: DOE Caught Removing Company's Name From Old Press Releases Headlines The WH Didn't Want From Their Taxpayer-Funded Bus Tour Obama Solicits Designers to Work – Unpaid ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/23/2011 12:07:00

Americans are Paying Others to Murder Christians

Democratic Caucus Charged Taxpayers to Clean Its Dirty Laundry Americans are Paying Others to Murder Christians Coming Home NPR Is Out Of Control, Using Tax Dollars To Support ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/23/2011 12:00:00

Obama Admin Removes Islam from Terror Training Materials

Arizona Abortion Law Legal and Working Obama Admin Removes Islam from Terror Training Materials  George Soros Funds Occupy Wall Street Strike Two for Obama's 'Jobs' Package Clinton Delivers U.S. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/23/2011 11:55:00

Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in U.S.

October 21, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in U.S. Natural gas outlook: Storage figures rise, modest price gains Biden ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/21/2011 08:39:00

Perry to Propose Flat Tax Next Week

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines:Today's Featured Article: What Percent Are You? Perry to Propose Flat Tax Next Week Palestinians to Push for Statehood at U.N. on Nov. 11 See ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/21/2011 08:22:00

ICE Ordered Agents Not to Arrest Fugitive Illegals

October 21, 2011 - Today's News Today's Featured Item: ICE Ordered Agents Not to Arrest Fugitive Illegals Electric Car Company Received Obama Admin Approved Loan to Build ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/21/2011 08:16:00

TxDOT launches new web application to streamline crash data reporting

AUSTIN—Crash records are now easier to transfer with the recent launch of a new, secure web-based application that allows law enforcement agencies to send reports ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 14:18:00

County’s busiest intersection to see improvements

WAXAHACHIE – The Texas Department of Transportation is breaking ground this month on a project to improve the intersection of US 77 at US 287 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:41:00

Guest Editorial: USPS faces financial crisis

Submitted by the United State Postal Service “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night…will stay us from the swift completion of our appointed ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:39:00

Personal Finance: Medicare open enrollment comes early

If you’re enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: Oct. 15, 2011 – Dec. 7, 2011. That’s Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment period – ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:38:00

Simply Speaking: Political climate

Just arrived back from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico that is, and am pretty sure the political climate here has remained essentially unchanged. Same ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:38:00

Constitutional Thinking: Lost on the range

More and more, it is looking like the promised Republican Constitutional Cattle Drive of 2008 has failed. The steers can’t seem to get much done ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:37:00

Jimmie C. Perdue

Jan. 28, 1935 - Oct. 12, 2011 Jimmie C. Perdue, 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 in Dallas. Born on Jan. 28, 1935 in Madisonville, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:36:00

Myrtle E. Gracy

Oct. 4, 1913 - Oct. 13, 2011 FERRIS - Myrtle E. Gracy, 98, formerly of Ferris, went to be with her Lord, Thursday, Oct. 13, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:36:00

Cultivating the fine art of casual loafing

Storm clouds were brewing like fresh morning coffee in the normally placid parsonage this past week. I will not say that things got out of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:35:00

Having the Torah written on your heart does not change DNA

This week I want to go over a belief among many believers called the Ephraimite or “two house” theory that says that in European and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:34:00

Red Oak Life School fall to Alba-Golden

Source: Chad Oder RED OAK - The Life School Red Oak Mustangs (0-7) fell to the Alba-Golden Panthers (4-3), Friday, Oct. 14 34-14 at the Life ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:34:00

Ferris Jackets sting Mabank Panthers

Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Jackets coming off a big win in their district opener, continues their strong start in district play ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:32:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

AVALON Sept. 28 Demented person, 2800 block Highway 34, the complainant has been suffering from depression and made comments leading family to believe that he would commit ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:31:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 10 - 17 Jaime Anthony Lemon, w/m, 32, tcic Glenn Heights Albert G Gomez, w/m, 20, WPD x3 Bernardo Moreno, h/m, 27, WPD 3 capias Steven Edison, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:31:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 11-17 Christopher R. Dowlern, possession of marijuana Cody A. Dowlern, P.D.D. Zachary Evans, possession of marijuana less then 2 oz. Tyler Wells, possession of marijuana less then 2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:31:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 10 - 17 Damon J. Bell, 39, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Ashlee E. Beazzouz, 29, violate driver’s license restriction, failure to appear Amber K. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:30:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 16 Kendra Hall, w/f, 24, driving while intoxicated with child ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:30:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 10 - 16 Traffic Stops 25 Citations issued 15 Vacation house check 64 Business/building checks 148 Neighborhood checks 368 Total primary calls for service 17 Average unit response time 3min/14sec Accident hit ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:29:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 9 - 15 Wilma J. Livar, 45, driving while intoxicated Stephen D. Brooksher, 34, Cedar Hill PD warrant Jennifer G. Brooksher, 36, possession of drug paraphernalia Shelbie Delossantos, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:29:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 10 - 16 Lonnie Taylor, b/m, 28, assault Damien Dwayne Sweeney, b/m, 30, burglary Viatress Nicole Ivory, b/f, 33, warrant/Bexar County Sherriff Office Gregory Dean Richardson, b/m, 52, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:29:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 7 - 13 Wallace S Thompson, m, 35, driving while intoxicated Tony D Johnson, m, 33, eluding Eric S Cray, m, 22, public intoxication Dandre R Fisher, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:29:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 11-17 Gustavo Gonzalez-serrano, 23, traffic citation, warrant-non EPD charges  Jeff Carey jr., 39, warrant- non EPD charges Jose Eresti, 42, traffic arrest John Huffman, 19, driving while intoxicated, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:28:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 5 - Oct. 5 Aaron Lawrence Carr, b/m, 21, warrant arrest-local charge Juanita Kay Green, b/f, 33, aggravated assault Anthony Terome Stanford, b/m, 34, assault that causes ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:27:00

Red Oak Jazzercise to host free open house

Submitted article RED OAK - Linda Frazier, a Red Oak-area Jazzercise instructor, will offer a free-for-all Jazzercise Open House Monday, Oct. 24 to celebrate their five ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:27:00

District to honor breast cancer survivors at PINK OUT game

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Oct. 21, Waxahachie Independent School District will host its 3rd annual PINK OUT: Indians Care Enough to wear Pink ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:27:00

Glenn Heights holds National Night Out

Submitted by Glenn Heights Police Department GLENN HEIGHTS - The Glenn Heights National Night Out was held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Heritage Park in Glenn Heights. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:25:00

Wedding announcement: Simmons - Cooper to wed

OVILLA - Judy Warren of Ovilla and Jim Simmons of Yantis announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dorsi Rachelle Simmons to Eric ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:22:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 13 & 20, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:20:00

Application For Local Option Election Petition: “To Legalize The Sale Of Beer And Wine For Off Premise Consumption Only” And/Or “To Legalize The Sale Of Mixed Beverages In Restaurants By Food And Beverage Certificate Holders Only”

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 Application For Local Option Election Petition “To Legalize The Sale Of Beer And Wine ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:19:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 13 & 20, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC. In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 59 of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:15:00

Economic Development Corporation Board hires new executive director

Special to The Ellis County Press DESOTO - Following a nation-wide search, the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation has hired K. Scott Fleming, CEcD as their new Executive ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2011 11:14:00

Amigos Bible Study Festival of Booths celebration Friday

We are excited to announce that the Festival of Booths is happening this Friday night.   Kathy McIntirehas been intimately connected with our Jewish roots.  You ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2011 15:09:00

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant responds to flag controversy

We've had some questions about whether or not guests can bring the American flag into our restaurants. We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/17/2011 15:09:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 16.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g

Dallas, October 17- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 16.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/17/2011 15:07:00

Thoughts to Encourage (praying or fainting)

"We are either praying or fainting, overcoming or being overcome." Geri McGhee   "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/17/2011 11:31:00

Communist U.S.A. Endorses Occupy Movement

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama admin. already collecting private health information? TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Communist U.S.A. Endorses Occupy Movement Featured Video: Ryan the Marine: One of our ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/17/2011 11:28:00

Don’t pass a stopped Texas school bus: it’s dangerous

Texas law prohibits vehicles from passing any school bus that is stopped and has its flashing red lights activated to protect children getting onto and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/17/2011 11:27:00

October 17, 2011 - Today's News - Sharpton: People Favoring Voter IDs Want to 'Revoke the Voting Rights Act'

Today's Featured Item: Video: Former KGB Official Explains Plan Unfolding in America Right Now! Sharpton: People Favoring Voter IDs Want to 'Revoke the Voting Rights Act' Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/17/2011 11:22:00

DPS Warns Parents that the Mexican Cartels are Recruiting Texas High School Students

Six of the seven Mexican Cartels have established command and control networks in Texas and they are recruiting Texas students to support their drug, human, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/14/2011 16:40:00

October 14, 2011 - Today's News: Why the Left Fears Herman Cain

Today's Featured Item: Watch Mitt Praise Ted Kennedy for His Role in Passing RomneyCare Why the Left Fears Herman Cain Who's the Real Tea Party Candidate? TEA Party ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/14/2011 09:01:00

Obama pressed to get tough on Iran for terror plot

Lawmakers: Use sanctions Political pressure mounted on the Obama administration Wednesday to take a tougher stance on Iran after the disclosure of a Tehran-linked plot to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/14/2011 08:59:00

CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY

CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among you: ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 14:14:00

CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY

CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among you: ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 14:14:00

October 13, 2011 - Today's News: Olive Garden Restaurant Bans Display of American Flag

Today's Featured Item: Olive Garden Restaurant Bans Display of American Flag  Occupy Wall Street Protester: Pay for My College Because That's What I Want They Want a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 14:07:00

October 13, 2011 - Today's News: Olive Garden Restaurant Bans Display of American Flag

Today's Featured Item: Olive Garden Restaurant Bans Display of American Flag  Occupy Wall Street Protester: Pay for My College Because That's What I Want They Want a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 14:07:00

City awarded for economic development

FORT WORTH - Thur-sday, Oct. 6, the city of Ferris  was awarded the Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) for communities under 5,000 in population by ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 11:03:00

County response averts tragedy

WAXAHACHIE - Planning and preparation were obvious in the expert response to the Monday, Oct.3 devastating fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie – ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 11:02:00

New high school to be dedicated

DALLAS – Dallas Independent School District will dedicate the renovated Wilmer-Hutchins High School on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Dallas ISD Board President Lew Blackburn, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:59:00

Simply Speaking: Voting suggestions

Tuesday, Nov. 8 is the day on which we have an opportunity to vote for or against ten (10) proposed amendments to the state constitution, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:59:00

Guest Editorial: ‘We the people’ ... Our heritage has been hijacked

Fred Orr Former Texas House of Representatives member As we listened to the recent speech by President Obama regarding the jobs debacle, the question came to mind … ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:58:00

Obama ignores history only to repeat it

Barack Hussein Obama needs to take a lesson from history. After all, those who ignore history are bound to repeat it; at least that’s what ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:58:00

Constitutional Thinking: Waking up is hard to do

Americans have been unknowingly, deliberately dumbed down for so long on politics, economics and history, that it is difficult for them to wake up to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:57:00

The judgment seat of Christ

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:57:00

One of the most important feast days in the Scriptures is Yom Kippur

Q. All through the Torah animals are treated with kindness and cruelty was not allowed. So was the killing of the azazel goat on Yom ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:56:00

SAGU lose heartbreaker

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Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:55:00

Ferris beats Kemp in the ‘Battle of the Jackets’

Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press Ferris - The Ferris Jackets and the Kemp Jackets met on Ferris’s home turf Friday, Oct. 6 to decide who ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:54:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ALMA Sept. 6 Leaving scene of accident, 500 block SW Interstate Highway 45 Service Road, unknown suspect struck the complainant with his vehicle’s side mirror. The suspect ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:44:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 2 – 6 Noe L. Castillo, w/m, 31, no driver license Rogelio Mendez, w/m, 39, Dallas Sheriff’s office TCIC/NCIC fraud Lorenzo Hernandez, w/m, 22, public intoxication Lukman Fadahunsi, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:39:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 6 - 9 Ramodrick Waters, speeding Derrick Sargent, mtr-parole Maribel Garcia, driving while intoxicated Richard Becks, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz, driving while license invalid Mickey R. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:39:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 3 – 10 Amber K. Bishop, 40, no seat belt-driver, no seat belt-passenger, failure to appear Steven L. Brown, 40, fail to report change of address/name, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:39:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 7 Jerry Smith, b/m, 40, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz, possession of controlled substance pg1 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:38:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 3 – 9 Traffic stops 22 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 91 Business/building cks 118 Neighborhood checks 298 Total primary calls for service 25 Avg. unit rspnse time 4 min ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:38:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 2 – 8 Alejandro Becerra, 24, driving while intoxicated Joel R. Gomez, 33, driving while intoxicated Oscar L. Medrano, 38, assault causes bodily injury, family violence, interfere ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:26:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 Nicole S. White, b, 42, Glenn Heights PD warrants Lee D. Moore, b, 26, Glenn Heights PD warrants Roderick E. Whitehead, b, 45, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:20:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 3 – 9 Andrew Anderson, 28, driving while license invalid-enhanced Reginald McCullar, 50, duty upon striking fixture under $200, traffic arrest Amber Castillo, 29, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:19:00

More than Books...

KATHY HARRINGTON The Ferris Public Library has recently added more than 30 biographies and numerous geography and history books to our elementary and junior sections.  Another service ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:14:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 13 & 20, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:11:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby's Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 6 & 13, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage, wishing to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:07:00

City of Hutchins Proposes Reinvestment Zone #2011-1

Publised in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City of Hutchins, Texas proposes to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 10:05:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 13 & 20, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE  OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC. In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 59 of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 09:50:00

Red Oak Jazzercise ® hosts free Open House Monday, Oct. 24

Linda Frazier, a Red Oak-area Jazzercise instructor, will offer a free-for-all Jazzercise Open House to celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary of Jazzercise classes in Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2011 13:26:00

October 11, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day

Rick Perry has most at stake in latest Republican presidential debate German Solar Developer Says Auf Wiedersehen to the U.S. Texas driving its cattle north amid drought US ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2011 13:24:00

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Al-Qaeda Questions Legality of Killing U.S. Citizen

Occupy Wall Street: Blame yourself Al-Qaeda Questions Legality of Killing U.S. Citizen Joe the Plumber files papers to run for Congress Cain: 'Why Don't You Move the Demonstrations ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2011 13:14:00

Feral Hog Dilemma to be Addressed at Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors

TEMPLE, TX (October 10, 2011)--The feral hog dilemma in Texas seems to be a curse that won’t go away, but rather seems to be intensifying.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2011 13:10:00

Opinion: President Obama's Attack on the Oil Companies

Institute for Policy Innovation A widely recognized economic principle is that when you subsidize something, you get more of it, and when you tax it, you ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2011 13:07:00

Westbound I-30 at Zion Road Closed this Weekend

Traffic detoured to frontage road DALLAS COUNTY – Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation is allowing the closure of westbound Interstate 30 mainlanes just east ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2011 15:46:00

Dallas Baptist pastor taken to task

Baptist pastor taken to task Popular radio and television commentator Glenn Beck wrapped up the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, Sunday in a wave ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2011 15:42:00

GOP Vows Retaliation After Reid Uses Nuclear Option in Senate

GOP Vows Retaliation After Reid Uses Nuclear Option in Senate   Maher Tells Conservatives: Do Not Try to Claim Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs   Ron Paul Wins Values ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2011 07:27:00

October 10, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day

Alabama Immigration Law Challenged Again: U.S. Government Seeks Injunction Farmers markets offer opportunity for livestock producers to reach consumers House Committee to Subpoena Holder in 'Fast and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2011 07:24:00

October 8, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day

Why is Eric Holder Still AG? Stunning Poll: Cain Up 20% Over Romney, Beating Obama Patriot: Navy Orders NFL Player to Report for Duty Obama Administration Considered Giving ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2011 07:22:00

Comptroller announces sales tax exemptions

AUSTIN — Beginning Jan.1, 2012, farm, ranch and timber operators who produce agricultural and timber products for sale will need a special registration number to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 21:01:00

Letters to the Editor: Enough!

The behavior of the Executive and Legislative branches of the government during the recent debate on raising the nation’s debt limit is a clear example ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 21:00:00

Simply Speaking: Representatives of whom!?

In view of commissioners court raising our taxes on Sept. 26, in spite of strong citizen participation at the public hearings, with near 100 percent ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:59:00

The skunk at the garden party

If you want to be a skunk at the garden party just let it be known in a meeting with Democrats you are a supporter ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:59:00

Constitutional Thinking: Making important decisions

With the 2012 Election season picking up intensity as it draws ever closer, I have been bothered by comments I hear from people about why ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:58:00

I’m having an out-of-cash experience

I have read of people who testified to the fact that they have had an out of body experience. After meeting some of these people ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:57:00

Paul himself believed everything that agreed with the Law and the prophets

During the last several weeks we have looked at the Apostle Paul and what he taught and there is no doubt that he taught the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:57:00

Need your Friday Night Lights fix?

RED OAK - Since the Red Oak Hawks are off this Friday, Oct. 7 there’s still another Red Oak Varsity football team playing Friday night.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:56:00

Hawks edge Terrell 28-21

Courtesy SportsDay HS RED OAK - Austin VanHove (#10) ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Red Oak handed Terrell its third straight loss.  Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:56:00

Lady Hawks ‘just win’

RED OAK - A sign in the stands said it all last Friday night, “We just win.”  The Lady Hawks hosted the Lady Tigers from Terrell ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:55:00

SAGU lose to No. 11 ranked team, 56-17

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assemblies of God University hosted the Central State Football League’s #11 ranked team, Southern Nazarene University from Oklahoma Saturday, Oct. 1 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:44:00

Heavy traffic, orange barrels ahead for Texas-Oklahoma game travel

Submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation  AUSTIN -As thousands of football fans converge on North Texas this weekend for the Red River Rivalry game between the Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:44:00

Ellis County Marriages

Sept. 9-15 Robert Chadwick Chaney and Shannon Christin Hackney Tony Ross Dawson and Melissa Linn Kizer Johnny Michael Jones and Samantha Jo Kissee Joel Todd Martin and Robin Denise ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:43:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 25 – Oct. 2 Anthony Ford, b/m, 51, Wilmer PD x3 Terrance Williams, b/m, 19, Wilmer PD x1 Mart Parker, w/m, 36, Wilmer PD x2 Tina G. Avalos, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:43:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 28 – Oct. 3 William A. Dietrich, theft greater than $50 less than $500 Mellany L. Cobb, 28, theft greater than $50 less than $500, expired ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:42:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 26 – Oct. 3 Narcorik L. Anderson, 30, driving while license invalid, failure to appear, no driver license, failure to appear Royce D. Ashton, 38, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:42:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 Traffic stops 12 Citations issued 4 Vacation house check 106 Business/building cks 100 Neighborhood checks 294 Total primary calls for service 24 Avg. unit rspnse time 4 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:41:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 25 – Oct. 1 Albert Baker, 40, N. Richland Hills Pd warrant, Midlothian PD warrant Chad W. Murray, 41, driving while intoxicated 2nd Robert D. Benham, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:41:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 Robbie Brooker, b/f, 22, warrant-Glenn Heights David McKinley Blythe, b/m, 23, Dallas County Sheriff’s office Felix Jose Rivas, w/m, 43, expired driver license Latonya ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:40:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23 – 29 Breon N. Ward, f, 24, Mesquite PD warrant, fail to id-fugitive Mario Rodriguez, m, 34, no driver license, immigration hold Courtney J. Durham, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:40:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 25 – Oct. 2 Rogelio Rosales, 33, w/m, no driver license Josefina Estrada, 34, w/f, Balch Springs PD warrants Michael Q. Salazar, 33, w/m, Ferris PD warrants Joseph ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:38:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 Howard Romaro, 17, criminal mischief greater than $50 less than $500 Kenney Temisha, 24, warrant-non EPD charges Francisco Malagon-Robles, 19, reckless driving David Plasek, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:36:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby's Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 6 & 13, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage, wishing to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:34:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 20:31:00

Politically Incorrect Headlines - Shock: Obama Marched With New Black Panther Party

Today's Featured Article:. Shock: Obama Marched With New Black Panther Party HOT VIDEO: The Obama Presidency, by the Numbers Ominous Video: Hackers Say They Will 'Erase' NYSE ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 11:17:00

FREE admission: 6th Annual Oktoberfest, October 7 & 8, 2011

2011 Oktoberfest public festival plans more to see and more to do. Local Business Becomes Major Sponsor of Oktoberfest LANCASTER - The Oktoberfest Committee is pleased to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 11:02:00

October 5, 2011 - Today's News

Today's Featured Item: Reid Blocks Jobs Bill. Obama Blames GOP  Fast and Furious Scandal: New Documents Contradict Holder Obama Says He Is Underdog in 2012 Presidential Election Has ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 10:53:00

High-value vetronics & robotics

Defense technology firms are delivering innovative, rugged electronics systems and components to meet the needs of vetronics end users and engineers challenged by strict size, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/05/2011 10:49:00

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